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HP SmartStart Scripting Toolkit SW - Overview

Product description

The Scripting Toolkit simplifies high volume ProLiant server deployment by delivering a hands-off, unattended installation and configuration solution.

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Product features

HP offers the new SmartStart Scripting Toolkit Win32 and Linux Edition. The Scripting Toolkit simplifies high volume ProLiant server deployment by delivering a hands-off, unattended installation and configuration solution. Using SmartStart technology, the Scripting Toolkit provides a flexible way to create standard server configuration scripts. These scripts are used to automate many of the manual steps in the server configuration process. This automated process cuts time from each server deployment, making it possible to scale servers to high volumes in rapid fashion.

The SmartStart Scripting Toolkit supports ProLiant ML/DL 300, 500 and 700 series, and BL servers. The Scripting Toolkit includes a modular set of utilities and important documentation that describe how to apply these tools to build an automated server deployment process. The SmartStart Scripting Toolkit is designed for IT experts with experience in scripting operating system installations and configuring ProLiant server hardware. Click here for the latest features .

Feature
Description
SmartStart Technology
Utilizes proven technology to provide a consistent and reliable server configuration.
Replication Utilities
Provide an easy way to create and copy server hardware, array and RILOE and iLO configuration script files.
Configuration Files
Provide a flexible way to edit standard hardware configuration files.
Scripting
Enables the IT administrator to script server configuration files and link to the unattend installation tools of the operating system. Win32 uses CMD or batch file scripting and Linux uses BASH scripting languages.
Migration Utility for Win32 environment
Converts existing DOS data files from your scripts built with the Toolkit DOS Version into Win32 files.
Feature comparison
DOS
Linux
Win32
Memory Space >1MB
No
Yes
Yes
Runs 32 bit applications
No
Yes
Yes
Fits on Floppy (1.44MB)
Yes
No
No
Works with PXE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Perl/Advanced scripting Support
No
Yes
Yes
Visual Basic Support
No
No
Yes
WMI Support
No
No
Yes
Online for capturing system info
No
Yes
Yes
Deploys Windows
Yes
Yes
Yes
Deploys Linux
No
Yes
No

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SmartStart scripting toolkit benefits

  • "Rack and Go" unattended installation frees up scarce IT resources

    Rack the server, provide power and network connection, insert the bootable CD and go. By combining scripts for server configuration and operating system installation, IT administrators can rapidly configure a new server and installation the operating system in a hands-off unattended manner.

  • Scales to support high volume server deployments lowering cost/server as more are deployed
  • Delivers consistent server configurations across multiple servers
  • Integrates into popular methods for operating system deployment
  • "Best Practices" guide provides valuable examples on how to build scripts that integrate ProLiant specific server configuration

Advantages

  • Flexible and customizable scripts for fast and effective server deployment
  • Lowers server deployment cost
  • Scales to support high volume server deployment
  • Provides easy to understand documentation with how-to information
  • Builds automated server deployment solution

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Software overview

Feature
Description
Supported server operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise and Web Edition

  • Linux

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