One of the videos I tried to have done before Discover but wasn't able to is a demo of new software capability - EVA to 3PAR Online Import. Today, I have that video for you. But let's start with some background information.
What is it?
EVA to 3PAR Online Import manages the migration of data from a source EVA storage system to a destination 3PAR storage system. Using EVA to 3PAR Online Import, you can migrate EVA virtual disks and host configuration information to a 3PAR destination storage system without changing host configurations or interrupting data access.
EVA to 3PAR Online Import coordinates the movement of data from the source while servicing I/O requests from the hosts. During the data migration, host I/O is serviced from the destination 3PAR storage system. The host/virtual disk presentation implemented on the EVA is maintained on the 3PAR destination.
The good news is that HP is continuing to invest in EVA P6000 Storage. We’re announcing a series of enhancements designed to help you optimize traditional and virtual workloads with new technology innovations. In a nutshell, these enhancements include:
- New models, EVA P6350 and EVA P6550, with twice the cache
- Increased addressable capacity now over 1PB
- New drive options including support for 200GB and 400GB Small Form Factor (SFF) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Solid State Disk (SSD)
- New 3TB SAS drive option for increased scalability
- Integration with VMware vSphere Storage APs (VAAI)
- Performance Advisor Software for intuitive, easy-to-use performance monitoring and troubleshooting interface
Late last week - actually was most of the world's weekend - I had a blog post talking about some new P6000 EVA Performance Advisor demo videos. Today, I have the final two videos in the series that I wanted to share with you. Here are the videos:
A few weeks back I had a blog post talking about the P6000 EVA simulator and that it included the new P6000 Performance Advisor (PA) software. I sure hope you checked it out but if you didn't, over the next couple of days I have a few videos that demonstrate PA.
Last fall, I had the honor of going to visit Cal State University Monterey Bay. Well, who wouldn't jump at a chance at going to Monterey Bay AND visiting a customer. That visit was one of the highlights of 2011. But really the star of the day was visiting Steven and Paul and hearing about what a work horse the EVA5000 had been and how easy it was to get the P6000 EVA up and running.
I had previously written a blog about this visit but kept it anonymous because I didn't have everything I needed in place to name CSUMB. Well, lucky for me because today we also did a press release highlighting CSUMB as the 100,000th EVA customer.
Yesterday I had a post talking about the new version of Command View for the P6000 EVA. Shortly after I sent the article out on Twitter, an EVA customer asked me how can an existing customer get the new version of Command View. I got a URL where you can download Command View v10.0 from the HP Software Depot. I added it to the post yesterday but it was at the bottom and I'm guessing many of you missed it. So here's the link you can download Command View v10.0.
I also was reminded that we have a P6000 EVA simulator. It's basically Command View - and so the simulator is a great way for someone not familiar with the EVA or Command View can get a sense of how it works. So if you want don't have an EVA or don't have Command View v10.0 and want to see how they work, download the simulator. The latest simulator also includes Performance Advisor (PA) - so while the data being used isn't realistic (I think the simulator actually uses data from the performance of your PC hard drive, not simulated data), you can get a sense of what you can do with PA.
Have a great weekend!
One of the downsides of HP having so many product groups is that we can't sound the trumpet blast and do a press release every time there's something new - tech reporters out there wouldn't like us much. As a result, there's often cool new products or updates to existing products that slip out onto hp.com without much notice. Command View v10.0 for the P6000 and EVA is an example of that.
Today's article has a number of short videos showing Command View. Here's the first one but to see the rest you'll need to go to the blog article.
I have another demo video for you today, a look at P6000 EVA Dynamic LUN and RAID migration software. I recommend you watch the video on YouTube so here's the link to find it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjj3d6lYVVo
My blog post today is a video demo of the P6000 EVA Thin Provisioning software. I recommend you go to the post to see the whole post but you can click this link to open the video on YouTube