Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!
Feb17

Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!

With all the spotlights on the big HPE 3PAR storage announcement some days ago, I notice that not everyone is aware of the release of a new storage whitepaper called HPE StoreVirtual VSA Ready Nodes. Which is IMHO also a big step forward for everyone busy with StoreVirtual VSA. So what is this all about and why is it important? This document is THE BIBLE for everyone that wants to start with StoreVirtual VSA. It contains a list of all...

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HPE StoreVirtual 3200 becomes mature with new software update 13.5
Jan11

HPE StoreVirtual 3200 becomes mature with new software update 13.5

HPE announced today the next version of its StoreVirtual OS version SVOS 13.5. Current version at release of the SV3200 was 13.0, with an update  a little after the latest version now was 13.1. Procedure how to update is explained in another blog article on www.bitcon.be. This new version brings 2 important features that we were missing with the initial release of the product in 2015. One of the most important features of the...

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How-to: update StoreVirtual 3200
Jan10

How-to: update StoreVirtual 3200

With the release of the new StoreVirtual 3200 with its new OneView-like StoreVirtual Management Console SVMC means as well that the procedure to update the system changed compared to the previous CMC node upgrades. In the past all nodes were upgraded automatically one by one after having synchronized all data, in the new dual-controller system things slightly change. When logging on to the new SVMC GUI you will find some ‘donuts’...

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How-To: initial deployment and configuration of HPE StoreVirtual 3200
Oct19

How-To: initial deployment and configuration of HPE StoreVirtual 3200

With the release of the StoreVirtual 3200 some time ago, HPE released a completely new product leaving all procedures and best practices behind. Therefore, this is a good moment to try out this new storage system and check out its deployment. First we look for the latest version of the manuals which can be found here: http://www.hpe.com/info/StoreVirtual3200Manuals You’ll find various guides like the installation, user, management...

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HPE introduces StoreVirtual 3200: revolution instead of evolution
Aug15

HPE introduces StoreVirtual 3200: revolution instead of evolution

HPE just eannounced its next generation of StoreVirtual products. The current (physical) StoreVirtual 4000 platform is based on Proliant Gen8 hardware, it would be logic to move on to the current Gen9 hardware. For several reasons HPE has chosen to go for a complete new hardware platform. This new hardware is called StoreVirtual 3200 and combines several features from the current StoreVirtual platform as well as features from the...

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