HP OneView for free? Yes indeed!
Sep09

HP OneView for free? Yes indeed!

I often get questions (and some complaints) about the price of HP OneView. Price? It is for free! And then you get those funny faces and even more despair. Well since version 1.20 (which is out since the end of 2014 already) you have the option, when adding a server or enclosure into OneView, to do this in Monitored or Managed mode. Monitored mode does not require a license (HP calls it a Standard license but it is for free, you...

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New FCoE Cookbook for Virtual Connect released
Aug24

New FCoE Cookbook for Virtual Connect released

HP released recently the latest version of Virtual Connect firmware 4.45. Find here the release notes of this version 4.45. For this new firmware release, also a new Cookbook is released. Download here the latest release of the Virtual Connect FCoE Cookbook. These are the updates of this updated cookbook:  Changed recommended vfc binding method for all Cisco scenarios Added the minimum firmware version required to support FCoE on...

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OneView 2.0 announced at HP Discover Las Vegas
Jun10

OneView 2.0 announced at HP Discover Las Vegas

Besides all the storage announcements at HP Discover, I was also very interested in the OneView news. The current release 1.20 was a big step forward introducing the new ‘free’ monitoring version and some other cool stuff, I was curious about what would be next… Well actually it was worth waiting…  So what was announced: Server profile templates Server profile templates provide a new powerful way to update and maintain your existing...

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MagicFlex: FullView on your HP Virtual Connect environment
Sep09

MagicFlex: FullView on your HP Virtual Connect environment

Last June at HP Discover in Las Vegas I made some time to walk around at the partner booths and see their solutions and integrations with HP hardware and software. One of them caught my attention and remind me of the time when I supported a large European based customer maintaining their HP based server and storage environment. That environment was mainly based on HP Bladesystem enclosures with Virtual Connect modules connected to...

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HP for Dummies
Apr04

HP for Dummies

Whatever for dummies seems to be quite popular liturature these days. Did you know that HP also has quite some publications on their technology in this format? Find here an overview of the most popular ones. I will update this list when I find any new publications. If you find some others as well, let me know!   – Server Management for Dummies – Insight Control for Dummies – Converged Infrastructure for Dummies...

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