HowTo: update StoreOnce firmware
Jan29

HowTo: update StoreOnce firmware

With the release of Veeam 9.0 the integration with the HPE StoreOnce platform is extended with the Veeam 9.0 Catalyst support. However, if you want to use this new functionality you will need to upgrade the StoreOnce OS firmware to the latest version. Specifically for Catalyst support this is at least 3.13.1 or above. Below I will describe the process of how you can do this. Be aware that this procedure is the same for the physical...

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StoreOnce Catalyst integration with Veeam 9.0
Jan15

StoreOnce Catalyst integration with Veeam 9.0

One of the cool new features in Veeam 9.0 (for the full list check the v9.0 announcement) is the support for StoreOnce Catalyst. Catalyst was already supported by some other vendors but Veeam was on my personal list of wanted features since log. So now it is finally there. Catalyst integration provides superior source-side data deduplication to enhance backup performance, reduce backup costs and simplify backup environments. HPE and...

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100% uptime for 7 years with StoreVirtual VSA? Check!
Dec13

100% uptime for 7 years with StoreVirtual VSA? Check!

I think I must have been the first one in Belgium being LeftHand Certified, just before HP acquired LeftHand Networks in 2008. As an instructor I was curious for this new technology of Network RAID and attended a TTT (TrainTheTrainer) session. At the end of the TTT there was an online exam and BAM! I was LeftHand Certified… Since then I have the virtual appliance based VSA’s running in my datacenter… In the beginning it was just...

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HPE OneView for VMware vCenter 7.8 released
Nov24

HPE OneView for VMware vCenter 7.8 released

HPE (got to get used to this new Hewlett Packard Enterprise stuff…) released the latest version of it connector software between HP OneView and VMware vCenter. I was waiting for this one because, since I upgraded to the latest version of OneView 2.0, some information was not appearing anymore inside my vCenter client. Seems to be solved now with this version 7.8 which clearly states in the Release Notes that it officially...

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3PAR Vision: Full view on your 3PAR array
Oct05

3PAR Vision: Full view on your 3PAR array

Lately we are getting spoiled when talking about 3PAR management interfaces… The legacy IMC got replaced by SSMC StoreServ Management Console. A simple OneView-like console to configure your 3PAR system. OneView itself allows you to create 3PAR volumes and assign them through a server profile quickly to 1 or more servers, including automatic zoning… Put the work of 3 people/teams just in 1 easy console. Recently StoreFront Remote was...

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