Author: bartheungens

Firmware management and reporting made easy: check out iLO Amplifier Pack

HPE released earlier this year a new tool to help the server admins with their daily challenges like firmware & patch management on their servers to become or stay compliant.  With the release of Gen10 and their security story behind it with the Silicon Roof of Trust this becomes even more important. HPE already has HPE OneView to do confirguration management which includes firmware management as well, but to get full functionality out there you need a OneView license per managed server. Well, now with this new iLO Amplifier Pack you get a free tool to do the basics....

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HPE releases OneView 3.10

HPE announced the newest version of its converged infrastructure management platform OneView 3.1 at HPE Discover early June. Now the software bits are available for download as well. So, what’s new in version 3.1? Storage Automation Profile driven automated volume provisioning with StoreVirtual: Version 2.0 added support for 3PAR storage automation, now you can connect your StoreVirtual virtual (VSA based) and physical StoreVirtual 3200 appliances as well under OneView control. Create volumes and attach them directly to the server from the OneView console. iSCSI boot & data volume access configuration is done automatically. 3PAR Thin Dedupe volume support is...

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HPE launch their next-gen (10) server platform

Big news at HPE Discover in Las Vegas: HPE announces their next generation server platform based on the new Intel Skylake processors, and will call these servers Gen10. Quite obvious with the current Gen9 series. Not all details were announced in Vegas however since we had to wait for the Intel announcements. Well it happened! Find here all details about Intel’s new processor family and HPE’s Gen10 servers.   New levels of Compute Intel released early July their next generation Xeon processors. Up to v4 we used to have 2600, 4600 and 8800 processors inside the 10, 100, 300...

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Getting ready for HPE Discover Las Vegas 2017

Every year in June HPE organizes its biggest customer and partner event in America: HPE Discover. As last year, it will be held at the Sands Expo in The Venetian in Las Vegas. I am honored that I can attend this great event again as an instructor and blogger. But there are much more reasons why you should attend this event: Must do’s: Visit the Transformation Zone. The 3 main area’s from HPE (transform to hybrid IT – enable the intelligent edge – empower the data-driven organization) will be everywhere again in this gigantic hall. Explore all the latest...

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HPE boosts performance with 5th generation MSA 2050/2052

Last year I wrote about the MSA 2042 being launched being a flash enabled performance model of the MSA 2040. Today HPE announced the 5th generation of its entry level storage platform: MSA 2050 and MSA 2052. So what’s new? What do you expect: faster CPU’s and double the cache compared to the previous generation enabling 200.000+ IOPS in an entry level low-cost solution. Feature set remains the same: MSA 2050 is Flash ready while MSA 2052 has by default 2 800GB SSD’s making the solution Flash enabled. There is also the MSA Advanced Data Services license enabling Thin...

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