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HPE SimpliVity - Where are the updates?

 
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zummy430
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HPE SimpliVity - Where are the updates?

No updates since 4.0.1 / April?  We need vSphere 7.x support and we need it now. 

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jfrobs
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Re: HPE SimpliVity - Where are the updates?

He is already giving up Hyper-V,  it's just as well it was a disaster.

But yeah that would be good because there are a lot of late vmware updates now.

 

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B0ris
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Re: HPE SimpliVity - Where are the updates?

We are waiting for new version also. It should be released in August 2020, but i'm guessing that there must be some big issue for HPE that release isn't out yet

Randolfini
Frequent Advisor

Re: HPE SimpliVity - Where are the updates?

I have new nodes that I am configuring for at-rest encrpytion with the HPE Smart Array controller. I came across a support bulletin and found this line that provides some possible time-frame:

Bulletin: (Revision) HPE SimpliVity Gen10 Systems - HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 Controller Firmware Version 3.0 To Be Available With The OmniStack Update Scheduled For November 2020

The article release date is 2020-03-12 and the last updated time stamp is 2020-09-29. Seems pretty encouraging.

 

Vadimio
Occasional Advisor

Re: HPE SimpliVity - Where are the updates?

From HPE insiders: "...this is now slated for end of March."

ACA_RAY
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Re: HPE SimpliVity - Where are the updates?

 


@Randolfini wrote:

I have new nodes that I am configuring for at-rest encrpytion with the HPE Smart Array controller. I came across a support bulletin and found this line that provides some possible time-frame:



I too come across that support bulletin recently and I hope it's correct, as end of March is some time to be waiting for the next version! Perhaps integration with vSphere 7 is causing some problems for them.

Ryan_Hardy
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Re: HPE SimpliVity - Where are the updates?

While I do not necessarily need 7.x support right now, I really dislike the update strategy of HPE on SimpliVity systems. I understand that SimpliVity software stability needs testing of ESXi patches, but I can't image that it wouldn't be possible to support new ESXi patches within at least a month after public release.

With SimpliVity we have to run servers with unpatched CPU microcode as they always use old BIOS versions for the servers and quite old ESXi patch versions for the hypervisor. This way I constantly find myself looking for new supported patches in the interop guide, but that rarely ever happens. As much as I like the idea that was SimpliVity (being a customer for several years), I am pretty unsure this whole situation will be able to compete against other vendor's solutions on the next server upgrade.

B0ris
Advisor

Re: HPE SimpliVity - Where are the updates?

Looks like 4.0.1 U1 is out https://psnow.ext.hpe.com/doc/a00095520en_us

 

Ryan_Hardy
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Re: HPE SimpliVity - Where are the updates?

My post was written with that knowledge already - 4.0.1 U1 again/still uses old ESXi and BIOS versions.

ACA_RAY
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@B0ris wrote:

Looks like 4.0.1 U1 is out https://psnow.ext.hpe.com/doc/a00095520en_us

 


Good news, might look into getting a cluster up from 3.7.10 before Christmas. Looks like a direct upgrade.