HP Virtualization VMWare

HP 3PAR recovery manager for vSphere.

What is it?

HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for VMware vSphere enables the protection and rapid recovery of virtual machines and VMware datastores

What does it look like?

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What can it do?

It provides virtual copy management and allows you to take LUN-level snapshots of virtual machines and datastores through the vSphere management GUI by using array-based snapshots that are quick, space efficient, and virtual machine aware.

The plugin makes it possible to create hundreds of virtual copies. The number of virtual copies to retain and the retention period for each virtual copy can easily be specified

This plug-in can do granular restores at the VMFS level, the virtual machine level, or the individual file level.

Neat stuff!

If you want to know more, get in touch and email me or visit http://www.hp.com/go/3PAR



HP Storage VMWare

HP 3PAR Dynamic Optimisation and VMWare vSphere

In a nutshell, HP 3PAR Dynamic Optimisation Software is a software license/product enabled on the storage array itself that can provide a non-disruptive way to make changes to storage volumes hosted on the HP 3PAR Storage System.

Storage administrators can move volumes between different drive types or tiers (SSD, Fibre Channel, SATA/Nearline), leveling volumes as new drives are added into the array, all without outages or impacting any hosts that the system is busy serving I/O to.

So how is this good for virtual environments? It can be used to move running VMs between different tiers without impacting what the virtual machines are doing.

Similarly, as new drives are added to the array, the LUN that ESX is using can be striped across the new drives on the fly without taking an outage at the ESX server level. VMWare’s vMotion technology offers somewhat similar functionality, but at the host layer.

Dynamic Optimization works at the storage layer, which can be used to optimize storage service levels while VMware vMotion can be used to optimize CPU utilization across multiple hosts.  Very similar to storage vMotion but all on the array itself!!

Pretty cool!

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Blog hacked..

Thanks to a inadequate web hosting backup strategy, and a person with too much time on their hands.  cloud-land has been hacked through a vulnerability in the wordpress theme I was using. The result is many posts (along with associated files/screen dumps) have been lost.  I have managed to salvage some posts prior to this happening due to writing the actual content into a word document offline I kept before I published on here but still………Grumpy!!!