HPE announces HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0
Dec07

HPE announces HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0

One of the announcements at HPE Discover in London 2016 was the next step of HPE into the HyperConverged world with the launch of the HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0 (HCOE). Before we dive into the details I want to share the latest Gartner quadrant on Integrated Systems. We see that, compared to the 2015 version, the 2 largest movers are SGI (now part of HPE) and HPE themselves. Looking good for the future. UPDATE...

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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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More flexibility with the new HPE Hyper Converged HC250
Mar01

More flexibility with the new HPE Hyper Converged HC250

First there was the CS240/242-HC for VMware with the 15 minute deployment time, then the CS250-HC for Microsoft Cloud Platform System and VMware, and now there is the next step towards the hyper converged world. With the launch of the new HPE Hyper Converged 250 we see some interesting options appearing: Now it is possible to get started with a 2-node configuration instead of 3 and initially even 4 nodes which made the price rather...

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HPE OneView for VMware vCenter 7.8 released
Nov24

HPE OneView for VMware vCenter 7.8 released

HPE (got to get used to this new Hewlett Packard Enterprise stuff…) released the latest version of it connector software between HP OneView and VMware vCenter. I was waiting for this one because, since I upgraded to the latest version of OneView 2.0, some information was not appearing anymore inside my vCenter client. Seems to be solved now with this version 7.8 which clearly states in the Release Notes that it officially...

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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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