Are you looking for a solution that helps deploy your server? Intelligent Provisioning is a server provisioning tool that is simple to use, offers fast deployment and gives flexibility on how to deploy servers. Intelligent Provisioning is an embedded solution in every HP ProLiant server that provides system configuration through a simple to use Wizard.

With Intelligent Provisioning all needed drivers and software tools are pre-loaded onto the server making it faster to deploy your server than with traditional media addressing the complexity of server deployment and eliminating server configuration steps. And once you’ve deployed your server, you can replicate those same configuration settings across other servers with flexible deployment settings via a USB key, iLO or Scripting Toolkits.

Intelligent Provisioning replaces SmartStart CDs and can be accessed during server boot by pressing F10 key to get started. Intelligent Provisioning replaces SmartStart CDs and is embedded on the ProLiant Gen8 server.

Press the F10 key during server boot to get started. It recognizes if system software is out-of-date and will automatically download the latest version and enables updates direct from the Internet.

It addresses the complexity of server deployment to eliminate 45% of server configuration steps, so customers can deploy their servers 3x faster and it supports a wide variety of OSes. (OS installation via Intelligent Provisioning is not supported on ProLiant Gen8 SL servers.)

What's new

  • Intelligent Provisioning v2.x will support all the new HP ProLiant Gen9 platforms, options and OSes. Version 1.6x will continue to support HP ProLiant Gen8 servers but no new features will be added.
  • Opt-in access to 1TB of free VSA is available through Intelligent Provisioning


Server Provisioning Software Embedded on the System Board Rather Than Using Media (CDs)

Intelligent Provisioning increases simplicity because there is no need for media (no SmartStart CDs); it is initiated by pressing F10 during server boot process. It contains all your needed firmware, drivers, and tools on the system board so the server is immediately ready for provisioning.
Fully integrated system and OS configuration tool eliminates 45% of your server installation and set-up steps, so you can deploy servers 3x faster.
Intelligent Provisioning quickly starts to communicate with the user and allows comprehensive system configuration prior to boot.

Includes the Configuration Utilities You Were Accustomed to with SmartStart, Plus Many New Ones

Intelligent Provisioning gives the ability to download drivers, firmware, and systems software by connecting directly to and to perform updates and install an OS in the same step.
Provides the ability to provision many servers remotely using HP iLO 4 and Intelligent Provisioning Deployment Settings capability.
Prevents configuration errors when deploying ProLiant servers by performing sequential updates.
Allows you to easily register for Insight Remote Support, download AHS logs, and perform diagnostics.
Provides “Deployment Settings” that allows creating and editing a collection of configuration settings, saving them in a portable package and deploying them 1: many servers via iLO4 or USB key.

Revised and Simplified User Interface (UI) OS Installation

Intelligent Provisioning simplifies system configuration with guided, profile-driven or scripted approaches for seamless integration with standard IT processes.
A "Recommended Install" for quick, one-click, simple, installation of both Windows and Linux OSes that has preset defaults and will perform a software and firmware update if the network is available.
Simplified "Custom Install" with a start to finish wizard that provides additional settings for network setup, server and RAID configuration, OS installation. Includes driver and firmware updates in the interview process.
A streamlined "Manual Install" that includes the necessary drivers specific to your OS installation without you searching the web
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