Storage updates from HPE Discover London 2016
Nov29

Storage updates from HPE Discover London 2016

HPE Discover is started in London with a lot of announcements. In this article I will wrap up all storage related news. In later articles I will dive deeper in each topic. Apps: faster, faster, faster No new storage products are actually announced, but more optimizations on existing platforms. One cool feature is the tech preview of HPE 3PAR 3D Cache technology aka Storage Class Memory. This is planned to be available starting in...

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Getting ready for HPE Discover London 2016
Nov28

Getting ready for HPE Discover London 2016

Every year at the end of November HPE organizes its biggest customer and partner event for EMEA: HPE Discover. For the second time in a row it will be held at the ExCel Center in London, UK. I will be attending the event again thanks to my friend and fellow storage blogger Calvin Zito aka HPEStorageGuy. I am honored being part of the independent bloggers program for HPE at HPE Discover since it gives first access to talk with leading...

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Getting started with HPE OneView Global Dashboard
Nov04

Getting started with HPE OneView Global Dashboard

With the release of OneView 3.0 comes also the initial release of OneView Global Dashboard. This will enable Federation of multiple OneView instances running as a VM appliance or in the new Synergy environments. More information on Global Dashboard can be found here: www.hpe.com/products/ovglobaldashboard Let’s get started with Global Dashboard. First we download the bits from the HPE Software Depot. I am not going to describe here...

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How-To: update HPE OneView
Nov03

How-To: update HPE OneView

With the availability of OneView 3.0 on the HPE Software Depot, means as well that it is time to update my own OneView instance controlling my ‘home lab’. 2 years ago I wrote a similar article already on the update process of OneView (it was from 1.05 to 1.10). Since then, lots of things has changed so I decided to post an up-to-date procedure going from 2.x to 3.0… First you have to download the upgrade file from the HPE Software...

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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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