HowTo: update StoreOnce firmware
Jan29

HowTo: update StoreOnce firmware

With the release of Veeam 9.0 the integration with the HPE StoreOnce platform is extended with the Veeam 9.0 Catalyst support. However, if you want to use this new functionality you will need to upgrade the StoreOnce OS firmware to the latest version. Specifically for Catalyst support this is at least 3.13.1 or above. Below I will describe the process of how you can do this. Be aware that this procedure is the same for the physical...

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StoreFront Remote: monitor your 3PAR systems in the cloud
Sep30

StoreFront Remote: monitor your 3PAR systems in the cloud

Are you constantly on-the-go and need simple and efficient tools for “anytime, anyplace” monitoring of your HP 3PAR systems? With HP StoreFront Remote, you can now securely monitor your HP Storage arrays 24×7 from any location. Go to www.storefrontremote.com, login in with your HP Passport ID, and you’ve got a secure, converged storage management platform to keep track of your HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage. Configuration is easy....

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HP OneView for free? Yes indeed!
Sep09

HP OneView for free? Yes indeed!

I often get questions (and some complaints) about the price of HP OneView. Price? It is for free! And then you get those funny faces and even more despair. Well since version 1.20 (which is out since the end of 2014 already) you have the option, when adding a server or enclosure into OneView, to do this in Monitored or Managed mode. Monitored mode does not require a license (HP calls it a Standard license but it is for free, you...

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HowTo: Setup the HP M330 Access Point in a wireless area cluster
Jul30

HowTo: Setup the HP M330 Access Point in a wireless area cluster

From my customer Azlan/Tech Data and the HP Networking team I got this set of M330 Access Points to test. Let’s check it out! The unboxing is fairly simple, you get an AP device in stylish white, a mount-fix kit, external power supply and a Getting Started document. Installation is simple: connect an Ethernet cable to the AP with a PoE enabled port on your switch. If you don’t have PoE, you will need the additional external power...

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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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HowTo: enabling LefthandOS 12.0 & intelligent VMware MultiPathing Extension Module
Mar09

HowTo: enabling LefthandOS 12.0 & intelligent VMware MultiPathing Extension Module

With the release of the 12.0 version of LefthandOS on the StoreVirtual platform, one of the long attended features was the intelligent MPIO which was already available for Windows (DSM MPIO) but not for VMware. Currently the Manager function on the storage nodes in the cluster owns the knowledge of which data block is placed on which node (see my article on Network RAID to understand better). By enabling the MEM module this ‘map’ is...

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