How a home lab can run out of control…
Mar10

How a home lab can run out of control…

Probably you know (if not check my LinkedIn profile) that I am a do-it-all dude when it comes to HPE servers and storage. I must admit I could make a job out of my hobby so I am not complaining… However my wife doesn’t see it like this… Why? Well read on… When I am doing some presales, installation, updates, consultancy or other training stuff I like to test and/or demo it… Off course I cannot use my customer’s environment for that....

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VMware vSphere 6.0 VVols available on HP 3PAR
Feb02

VMware vSphere 6.0 VVols available on HP 3PAR

VMware has announced this new storage feature set called Virtual Volumes or VVols with vSphere 6.0. I am not going to describe all great reasons why you need VVols and how it improves your storage efficiency, I leave that to VMware… A quite remarkable is the fact that HP 3PAR was selected as reference storage platform in the Fibre Channel area. So far we were using VMware with the typical Datastore model. This means that a storage...

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HP 3PAR SSMC new management console available for download
Feb02

HP 3PAR SSMC new management console available for download

HP announced last December at HP Discover a new series of enhancements on their 3PAR storage portfolio. One of them was a new management interface called StoreServ Management Console. Screenshots were made public already, if you had some good connections you could run a ‘test’ version of the software. Well, now the software is officially there on the HP Software Depot: The new console is completely web-based, the software must be...

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HP 3PAR shifts into higher gear
Dec03

HP 3PAR shifts into higher gear

HP Discover is there again (December time frame for EMEA) and there are the new announcements. An important message came from the HP Storage Division with a major update on its 3PAR portfolio. Find here the most important changes: Hardware updates: The current line-up in the 7000 range gets updated with new controllers. 7200 becomes 7200c (converged controller), 7400 becomes 7400c and there is a new “big” 7440c added with a huge 960...

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HP Oneview 1.10 is there including 3PAR support!
Jul03

HP Oneview 1.10 is there including 3PAR support!

HP released today its latest version of its converged infrastructure management solution Oneview 1.10. At the most recent HP Discover in Las Vegas in June, this was one of the big announcements made. This update release supports HP BladeSystem, HP Virtual Connect, 3PAR StoreServ storage and HP Proliant (DL) Rack servers. The initial releases could only be installed on VMware ESXi hosts, new in 1.10 is the support for Microsoft Hyper-V...

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