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 Post subject: 3PAR Links to resources on the web
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:32 am 
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Link to 3PAR documentation. No login required.
http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/storage/info-library/index.aspx


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:35 am 
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Hi, I'm not 100% sure this is useful for you but here goes:

Not really a technical document but for overviews of the concepts and options (plus part numbers) on the 3Par/StoreServ (new naming convention from HP) the product quickspecs/product bulletin (HP have multiple names for everything) are ideal:

The new mid-market StoreServ 7000 range:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quic ... 33_div.PDF

HP 3PAR StoreServ 10000 Storage:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quic ... 03_div.PDF

StoreServ Software info:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quic ... 64_div.PDF

Also being a massive n00b myself (not just to 3par - to SAN in general!), I like the 3par youtube channel as they make it nice and easy for me to understand.
http://www.youtube.com/user/3PARTV - I especially like the old-skool filmed in a carpark pre HP acquisition vids from the 3Par guys :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:54 am 

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A couple of other places that are handy to look...

HP Spock Website (Requires Registration)

http://h20272.www2.hp.com/Pages/spock2Html.aspx?htmlFile=hw_3par.html - Main 3Par InForm OS Interporability Matrix

http://h20272.www2.hp.com/Pages/spock2Html.aspx?htmlFile=sw_array_3par.html - Main 3Par Software Interoperability Matrix

Both sites are very useful in confirming Supported revisions of HBA, Software etc. when performing upgrades of your 3Par Storage Array!

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 Post subject: Re: 3PAR Links to resources on the web
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:30 am 
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I also recommend having a look at the various whitepapers available on the HP Enterprise Library.

Enterprise Library base URL:
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/erl.aspx?cc=us&lc=en

with this one you directly get the list of the current 3PAR related whitepapers:
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/erl.aspx?reg=us&lang=en&doctype=white%20paper&docreg=ww|us|usca|amer&keywords=3par&logic=OR&numberitems=all&sortedby=recentdate&sortorder=desc&query=yes

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:54 am 
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Hi Chaps, hope someone can help.

Where do i get the actual downloads for code upgrades for the service processor and the inform OS? I want to do the actual upgrade myself. I need to upgrade my Virt service processor as part of the process.

The closest I've come is this document "HP 3PAR OS 3.1.2 Patch 04 upgrade instructions" it states: "Obtain the ISO file for the patch from the USB portal or the Business Support Center www.hp.com/bizsupport and place it on a local drive."

However, the bizsupport link does not work for 3par as it says that no 3par stuff is hosted there. USB Portal just sounds made up. 3Par software downloads seems to be complete packages, not an upgrade package?

Any help much appreciated :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:45 am 

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I think you should take a look at this not made up USB portal.

Link to 3PAR software downloads. Requires HP passport account and account details like SAID and SAR numbers.
https://h20575.www2.hp.com/tsusbportal/ ... o?lc=EN_US


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:46 am 

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General Reference

HP 3PAR StoreServ Persistent Ports Technical Whitepaper
http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocumen ... A4-4545ENW

HP 3PAR Priority Optimization Technical Whitepaper
http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocumen ... A4-7604ENW

HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage Best Practices Guide
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.asp ... 524ENW.pdf

HP 3PAR Replication Solutions for Demanding Disaster Tolerant Environments
http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocumen ... A3-8318ENW

HP 3PAR System Reporter Technical Whitepaper
http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocumen ... A5-0003ENW

HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage - Designed for Mission Critical High Availability
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.asp ... 316ENW.pdf

HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage & VMware vSphere 5 Best Practices
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.asp ... 286ENW.pdf

October 2014

HP 3PAR Flash Advisor Toolset
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetDocumen ... c=us&lc=en

HP 3PAR Thin Technologies Technical White Paper
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.asp ... 987ENW.pdf

HP 3PAR Adaptive Flash Cache Technical Whitepaper
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetDocumen ... c=us&lc=en

HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization Technical Whitepaper
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetDocumen ... c=us&lc=en


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:20 am 

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I think this may be a good location for this b/c the thread is pinned and it would be good info..

Can anyone explain the software version, patch, release naming convention? How to make sense out of it? How do you know what is what and how to apply the sw in what order?

Take this from the OS 3.1.2 Release Note:
HP 3PAR OS 3.1.2.278 (GA),
HP 3PAR OS 3.1.2.322 (MU1),
HP 3PAR OS 3.1.2.422 (MU2),
HP 3PAR OS 3.1.2.422 (EMU2),
HP 3PAR OS 3.1.2.484 (MU3),
HP 3PAR OS 3.1.2.592 (MU5).

Then, on the sw update page, you have this sort of thing:
3.1.2 MU1 P05
3.1.2 GA-MU1 P04
3.1.2 GA P07

MU = Maintenance UPdate
GA = General Availability
EMU = ?


How does one know what is actually required to simply apply a single patch?

Just trying to make sense of the nomenclature. I can't find anything in my ServiceOne Intallation manual that explains what all that means.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:35 am 

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:14 pm 

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Youtube has some great material. Do a search for 3PAR Junkie, he has some great demo's


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