How-to: update StoreVirtual 3200
Jan10

How-to: update StoreVirtual 3200

With the release of the new StoreVirtual 3200 with its new OneView-like StoreVirtual Management Console SVMC means as well that the procedure to update the system changed compared to the previous CMC node upgrades. In the past all nodes were upgraded automatically one by one after having synchronized all data, in the new dual-controller system things slightly change. When logging on to the new SVMC GUI you will find some ‘donuts’...

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Little ones become big: MSA performance boost
Feb11

Little ones become big: MSA performance boost

With the release of the latest firmware code GL220, the MSA 1040 gets a serious performance boost with the added SSD support. So far SSD support was only available on the MSA 2040. MSA 1040 gets SSD Now the entry level MSA 1040 gets the ability of all virtualization features that were available only on the MSA 2040 with the release of the GL200 firmware somewhere 1 year ago… Read more about this in this article I wrote. Now all...

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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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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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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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