The following new features are fully supported in HPE OneSphere.
View and manage cost analytics in a new Insights feature
HPE OneSphere collects data about costs associated with your public and private provider accounts, and displays them as an interactive dashboard view and as downloadable reports. Both the dashboard view and the reports option allow you to configure data from multiple categories, including provider type, account information, region, date range, and more. Currently, HPE OneSphere only shows costs/rates in US dollars ($).
The new, improved Insights feature in HPE OneSphere replaces an older version of Insights.
See Managing and viewing cost analytics (Insights).
Deploy a Kubernetes cluster and container apps to a VMware vSphere environment
HPE OneSphere enables you to deploy a Kubernetes cluster to your private VMware vSphere based cloud. This support includes creating virtual machines on demand, installing all required software on the virtual machines, and orchestrating formation of the cluster. Load balancer capabilities are built into Kubernetes clusters that are deployed from the HPE OneSphere catalog. You can also deploy applications to Kubernetes clusters hosted on VMware virtual machines using publicly available Helm Charts and Docker images through the HPE OneSphere catalog.
After deployment of the cluster, kube_config is accessible from the HPE OneSphere portal and the cluster can be accessed using the kubectl command from a command line.
See and Registering a catalog and Deploying virtual machines and containers to the private cloud (VMware vSphere).
View private zone cluster resource usage and metadata
The HPE OneSphere portal displays additional information about each connected private zone (VMware vSphere) cluster, host, and KVM servers. This information includes CPU, Memory, attached data storage and allocated storage size, and the number and names of physical servers that comprise a cluster. The data store usage details will be available only for the enabled. These details provide administrators with information about the type of workloads and the projects that should be supported with a particular private cloud deployment.
See Managing private cloud providers.
Connect a vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS)-based VMware vSphere environment to HPE OneSphere
HPE OneSphere adopts Neutron, an OpenStack networking framework that is actively developed and supported by the OpenStack community, as the underlying networking framework.
HPE OneSphere discovers and imports the networks and components attached to the vSphere Distributed Switch specified in the HPE OneSphere Connect application. Project administrators can then assign the discovered networks to projects within HPE OneSphere and deploy resources to it through the HPE OneSphere portal and API.
A hybrid vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) and vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) configuration is supported. In this configuration, VM networking for VM deployments is configured on vDS. The network segment configuration for the HPE OneSphere Controller can be on vDS or vSS, and VMkernel services (for example management and vMotion) and other networks can remain on vSS.
See Connecting to HPE OneSphere for the first time and Issues and suggested actions.
Onboard an Amazon Web Services (AWS) public billing account and member account
The AWS public cloud provider onboarding experience has been changed to provide additional flexibility in managing AWS account information. You can now add a public billing account (that corresponds to an AWS payer account) from the Settings > Public Billing Account screen in the HPE OneSphere portal. You add AWS public cloud accounts (that correspond to AWS member accounts) from the Projects > Public Accounts screen.
See Managing Amazon Web Services public providers.
Deploy a Kubernetes cluster to a connected Amazon Web Services provider
Includes creating virtual machines on demand, installing all required software on the virtual machines, and orchestrating formation of the cluster. After deployment of the cluster, kube_config is accessible from the UI and the cluster can be accessed using the kubectl command from a command line.
In addition, Kubernetes cluster environment capacity, security, and high availability is expanded with support for managing the deployment of Kubernetes clusters directly within the AWS Autonomous Zone hosting the clusters. This provides improved integration between HPE OneSphere Kubernetes lifecycle management and the container-based workload deployments.
See Deploying virtual machines and containers.
Deploy a Docker container image/Helm chart to a Kubernetes cluster in AWS
Includes deploying selected container image/Helm charts from the HPE OneSphere catalog, performing updates, viewing deployment status and deleting the container/helm chart.
See Deploying virtual machines and containers.
Generate, store, and access operational audit logs
This feature enhances auditing of the HPE OneSphere management service to include improved tracking of events on customer's multi-cloud infrastructure, details about users' activities, and historical tracking of user administrative actions completed through the HPE OneSphere portal or REST API. Customers can request a copy of the audit logs by raising a case with HPE OneSphere support.
See Engaging HPE Pointnext Cloud CoE Support.
Improved monitoring and alarm management
Monitoring and alerting updates provide a scalable and highly available architecture for managing monitoring operations in the application hosting environments both in the publicly hosted clouds and private infrastructures managed through HPE OneSphere.