HP released an update to its 3PAR SSMC StoreServ Management Console. Current version 2.1 is replaced by version 2.2 with some new interesting functionality.





  • Drill-down with filtering on performance and device type capacity donuts



Support for

  • HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 and HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 storage systems
  • DAR encryption (FIPS 140-2)
  • iSCSI VLAN tagging
  • Capacity display improvements
  • 32 systems support



Block provisioning:
Version 2.2 gives you full AFC control from now. Also AFC reporting is included.


Also Priority Optimization is now fully configurable inside SSMC. Also multiple reports are added like the ability to compare different QoS rules


Other enhancements for

  • Re-worked exports
  • Consistent capacity display for VV/VVset
  • Create similar
  • Several usability improvements


Support for multi-array bidirectional Peer Motion/Federation (A storage federation can be managed by a single SSMC instance only.)



File Persona:
Support for

  • Multiple NICs
  • Usage of the RCIP port for File
  • New antivirus vendors


System reporter:

There is now an additional Excel Add-in available on the Software Depot that allows you to connect directly to your 3PAR system and get all performance and configuration data from the 3PAR systems.


Further there is now support for:

  • Alert thresholds using e-mail
  • Flash cache
  • Compare by
  • Export in PDF/CSV
  • Several usability improvements



Remote copy


Support for

  • NxM configurations
  • Async streaming
  • Create NxM configurations
  • Topology diagram
  • RC links performance
  • Peer persistence usability enhancements


Further there are some new features like the possibility to send email notifications for specific performance alerts



The software bits can be downloaded from the HP Software Depot.

Update time! Of course no downtime nor reboots are required. The 2.2 installer will detect the previous version and will do an upgrade keeping all historical data.


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