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Un nuovo storage per Veeam Explorer for SAN

L’ultima versione di Veeam Backup and Replication (la 6.5) ha introdotto una nuova funzionalita’ molto interessante: il Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshot (VESS).

Questa funzionalita’ permette di effettuare il recovery delle VM tramite Veeam B&R direttamente dagli snapshot delle SAN supportate.

Per chi non le conoscesse, le funzionalita’ principali del VESS sono:

  • automazione del processo di mount delle snapshot
  • possibilità di recuperare singoli file dalle snapshot
  • restore delle VM direttamente dalle snapshot

Finora l’unica SAN supportata era HP StorVirtual VSA (e la sua controparte fisica Lefthand). Da subito l’interesse per questa funzionalità è stato elevato e Veeam ha lasciato intuire che sarebbe stato via via aggiunto il supporto ad altre SAN.

Finalmente ieri Veeam ha annunciato il supporto a un’altra SAN: il nuovo 3PAR StoreServ 7000 a gli altri modelli 3PAR che usciranno nella prima metà del 2013.

Vediamo in futuro che altri storage saranno supportati!

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Nuovo white paper da HP: HP P4000 LeftHand SAN with VMware best practices

20 Sep 2011 Leave a comment

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Hp ha pubblicato un nuovo white paper relatvo alle best practice per VMware vSphere e SAN P4000 Lefthand SAN. Questo white paper contiene informazioni dettagliate sull’intergrazione tra VMware vSphere® 5.0 e le san della famiglia HP P4000 LeftHand.

Il documento presenta linee guida di configurazione, best practice e una sezione di faq relative al deploy di vSphere 5 su Lefthand.
Solutions.

Ecco un rapido sguardo all’indice:

Initial iSCSI setup of vSphere 5
Connecting and using iSCSI volumes
Expanding an iSCSI LUN in P4000
Snapshots, Remote Copy, and HP SmartClone volumes
vSphere 5 Storage Enhancements for P4000
VMFS-5
Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (Storage DRS)
vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA)
HP Insight Control Storage Module for vCenter
Storage I/O Control (Storage I/O Control)
Best practices

E’ possibile scaricare il documento qui

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New HP P4000 LeftHand SAN with VMware best practices technical paper

20 Sep 2011 2 comments

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Hp has published a new technical whitepaper about P4000 Lefthand SAN with VMware best practices. This white paper provides detailed information on how to integrate VMware vSphere® 5.0 with HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Solutions.

This document presents configuration guidelines, best practices and answers to frequently asked questions about deployment of VMware vSphere 5.0 on HP P4000 SAN.
Solutions.

Here a glimpse from the table of contents:

Initial iSCSI setup of vSphere 5
Connecting and using iSCSI volumes
Expanding an iSCSI LUN in P4000
Snapshots, Remote Copy, and HP SmartClone volumes
vSphere 5 Storage Enhancements for P4000
VMFS-5
Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (Storage DRS)
vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA)
HP Insight Control Storage Module for vCenter
Storage I/O Control (Storage I/O Control)
Best practices

You can download the whitepaper here

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Easy links to Lefthand Networks software

13 Apr 2010 1 comment

As we have a site with HP Lefthand iSCSI san, today I checked for upgrades but…the “check for upgrade” of CMC console just can’t connect to ftp.

So, I tried the hard way: looking for patches on HP website. If you have ever looked for something on HP website, you know that it’s just no so “user friendly”…

Well, I think that now is easier to find patches for the Lefthand: go to http://www.hp.com/go/p4000 and select “HP Support & Drivers”.

But I needed also the new SAN/iQ …that is not present on that link.

After looking here and there I found a really useful collection of direct (and easy!) ftp links to the various version here:
http://blog.lewan.com/2009/09/14/easy-ftp-links-to-hp-lefthand-networks-software-and-code/

Also on the same blog I find this other interesting page:
http://blog.lewan.com/2010/02/16/hp-lefthand-storageworks-useful-info-and-websites/

Update: I’ve also found another interesting site about the new network raid feature os SAN/iQ 8.5:
http://vstorage.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/the-new-networkraidfeatures-of-saniq-8-5/

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