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HP INFOSIGHT COMES TO 3PAR AND GETS AI

HPE Discover is due to kick off in Madrid next week and HPE have continued their current tradition of releasing all the big news before the show. I’ve been lucky enough to attend a few Discovers now and I have noticed some interesting trends in the type of announcements. Previously it was all about physical products, […]

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HP StoreVirtual Multi-Path Extension Module (MEM) for vSphere

With the release of LeftHand OS 12.0, HP have introduced a Multi-Path Extension Module to replace the previously recommended path selection policy being ‘Round Robin’ and Storage Array Type Plugin VMW_SATP_DEFAULT_AA .By default Round Robin would send 1,000 I/O down each path , Reference –  Verify Mutilpath Policy IOPS  . HP StoreVirtual Multipathing Extension Module (MEM) for […]

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HPE 3 PAR with VMware VAAI (vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration)

VAAI (vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration) The vSphere Storage APIs are a set of technologies and interfaces that enable vSphere to leverage storage resources to deliver the efficiency, control, and ease of customization that clients demand of their virtual environment. The vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) is one of these technologies. Under the VAAI initiative, […]

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HPE 3 PAR with VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols)

VVols is  was a new storage architecture introduced in vSphere 6 and further enhanced with vSphere 6.5. HPE is a key design partner with VMware who selected HPE 3PAR StoreServ as the Fibre Channel (FC) reference platform for VMware’s engineering team. HPE 3PAR StoreServ provides a tightly integrated experience that does not require an additional plug-in or software […]

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HP 3PAR SSMC – StoreServ Management Console

Old  3PAR Inform Management Console wasn’t exactly the best, screen refreshes taking a while, being logged out of StoreServ’s with the connection still showing as open. HP’s new 3PAR StoreServ Management Console – ‘SSMC’ is more features and stable one. What’s New New dashboard with the same look and feel as OneView Management of file […]

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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Block Storage Concepts and Terminology

The HPE 3PAR StoreServ array is comprised of the following logical data layers • Physical disks (PDs) • Chunklets • Logical disks (LDs) • Common provisioning groups (CPGs) • Virtual volumes (VVs) The relationship between system data layers is illustrated in Figure 1. Each layer is created from elements of the layer above. Chunklets are drawn […]

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