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HP LeftHand P4000 Peer Motion demo

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.

 

HP LeftHand P4000 Centralized Management Console (CMC) demo

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).

 

HP LeftHand Zero to VSA demo

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.

 

3PAR Hands on lab: zero detect

I like doing hands on labs and then giving you a look at the resulting video.  Today I have a hands on lab with HP 3PAR showing zero detect.  Check it out!

HP 3PAR hands-on lab: provisioning

Today I have a video of the an HP 3PAR hands-on lab I did, focused on provisioning storage. 

 

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