What about HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains?
Mar17

What about HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains?

I got several (more and more) questions around HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains. Is it actually supported or not? Can it be done online? What about VCEM? Stacked enclosures? Well I want to point for this kind of information to a great document that HP published recently: Transitioning a Virtual Connect Configuration to HP OneView The document explains what is currently supported and what is not supported. Also be aware...

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HowTo: adding hardware in HP OneView
Feb11

HowTo: adding hardware in HP OneView

After having deployed HP OneView and created a network configuration set, now we will import enclosures and servers into OneView. Blade enclosures will be added by connecting to their Onboard Administrator address, rack-mount servers will be discovered through its ILO. Some important notes! –        With this version of OneView 1.0 only Gen8 BL and DL Proliant servers will be discovered / recognized. –        Also version...

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HowTo: Network configuration in HP OneView
Jan22

HowTo: Network configuration in HP OneView

In my previous post I explained the installation and initial configuration of the HP Oneview management appliance. In this second section I will dive deeper in the Network Configuration of HP Oneview. The steps I will cover in this post are creating Networks, Network Sets, Logical Interconnect Groups and Enclosure Groups. Some new concepts Yes Oneview uses some new objects compared to HP SIM and Virtual Connect Manager. One feature of...

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HP SUM 6.2.0 is now available for download
Jan21

HP SUM 6.2.0 is now available for download

HP released a newest version of its server update tool HP SUM aka Smart Update Manager. This is the release summary of this new version 6.2.0: – Improved program stability – Improved error reporting for VMware component deployment – Discovery of hard drives behind HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID controllers – Japanese and Chinese language is now available when running HP SUM interactively in offline mode –...

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HP Discover Barcelona Wrap-up : Convergence everywhere!
Dec13

HP Discover Barcelona Wrap-up : Convergence everywhere!

I had the opportunity to attend the European HP Discover event of 2013, this time in Barcelona. This is an overview of the most important announcements made over there. In future blog posts I will dive deeper in each aspect. STORAGE After having announced the 3PAR 7×00 series in Frankfurt, the full-flash 7450 SSD array in June in Vegas, was the biggest announcement this week that this 7450 array was ‘enhanced’ from 550K to a...

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