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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!   - Insight Control for Dummies - Converged Infrastructure for Dummies - Virtual Connect for Dummies - DDR3 for Dummies -...

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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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HP Remote Support even gets easier with Direct Connect

HP Remote Support even gets easier with Direct Connect

With the release of the new Service Pack for Proliant SPP 2014.02 there is also a new firmware 1.40 for the ILO4 in all Gen8 Proliant Servers. So what, just an update, right? Not really. One of the cool features in this version is the availability of Insight Remote Support Direct Connect. Until now Remote Support needed an additional component called Insight Remote Support (current version at publication 7.0.8) which acts as central proxy...

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Version 1.05 of HP Oneview released for download

Version 1.05 of HP Oneview released for download

3 months after the release of Oneview 1.0 and 1.01, HP has released the next version of its next generation ‘converged management’ platform HP Oneview. This new update is rather important (let’s say long awaited) since this version enables (finally) active/active connections possibility in the Virtual Connect configuration. Version 1.0 and 1.01 supported only active/passive connections. The full list of changes and...

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New whitepaper on HP Proliant and D6000 Storage solution with Exchange 2013 resiliency

New whitepaper on HP Proliant and D6000 Storage solution with Exchange 2013 resiliency

HP released a new whitepaper for companies who are planning to deploy medium and large Exchange environments on HP infrastructure. All the information is based on the Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP) – Storage program. This solution implements the Database Availability Group (DAG) mailbox resiliency feature found in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (Exchange). This feature is the base component of the high...

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Important updates for System Center integration in HP Insight Control 7.3.1

Important updates for System Center integration in HP Insight Control 7.3.1

HP released an update for the HP Insight Control components running on top of HP Systems Insight Manager. This update is released as version 7.3.1. Insight Control is essential server management that enables customers to fully utilize the management capability built into ProLiant servers.  Insight Control delivers powerful capabilities that allow server administrators to proactively monitor ProLiant server health and performance (both...

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New whitepaper on HP MSA 2040 storage with Exchange 2013 & Hyper-V resiliency

New whitepaper on HP MSA 2040 storage with Exchange 2013 & Hyper-V resiliency

HP released a new whitepaper for small and midsize businesses that are planning to deploy and virtualize Exchange on HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Servers and HP MSA 2040 Storage. The solution allows the use of the Exchange mailbox resiliency database availability group (DAG) feature with the high-availability features of the HP MSA 2040 Storage; providing hardware efficiency and high availability for Exchange users. The solution design is a...

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new Service Pack for Proliant 2014.02 released

new Service Pack for Proliant 2014.02 released

HP released its latest version of the SPP aka Service Pack for Proliant. This new version 2014.02 will replace the previous version 2013.09. 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...

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A closer look at HP Oneview : Adding hardware

A closer look at HP Oneview : Adding hardware

After having deployed HP OneView and created a network configuration set, now we will import enclosures and servers into OneView. Blade enclosures will be added by connecting to their Onboard Administrator address, rack-mount servers will be discovered through its ILO. Some important notes! -        With this version of OneView 1.0 only Gen8 BL and DL Proliant servers will be discovered / recognized. -        Also version 1.0 does not...

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