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Getting started with HP OneView and REST

Getting started with HP OneView and REST

Now that HP OneView evolves (1.10 was released with 3PAR support) I want to highlight also some other features which I think they will become more and more important in the near future. One of them is scripting. For that HP enables the use of REST API’s aka “REpresentational State Transfer Application Programming Interface”. It is an architectural style defined by Roy Fielding, principal author of the HTTP specification, that describes the...

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Script to rescan iSCSI targets for HP StoreVirtual VSA datastores

Script to rescan iSCSI targets for HP StoreVirtual VSA datastores

I see more and more 3-server-datacenter installations being deployed. I wonder if this has something to do with the popular VMware Essentials license bundle and/or the free StoreVirtual VSA that is given with each HP Proliant Gen8 server for free. And why not? My own BITCON datacenter VSA-based SAN volume has an uptime of more than 4,5 years at this moment, so it is great technology after all. However! When you are busy with extensive HA...

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HowTo: update HP OneView

HowTo: update HP OneView

Some weeks ago I wrote that HP had released the latest version of it’s next generation ‘converged’ management tool HP OneView 1.10. In this post I will show the procedure of the actual update. 1 thing that I will show here for sure is how easy it is, compared to the previous tool HP SIM with or without the Insight Control and Matrix Operating Environment. In the old days the update could be a ‘challenge’,...

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HowTo: update the HP 3PAR OS

HowTo: update the HP 3PAR OS

After having updated the Service Processor of our 3PAR environment, now it is time to update the 3PAR OS itself running on my 3PAR StoreServ array. So far, this process was always done/initiated by HP Support together with the customer. From version 3.1.3 on this process can be done by the customer itself by using the CSU (Customer Self Upgrade) procedures. These procedures can be found on the HP Enterprise Information Library. Be aware...

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HowTo: update the HP 3PAR Service Processor

HowTo: update the HP 3PAR Service Processor

All HP 3PAR StoreServ storage arrays are installed in combination with a physical (3PAR 7000 and 10000) or virtual Service Processor (3PAR 7000). This Service Processor  is one of the core components in the installation since it is permanently monitoring the 3PAR StoreServ and does alerting to HP and the customer in case of issues. It provides also remote management functionality to the HP Support team as well. For my customer I had to...

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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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