New HP ExpertOne ASE Server Integration certification released
Jul29

New HP ExpertOne ASE Server Integration certification released

To all my fellow HP ExpertOne friends out there, be aware that there is a new version released of the HP ASE Proliant Server Solutions Integrator certification. The previous version V8.1 gets replaced by version V2. All information can be found via http://www.certificationexplorer.com/ in the Servers section, or directly via http://h10120.www1.hp.com/expertone/datacard/Certification/ASE-PSerSolIntV2   For people who hold the...

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OneView 2.0 announced at HP Discover Las Vegas
Jun10

OneView 2.0 announced at HP Discover Las Vegas

Besides all the storage announcements at HP Discover, I was also very interested in the OneView news. The current release 1.20 was a big step forward introducing the new ‘free’ monitoring version and some other cool stuff, I was curious about what would be next… Well actually it was worth waiting…  So what was announced: Server profile templates Server profile templates provide a new powerful way to update and maintain your existing...

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New HP ExpertOne certification launched : become OneView certified!
May04

New HP ExpertOne certification launched : become OneView certified!

Now that HP OneView becomes a mature and complete product since version 1.20, it is becoming the core of the HP Converged Infrastructure management platform. On my blog you will find plenty of articles on the installation and configuration of OneView… Since some time there is also a training module available on OneView at HP Education. And now there is also an OneView-specific certification launched. It is the first in a series of...

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New version of OneView for VMware vCenter released with vSphere 6.0 support
May01

New version of OneView for VMware vCenter released with vSphere 6.0 support

HP OneView for VMware vCenter is software for VMware’s vCenter management console which enables the vSphere administrator to quickly obtain context-aware information about HP servers and HP storage in their VMware vSphere environment directly from within vCenter. This enables the vSphere administrator to easily manage physical servers and storage, data stores and virtual machines. By providing the ability to clearly view and...

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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 HP 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. So...

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Howto: install HP CloudSystem 8 Foundation & Enterprise
Jan15

Howto: install HP CloudSystem 8 Foundation & Enterprise

Now that my personal Bitcon datacenter is deployed with a 3PAR 7400 and managed and controlled by OneView, the next step will be deploying HP CloudSystem 8 based on OpenStack. This enables me to compare the ‘legacy’ HP orchestration environment based on HP SIM, Insight Control and Matrix OE with the ‘new’ platform based on OpenStack. In this article I will explain all the required steps for a successful...

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