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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.

Furthermore, HPE 3PAR SSMC now offers unified data protection through it’s integration with HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC). This allows HPE 3PAR administrators to set up data protection policies at the time of volume provisioning itself, and address a range of RPO/RTO objectives with flexible recovery options using snapshots and backups and even copies on public cloud. The ability to backup HPE 3PAR data volumes to HPE StoreOnce secondary storage and copying to HPE StoreOnce Cloud Bank Storage on Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure – all from within SSMC – allows 3PAR administrators to meet a wide variety of DR requirements.

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 federations 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).
  • Integrated Data Protection: HPE RMC integration within HPE 3PAR SSMC enables end to end Data Protection in addition to HPE 3PAR StoreServ provisioning and management.
  • Security: Enables customer to meet security compliance for their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage datacenter environment.

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.
  • With integrated data protection Management support with HPE Recovery Manager Central, the customer now gets end to end solution starting from HPE 3PAR StoreServ storage provisioning and management till backup to cloud.

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What’s New in HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) 3.3?

Overall Enhancements:

  • Policy based data protection management for HPE 3PAR StoreServ available by integrated workflows with HPE RMC.
  • Enhanced System settings and filters for Federation and Remote Copy.
  • Dashboard Enhancements and new dashboard panels.
  • Enhanced storage provisioning workflows.
  • Additional advanced options are provided in the Federation workflow.
  • Enhanced security features built in thru support for FIPS 140-2 compliance, custom roles, etc. to enable customer meet datacenter security compliance.
  • Additional System Reporter functionalities.

Dashboard Enhancements:

  • Create copies of dashboard, Edit Dashboard and Manage Dashboard.
  • Additional Dashboard Panels like System Summary, Top Port Utilization, Virtual Volume Protection and Protection Jobs.
  • UI Framework enhancements that include new 3PAR System Selector, User Configurable Session timeout.
  • Performance improvements for tables with large datasets.
  • Improvements to dashboard panel’s responsive sizing.

Systems:

  • Additional settings added to the System Setting panel that include FIPS Mode, Remote Syslog, Remote Syslog Host, Remote Syslog Security Host.
  • Additional details have been added to the System Overview panel that includes HPE 3PAR Service Processor link and IP address.
  • Additional multi-select filters to replace text based filters. New filters added are categorized as follows:
    • System, Drive Enclosures: UID/Locate
    • Controller Nodes: Safe to Remote
    • Ports: Failover State, Mode, SFP State, Smart SAN, UID/Locate
    • Physical Drives: SED State, Safe to Remove

Block Provisioning:

  • Drives of a particular size can be chosen while creating CPG.
  • Volumes can be added to an RC group as part of the create volume workflow.
  • Snapshot schedule can be created as part of the create volume and create volume set workflow.
  • Protection policy can be added to volumes as part of create volume workflow. Levels of protection include Snapshot, Remote Copy Group.
  • Templates have been renamed to “Create Policy”. Policies can be created for Virtual Volumes and Snapshots.
  • Predefined schedules and patterns for Snapshot policies can be created.
  • Snapshot Policy to volume or volume set can be assigned.
  • Protection policy can be assigned to volume.
  • Host can be added to all systems in federation simultaneously.
  • Additional usability enhancements in the CPG page.

RMC Integration:

  • Integrated workflows for HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE RMC.
  • Protection policies can be associated on 3PAR volumes.
  • Complete lifecycle management of restore points can be done.
  • Protection policy can be added to volumes as part of SSMC create volume workflow. Levels of protection possible are “RMC Protection”.
  • Dashboard view of protected vs unprotected volumes and status of protection tasks.
  • Additional tasks that can be performed from HPE 3PAR SSMC are as follows: List HPE RMC instances.
    • List Protection policies configured in each HPE RMC.
    • Setup protection policies and schedules while provisioning volumes.
    • Setup and modify protection policies and schedules for already existing volumes.
    • View Protection policies associated with volume.
    • View Restore points created by the Protection policies for a given volume.
  • HPE StoreOnce Cloudbank support.

Federation:

  • A federated system can be added to another federation as migration source.
  • Multiple remote syslog and it’s security log configurations can be synced.
  • The older federation filter is replaced by new one with enhanced filtering capabilities.
  • Enablement of automatic zoning of imported hosts from legacy 3PAR and non-3PAR (XIV) hosts when Smart SAN is enabled.
  • Migration of subsets of volumes from an ALUA host on a legacy 3PAR migration source is allowed.
  • Volume set and host set for non-3PAR (XIV) migration source can be created.
  • Online Import functionality when SSMC is using FIPS.

Security:

  • New setting to enable cryptographic modules which are FIPS 140-2 level 1 validated. These modules are operated in compliance with their validation criteria when FIPS mode is enabled.
  • Array certificate can be managed in SSMC Administrator Console.
  • Extended roles are available in domains for 3PAR OS 3.3.1 MU1 or later.
  • New settings are provided to prevent unexpected LDAP lockout when wrong passwords are entered.
  • New setting are provided which enables a configurable timer for automatic logout.
  • Remote syslog configuration that enables SSMC’s log files to be transmitted to a remote syslog host is available.
  • Client IP filtering is available that enables whitelist/blacklist of IPs and subnets.
  • Limit to the number of active UI sessions can be configured.

System Reporter:

  • Reports can be Imported and Exported across SSMC instances.
  • Domain based filtering of objects is enabled.
  • New report template is available for Virtual Volume performance statistics.

Remote Copy:

  • Custom Roles for Remote Copy operations are available.
  • New sub filter has been added named as “By Remote Copy” in the System filter.

File Provisioning

  • File Access Audit enhancements to list, export and delete logs.

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.

For HPE RMC User Guide and related documents, go to: www.hpe.com/storage/RMC/Docs

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: 3.3
Software specification: HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console 3.3
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