HPE Storage Users Group

A Storage Administrator Community




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Updating from 3.3.1 MU5 (with most recent patches to 3.3.2
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2024 5:27 am 

Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:27 am
Posts: 25
Hi,
I've got a couple of customers of 3.3.1 MU5 (with most patches). One is an 8200 the other an 8450. Planning to move them over to 3.3.2 (EMU1) soon. Both are running primarily ESXi workloads on ESXi 7.x. No complex replication or anything like that so I am guessing it should be straightforward enough. My only concern is the customer on the 8200 who has been using both dedup and compression for much of their estate. As a result the nodes running pretty high from a saturation point of view. Typically over 90% most of the time. Not an issue in itself as it still runs within acceptable performance parameters but I know high loads can slow down updates considerably. I've done previous updates (with warnings about the utilisation) and they've completed ok. Just wondering if there are any things to be aware of going to 3.3.2 EMU1. They around 80% utilised from a storage standpoint.

Assume there will probably be node reboots for this one...

Any feedback appreciated.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Updating from 3.3.1 MU5 (with most recent patches to 3.3
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2024 2:39 am 

Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:11 pm
Posts: 1571
Location: Europe
Check SPOCK (see link in sticky post) for 8200 features. https://h20272.www2.hpe.com/spock/utili ... _3_3_2.pdf

If you're doing compression and dedupe on 8200 you cannot do File Persona, Remote Copy or Adaptive Flash Cache.

My guess is that most of the CPU utilization on 8200 is due to background/housekeeping tasks trying to keep up with the 8200. If you log a case with HPE they are usually able to help you disable those for a short period when doing the OS upgrade. If not, might be prevented from doing an online upgrade due to CPU utilization.

_________________
The views and opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my current or previous employers.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Updating from 3.3.1 MU5 (with most recent patches to 3.3
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2024 10:27 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2022 1:23 am
Posts: 6
MammaGutt wrote:
Check SPOCK (see link in sticky post) for 8200 features. https://h20272.www2.hpe.com/spock/utili ... _3_3_2.pdf

If you're doing compression and dedupe on 8200 you cannot do File Persona, Remote Copy or Adaptive Flash Cache.

My guess is that most of the CPU utilization on 8200 is due to background/housekeeping tasks trying to keep up with the 8200. If you log a case with HPE they are usually able to help you disable those for a short period when doing the OS upgrade. If not, might be prevented from doing an online upgrade due to CPU utilization.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 43 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group | DVGFX2 by: Matt