So I was sitting around over the weekend and decided I wanted to mess around with vSAN in a non nested environment for a bit and started going over some options I had without a big expense for now and Continue reading vSphere 5.5 – HP Smart Storage Administrator CLI – Emulate SSD
Doing a whiteboard session brainstorming on new Veeam B&R and HP 3Par design. This is just a single site to an offsite location. This same philosophy will apply for each and every other site. Visio Drawing of the above Continue reading Veeam B&R and HP 3Par Brainstorming
I have recently had several different HP BL490 G6 and G7 servers having PSOD (purple screen of death) running ESXi 5.1. I was able to capture a screenshot this time and apparently this issue does not apply to these models, Continue reading HP BL490 PSOD ESXi5.x
After going through years of changes with the way that firmware is managed on HP c3000/C7000 blade chassis’ I have to say it is absolutely easy as can be now using the well seasoned HPSUM utility. Below is a screenshot Continue reading Updating HP C3000/C7000 using HPSUM
I am right now rebuilding my virtual lab to start doing some new testing. Took some time off to get a clear head and fresh start to the new year. So stay tuned for some new stuff. I will be Continue reading Rebuilding Virtual Lab
HP is announcing their biggest Storage announcements in 20 years today. The 3PAR announcement is the one that catches my eye for sure. Now we can build enterprise 3PAR storage as we grow instead of buying a whole rack of Continue reading HP Storage Announcements
In this video we are going to setup and configure the HP P4000 VSA and get it ready for use in our vSphere environment. This same setup can be carried over into physical HP P4000 (Lefthand) storage nodes.
Something I have been thinking about for a few years of doing and also using for a POC solution I would be interested in finding out if anyone else has thought of this and/or even tested or implemented. This could Continue reading Thought of the day 08-16-2012
vMSC (vSphere Metro Storage Cluster) using HP P4000 Lefthand iSCSI storage. VMware KB: Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using HP LeftHand Multi-Site.