On April 28, 2017, Hewlett Packard Enterprise IT Service Management Automation Suite 2017.04 has been released for general availability.
HPE IT Service Management Automation is HPE’s analytics-driven, highly automated service desk, including ITIL process orchestration, automated discovery and configuration management, and asset management.
HPE ITSM Automation Suite 2017.04 in containers
Based on the recently announced HPE ITOM Container Deployment Foundation, ITSM Automation Suite Express Edition is now available in containers for the first time. With this, Service Manager, Smart Analytics, Service Manager Service Portal and Universal CMDB can now be deployed in containers as a single ITSM solution suite, easily and fast.
If you are looking for a more traditional deployment, HPE ITSM Automation Suite 2017.04 is also available for classic deployment. Depending on the version you select—either Suite Edition, Express or Premium—the version includes licenses and software of the latest versions of Service Manager, Smart Analytics, Universal CMDB, Universal Discovery, Operations Orchestration and Asset Manager releases.
Enhancements made to the latest software versions include:
Service Manager 9.52
Service Portal enhancements
Process Designer for Configuration Management
Simplified Hot Topic Analytics configuration
Configuration Management System (CMS) 10.32
Automated Service Modelling comes free of charge
AWS and Microsoft Azure discovery extensions
Arxview integration improvements
Juniper layer 2 device discovery
Asset Manager 9.63
UsageHub Integration for internal license tracking
ConnectIT support for DB2 10.5 and 11.1, and for SCCM 2016
True innovation - ITSM Automation deploys and runs in containers
The HPE Container Deployment Foundation is based on Docker containers and Google Kubernetes orchestration. It enables new delivery options, orchestration, and management capabilities for HPE’s container-based ITOM Suites. IT Service Management Automation Suite Express Edition in containers provides many benefits including:
Fast and easy container-based deployment.
All components are bundled as a suite, installed as containerized applications, and integrated automatically, providing a seamless user experience.
Simplified database preparation and configuration - the suite installation wizard provides an intuitive user interface for easy database configuration and connection verification.
Centralized user authentication and single sign-on via the ITSM Automation Suite Portal.
Simplified suite-level licensing, only requiring two license files