StorSimple

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StorSimple is a hybrid storage solution in which an appliance operated in the customer's data center provides local data storage. The stored data is replicated (encrypted if desired) in Microsoft Azure Storage. The security mechanisms in Azure Storage (3x storage, georeplication, etc.) ensure that the data is securely retained, eliminating the need for an additional backup.




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Azure Documentation

1. StorSimple Documentation
2. StorSimple Virtual Array
     2.1. Overview
          2.1.1. What is the solution?
     2.2. Get started
          2.2.1. Plan
               2.2.1.1. Review requirements
               2.2.1.2. Understand limits
               2.2.1.3. Review best practices
          2.2.2. Deploy
               2.2.2.1. Prepare to deploy
                    2.2.2.1.1. Deploy StorSimple Manager service
                    2.2.2.1.2. New authentication
               2.2.2.2. Provision in Hyper-V
               2.2.2.3. Provision in VMware
               2.2.2.4. Set up as file server
               2.2.2.5. Set up as iSCSI server
     2.3. How to
          2.3.1. Manage via Azure portal
               2.3.1.1. Install latest update
                    2.3.1.1.1. Install Update 0.6
                    2.3.1.1.2. Archive
                         2.3.1.1.2.1. Install Update 0.5
                         2.3.1.1.2.2. Install Update 0.4
                         2.3.1.1.2.3. Install Update 0.3
               2.3.1.2. Create & manage backups
               2.3.1.3. Clone from backups
               2.3.1.4. Failover and DR
               2.3.1.5. Deactivate and delete
               2.3.1.6. Manage shares
               2.3.1.7. Manage volumes
               2.3.1.8. View service summary
               2.3.1.9. View device summary
               2.3.1.10. Manage storage accounts
               2.3.1.11. Manage ACRs
               2.3.1.12. Manage jobs
               2.3.1.13. Change device password
               2.3.1.14. Monitor using alerts
               2.3.1.15. Diagnose and troubleshoot
               2.3.1.16. Log Support request
          2.3.2. Configure via local web UI
     2.4. Release notes
          2.4.1. Update 1 - current
          2.4.2. Update 0.6
          2.4.3. Archive
               2.4.3.1. Update 0.5
               2.4.3.2. Update 0.4
               2.4.3.3. Update 0.3
               2.4.3.4. Update 0.2 and 0.1
3. StorSimple 8000 Series (Azure portal)
     3.1. Overview
          3.1.1. What is the solution?
          3.1.2. StorSimple learning map
          3.1.3. Security considerations
          3.1.4. Region availability
     3.2. Get started
          3.2.1. Plan
               3.2.1.1. Review requirements
               3.2.1.2. Review technical specifications
               3.2.1.3. Understand limits
               3.2.1.4. Best practices
          3.2.2. Install
               3.2.2.1. Review safety
               3.2.2.2. Unpack, rack, cable an 8100
               3.2.2.3. Unpack, rack, cable an 8600
               3.2.2.4. Supported hardware for 10 GbE network interfaces
          3.2.3. Deploy
               3.2.3.1. StorSimple Device Manager service
               3.2.3.2. New authentication for service
               3.2.3.3. Physical device in Azure
               3.2.3.4. Physical device in Government Portal
               3.2.3.5. Cloud appliance in Azure
               3.2.3.6. StorSimple Snapshot Manager
               3.2.3.7. StorSimple Adapter for SharePoint
     3.3. How to
          3.3.1. Manage
               3.3.1.1. Using StorSimple Manager service
                    3.3.1.1.1. Restore from a backup
                    3.3.1.1.2. Clone a volume
                    3.3.1.1.3. Remotely connect to your device
                    3.3.1.1.4. Deactivate and delete your device
                    3.3.1.1.5. Fail over your device
                         3.3.1.1.5.1. Fail over to physical device
                         3.3.1.1.5.2. Fail over to cloud appliance
                         3.3.1.1.5.3. Fail over to same device
                    3.3.1.1.6. Manage backup catalog
                    3.3.1.1.7. Manage backup policies
                    3.3.1.1.8. Manage storage accounts
                    3.3.1.1.9. Manage volume containers
                    3.3.1.1.10. Manage volumes - current
                         3.3.1.1.10.1. FAQ: Locally pinned volumes
                    3.3.1.1.11. Role-based Access Control
                    3.3.1.1.12. Manage ACRs
                    3.3.1.1.13. Manage bandwidth templates
                    3.3.1.1.14. View and manage jobs
                    3.3.1.1.15. Change device mode
                    3.3.1.1.16. Change device password
                    3.3.1.1.17. Modify device configuration
                    3.3.1.1.18. Turn on and turn off
                    3.3.1.1.19. Configure MPIO on Windows Server host
                    3.3.1.1.20. Configure MPIO on Linux host
                    3.3.1.1.21. Configure CHAP
               3.3.1.2. Using Windows PowerShell for StorSimple
                    3.3.1.2.1. Manage device controller
                    3.3.1.2.2. Configure web proxy
                    3.3.1.2.3. Modify DATA 0 settings
               3.3.1.3. Using StorSimple Snapshot Manager
                    3.3.1.3.1. What is StorSimple Snapshot Manager?
                    3.3.1.3.2. About StorSimple Snapshot Manager interface
                    3.3.1.3.3. Manage devices via StorSimple Snapshot Manager
                    3.3.1.3.4. Manage backup policies via StorSimple Snapshot Manager
                    3.3.1.3.5. Manage volume groups via StorSimple Snapshot Manager
                    3.3.1.3.6. Manage backup catalog via StorSimple Snapshot Manager
                    3.3.1.3.7. Manage backup jobs via StorSimple Snapshot Manager
                    3.3.1.3.8. Manage volumes via StorSimple Snapshot Manager
                    3.3.1.3.9. Use MMC actions in StorSimple Snapshot Manager
          3.3.2. Automate
               3.3.2.1. Using Azure PowerShell sample scripts
               3.3.2.2. Using Azure Automation runbooks
          3.3.3. Build solutions
               3.3.3.1. StorSimple with Veeam
               3.3.3.2. StorSimple with Veritas Backup Exec
               3.3.3.3. StorSimple with Veritas NetBackup
               3.3.3.4. Automate file server DR to Azure
               3.3.3.5. StorSimple with Express Route
               3.3.3.6. StorSimple with VMware
               3.3.3.7. StorSimple with Hyper-V
               3.3.3.8. Distributed global namespace
          3.3.4. Monitor
               3.3.4.1. Using service summary
               3.3.4.2. Using device summary
               3.3.4.3. Using monitoring charts
               3.3.4.4. Using service alerts
               3.3.4.5. Using hardware status
               3.3.4.6. Using monitoring LEDs
          3.3.5. Troubleshoot
               3.3.5.1. Deployment issues
               3.3.5.2. Using diagnostics tool
               3.3.5.3. Operational issues
               3.3.5.4. Hardware replacement
                    3.3.5.4.1. Replace device controller
                    3.3.5.4.2. Replace EBOD controller
                    3.3.5.4.3. Replace PCM
                    3.3.5.4.4. Replace disk drive
                    3.3.5.4.5. Replace backup battery
                    3.3.5.4.6. Replace chassis
               3.3.5.5. Contact Support
                    3.3.5.5.1. Create Support package
          3.3.6. Migrate
               3.3.6.1. Subscriptions and storage accounts
               3.3.6.2. From 5000/7000 series devices
               3.3.6.3. From other storage devices
          3.3.7. Update
               3.3.7.1. Install Update 5 - current
               3.3.7.2. Install Update 4
     3.4. Release notes
          3.4.1. Update 5 - current
          3.4.2. Update 4
          3.4.3. Archive
               3.4.3.1. Update 3
               3.4.3.2. Update 2.2
               3.4.3.3. Update 2
               3.4.3.4. Update 1
               3.4.3.5. Update 0.3
               3.4.3.6. Update 0.2
               3.4.3.7. Update 0.1
               3.4.3.8. Release - GA
     3.5. Reference
          3.5.1. REST API
          3.5.2. Windows PowerShell for StorSimple cmdlets
4. StorSimple Data Manager
     4.1. Overview
          4.1.1. What is the solution?
     4.2. Get started
          4.2.1. Using StorSimple Data Manager
     4.3. How to
          4.3.1. Use .NET to start jobs
          4.3.2. Use Automation to start jobs
          4.3.3. Change default blob path
5. StorSimple for partners
     5.1. Overview
          5.1.1. What is the solution?
     5.2. Get started
          5.2.1. Deploy virtual array for CSP
     5.3. Release notes
          5.3.1. StorSimple release notes
          5.3.2. CSP release notes
          5.3.3. StorSimple for CSP: FAQ
6. Related
     6.1. StorSimple 5000-7000 Series
7. Resources
     7.1. Azure Roadmap
     7.2. Marketing blog
     7.3. Marketing
     7.4. StorSimple Support options
     7.5. MSDN forum
     7.6. Pricing
     7.7. Pricing calculator
     7.8. Service updates
     7.9. Support blog
     7.10. Third-party notices
     7.11. Videos

Online Training Content

Date Title
6/23/2016 StorSimple
12/11/2015 Deliver Scalable, Software-Defined Storage Anywhere
8/26/2014 Hybrid Cloud Workloads: Storage and Backup

Tools

Tool Description

Videos

Date Title Length
7/9/2017
StorSimple 8000 series in the new Azure portal
0:05:13
5/10/2017
Using StorSimple data with services in Azure (Media Services, HDInsights, AzureML, etc.)
0:25:31
2/10/2017
Azure and AWS - Comparing DR and Backup capabilities
0:50:42
9/30/2016
Deploy Microsoft Azure StorSimple across your enterprise
1:12:35
1/6/2016
Create a StorSimple Virtual Array
0:04:38
1/6/2016
Configure a StorSimple Virtual Array
0:07:53
1/6/2016
Get Started with the StorSimple Virtual Array
0:02:38
1/6/2016
Use the StorSimple Virtual Array
0:06:40
1/6/2016
StorSimple Virtual Array Disaster Recovery
0:04:27
5/4/2015
Elastic SharePoint Storage with StorSimple and Microsoft Azure
0:00:00

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