HP 3PAR StoreServ OS 3.2.1 New Features and Functions

Course overview

This one-day course reviews HP 3PAR StoreServ OS 3.2.1 features and includes:

  • Data deduplication in primary storage, a space reduction technique that identifies redundant/duplicate data in physical storage and maintains only a single copy of data for all the redundant copies
  • Adaptive Flash Cache, a flash memory-based caching solution which use StoreServ’s SSD drives as cache storage
  • File Persona Services
  • StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) v2
  • VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols), a part of the VASA 2.0 specification defined by VMware as a new architecture for VM storage


HP 3PAR administrators who desire training on the OS 3.2.1 features and functions

Course objectives

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • Work with Adaptive Flash Cache from the CLI and interpret reports showing the performance gains for random read workloads using AFC
  • Work with Thin Deduped volumes using Management Console, SSMC and the CLI and understand the cost advantages of using deduplication for volumes allocated from expensive SSD capacity
  • Understand the benefit of using StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) and its functionality. Also use SSMC to configure File Persona Services and run and interpret reports
  • Understand the advantages of using VVols and its tie-in to VMware VASA 2.0
  • Work with File Persona services and understand its benefits vs. traditional block storage allocation

The following topics are not included in this course:

  • Hands-on hardware installation
  • Hands on with hardware
  • Array installation
  • Service processor
  • Hands-on Peer Motion
  • On-line Import

Benefits to you

Gain the knowledge necessary to understand the features of 3PAR StoreServ OS 3.2.1

Course outline

  • Thin Deduplication
  • Adaptive Flash Cache
  • StoreServ Management Console (SSMC)
  • File Persona
  • VMware VVols