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HPE Host Explorer for HPE Primera & HPE 3PAR

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

Features and Benefits:

The Host Explorer collects detailed host side storage stack configuration information on the host it is installed and communicates it to HPE 3PAR or HPE Primera storage systems over the front-end FC or iSCSI connection. The host side storage stack information will be used to assists with new Host object creation on the storage systems and for diagnosing host connectivity issues.

The Host Explorer collects the following information and sends it to the connected 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

When a new Host object is created on the HPE 3PAR or HPE Primera storage system, administrators are presented unassigned WWNs or iSCSI names they can use to setup the connectivity. So storage administrators can quickly provision connectivity to new hosts in the SAN and also avoid costly mistakes due to name collisions.

What is new?

The latest version of Host Explorer is 4.0.0.

HPE Host Explored 4.0.0 can be used with both HPE 3PAR and HPE Primera storage systems. A single instance of Host Explorer 4.0.0 on a host can work with both HPE 3PAR and HPE Primera arrays in the SAN.


To download the software, click the Select button.

Product Documentation:

Host Explorer 4.0 for HPE Primera and HPE 3PAR User Guide and other related documents, go to HPE Storage Information Library >> User Guides table.

For complete list of host operating systems versions where Host Explorer can be installed and supported 3PAR OS versions refer to HPE SPOCK website: >> Array SW: 3PAR on the left hand side box menu.

Product Support:

For support, please follow the standard support processes for your HPE storage arrays or visit

Additional product information
Product #: HP3PARHE
Global Trade ID: -
Version: 4.0.0
Software specification: HPE Host Explorer 4.0.0 for HPE Primera & HPE 3PAR