HPE 3PAR 7000 End of Service Announcement: EOSL 2022

 

HPE will officially retire the 3PAR 7200 and 3PAR 7400 systems October 31, 2022.

 

After this date, HPE will not renew any maintenance contracts, or answer service calls on any 7000 series system. Your options are:

  1. Retire the system, and migrate to a new system
  2. Obtain 3rd party maintenance for your 3PAR 7000 series storage system.
  3. Run the machine with no support.

3PAR 7000 series was first launched in 2014 as HP’s first product line  after the acquisition of 3PAR systems. HP named the equipment ...

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Say Goodbye To NetApp Support: End of Service Life

 

It is never a matter of “if” but “when” NetApp announces End of Service or End of life for your storage systems. When that time comes, it is time to take a look at what your options are.

 

Let’s take a look at the difference between the 2 terms:

  1. Netapp End of Life: The product will not be receiving any new features, bug fixes or security updates after the announced date. The machine can still remain on NetApp Manufacturer Support, and will ...
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EMC VNX Unisphere: Work-Around for Blocked Adobe Flash

What a design flaw in Unisphere! EMC never saw this coming.

As you probably know since you are here, Adobe has disabled the use of the web extension, Adobe Flash, due to security vulnerabilities. Flash was a key component EMC built off of to access Unisphere. With Flash disabled, there are a ton of customer left stranded with no access to the operating system of their storage system.

Even as of today, EMC has not published an official solution for this problem, ...

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5 Simple Tips for Self-Maintaining Your IT Hardware

Maintaining your out-of-support IT systems can be an arduous task. The right personnel and the right tools for the job can ease the burden. After all, not everyone has the money carved out for maintenance contracts in their annual budget especially in these times.

 

 

Have you heard the saying: when you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras? Same principle ...

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HITACHI HUS: Replace a failed disk

Replacing a disk on a Hitachi AMS 2000 or HUS 100 series system is quite simple. These arrays are equipped with an automatic failover and copyback, so it is important to know how many hot spares you have in your array.

If this is a solitary failure in the array, that is a best-case scenario for a failed disk.

  • Look for confluence between the physical array, and your Hitachi Hitachi Storage Navigator terminal. The array should light up red on the disk ...
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HITACHI HUS End of Service Anouncement

Hitachi Vantara  (formerly Hitachi Data Systems) has announced that they will be discontinuing all service on their midrange storage line, HUS (Hitachi Unified Storage) effective June 30, 2021.

This announcement includes the following models from the HUS100 family:

  • HUS110 Storage System
  • HUS130 Storage System
  • HUS150 Storage System
  • HUS-VM Storage System

Service on the HNAS clusters that were sold with the HUS series will also be discontinued.

Does this mean that you need to scrap your old system, and ...

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EMC End-of-Serivce-Life (EOSL) Tracker – Updated!

Now updated for 2020!

The End of Service Life (EOSL) date denotes when EMC will discontinue all support of that specific model.

Just because the model is no longer sold by the manufacturer does not make it any less effective or reilable. There are a variety of options for you to extend the life of your equipment, and use that IT budget for things you actually need, not things EMC tells you that you need.

If you are planning on utilizing the machine ...

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