Many thanks to Philip Sellers for allowing us to repost this article from www.Techazine.com. Philip was an early release customer who provided valuable feedback on Storage Operations Manager before it was released.
HP has released Storage Operations Manager, a new heterogeneous storage resource management package. The software is customer installable and designed to be simple to get up and running so that you can discover and visualize your storage environment and gain new levels of control over it. The installation takes about 40 minutes to complete, start to finish, most of which is after user input is complete. The install does require a bit of pre-planning but if you have all the requirements in order, it is smooth sailing.
Intel 64-bit (x86-64)
Penryn, Nehalem, Westmere, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell or later for up to Medium tier
Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell or later for Large tier
AMD 64-bit (AMD64)
Minimum of 8 cores
RAM & Disk Space
Minimum of 12GB of RAM for entry level installation
Minimum 10GB of available disk space for data and 3 GB of disk space for the application for entry level installation
Requirements increase depending on the number of hosts monitored, number of switch port and number of storage systems
See the SOM Support Matrix for more details
Windows Server® 2008 R2 x64 with SP1
Windows Server 2012 R2 with Update 1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.4 or 6.5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
The following is a gallery of the installation process as run in Microsoft Windows 2012 R2.
EULA and agreement
Choose database – embedded or Oracle
Recap before install
Installation in progress
Post Install followed by set ‘system’ password dialog
Philip is a senior-level systems administrator for America’s largest telephone cooperative, Horry Telephone Cooperative, in Conway, SC. He primarily focuses on Microsoft technologies, VMware virtualization, blade servers, storage and infrastructure for the co-op. He is a technical jack of all trades, but has become an expert in vSphere, Microsoft technologies, IT infrastructure and the Macintosh.
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