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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How-To: update HPE OneView
Nov03

How-To: update HPE OneView

With the availability of OneView 3.0 on the HPE Software Depot, means as well that it is time to update my own OneView instance controlling my ‘home lab’. 2 years ago I wrote a similar article already on the update process of OneView (it was from 1.05 to 1.10). Since then, lots of things has changed so I decided to post an up-to-date procedure going from 2.x to 3.0… First you have to download the upgrade file from the HPE Software...

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How-To: initial deployment and configuration of HPE StoreVirtual 3200
Oct19

How-To: initial deployment and configuration of HPE StoreVirtual 3200

With the release of the StoreVirtual 3200 some time ago, HPE released a completely new product leaving all procedures and best practices behind. Therefore, this is a good moment to try out this new storage system and check out its deployment. First we look for the latest version of the manuals which can be found here: http://www.hpe.com/info/StoreVirtual3200Manuals You’ll find various guides like the installation, user, management...

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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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HowTo: enabling LefthandOS 12.0 & intelligent VMware MultiPathing Extension Module
Mar09

HowTo: enabling LefthandOS 12.0 & intelligent VMware MultiPathing Extension Module

With the release of the 12.0 version of LefthandOS on the StoreVirtual platform, one of the long attended features was the intelligent MPIO which was already available for Windows (DSM MPIO) but not for VMware. Currently the Manager function on the storage nodes in the cluster owns the knowledge of which data block is placed on which node (see my article on Network RAID to understand better). By enabling the MEM module this ‘map’ is...

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