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1 Introduction

This guide describes how to administer the HP 3PAR Service Processor (SP) that accompanies the
HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage system. The Service Processor offers two user interfaces that enable
you to perform various administrative and diagnostic tasks in support of both the HP 3PAR storage
system and the SP. This guide explains the functions performed by the SP, shows you how to access
both of its user interfaces, and demonstrates how to perform administrative and diagnostic tasks
using those interfaces.

User interface elements, menu items, and command output illustrated in this document are taken
from the most recent version of the SP software. If you have an earlier version, your user experience
may vary from this documentation.

For the SP 4.2.0 release, the following documentation changes have been made:

The information contained in the HP 3PAR Service Processor Troubleshooting Guide has been
moved to the HP 3PAR Service Processor User Guide.

The HP 3PAR Service Processor Troubleshooting Guide has been deprecated and is no longer
offered as a standalone document.

Supported Service Processors

The following Service Processors are supported with release level 4.2.0.

Supported models

Platform enter

Service Processor


Virtual Service Processor

VMware ESX and ESXi 4.x
and later

Microsoft Hyper-V Server
2008 R2 and Microsoft
Hyper-V Server 2012.

DL320e, DL360e


HP ProLiant

Supermicro II




Starting with the SP 4.1.0 release, the SP ID uses one of the following formats:

7-character SP ID---The literal “SP” string (2 characters) + 5 digits (for example, SP09997).
This ID format is used for legacy SPs.

12-character SP ID---The literal “SP000” string (5 characters) + the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000
7-digit 3PAR serial number that is located on a label affixed to the node enclosure (DCN1).
The label is on a tab on the back right of the enclosure near Power Cooling Module1 (PCM
1, the PCM on the right). For example, if the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 3PAR serial number
is 1601234, the Service Processor ID will be SP0001601234.