The good, the bad and the ugly about Software Defined Storage
Nov07

The good, the bad and the ugly about Software Defined Storage

You probably know that I am a big fan of Software Defined Storage. And I am not the only one apparently. I see more and more implementations in production in small, medium and even large-sized companies who adopt Software Defined Storage. All of the most important storage vendors have some kind of SDS (Software Defined Storage) solution and also other IT leaders like VMware and Nutanix integrate SDS functionality in their products as...

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MagicFlex: FullView on your HP Virtual Connect environment
Sep09

MagicFlex: FullView on your HP Virtual Connect environment

Last June at HP Discover in Las Vegas I made some time to walk around at the partner booths and see their solutions and integrations with HP hardware and software. One of them caught my attention and remind me of the time when I supported a large European based customer maintaining their HP based server and storage environment. That environment was mainly based on HP Bladesystem enclosures with Virtual Connect modules connected to...

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HP-Cisco Interoperability Configuration Cookbook released
Aug29

HP-Cisco Interoperability Configuration Cookbook released

The team from networktest.com released this great new configuration guide to help networking professionals interconnect HP Networking and Cisco Catalyst switches using a variety of protocols commonly found in enterprise campus networks. By following the step-by-step procedures described in this document, it should be possible to verify interoperability and to pass traffic between the two vendors’ switches. Further, the procedures...

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HP for Dummies
Apr04

HP for Dummies

Whatever for dummies seems to be quite popular liturature these days. Did you know that HP also has quite some publications on their technology in this format? Find here an overview of the most popular ones. I will update this list when I find any new publications. If you find some others as well, let me know!   – Server Management for Dummies – Insight Control for Dummies – Converged Infrastructure for Dummies...

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What about HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains?
Mar17

What about HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains?

I got several (more and more) questions around HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains. Is it actually supported or not? Can it be done online? What about VCEM? Stacked enclosures? Well I want to point for this kind of information to a great document that HP published recently: Transitioning a Virtual Connect Configuration to HP OneView The document explains what is currently supported and what is not supported. Also be aware...

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HowTo: Network configuration in HP OneView
Jan22

HowTo: Network configuration in HP OneView

In my previous post I explained the installation and initial configuration of the HP Oneview management appliance. In this second section I will dive deeper in the Network Configuration of HP Oneview. The steps I will cover in this post are creating Networks, Network Sets, Logical Interconnect Groups and Enclosure Groups. Some new concepts Yes Oneview uses some new objects compared to HP SIM and Virtual Connect Manager. One feature of...

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