HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2014.09.0 Released

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HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.09.0 has been released:

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HP SPP Release Summary:
  • Added new support for the following HP ProLiant servers:
    • HP BL460c Gen9
    • HP DL380 Gen9
    • HP DL360 Gen9
    • HP ML350 Gen9
    • HP DL180 Gen9
    • HP DL160 Gen9
    • HP XL230a Gen9
  • Added support for new HP ProLiant options
  • Includes VMware driver support
  • Provides operating system support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and vSphere 5.5 U2
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HP Customized Version of ESXi 5.5 Update 2 (September 2014) is Released

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An updated version of HP Customized version of ESXi 5.5 Update 2 (September 2014)  is now available!

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What’s New:
  • Support for the new Gen9 HP ProLiant servers and their options
  • Utility Features
    • New HP CONREP Utility that enables server hardware configuration capture, set and duplication.
  • Provider Features
    • Feature support for Smart Array HBA mode
    • Support for new HP Smart Array controllers
    • Support for new HP Smart HBAs
    • DDR4 Memory Type support
    • New association class SMX_SASPortControllerPCIDevice
    • Changed reporting of ROM version format using additional information in SMBIOS Type record on UEFI servers
  • SR-IOV Support
  • Utilities features
    • HPBOOTCFG – Report/Set UEFI or Legacy boot mode
    • Support for the Flex-20 technology to stream twice the bandwidth of 10 GB adapters for virtualized and converged data centers
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How to set RoundRobin multipath policy using Power Cli

When connecting multiple LUNs from different storage arrays you probably want to

Different policies per storage vendor

Here is a single command use of how doing it.

1. Find your LUN Vendor by using get-scsilun command

a. Get-vmhost MyEsxiHost | get-scsilun | fl

b.

2. Then you can set Round Robin per vendor :

get-vmhost esx-it5.imdsoft.com | Get-ScsiLun | where {$_.Vendor -eq "HP"} | Set-ScsiLun -MultipathPolicy "RoundRobin"

Regards

Shay Hyams

HP Virtual Connect 4.30 Firmware Released

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HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Firmware 4.30 was released. See release notes for a full list of resolved issues.

  • Version 4.30 of Virtual Connect contains support for the following enhancements:
    • UEFI boot mode support
      Configure server boot modes.
    • PXE IP boot order
      Configure the PXE IP boot order.
    • FIPS mode 140-2 support
      For a current status on FIPS certification, see the HP website
      (http://government.hp.com/Certifications.aspx).
    • Configure partially stacked domains to isolate specific networks and fabrics.
    • Detect ports in pause flood states
      Monitor downlink, uplink, and stacking link ports for pause flood conditions.
    • Configure SNMPv3 users, security levels, and informs
      Increase VC domain network management security and administrative frameworks.
    • Configure more VLANs:
      o Configure a maximum of 8,192 VLANs per domain.
      o Configure a maximum of 4,094 VLANs per shared uplink set.
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HP StoreVirtual VSA for VMware vSphere (2014) With LeftHand OS 11.5 Released

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HP has released  the newest version of LeftHand OS, version 11.5, which includes the following enhancements from Version 11.0:

  • Adaptive Optimization for the StoreVirtual VSA and StoreVirtual 4335
  • StoreVirtual VSA with up to 50 TB of capacity
  • Online upgrades improvements:
    • HTTP and SOCKS proxy servers are supported, including proxy authentication
    • Use Local Media and Test FTP Connection buttons added
    • Accelerated speed for downloading upgrade files
    • System preferences added to control logging activity in large-scale configurations
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 SP1 can now provision storage from storage pools on HP StoreVirtual via SMI-S
  • Fibre Channel support added to the HP StoreVirtual Storage Replication Adapter (SRA)
  • HP StoreVirtual Recovery Manager updates:
    • Service monitoring for Auto-Mount Service
    • Online upgrade feature added
    • Auto-Mount Service can mount remote volumes
  • HP StoreVirtual Application Aware Snapshot Manager updates:
    • Authentication Console updated
    • Login settings wizard and controlling IP address wizard added
  • Improved performance when executing CLI commands in large management groups

For a more detailed list of changes, see the LeftHand OS 11.5 feature brief and the LeftHand OS 11.5 Release Notes.

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Download Vendor Customized Images of VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 1

See the following download links for customized versions of VMware ESXi 5.5 update 1 available from several server vendors. All downloads listed below include the fix for the OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability.

Note: some vendors require site registration.

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Accelerate your storage performance by using SSD

Recently I became an exlusive partner of a  great product name PernixData FVP

This product allows you to install SSD Drive at your ESXI hosts level and to accelerate reads and writes iops with the local SSD.

This solution is kind of similar to vSAN but it’s not!

vSAN allows you to manipulate your local host drives and combine them into a vSAN Datastore which do cache for reads and writes.

Pernixdata FVP allows you to still use your current storage system but to accelerate the iops decoupled, transparently.

Most customers buy more disks to boost iops performance, now with PernixData they can just add SSD drives to their esxi hosts and use the FVP to get the performance out of those disks and save lots of money!!!

You can choose whether to accelerate a Specific VM or a Datastore with all the VMs reside to it.

http://www.pernixdata.com

For DEMO and POC please Call:

972-52-5556939 : Shay Hyams

HP OneView for VMware vCenter 7.4 Released

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HP OneView for VMware vCenter 7.4 (formerly HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server) is now available.

The new release includes Management Packs for both VMware vCenter Operations Manager and VMware Log Insight:

  • HP OneView for VMware vCenter Operations Manager 1.0
  • HP OneView for VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.0

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More Enhancements:

  • HP OneView for VMware vCenter StoreFront Module (formerly the Storage Module)
    • Transform server capacity into storage through simple deployment of StoreVirtual VSA from VMware vCenter Server
    • HP OneView 3PAR defined shared storage and/or boot from SAN can now be leveraged when creating or growing clusters using the HP OneView optimized and automated workflow
    • Two new integrations for VMware vCenter Operations Manager and VMware Log Insight allows deeper analytics and troubleshooting, these are licensed with HP OneView Servers or HP Storage only
  • HP OneView for VMware vCenter Server Module (formerly the Server Module)
    • Support for OneView 1.10
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update
    • Provision 3PAR shared volume when defined in HP OneView using Grow Cluster feature
    • Extended enclosure views and detailed Smart Array Controllers information
    • Boot from SAN capability allows deployment of ESXi on 3PAR storage
    • Support for DL servers firmware management and BIOS settings configuration
    • Cluster consistency detection and remediation
    • Import of mass credentials from CSV file

 

 

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HP OneView 1.10 Released and Available for Download

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HP OneView 1.10 has been released:

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HP OneView 1.10 adds support for many new capabilities, including:
  • Automation for HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, Fibre Channel (FC) fabrics, and direct attach (Flat SAN) with server profile integration
  • Server profile integration for storage volumes, direct attach profiles, and SAN provisioning
  • Fully-automated SAN zoning
  • HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 and Fibre Channel (8Gb 24-port, 8Gb 20-port) modules
  • HP Virtual Connect support for untagged traffic, virtual LAN (VLAN) tunneling, and configurable Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) timers
  • Inventory views of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Fabric Extenders for HP BladeSystem FEX modules
  • Enclosure configuration from customization scripts
  • Firmware updates in server profiles for HP ProLiant DL Gen8 rack servers (and BIOS settings for HP ProLiant DL360 Gen8 and DL380 Gen8 servers)
  • Hyper-V appliance support
  • HP OneView for Microsoft System Center integration with Hyper-V cluster provisioning
  • HP OneView for VMware vCenter integration with VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vCOps) and vCenter Log Insight
  • HP OneView for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization integration
  • HP ProLiant WS460c Gen8 Workstation Blade and HP ProLiant DL380z Gen8 Workstation support
  • Japanese and Chinese localization
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