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3PAR Central Management Console 2.0

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Calvin Zito and Ivan Iannaccone from HP been showing the demo from the 3PAR Central Management Console , and after @3ParDude asked about it Ivan offered acces to download Smiley 

So after getting the bits Smiley its time to install

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StartSmiley

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TCP port for listener

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5 min install

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Set a admin credential to add/remote 3PAR systems

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Add Storage Systems

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Add systems pr ip address or dns

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Accept Certificate to add system to the central console

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Accept and Cache

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After logon start the Management Console , overview of functions

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And a partial look at the dashboard Smiley for compliance reasons , need to play more

HP Thank You !

3PAR Management Pack StorServ “Error”

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So after installig the HP management pack on a new shiny 3PAR installation we started getting StorServ Errors in the Operations Manager Console

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Looking at the alert it seems that the Exchange 2013 Management pack “triggers” SCOM alerts

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Looking the Operations Manager log shows the error that is picked up from the 3PAR management pack

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Looking at the 3PAR storser alert rule it triggers in event 102 on the operations manager log that explains why it “think” the Exchange MP is generating alerts for the 3PAR SNMP integration.

a more detailed filter on the alert rule would fix this , but moving the snmp endpoint to a agent instead of a a management server will work as a workaround

Time to Patch HP StoreFront Integration to SCOM

Categories: 3PAR, Operations Manager, SCOM
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If you are running HP 3PAR and Microsoft Operations Manager you are most likely running HP StoreFront 4 integration so you can enjoy the integration between HP and Microsoft

There is a 411.zip file that apperated on the HP download site early december (that i missed until now)

That contains a security update for StoreFront MP 4 and 4.1

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Patch #411 for HP Storage Management Pack 4.0/4.1

Description:

This patch addresses security vulnerabilities in HP Storage Management Pack (MP) for HP 3PAR StoreServ.

It needs to be applied only if you are using version 4.0 or 4.1 of HP Storage MP to monitor HP 3PAR StoreServ.

Management Pack service will be restarted during the patch installation. It takes about 15-20 seconds.

Note: If you have applied the patch prior to upgrading from SCOM MP 4.0 to SCOM MP 4.1; you have to re-apply the patch post upgrade.

Applicable Versions:

HP Storage Management Pack v.4.0 or v.4.1

How to apply:

Run ‘mp411.exe‘on the system wherever SCOM server is running.

Installing

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Patch will restart the integration.

So please PATCH ASAP

Integrating HP 3PAR Into Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

Categories: 3PAR, Hyper-V, Virtual Machine Manager, VMM, Windows Server 2012 R2
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HP have 2 integrations with Virtual Machine Manager , this post will cover the basic install of the HP Storage UI Add-In for System Center , this tool provides a overview of the storage connected to the Microsoft Hyper-V / Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager Installation , 2nd a post will cover SMI-S integration for assigning storage to Hyper-V hosts

 

This post will cover the install and a few screen shots of the UI integration with Virtual Machine Manager

 

 

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Start the installer

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This is the install on the Virtual Machine Manager server so we will select HP Storage UI Add-In Server

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Select path for install

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Go Go

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Install should not take more than a few minutes

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DO NOT use a domain admin for this purpose , testing with the Hyper-V management account , not sure why HP wants to use a domain admin seems like a terrible idea

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So i will use the Hyper-V account used in VMM again needs further testing

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Go to Settings Console Add-Ins , ensure that you did a run as administrator when launching the VMM console

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Import the add-in

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Go Go

 

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Add the HP 3PAR storage systems through VMM

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Set the IP address on the 3PAR’s and select the action account

 

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Just for testing i added the FC and NL for provisioning in a later post

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Go Go

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In the VMM console select HP Storage Management , and select Authorize on the storage systems , this will prompt for credentials

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And we now can see what LUN on the 3PAR a VM is located on and what paths/speed is used

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And a general overview of the 3PAR

Do not stop , go to your test enviroment patch hyper-v and DPM and Enjoy

Categories: 3PAR, Data Protection Manager, DPM, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012 R2
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So one of the news in UR3 to Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 is the Scalable VM Backup

This adds more scale to each DPM server ensuring backup of the VM on each host

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2966014

Features that are implemented in this update rollup
  • Scalable VM backup
    This update rollup improves the reliability at scale for Virtual Machine (VM) backups on Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructures. This feature is supported on both Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and scale-out file server (SOFS) storage configurations for VMs.
    Prerequisites

 

Ensure April Update on Everything

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So patch your test dpm servers and update the agents

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Reboot is NEEDED even on 2012 R”

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Sucess Smiley

 

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You will need to run a consistency check of all VM’s

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DPM issues a checkpoing before the CC

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After checkpoint is complete we can create a recovery point

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And we can see the snapshot being created and the deltas moved.

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and on the plus side , no more errors on the VDS Basic Provider after the upgrade , and from the testing so far no issues with ODX enabled

PATCH TEST WAIT DEPLOY in PRODUCTION