3PAR SSMC 3.2 video demonstration

SSMC 3.2 – What’s New?

SSMC 3.2 has recently been released. Although this is a minor release it has some key feature changes that I think have significantly enhanced usability in terms of creating your own views and customisations. So I thought it was worth making a video demoing what’s new in SSMC 3.2 and how to create custom views to sute you.   Specifically I cover

  • Custom login banner messages
  • Multi domain support
  • Creating custom dashboards
  • Modifying dashboard
  • Viewing tasks and alerts
  • Using filters
  • Creating custom list views

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You can download this latest version of SSMC from the 3PAR software depot. The upgrade process is simple but I have covered it previously if you want to take a look.

If you want to take a look at the full list of features check out the SSMC 3.2 release notes and if your totally new to SSMC start here.


SSMC 3.1 What’s New

SSMC 3.1 is now available for download from the from the software depot, this post will have a quick look at what’s new. The install process remains as before and I have covered this in detail previously. Firstly the SSMC 3.1 release supports 3PAR OS 3.3.1 and hence a number of the enhancements relate to the new functionality in 3.3.1.

Some of the key new features include:

Block Provisioning:

  • Removes the option for the volume type TDVV (Thin Deduped Virtual Volume). This is now depreciated in 3.3.1 and become a property of a volume to enable dedupe. Covered previously in my dedupe deep dive.
  • Support for compression, which also becomes a volume property available to SSD’s in 3.3.1
  • Support for monster 15TB drives

File Persona:

  • Ability to create FTP shares
  • Support for POSIX security modes i.e. Linux based security permissions

Remote Copy:

  • 3DC Peer Persistence configurations another 3.3.1 is added to SSMC as well as support for synchronous long distance setup

HPE 3PAR Storage Federation:

  • Allows the creation of a compressed volumes on the target system
  • Ability to schedule Peer Motion migrations
  • Adds support for migrating from legacy HPE 3PAR F-Class,T-Class and non 3PAR system to 3PAR i.e. online import facility

System Reporter:

Lots of enhancements in this area –

  • Ability to edit threshold alerts on systems running HPE 3PAR OS 3.3.1 and later
  • Support for SSMC and SMTP server running IPv6
  • Shows compression stats on capacity reports
  • Space forecasting is available on system and CPG capacity

You can see the full list of enhancements here.