#HP StoreVirtual LeftHand OS 11.0 features and requirements

This month HP will release StoreVirtual LeftHand OS 11.0 which contains new major features for your environments.

LHOS 11.0 will be supported on the following storage systems:

  • HP StoreVirtual VSA/HP LeftHand VSA
  • HP StoreVirtual 4000 Storage
  • HP P4000 G2 Storage

The following major features will be added in LHOS 11.0:

  • Sub-volume auto-tiering with Adaptive Optimization (Exclusive feature for HP StoreVirtual VSA)
  • Support for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Smarter Centralized Management Console and Online Upgrades
  • Easier configuration and more granular control of application-managed snapshots with Application Aware Snapshot Manager for Microsoft and VMware environments

OS support will also change with LHOS 11.0:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 are no longer supported as an initiator starting with LeftHand OS version 11.0 release.
  • VMware vSphere 4.0 is no longer supported as an initiator starting with LeftHand OS version 11.0 release.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 will be supported as an initiator in November 2013.
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 will be supported as an initiator in December 2013.

This means upgrading our environments to vSphere 5.5 will have to wait until December, sadly. A good thing for Veeam tho in our case, giving them more time to prepare Backup & Replication and nWorks (Veeam Management Pack for VMware) for VMware vSphere 5.5 🙂

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