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3PAR Simulator

Hi All,

Not sure if this is the place for my query, but it seems as if the 3PAR Simulator website doesn't exist.

I've implemented the 2 nodes and ESD VM and set up the networking. From my Windows server running SSMC, I can ping the virtual array.

However, when it comes to adding the VM in the SSMC Admin Console, I am unable to add it due to the certificate acceptance not being possible. I keep on getting told the certificate is for a 3PAR 8200 (which I assume the sim is.




Re: 3PAR Simulator

Hi Criag,

Thank you for coming on HPE Community forums

Looks like you may have to Add Certificate.

you may refer the KB article using the below link


I suggest to follow the below mentioned steps accordingly.

Creating a CA certificate :

The following procedure uses Java’s keytool to create public and private keys.

1. Navigate to <C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\SSMC\ssmcbase\etc\> and
rename keysstore. to keystore.original.

2. Use keytool to create a new public/privage key pair in a a new keystore file:

keytool -genkeypair -keystore keystore. -alias jetty -keyalg RSA

3. Generate a certificate signing request (CSR):

keytool -certreq -keystore keystore. -alias jetty -file certificate.request.txt

4. Send the CSR to your Certificate Authority and save the resulting signed certificate to the folder in which the keystore resides.

5. Add the chain of certificates to the keystore, starting with the root CA certificate, any intermediate CA certificates, and finally the signed certificate returned by the CA:

keytool -import -alias root -keystore keystore -trustcacerts -file CA.cert.txt

keytool -import -alias jetty -keystore keystore -trustcacerts -file certificate.response.cert.txt

6. Update <C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\SSMC\etc\jetty-ssl.xml> with the passwords used by the new keystore. Passwords can be in plain text or they can be obfuscated using a Java class.

7. Restart the HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console Server service.

8. Import the Certificate Authority’s root certificate into the Trusted Root Certificate Store in the browser and browse to SSMC.

The previous instructions are for SSMC installed on Windows but apply in general to Linux as well.

NOTE: You must repeat this process each time you update SSMC.

Hope this helps !!


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Re: 3PAR Simulator

Hi Craig,

It requires 3 VMs (2 as nodes and 1  as cage) to be a 3PAR simulator. All 3 VMs in cluster act as 3PAR simulator shares a common system name and serial number. When you are registering the 3PAR, it is not any of the VMs, but the simulated 3PAR you are going to register.

Before registering, please confirm if you have completed all the procedures of OOTB?

Are you able to connect to 3PAR simulator from the SSMC server using Putty session and run any 3PAR commands?

Are you able to ping the 3PAR simulator IP from SSMC server?

Are the SSMC and 3PAR simulator on the same base machine? and in the same network?



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