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Cluster Extension Long Distance Live Migration with Hyper-V

The coolest Hyper-V demo you've never seen - this article includes a video demo of HP ClusterExtension Long Distance Live Migration with Hyper-V. Matthias Popp is a Architect with our Storage Systems Integration Lab and contributed this article.

HP StorageWorks Tech Day: Session 8, P4000

 By Calvin Zito, aka @HPStorageGuy


I don't like having two posts in one day but I'm leaving for Germany in less than 48 hours to attend our HP Technology at Work event in Germany and I want to get this last session video from our HP StorageWorks Tech Day online.  Next week I'll turn my attention to HP Tech @ Work.  




In this video, Chris Hornauer talked about the HP StorageWorks P4000 SAN Solution (formerly HP LeftHand) and gave a demo.  I didn't include the demo because it just doesn't show up very well on the video. 




One of the more interesting things during Chris' presentation (and again this isn't in the video) was when he brought Chris Evans up to try to break the P4000(clicking on Chris' name will take you to his Twitter page and I recommend you follow him).  I'm not sure how many drives Chris E pulled out of the P4500 before it caused a failure but I think it was 12.  Hopefully Chris will drop by and leave a comment about what he did (but no promises as I know Chris is very busy and was stuck in the U.S. most of the week because of the volcano issues in Europe closing the air space). 



So here's the video of the session:



If you have any issues viewing the embedded video, click here.


And again, don't forget that I'll be at HP Tech @ Work next week.  If you're there, be sure to say hello!  You can follow our tweets from the event with the hashtag #HPTAW (you need a Twitter log-in to see the tweets using this hashtag).   And if you're not using Twitter yet as a great source of information, try it out by following me today!

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HP StorageWorks Tech Day: Session 7, P2000

 By Calvin Zito, aka @HPStorageGuy




Time for another video from our StorageWorks Tech Day.  Wow, has it really already been four weeks since we did our Tech Day?  Today's video is the HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 MSA session with Norman Morales.  The discussion in this session was very interactive and lots of questions from the bloggers.  Norman talked about what's new with the P2000 and covered a lot of ground in this 25 minute session. 



If you have any problems viewing this embedded video, click here.

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HP StorageWorks Tech Day: Session 6, the X9000

At our April 2010 Tech Day, one of the sessions was a technical overview of the X9000 Network Storage System.  The X9000 is based on technology from our acquisition of IBRIX.  The presenter is Efrin Molina, a technical specialists.

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HP StorageWorks Tech Day: Touring the labs

 By Calvin Zito, aka @HPStorageGuy


During our Tech Day at the end of March, we took a tour of three different labs at our Houston campus.  First of up is the event lab, timely as Chris Hornauer talked about getting equipment ready for Storage Networking World and the National Association of Broadcasters, both happening this week.  The other interesting thing is a closer look at the HP StorageWorks MDS600 - Chris pulls out the enclosure to show the drives and you'll get a look at the mechanism that allows the enclosure to slide out of the rack.  The MDS600 gives you shared storage at the price of direct attached storage.  I think a deeper dive on it is warranted here on the blog.  Here's that video:






If you have trouble with the embedded video, click here to launch the viewer.


The next stop was the Enterprise Backup Solutions Lab.  This is the lab where we test our backup hardware (HP tape storage and virtual tape systems like the D2D Backup System and Virtual Library System) with leading ISV backup software, including our own HP Data Protector.  Phil Lang mentioned the EBS compatibility matrix - it's one of the most downloaded pieces of content on  If you want to take a look, you can click here





Again, if you have any issues with the embedded video, click here


The last stop was Integrated Systems Test: Automated Test and Verification Lab.  There's a lot of interesting stuff here: 

    • David Sheffield (you can call him Sheff) was our host here - you can tell he loves his job!  The bloggers were also interested at how "clean" an environment this test lab was - not your typical lab that has pieces/parts of systems all over.


    • The bloggers were very interested in how we collect data from our array controllers in the test lab (you'll see the "diving board" that is used to grab data off a controller). 


Last time, if you have any issues with the embedded video, click here.


There are still more videos to come from the StorageWorks Tech Day  and I'll post them over the next several days.  A special thanks to all of the guys in Houston (and Yvette!!!) that helped make the lab tours possible.

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