HPE 3PAR Logical Disk Not Mapped to Virtual Volume

I came across this issue while reviewing the output of the checkhealth –detail command run from the 3PAR command line. This command provides a more detailed view (as per the switch) of any health issues including those experienced in the Logical Disk (LD) subsystem.  The specific error ‘LDs not mapped to a volume’ may happen … Read more

HPE 3PAR Interrupt Coalescing

I’m currently working on a case with HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) 3PAR support with regard to excessive retransmit errors on our Remote Copy Fibre Channel (RCFC) connection between two 7400 arrays. While troubleshooting we found that a required option was not set appropriately – namely interrupt coalescing on the RCFC ports. In this post I … Read more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more