Category Archive: SVSP

Aug 10

EVA includes SVSP host mode

If your SVSP installation includes EVA4400/6400/8400 or even the new P6300/P6500 arrays running XCS 10000000 or later, you should change the host mode from Windows 2003 to SVSP for all DPM/VSM host objects. This new mode has been added because of minor modifications to the Windows 2003 host mode. (now includes ThP support) This feature …

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Jun 09

Official Linux DM-MP and SVSP support

Even if this information is distributed in Native Linux Device-Mapper Disk Arrays reference guide trough SPOCK, I’d like to wrap up the most impotent facts for the impatient. By now, this is configuration is fully supported by HP. Emulex as well as QLogic FC HBAs are supported. I’d like to refer to SPOCK for a …

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May 28

HP SVSP 3.05 released

Since SVSP will have its official end of sales in Q4 2011 no new major software releases are planned. Anyway HP has released version 3.05 on their regular schedule which is a bugfix only release to address some of really nasty issues in the product. Most interesting fixes: Improved resource recovery algorithm for SyncMirrors to …

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Feb 09

Updated SVSP documents available

HP has revised their SVSP Best Practice Guide and the Service Guide. The previously only internal available Service Guide has been released to the public. SAN Virtualization Services Platform Service Guide, Fourth edition, February 2011 SAN Virtualization Services Platform Best Practices Guide, Fourth edition, November 2010 Update: Strange but true, the SVSP Service Guide has …

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Oct 27

HP SVSP Best Practices Guide, Third edition

With the release of the latest SVSP version a an updated version of their SAN Virtualization Services Platform Best Practices Guide has been published. You can download the Third edition, October 2010 here. It includes a lot of useful information for new and existing installations.

Oct 21

HP SVSP 3.04 released

During this week HP released version 3.04 of SVSP. If you’re running a version 3.02 or earlier, you should get in touch with HP support to have an update arranged. Installations running the controlled release 3.03 should upgrade within the next 60 days. With this release a lot of bugfixes have been integrated as well …

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Aug 11

DM-MP and SVSP 3.02

Here is a working and well tested addition for your /etc/multipath.conf if you’re using RHEL4 and SVSP 3. Please keep in mind that RHEL4 does not have an ALUA hardware handler in kernel and requires the HP-EVA MS-DPM personality of the Linux host profile. device { vendor “HP” product “HSVX700” path_grouping_policy group_by_prio prio_callout “/sbin/mpath_prio_hp_sw /dev/%n” …

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