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HP 3PAR Storage software
Meeting demands of the modern
data center
HP 3PAR Storage delivers the efficiency and agility required by
virtual, cloud, and IT as a Service (ITaaS) environments with a robust
software portfolio. HP 3PAR Storage software includes both the
operating system that runs on HP 3PAR Storage and additional
software products that run on customer hosts. HP 3PAR Operating
System software comes installed on HP 3PAR Storage and includes
a collection of advanced internal virtualization capabilities that
increase storage efficiency and reduce administration time. The
additional HP 3PAR software products available for HP 3PAR Storage
offer enhanced capabilities including thin storage technologies,
data persistence, safe partitioning for virtual private arrays, and
virtual and remote copy capabilities and non-disruptive data
mobility. HP 3PAR host-based software products enable HP 3PAR
Storage to address the needs of specific application environments,
multipathing, and historical performance and capacity management.
In addition to the HP 3PAR Operating System, the HP 3PAR software
family can be categorized as:
HP 3PAR array-based software
HP 3PAR host software
• HP 3PAR Operating System software
• HP 3PAR Online Import
• HP 3PAR Peer Motion software
• HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for VMware vSphere
• HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning software
• HP 3PAR Management Plug-In Software for VMware vCenter
• HP 3PAR Thin Conversion software
• HP Cluster Extension Software for HP 3PAR Storage
• HP 3PAR Thin Persistence software
• HP 3PAR GeoCluster Software for Microsoft Windows
• HP 3PAR Virtual Copy software
• HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for Microsoft Exchange
• HP 3PAR Remote Copy software
• HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for Microsoft SQL Server
• HP 3PAR Peer Persistence software
• HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for Oracle
• HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization software
• HP 3PAR System Reporter Software
• HP 3PAR Dynamic Optimization software
• HP 3PAR Host Explorer Software
• HP 3PAR Virtual Domains software
• HP 3PAR Multipath I/O software for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
• HP 3PAR Virtual Lock software
• HP 3PAR Replication Adapter software for VMware vCenter Site
Recovery Manager
• HP 3PAR System Tuner software
• HP 3PAR Policy Manager software
While the above features are available on all HP 3PAR storage
models, they may be licensed and bundled differently. Please refer
to QuickSpecs for additional licensing and bundling information.
HP 3PAR Operating System software
Provides advanced internal virtualization
capabilities, features, and tools that increase
storage management efficiency, capacity
utilization, and performance in enterprise and
cloud data centers
Supported across all HP 3PAR Storage models, HP 3PAR Operating
System software utilizes advanced internal virtualization
capabilities, features, and tools to increase storage management
efficiency, capacity utilization, and performance in enterprise
and cloud data centers. The HP 3PAR OS simplifies storage
management by handling provisioning and change management
autonomically and intelligently, at a subsystem level, and without
administrator intervention. Autonomic provisioning features
do away with traditional storage planning by delivering instant,
application-tailored provisioning. Fine-grained virtualization of
lower-level components and wide striping of data enable service
levels to remain high and predictable, even as the use of the system
grows or in the event of a component failure. Industry-leading ease
of use is delivered through the simple, unified HP 3PAR Management
Console and the powerful, scriptable HP 3PAR CLI.
Key features and benefits
Autonomic provisioning features make traditional storage
planning redundant
• HP 3PAR Rapid Provisioning is an HP 3PAR Operating System
Software feature that delivers instant, application-tailored
volume provisioning. Provisioning is managed intelligently and
autonomically while traditional storage planning and change
management are reduced.
• HP 3PAR Autonomic Groups is a feature designed to simplify
storage provisioning for clustered and virtual server
environments. Use of Autonomic Groups lessens the chances of
human error by reducing manual repetition of tedious commands,
making the provisioning process more reliable.
• The HP 3PAR Scheduler feature enhances management
automation, reduces administration time, and decreases the
chances of administrative error by giving users full control over
automated virtual copy snapshot creation and deletion.
Simple, powerful administration tools deliver
industry-leading ease of use
• The unified HP 3PAR Management Console simplifies storage
management by placing everything you need to administer and
fine-tune your entire HP 3PAR Storage deployment in a single
window, including remote replication to disaster recovery (DR) sites.
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• The scriptable HP 3PAR CLI simplifies storage management by
giving you powerful customization capabilities that are simple to
configure, and which reduce the need for extra management tools
and costly consulting services.
• SNMP and the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S)
enable open, standards-based management.
• Access Guard is an HP 3PAR Operating System software feature
that delivers user-configurable volume security at logical and
physical levels, enabling you to secure hosts and ports to specific
virtual volumes.
• Native support for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
(LDAP) within the HP 3PAR Operating System software delivers
centralized user authentication and authorization by using a
standard protocol for managing IT resources.
Advanced virtualization capabilities deliver high and
predictable service levels
• The HP 3PAR Operating System software stripes data in a
massively parallel and fine-grained fashion across all internal
resources. This enables service levels to remain high and
predictable even as the use of the system grows or in the event of
a component failure.
• HP 3PAR Persistent Cache maintains service levels by
preserving write caching through rapid remirroring of cache to
the other nodes in the cluster in the event of a cache or controller
node failure.
• HP 3PAR Persistent Ports is a Tier 1 resiliency feature that
provides non-disruptive online software upgrades on HP 3PAR
StoreServ Storage systems without relying on multipathing
software. This feature, available on all HP 3PAR StoreServ models,
brings Tier 1 resiliency, across the StoreServ product line including
the midrange platform by ensuring that host paths remain online
throughout the software upgrade process.
Data protection and copy space reclamation features
improve capacity utilization
• HP 3PAR RAID Multi-Parity (MP) uses fast RAID 6 and the
accelerated performance of the HP 3PAR ASIC to prevent data
loss as a result of double disk failures. Performance levels are
maintained with capacity overheads comparable to popular
RAID 5 modes.
• HP 3PAR Full Copy is an HP 3PAR Operating System software
feature that allows you to create thin-aware, point-in-time (PIT)
clones with independent service-level parameters, which can be
rapidly resynchronized with base volumes as needed.
• The HP 3PAR Thin Copy Reclamation feature keeps your storage
lean and efficient by reclaiming unused space resulting from the
deletion of virtual copy snapshots associated with virtual copy and
remote copy volumes.
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HP 3PAR Peer Motion software
Reduce costs for asset lifecycle management
Non-disruptive data mobility across systems
enables customers to load balance at will, update
technology seamlessly, cost-optimize asset
lifecycle management, and lower technology
refresh CAPEX.
Lower capital expenditure for technology refresh
HP 3PAR Peer Motion software is a non-disruptive, do-it-yourself
data migration tool for enterprise block storage. HP 3PAR Peer
Motion software, customers can load balance I/O workloads across
systems at will, perform technology update seamlessly, reduce
costs for asset lifecycle management, and lower CAPEX associated
with technology refresh. Unlike traditional block migration
approaches, 3 PAR Peer Motion enables customers to migrate
storage volumes between any HP 3PAR Storage systems online,
non-disruptively, and without complex planning or dependency on
extra tools. Peer Motion leverages HP 3PAR Thin Built In technology
to power the simple and rapid inline conversion of inefficient, fat
volumes on source arrays to more efficient, higher-utilization thin
volumes on the destination system. Peer Motion Manager is an
add-on application that orchestrates all stages of the data migration
lifecycle to enable data migration is simple and foolproof.
Key features and benefits
• Non-disruptive data mobility between any-to-any HP 3PAR Storage
system unlocks the flexibility to enhance the purchase and addition
of new resources to an existing system over its lifecycle
• Leverages HP 3PAR Thin Built In ASIC to power the simple and
rapid conversion of inefficient, fat volumes on source system to
more efficient, higher-utilization thin volumes on the destination
HP 3PAR Storage
• Removes allocated, but unused storage capacity, so the purchased
capacity on the destination HP 3PAR Storage system can be right
sized for written data
• Adjusts the RAID level, subsystem failure protection level, drive
type, stripe width, or radial placement of volumes seamlessly
to improve data quality of service (QoS) levels and lower capital
expenditure on destination HP 3PAR Storage system
HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning software
HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning software can make any
organization more agile and efficient by mitigating
upfront capacity reservations and allowing disk
capacity to be purchased only as needed.
Load balance data between systems at will
Do you have storage pools that aren’t efficient?
• Provides online, non-disruptive, on-demand data mobility
between any HP 3PAR Storage systems
HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning software solves the problem of inefficient
capacity utilization by breaking the traditional linkage between
allocated and purchased capacity. Demand for thin provisioning
solutions combined with increased attention to data center power
consumption has put pressure on vendors to introduce thin
provisioning solutions, but bolt-on implementations can’t deliver
the simplicity or the efficiency of HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning.
• Requires no complex planning or dependency on new technology
layers or extra tools
• Integrates with Peer Motion Manager to enable do-it-yourself data
migration that is simple and foolproof
• Facilitates self-throttled data movement that regulates data
migration speed to preserve application performance
Perform technology refresh seamlessly
• Migrates data between HP 3PAR Storage systems non-disruptively
while the application remains online
• Works with Peer Motion Manager to automate, simplify, and
foolproof the migration of data between HP 3PAR Storage
systems, thereby enabling a do-it-yourself data migration
approach while lowering the need for professional services
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With HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning software, capacity is dedicated
and configured autonomically, just in time, and without active
management. It also doesn’t require planning or the need to
configure storage into intermediary pools. Rather than create
separate pools of storage, the software creates one pool from
which capacity is dedicated only as data is actually written. And,
while other thin provisioning implementations use coarse allocation
units that can range from 1 MB to 17 GB, HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning
software uses a fine-grained, 16 KB allocation unit to increase
system efficiency.
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Key features and benefits
Enables organizations to do more with less by reducing
upfront storage costs
• Cuts down upfront disk drive purchases by reducing the
number of disks required to store application data, thanks to a
“dedicate-on-write” approach that consumes physical capacity
only as it is actually needed for written data.
• Draws and configures capacity in fine-grained increments from a
single free space reservoir without pre-dedication of any kind—
even for data with varying service-level requirements, enabling
enterprises to consolidate onto a single, dynamically tiered
storage array with a reduced footprint.
• Fine-grained allocation prevents small writes from consuming
megabytes or even gigabytes of capacity or from filling volumes
during file system setup before application data is ever written.
• Leverages the massive scalability of HP 3PAR Storage to enable
customers to grow as business needs dictate by adding capacity
easily and as needed instead of making a large upfront investment
when legacy systems reach their capacity limits.
• Works with HP 3PAR Virtual Copy software and HP 3PAR Remote
Copy software to prevent unnecessary duplication of unwritten
capacity during local and remote volume replication.
Reduces operating costs by making storage more
agile and efficient
• Cuts SAN costs, floor space requirements, and energy expenses
significantly, easing recurring facilities and energy costs by
lowering the need to house power and cool drives that may not be
needed for months or years to come.
• Reduces not only storage administration, but also system and
database administrator workloads
• Reduces license fees paid for many storage software products
that are based on system capacity, such as Site Recovery
Manager (SRM) tools
• Enables lifetime, application-tailored storage to be provisioned
in just seconds and with just a few clicks from within the unified
HP 3PAR Management Console, which offers industry-leading
ease of use
• Offers administrator-configurable allocation warnings and limits
that remove risk and reduce the need for proactive monitoring
by providing redundant mechanisms for automatically notifying
administrators when physical capacity is being depleted and by
preventing “runaway applications”
HP 3PAR Thin Conversion software
Leverages zero-detection capabilities within the
HP 3PAR Gen4 ASIC to drive the conversion of
inefficient, fat volumes on legacy arrays to more
efficient thin volumes on HP 3PAR Storage
What can I do to improve the capacity efficiency of my legacy storage
volumes without complex data migration or professional services?
HP 3PAR Thin Conversion software leverages the zero-detection
capabilities within the HP 3PAR Gen4 ASIC to drive the conversion
of inefficient, fat volumes on legacy arrays to more efficient,
higher-utilization thin volumes on HP 3PAR Storage. This thinning
of volumes enables data centers to meet green IT targets, curb
wastage of space, and increase utilization rates. Because the
fat-to-thin conversion mechanism is built into array hardware,
volume conversions take place in the data path, at wire speeds,
while preserving service levels, and without disruption to
production workloads.
With Thin Conversion, a technology refresh no longer requires
a terabyte-for-terabyte replacement, but instead offers the
opportunity to reduce capacity requirements by 50 percent.1
And while doing this, it preserves service levels and prevents
impact to production workloads, all without the need to invest in
professional services.
Key features and benefits
Drives up storage efficiency
Reduces risk and improves return on investment to shift
resources from operations to innovation
• Leverages the HP 3PAR Gen4 ASIC and Thin Engine—a unique
virtualization mapping engine for space reclamation—to drive the
simple and rapid conversion of inefficient, fat volumes on legacy
arrays to higher-utilization volumes on HP 3PAR Storage
• Enables a greater number of projects to be initiated at a lower
cost by allowing more applications to be deployed with less
infrastructure
• Enables customers like you who did not initially deploy thin
provisioning to leverage the inherent efficiencies of thin
provisioning and become thin, both simply and cost efficiently
• Expedites deployment of new applications and services by
diminishing volume planning and manual provisioning
• Reduces capacity costs as volumes are consolidated in conjunction
with data center virtualization; as VMware Storage vMotion
migrates data from legacy systems, Thin Conversion maps out
deleted space from old virtual machines (VMs) to save more space
for new and growing applications
• Avoids application downtime associated with reconfiguring
volumes and adding capacity to applications
• Frees IT from having to wait on budget allocation and storage
purchasing to initiate new projects that can generate return for the
business; allows instantaneous deployment of newapplications,
and provisioning of storage for new clients without depending on
the traditional storage purchasing cycle
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Source: For more details visit, HP 3PAR programs-Get thin guarantee, at
h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/solutions/3par/get-thin.html
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Delivers quick and easy deployment
• Reduces volume migration timeline dramatically from months to
almost hours through hardware-accelerated conversion
• Requires no special host software or professional services
• Allows customers undergoing a storage refresh to reduce data
center environmental impact by migrating from legacy arrays to
hyper-efficient, next-generation storage
• Offers a simple three-step process that involves using existing
volume manager or file system to zero out deleted data before
activating HP 3PAR Thin Conversion on HP 3PAR Storage and then
using HP 3PAR Thin Conversion software to initiate automated
migration of legacy volumes to the new array
HP 3PAR Thin Persistence software
Increases storage efficiency to deliver ongoing
cost savings
• Produces significant savings on both capital and operating
costs by extending the benefits of HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning
software and HP 3PAR Thin Conversion software to keep capacity
requirements low
• Helps customers defer the cost of purchasing raw capacity to
handle new data growth by freeing up allocated but unused
capacity that can be used to store new application data
• Mitigates the requirement for special host software or
professional services aimed at heightening capacity
utilization levels
• Helps customers achieve and maintain sustainability targets by
shrinking data center power and cooling requirements as a result
of reduction in unnecessary physical capacity
Thin volumes on HP 3PAR Storage stay as
lean and efficient as possible by leveraging the
HP 3PAR Gen4 ASIC to non-disruptively reclaim
unused space associated with deleted data.
Extends thin benefits through integration with
partner products
What good are thin provisioning savings if they can’t be preserved
over time?
• Enables Oracle Database 1 0g and 11 g customers using Oracle
Automatic Storage Management (ASM) to reclaim allocated but
unused disk space by using HP 3PAR Thin Persistence software
and the new Oracle ASM Storage Reclamation Utility (ASRU)
HP 3PAR Thin Persistence software allows thin volumes on
HP 3PAR Storage to stay lean and efficient. Writing and deleting
large amounts of data can leave unused space within thin volumes.
Even lots of small writes and deletions can eventually reduce the
efficiency of thin volumes. This logical deletion of data without
actually freeing up unused space creates a hidden utilization penalty
that adds up over time. HP 3PAR Thin Persistence software reclaims
this unused space to increase capacity efficiency, keep costs down,
and help defer the purchase of additional capacity to handle
new data growth. HP 3PAR Thin Persistence software also helps
enterprises maintain sustainability targets by keeping down data
center power and cooling needs.
• Works with partner products building out a thin ecosystem
that extends the benefits of thin technologies to other areas of
the data center, including the industry’s first database storage
reclamation solution2
• Delivers performance benefits while lowering the capacity
tradeoffs associated with the highest-performing Virtual
Machine Disk (VMDK) format, eager zeroed thick; with VMware
vSphere 5.0 and HP 3PAR OS 3.1.1, VMware space can be
reclaimed autonomically with support for full VMDK reclamation
upon VM deletion
Key features and benefits
Preserves utilization level of high storage capacity,
over time
Leverages the unique Thin Built In hardware capabilities of the
HP 3PAR Gen4 ASIC to drive the ongoing inline thinning of volumes
at wire speeds while preserving service levels and preventing
disruption to production workloads
• Uses the zero-detection capability embedded in the HP 3PAR
Gen4 ASIC to reclaim unused space associated with data deleted
from storage volumes
• Employs hardware-based mechanism to accelerate time required
to reclaim allocated but unused space
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Source: “Maintaining high storage utilization with Oracle ASM Storage Reclamation
Utility and 3PAR Thin Persistence,” Oracle, April, 2010
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HP 3PAR Virtual Copy software
Enables HP 3PAR Storage users to protect and
share data flexibly and affordably from any
application without sacrificing performance,
availability, or versatility.
Do you have the need to create snapshots for data backup,
application recovery, business intelligence, and to expedite
development and testing?
HP 3PAR Virtual Copy software flexibly delivers instant PIT copies
of your data so you can share and protect data from almost any
application simply and affordably. Use HP 3PAR Virtual Copy
software to stay ahead of the innovation curve, for example, by
enabling rapid application recovery, while containing costs with a
thin-aware implementation that decreases the amount of physical
capacity that is actually being consumed by your data.
Most traditional copy solutions lack flexibility and require too great
an investment in online capacity to be considered economical.
HP 3PAR Virtual Copy software is a reservationless, non-duplicative,
copy-on-write product that consumes capacity only for changed
data, in fine-grained increments, and without ever duplicating
changed data within a snapshot tree.
Key features and benefits
Uniquely powerful yet simple snapshot solution
• Create up to 2048 instantly available Point-in-Time (PIT)
snapshots per base volume without impacting applications, up
to 256 of which can be read-write copies
• Receive autonomic data integrity across a set of volumes by using
consistency groups feature to maintain write order consistency
within a volume set
• Automate creation and expiration of virtual copy snapshots using
scheduler feature
Highly efficient, thin-aware implementation
• Prevents pre-reservation of capacity; only fine-grained capacity
is consumed for changed data; copy-on-write operations are thin
and non-duplicative; changed data is seldom duplicated within a
snapshot tree
• Helps autonomic space reclamation using thin copy reclamation
feature that frees up unused space following snapshot deletions
to maintain high-capacity utilization over time
• Supports snapshots of snapshots for fast, flexible sharing of data
sets without the need for additional base volumes
Flexible solution elevates user control while guarding
against risk
• Protects against any noticeable performance impact, while
providing the ability to recover applications from multiple points
in time, on par with continuous data protection solutions.
• Enables the deletion of snapshots freely without affecting peer
snapshots—reverts a volume safely to any snapshot while
retaining the remainder of snapshot tree intact
• Assigns different QoS levels to snapshots and base
volumes flexibly
Simple key business processes to accelerate innovation
• Deliver affordable rapid application recovery for Oracle Database,
Microsoft SQL Server ®, Microsoft Exchange Server, and VMware
vSphere environments by using an extended library of PIT
snapshots, when HP 3PAR Virtual Copy software is integrated with
HP 3PAR Recovery Manager software
• Back up volumes from a snapshot image locally or remotely,
allowing business-critical applications to continue with little or
no performance impact, without extended downtime, and while
consuming only little additional capacity
• Use multiple read-write snapshot instances of a “golden image”
(a read-only snapshot of a given operating system or application)
for “bare metal” server provisioning and simplified patch
management
• Enable multiple developers and testers to perform parallel
development and testing of new applications safely with
read-write snapshots of production data to accelerate
new projects
• Accelerate data warehouse creation with instant snapshots
of production datasets for use in extract, transform, and load
(ETL) operations
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HP 3PAR Remote Copy software
Provides enterprise and cloud data centers
autonomic DR and replication technology to
protect and share data from any application—
simply, efficiently, and affordably
Do you want the ability to replicate data to remote locations more
efficiently and cost-effectively?
HP 3PAR Remote Copy software dramatically reduces the cost of
remote data replication and DR by leveraging thin copy technology,
enabling multisite and multimode replication with both midrange
and high-end arrays, and reducing the need for professional
services.
HP 3PAR Remote Copy software offers fast and autonomic DR
configuration; it can be set up and tested almost in minutes, from
a single window. This software leverages the HP 3PAR Thin Built-In
ASIC to utilize expensive remote copy bandwidth efficiently. With
support for synchronous long-distance replication, you can now
have an affordable, multisite alternative for achieving low recovery
time objectives (RTOs) and zero-data-loss recovery point objectives
(RPOs) with complete distance flexibility.
• Allows mirroring of data between HP 3PAR Storage systems of
any model and configuration, lessening the incompatibilities and
complexities associated with trying to mirror between midrange
and high-end array technologies purchased from other vendors
Virtual server, application, and cloud solution integration
to simplify DR
• The combination of HP 3PAR Remote Copy software, HP 3PAR Peer
Persistence software, HP 3PAR Replication Adapter software for
VMware vCenter SRM, and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
(SRM) enables simple, efficient, transparent, and affordable DR
management across data centers that use VMware vSphere.
• In conjunction with HP Cluster Extension for 3PAR, HP 3PAR
Remote Copy software, HP 3PAR GeoCluster software simplifies
and automates the DR process, reducing administration time and
improving RTOs in mission-critical, Windows-based environments.
• Based on HP 3PAR Remote Copy software, the HP 3PAR
Cloud-Agile: ASSURED solution, offered through the HP 3PAR
Cloud-Agile program, provides a highly available, cloud-based DR
solution that is quick to implement, and is flexible and robust.
HP 3PAR Peer Persistence software
Uniquely powerful, yet simple replication solution
Federates your storage infrastructure across
your data centers unconstrained by their physical
boundaries and uses them effectively as one
single continuous storage resource
• Has built-in, autonomic configuration capabilities unique to the
HP 3PAR Storage that reduces the need for professional services
engagements common with competing replication solutions
Do you want seamless transition for your applications moving from
one data center to another without any downtime?
Key features and benefits
• Delivers multisite replication that can be set up, tested,
and managed with just a few clicks from a single HP 3PAR
management console window, enabling simple, efficient DR using
HP 3PAR Storage
• Provides multisite, multimode synchronous long distance
replication configuration that enables organizations to save on
hardware costs while meeting low RTOs and zero data loss RPOs
with complete distance flexibility
Highly efficient and flexible implementation
• Offers synchronous or asynchronous periodic mode replication
and one-to-one, N-to-1, 1-to-N, or synchronous long-distance
remote copy configuration for flexible and efficient multisite DR
• Enables target volumes to provide the same cost savings and
ease-of-use associated with thin-provisioned source volumes
since it is a thin-aware implementation and makes use of thin
copies for asynchronous periodic mode replication to increase
capacity efficiency, dismissing the need for full copy mirrors
• Delivers native support for replication by using both FC and IP
out-of-the-box connectivity over an IP network that decrease
the need for dedicated or specialized infrastructure such as FC
extenders and converters
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HP 3PAR Peer Persistence software helps companies to federate
their 3PAR storage systems present at geographically separated
data centers. This inter-site federation of storage allows customers
to use their data centers more effectively by allowing them to move
applications from one site to another as per their business need, and
more importantly, without any application downtime.
HP 3PAR Peer Persistence leverages the robust high availability
solutions already available on HP 3PAR StoreServ systems, and
extends it even further by enabling a peer relationship between
two 3PAR storage systems located at geographically separated
sites. Peer Persistence is built on the same industry-leading
mesh-active and massively parallel architecture that 3PAR is known
for, and thereby allows 3PAR customers with Remote Copy set up
to deploy Peer Persistence without any appliance or additional
hardware needed.
HP 3PAR Peer Persistence enables switchover/switchback between
two sites/data centers to be transparent to hosts and without any
disruption to applications running on them. Peer Persistence is
deployed with Remote Copy without the need for any additional
hardware or appliance.
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Key features and benefits
Key features and benefits
Highly available federated storage
Service-level improvement delivers cost savings
• Enables a peer relationship between 3PAR storage systems
located at data centers separated by metropolitan distance
• Delivers subvolume data placement that allows customers to
reduce costs by meeting stringent performance targets with
a lean, premium solid-state drive (SSD) tier 0 while highly
economical, widely striped near line (enterprise SATA) drives
are used as tier 1 and tier 2 storage to place less frequently
accessed data
• Presents a common seamless storage infrastructure to
servers/hosts with inter-site storage federation
• Allows load balancing across data centers by supporting storage
vMotion enabling virtual machines (VM) to move from one site to
another without any downtime for their applications
Improved RTO with transparent failover/failback
• Helps in achieving complete business continuity by making
zero recovery time objective (RTO) possible with zero recovery
point objective
• Protects against possible outage of mission-critical applications
due to failures at storage component level or at an entire site level
Elegant and cost effective design
• Saves cost by avoiding the need for any additional hardware or
special appliance while deployment
• Preserves 3PAR simplicity by enabling customers to deploy Peer
Persistence themselves with the help of intuitive commands
obviating the need for expensive professional services
• Builds on top of 3PAR Remote Copy and leverages all its inherent
capabilities and benefits such as thin-awareness, resulting into
efficient link bandwidth utilization
HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization software
Provides an autonomic storage-tiering solution
that enables virtual and cloud data centers to
deploy service-level enhancements on a broad
scale, at a low cost and with low risk
Do you want to optimize service levels effortlessly, on a large scale,
and at a lower total cost than other solutions?
HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization software delivers the next
generation in storage tiering by taking a fine-grained, highly
automated approach to service-level improvement. Policy-driven,
granular data movement takes place autonomically, providing
highly reliable, non-disruptive, cost-effective storage tiering at
the subvolume level; thus delivering the right QoS to the right
data at the right time.
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• Allows you to meet virtual and cloud performance demands in
a smaller footprint and to deliver significantly lower storage
equipment costs than using FC drives alone, by using SSDs for
tier 0 storage
• Configures starting service levels for each application
independently and flexibly to match the desired service level
and cost
Autonomic solution enhances infrastructure agility
• Enables IT managers to react swiftly to changing business needs
while delivering service-level improvement over the entire
application lifecycle, autonomically and non-disruptively
• Offers QoS gradients for application prioritization modes
(performance, balanced, and cost) to shift data at a granular level
toward the most appropriate storage tier according to changing
QoS demands
• Monitors subvolume performance intelligently and then
applies user-specified policies to move data autonomically and
disruptively among tier s
• Works with HP 3PAR System Reporter software to allow
administrators to prioritize each application separately with up to
three storage tiers defined by drive type, RAID level, stripe width,
or radial placement of data
Flexible, proven implementation reduces risk
• Leverages the proven, fine-grained data movement engine built
into HP 3PAR Operating System software; this data movement
engine has been widely deployed by HP 3PAR clients for
non-disruptive rebalancing of storage volumes by using HP 3PAR
Dynamic Optimization software
• Incorporates a high degree of user control and several policy
override mechanisms; a flexible implementation allows analysis
and data movement to be scheduled and resource usage limits and
tier definitions to be varied by application
• Prevents data thrashing through built-in stability mechanisms
• Supports multiple Adaptive Optimization configurations and
the coexistence of tiered and non-tiered application volumes,
delivering the ability to consolidate a wide range of applications
onto a single array
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HP 3PAR Virtual Domains software
Alleviates costly and time-consuming QoS-level
management by giving organizations the ability to
react autonomically to changing application and
infrastructure requirements
Lifts service levels and lowers cost by enabling
consolidation on secure “virtual private arrays”
on shared HP 3PAR Storage systems while
preserving the benefits of massively parallel load
balancing
Looking for a storage solution that alleviates costly and
time-consuming QoS level management?
HP 3PAR Dynamic Optimization software enables organizations
to achieve peak data QoS levels at the lowest cost, at all times,
across all stages of the disk-based data lifecycle. It enables users
to non-disruptively alter service levels associated with a storage
volume (RAID level, subsystem failure protection level, drive type,
stripe width, or radial placement) and to rebalance storage volumes,
each with a single click. HP 3PAR Policy Advisor for Dynamic
Optimization software is an add-on application that analyzes how
volumes on HP 3PAR Storage are using physical disk space and
makes intelligent, autonomic adjustments to facilitate improved
volume distribution and tiering of storage volumes.
Key features and benefits
Aligns application requirements with data QoS levels
flexibly, precisely, and on demand
• Alters service levels of a volume non-disruptively with a single
click, without scheduling, planning, or impacting application
performance; each storage volume resides on a single tier, but
maintains mobility between tiers throughout the application
lifecycle
• Works with the HP 3PAR Policy Advisor software to drive
large-scale performance enhancements autonomically with
one button, after addition of new resources to the system or
movement of a large number of volumes between tiers
• Adjusts the RAID level, subsystem failure protection level, drive
type, stripe width, or radial placement of volumes seamlessly to
achieve peak data QoS levels
Provides the ability to react quickly to changing application
and infrastructure requirements
• Enables service-level change orders to be made on demand,
aligning appropriate storage resources as needed with the
changing value of data
• Works with HP 3PAR Policy Manager software to rebalance
multiple volumes autonomically and non-disruptively, with a
single command based on configurable policies
Are security and performance concerns standing in the way of
infrastructure consolidation?
By providing secure administrative segregation of users, hosts, and
application data, HP 3PAR Virtual Domains software allows hosting
providers to deliver virtual private array services and enterprise
IT organizations to deliver “self-service” storage that is both
protected and capable of high QoS levels. Through consolidation
onto the massively parallel and dynamically tiered HP 3PAR Storage,
individual user groups and applications achieve greater storage
service levels (performance, availability, and functionality) than
preconsolidation levels with less infrastructure. HP 3PAR Virtual
Domains software is ideal for both internal and external storage
service providers, and for any enterprise deploying a converged
infrastructure.
Key features and benefits
Secure, virtual private arrays to simplify storage
• Prevents the costly purchase and time-consuming management of
separate physical resources—either within a monolithic storage
system or with multiple, dedicated modular storage arrays
• Enables the creation of up to 1,024 secure, virtual private arrays
within a single, massively scalable HP 3PAR Storage by delivering
a simple, efficient, and scalable approach to secure segregation
within a consolidated platform
• Allows organizations to enjoy the benefits of storage
consolidation—including greater resource utilization, reduced
administration, centralized backup, and reduced energy and
floor space consumption—while meeting diverse and distributed
storage needs
• Is fully integrated with HP 3PAR Remote Copy software for simple
and secured access to replicated volumes, with HP 3PAR System
Reporter software for simple historical performance and capacity
utilization reporting by virtual domain, and with LDAP support for
centralized user authentication and authorization
• Cuts down the cost of overprovisioning needed to accommodate
usage spikes as well as the time-consuming, manual migration of
data to lower tiers, thus also reducing storage costs
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Improved QoS levels
• Policy-based, virtual implementation preserves the benefits of
massively distributing and sharing each application workload
across all system resources (ports, processors, cache, loops,
and disk drives).
• Administrative segregation of users, hosts, and application
data enables individual user groups and applications to achieve
greater storage service levels (performance, availability, and
functionality) at a lower cost, with less infrastructure, and without
compromising security.
• With virtual implementation having advanced security, users only
have access to virtual domains and logical elements that they have
been granted access by a master administrator. IT organizations
can deliver customized, secure, and even self-service storage to
administrators, applications, departments, and customers.
• Ideal for internal or external service providers that must
enable high security, consolidated, independent storage
services to multiple administrators, applications, departments,
and customers.
Enhanced operational efficiency
• Enables simple storage administrative tasks and monitoring tools
to be turned over to system and application administrators in a
self-service model that drives time and cost savings
• Prevents deliberate or inadvertent presentations of a volume
outside its virtual domain, thereby protecting authorized
administrators against errors and aiding compliance efforts
• Groups multiple independent virtual domains into a single logical
entity thus simplifying storage administration and backups, when
using the Autonomic Groups feature of the HP 3PAR Operating
System software
• Enables the secure consolidation of production with test and
development environments to drive huge cost savings
HP 3PAR Virtual Lock software
Provides HP 3PAR Storage users with an efficient
and cost-effective way to comply with data
retention requirements, for example, to comply
with internal governance policies or eDiscovery
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Is your organization looking to implementing stricter data
governance practices, or do you need to protect data from deletion
to facilitate electronic discovery (eDiscovery)?
HP 3PAR Virtual Lock software gives users the ability to protect
data volumes and volume copies from intentional or unintentional
deletions. During the user-specified retention period, volumes and
copies can be read but are protected against deletion, even by an
administrator with the highest level user privileges.
HP 3PAR Virtual Lock software is thin aware, so it works on both
standard and thin-provisioned storage volumes copies, and is
completely compatible with HP 3PAR Virtual Copy software, HP 3PAR
Remote Copy software, and HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning software.
Key features and benefits
Safely and efficiently preserves data for compliance and
eDiscovery
• HP 3PAR Virtual Lock software supports data retention for internal
governance and eDiscovery purposes by protecting volumes and
volume copies from intentional or unintentional deletion.
• Once locked by the HP 3PAR Virtual Lock software, specified
storage volumes and copies cannot be deleted, even by
an HP 3PAR Storage administrator with the highest user
privilege level.
• When used in conjunction with HP 3PAR Virtual Copy software for
reservationless, nonduplicative snapshots, HP 3PAR Virtual Lock
software delivers an extremely simple and efficient approach to
data retention.
Simple, flexible administration delivers security
and control
• The HP 3PAR Virtual Lock software allows a user-configurable
retention period that enables individual storage volumes or copies
to be locked for a specified period of time.
• During this retention period set by using HP 3PAR Virtual Lock
software, read access to volumes and copies is allowed, but
deletions are prohibited, making data tamper proof.
For more details on HP 3PAR Virtual Lock software, visit: h18006.
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HP 3PAR System Tuner software
Maintains peak HP 3PAR Storage performance
by autonomically and non-disruptively detecting
and resolving performance bottlenecks and
storage hotspots
HP 3PAR Operating System software spreads volumes evenly and
widely across all available resources so that HP 3PAR Storage can
deliver balanced performance. However, as the storage system
scales and new applications come online, new access patterns
may emerge that result in suboptimal performance levels.
HP 3PAR System Tuner software rebalances volumes to maintain
peak performance without impacting service levels or changing
pre-existing service-level characteristics such as RAID level.
Key features and benefits
Autonomically maintains peak performance over time
• Detects unforeseen storage access patterns and addresses any
issues that may arise to facilitate consistently high performance
• Retains all pre-existing service-level parameters such as RAID
levels and disk type
• Allows relocation operations to run as a background process that
is non-disruptive to users and applications
Customizable solution delivers administrative simplicity,
flexibility, and control
• Targets underperforming storage at the subvolume level by
identifying fine-grained capacity units that fall below a specific,
user-definable threshold
• Adjusts configurable thresholds according to multiple criteria
related to service times
• Is set up to examine all capacity in the array or a subset of the
system, such as a specified group of physical disks.
HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for
VMware vSphere
Provides simple and efficient protection and
rapid online recovery of VMDKs VMFS, VMs, and
individual files
Is your VMware vSphere backup solution disruptive or does backup
recovery lack the granularity to restore individual files?
HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for VMware vSphere is an
array-based, online VM snapshot and recovery solution that gives
superior control over data protection and recovery in VMware
vSphere environments—including granular, rapid online recovery of
files. By leveraging HP 3PAR Virtual Copy Software, Recovery Manger
enables VMware administrators to non-disruptively create hundreds
of space-efficient, application-consistent, PIT snapshots to protect
and recover VMDKs, Virtual Machine File Systems (VMFS), individual
VMs, or individual files. Along with the HP 3PAR Management Plug-In
for VMware vCenter, HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software gives
administrators access to all of this functionality from within the
familiar and easy-to-use VMware vCenter Server virtualization
management console.
Key features and benefits
Delivers simple and highly flexible implementation with a
low-impact topology
• HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for VMware vSphere
dispenses with the backup window and associated “race
to daylight” by powering hundreds of non disruptive,
application-consistent VM snapshots for rapid online recovery.
• Array-based approach leverages HP 3PAR Virtual Copy software
to create highly space-efficient snapshots to enable tighter SLAs
without the use of separate agents installed on individual VMs.
For more details on HP 3PAR System Tuner software, visit: h18006.
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• The software is integrated into the VMware vCenter Server
virtualization management console for superior ease of use; the
scheduler feature of the Recovery Manager provides automated
snapshot creation.
HP 3PAR Online Import
• It can be used for a variety of scenarios including change
management (protecting VMs before applying new patches) and
creating snapshots for testing and development purposes.
Used with HP EVA Command View, Online Import will enable the
orchestration of data migration from a source EVA system to a
destination HP 3PAR StoreServ system. Customers can migrate
EVA virtual disks and host configuration information to a HP 3PAR
StoreServ system without having to change host configuration or
interrupting data access. Peer Motion is the fundamental technology
that enables this capability.
Enables highly granular and flexible RPOs and RTOs
• Enables administrators to simply and efficiently protect and
recover VMDKs, VMFS, individual VMs, and individual files without
the need for agents
• Allows administrators, through scalable, nonduplicative snapshots,
a greater number of backups for a frequent extended history of
recovery points, giving flexibility when committing to a given RPO
• Delivers the flexibility to restore from snapshot (through fast
D2D restore) or to mount the snapshot on the host directly and
instantaneously, which allows administrators to offer increasingly
aggressive RTO SLAs to customers
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HP 3PAR Management Plug-In Software
for VMware vCenter
• Reduces storage administration by consolidating all host
configuration information in a central location; and enables the
transfer of that information to HP for service purposes
Integrates with VMware vCenter Server so
VMware administrators can view HP 3PAR Storage
resources connected to the VMware infrastructure
by using a native VMware interface
Integration with optional recovery manager software for
seamless, rapid online recovery
How would giving your VMware administrators precise insight into
underlying storage resources improve their efficiency?
HP 3PAR Management Plug-In software for VMware vCenter offers
administrators access to powerful management capabilities from
within the VMware vCenter Server management console. VMware
administrators can gain greater visibility into storage resources and
precise insight into how individual VMs are mapped to data stores
and individual volumes on HP 3PAR Storage. With this plug-in, QoS
characteristics for individual storage volumes such as RAID level,
subsystem failure protection level, drive type, and volume size and
type are all displayed within the familiar easy-to-use vCenter Server
virtualization console. When used in conjunction with
HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for VMware vSphere, this
plug-in also gives VMware administrators the power of rapid online
recovery from within the vCenter console.
Key features and benefits
Greater visibility into underlying storage resources
• Enables viewing HP 3PAR Storage resources connected to the
VMware infrastructure using the native interface provided by the
VMware vCenter Server virtualization console
• Improves visibility for VMware administrators, who can now view
information on virtual machine to datastore, to LUN mapping
• Gives precise insight into underlying storage properties for
easy reporting and troubleshooting of infrastructure issues by
VMware administrators
• Frees VMware administrators from relying solely on
storage administrators for critical information and for help
troubleshooting infrastructure performance issues
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• Integrates with optional HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for
VMware vSphere to give VMware administrators seamless, rapid
online recovery from within the vCenter console
• Works with HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software to enable
VMware administrators to create and view hundreds of
space-efficient, PIT snapshots of VMs and their associated
storage volumes
• Complements HP 3PAR Recovery Manager software to create
application-consistent virtual copies for rapid recovery of
mission-critical applications
• Allows stored snapshots to be used for granular, rapid online
recovery of individual files or directories inside a VM, for entire
VMs, or even for an entire datastore
HP Cluster Extension Software for
HP 3PAR Storage
An automated disaster tolerant solution for
HP 3PAR Storage that helps achieve lower
RPO and RTO
HP Cluster Extension Software (CLX) for HP 3PAR Storage is a
full-site disaster tolerance software solution. HP CLX offers
protection against application downtime from fault, failure, or site
disaster by extending a local cluster between data centers over
metropolitan distance. CLX reinstates critical applications at a
remote site within minutes after an adverse event. CLX integrates
with the OS clustering software, Microsoft Cluster Service in
Microsoft Windows and the array-based remote mirroring software,
HP 3PAR Remote Copy Software on storage to automate failover
and failback between sites. This dual integration enables the cluster
service to verify the status of the storage as well as the server
cluster; thus allowing the correct failover and failback decisions to
be made, which reduce downtime and accelerate recovery—without
human intervention.
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Key features and benefits
Offers protection against system downtime
• Provides hands-free failover/failback decision-making because
it detects failures and automatically manages recovery without
human intervention; helps meet RPO and RTO
• Supports no reboots and LUN presentation/mapping changes
during failover; servers on both sides are recognized from the
initial boot
• Performs read/write enabling of remotely mirrored storage
• Supports automatic failover of application services over
metropolitan distances; extends a single cluster solution over
metropolitan distances
Do your Windows-based applications require high levels of
availability, even during scheduled outages and upgrades?
HP 3PAR GeoCluster Software automates storage failover between
primary and backup sites and reduces disruption to Windows-based
applications. An easy, automated process simplifies DR, reduces
administration and application recovery times, facilitates business
continuity, and decreases user impact.
HP 3PAR GeoCluster Software works with Microsoft Windows Server
Failover Clustering (WSFC) and HP 3PAR Remote Copy Software to
automate and expedite the failover of storage resources to prevent
further application disruption and simplify testing.
Is scalable, reliable, and available
Key features and benefits
• Provides scalability in extending a single cluster over metropolitan
or global distances
Automatic storage failover for Windows-based applications
• Supports automatic failover of application services over global
distances, reliably
• Monitors and recovers disk pair synchronization on an
application level
• Provides high standards in data integrity by enhancing the
advantages of HP 3PAR Remote Copy Software
Has flexibility with other storage arrays and
operating Systems
• Supports the entire HP 3PAR, P6000 EVA, P9000 XP families
of arrays
• Integrates with Microsoft Cluster Service on Windows
Works with WSFC and HP 3PAR Remote Copy software to automate
application failover and recovery
• Enables automatic storage failover between primary and backup
sites; thus reducing disruption to Windows-based applications
• Reduces application recovery time to facilitate business continuity
and decrease user impact
Reduced administration in clustered environments
• Automated solution removes need for skilled administrators to
execute both application and infrastructure failover manually to
the backup site as part of the recovery process
• Integration with Microsoft Failover Cluster Manager delivers
simplified failover configuration and management by using a
single user interface
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Microsoft Windows
Simplified testing and migration capabilities
An automated DR solution for HP 3PAR Storage
that reduces administration and recovery times in
Windows-based environments
• Automation simplifies DR testing, aiding compliance efforts and
removing the administrative burden
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• Support for Microsoft Hyper-V Live Migration curtails disruption
during migration of virtual servers
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HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for
Microsoft Exchange
Provides rapid, efficient online backup and
recovery of entire Microsoft Exchange Server
databases or even an individual email from
multiple, highly granular points in time
Is your data protection solution causing administrative costs of
your Exchange to spiral out of control?
HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software intelligently creates and
manages highly granular and capacity-efficient Exchange-aware
snapshots. These snapshots can then be used to restore
Exchange instances or databases quickly, or to back them up
non-disruptively to tape for near-continuous data protection. As
HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software is built on HP 3PAR Virtual
Copy Software, scores of reservationless snapshots can be kept
online economically, allowing for extended or frequent Exchange
database recovery points.
Key features and benefits
Makes backup and recovery in Microsoft Exchange
environments simpler and more efficient
Enables highly granular and flexible RPOs and RTOs
• Does away with the backup window and associated “race to
daylight” by integrating with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy
Service (VSS) to power the creation of hundreds of non-disruptive,
application-consistent snapshots for off-host backup
• Gives administrators the ability to use third-party tools such as
Ontrack PowerControls to recover a single mailbox or even a single
email, or to use Microsoft Exchange Server Mailbox Merge Wizard
(ExMerge) to merge the necessary data back into the regular
storage group
• Provides scalable, nonduplicative snapshots that allow
administrators a greater number of backups for a frequent
extended history of recovery points, thus providing flexibility
when committing to a given RPO
• Delivers the flexibility to restore from snapshot (through fast
D2D restore) or to mount the snapshot on the host directly and
instantaneously, which allows administrators to offer increasingly
aggressive RTO SLAs to customers
HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for
Microsoft SQL Server
Provides a rapid and efficient local backup and DR
solution for Microsoft SQL Server databases
• Leverages HP 3PAR Virtual Copy Software to enable scores of
snapshots to be kept online economically— allowing for extended
or frequent Exchange database recovery points
Are you being forced to choose between performing fewer SQL
Server backups and spending more for storage?
• Allows snapshot instances to be managed efficiently,
from an easy-to-use GUI on the host that helps control
administration costs
HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for Microsoft SQL Server is a
highly efficient solution for automatically creating and managing
hundreds of application-consistent, reservationless, PIT snapshots
of Microsoft SQL Server databases for rapid online recovery.
Snapshots can be used to quickly restore SQL Server databases or
non-disruptively back up databases to tape for near-continuous
data protection. Because Recovery Manager leverages highly
efficient HP 3PAR Virtual Copy Software, scores of snapshots can be
kept online economically, allowing extended or frequent recovery
points. Unlike host-based backup solutions where the time to
backup is proportional to the database size, HP 3PAR Recovery
Manager creates snapshots instantaneously, irrespective of
database size. This capability enables organizations to maintain
consistent service levels even with large, multi-terabyte databases.
• Makes a variety of scenarios simpler and more efficient, including
creating snapshots for testing and development purposes
• Integrates with Symantec NetBackup, delivering fast, reliable
backup to tape and recovery staging to disk from tape
• Integrates with optional HP 3PAR Remote Copy Software, giving
organizations an ideal solution for cost-effective replication
of Exchange databases over any distance to provide business
continuity following a primary site outage
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Key features and benefits
Delivers rapid, affordable recovery of mission-critical
applications
• The array-based implementation of HP 3PAR Recovery Manager
Software for Microsoft SQL Server leverages HP 3PAR Virtual
Copy Software to enable scores of snapshots to be kept online
economically, allowing for extended or frequent SQL database
recovery points.
• Unlike host-based backup solutions where the time to back up is
proportional to the size of the database, virtual copies created
with Recovery Manager are instantaneous, irrespective of
database size.
• Integration with Microsoft VSS provides a standardized interface
for creating snapshots; Recovery Manager’s advanced scheduler
feature provides automated snapshot creation to control
administration costs.
• The software enables SQL Server databases to be quickly
recovered to a known point in time or to the point of failure,
speeding up a variety of operations including rapid recovery of
the production SQL Server.
• It can make a range of scenarios simpler and more efficient,
including creating snapshots for testing and development
purposes.
Highly granular and flexible RPOs and RTOs
• HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for Microsoft SQL Server
disables the backup window and associated “race to daylight” by
integrating with Microsoft VSS to power the creation of hundreds
of non-disruptive, application-consistent snapshots of single or
multiple volumes for off-host backup.
• Scalable, non-duplicative snapshots allow administrators a
greater number of backups for a frequent extended history of
recovery points, thus increasing flexibility when committing to a
given RPO.
• The software delivers the flexibility to restore from snapshot
(through fast D2D restore) or to mount the snapshot on the host
directly and instantaneously, which allows administrators to offer
increasingly aggressive RTO SLAs to customers.
• Integration with HP Data Protector, Symantec NetBackup and
Symantec Backup Exec delivers fast, reliable backup to tape and
recovery staging to disk from tape.
• Integration with optional HP 3PAR Remote Copy Software gives
organizations an ideal solution for cost-effective replication of
SQL databases over any distance to enable business continuity
following a primary site outage.
HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software
for Oracle
Intelligently and non-disruptively creates,
manages, and presents time-consistent snapshot
images of Oracle databases for rapid application
recovery, near-continuous data protection, and
data sharing
Does your Oracle backup and recovery solution impact service levels
and produce unnecessary cost and complexity?
HP 3PAR Recovery Manager software for Oracle is a highly efficient
solution for automatically creating and managing hundreds of
application-consistent, reservationless, PIT snapshots of Oracle
and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) databases for rapid
online recovery. These snapshot images are then presentable to
other Oracle database instances, managed from an easy-to-use GUI
on the host. With Recovery Manager, administrators can recover a
database to a known point in time quickly and simply, speeding up
a variety of operations including the rapid recovery of the Oracle
production server.
Integration with Oracle Active Data Guard enables snapshots to
be taken on standby databases, thus cushioning impact to the
production database. Fast, reliable backup and recovery to tape is
made possible through integration with Symantec NetBackup.
Key features and benefits
Maintains balance between performing fewer full backups
and spending more on storage
• Array-based approach leverages HP 3PAR Virtual Copy Software to
create highly space-efficient snapshots that enable Oracle logs to
be replayed for up-to-the-minute database recovery, speeding up
a variety of operations including the rapid application recovery of
the Oracle production server itself
• Allows snapshot instances to be managed efficiently, from an
easy-to-use GUI on the host
• Makes a variety of scenarios simpler and more efficient, including
creating snapshots for testing and development purposes
• Works with optional HP 3PAR Virtual Lock Software to safeguard
disk-based backups, reducing the need to perform redundant tape
backups to protect against accidental or malicious deletion of
disk-based backups
• Integrates with Symantec NetBackup intelligently to present
Oracle snapshots to the NetBackup server as a class or policy so
that backup jobs do not require reconfiguration, thus avoiding the
need for custom scripting or costly consulting services otherwise
necessary to achieve the same result
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Enables highly granular and flexible RPOs and RTOs
• Does away with the backup window and associated “race
to daylight” by powering hundreds of non-disruptive,
application-consistent snapshot images of production Oracle and
Oracle RAC databases
• Discovers autonomically and maps all database elements
intelligently (including table spaces, data files, control files,
parameter files, and archive log files) to associated snapshots
• Provides scalable, nonduplicative snapshots that allow
administrators a greater number of backups for a frequent,
extended history of recovery points, thereby increasing flexibility
when committing to a given RPO
• Delivers the flexibility to restore from snapshot (through fast D2D
restore) or by mounting the snapshot on the host directly and
instantaneously, which allows administrators to offer increasingly
aggressive RTO SLAs to customers
• Integrates with Oracle Data Guard to provide application-level
DR on the host in Oracle Data Guard and Active Data Guard
environments, which enables organizations to take snapshots of
standby databases instead of production databases
HP 3PAR System Reporter Software
Delivers Web-based historical performance and
capacity management reporting for multiple
HP 3PAR Storage systems, even if they are
geographically dispersed
administration. The ability to create reports by user group supports
chargeback and meeting SLAs. The software works with HP 3PAR
Adaptive Optimization Software to enable policy management of
autonomic storage tiering resources.
Key features and benefits
Delivers powerful, customizable infrastructure monitoring
and management capabilities
• Tracks performance and capacity utilization trends for multiple
HP 3PAR Storage systems regardless of their physical location
• Allows a broad range of report customizations and groupings for
SLA and chargeback support
• Provides information on how to plan and enhance future
configuration changes to improve infrastructure investments
Simplifies information gathering and storage capacity
management
• Provides detailed, information-rich, historical reports, and both
tabular and pictorial charting for ease of analysis
• Simplifies reporting and supports report sharing using a Web
browser or optional Microsoft Excel client
• Gives users the ability to schedule highly customizable,
automatically generated reports
Allows robust, proactive performance analysis
• Alerts users when specified performance thresholds are reached
• Provides a set of predefined reports for easy and quick viewing of
capacity and performance
Do you need to gather and track historical system information for
your HP 3PAR Storage?
• Helps troubleshoot and isolate performance issues quickly to
reduce business impact
HP 3PAR System Reporter Software is a flexible, intuitive,
Web-based performance and capacity management tool that
aggregates fine-grained performance and capacity usage data for
HP 3PAR Storage, regardless of location. The highly customizable,
robust reporting offers straightforward report sharing and report
scheduling, which simplify performance monitoring and assist in
gathering data for improvement and planning. HP 3PAR System
Reporter Software enables quick troubleshooting and isolation of
performance issues reducing business impact. HP 3PAR System
Reporter proves particularly useful for service providers and
enterprises that require detailed information for service-level
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• Supports clients using HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization Software
and enables policy management of autonomic storage tiering
resources
• Collects and analyzes access rates at a subvolume level and relays
this information to HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization Software
• Enables users to specify policies that guide HP 3PAR Adaptive
Optimization Software in moving subvolume level data between
storage tiers
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HP 3PAR Host Explorer Software
An autonomic storage management tool that
simplifies routine administrative tasks related
to host configuration with HP 3PAR Storage and
HP 3PAR Operating System Software upgrade
Is your administrator spending a considerable amount of time
collecting host configuration information?
HP 3PAR Host Explorer Software is an autonomic storage
management tool for HP 3PAR Storage that establishes secure
communication channels between storage and hosts. HP 3PAR
Host Explorer software uses this connection to automate host
discovery and collection of detailed host configuration information
that is critical to speeding storage provisioning and simplifying
maintenance. Using the secure communication channel, HP 3PAR
Host Explorer Software automatically and with advanced security
communicates host information such as FC Worldwide Name (WWN)
and host multipath data to HP 3PAR Storage to reduce manual
administration.
Key features and benefits
Establishes secure, autonomic communication channels
between storage and hosts
• Communicates host information such as FC WWN and host
multipath data to HP 3PAR Storage with improved security
Simplifies administration by automating host discovery
• Pre-populates host configuration information to simplify
configuration of hosts with storage
Reduces administration tasks during storage operating
system upgrade
• Automatic collection of host configuration information reduces
administrative tasks during HP 3PAR Operating System
software upgrade
Have you been foregoing the benefits of multipathing due to cost,
complexity, or limited operability?
HP 3PAR Multipath I/O (MPIO) software for Microsoft
Windows Server 2003 delivers a highly available, robust, and
trouble-free multipathing solution for Microsoft Windows
Server 2003 environments. With MPIO for Windows, I/O is
intelligently routed through multiple paths between a host server
and the HP 3PAR Storage system for greater availability and load
balancing. This solution is designed to utilize all available paths
to prevent overloading of any single path and avoid the formation
of I/O bottlenecks. MPIO software for Windows accomplishes
this through a combination of autonomic load balancing, path
failover capabilities, and ease of management. In the event of a
path failure, MPIO for Windows routes data to an alternate path
to prevent application disruption. Simple administration and
affordability make MPIO for Windows an ideal solution for enhancing
performance and reliability in Microsoft Windows environments.
Key features and benefits
Highly available, robust, and trouble-free multipathing
solution for Microsoft Windows 2003
• HP 3PAR MPIO software for Microsoft Windows intelligently routes
I/O through multiple paths between a host server and HP 3PAR
Storage for greater availability and load balancing.
• Active-active configuration policy enables dynamic load balancing.
• Automatic failover and the ability to recover failed paths reduce
the need for offline or manual reconfigurations after a failure.
• Automatic detection of devices simplifies deployment while
automatic load balancing and path failover capabilities ease
management.
• Simple administration and affordability make MPIO for Windows
an ideal solution for enhancing performance and reliability in
Microsoft Windows 2003 environments.
For more information on HP 3PAR MPIO software for Microsoft
Windows 2003, visit: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/
software/3par/mpio-win/index.html
HP 3PAR Multipath I/O software for
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Delivers a highly available, robust, and
trouble-free multipathing solution for Microsoft
Windows environments
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HP 3PAR MPIO software for IBM AIX
Delivers a highly available, robust, and trouble-free
multipathing solution for IBM AIX deployments
Have you been foregoing the benefits of multipathing due to cost,
complexity, or limited operability?
HP 3PAR MPIO software for IBM AIX delivers a highly available,
robust, and trouble-free multipathing solution for IBM AIX
deployments. With MPIO for IBM AIX, I/O is intelligently routed
through multiple paths between a host server and HP 3PAR
Storage for greater availability and load balancing. This solution
is designed to utilize all available paths to prevent overloading
of any single path and avoid the formation of I/O bottlenecks.
MPIO for IBM AIX accomplishes this through a combination of
autonomic load balancing, path failover capabilities, and ease of
management. In the event of a path failure, MPIO for IBM AIX routes
data to an alternate path to prevent application disruption. Simple
administration and affordability make MPIO for AIX an ideal solution
for enhancing performance and reliability in IBM AIX environments.
Key features and benefits
Highly available, robust, and trouble-free multipathing
solution for IBM AIX deployments
• HP 3PAR MPIO software for IBM AIX intelligently routes I/O through
multiple paths between a host server and HP 3PAR Storage for
greater availability and load balancing.
• Active-active configuration policy enables dynamic load balancing.
• Automatic failover and the ability to recover failed paths reduce
the need for offline or manual reconfigurations after a failure.
• Automatic detection of devices simplifies deployment while
automatic load balancing and path failover capabilities ease
management.
• Simple administration and affordability make MPIO for IBM AIX an
ideal solution for enhancing performance and reliability in IBM AIX
environments.
HP 3PAR software Plug-In for
VMware VAAI
Delivers reliable VMware vSphere performance
at scale
HP 3PAR software Plug-In for VMware VAAI enables HP 3PAR Storage
support for advanced storage operations introduced in VMware
vSphere to improve virtual infrastructure performance, agility, capacity
efficiency, and scalability for public and private cloud data centers.
Hardware-assisted locking is a new vSphere storage feature
designed to remove VM reliability and performance bottlenecks
by locking storage at the block level instead of the logical unit
number (LUN) level to reduce SCSI reservation contentions. This
new capability enables greater VM scalability without compromising
reliability. In addition, with the HP 3PAR Gen4 ASIC, metadata
comparisons are executed in silicon, further improving performance
in the largest and most demanding vSphere environments.
Full copy is a new vSphere feature designed to dramatically improve
the agility of enterprise and cloud data centers by enabling rapid
VM deployment, expedited cloning, and faster VMware Storage
vMotion operations. With HP 3PAR software Plug-In for VAAI, data
movement operations are offloaded to the system array. The plug-in
allows HP 3PAR Full Copy software to not only leverage the built-in
performance and efficiency advantages of the array, but to free up
critical server and network resources.
Block zero is a new vSphere feature that offloads large, block-level
write operations of zeros from virtual servers to HP 3PAR Storage,
boosting efficiency during several common vSphere operations,
including the initialization of eagerzeroedthick virtual disks and the
allocation of new file blocks for thin-provisioned virtual disks.
With the HP 3PAR software Plug-In for VAAI, these data movement
and write operations now have “zero cost,” which frees valuable
server, storage, and network resources so organizations can
increase both VM performance and density.
For more information on HP 3PAR MPIO software for IBM AIX,
visit: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/software/3par/
mpio-ibmaix/index.html
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HP 3PAR array-based
software
HP 3PAR
host software
HP 3PAR Replication Adapter software for
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Provides end-to-end DR for virtualized
environments
The HP 3PAR Replication Adapter software provides simple,
reliable, end-to-end DR for VMware vSphere environments. By
integrating HP 3PAR Remote Copy software with VMware vCenter
SRM for automated DR management, organizations can protect
their applications seamlessly and effectively without duplicating DR
investments in both the storage and the server layers.
HP 3PAR Policy Manager software also serves as the centralized point
for collecting and storing audit logs of all diagnostic data transfers and
authorized remote service connections to and from all devices managed
by the software. As policies are administered by the customer, the audit
logs are a trusted source for reporting and compliance.
Key features and benefits
Provides flexible and granular control in defining and
implementing remote service access policies
• Enables you to define and implement granular outbound or
remote service connection policies for HP 3PAR Storage
Allows centralized audit for all devices being managed
HP 3PAR Policy Manager software
Enables customers to define and implement
remote service access policies to allow
centralized, granular audit of communications to
and from HP 3PAR Storage
Does your storage environment require granular and centralized
outbound and remote services policy administration?
With HP 3PAR Policy Manager software, customers have the ultimate
flexibility and control to allow or deny outbound communications
or remote service connections to and from HP 3PAR Storage at the
customer site.
HP 3PAR Policy Manager software enables customers to define and
implement remote service access policies. Policy configurations
are managed by the customer, thus promoting integrity of
customer-configured remote access policies. To limit access, HP 3PAR
Policy Manager software is installed on a customer-provided server.
HP 3PAR array-based
software
• Serves as the centralized point for collecting and storing audit
logs of all diagnostic data transfers and authorized remote service
connections to and from HP 3PAR Storage managed by the software
• Provides the ability to view the audit log via Web browser within
the customer internal network
Offers a trusted and secure audit log for the purpose of
reporting and compliance
• HP 3PAR Policy Manager software is installed on
customer-provided hardware and all policies are defined and
implemented by the customer.
• HP Global Service and Support organization has no access to
HP 3PAR Policy Manager software.
For more information on HP 3PAR Policy Manager software,
visit: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/software/3par/pms/
index.html
HP 3PAR
host software
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HP Factory Express
HP Services
HP Factory Express provides customization and deployment services
along with your storage and server purchases. You can customize
hardware to your exact specifications in the factory—helping speed
deployment. Visit hp.com/go/factoryexpress.
Tap into the HP support services advantage, backed by the
strategic and technical know-how of our consulting experts—for
a single-source solution that makes the most of your investments.
Depending on your individual support requirements, choose from
three levels of care that cover the entire lifecycle to better address
your needs:
Customer technical training
We offer a variety of training courses on storage software,
networking, archiving, and disk storage systems. Our classes
are available in many delivery modalities—from traditional
instructor-led courses at one of our 80 training centers worldwide to
online and onsite training. Visit hp.com/learn/storage.
HP Optimized Care delivers improved performance and stability
through deployment and proactive management practices.
HP 3PAR Storage Installation and Startup Service
3-year HP Critical Service
Or
HP Critical Advantage Level 3 with additional 60 CA flexible credits3
HP Financial Services
HP Financial Services provides innovative financing and
financial asset management programs to help you
acquire, manage, and ultimately retire your HP solutions.
Visit hp.com/go/hpfinancialservices.
HP Standard Care maintains high level of uptime, along with expert
help to cut the cost and complexity of implementation and support.
HP 3PAR Storage Installation and Startup Service 3-year HP
Proactive 24 Service
Or
HP Critical Advantage Level 2 with additional 30 CA flexible credits4
HP Basic Care is the minimum recommended support HP 3PAR
Storage Installation and Startup Service 3-year HP Support Plus 24
Plus, 30 Proactive Select credits
If none of our support recommendations meet your needs, we can
tailor a service solution for your unique support requirements.
HP brings together deep expertise, proactive and business
critical support, and a strong partner network—plus a full
set of infrastructure services designed to power a converged
infrastructure.
For more information, visit hp.com/services/storage.
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x86 infrastructures
Learn more
Increase storage efficiency and enhance capabilities of your storage
systems with HP 3PAR software products. Visit hp.com/go/3PAR.
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