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OpenStack for HP-UX


OpenStack for HP-UX offers customers the ability to use Integrity based servers and HP-UX Operating System in private cloud based environments. This product offering is ideal for organizations that are looking to modernize their infrastructure and move towards private cloud paradigm. Two flavors of this product are available. One is an extension to HPE Helion OpenStack 8.0 and other is based on Pike OpenStack. It adds support for Integrity based servers and HP-UX Operating System through OpenStack. In combination with world class capabilities provided by the HP-UX 11i v3 operating system, this solution helps create hybrid infrastructure that is agile and cost effective.

This version of the product supports the following features:

A. For Integrity based Bare-metal Servers

  • Discover Integrity server details and add them to resource pool

  • Enroll Integrity Bare-metal Servers into the resource pool

  • Administrator/User to perform power management on enrolled Bare-metal servers (Power ON/OFF)

  • Deploy HP-UX image (Standard HP-UX OE depot, Customized HP-UX OE depot and golden image) using Ignite-UX server

  • Remove the Integrity server from the resource pool

  • Terminal Console Access through web interface

B. For Integrity Virtual Machines and Virtual Partitions

  • Register an HPE Integrity Virtual Machine host as a compute node

  • Provision HPVM guest (vPar/VM) from a configured HPVM host

  • Carve out required resources (like CPU, Memory, etc) and provision an Integrity/HP-UX Virtual Machine

  • Deploy HP-UX image (Standard HP-UX OE depot, Customized HP-UX OE depot and golden image) using Ignite-UX server

  • Basic guest operations (like Start/Stop/Shutdown/etc).

  • Allocate storage from configured volume group for root disk

  • Capability to delete the Virtual Machine

  • Terminal Console Access through web interface

  • Provision network services

  • SSH key based authentication

  • Run user-defined script post provisioning

  • Cinder Features : Creation of Volume, Deletion of volume, Creation of Snapshot, Deletion of Snapshot, Attach and Detach 3PAR block storage

  • Deploy HP-UX on 3PAR cinder volume

  • Launch a new instance using a 3PAR cinder volume containing HP-UX boot image

  • Onboard existing guests into HPE Helion OpenStack for HPE Integrity

  • Supports HP-UX LVM as Cinder backend storage for IVM and vPar guests

  • Ability to Resize CPU and Memory of IVM and vPar guests

  • Ceilometer support for monitoring CPU, memory, and network usage of IVM and vPar guests

  • Onboarding existing guests along with volumes

  • Support for generic external storage as cinder backend for IVM and vPar

  • Enabled vlan backed vSwitch for HPVM network provisioning

  • Support for multipath for 3PAR block storage for IVM and vPar

  • Support for configuring multiple IP addresses for IVM and vPar during provisioning

C. For HPE 9000 containers

  • Creating, Starting, Stopping, Deleting a container

  • Addition of network interface

  • Setting CPU/Memory entitlements

  • Resizing the entitlement (reboot recommended)


For more information, see the "OpenStack for HP-UX v2.0 Release Notes" and "OpenStack for HP-UX v2.0 Administrator Guide here" here .

OpenStack for HP-UX supports provisioning of Integrity based servers, Virtual Partitions (vPars - 6.x releases), and Integrity Virtual Machine's (6.x release) running HP-UX 11i Version 3 (11.31).

Updated: September 2018

Additional product information
Product #: Z7550-02095
Version: 2.0
Software specification: HP-UX Utilities for Helion OpenStack (Z7550-02340.tar)
HP-UX Utilities package for OpenStack (Z7550-02341.tar)