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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console

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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) is the HPE 3PAR management and reporting console that offers converged management of both File and Block on HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems.

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console offers a modern look and consistent feel and a common interface and language with HPE Management tools such as HPE OneView. Designed to use the latest API (Application Program Interface) and UI (User Interface) technologies, HPE 3PAR SSMC centralizes all HPE 3PAR StoreServ management under a single pane of glass and offers converged management and reporting for both file and block. Accessible through web based UI, you can run your operations as HPE 3PAR SSMC tasks with an improved user experience and better responsiveness. All the information you need from HPE 3PAR StoreServ is available at a glance with customizable reporting capabilities, eliminating the need for add-on software tools or diagnostics and troubleshooting. Assess what's happening across the entire data center in seconds via a simple dashboard and you are just one click away from collecting configuration and health information on any resource.

HPE 3PAR System Reporter is also fully integrated in SSMC and offers reporting templates, scheduled reports and threshold alerts.

General features:

  • Dashboard: A customizable consolidated view of health, capacity, and performance for either a single system or multiple systems.
  • Smart Search: Locate key information quickly and provide immediate access to the event, device or task information required.
  • Map view: An interactive logical and physical object map of the system.
  • Activity feed: A single location to view all of the alerts and tasks for all systems in the data center, in real-time.
  • Federation: Create multi-array, bidirectional Peer Motion to move data non-disruptively between systems and import data from legacy systems to members of the federation.
  • System Reporter: Real-time and historical performance and capacity reports.
  • Excel client: Microsoft Office Excel add-in to query performance and configuration data directly in a spreadsheet. (Available as a separate installer).

Benefits:

  • Converged management for the entire HPE 3PAR StoreServ product family for both file and block.
  • One storage architecture with the same management experience and interface from the high end, to midrange and all-flash.
  • Integrated on-demand reporting of system capacity and performance with HPE 3PAR System Reporter, that provides real-time and historical capacity consumption and performance.

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What’s New in HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) 3.2?

Overall Enhancements:

  • View alert notifications for all HPE 3PAR StoreServ systems at any time.
  • Create custom login banner for all users.
  • Customize filters by changing the object’s attributes.
  • Customize the columns displayed in each object’s table views.
  • Improved performance when managing multiple HPE 3PAR StoreServ systems.

Dashboard Enhancements:

  • Create your own custom dashboard for one or more systems.
  • Customize panels to view specific systems or key metrics.
  • Quickly switch between consolidated and single system dashboards.
  • New top hosts performance and top volumes panels.
  • View overall counts and status of block and file objects.
  • Add and remove panels quickly and easily.

Systems:

  • The new fabrics detail view shows how Fibre Channel switches are connected to the system. You can now see connectivity by port type in the topology view.
  • The port list table view displays key ports attributes such as WWN, speed, and connected devices.
  • The overprovisioning ratio can be added to any table view.
  • The configuration detail views now include the number of exported/unexported volumes, number of host/volume sets, and number of snapshots.
  • A new Data Services panel has been added to the configuration detail view. It includes the Remote Copy and Federation configurations as well as the number of virtual machines and Priority Optimization (PO) policies for the system.
  • Enterprise Key Manager (EKM) connectivity can now be configured and validated.
  • The host DIF setting can be enabled/disabled for the system and the type of DIF can be selected.
  • The partner port and failover state can be added to any port table view.
  • Improvement in the way the System Reporter system volume is displayed and edited.

Block Provisioning:

  • Provisioning block objects, such a virtual volume, is even easier. The options have been reorganized and simplified. Defaults for the dialogs can be now be customized.
  • The parent volume is now a property for snapshots and clones.
  • The host’s summary table view now includes the node IDs which are configured for each host so it’s easy to verify that the host is connected correctly.
  • A warning message has been added when a host is being removed from an exported host set.
  • Hosts include the mount point and volume group properties as reported by Host Explorer.
  • Snapshot names can be customized using one or more of 28 tokens.
  • The Data Integrity Field (DIF) is included in the virtual volumes settings page.
  • The virtual volume overview indicates if the volume is part of Adaptive Optimization (AO) configuration.
  • The AO overview now includes the number of volumes and snapshots as well as the number of VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs).
  • Each AO tier now includes the used capacity of the Common Provisioning Group (CPG).
  • Templates, AO, and Priority Optimization (PO) objects are created and deleted faster.

System Reporter:

  • A new report type called “System Report – Performance Summary” has been added, which provides a complete set of performance charts and configuration information for a system.
  • Reports can be opened (popped out) into a separate window. This makes it easier to see multiple reports at a time.
  • Reports can be toggled between one column and two column views. This allows more graphs to be seen at a time.
  • The x-axis is now at the top of the report so it’s more visible and easier to zoom in and out. Each graph also includes an x-axis label.
  • Tool tips for graphs in the same report are visible at the same time and are synchronized.
  • Lines in graphs are easier to read due to improvements to the line series pattern, consistency in the legend and tool-tips.
  • Real time reports can be exported to PDF and CSV files.
  • “Compare with” reports include multiple systems when exported to PDF and CSV files.
  • SMTP Server Authorization can be enabled for scheduled reports and threshold alerts.
  • Added support for file persona ports to the Host Port Performance template.
  • Improvements to the performance reports display time.
  • Once enabled in Settings, reports can be configured to display up to two user-defined percentiles. This feature requires HPE 3PAR Operating System 3.3.1 MU1 or later.

File Persona:

  • Static user mapping.
  • File access auditing.
  • Upgrade option for the on-disk version for File Provisioning Groups (FPGs).
  • The state description for a file persona configuration changed from “installed” to “enabled”.
  • The total capacity of 256TiB per node pair.

Remote Copy:

  • Performance tuning in RCIP links.
  • Better readability of Remote Copy configuration topology graph with very long system names.
  • Automatically initialize RCFC ports in Create/Edit Remote Copy config dialog.
  • The duplex field in the edit port pair dialog has been removed.

Federation:

  • Peer Motion, previously a nested view within Federation, is now top level menu item.
  • Configuration of Fibre Channel zones using Smart SAN while syncing host definitions.
  • Peer Motion of Remote Copy groups to different transports and targets.

Security:

  • Support for X509/PKI authentication.
  • 2-Factor Authentication with Virtual Smart Card.
  • Multi Domain authentication.
  • Support for User Principle Name (UPN) format in LDAP.

Product Documentation:

HPE 3PAR SSMC White Paper is available here and the System Reporter whitepaper is available here .

For HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console User Guide and related documents, go to http://www.hpe.com/storage/3par/, navigate to the product page, click Support for your product, and then click Manuals.

For complete HPE 3PAR SSMC 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

 
Additional product information
Product #: SSMC_CONSOLE
Version: 3.2
Software specification: HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console 3.2
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