Getting ready for HPE Discover London 2016
Nov28

Getting ready for HPE Discover London 2016

Every year at the end of November HPE organizes its biggest customer and partner event for EMEA: HPE Discover. For the second time in a row it will be held at the ExCel Center in London, UK. I will be attending the event again thanks to my friend and fellow storage blogger Calvin Zito aka HPEStorageGuy. I am honored being part of the independent bloggers program for HPE at HPE Discover since it gives first access to talk with leading...

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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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HPE introduces StoreVirtual 3200: revolution instead of evolution
Aug15

HPE introduces StoreVirtual 3200: revolution instead of evolution

HPE just eannounced its next generation of StoreVirtual products. The current (physical) StoreVirtual 4000 platform is based on Proliant Gen8 hardware, it would be logic to move on to the current Gen9 hardware. For several reasons HPE has chosen to go for a complete new hardware platform. This new hardware is called StoreVirtual 3200 and combines several features from the current StoreVirtual platform as well as features from the...

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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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