Category: Advocacy


HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization – auto tiering

(Posted LinkedIn July 2013) Turned on AO today for the first time. Really surprised at what it moved around between cpg/tiers. Data that I would have expected to be low I/O moved up tiers, and vice-versa for data that I would have considered higher I/O moved down. Good to see it is idenitfying the hot/cold ...


Converting 3PAR 3.1.2 Full/Thick Volumes to Thin Volumes – online

(Posted LinkedIn April 2013) From the InForm 3.1.2 GUI I wanted to tune many volumes that we had initially provisioned as Thick to Thin. I did not want to take the volumes offline. There is no option for this in the GUI that I can see, it needs to be done from the CLi. The ...


3PAR P10400 Remote Copy Fibre Channel – Setup and some basic testing

(Posted LinkedIn March 2013) Last week I installed the RCFC cards in to our 2x P10400 3PARs. Cabled all up via our Brocades and zoned everything 1:1. We have a 3PAR in each DC. The RCFC cards are installed to slot 1 of each node, there is 4 ports per card, we are only utilising ...


3PAR Persistent Ports

(Posted LinkedIn April 2013) We installed more HBAs in our 3PARs this week which involved the nodes going offline 1 at a time. Most impressed with the persistent port feature as non of my 22 VMware hosts detected a path going offline during the upgrade. The initial zoning is a bit painful but that is ...