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 Post subject: Re: SSMC Customer Feedback
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:57 am 

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Here's a link to the SSMC 3.3 download page: https://h20392.www2.hpe.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=SSMC_CONSOLE

There are lots of new features throughout SSMC. A few of the bigger changes are:
  • Integration with Recovery Manager Central (RMC)
  • Add data protection to volumes as they are created
  • Dashboard customizations including new types of panels
  • FIPS 140-2 compliance
  • Export/import System Reporter reports between SSMC instances
  • Use the system filter to select individual systems, federations, or Remote Copy configurations

Your feedback helps us prioritize the backlog so please let us know what you think about this version of SSMC.


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 Post subject: Re: SSMC Customer Feedback
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:18 am 

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"Stop logins on first failure" - Perfect! No more locked LDAP accounts because of a single typo in a pw...!! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: SSMC Customer Feedback
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:55 am 
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ailean wrote:
FYI HPE have released SSMC 3.3, release notes/docs in the usual 3PAR place and ISOs in the Software Depot.


I've found the ISO's of SSMC 3.3, but I have a hard time finding the release notes/docs in the 'usual' 3PAR place. Any links to that? Or a way to find them on the HPE Support Site (which kinda sucks)


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 Post subject: Re: SSMC Customer Feedback
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:19 am 

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Biite wrote:
ailean wrote:
FYI HPE have released SSMC 3.3, release notes/docs in the usual 3PAR place and ISOs in the Software Depot.


I've found the ISO's of SSMC 3.3, but I have a hard time finding the release notes/docs in the 'usual' 3PAR place. Any links to that? Or a way to find them on the HPE Support Site (which kinda sucks)

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/home/productHome?docId=emr_na-a00040466en_us&sp4ts.oid=1008793289
And use the new sort by date option, think the User Guide has just been updated again so is the newest item.


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 Post subject: Re: SSMC Customer Feedback
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:14 am 

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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console 3.3 Download:
https://h20392.www2.hpe.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=SSMC_CONSOLE
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console 3.3 Administrator Guide:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00040464en_us
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console 3.3 Release Notes:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00040465en_us
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console 3.3 User Guide:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00040466en_us

What’s new in HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console(SSMC) 3.3?

Overall Enhancements:
Policy based data protection management for HPE 3PAR StoreServ available by integrated workflows with HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC).
Enhanced System settings and filters for Federation and Remote Copy.
Dashboard Enhancements and new dashboard panels.
Enhanced storage provisioning workflows.
Additional advanced options are provided in the Federation workflow.
Enhanced security features built in thru support for FIPS 140-2 compliance, custom roles, etc. to enable customer meet datacentre security compliance.
Additional System Reporter functionalities.

Dashboard Enhancements:
Create copies of dashboard, Edit Dashboard and Manage Dashboard.
Additional Dashboard Panels like System Summary, Top Port Utilization, Virtual Volume Protection and Protection Jobs.
UI Framework enhancements that include new 3PAR System Selector, User Configurable Session timeout.
Performance improvements for tables with large datasets.
Improvements to dashboard panel’s responsive sizing.

Systems:
Additional settings added to the System Setting panel that include FIPS Mode, Remote Syslog, Remote Syslog Host, Remote Syslog Security Host.
Additional details have been added to the System Overview panel that includes HPE 3PAR Service Processor link and IP address.
Additional multi-select filters to replace text based filters. New filters added are categorized as follows:
• System, Drive Enclosures: UID/Locate
• Controller Nodes: Safe to Remote
• Ports: Failover State, Mode, SFP State, Smart SAN, UID/Locate
• Physical Drives: SED State, Safe to Remove

Block Provisioning:
Drives of a particular size can be chosen while creating CPG.
Volumes can be added to an RC group as part of the create volume workflow.
Snapshot schedule can be created as part of the create volume and create volume set workflow.
Protection policy can be added to volumes as part of create volume workflow. Levels of protection include Snapshot, Remote Copy Group.
Templates have been renamed to “Create Policy”. Policies can be created for Virtual Volumes and Snapshots.
Predefined schedules and patterns for Snapshot policies can be created.
Snapshot Policy to volume or volume set can be assigned.
Protection policy can be assigned to volume.
Host can be added to all systems in federation simultaneously.
Additional usability enhancements in the CPG page.

Recovery Manager Central (RMC) Integration:
Integrated workflows for HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE RMC.
Protection policies can be associated on 3PAR volumes.
Complete lifecycle management of restore points can be done.
Protection policy can be added to volumes as part of SSMC create volume workflow. Levels of protection possible are “RMC Protection”.
Dashboard view of protected vs unprotected volumes and status of protection tasks.
Additional tasks that can be performed from HPE 3PAR SSMC are as follows:
• List HPE RMC instances.
• List Protection policies configured in each HPE RMC.
• Setup protection policies and schedules while provisioning volumes.
• Setup and modify protection policies and schedules for already existing volumes.
• View Protection policies associated with volume.
• View Restore points created by the Protection policies for a given volume.

Federation:
A federated system can be added to another federation as migration source.
Multiple remote syslog and it’s security log configurations can be synced.
The older federation filter is replaced by new one with enhanced filtering capabilities.
Enablement of automatic zoning of imported hosts from legacy 3PAR and non-3PAR (IBM XIV) hosts when Smart SAN is enabled.
Migration of subsets of volumes from an ALUA host on a legacy 3PAR migration source is allowed.
Volume set and host set for non-3PAR (IBM XIV) migration source can be created.
Online Import functionality when SSMC is using FIPS.

Security:
New setting to enable cryptographic modules which are FIPS 140-2 level 1 validated. These modules are operated in compliance with their validation criteria when FIPS mode is enabled.
Array certificate can be managed in SSMC Administrator Console.
Extended roles are available in domains for 3PAR OS 3.3.1 MU1 or later.
New settings are provided to prevent unexpected LDAP lockout when wrong passwords are entered.
New setting are provided which enables a configurable timer for automatic logout.
Remote syslog configuration that enables SSMC’s log files to be transmitted to a remote syslog host is available.
Client IP filtering is available that enables whitelist/blacklist of IPs and subnets.
Limit to the number of active UI sessions can be configured.

System Reporter:
Reports can be Imported and Exported across SSMC instances.
Domain based filtering of objects is enabled.
New report template is available for Virtual Volume performance statistics.

Remote Copy:
Custom Roles for Remote Copy operations are available.
New sub filter has been added named as “By Remote Copy” in the System filter.

File Provisioning
File Access Audit enhancements to list, export and delete logs.


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 Post subject: Re: SSMC Customer Feedback
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:16 am 

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Hi there,

I don't know if these 2 have been raised so far, but 2 things that could be improved:

System Reporter - You can only go back 3 months of data from the current date. Looking at the SR data my systems store, hi-res data goes back 32 days, Hourly goes back 324 days and Daily data goes back 1030 days. Currently, I can only access data older than 3 months using IMC.

Creating new CPGs - When creating a new CPG, the device type is a combined disk type and RPM. You cannot create a CPG with both SSD 150K and SSD 100K disks. Using the command line and IMC this is possible.


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 Post subject: Re: SSMC Customer Feedback
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:00 am 

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You can select Custom Time in SSMC to select a range older than 3 months.


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 Post subject: Re: SSMC Customer Feedback
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:43 am 

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That works when editing or creating a report.

If you want to dynamically adjust it using the drop downs in the top left corner (how we adjust our reports to get the required info), you are limited to a maximum of 3 months on daily samples, 1 month on hourly samples and 3 days on hi-res samples.

In IMC, I can dynamically adjust the report to any time scale I want.


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 Post subject: Re: SSMC Customer Feedback
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:22 am 

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Hi, with Dedup V1 and V2 we just had to monitor the overal size of a cpg. The idea was to not grow cpgs beyond 64TB because of metadata-handling etc. All data in a cpg went in the dds, so monitoring the cpg was ok.

With Dedup V3, only dedupped data lands in the dds, overall cpg-size is not important. It's the dds that shouldn't be bigger than 64TB.

  1. Does this make sense? I hope so, because that's my little picture of the 3PAR dedup world :shock:
  2. Can the size of the dds be monitored/tracked/checked with SSMC? OS 3.3.1 is out for quite some time now, I think there MUST be away to have an eye on this stuff!

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 Post subject: Re: SSMC Customer Feedback
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:09 am 

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When creating a report and selecting "3 days" as time intervall, I get a report displaying the last 48h. On 10:00am 03/06/2018, I tried this an the diagramm/graph starts at 10:00am 03/04/2018.

Shouldn't it display data from 10:00am 03/03/2018 ??

[Edit:] The above happens with arrays that use 3.3.1 MU1, if I create a report with "3 days" on an array with 3.2.2 the graph starts with 10:00am 03/03/2018 as expected.

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