HPE Library and Tape Tools is a free, downloadable, and robust diagnostic tool for all Hewlett Packard Enterprise tape storage products. Provided for untrained administrators as well as experienced professionals, it is ideal for customers who want to verify their installation, facilitate product reliability, perform their own diagnostics, and achieve faster resolution of tape device issues. HPE Library and Tape Tools performs firmware upgrades, verification of device operation, failure analysis, and a range of utility functions. Performance tools assist in troubleshooting bottlenecks and system configuration checks warn of common host issues. It also provides seamless integration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise support by generating and e-mailing test results and support tickets. Our support desk will require the use of this product to troubleshoot most device issues, so it is recommended that a support ticket is pulled and the device assessment test is run before calling.
HPE StoreOpen Software for LTFS has simplified the process of using linear tape file system (LTFS) making it easier to leverage this technology. LTFS makes tape self-describing, file-based, easy-to-use, and provides users with the ability to use standard file operations on tape media for accessing, managing, and sharing files with an interface that behaves just like a hard disk. HPE StoreOpen Software for LTFS provides a native GUI with a familiar look and feel to help LTFS users on Windows® and macOS to mount and use LTFS volumes. Linux® users access all LTFS functionality through easy-to-use command line tools.
Store and manage mainframe and open systems data on a single HPE XP P9500 Storage. HPE XP P9000 Data Exchange Software allows seamless data exchange between mainframe and open systems hosts. It provides management of data format and code conversions, and allows information sharing across computing platforms. It supports HP-UX, Windows, Linux, Sun Solaris, IBM AIX and mainframe operating systems.
HPE XP P9000 DKA Encryption Software enables the encryption capability for all the data that is stored on the internal drives of the HPE XP P9500 Storage. The Enhanced DKA encrypts the data on disk drives so that data cannot be read off a disk drive that is removed from the HPE XP P9500 Storage. Only data on the disk drives is encrypted (data in cache is not encrypted).
In today’s business world, mergers, acquisitions, and technology changes have created IT environments where varieties of dissimilar servers and storage must co-exist. HPE XP P9000 External Storage Software decreases the stress and reduces the cost of owning heterogeneous data storage by simplifying and centralizing common SAN management tasks through storage virtualization. In addition it simplifies movement of data between dissimilar arrays. HPE XP P9000 External Storage Software provides these benefits by giving you the ability to access, monitor, and manage data residing on a variety of different disk arrays as if all of the data were residing on an HPE XP P9500 Storage.
Through advanced virtualization technology, HPE XP P9000 External Storage Software enables the hosting of HPE XP P9500 Storage data on externally attached disk arrays. Servers can see the capacity of the various arrays, but are insulated from the physical attributes.
HPE XP P9000 Array Manager Software improves efficiency and maintains quality of service by allowing you to manage data volumes and allocate HPE XP P9500 Storage resources so that your applications receive the proper level of support. Create LUNs, create expanded LUNs, and create small custom size volumes, and establish host access to them. Efficiently control replication volumes with a host-based command line interface. Improve performance by reserving areas of cache to store frequently accessed data. Isolate applications by subdividing the XP P9500 Storage into smaller segments, each consisting of dedicated cache, disk and ports.
HPE XP P9000 Array Manager Software protects your data by controlling access, preventing unauthorized alteration, and securely deleting data when it is no longer required. Configure security to prevent unauthorized servers from accessing the data.
HPE XP P9000 for Compatible Parallel Access Volumes and HPE XP P9000 for Compatible Hyper PAV Software enable high performance concurrent access of mainframe volumes by permitting a mainframe host system to issue multiple I/O requests in parallel to individual logical devices within the HPE XP P9500 Storage. Without PAV, mainframe systems can initiate only one I/O request per device at a time, and must wait for the I/O to complete before starting another I/O request to the same device. By utilizing alias addresses that all point to the same device as the base address, PAV enables the host system to start several I/O requests simultaneously to the same device, thus greatly improving performance.
The XP P9500 Storage supports static PAV, dynamic PAV, and Hyper PAV. With static PAV, the number of aliases assigned to each base device does not change. With dynamic PAV, high workload base devices can borrow idle PAV aliases from other base devices, increasing their I/O capability.
High Performance FICON for system z or zHPF is an enhancement of the FICON channel architecture, which also means compatibility with certain standards such as Fibre Channel Physical and Signaling standard (FC-FS), Fibre Channel Switch Fabric and Switch Control Requirements (FC-SW), and Fibre Channel Single-Byte-4 (FC-SB-4) standards. Enhancements have been made to the z/Architecture® and the FICON interface architecture to deliver improvements for online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads. zHPF is implemented exclusively in System z10. When High Performance FICON is exploited by the FICON channel, the z/OS operating system, and the control unit, the FICON channel overhead will be reduced. This is achieved by simplification of the protocol, and by reducing the number of information units processed, resulting in more efficient use of the fiber link.
HPE XP P9000 Auto LUN Software provides automatic monitoring and load balancing for your HPE XP P9500 Storage. It makes the most efficient use of your disk arrays by moving high-priority tasks to underutilized volumes, replicating volumes for backup and recovery, and viewing the health of your arrays. You set performance goals and limits, and XP P9000 Auto LUN does the rest. It proposes a migration plan and estimates how much your storage performance will improve when it's done. XP P9000 Auto LUN lets you evaluate disk array usage and determine whether resources are overloaded or out of balance. Use its easy-to-follow menus to define when data is collected and arrays are monitored. Use up to 90 days of stored historical data to spot trends and create up-to-the-minute reports. You can export data to a spreadsheet for further analysis. If resources are overloaded, XP P9000 Auto LUN Software will create a plan to move volumes, then stands by for your approval to make changes.