About server hardware

A server hardware resource represents an instance of a server being managed or monitored by HPE OneView.

For a managed server hardware resource, the configuration can be applied by assigning a server profile to it.

Servers are associated with a server hardware type. A server hardware type captures the details of the relevant physical configuration for server hardware and defines which settings are available to server profiles that are to be assigned to that type of server hardware.

Servers can be added into HPE OneView as either Managed or Monitored.


HPE OneView manages the server enabling you to apply configurations, assign server profiles, monitor operation status, collect statistics, and alert users to specific conditions. Server blades that are in a managed enclosure will automatically be added as managed. Managed servers require an HPE OneView Advanced or an HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO license.


HPE OneView monitors the hardware for inventory and hardware status only. The server is managed outside of HPE OneView. Server blades that are in a monitored enclosure are added as monitored. Server chassis that are in a rack manager are added as monitored. Monitored servers use a free license called HPE OneView Standard.

You cannot remove a server that is part of an enclosure or rack manager from the Server Hardware screen. You must remove the rack manager using the Rack Managers screen. Removing a rack manager from management removes its servers, partitions, and associations.

A chassis that is not associated with the partition is known as unused chassis. An unused chassis is discovered as a server hardware on the Server Hardware screen. You can monitor the fan inventory, power supply inventory, and alerts for an unused chassis.