IT Operations Management (ITOM)

HP Storage Operations Manager - an installation walkthrough

HP Storage Operations Manager - an installation walkthrough



Many thanks to Philip Sellers for allowing us to repost this article from  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.

Requirements Processor

    • Intel 64-bit (x86-64)
      • Recommended families:
        • 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
        Operating System
        • 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.


        Splash screenSplash screen






        Introduction screenIntroduction screen


        EULA and agreementEULA and agreement


        Installation directoriesInstallation directories


        Choose database - embedded or OracleChoose database – embedded or Oracle


        Check requirementsCheck requirements


        Recap before installRecap before install


        Installation startedInstallation started


        Installation in progressInstallation in progress


        Almost completeAlmost complete


        Post Install followed by set 'system' password dialogPost Install followed by set ‘system’ password dialog


        Set HTTP portSet HTTP port


        Set HTTPS portSet HTTPS port


        Set FQDNSet FQDN


        Initialize DBInitialize DB


        Start processesStart processes


        Finished Post InstallationFinished Post Installation


        Launch HPSOMLaunch HPSOM


        Completed InstallCompleted Install


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        Posted by: Philip Sellers

        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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HPE Software Product Marketing. Over 20 years in network and systems management.