Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!
Feb17

Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!

With all the spotlights on the big HPE 3PAR storage announcement some days ago, I notice that not everyone is aware of the release of a new storage whitepaper called HPE StoreVirtual VSA Ready Nodes. Which is IMHO also a big step forward for everyone busy with StoreVirtual VSA. So what is this all about and why is it important? This document is THE BIBLE for everyone that wants to start with StoreVirtual VSA. It contains a list of all...

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Some great Demartek reports you should be aware about
Oct21

Some great Demartek reports you should be aware about

Last year I discovered the Demartek reports. Demartek is a computer industry analyst organization with its own ISO 17025 accredited computer test lab. The majority of the work they do involves running hardware or software solutions in their test lab for the purpose of validation testing, performance testing, power efficiency or other types of testing. Below I highlight 2 reports that I often use as well in my training and consultancy...

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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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New FCoE Cookbook for Virtual Connect released
Aug24

New FCoE Cookbook for Virtual Connect released

HP released recently the latest version of Virtual Connect firmware 4.45. Find here the release notes of this version 4.45. For this new firmware release, also a new Cookbook is released. Download here the latest release of the Virtual Connect FCoE Cookbook. These are the updates of this updated cookbook:  Changed recommended vfc binding method for all Cisco scenarios Added the minimum firmware version required to support FCoE on...

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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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How a home lab can run out of control…
Mar10

How a home lab can run out of control…

Probably you know (if not check my LinkedIn profile) that I am a do-it-all dude when it comes to HPE servers and storage. I must admit I could make a job out of my hobby so I am not complaining… However my wife doesn’t see it like this… Why? Well read on… When I am doing some presales, installation, updates, consultancy or other training stuff I like to test and/or demo it… Off course I cannot use my customer’s environment for that....

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