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HPE 3PAR Host Explorer for HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

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Overview

The HPE 3PAR Host Explorer (HE) automates host discovery and collection of detailed host configuration information that is critical to fast provisioning and simplifying maintenance. HPE 3PAR Host Explorer runs as an agent (Windows) or daemon (Linux, Unix) on the server. HPE 3PAR Host Explorer automatically and securely communicates host information such as Fibre Channel Worldwide Name (WWN) and host multipath data to the HPE 3PAR StoreServ storage system to reduce manual administration of host connectivity with 3PAR arrays.

Features and Benefits:

The HPE 3PAR Host Explorer communicates with the HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage System over an FC or iSCSI connection and enables the host to send detailed host configuration information to the HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage System. The information gathered from the HPE 3PAR Host Explorer is visible for uncreated hosts and assists with host creation and diagnosing host connectivity issues.

When a host is created on the HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage System, unassigned WWNs or iSCSI names are presented to the HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage System. Without the HPE 3PAR Host Explorer running on the attached hosts, the HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage System is unable to determine which host the WWN or iSCSI names belongs to and you must manually assign each WWN or iSCSI name to a host. With the HPE 3PAR Host Explorer running, the HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage System automatically groups WWNs or iSCSI names for the host together, assisting with creating the host.

The HPE 3PAR Host Explorer collects the following information and sends it to the HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage System:

  • Host operating system and version.
  • Fibre Channel and iSCSI HBA details.
  • Multipath driver and current multipath configuration.
  • Cluster configuration information.
  • Device and path Information.
  • Host capacity utilization information

The HPE 3PAR Host Explorer 3.2.1 includes following additional features

  • Support for 3PAR OS 3.3.1 MU1
  • Upgrade from Host Explorer 3.2.0
  • Retain VMware configuration data when upgrading to Host Explorer 3.2.1
  • Support for new host OS Solaris 11 in addition to Windows Server 2016/ IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1, and VMWare vSphere 6.5

Instructions:

To download the software, click the Select button.

Product Documentation:

For HPE 3PAR Host Explorer User Guide and related documents, go to https://www.hpe.com/us/en/storage/3par.html, navigate to the product page, click Support for your product, and then click Manuals.

For complete HPE 3PAR Host Explorer compatibility lists, refer to the 3PAR Array Software section on the HPE SPOCK website: https://www.hpe.com/storage/spock

Product Support:

For support, please follow the standard support processes for your HPE storage arrays or visit https://www.hpe.com/us/en/support.html

Other:

No license is required to use the HPE 3PAR Host Explorer.

 
Additional product information
Product #: HP3PARHE
Global Trade ID: -
Version: 3.2.1
Software specification: HPE 3PAR StoreServe Host Explorer 3.2.1
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