Tag: HP

HP StorageWorks VDS & VSS Hardware Providers

You can find this here on the HP site.  The EVA download for VDS and VSS is here. HP StorageWorks Arrays support Microsoft Virtual Disk Services (VDS) and Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) for Windows Server 2003Services (VSS) for Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2008 R2 Enterprise and Data Center Editions. VDS hardware providers…

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Planning HP EVA SAN Firmware Update

HP have contacted us requesting that we do a firmware update on our HP EVA SAN.  They seem pretty eager; they’re going to send in an engineer for free to do the update.  We’ll be responsible for the blade HBA mezzanine cards and virtual connect updates.  There’s compatibility lists for the entire set of firmwares…

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Thinking About HP and Microsoft’s Announcement

You’ve probably already read about the announcement where HP and Microsoft are aligning their technologies on the virtualisation, management, storage and deployment front.  Slap-bang in the middle of this is Hyper-V. This was interesting.  Even up to last month, HP in Ireland was pretending Hyper-V didn’t exist.  Every bit of their marketing was 100% around…

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HP Updates Sizing Tool For W2008 Hyper-V

HP has released an updated version of their Hyper-V sizing tool to include Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. “The HP Sizer for Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 is an automated, downloadable tool that provides quick and helpful sizing guidance for “best-fit” HP server and storage configurations running in a Hyper-V R2 environment. The tool is intended…

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W2008 R2 Hyper-V Network Tests on HP G6 Blades

I posted earlier today about my network transfer tests on HP ProLiant BL460C G5 blade servers with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.  Hans Vredevoort also did some tests, this time using BL460C G6 blades.  This gave Hans the hardware to take advantage of some of the new technologies from Microsoft.  Check out his results.

W2008 R2 Hyper-V Network Speed Comparisons

Hans Vredevoort asked what sort of network speed comparisons I was getting with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.  With W2008 R2 Hyper-V you get new features like Jumbo Frames and VMQ (Virtual Machine Queue) but these are reliant on hardware support.  Hans is running HP G6 ProLiant servers so he has that support.  Our current…

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