HP enters the Hyper-converged infrastructure world
Oct14

HP enters the Hyper-converged infrastructure world

In one of my previous posts I mentioned a new reference architecture from HP to attack the hyper-converged systems environment based on HP Proliant SL servers with VMware and VSAN. Seen the number of visits on this page it seems to be a ‘hot’ topic. It is obvious that HP would create also a solution with its own software defined storage VSA based on StoreVirtual storage (which has several advantages compared to VSAN imho). Well: the...

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Script to rescan iSCSI targets for HP StoreVirtual VSA datastores
Aug19

Script to rescan iSCSI targets for HP StoreVirtual VSA datastores

I see more and more 3-server-datacenter installations being deployed. I wonder if this has something to do with the popular VMware Essentials license bundle and/or the free StoreVirtual VSA that is given with each HP Proliant Gen8 server for free. And why not? My own BITCON datacenter VSA-based SAN volume has an uptime of more than 4,5 years at this moment, so it is great technology after all. However! When you are busy with extensive...

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3PAR Management Plug-in & Recovery Manager for vSphere: Install and Configure
Jul30

3PAR Management Plug-in & Recovery Manager for vSphere: Install and Configure

After the installation of 18 3PAR systems for my customer, we decided also to install the additional software that comes with those shiny yellow systems. First: get the software. This can be found on the HP Software Depot. Or use this direct link. HP 3PAR Recovery Manager for VMware Software Suite includes three software components that lower the cost and time required to manage and protect your VMware vSphere environment running on...

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New white paper on sizing and design decisions when virtualizing Microsoft Exchange with HP 3PAR StoreServ and ProLiant BL460c Gen8 using VMware vSphere 5
Mar13

New white paper on sizing and design decisions when virtualizing Microsoft Exchange with HP 3PAR StoreServ and ProLiant BL460c Gen8 using VMware vSphere 5

For Exchange 2010, virtualization and advanced Storage Area Network (SAN) features provide value to IT organizations looking to increase data center efficiency by pooling resources. Virtualization and Storage Area Networks provide increased agility to dynamically scale mailboxes and enhance business continuity. While scaling up resources is the most prevalent design concern, there can be opposite situations where resources have been...

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HP Insight Control Storage Module for VMware vCenter v.7.1.1 is now available
Dec17

HP Insight Control Storage Module for VMware vCenter v.7.1.1 is now available

HP Insight control plugin for vCenter is the go-forward vCenter management integration plug-in for HP Storage including 3PAR. In addition to managing all HP block storage arrays, this vCenter plug-in also manages HP servers and Virtual Connect networking. HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server integrates with both VMware vSphere Client and VMware’s new vSphere Web Client. HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter enables the VMware...

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