Those of you who have used the 3PAR Inform Management Console know that it wasn’t exactly the best, screen refreshes taking a while, being logged out of StoreServ’s with the connection still showing as open.
HP have decided to give the 3PAR Inform Management Console a ‘facelift’, step forward HP’s new 3PAR StoreServ Management Console AKA ‘SSMC’.
- New dashboard with the same look and feel as OneView
- Management of file and block from same interface
- Inbuilt System Reporter
- Web based
- Smart Search across all objects
So what does it look like? Well below are a couple of screenshots to wet your appetite.
HP is moving towards a similar management experience for storage, servers and networking. Something in my opinion has been long overdue.
SSMC will be compatible with 3PAR Inform OS 3.1.3 or above.
No licenses are required this will be a free download
Supported Operating Systems
SSMC will be available as a Windows based install on Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 or 2012 R2. It will also be available in certain flavours of Linux.
Over the long term I expect that the SSMC will be integrated into the VSP for 3PAR as this will give HP the ability to control software updates to the SSMC in a controlled fashion.
The Service Processor (SPOCK) is still a separate entity again, I expect this will be integrated further as the dot releases become available.