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Notice: HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console Software Version 3.1 Is Now Available

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - CUSTOMER NOTICE

Document ID: a00008297en_us

Version: 1

Notice: HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console Software Version 3.1 Is Now Available
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2017-04-26

Last Updated: 2017-04-26


DESCRIPTION

This notice announces the release of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) Software 3.1.

DETAILS

This release delivers important updates for the operation of the HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console and support of Inform OS v3.3.1. For a full list of quality improvements in HPE 3PAR SSMC 3.1, see the product release notes.

Features of HPE 3PAR SSMC 3.1

  • Support of the HPE 3PAR OS 3.3.1

Block Provisioning:

  • Includes enhanced capacity savings/efficiency display
  • Removes thinly deduplicated as a provisioning type selection, making it a flag/setting on thin provisioned instead
  • Adds support for the following:
    • Integration with HPE 3PAR Smart SAN Software 2.0 and later.
    • Virtual Volume (VV) compression for SSD devices.
    • 15TB SSD drives

File Persona: Adds

  • Fully provisioned or thinly provisioned volumes
  • POSIX security modes and functionality to edit file store security mode
  • Changes in SMB protocol settings
  • CNA combo card
  • FTP shares

Remote Copy:

  • Adds a warning when using Remote Copy from an encrypted to an un-encrypted system
  • Allows users to specify additional targets for SLD and 3DC Peer Persistence configurations

HPE 3PAR Storage Federation:

  • Allows a storage federation to include up to a maximum of eight source storage systems for every destination system
  • Adds support for migrating from non-HPE 3PAR systems to a destination HPE 3PAR StoreServ system
  • Adds support for migrating from legacy HPE 3PAR F-Class and T-Class systems to a destination HPE 3PAR StoreServ system
  • Updates the create and edit Federation dialog to allow choosing HPE 3PAR Smart SAN-capable storage systems, and to establish zoning
  • Adds capability of allowing users to schedule Peer Motion migrations to destination HPE 3PAR StoreServ storage systems that are part of a federation
  • Creates a more accurate representation of virtual volume space migrated during a Peer Motion migration
  • Allows the user to create compressed volumes on destination system during Peer Motion, if all of the following apply:
    • Destination system supports compression
    • CPG is SSD
    • Volume type is thin or deduplicated

System Reporter: Adds

  • Enables selection of rules for VMware storage containers, virtual machines, virtual machine (VM) hosts, and VV states from the Virtual Volumes capacity report
  • Allows threshold alert editing on systems running HPE 3PAR OS 3.3.1 and later
  • Allows users to provide IPv6 SMTP server address under Settings
  • Adds summary metrics under System Performance view
  • Supports Performance view in storage container and virtual machine main menu
  • Adds RPO metric for Remote Copy volume report
  • Supports compression metrics for VV and CPG capacity reports
  • Simplifies VV capacity and CPG capacity reports
  • Adds capacity forecasting view to systems main menu for system capacity and CPG, to provide forecasting data for daily sample based on 1 year of historical data
  • Includes the following Excel add-in features, supported from the HPE 3PAR operating system:
    • Simplifies system capacity report for systems running HPE 3PAR OS 3.3.1 and later
    • Enables VMware VV metrics in VV capacity, exported volume performance, and exported volume histogram reports
    • Adds a system capacity report for HPE 3PAR systems running HPE 3PAR OS 3.3.1 and later
    • Supports VV metrics for VV capacity and exported volume performance reports
    • Supports compression metrics for VV and CPG capacity reports
    • Simplifies VV capacity and CPG capacity reports
    • Connects to HPE 3PAR SSMC server running IPv6
    • Adds summary metrics for physical drive, port, and exported volume component

VMware

  • Displays replication information on Virtual Machines and Virtual Volumes

This release of HPE 3PAR SSMC 3.1 also includes numerous performance and usability enhancements that will provide a better end-user experience.

Download

Locate the software for the HPE 3PAR StoreServe Management Console at:

https://h20392.www2.hpe.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=SSMC_CONSOLE

Review the README file for information regarding supported platforms and system requirements, which is part of the install image and resides on the DVD, if it is purchased.

To obtain product release notes:

  1. Go to http://www.hpe.com/info/enterprise/docs .

  2. Click Storage.
  3. Click the down arrow to expand Products & Solutions, then select 3PAR StoreServ Storage.
  4. Click the down arrow to expand Information Types / File Types / Languages, and under Information Types, select whatever is not greyed out.
  5. Under Languages, select your language.
  6. Scroll down until you find the product release notes.

The full compatibility matrix can be found on the HPE Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) website:

http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock

Click Array SW: 3PAR, located on the left sidebar, and then locate the HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console matrix.




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Hardware Platforms Affected: PAR StoreServ Storage
Operating Systems Affected: Not Applicable
Software Affected: Not Applicable
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