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HP announces OneView integration with vCenter Server

Today at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX), HP announced vCenter Server integration for its HP OneView systems management package.  Using REST API calls to HP OneView, the vCenter plugin is now able to initiate actions in HP OneView directly from the vSphere Web Client.  HP OneView, introduced last September, is a central platform of the Converged […]

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HP shows off OneView, a consolidated platform for converged management

In September, HP introduced its OneView platform for converged management.  When first introduced, many of my fellow bloggers and I saw it as an appropriate replacement for HP System Insight Manager (SIM), but what we found is that OneView aims to go further than SIM was ever capable and with a cleaner and easier to […]

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Review: HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 has big biz features in a small biz box

Its been two months since my HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 arrived and I’ve had an opportunity to run it in a couple different configurations.  Out of the box, Windows Server Essentials 2012 came pre-installed on my eval unit and on first boot, configuration kicked off to setup and configure an Active Directory domain and setup […]

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HP’s PS1810-8G is a perfect compliment to the MicroServer

When I unboxed my MicroServer several weeks ago, I was surprised to find an unexpected second box inside.  The surprise turns out to be an HP PS1810 8-port gigabit switch to compliment my Proliant MicroServer. The PS1810-8G is specifically manufactured to sit perfectly on top of the Proliant MicroServer Gen8.  Its the epitome of “made for […]

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Seven opportunities to win an HP Microserver and PS1810-8G switch (updated x5)

This week kicks off the first two of seven opportunities to win your own HP Microserver and an HP PS1810-8G.  Over the next month, seven different bloggers and sites will be giving away a combination HP Microserver and companion switch.  I have been blogging about the pair of HP products for the last several weeks.  I’ll […]

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VMware unwraps vSphere 5.5 – What’s in it for your Datacenter?

Almost two weeks ago now, VMware unwrapped vSphere 5.5 to the public.  The release, which ships later this year, includes a lot of enhancements and some new features for the datacenter.  I won’t lie – 5.5 has a lot more in it for the datacenter than 5.1 enhancements.  And I left VMworld 2013 much more […]

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HP’s Tom Joyce talks converged infrastructure and HP’s new Converged Systems Group

Like most things, IT concepts tend to be cyclical.  Many years ago, Windows and Linux on x86 hardware changed the course of purpose-built solutions, moving customers to what became industry standard servers.  Before them, customers bought proprietary hardware with proprietary storage and proprietary software. Now, the complexities of deploying industry standard servers are moving customers back to […]

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On the ground at VMworld 2012

I’m on the ground now in San Francisco for VMworld 2012.  This will be an extremely busy week packed with sessions, meetings, keynotes and social meet-ups.  This year seems a little different already than years past that I have attended.  There is a lot less official pre-event news but a lot more rumors and speculation.  That […]

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Converging network with HP FlexFabric and FlexManagement

This week, we shine the spotlight on network convergence and management in the FlexNetwork portfolio, specifically the HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules and the Intelligent Management Control (IMC) software.  Networking is generally not my forte, so some of this is a stretch for me, but I use and understand Virtual Connect. FlexFabric is an implementation […]

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Virtual Networking in the Future

So, one particularly interesting session I attended was TA2275, which basically involved the speaker, a crystal ball and the future of Virtual Networking in ESX.  The content was set into two parts – what we can expect in the immediate future and then some speculation about where things are probably going for the future. (more…)

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