I really enjoyed doing the hands on I'll show you today. I used Peer Motion software to do a cluster swap and volume migration. As I was doing this I thought it would be awesome so have a video playing on the volume that was part of the cluster swap or volume migration - so you can see that this happened without impacting the "users" - in this case me.
First a little background on Peer Motion
There's a new white paper about Peer Motion that is almost finished - so instead of me trying to be creative in talking about it, here's an excerpt from the paper:
Peer Motion is HP’s data migration technology which offers HP LeftHand users two simple and flexible methods of moving data volumes within a LeftHand SAN. Those methods are volume migration and cluster swap. Volume Migration and Cluster Swap employ storage federated software, to transparently move application workloads between tiers of data storage and/or storage clusters in a LeftHand environment. Peer Motion on HP LeftHand supports all P4000 storage models - spanning from the P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA) to the midrange and high performance P4000 storage systems.
Yesterday I had a screen capture video of me using our new Zero to VSA feature to create six HP LeftHand VSA nodes. Today, I have more video of me using the P4000 Centralized Management Console (CMC) to do a few things with those six VSA's. By the way, what I show today would be the same thing you'd do if you were using a hardware based P4000 (like a P4300 or P4500).
One of the things I like to do is play with our gear and show you. Those blog post and videos tend to be pretty popular. With the help of our Technical Marketing guys (thanks Chris!), I was able to get a hold of everything I needed to play around with our HP LeftHand P4000. I have a number of videos that I'll show you over the next week or so. Whether you have a P4000 or not, I think you'll find what I have got interesting.
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
Today I have a video tour of our new state of the art data center in Ft. Collins, Colorado. A few years ago, HP CIO Randy Mott took on a massive data center consolidation within HP - this data center is also the result of data center consolidation but not for HP IT but our R&D teams across our storage, server, networking, and software businesses.
The data center was built in collaboration with HP Labs and uses advanced sustainable data center technologies.
Today's post is a follow up to the whiteboard discussion I had yesterday. I'm excited to bring you this demo of the P4000 and VAAI. The results of using VAAI shown in this video is pretty impressive. There's a lot of other information in the body of this post so be sure to click the "read more" link or title of this post to see that information. Here's the video: