3PAR SSMC 2.2 released
Sep08

3PAR SSMC 2.2 released

HP released an update to its 3PAR SSMC StoreServ Management Console. Current version 2.1 is replaced by version 2.2 with some new interesting functionality.       Dashboard: Drill-down with filtering on performance and device type capacity donuts   Systems: Support for HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 and HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 storage systems DAR encryption (FIPS 140-2) iSCSI VLAN tagging Capacity display improvements 32...

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HP 3PAR 8000 announced with the new Gen5 ASIC
Aug26

HP 3PAR 8000 announced with the new Gen5 ASIC

It was obvious that, after the release of the 3PAR 20000 systems based on the new Gen5 ASIC and delivering more than 3M IOPS, now it is the 7000 series that gets equipped with this new ASIC. I assumed HP would wait until HP Discover in Londen (December 1-3), but sooner as expected the announcement is already there. A new system means a new numbering as well, so bye bye 7000 welcome HP 3PAR 8000 series! So what is new? The 8200 is the...

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HP LeftHand OS Version 12.5 released including Quorum Witness and Split Network functionality
Aug26

HP LeftHand OS Version 12.5 released including Quorum Witness and Split Network functionality

HP released the latest version 12.5 for its HP StoreVirtual family. This means the physical StoreVirtual 4000 appliances and the popular Software Defined Storage VSA platform. Besides the typical fixes (complete list in the Release Notes – see below) we find also some important updates in this 12.5 release. Version 12.5 includes the following enhancements: Two-node quorum, which allows for a Quorum Witness in a two-node...

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HP’s hyper-converged portfolio grows: meet the CS250-HC
Aug05

HP’s hyper-converged portfolio grows: meet the CS250-HC

HP launches 2 new models in its hyper-converged set of products. Last year they released, together with an EVO RAIL model, they CS240-HC base and CS242-HC performance appliances. I tested these models already in my other article I wrote a few months ago. This new model CS250-HC will give the customer more flexibility in the configuration. There will be a 4-node model (like the CS240-HC) available from 17 august, at the end of...

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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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