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Overview

HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center (HPE Storage Integrations) provides a comprehensive integration of HPE Storage, HPE Servers, HPE Blade System and HPE Virtual Connect with Microsoft System Center.  It provides administrators to manage and monitor their HPE infrastructure running in Microsoft environments with a "single pane-of-glass" view for system health and alerting, driver and firmware updates, OS deployment, detailed inventory, storage and VM management, and HPE fabric visualization.  Administrators can gain greater control of their technology environments reducing the risk of downtime and enabling a faster response.

HPE Storage Management Pack for System Center and HPE Fabric Management Add-in for System Center have now been included under HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center (HPE Storage Integrations) to provide a single repository of Microsoft System Center suite of products.

  • HPE OneView Storage System Management Pack

The HPE OneView Storage System Management Pack is part of the HPE OneView SCOM Integration Kit. It integrates the existing HPE 3PAR Storage MP and HPE Blade Systems/Virtual Connect MP to proactively monitor and manage the health of HPE Storage and Servers part of OneView. This provides a unified view to alerts/events and topological view of the HPE hardware being managed under OneView; enabling intelligent and quicker response to hardware events on HPE 3PAR Storage and servers running Windows and Linux, as well as Blade Systems Enclosures and HPE Virtual Connect.

  • HPE Storage Management Pack for System Center

The HPE Storage Management Pack is part of HPE Storage SCOM Integration Kit. It provides seamless integration with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) enabling predefined discovery and monitoring policies, event processing rules and topology views for HPE Storage. It provides the following benefits:

  • Simplified monitoring using a single pane health monitoring of physical, logical, virtual and backup infrastructure
  • Monitor events and alerts for HPE Storage systems via pre-defined rules
  • Supports comprehensive health monitoring of all the storage nodes in Hyper Converged systems
  • Effortless installation, configuration and upgrades using PowerShell
  • HPE Fabric Management Add-in for System Center

The HPE Fabric Management Add-in for System Center is part of HPE OneView SCVMM Integration Kit. It enables enhanced integration of SCVMM and HPE Storage providing a single pane-of-glass monitoring and provisioning of physical, logical, virtual and cloud infrastructure. It automates HPE Storage management and provides an integrated view of VMs and associated storage resources. This provides enhanced monitoring, provisioning and control of HPE Storage with following benefits:

  • Simplistic relationships on dashboard info for virtual machines, Hyper-V hosts, volumes and pools
  • Simplified deployment of multiple virtual machines on Hyper-V hosts and clusters
  • Unified monitoring of OneView storage resources
  • Provides end to end relationship between Virtual Machines and HPE Storage with context sensitive in-depth info of volumes and their business copies
  • Flexibility in managing capacity requirements by expanding LUNs
  • Enables monitoring complex System Center infrastructure by integrating with SCOM MP and listing storage alerts
  • Manage HPE StoreVirtual VSA appliances

Licensing

  • Storage management with HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center can be used at no charge. Licensing is enabled as part of the download and installation sequence.
  • Server management with HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center is licensed with OneView and HPE Insight Control. New advanced provisioning capabilities are available for OneView licensed host only.

What's new in HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center:

HPE OneView Storage System Management Pack

(part of HPE OneView SCOM Integration Kit)

  • Support for OneView 3.0

 HPE Storage Management Pack for System Center

(part of HPE Storage SCOM Integration Kit)

  • Monitor health through alerts and diagram view for StoreVirtual 3200 systems
  • Enhanced diagram view for virtual components of StoreVirtual storage systems
  • Monitoring of HPE storage systems using secured protocols

HPE Fabric Management Add-in for System Center

(part of HPE OneView SCVMM Integration Kit)

  • Support for OneView 3.0
  • Manage storage resources for StoreVirtual 3200 systems
  • Includes OneView storage alerts
  • Manage HPE StoreVirtual VSA nodes
  • Seamless upgrade of HPE Fabric Management Add-in v.8.0 onwards

It is now available for download at HPE OneView Partner integration page and HPE Storage Integration with Microsoft System Center page

Integration Matrix

OV4SC Integrations

Supported

Hardware

Models / Firmware

HPE OneView SCOM Integration Kit

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

  • StoreServ 8000

  • StoreServ 20000

  • StoreServ 7000

  • StoreServ 10000

OneView 2.0 and 3.0

For 3PAR 8000 & 20000 systems, minimum IOS v.3.2.2 or later

For 3PAR 7000 & 10000 systems, IOS v.3.2.1 or later

 

HPE OneView SCVMM Integration Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

  • StoreServ 8000

  • StoreServ 20000

  • StoreServ 7000

  • StoreServ 10000

OneView 2.0 and 3.0

For 3PAR 8000 & 20000 systems, minimum IOS v. 3.2.2 MU2 or later

For 3PAR 7000 & 10000 systems, IOS v.3.2.1 or later

HPE StoreVirtual Storage:

  • StoreVirtual VSA

  • StoreVirtual 3200

  • StoreVirtual 4000

For StoreVirtual 3200 systems, LHN OS 13.0 (iSCSI only) or later

For StoreVirtual 4000 and VSA, LHN OS v.12.5 & v.12.6

HPE HC 250 for

Microsoft CPS Standard

LHN OS 12.5 (factory configured)

 

HPE Storage SCOM Integration Kit

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

  • StoreServ 8000

  • StoreServ 20000

  • StoreServ 7000

  • StoreServ 10000

For 3PAR 8000 & 20000 systems, minimum IOS v. 3.2.2 MU2 or later

For 3PAR 7000 & 10000 systems, IOS v.3.2.1 or later

HPE StoreVirtual Storage:

  • StoreVirtual 3200

  • StoreVirtual 4000/VSA

For StoreVirtual 3200 systems, LHN OS 13.0 (iSCSI and FC) or later

For StoreVirtual 4000 and VSA, LHN OS v.12.5 & v.12.6

HPE StoreOnce Backup G3:

  • B6200

  • 6500

  • 6600

For StoreOnce B6200 & 6500, v.3.12.x or later

For StoreOnce 6600, v3.14.1 or later

HPE MSA Storage:

  • MSA 2040

  • MSA 1040

For MSA 2040 & 1040, v.GL210 or later

HPE StoreEasy Storage:

  • StoreEasy 1000

  • StoreEasy 3000

HPE 3PAR StoreServ File Controller V2 & V3

For Gen 9 based platforms, WMI Provider v.10.30.0.0

For Gen 8 based platforms, WMI Provider v.9.5.0.0

HPE StoreEver Tape Library

ESL G3 & MSL Series

HPE XP Storage:

  • XP7

  • XP24000

  • HPE P9000

For XP7, v.80-03-02-00/00 or later

For P9000, v.70-06-01-00/00 or later

For XP 24000, v.60-08-02-00/00 or later

 

Additional Product Information

The following are helpful resources related to Operations Manager and its HPE Storage Management Pack:

www.hpe.com/info/ovpartners

  • HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center Enterprise Information Library � Documentation page

www.hpe.com/info/ovsc/docs

Questions and Answers

Troubleshooting:

Q1: How to synchronize SCVMM UI cache & Data cache updates?
A1: If a Host/Cluster/Host Group SCVMM folder object is updated using SCVMM native interface e.g. Exporting Array LUNs or Removing Array LUNs, where the Disk LUNs count is very high, then it is recommended to initiate refresh using Data Cache Refresh icon on top right corner of the Add-in screen.

Additionally, if the Storage and VM information for HPE Storage resources disappears while exporting a volume to a host/cluster or when a new VM is created in SCVMM; it is recommended to perform a Data Cache Refresh

Q2: After upgrade of the Fabric Management Add-in, should the HPE Storage systems and OneView be reconfigured?

A2: Yes. After you upgrade from previous version of Fabric Management Add-in, it is required to reconfigure the HPE Storage systems, OneView and vCenter in the Settings page

 

Q3: Do I have to manually import/remove the HPE_Fabric_Management_Add-in.zip file into SCVMM console after installing/upgrade/uninstalling the Fabric Management Add-in

A3: No user action is required and the HPE_Fabric_Management_Add-in.zip file will auto import/remove in SCVMM console

Q4: I am getting error "Add-in Service taking more time than expected to collect data for. If Problem persist for long, please refer Add-in documentation."
A4: This error occurs when Add-in takes more time to collect data from Add-service running where SCVMM Management Service is running. You may see this error while adding Host or Cluster to SCVMM with large number of LUNs already exported/presented to the added host or Exporting/Presenting large number of LUNs to hosts or cluster.

Solution for this error is to wait for couple of minutes, till Add-in gets details on storage related details of this host. The Add-in will still provide the details for those hosts/host groups or clusters which are not be effected by this change in SCVMM.

Q5: In the HPE Fabric Management Add-in for System Center, after installation, I am seeing data values as zero?
A5: This happens after the installation of HPE Fabric Management Add-in, when the first refresh cycle is in progress. Please wait for the refresh to get complete, before checking the data. To know how to check the status of refresh, refer "View Refresh status" section in HPE Fabric Management Add-in for System Center User Guide.pdf.

Q6: The HPE Storage Management Pack for System Center kit fails with error �The scripts required for this install to complete could not be run�. What do I do?
A6: Please install the SNMP Service on the OpsMgr Management Server before installing the HPE Storage Management Pack for OpsMgr. The installation program runs a script which requires the smi2smir tool to register SNMP MIBS related to HPE Storage devices. The smi2smir tool can be located in the \wbem\snmp directory. The tool gets installed when you install SNMP on Windows servers. For more information, refer to the HP Storage Management Pack for Systems Center Operations Manager Installation and User's Guide.

Q7: I am unable to view the Health Dashboard in HPE Storage Management Pack for System Center
A7: This occurs when the GUI controls are not loaded due to cached data in OpsMgr.

To resolve this issue, perform the following steps:
1. In the CMD prompt, enter <OpsMgr Installed directory>\Console
For SCOM 2012 R2, navigate to the following the installed directory:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Operations Manager
2. Run Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Monitoring.Console.exe /clearcache

 

Q8: I am unable to see all the ESX Virtual Machines in HPE Fabric Management Add-in pages created from a datastore that has LUNs from multiple storage arrays including HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
A8: HPE Fabric Management Add-in pages will show the details of only those ESX/ESXi Virtual Machines that are created from a datastore with LUNs from unique HPE 3PAR StoreServ or HPE StoreVirtual storage only.


Q9: I am unable to view the capacity graph in HPE Storage Management Pack for SCOM and I get the following message: Insufficient data points to display the graph (Minimum 2 data points required)
A9: To display a capacity line graph hourly, daily and monthly at least 2 data points are required. The polling of the data points starts one hour after installation. For a newly configured storage system or CPGs/Virtual Volumes, the graphs display after 3 hours from the time of configuration or creation. It is recommended to use hourly/daily graph till daily/monthly graph are available.

Q10: In HPE Storage Management Pack for System Center, I have configured HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage and created CPGs or volumes. After 3 hours the graph is displayed but the initial first hour capacity changes are not reflecting
A10: The capacity changes are displayed after the next polling cycle (within an hour).

Q11: I am getting partial data or no data in one or more HPE Fabric Management Add-in screens
A11: This happens if no LUNs are present from any of the Arrays, a data refresh is in progress,

Arrays or any of its services are temporarily unavailable, connection to the Arrays is lost,
Arrays firmware is re-installed, and the provider configuration changed in SCVMM.
1. Click on Page Reload to reload the screen
2. Refresh the Data Cache
3. Verify the network connection to the Arrays
4. Check the provider configuration in SCVMM
5. Ensure that the required Arrays in Settings tab are authorized

Q12: Storage and VM information of HPE Storage system disappears in Add-in, when a new volume is exported to a host in VMM

A12: To see the latest information, perform a Data Cache Refresh in the Add-in.

 

Q13: VM path not displayed after VM creation

A13: To see the latest information, perform a Data Cache Refresh in the Add-in.

 

Q14: Add-in displays an error: HPE Fabric Management Add-in server not found on the VMM server at: %VMM server IP%

A14: Perform one of the following actions:

1. Start the service if the HPE Fabric Management Add-in is installed. Reinstall the Add-in if not found.

2. Restarting the SCVMM console with Run As Administrator option.

Platform Support:

Q1: What are the installation prerequisites for HPE Storage Management Pack and HPE Fabric Management Add-in for System Center?
A1: For a complete list of installation prerequisites, refer to the User Guide.

Q2: Why aren't my HPE informational events showing up as alerts under OpsMgr?
A2: The HPE Storage Management Pack for Systems Center Operations Manager only generates alerts in OpsMgr for critical and warning states. Check the events view for a complete view.

Q3: How do I configure HPE Storage Management Pack for different event flow models?
A3: Refer to the HPE Storage Management Pack for System Center User Guide for selecting event flow model.

 
Additional product information
Product #: System_Center
Version: HPE OneView for SystemCenter
Software specification: HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center 8.0 ZIP - October 2015
HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center 8.1.01 ZIP - December 2016
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