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HP Oneview 1.10 is there including 3PAR support!

HP Oneview 1.10 is there including 3PAR support!

HP released today its latest version of its converged infrastructure management solution Oneview 1.10. At the most recent HP Discover in Las Vegas in June, this was one of the big announcements made. This update release supports HP BladeSystem, HP Virtual Connect, 3PAR StoreServ storage and HP Proliant (DL) Rack servers. The initial releases could only be installed on VMware ESXi hosts, new in 1.10 is the support for Microsoft Hyper-V as...

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New whitepaper on Microsoft Exchange 2013 Data Protection with HP 3PAR Storage and CommVault Simpana

New whitepaper on Microsoft Exchange 2013 Data Protection with HP 3PAR Storage and CommVault Simpana

Hp released this new whitepaper on data protection for Microsoft Exchange mailboxes on 3PAR storage and the Commvault Simpana integration. The consumerization of IT and the proliferation of BYOD have exemplified the need for 24X7 access to information. Email communication, a corner stone of every business – small to large enterprises has become one of the most business critical workloads amplifying  the need for a strong data protection to...

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HP Service Pack for Proliant 2014.06 available

HP Service Pack for Proliant 2014.06 available

HP released today the latest version of its Service Pack for Proliant (SPP) bundle. HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This solution uses HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) as the deployment tool and is tested on all HP ProLiant Gen8, G7, and earlier servers as defined in the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide found at...

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A closer look at the HP 3PAR announcements made at HP Discover Las Vegas: Deduplication and SSD news

A closer look at the HP 3PAR announcements made at HP Discover Las Vegas: Deduplication and SSD news

This year HP made some cool announcements again on the 3PAR storage platform in Las Vegas. The 2 most important ones were the new 1,92TB SSD and hardware deduplication. The result of these 2 updates is that HP can deliver the performance of SSD storage for the (street) price of 15k SAS drives: around 2$/GB. Thanks to the several features and software updates in the last year, HP made it possible to lower the all-flash storage by 85%. So...

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HP Discover 2014 Las Vegas wrap-up

HP Discover 2014 Las Vegas wrap-up

Here is my wrap-up of the HP Discover 2014 event in Las Vegas. I was invited again this year by HP ExpertOne to be a trainer for the new Building Server Solutions class, to prepare my students (from almost everywhere in the world) to pass the HP0-S40 exam… Got great feedback, and a lot of positive exam results… Great job!      Since I was in Vegas my good friend @HPStorageGuy aka Calvin Zito (blog) invited me to join the HP independent...

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How HP make Converged Storage come true

How HP make Converged Storage come true

When I write this blog post I am teaching a HP Storage class in London… Instead of going into the city I choose to write this post… Because every time again people ask me “What is convergence and why do we need it? First things first… My fellow Calvin Zito aka HPStorageGuy created this great chalktalk about the basics of convergence and a nice look at the competition, as an example of how it should not be…...

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A closer look : HP StoreVirtual NetworkRAID explained

A closer look : HP StoreVirtual NetworkRAID explained

Since HP decided to deliver a free 1TB version of the StoreVirtual VSA with (almost) every HP Proliant Gen8 server, I notice that more and more of my customers are interested in ‘Lefthand’ storage. The fact that I tell them that my VSA based SAN volumes in my home lab/datacenter has an uptime of 4,5 years now also helps them to get started with this IMHO powerfull storage platform. So the last months I had to explain quite often what is so...

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HP for Dummies

HP for Dummies

Whatever for dummies seems to be quite popular liturature these days. Did you know that HP also has quite some publications on their technology in this format? Find here an overview of the most popular ones. I will update this list when I find any new publications. If you find some others as well, let me know!   - Server Management for Dummies - Insight Control for Dummies - Converged Infrastructure for Dummies - Virtual Connect for...

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HP launches its next generation entry level storage MSA1040

HP launches its next generation entry level storage MSA1040

HP announced today the release of their next (4th) generation of its entry level storage platform MSA. Last year there was the announcement of the MSA2040 besides the existing P2000 G3 array. MSA2040 featured more performance thanks to the availability of more cache in the controller (4GB), 16Gb FC connectivity and SSD support. This made the MSA2040 more a performance model on top of the existing P2000 G3 model instead of a replacement of...

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What about HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains?

What about HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains?

I got several (more and more) questions around HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains. Is it actually supported or not? Can it be done online? What about VCEM? Stacked enclosures? Well I want to point for this kind of information to a great document that HP published recently: Transitioning a Virtual Connect Configuration to HP OneView The document explains what is currently supported and what is not supported. Also be aware that...

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