You may have noticed something different in HP’s latest ProLiant G6 server announcements. Something called the HP ProLiant Onboard Administrator that doesn’t have anything to do with blades! For example, this page from HP.COM: HP ProLiant Onboard Administrator

This is confusing, since most blade users know that the Onboard Administrator is the HP BladeSystem chassis management module (the “OA”). To help distinguish the “old” OA from the “new” OA, HP is now calling the chassis management module the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator. In addition, the ProLiant Onboard Administrator is now “powered by Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2)”.

I don’t like these new names, but I’ll try to be consistent with them as I update my blog.