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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HowTo: adding hardware in HP OneView
Feb11

HowTo: adding hardware in HP OneView

After having deployed HP OneView and created a network configuration set, now we will import enclosures and servers into OneView. Blade enclosures will be added by connecting to their Onboard Administrator address, rack-mount servers will be discovered through its ILO. Some important notes! –        With this version of OneView 1.0 only Gen8 BL and DL Proliant servers will be discovered / recognized. –        Also version...

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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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HowTo: HP OneView installation
Jan14

HowTo: HP OneView installation

In a series of upcoming blogs I will take a deep dive in the installation and functionality of the new HP infrastructure management platform for the Converged Infrastructure being HP Oneview. Unlike HP SIM, which needs a Windows or Linux server to be installed on, Oneview is a virtual machine that can be downloaded as a ready2use appliance. This virtual appliance can be installed on any ESXi host. Get the software The software can be...

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A closer look at the HP 3PAR announcements made at HP Discover Barcelona
Dec20

A closer look at the HP 3PAR announcements made at HP Discover Barcelona

HP Discover gave us this year again a lot of exciting news and announcements of new products. In the future I will post several ‘Closer look’ posts where I will dive deeper into these new features. First one to start with are the announcements made on the HP 3PAR StoreServ platform. 900K IOPS At HP Discover in June (Las Vegas), HP announced the 7450 full-flash array. Enterprise storage features with Flash performance. The IOPS were...

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