Server hardware licenses

HPE OneView requires a license for each server that it manages or monitors.

  • For monitored servers or enclosures, an HPE OneView Standard license is automatically applied at no charge.

  • For managed servers or enclosures, an HPE OneView Advanced or HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO license is required.

Purchasing factory-integrated (embedded) software and hardware provides the best licensing experience because the Advanced license is delivered on the hardware, and HPE OneView automatically adds the licenses to the license pool on discovery of the hardware.

If you purchase nonintegrated licenses, you must activate and register the licenses using the licensing portal at After you register your licenses, you add the license keys to the appliance (see Add a license key to HPE OneView for more information). For examples, see Licensing scenarios.