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HP introduces new 3PAR StoreServ 8000 series arrays for the midrange

After almost a 3 year run, HP is replacing the 3PAR StoreServ 7000 series with all new 3PAR StoreSev 8000 series arrays.  This news comes while HP is celebrating how well its mid-range 3PAR arrays have been selling versus competitors. The new arrays features upgraded hardware including 16-gigabit fibre channel and 12-gigabit SAS connectivity for its […]

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ProLiant Gen8 servers show up disabled after HP OneView upgrade to 1.20.05

I recently upgraded our HP OneView deployment to 1.20.05.  Following the upgrade, several rack-mount ProLiant systems showed up in the console as disabled.  The strange thing is that the dashboard still showed active CPU, Power and Temperature stats on the Overview, so I knew the system was still communicating with OneView. Having seen this before […]

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Use raw disks for StoreVirtual VSA to avoid warnings and maximize capacity

Last year at HP Discover, I was preparing for my first StoreVirtual VSA deployment.  I spoke with a couple different folks from the StoreVirtual team.  The main piece of advice I was given was to use raw disk mappings under the StoreVirtual VSA.  At first, I questioned this.  But there is good logic to this […]

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Self service IT kiosks and vending machines could improve IT support satisfaction

HP was showing off some of its new ideas for IT support at HP Discover.  The idea behind internal initiatives were to improve overall IT services to its internal customers – its employees. One of the initiatives was setting up areas in offices similar to a genius bar in an Apple store where employees could bring their system […]

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Upgrading the HP OneView appliance with new releases

HP announced the OneView 2.0 will be shipping soon during its HP Discover in June.  In the meantime, they’ve released version 1.20.05 which addresses several security vunleratilities, including Poodle over TLS, and a bunch of other bugfixes.  The release notes for 1.20.05 provide the full details, along with the previous 1.20 releases and their changes. […]

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HP offers a show-and-tell of OneView 2.0 features, release date unannounced

Back in June, HP announced that OneView 2.0 would be coming soon.  There is not an exact ship date for the product, but HP did share the major new features of the new version.  From the list of features, some of the highlights are the introduction of templates to server profiles, enhanced firmware and device […]

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HP sees Composable Infrastructure as the foundation of future IT

The company that created the converged infrastructure concept with its blades is at it again.  HP announced during HP Discover plans around a concept called Composable Infrastructure.  Now, let me be the first to say, much of what makes up Composable Infrastructure today isn’t new to HP.  But, the name is new for an overarching […]

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Deploying HP OneView 1.20 for monitoring & replacing HP SIM

With the 1.20 release of HP OneView, HP has opened up the ability to monitor hardware without controlling all configuration and deployments using the tool.  Along with the 1.20 release, HP introduced the OneView Standard license, which is a free license that allows HP customers to run OneView for monitoring only of hardware.  This license level […]

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HP releases BIOS PowerShell cmdlets

HP has introduced another batch of over 90 PowerShell cmdlets with a focus on BIOS management.  The new batch of cmdlets joins two previous batches of cmdlets that allow management of iLO, the onboard IP management interface on ProLiant servers,  and for Onboard Administrator, the primary management interface on HP’s BladeSystem hardware. OneView introduced the ability […]

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HP’s new Elitebook Folio 1020 is an attractive, powerful system for mobile enterprise

For many people, their daily office isn’t in a traditional office building.  For them, a lightweight powerful mobile computer is the best way to get the job done.  I had the chance to evaluate an HP ultrabook, the Elitebook Folio 1020, during May and June and run it through the paces on a number of […]

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