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Reclaiming space with HP 3PAR StoreServ

._Thin_technologies_RGB_blue.pngEventually I want to have a ChalkTalk on HP 3PAR StoreServ Thin Provisioning and in fact I probably would take several ChalkTalks on the topic.  I got a question from a reader (via email) with some questions about Thin Provisioning and reclaiming space with VMware and thought since I don't have those ChalkTalks yet, it might be worth sharing the info with you.

 

Here's the question from the customer:

 

We have a question about our HP 3PAR 7200 array.  We have created 4 virtual volumes and used the storage for 2 vm’s.  Now we have moved the 2 vm’s and all datastores are 0% used but the storage isn’t reclaimed on our 3PAR array.  Where can we enable the thin copy reclamation? (Using vSphere 5.1).

 

And the answer is....

3PAR Thin Provisioning

LaMills Garrett had sent a few tweets wanting to clarify some confusion he's seeing around 3PAR thin provisioning.  LaMills is our HP 3PAR Americas product manager and I've known him for a long time - going back to more than 10 years ago when he was working in R&D.  After seeing his tweets, I thought it might be a good excuse for a short, Sunday night getting back into the swing of things blog post.  So here's what LaMills said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introducing the HP P10000 3PAR Storage System

In another podcast covering our August 23 storage announcement, this edition covers the new P10000 3PAR Storage System with Beth Joseph.  I've known Beth for a while and she's one of our top product managers.  We cover a lot of topics in this podcast focusing on what's new with our 3PAR platform.  Here's the podcast with Beth:

 

Demo video of P6000 EVA Thin Provisioning

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

Announcing the HP 3PAR Get Thin Guarantee *

Thin provisioning can help you to get thin and stay thin.  Today, I talk about a new program, the HP 3PAR Get Thin Guarantee *.  There are a lot of details in my post today so click on the title or the read more link to get all the details. 

 

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