3PAR Vision: Full view on your 3PAR array
Oct05

3PAR Vision: Full view on your 3PAR array

Lately we are getting spoiled when talking about 3PAR management interfaces… The legacy IMC got replaced by SSMC StoreServ Management Console. A simple OneView-like console to configure your 3PAR system. OneView itself allows you to create 3PAR volumes and assign them through a server profile quickly to 1 or more servers, including automatic zoning… Put the work of 3 people/teams just in 1 easy console. Recently StoreFront Remote was...

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HP CS200-HC hands-on: Can HP deploy a complete VMware environment in less than 15 minutes?
May04

HP CS200-HC hands-on: Can HP deploy a complete VMware environment in less than 15 minutes?

Yes they can apparently… Find the proof below. A few months ago I wrote already about the release of the HP StoreVirtual CS200-HC (what’s in a name?) hyper-converged system that combines 4 servers and with shared storage (SAN) in a single 2U box. I received 3 of these systems from HP to organize some training sessions for my customer TechData in Belgium on this new style of IT (according to HP). First session was a success,...

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HP StoreVirtual NetworkRAID explained
Apr29

HP StoreVirtual NetworkRAID explained

Since HP decided to deliver a free 1TB version of the StoreVirtual VSA with (almost) every HP Proliant Gen8 server, I notice that more and more of my customers are interested in ‘Lefthand’ storage. The fact that I tell them that my VSA based SAN volumes in my home lab/datacenter has an uptime of 4,5 years now also helps them to get started with this IMHO powerfull storage platform. So the last months I had to explain quite often what...

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How to install an HP branded Windows OS as a virtual server
Dec30

How to install an HP branded Windows OS as a virtual server

I got this question from a customer that bought a HP Proliant server with a Windows ROK license (Reseller Option Kit). However this customer had some issues with the installation of the license since the Windows server was installed on top of a hypervisor. Since the Windows server does not recognize the ‘hardware’ as a Proliant server, licensing will not succeed. There is a simple solution. A parameter can be added so that...

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