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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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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Meet the new 2042: MSA on steroids
Aug15

Meet the new 2042: MSA on steroids

Together with the new StoreVirtual 3200 platform, HPE announced at the same time an upgrade of its popular MSA platform. Besides the existing MSA 1040 and MSA 2040 there is now an hybrid MSA 2042 as well. The main difference with the existing models is the standard (dual) SSD drives (LFF or SFF) in the system, including all licenses as well. A fully featured MSA without any limitations. This means that the performance of the MSA 2042...

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