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IDC Analysis

The value of scaling up to HP-UX and business critical servers

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Because your business is always on

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When you need continuous computing for workloads vital to the enterprise, HP-UX is the answer. It provides a dynamic, highly secure and unified environment, built on the always-on resiliency demanded in mission-critical servers. The result is a proven infrastructure that accelerates business value and lowers your risk.

  • Mission-critical application availability for continuous operations
  • Stability and investment protection with decades of support
  • Highly-integrated UNIX for resiliency and ease of management

Why choose HP-UX?

  • HP-UX is #1 in customer satisfaction.1
  • HP Integrity and HP-UX power 100% of the telecommunications companies on the 2012 Global 100 list.2
  • HP Integrity and HP-UX power 75% of the pharmaceutical companies on the Fortune 100 list.3
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  1. HP Competitive Loyalty Survey, Ipsos Business Consulting, 2012
  2. 2012Global 100: CNN Money, July 23rd 2012
  3. Fortune 100: CNN Money May 21st 2012

Streamline your operations with the right UNIX computing environment

HP-UX 11i v3 comes in four different Operating Environments (OE) packages designed to ease your high availability UNIX experience:

  • Base OE (BOE), to get comprehensive security and system management
  • Virtualization Server OE (VSE-OE), if your focus is resource optimization
  • High Availability OE (HA-OE), to achieve the highest levels of uptime
  • Data Center OE (DC-OE) which combines the VSE and HA OEs, for maximum flexibility and availability

These software stacks run on the full range of Integrity servers and come pre-integrated and tested by HP engineering, so you can be assured that your UNIX environment is complete and built to work together. In addition, your operations are simplified, avoiding the need to obtain costly external integration services or manage the additional software and its support separately.


DataCenter Operating Environment (DC-OE)

Integrates functionality in VSEOE and HA-OE

High Availability OE
HA-OE adds:

  • Availabliity clusters –
    local and stretch
  • Availability toolkits for
    databases and Internet
  • lntuitive cluster
  • Pertormance analysis:
    system level
  • Advanced tile system and
    volume management

Base OE (BoE)
UNIX 0S plus:

  • System and power management
  • Networking
  • Hard partitions and containers
  • Comprehensive security for
    systems, data, and ldentlty;
    and auditing tools
  • Performance analysis kernel
    processes and applications
  • Baseflle system and volume

Virtual Server OE
VSE-OE adds:

  • Dedicated or shared
    resource virtualization
  • Capacity planning
  • Goal-based workload
  • Advanced infrastructure
  • Performance analysis:
    system level
  • Advanced file system and
    volume management
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HP-UX 11i v3 March 2015 Customer Webinar

Re-energize your mission-critical environment with NEW innovations for HP-UX

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IDC Analysis

The value of scaling up to HP-UX and business critical servers

Download the whitepaper

Reinforce your mission-critical environment

Benefit from HPE’s innovation in key areas of the HPE Integrity Servers and HP-UX 11i v3 portfolio.

With the HP-UX 11i v3 March 2016 release you can protect your digital enterprise while increasing its efficiency

Increase availability:

  • Serviceguard support for Oracle 12c
  • Enhancements to Auto Port Aggregation (APA) in the areas of: link failure detection, load distribution and increased Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) card limit (from 4 to 8)
  • Memory online add/delete/replace capabilities for Integrity Virtual Machines using Direct IO

Improve efficiency

  • With Ignite-UX now providing backup, archive & recovery support for Veritas File System 6.x
  • For virtualization with:
    - User Datagram Protocol (UDP) traffic over multi-queue infrastructure for Virtual Partitions v6
    - Virtual machine migration across disjoint N_Port ID virtualization (NPIV) fabrics
  • With higher performance:
    - Of LTO7 tape drive support
    - 2-4x higher than previous versions with HPE Storage 3PAR All Flash 8000 and 20000 series
  • With updated networking drivers & firmware: multi-Tx support for iexgbe driver

Continue proven stability with:

  • Extended security solutions of Open Source refresh:
    - PHP 5.6; Tomcat 7; OpenSSL
    - Kerberos client with Windows Server 2012 R2
    - LDAP-UX 5.02 support of Active Directory Server Windows 2012 R2
  • Peace-of-mind provided by a long HPE Integrity and HP-UX 11i v3 standard support life, until at least 2025

Check out more HP-UX 11i v3 enhancements listed in the Leverage the value of HP-UX 11i v3 technical white paper.


* Based on internal HP R&D testing February 2015, Bangalore, India. Individual results may vary.
Integrity server hardwareIntegrity server hardware

Highly resilient HPE Integrity server hardware delivering the high availability, scalability and operational efficiency critical for mission-critical environments.


Respond more rapidly to business requirements and reduce costs by enabling IT resources to be used efficiently with our comprehensive HP-UX Virtualization Continuum.


Manage your mission-critical workloads with flexibility and resiliency in a secure private cloud and see how HP's Mission-Critical Converged Infrastructure along with HP CloudSystem Matrix with HP-UX work to centralize your physical and virtual server, storage and networking resources for agile provisioning.


Achieve business continuity and reduce risk with HP Serviceguard Solutions---giving you protection against faults and enabling downtime-free maintenance through resiliency in every component, from CPU to solution.


Protect your vital data, systems and identities against external and internal threats, and facilitate regulatory compliance through HP-UX's certified security solutions.

Migrate to HP-UX 11iMigrate to HP-UX 11i

Migrate your vital workloads to HP-UX 11i v3 on HP Integrity systems i4 servers using our proven, low risk, and cost-effective migration frameworks tools and methodologies. Preserve your software assets, and take advantage of the latest advancements in HP's Integrity server infrastructure and strategic UNIX operating system.

Development and performance toolsDevelopment and performance tools

Build, edit, debug, and deploy your own applications for critical workloads using our rich HP-UX 11i application development environment, available through open source or partners.

System managementSystem management

Simplify manageability with our system management software including easy-to-use System Management Homepage and the wide range of management products available for HP-UX.

Storage managementStorage management

Increase flexibility and adaptability to manage your applications and data HP-UX 11 with filesystems and storage management tools. Learn more:

For manageability and performance with a simple and flexible tool that enables you to manage your environment dynamically.

A subsystem for managing your disk space with value-added features that enhance availability and performance.

For simplifying storage management, increasing system performance and providing immense scalability.

Utility Pricing SolutionUtility Pricing Solution

We offer Instant Capacity (iCAP) and Pay per use (PPU) under our Utility Pricing Solution portfolio that makes high availability more cost-effective.HP Instant Capacity for HP Integrity Servers is a highly virtualized, automated, and easily managed utility offering. It allows you to defer hardware costs, simplify capacity planning, improve resource utilization and eliminate over provisioning.HP Pay Per Use (PPU) systems enable you to instantly and cost-effectively scale IT environment to support growing needs. It is designed for businesses with widely varying or unpredictable demand for computing resources.

Internet and networking solutionsInternet and networking solutions

The core of HP-UX 11i networking is a versatile implementation of the TCP/IP stack, capable of simultaneous support for both version 4 and version 6 of the IP protocol. Built around that core are networking products in the areas of mobility, multimedia, Internet, and web services.


HP Technology Services offers a full lifecycle portfolio of consulting and support services. To provide a superior experience, services range from strategy and design, assessment, implementation, training and support.


HP Support Services

HP Support Services

Rely on our broad technology services support portfolio to take full advantage of the technology driving your business, so you can deliver value to your customers. We provide support how, when and where you want it.

HP IT Infrastructure Consulting Services

HP IT Infrastructure Consulting Services

With HP's assistance, effectively plan, build and manage your IT infrastructure and facilities for increased efficiency, agility and business continuity.

Financing for Integrity servers

Financing for Integrity servers

Finance your total HP Integrity Server solution with attractive terms from HP Financial Services.

Choose from a variety of educational and technical webinars and videos to improve your working knowledge of HP-UX 11i v3 features.


Knowledge on Demand

Technical insights to help you optimize your application software performance and your HP-UX 11i v3 systems.

Choose from a variety of technical Webcasts deliver how-to instruction in a one-hour presentation-plus-audio format.

Transition to HP-UX 11i v3Transition to HP-UX 11i v3
Development for C/C++Development for C/C++

HP-UX Gems

Watch the HP-UX Gems video podcasts highlighting ten features of HP-UX's powerful mission-critical capabilities to help you get even more out of your HP-UX investment.

Capacity Analysis

  • Enhanced capacity planning capabilities
  • Helps you identify over-used, unused or under-used servers

Mass Storage Stack

  • Fully re-architected with HP-UX 11i v3

NPIV support in HPVM and vPar 6.x guest

  • Effective virtualization of physical Fibre Channel ports
  • Improved scalability, security, and availability of storage

HP Caliper

  • Powerful, general-purpose performance tool
  • Helps you identify how to improve application performance

Dynamic Root Disk

  • HP-UX system administration toolset that creates system clones on inactive disks
  • Safely update and repair active disks and minimize downtime

Serviceguard Manager

  • Enables easy deployment of clusters, toolkits and extensions for HP-UX 11i systems

System Management Homepage

  • Web-based interface which simplifies server management

Insight Control Power Management

  • Datacenter power management tool that optimizes, monitors and controls for performance and cost

Locality Optimized Resource Alignment (LORA)

  • Framework for increasing system performance

HP-UX 11i licensing and investment protection

HP-UX 11i software licensing

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An HP-UX 11i software license is defined by the combination of HP Software licensing terms and End-user license agreements. The HP-UX 11i software license is a perpetual license which grants you the right to use the current version of the software and all previous versions. To obtain future software updates, software support with “rights to new versions” is available. HP also provides software investment protection with its HP-UX 11i software license transfer policy.

Read the HP-UX 11i software licensing terms (PDF, 176 KB)

Most HP-UX 11i software is licensed on a per-socket basis, although older HP-UX software supporting legacy Integrity and PA-RISC servers is still licensed on a per-core basis. Note that there are also a few products that are licensed on a per-server or per-cluster basis on all Integrity servers. Customers who purchase one of the HP-UX 11i v3 OE licenses also have a License to Use (LTU) the v1/v2 OEs, according to the mapping below.

Purchased HP-UX v3 OE HP-UX v3 OE License to Use HP-UX v1/v2 OE License to Use
 Base OE  Base OE  Foundation OE
 Technical Computing OE
 Virtual Server OE  Base OE
 Virtual Server OE
 Enterprise OE
 Foundation OE
 High Availability OE  Base OE
 High Availability OE
 Enterprise OE
 Foundation OE
 Data Center OE  Base OE
 Virtual Server OE
 High Availability OE
 Data Center OE
 Mission Critical OE
 Enterprise OE
 Foundation OE

Note that the prior version (v1/v2) license provided by the HP-UX 11i version 3 OE license applies to the package content of the designated original OE and the additional package content of the HP-UX v3 OE as long as the HP-UX 11i v1/v2 OE is running in the following ways:

  • Within an HP 9000 Container
  • Within an HP-UX 11i v2 guest in an HP-UX 11i v3 virtualized environment
  • Natively in an existing HP-UX v1/v2 environment where additional licenses are needed (e.g. when activating an iCAP core)

View the HP-UX 11i v3 OE contents and the value of upgrading from v2 to v3 (PDF, 541 KB)

HP-UX 11i Software Virtualization Licensing Policy

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This policy allows customers to purchase some software licenses for less than the full capacity of a server or hard partition (nPar) when the software will be run in an HP 9000 Container, an HP Integrity Virtual Machine (VM) or in an HP Virtual Partitions (vPar). This policy may help reduce customers’ licensing costs in some cases.

Note that to enable virtualization for a server or nPar, only the following Operating Environment (OE) software combination options can be licensed across all active cores or sockets:


1. DC-OE or VSE-OE or a combination of DC-OE and VSE-OE (recommended)

2. HA-OE and Integrity Virtual Machines or HP Virtual Partitions or Matrix OE – with this option, only BOE, HA-OE and standalone products can be licensed and run in the guest VMs or vPars

3. BOE and Integrity Virtual Machines or HP Virtual Partitions or Matrix OE - with this option, only BOE, HA-OE and standalone products can be licensed and run in the guest VMs or vPars

For most environments, it is usually more cost-effective to license one of the virtualized OEs, either DC-OE or VSE-OE, for the entire nPar or server. Taking this approach also means it will be easier to maintain software license compliance when the size or definition of the contents of a vPar or VM changes.

In addition to the licenses purchased in the options above, customers can cap their licensing costs for standalone software used within an HP 9000 Container, VM or vPar by purchasing only the number of per-core or per-socket licenses needed. This method is called “à la carte,” and the customer needs to carefully pre-define the size and contents of each HP 9000 Container or virtual partition, and make sure he maintains license compliance if there are any changes. Virtualization Licensing is not applicable for software licensed on a per-server or per-cluster basis. Some ISVs also have virtualization licensing policies that a customer can take advantage of to minimize software costs.