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Comware supports HPE Smart SAN for 3PAR

When configuring a Fibre Channel storage environment, there are basically 2 parts in the configuration:

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5900/5930 R2416 Released!

5900 and 5930 have now updated firmware: R2416. This is a major new release for both platforms. Take a look at the release notes, since there are many enhancements for both platforms. 5900: https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JC772A&lang=&cc=&prodSeriesId= 5930: https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JG726A&lang=&cc=&prodSeriesId= For the 5900, this … Continue reading

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HP 6125XLG FCoE NPV mode white paper

The HP 6125XLG is a Comware 7 based blade interconnect switch which has full support for FCoE. I found this technical whitepaper with a sample FCoE NPV mode configuration, it is shown with uplinks to an existing Nexus 5500/6000 FCoE … Continue reading

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Simware 7.1.50 – Define custom linecard

The default list of Simware7 7.1.50 linecards (boards for a chassis) does not include 10G ports. This post covers the steps in case you want to add a custom linecard with 10G interfaces.

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Combining FCoE SAN A/B and IRF with BridgeAggregation

FCoE and BridgeAggregation Storage networks have a traditional setup of SAN A/B, which are totally separated, by a so called “air-gap”. When using FCoE, this airgap is nearly impossible to maintain (unless only storage would be passing the CNA adapter) … Continue reading

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HP releases the 5900CP: Native FC and FCOE Gateway

5900CP: a 5900 with Converged Ports It took some time, but here it is : the 5900CP, a converged FC/FCoE datacenter switch.

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