HP Storevirtual LefthandOS 11.0

Just this morning while browsing the Storevirtual CMC updates FTP share I noticed an announcement file detailing the new LefthandOS 11.0.

Anyway, it is due for release in October according to the blurb and will come with the following new features:

  • Sub-volume auto-tiering with Adaptive Optimization (Exclusive feature for HP StoreVirtual VSA)
  • Support for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Smarter Centralized Management Console and Online Upgrades
  • Easier configuration and more granular control of application-managed snapshots with Application Aware Snapshot Manager for Microsoft and VMware environments

The first thing the caught my eye was the auto-tiering! This would be a great addition to the VSA product and from what I have found on the internet it seems that the auto-tiering will be automated and not rely on a schedule like the 3PAR gear. Sadly at this stage the feature won’t apply to existing physical models which I can understand why. It would be nice to breathe some life into them though!

Also the updates to the CMC will be greatly welcomed. Lets hope that it works better than the previous iterations and fingers crossed that it brings in full support for internet proxy authentication!!!

Anyway, when it’s released i’ll test the upgrade and post about the experience 🙂

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About Ben Loveday
My name is Ben Loveday and I am working as a Systems Architect in New Zealand. I have a keen interest in VMware products and are VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA and Microsoft MCITP certified. I am studying towards VCDX5 certification…I hope! My areas of focus are the virtualisation of manufacturing automation systems with the aim to improve traditional automation/SCADA system design and improve their availability and reliability. I am married with three kids and my hobbies include playing the guitar (less often than I’d like) and listening to music, mostly 80′s Metal and Rock/Blues :-) Oh..and I'm a PC gamer!

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