A little while ago I was working on a infrastructure design with a colleague who is a double HP Master ASE. We where talking about the lack visibility of vCenter Operations Manager into the 3PAR layer and due to this we had to combine vCOPS with a HP tool to give a complete view of the stack. Somewhat messy, but it achieved what the client wanted.
Whilst at HP Discover, David Scott gave a coffee talk to the bloggers and he mentioned a vCOPS plugin for 3PAR. So Justin Vashisht @3cvguy, Bart Heungens @BartHeungens and I hit the show floor to find out more.
HP StoreFront Analytics Pack
In true HP form they have named the vCOPS plugin beginning with ‘Store’. HP StoreFront Analytics provides an in depth view of all 3PAR components including CPG, storage systems, drive cages, drives, disk ports, fibre channel ports, fans and more.
- HP StoreFront Analytics Pack for vCenter Operations Manager – Free Trial*
- HP StoreFront Analytics Pack for vCenter Operations Manager – QuickSpecs
- HP StoreFront Analytics Pack for vCenter Operations Manager – User Guide
*The free trial is for 60 days after which HP StoreFront Analytics will continue to run, however you will only have access to the HP Store Monitoring dashboard.
Enjoy the video below of vCOPS for 3PAR using HP StoreFront Analytics Pack