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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console

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Overview
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.

What's New in HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) 3.4?
SSMC 3.4 enhances SSMC 3.3.1 with HPE 3PAR Performance Insights powered by HPE Infosight and other enhancements.

HPE 3PAR Performance Insights:
SSMC 3.4 introduces HPE 3PAR Performance Insights powered by HPE Infosight for HPE 3PAR StoreServ. These new performance analytics eliminate the guessing and time-consuming work involved with diagnosing bottlenecks and optimizing application performance. Instead of spending time tuning infrastructure with painful trial-and-error, customers are provided automated details that show the root cause to complex anomalies with application-aware insights.

HPE 3PAR Performance Insights offers machine-learned algorithms that are trained in the cloud and deployed on-premise. This capability enables a fast time-to-response and extends HPE Infosight support for dark sites. Following are additional capabilities of HPE 3PAR Performance Insights that helps:
  • Identify when performance issue is due to saturation
  • Plan workloads better with knowledge of available headroom
  • Identify root cause to complex anomalies with application-aware insights automatically.
  • Real time information about the saturation levels and headroom availability with respect to throughput
  • Insights into the performance of the array with respect to real time workload
Starting 3.4, SSMC will be supplied and should be deployed as a virtual appliance on VMware ESXi 6.0, 6.5 6.7 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and 2016.
SSMC 3.3.1 will remain available as software installation on select Windows and Linux OS versions.

SSMC 3.4 includes below mentioned features.
General Enhancements:
  • View most resource utilized systems, performance impact, and volumes impacted by the performance issues.
  • View Top Performance Outliers, Top Systems By Saturation, Top Volume Hotspots By IO/s, and Top Volume Hotspots By Latency panels in dashboard.
  • View HPE InfoSight alerts on HPE 3PAR arrays in SSMC.
  • Add connectivity to HPE InfoSight, add Web proxy address, add Web proxy port, add Web proxy user, add Web proxy password.
  • Added advanced system performance and analytics reporting.
  • An SMTP panel is added to configure SMTP server settings in HPE 3PAR SSMC.

Block Persona:
  • Create and manage protection policies to define target system, protocol, retention, and expiration date.
  • Backup cloud bank store and Copy cloud bank store features included in Policies.
File Persona:
  • Supports auto synchronize policy from HPE 3PAR SSMC 3.4 and later
  • Automatic switchover when you perform a failover operation on the attached Remote Copy Group when the auto synchronize option is enabled.
  • Display warning messages when you select Failover Remote Copy group option from the action menu in File Provisioning Group.
  • Display auto synchronize status for the attached Remote Copy Group.
  • Compliance admin path auditing provides an audit log of the compliance commands issued on VFS. All the commands under dual sign-on will be audited and auditing is implicit when the compliance is enabled. The audit logs are created on per VFS basis.
  • View and delete the admin audit log file.
Data Protection:
  • The Auto synchronize policy enabled for Remote Copy Groups.
Storage Systems:
  • The Auto synchronize option is added.
  • The Analytics view provides information about the performance and saturation of the storage system.
  • In Advanced Analytics, read and write throughput observations that are noted at 5-minute intervals are reported as column charts.
Federation:
  • Email on completion of Start Peer Motion.
System Reporter:
  • The Advanced Analytics of the selected system identifies performance impact over a selectable period of time for throughput and IOPS for read and write workloads, separately.
  • The Advanced Analytics identifies volumes that have unusually high latencies and IOPS.
  • The Analytics of the selected system identifies resource utilization and performance impact over a selectable period of time.
  • The Schedule email option enables to configure email recipients for each report.
  • The save option enables the update of any changes made using the interactive menu to the self-authored reports instead of navigating to the Edit Reports dialog.
  • The save as option enables you to create a new report with the changes to the interactive menu in the public or system generated report.
  • An Email recipients field enables you to configure email recipients for each threshold alert.
Deployment Options:
Following deployment options are available with SSMC.
SSMC 3.4* SSMC 3.3.1*
Virtual Appliance Software installation
* - For SSMC OS compatibility information please refer to HPE SPOCK website: https://www.hpe.com/storage/spock.

Product Documentation:

HPE 3PAR SSMC 3.3 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: 3.4
Software specification: HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console 3.4
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console 3.3.1
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