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How-To: enable Adaptive Optimization on HPE StoreVirtual 3200

One of the nice features of the new StoreVirtual 3200 system is the support for performance tiering to SSD. HPE calls this, similar to 3PAR, Adaptive Optimization. In this article I will describe the process how to enable Adaptive Optimization. Know that for using this feature you will need the Advanced Data Services license and at least 4 SSD disks. Due to the active/active controller configuration 2 RAID 1 sets will be created. 6 SSD’s or more allow RAID5… Setup In my SV3200 I have 8 SAS drives configured in 2 RAID5 devices of 4 disks each in 1...

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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 the things to think about when designing, sizing and implementing the solution: Architectural overview Reference configurations Performance estimates Networking...

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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 long-existing Lefthand solutions was scale-out. You start with 2 nodes and can grow to 16 nodes when needed. Other important feature was multi-site awareness with...

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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’ showing that major and/or minor updates are available for this system. When clicking on these donuts you are instantly redirected to the Software Updates pages, which can be...

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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 console and software update guide.   Installation: Each controller in the system has a dedicated MGMT management and 2 1GbE ports. Depending of your system there may be 2 additional 1GbE or 10GbE...

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