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LeftHand OS 10.0 - Active Directory Integration

Discussion in 'Software' started by craigie, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    I upgraded the vmFocus lab last night to LeftHand OS 10.0 as with anything new and shiny, I feel an overwhelming urge to try it!

    So what’s new? Well according to the HP Storage Blog the following:

    Increased Windows integration – We now offer Active Directory integration which will allow administrators to manage user authentication to HP StoreVirtual Storage via the Windows AD framework. This simplifies management by bringing SAN management under the AD umbrella. With 10.0 we are also providing support for Windows Server 2012 OS.

    Improved performance – The engineering team has been working hard with this release and one of the great benefits comes with the performance improvements. LeftHand OS version 10.0 has numerous code enhancements that will improve the performance of HP StoreVirtual systems in terms of application performance as well as storage related functions such as snapshots and replication. The two major areas of code improvements are in multi-threading capabilities and in internal data transmission algorithms.

    Increased Remote Copy performance – You’ll now experience triple the performance through optimization of the Remote Copy feature that can reduce you backup times by up to 66%.

    Dual CPU support for VSA – In this release, the VSA software will now ship with 2 vCPUs enabled. This capability, in addition multi-threading advancements in 10.0, enhances performance up to 2x for some workloads. As a result of this enhancement, we will now also support running 2 vCPUs in older versions of VSA. So if you’ve been dying to try it, go ahead. Our lab tests with SAN/iQ 9.5 and 2 vCPUs showed an up to 50% increase in performance.

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