Careful with that dual-hop FCoE setup with HP Virtual Connect and Nexus 5500/5000

HP just recently launched its new Firmware release, the 4.01 – for its Blade Interconnect darling, the Virtual Connect. You can find the release notes here. Also noteworthy are the cookbooks, and HP just released its “Dual-Hop FCoE with HP Virtual Connect modules Cookbook” . One of the new features is dual-hop FCoE. What this means … More Careful with that dual-hop FCoE setup with HP Virtual Connect and Nexus 5500/5000

Setup for VMware, HP Virtual Connect, and HP IRF all together

Trying to setup your ESXi hosts networking with HP Virtual Connect (VC) to work with your HP’s IRF-Clustered ToR switchs in Active-Active mode? This setup improves performance, as you are able to load balance traffic from several VMs across both NICs, across both Virtual Connect modules, and across both ToR switchs, while in the meanwhile … More Setup for VMware, HP Virtual Connect, and HP IRF all together

Architectural overview of HP’s Vertica DB

If you start digging for more info on HP Vertica, chances are high that you stumble uppon this image, which summarizes it’s key selling points: So the first thing one should start talking about should always be the origin of Vertica’s name. Instead of horizontal data population, Vertica stores in a verticaL disposition – a columnar … More Architectural overview of HP’s Vertica DB

HP 10500 Campus-Core switch now supports new OS

HP just released a new hardware model of Management Processing Units (MPUs) for their  10500 Core switch platforms. (For those of you more Cisco-oriented, we are talking about sort of the equivalent of the Supervisors on a Nexus 7k platform, since the 10500 has a CLOS architecture, with dedicated Switching Fabric modules that offload all … More HP 10500 Campus-Core switch now supports new OS

HP SDN beta-testing

HP is beta-testing its Security SDN-based solution: Sentinel. The article describes a School implementing HP still to come SDN Security solution. The school implemented a hybrid OpenFlow solution – the most likely usual implementation in this initial SDN phase – where “intelligent” switchs are used running all usual old-school networking protocols simultaneously with OpenFlow enabled. … More HP SDN beta-testing

Wondering about the differences between HP AP’s MSM460 and MSM466?

Easy: Both radios in MSM466 can support simultaneously 5GHz; MSM466 Antennas are external, MSM460 are internal. Key features in common: Dual 802.11n radios; 450 Mbps Max performance per radio; Number of transmitters/receivers: 3×3 3 Spatial Streams; Lifetime warranty. Cheers. Disclamer: note that these are my own notes. HP is not responsable for any of the content here … More Wondering about the differences between HP AP’s MSM460 and MSM466?