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HPE Smart Fabric Orchestrator SPOCK Data Update

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How is your enterprise responding to the digital transformation? Are your data centers under pressure to deliver greater performance, agility and operational efficiency to address data growth and dynamic business demands? The HPE Smart Fabric Orchestrator modernizes the storage network enabling businesses to increase productivity, scale and improve the efficiency of their storage investments. SAN configurations are often tedious and prone to human-error and frequently in multi-protocol environments. Delivering automation, orchestration and fabric services empowers administrators to provision storage in error-free and arrange fabric services for increasing fabric resiliency. HPE Smart Fabric Orchestrator delivers protocol agnostic, fabric configuration validation with Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK), assessing the health of physical ports with self-healing, fabric monitoring, while performing end-to-end diagnostics, using predefined templates to reduce configuration errors.




Orchestrate Fabric Services across Multi-protocols

  • The HPE Smart Fabric Orchestrator arranges and monitors end-to-end multi-protocol fabrics with HPE 3PAR family of products to increase fabric up time, resiliency and predictability. Automatic fabric services for FC and iSCSI protocols for HPE 3PAR.
  • Predefined and custom templates enables fabric configuration consistency and repeatability.
  • Quickly generate templates that are pre-configured and/or customized configurations, which can apply to manage elements on specific devices thereby reducing human-error while facilitating sharing of best practices.


SAN Pre-deployment Verification with HPE SPOCK Assurance

  • The HPE Smart Fabric Orchestrator validates the integrity, interoperability, and compliance of Hewlett Packard Enterprise storage, servers and network fabric infrastructures before or during deployment.
  • Keep the SAN and fabric infrastructure in ideal health by making informed decisions with better supportability and predictability.
  • Assess, report and remedy for improved fabric health.
  • SPOCK data update

    HPE Smart Fabric Orchestrator (SFO) uses HPE Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) data as part of the Fabric Compliance feature.  SFO validates your current configuration for compliance against SPOCK data and can check your configuration to ensure an upgrade will continue to be in compliance.  See Fabric Compliance in the HPE Smart Fabric Orchestrator Installation and User Guide.

    SFO is produced with the latest HPE SPOCK data available.  The SFO SPOCK Data Update download contains changes to the SPOCK compliance information made after the release of SFO.  When imported into SFO, SFO has the most up to date set of data against which to ensure your current and pre-upgrade fabric compliance.

    The SPOCK Data Update is available as an ISO file.  Download and mount the ISO, and review the readme file.  For additional information see the SFO Installation and User Guide.


Visualize Managed Elements of the Fabric End-to-end

  • The HPE Smart Fabric Orchestrator allows the administrator to understand what devices are connected end-to-end and view fabric visibility while launching a sequence of steps to create the topology view of the managed elements.
  • Discover managed elements including: HPE 3PAR, HPE StoreFabric M-series Ethernet switches, HPE StoreFabic B-series Fiber Channel switches, qualified 3rd party Ethernet switches, adapters (HBAs, NICs, and CNAs), cables and optical transceivers.


End-to-end Monitoring with Self-healing Capabilities

  • The HPE Smart Fabric Orchestrator monitors activities and generate an event for action, auditing and reporting.
  • Administrators can monitor various parameters end-to-end to make informed decisions based on alerts with other fabric services to remedy a situation. Delivering an easy way for administrators to be altered about storage networking issues.
  • Builds on the basic diagnostic ready fabric capabilities with advanced diagnostic assessment to monitor and quickly identify states of physical ports for root cause analysis, failure impact assessment and self-healing for improved performance


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Additional product information
Product #: Z7550-63509
Global Trade ID: Z7550-63509
Version: October 8, 2019
Software specification: HPE Smart Fabric Orchestrator SPOCK Data Update (Q9Y41-10514.iso)