HP 3PAR TuneSys

Today I completed the install of some new SSD and FC disks in one of the 3PAR arrays I manage. Having added this extra capacity and performance it’s time to tune the array to make sure my data is re-spread across all the disks to ensure my wide stripping is optimal and I get every … Read moreHP 3PAR TuneSys

HP 3PAR Disk Upgrade Work

I’ve finished installing 10 x 1.9TB SSD and 10 x 900GB FC (Fast-Class as HP calls it) in one of the two arrays, tomorrow I will be installing the disks in our second array so that they are both in line again. I really can’t wait to let these new SSDs go to town on … Read moreHP 3PAR Disk Upgrade Work

HP 3PAR SetSys Command

Most systems have data fields which can be populated with useful information and the HP 3PAR is no exception. Having previously deployed our 3PAR simulators (ESXi, Workstation, RCIP Config) for lab work it’s time to update the system information on them. This can be achieved using either the CLI or GUI interfaces. CLI First let … Read moreHP 3PAR SetSys Command

HP 3PAR 3.2.1 Post Upgrade Notes

Last night I completed (with HP) upgrading the HP 3PAR array at one of our datacentres. The second array will be upgraded tonight bringing them both to InForm OS version 3.2.1MU2 (P07, P10, P11, P12). Two issues of sorts occurred during the work which I felt were worth mentioning. SSL Certificate Change Following the upgrade … Read moreHP 3PAR 3.2.1 Post Upgrade Notes

HP 3PAR Simulator Remote Copy (RCIP)

Having deployed two instances of the HP 3PAR simulator in previous posts (on ESXi and VMware Workstation) it’s time to configure the Remote Copy over IP (RCIP) feature. In a ‘real’ 3PAR deployment Remote Copy allows a 3PAR array to copy volumes from a source to a target – this can be a 1-1 relationship … Read moreHP 3PAR Simulator Remote Copy (RCIP)

HP 3PAR Cluster Extension (CLX) License Issue

I had to troubleshoot a Microsoft Failover Cluster with a SQL instance recently and it proved an interesting one. This cluster uses the HP 3PAR Cluster Extension software (CLX) to interact with the 3PAR arrays in our datacenters and facilitate the movement of the SQL instance between sites. Note – the HP 3PAR CLI (command … Read moreHP 3PAR Cluster Extension (CLX) License Issue

HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console SSMC–SSL Certificate Replacement

HP have released the latest version of the 3PAR StoreServe Management Console or SSMC for short. It is the web based version of the classic 3PAR Management Console application. Having deployed the latest version I needed to replace the default self-signed SSL certificate with one from my certificate authority (CA). This wasn’t immediately easy as … Read moreHP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console SSMC–SSL Certificate Replacement

HP 3PAR Grow Remote Copy Virtual Volume

Growing a virtual volume (VV) on a 3PAR array is very easy however when using Remote Copy (RC) to replicate this volume between arrays you need to carry out the growth task slightly differently. As usual screenshots and command output may be edited to remove sensitive details. Below we have a screenshot from the HP … Read moreHP 3PAR Grow Remote Copy Virtual Volume

VMware Networking Error – IP address already assigned to another adapter KB 1179

This is an old fault that I thought I wouldn’t see again however I came across a VM this morning which tried to automatically update it’s VMware tools install and failed. The machine was left without the tools and we had to deploy them manually. This wasn’t difficult of course however after the reboot the … Read moreVMware Networking Error – IP address already assigned to another adapter KB 1179

Trend Micro Deep Security Relay Agent Install

Trend Micro Deep Security is a great product and I am more than happy to say I do rather love it. If you are running Deep Security then you will already have at least one Relay agent deployed – your Deep Security Management server. While this does work I prefer to break the Relay role … Read moreTrend Micro Deep Security Relay Agent Install