Storage conclusions after HPE Discover
Jun17

Storage conclusions after HPE Discover

OK found my way back home after a fantastic week in Las Vegas at the annual HPE Discover event… Since I was asked to teach twice the Master ASE Storage class to get +50 people certified with the highest level of storage certification (and most actually did pass the exam, congratulations!), I did not really have a lot of time during the event for blogging on all the news. That’s why I write this article just now… There are always the...

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Getting started with HPE VM Explorer
Apr26

Getting started with HPE VM Explorer

Some time ago HPE announced that they would acquire Trilead, a small Swiss based company with 1 actual product being VM Explorer being a backup product for VMware and Hyper-V environments. In this article I will do a walk-through of the installation and initial configuration and use of the product.   Installation The software bits can be downloaded from their website https://www.trilead.com/download/. For my article I used Build...

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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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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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3PAR 3.2.2 software update overview
Jun09

3PAR 3.2.2 software update overview

At HP Discover in Las Vegas there was not only the announcement of the 3PAR 20000 hardware based on the Gen5 ASIC, there were also quite some software announcements on the 3PAR platform as well. An overview below: Persistent Checksum With Persistent Checksum, HP can now deliver end-to-end data protection based on industry standards based on T10 DIF (Data Integrity Field) This solution is completely agentless and application agnostic...

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