HPE 3PAR Management Console Secure Connection

If you have used the HPE 3PAR management console (IMC) you will know that the logon prompt has a tick box for ‘Secure Connection’. In this post I will demonstrate why you should not connect without this option selected. This post is specific to the traditional IMC client which is being deprecated in favour of … Read moreHPE 3PAR Management Console Secure Connection

HPE 3PAR SSH Key Authentication

Passwords are not going to vanish any time soon but there are better ways of authenticating to a system both in terms of convenience and security. HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) 3PAR arrays support the use of SSH keys for authentication and this post will discuss their setup and use.   What are SSH keys? SSH … Read moreHPE 3PAR SSH Key Authentication

HPE 3PAR SSH Timeout

If like me you tend to leave yourself logged into various systems via SSH you may want to extend the timeout value so you’re not kicked off. HPE 3PAR arrays offer SSH for management with a default timeout of 1 hour – this is usually sufficient but you may wish to increase or decrease this … Read moreHPE 3PAR SSH Timeout

HPE Discover London 2015 Thoughts

What an amazing three days it’s been at HP Enterprise (HPE) Discover in London! The event was an incredible experience and I am grateful to HPE for my ticket and to my employer for allowing me the time to come to the event. I should probably thank my parents for letting me crash at their … Read moreHPE Discover London 2015 Thoughts

HP 3PAR CheckHealth Command

If you are running a HP 3PAR storage array you want to be certain it’s in a healthy state at all times. While you could look through all of the management menus to check the status of components it’s far easier to leverage the checkhealth command. Let’s take a look at the command and some … Read moreHP 3PAR CheckHealth Command

HP 3PAR StoreServ PowerShell Toolkit Installation

HP recently released a PowerShell toolkit for the 3PAR StoreServ SAN. This is great news if you are familiar with the Microsoft PowerShell environment and wish to leverage it to manage your 3PAR arrays. Today I’m going to deploy the 3PAR PowerShell toolkit and demonstrate some of the commands that can be leveraged.   Download … Read moreHP 3PAR StoreServ PowerShell Toolkit Installation

HP 3PAR StoreServe Management Console (SSMC) Version 2.2 Upgrade

HP have released an upgrade for the StoreServe Management Console (SSMC) software for 3PAR storage arrays. The latest version is 2.2 and is available from the following link – https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=SSMC_CONSOLE I’ve copied the info below from the HP portal, as you can see the list of improvements is quite lengthy. These enhancements to the product … Read moreHP 3PAR StoreServe Management Console (SSMC) Version 2.2 Upgrade

HP 3PAR Vision–Monitoring Solution Version

Not too long ago I did a quick review of the HP 3PAR Vision monitoring software from http://www.3parvision.com/ I received an e-mail informing me a new version had been released and today I’ll give another quick overview of the product, it’s changes and my opinion. The original review can be found here – https://www.bytesizedalex.com/hp-3par-visionmonitoring-solution/ Installation … Read moreHP 3PAR Vision–Monitoring Solution Version

HP 3PAR Quorum Witness Server Deployment and Configuration

In my environment we have two HP 3PAR 7400 arrays configured for synchronous replication. They are separated by about 16 miles with a 10Gb DWDM (dense wave devision multiplexing) link. We use Peer Persistence for VMware and HP CLX cluster extensions for Hyper-V to enable seamless failover between arrays. A vital component is the HP … Read moreHP 3PAR Quorum Witness Server Deployment and Configuration

HP 3PAR Quorum Witness Role

In this post we will look at deploying the HP 3PAR quorum witness – this is a vital system when running arrays with Peer Persistence synchronous replication as it allows us to arbitrate in a split brain scenario. First off what does it do and why do we care? The quorum witness is a virtual … Read moreHP 3PAR Quorum Witness Role