About HPE OneView Advanced licensing for managing server hardware

This topic provides information about licensing for server hardware including server blades and rack mount servers. This section applies to HPE OneView Advanced and HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO licenses only.

The appliance uses server-based licensing, but server blades and rack mount servers are managed differently. Server blade licenses are managed at the enclosure level, and rack mount server licenses are managed at the server level. When you add an enclosure, you specify a license policy for all server blades in the enclosure. When you add a rack mount server, you specify a license type for that server. Both policy and type refer to either of the two licenses: HPE OneView Advanced or HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO.

  • Server hardware without an iLO Advanced license does not display utilization data.

  • Rack mount servers without an iLO Advanced license cannot access the remote console.

NOTE:

When adding server hardware that was purchased with an embedded (integrated) HPE OneView license, the license type embedded on the server hardware will be used, regardless of the license type that you select.

Changing server hardware license type

You can change the license type for server hardware as noted below.
  • If the server hardware does not have an HPE OneView license applied, you can change the license type at any time.

  • If the server hardware already has an HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO applied, you can change the license type to HPE OneView Advanced, as long as there are HPE OneView Advanced licenses available.

  • If the server hardware already has an HPE OneView Advanced license applied, you cannot change the license type.