Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!
Feb17

Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!

With all the spotlights on the big HPE 3PAR storage announcement some days ago, I notice that not everyone is aware of the release of a new storage whitepaper called HPE StoreVirtual VSA Ready Nodes. Which is IMHO also a big step forward for everyone busy with StoreVirtual VSA. So what is this all about and why is it important? This document is THE BIBLE for everyone that wants to start with StoreVirtual VSA. It contains a list of all...

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HPE Hyperconverged portfolio boosts with the new HC380
Mar18

HPE Hyperconverged portfolio boosts with the new HC380

This week HPE announced its 3rd offering in its Hyperconverged portfolio. After the HC250 for VMware vSphere and the HC250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System (both based on Apollo’s 2U chassis with up to 4 server blades) now there is a DL380 based solution called the HC380. 2 remarks returned quite often when offering the CS250 solution: Storage options are limited: there are SAS only, SSD tiering and even all-flash offerings, but 6...

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New version of OneView for VMware vCenter released with vSphere 6.0 support
May01

New version of OneView for VMware vCenter released with vSphere 6.0 support

HP OneView for VMware vCenter is software for VMware’s vCenter management console which enables the vSphere administrator to quickly obtain context-aware information about HP servers and HP storage in their VMware vSphere environment directly from within vCenter. This enables the vSphere administrator to easily manage physical servers and storage, data stores and virtual machines. By providing the ability to clearly view and...

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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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Howto: install HP CloudSystem 8 Foundation & Enterprise
Jan15

Howto: install HP CloudSystem 8 Foundation & Enterprise

Now that my personal Bitcon datacenter is deployed with a 3PAR 7400 and managed and controlled by OneView, the next step will be deploying HP CloudSystem 8 based on OpenStack. This enables me to compare the ‘legacy’ HP orchestration environment based on HP SIM, Insight Control and Matrix OE with the ‘new’ platform based on OpenStack. In this article I will explain all the required steps for a successful...

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