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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) 3.5?
SSMC 3.5 introduces HPE 3PAR workload Insights that brings in application aware workload management to HPE 3PAR StoreServ Systems. Workload Insights implements this through application tagging resource in SSMC. Workload Insights help monitor, optimize and place workloads on the best fit system for an application instance. Following are additional capabilities of HPE 3PAR Workload Insights:
  • View Performance charts at application instance level: time-series charts of IOPS, service time and bandwidth
  • Two new panels in dashboard offer top application instances by throughput and latency
  • Top volume hotspots by IOPS and latency panels in dashboard offer information about application instance
  • End-to-end map view of application instance associated with volumes, system and hosts
  • Placement of application on best fit system based on saturation, free usable capacity and saturation forecast
Furthermore, SSMC 3.5 enhances HPE 3PAR Performance Insights to identify:
  • Factors contributing to system saturation by volume type
  • Factors on why saturation is high but performance is not impacted
  • Factors on why performance is impacted but saturation is intact
SSMC 3.5 includes forecasting for a storage system that displays the saturation forecast for workload in the system.

Highlights of SSMC 3.4.1
SSMC 3.4.1 enhances SSMC 3.4 to leverage Adaptive Flash Cache (AFC) with NVMe SCM module and enhances support for FC Ports rate to 32 Gbps.
  • Adaptive Flash Cache (AFC) with NVMe SCM Module reduces read latency from the host application. SSMC allows user to create Adaptive Flash Cache, view SCM Module utilization and drive details. Furthermore users can generate Capacity and Performance reports for SCM drives.
  • Deploy applications and workloads requiring more performance with support of FC ports rate to 32Gbps. SSMC allows user to generate Performance reports for 32Gbps ports
Highlights of SSMC 3.4:
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 SSMC 3.4 & later, 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.

Deployment Options:
Following deployment options are available with SSMC.
SSMC 3.4 & later* 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 3.4 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
Global Trade ID: -
Version: 3.5
Software specification: HPE 3PAR StoreServe Management Console 3.5
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