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HP 6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Arrays
Overview
The HP 6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family is an enterprise class storage array system designed to aggregate and
automate your array management tasks to manage more storage capacity with fewer resources. The EVA is designed specifically for
customers in the business critical, enterprise marketplace and is a scalable, highly available and highly reliable "virtual" array storage
solution. The EVA6400/8400 saves time, space and costs compared to traditionally architected storage. It is supported by a
powerfully simple suite of management software making it easy for users to provision storage and to achieve the highest level of
productivity.
The HP 6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array family is designed for the data center where there is a critical need for improved storage
utilization and scalability. The EVA meets application specific demands for transaction I/O performance for mid-range and enterprise
customers. It provides easy capacity expansion, instantaneous replication and simplified storage administration. The Enterprise
Virtual Array combined with HP Command View EVA software provides a comprehensive solution designed to simplify management
and maximize performance.
HP offers a full spectrum of complementary HP EVA hardware, software product, solutions and HP services. This includes the
EVA4400 for affordable, fast and easy small SAN deployment; the MPX200 Multifunction Router, which provides 1 GbE and 10
GbE iSCSI, FCIP, and 10Gb FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet); Business Copy EVA; Continuous Access EVA; Dynamic Capacity
Management; HP Storage Essentials Performance Edition Software for path aware performance management; and solution
integration. In addition, the EVA warranty offering provides the base level of service to which you can add appropriate service
options. HP Services provide additional offerings up to Critical Service, the support for mission critical environments.
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EVA6400 2C18D
EVA8400 2C27D
These drawings are informational only. The actual configuration may differ depending on the number of disk enclosures chosen and
the components being racked with the EVA. The EVA6400 can support up to 18 drive enclosures for a total of 216 disks. The
EVA8400 can support up to 27 drive enclosures in two racks for a total of 324 disks.(If a customer has a specific racking
requirement they should use the Factory Express option to define the configuration.
What's New
Support for Command View v10.0 with integrated Single Pane of Glass management,
with Performance Advisor software for performance monitoring any EVA except the EVA3000/5000
Support for a new 2TB FATA drive with XCS controller firmware 10.0 or later
Support for XCS10.0 controller firmware with support for Thin Provisioning and Dynamic LUN migration
Enhanced Large LUN support including the ability to shrink and grow a LUN greater than 2TB, integrated with Business Copy
and thin provisioning
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Product Highlights
Controller Model
Virtual Controller
Software (XCS)
Management Software
EVA4400
HSV300
XCS v10.0xx
EVA6400
HSV400
XCS v10.0xx
Command View EVA v9.4 or
Command View EVA v9.4 or
v10.0
v10.0
Application Environment Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Exchange, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Exchange,
Support
SQL
SQL
Virtual Server Technology VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix
Support
XenServer, RHEL Virtualization and XenServer, RHEL Virtualization and
Oracle Virtual Machine
Oracle Virtual Machine
Local Data Replication -Yes
Yes
HP Business Copy EVA
Remote Data Replication Yes
Yes
- HP Continuous Access
EVA
Command View EVA
up to 16 EVAs
up to 16 EVAs
Array management and
configuration support
Application block and file
Yes
Yes
storage
O/S Support*
HP-UX
HP-UX
Support
HP OpenVMS
HP OpenVMS
Windows 2003
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Windows 2008
Windows Server 2008 HyperV
Windows Server 2008 HyperV
Sun Solaris
Sun Solaris
Linux
Linux
IBM AIX
IBM AIX
VMware
VMware
Apple Mac OSX
Apple Mac OSX
Xen
Xen
RAID supported
Vraid 0, Vraid1, Vraid 0+1, Vraid Vraid 0, Vraid1, Vraid 0+1, Vraid
5, Vraid 0+5, Vraid 6 & Cross
5, Vraid 0+5, Vraid 6 & Cross
Vraid Snaps
Vraid Snaps
(SSDs do not support Vraid 0 or (SSDs do not support Vraid 0 or
Vraid 6)
Vraid 6)
LUN size
Up to 32TB
Up to 32TB
Number of controllers
2
2
Cache
4GB
8GB
(per controller pair)
Battery Back-up Cache
Yes, up to 96 hours
Yes, up to 96 hours
Host Connectivity
Fibre Channel, iSCSI, FCoE, and Fibre Channel, iSCSI, FCoE, and
Direct Connect
Direct Connect
Number of Host
256
256
Supported
(Single Path/Dual Path)
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HSV450
XCS v10.0xx
Command View EVA v9.4 or
v10.0
Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Exchange,
SQL
VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix
XenServer, RHEL Virtualization and
Oracle Virtual Machine
Yes
Yes
up to 16 EVAs
Yes
HP-UX
HP OpenVMS
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Windows Server 2008 HyperV
Sun Solaris
Linux
IBM AIX
VMware
Apple Mac OSX
Xen
Vraid 0, Vraid1, Vraid 0+1, Vraid
5, Vraid 0+5, Vraid 6 & Cross
Vraid Snaps
(SSDs do not support Vraid 0 or
Vraid 6)
Up to 32TB
2
14 or 22GB
Yes, up to 96 hours
Fibre Channel, iSCSI, FCoE, and
Direct Connect
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Host Ports
(per controller pair)
Host Port Speed
Device Connectivity
Device Ports
(per controller pair)
Device Port Speed
Device Path Aggregate
Bandwidth
Switched device shelves
(M6412-A)
Drives per enclosure
Drive types
(mixed in any enclosure)
Supported disks,
minimum
Supported disks,
maximum
Capacity
Drive capacities and
speeds
4 or 2 embedded FC switches with
8
8
ten 8Gb/s FC SAN ports per
controller
4 Gb
4 Gb
4 Gb
Redundant FC-AL pairs from each Redundant FC-AL pairs from each Redundant FC-AL pairs from each
controller to switched JBOD for
controller to switched JBOD for
controller to switched JBOD for
redundant paths to dual drive
redundant paths to dual drive
redundant paths to dual drive
ports
ports
ports
4
8
12
4 Gb
16 Gb
4 Gb
32 Gb
4 Gb
48 Gb
1 to 8
2 to 18
3 to 27
12
Solid State Drives (SSD), High
Performance Fibre Channel and
Fibre Attached Technology
Adapted (FATA)
6 SSD, 8 FC and FATA
12
Solid State Drives (SSD), High
Performance Fibre Channel and
Fibre Attached Technology
Adapted (FATA)
6 SSD, 8 FC and FATA
12
Solid State Drives (SSD), High
Performance Fibre Channel and
Fibre Attached Technology
Adapted (FATA)
6 SSD, 8 FC and FATA
8 SSD, 96 FC and FATA
8 SSD, 216 FC and FATA
8 SSD, 324 FC and FATA
.4 to 132TB
.4 to 330TB*
.4 to 550TB*
72GB SSD
72GB SSD
72GB SSD
200GB SSD
200GB SSD
200GB SSD
400GB SSD
400GB SSD
400GB SSD
300GB 10K rpm
300GB 10K rpm
300GB 10K rpm
450GB 10K rpm
450GB 10K rpm
450GB 10K rpm
600GB 10K rpm
600GB 10K rpm
600GB 10K rpm
300GB 15K rpm
300GB 15K rpm
300GB 15K rpm
450GB 15K rpm
450GB 15K rpm
450GB 15K rpm
600GB 15K rpm
600GB 15K rpm
600GB 15K rpm
1TB FATA
1TB FATA
1TB FATA
2TB FATA
2TB FATA
2TB FATA
JBOD Support (behind XP)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Drive Interface (per
Two 4Gb/s FC-AL ports per
Four 4Gb/s FC-AL ports per
Six 4Gb/s FC-AL ports per
controller)
controller in redundant pairs, two controller in redundant pairs, two controller in redundant pairs, two
paths to each dual ported drive
paths to each dual ported drive
paths to each dual ported drive
Variable Speed
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redundant Blowers
Environmental Monitoring Monitors Power and Temperature Monitors Power and Temperature Monitors Power and Temperature
Unit
Regulatory approvals
UL, CSA, TUV, FCC, CE MARK, UL, CSA, TUV, FCC, CE MARK, UL, CSA, TUV, FCC, CE MARK,
CTICK, BSMI, VCCI
CTICK, BSMI, VCCI
CTICK, BSMI, VCCI
Fibre Channel Switches & Optical Switches and Directors: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/saninfrastructure/switches.html
Directors
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NOTE: See Operating System, Cluster and High Availability Compatibility matrix for Operating System version detail.
*The maximum single disk group size is 400TB. So two disk groups are required beyond 400TB.
EVA Capabilities
Support for Command View v10.0 with integrated Single Pane of Glass management,
with Performance Advisor software for performance monitoring any EVA except the
EVA3000/5000
New Thin Provisioning software and Dynamic Capacity Management software
Enhanced Large LUN support including the ability to shrink and grow a LUN greater than 2TB,
integrated with Business Copy and thin provisioning.
Virtualization abilities allow for easy management and excellent capacity utilization
Scale and re-configure your EVA capacity as your business grows and changes
Excellent reliability and availability established for the EVA architecture. HP's data shows that most
customers are achieving 99.999% availability with the EVA 4x00/6x00/8x00 architecture
Support for integrated application (block) and file storage solution with EVA file services offerings
Support for dual-ported 4 Gb/s FC disk drives and 4 Gb/s dual-ported Fibre Attached Technology
Adapted (FATA) drives and dual ported Solid State Drives (SSD)
Support for Direct Attach connection to Windows storage servers without the need for SAN
switches.
Supports up to 2048 LUNs or virtual disks (up to 256 per HBA) ranging in size from 1GB to 32TB
per Virtual disk, in 1GB increments.
Dynamic Capacity Management support to expand LUNs up to 2TB (in 1GB increments) and
shrink LUNs 2TB or less.
NOTE: Requires Host Operating System Support.
Virtual disk data load leveling (non-disruptive background activity)
Distributed sparing of disk capacity
Proactive migration of data from a failing drive into unused space or spare space
Redundant FC-AL loops from each controller to dual disk ports
Support for HP Continuous Access EVA remote replication (synchronous and asynchronous).
Support for remote replications between current EVA generations
Migration support via remote replications between current and earlier EVA generations
Support for Data-in-place upgrades from EVA4400 to EVA6400 and EVA8400 or EVA6400 to
EVA8400
Support for HP Business Copy EVA (Snapshot, and Vsnap (virtually capacity free snapshots),
Snapclone, MirrorClone and Cross Vraid snapshots and Snapclone).
Dual redundant controller operation for increased fault tolerance.
Multiple Bus Failover Support using industry popular multiple path software.
NOTE: Requires native OS multi-pathing support.
Battery-Back-Up for controller cache memory
Asynchronous Disk Swap (hot swap)
Clustered Server Support
Mirrored Write-Back Cache Support
Read-Ahead and Adaptive Read Caching Support
Hardware based Virtual RAID (Vraid) provides improved RAID performance and the benefits of
virtualization to grow and shrink RAID volumes (Vraid0, Vraid1, Vraid 0+1, Vraid5, Vraid 0+5,
Vraid 6 & Cross Vraid Snaps)
NOTE: Vraid0 should be used with care in select application. It provides no data redundancy and
can result in data loss. Vraid0 is not supported on SSDs.
Support for local replication between Vraid types using Vsnap or Snapclone within a disk group or
using Snapclone across disk groups (and Cross Vraid Snapshot and Snapclone)
Online XCS software upgrade capability
Online drive firmware upgrade capability
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Supports connection of up to 256 hosts
Multi-Vendor Platform Support
Controller Password Protection for Configuration Control
Selective Storage Presentation and SAN-based Data Zoning (through switches).
HP Command View EVA GUI Interface for management and monitoring (manages up to 16 EVAs).
Monitor and control health, HP EVA end-to-end SAN performance and monitoring, storage
utilization and reporting for all key HP EVA and SAN infrastructure including servers, storage, HP
MSA, HP EML E-series tape, X Series Network Storage Systems, HBAs, switches, applications and
monitor the entire backup from a single interface with HP Storage Essentials SRM Standard Edition
Software
Enterprise Virtual Array
Product Packaging
The EVA Product Family consists of the EVA4400, EVA6400 and EVA8400. They utilize the 12 bay
M6412A disk enclosure and the same family of Fibre Channel disks. These disks consist of dual ported
Fibre Channel solid state drives, high performance Fibre Channel disks and Fiber Attached Technology
Adapted (FATA) disks.
EVA6400 and EVA8400
Product Packaging
The EVA6400 is designed to address moderate capacity and performance needs ranging (from 2 to 18
drive enclosures, .4 - 216TB). The EVA6400 packaging consists of a 4U FC dual HSV400 controller
assembly and 2 to up to a full rack (18) M6412 12-bay FC Drive Enclosures. The EVA8400 is designed
to address moderate to large capacity with high performance needs ranging (from 3- 27 drive
enclosures, .4 - 324TB). The EVA8400 packaging consists of a 4U FC dual HSV450 controller assembly
with either 14GB or 22GB of cache and from 3 to up to a 27 M6412 12-bay FC Drive Enclosures in a
two racks.
The EVA6400 and EVA8400 configurations allow a wide range of configuration options. The EVA offer
flexible factory rack-mounting options in either a standard 42U cabinet (based on the HP 10000 G2
Series Rack- or a choice of 42U extended, 36U and 22U heights). Factory racking options allow the,
EVA6400 and EVA8400 to be factory integrated into cabinets with a wide variety of other HP offerings
such as servers and tape back-up offerings.
Non-HP Rack installation For racks other than those specifically stated within the EVA4400/6400/8400 product set, please visit
the EVA web page for details on rack and power specifications: http://www.hp.com/go/eva
SAN Infrastructure
Components
The HP SAN integrates best-in-class storage networking components to deliver a complete connectivity
platform for the Converged Infrastructure with end-to-end network storage solutions. HP's fabric portfolio
includes: HBAs, directors, switches, SAN extenders, NAS heads, iSCSI routers, and fabric software. HP
SAN Infrastructure components deliver the network storage infrastructure for the Adaptive Enterprise.
For details on SAN infrastructure components and storage compatibility information, please visit:
http://hp.com/go/san.
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Multi-Vendor Platform
The EVA6400/EVA8400 provide support for industry-leading Operating System platforms including:
HP-UX
HP OpenVMS
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
Sun Solaris
Linux
Red Hat
SUSE/SLES (including Open Enterprise Server)
Oracle Enterprise Linux
IBM AIX
VMware
Apple Mac OSX
Xen
Citrix Xen
RHEL Virtualization
Oracle Virtual Machine
NOTE: See Operating System, Cluster and High Availability Compatibility matrix for Operating System
version detail.
Designed for No-SinglePoint-of-Failure
The EVA family's redundant architecture and value added software is designed to eliminate single-pointsof-failure from server to storage in clustered or single server configurations with multi-pathing.
Remote Replication
Solutions
(Software options)
HP Continuous Access provides disaster tolerant replication across a Fibre Channel SAN. Continuous
Access EVA performs real-time replication between HP Enterprise Virtual Arrays of the current and earlier
generations. Continuous Access EVA provides the highest level of FC SAN data protection to customers,
in order to meet disaster tolerant business continuity implementation goals. Through the use of
MAN/WAN Fibre Channel SAN extensions, Continuous Access EVA provides 24x7 protections against
disaster like scenarios, in campus, metro or continental networks. Thus, enabling business protection
against unforeseen events.
HP Disaster Tolerant Solution for mySAP Business Suite on EVA offers a business continuance solution for
SAP environments, where data integrity and value added functionality are high priorities. Information on
implementing remote mirroring of an SAP database as part of an overall data protection strategy with
SAP applications can be found at: http://h71028.www7.hp.com/erc/downloads/4aa1-5683Enw.pdf
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Disaster Tolerant Solutions HP Metrocluster with Continuous Access EVA and Continentalclusters are integrated solutions that offer
(Software options)
minimal downtime by rapid site recovery with automatic failover of application services (via Serviceguard)
and automatic data consistency checking and read/write enabling of remotely mirrored storage in the
event of a fault, failure, or disaster recovery.
NOTE: Metrocluster and Continentalclusters will be available following the introduction of the
EVA6400/8400. Check the following URL for more information and availability:
http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/4171-0-0-0-121.html
HP Cluster Extension EVA software is a full-site disaster tolerance solution designed for mid-range
storage array implementation. A disaster tolerant solution for Windows 2003 and Linux environments,
Cluster Extension EVA integrates, automates, and synchronizes server cluster failover operations with the
remote replication management capabilities of HP Continuous Access EVA for a disaster tolerant solution
for EVA arrays whether used as primary storage or in a tiered-storage configuration.
http://www.hp.com/go/clxeva
HP Disaster Tolerant Solution for mySAP Business Suite on EVA offers a business continuance solution for
SAP environments, where data integrity and value added functionality are high priorities. Best practices
for implementing remote mirroring of an SAP database as part of an overall data protection strategy with
SAP applications can be found at:
http://h71028.www7.hp.com/erc/downloads/4aa1-5683enw.pdf
Local Replication Solutions The HP Business Copy is a local replication application for the EVA family. It incorporates Virtually
(Software options)
Capacity-free Snapshot (Vsnaps), standard snapshots and Snapclone capabilities with an improved user
interface to assist the storage administrator. This product is indispensable for critical data center
operations such as non-disruptive backups, frequent snapshots of high value databases, and data
mining. The bottom line benefits include improved disk capacity utilization and increased business
continuity, data availability, and productivity savings.
Capacity Management
HP EVA Dynamic Capacity Management Software is a comprehensive software solution that automates
storage provisioning and improves capacity utilization on the HP Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family.
Designed for the enterprise market, EVA Dynamic Capacity Management Software uses advanced
automation to automatically "right-size" the file system and storage volumes to ensure the highest levels of
capacity utilization are achieved while reducing ongoing storage administration needs. For more
information, visit:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storage/software/eva_dcm/index.html.
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Replication Management HP Business Copy EVA and HP Continuous Access EVA comes complete with HP Replication Solutions
Manager, a graphical user interface and scripting environment, that greatly simplifies storage
management by creating, running, and managing storage replication jobs using controller based
snapshots, clones and remote mirroring.
With HP Replication Solutions Manager users easily can manage both remote and local replication
across the full EVA product family. By virtually removing the complexity associated with both small and
large replication environments, point-in-time copies and remote replication are managed and configured
with just a few mouse clicks. To assist the user, Information on the replication environment is presented in
a variety of views, including an interactive topology manager that allows each user to select their viewing
preference. In addition, HP Replication Solutions Manager provides a scripting interface for additional
flexibility.
Thin Provisioning
Thin Provisioning provides the ability to create a vdisk such that the operating system sees
more capacity available than is physically allocated by the array. As the OS writes data to the vdisk, the
firmware will automatically allocate more space up to the size of the vdisk.
The following are some of the benefits of thin provisioning. It allows customers to:
Purchase only the storage capacity and performance actually needed today
Take advantage of ongoing storage price reductions by delaying purchases until capacity is
needed
Save power and cooling costs immediately
Reduce stress by reducing the need to anticipate and justify expenses for resources that might
never be needed
Increase array capacity online, without any impact to the server/application
Increase storage utilization and return on investment immediately (Stop paying for storage that is
never used)
Use virtual storage with your virtual machines
Never extend a File System (FS) again - make the Vdisk larger than needed the first time
Easily shrinking the thin provisioned Vdisk
Application Integration
with Oracle
As an option to HP Business Copy EVA, the user can simply replicate an Oracle database. HP
Replication Solutions Manager will provide a graphical interface to view the components of the database
to be replicated, and allow selection of a specified database. The replication manager will automatically
suspend the Oracle application, and take a point in time copy (local or remote) of all associated array
virtual disks. The replication manager will provide the option to restart the original Oracle database after
the replicas have been initiated on the array. The user will be able to utilize the replication manager to
present the replica to another host.
HP Insight Control
Storage Module for
vCenter
HP Insight Control Storage Module for vCenter is used to reference the stand-alone storage installation
and the storage components within the overall plug-in package
Storage Module for vCenter support for the EVA allows customers who are using the VMware vSphere
management console, vCenter, to monitor and manage the storage associated with VMware virtual
machines. The HP EVA can be added to vCenter, allowing vCenter administrators to list LUN/volume
connections, determine the storage attributes associated with virtual machines, and monitor the arrays.
Monitor the status and health of HP arrays to provide health and status on their EVA
Manage LUN / volume connections from VMs and ESX servers to the arrays provides the location
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and attributes of the EVA within the SAN
Identifies what storage features are available to allow administrators to match the features
available on the EVA to their requirements
Supports mixed array environments including EVA, P4300/4500, MSA and/or XP
Storage Module for vCenter is downloadable from Software Depot:
http://h20293.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductsList.do?category=NAS
For more information on HP Insight Control Storage Module for vCenter visit: www.hp.com/go/vmware
Application Solutions
The EVA is the ideal solution for customers running Oracle, Microsoft, SAP environments and those
customers who are deploying virtual server technologies like VMware, Hyper-V, Xen and Oracle Virtual
Machine. HP Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVA) delivers virtual storage for the midsize customer with
enhanced performance, better capacity utilization, and easier management of on-demand storage
activities.
For customers, one of the greatest concerns is always database performance. With larger LUNS and
Solid State Drives (SSD) built into the HP EVA, customers get industry leading, super fast performance
along with the scalability, availability, and ease of management capabilities they have come to expect
from HP Storage Solutions. Everything a customer depends on when managing their most critical
business asset - business data.
HP has developed an in-depth understanding of Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and VMware technology by
extensive lab-testing best practices with HP EVAs, HP servers, and management software; high availability
and disaster recovery solutions; and backup and recovery on the Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP application
platforms. As a result, our customers can expect a wide range of operational and business benefits where
they can:
Achieve optimal performance on an Oracle, Microsoft, SAP platforms
Minimize back-up windows and simplify recovery of their database and/or application
Significantly improve Exchange messaging recovery points and recovery time
Get predictable operational results
Reduce implementation costs and risks
Gain optimum return on Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP investments
To learn more about specific HP Storage Solutions that are built with Oracle, Exchange, SAP
environments in mind, visit the solution sites supporting each of these applications.
HP Storage for Oracle hyperlink to: http://www.hp.com/storage/oracle
HP Storage for Microsoft SQL Server hyperlink to: http://www.hp.com/storage/sqlserver
HP Storage for Microsoft Exchange hyperlink to: http://www.hp.com/storage/exchange
HP Storage for SAP hyperlink to: http://www.hp.com/storage/sap
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EVA with HP Storage
Essentials Storage
Resource Management
Software Suite
HP Storage Essentials Storage Resource Management Software Suite and HP Storage Essentials
Performance Edition Software integrate with HP Systems Insight Manager to provide advanced server and
storage management capabilities. HP Storage Essentials Suite Software features a base management
console and a portfolio of plug-ins to assist in managing EVA across the enterprise.
HP Storage Essentials Suite delivers integrated heterogeneous and multivendor functionality for network
(Arrays, DAS, SAN, NAS, HBAs, switches) management, storage resource management, reporting,
capacity metering, provisioning and application infrastructure monitoring.
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storage/software/e-suite/index.html
HP Storage Essentials
HP Storage Essentials Performance Edition Software monitors performance along the complete path of
Performance Edition
business applications through underlying storage area networks (SAN) components, including host
(end-to end EVA SAN
server, host bus adapter (HBA), fabric switch and Enterprise Virtual Array. A unified and simplified
Performance Management) interface, helps EVA administrators increase efficiency, troubleshoot performance bottlenecks faster, and
quickly visualize the performance of their EVA storage, hosts and SAN infrastructure with real-time
monitoring, historical trend analysis and trend extrapolation.
For more information on HP Storage Essentials Performance Edition Software visit:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storage/software/e-suite/index.html
HP 12000 Virtual Library Expanding the power of the HP Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA), the HP 12000 Virtual Library System EVA
System EVA Gateway
Gateway accelerates backup performance in complex SAN environments while improving overall
reliability. Integrating seamlessly into existing backup applications and processes by emulating popular
tape libraries and tape drive formats, the HP VLS12000 EVA Gateway matches the existing data
protection environment, removing the need to change backup software or monitoring policies.
Additionally, because the VLS EVA Gateway uses HP EVAs as the storage pool, ease of use is maintained
throughout the system. By emulating multiple tape drives simultaneously, more backup jobs can be done
in parallel resulting in reduced backup times and, because the data resides on disk, single file restores
are exceptionally fast.
The HP Virtual Library System EVA Gateway simplifies your SAN environment by providing more virtual
devices and leveraging existing switches and HP EVA infrastructure. The result is the ability to vastly
increase scale yet reduce the complexity of shared storage while maintaining the manageability of the
system. As your environment changes, the HP Virtual Library System EVA Gateway adapts to it - host
masking and mapping ensure that only the appropriate hosts have access to the HP Virtual Library
System.
The HP Virtual Library System EVA Gateway offers advanced features such as Automigration which allows
users to move data under the control of the VLS from the VLS storage to tape or another VLS. The VLS
EVA Gateway also supports accelerated deduplication which delivers fast backup performance since the
deduplication process does not impact the backup. For more information on the VLS EVA Gateway,
please visit the link below:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/disk_storage/disk_to_disk/vls/12000vls/index.html
EVA iSCSI/FCoE
Connectivity
EVA iSCSI/FCoE support is integrated into the EVA6400 and EVA8400 14/22GB 10GbE iSCSI/FCoE
and available through the HP MPX200 Multifunction Router. These powerful solutions provide iSCSI
connectivity to an EVA utilizing the EVA's existing Fibre Channel infrastructure. The EVA6400 and
EVA8400 10GbE iSCSI offerings come with standard 3 year 9x5 warranty and Installation and Start-up.
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As mid-range and enterprise businesses grow and deploy physical/virtual servers and storage arrays, the
amount of information required to manage, share, and protect continues to grow. The HP MPX200
Multifunction Router extends the Fibre Channel (FC) SAN and HP Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA)
investment with integrated multi-protocol support, allowing customers to incorporate iSCSI without
requiring separate iSCSI storage arrays or additional management costs. The MPX200 offers
simultaneous iSCSI and Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) support or iSCSI and offline data migration support
with 10 GbE (iSCSI only), 1 GbE (iSCSI and FCIP) and 8Gb/s FC technology, providing modular multiprotocol SAN designs with increased scalability, stability, ROI and simpler to manage, secure storage
solutions for virtualized server environments. MPX 200's enterprise-class high-availability design provides
dual hot-plug power supplies and router blades for no single point of failure. MPX200, integrated in
same rack, allows customers to connect up to 4 EVA's to a single MPX200, reducing the complexity and
cost of iSCSI connectivity to EVA storage arrays. Modular multi-protocol SAN designs using MPX200
increase scalability, stability, and ROI on storage infrastructure.
The MPX200 Multifunction Router enables organizations to integrate low-cost Ethernet connected servers
with an EVA storage system by bridging the iSCSI protocol to the Fibre Channel protocol. This capability
allows iSCSI servers to leverage shared SAN resources, improving asset utilization and enabling new
applications. This integration greatly reduces the cost of connecting servers to centrally managed storage
and helps provide a cost-effective solution to introduce utility computing into the enterprise.
An EVA with multi-protocol support also provides network storage at reduced infrastructure costs. Small
and medium businesses now have a lower entry point to take advantage of SAN benefits. Large
enterprises may also deploy multi-protocol SANs in departments and remote offices.
Key Benefits
Delivering SAN-like benefits over the Ethernet IP network, the HP MPX200 Multifunction Router
enables access to block storage across up to 4 EVA storage systems from an Ethernet IP network.
Provides customers a flexible and cost effective way to connect stranded servers to existing Fibre
Channel storage, increasing return on investment.
Allows hundreds of servers to be cost effectively connected to the EVA using iSCSI in addition to
Fibre Channel. Enterprise-class high availability design provides dual hot-plug power supplies and
router blades for no single point of failure.
Modular software and hardware design enables easy upgrades to enable additional protocols or
to add more ports.
Unmatched performance: 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel, 1 GbE and 10 GbE iSCSI ports deliver best in
class performance.
Advanced installation and configuration wizards allow set up in less than 25 minutes.
Power efficient: typically dissipates 200W for a dual blade configuration.
Extend access to FC SANs across Ethernet networks with the virtues of an FC SAN including:
Consolidated storage
Improved disk utilization
Improved IT efficiency
FCIP for SAN over WAN: MPX200 now includes Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) functionality
enabling customers to do low cost remote data replication over IP networks. Customers can
deploy MPX200 to provide iSCSI and FCIP connectivity simultaneously.
Direct connection to the EVA
Data Migration: MPX200 can now enable customers to migrate their data between heterogeneous
storage arrays (offline) at a very high performance using a very user friendly data migration GUI.
Key Features
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Supports four Ethernet and two Fibre Channel ports
Increase the flexibility of EVAs by adding integrated iSCSI support
Delivers the benefits of SAN storage at a significant discount to FC SAN storage
Concurrent FC and IP traffic is managed with high throughput enabling access for 300-600 iSCSI
servers and 4096 LUNS per MPX200 chassis
Fully integrated EVA and MPX management with Command View EVA
iSCSI ready for the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows
VMware
Linux Red Hat
Linux SUSE
Apple Mac OS X (via iSCSI Initiator from ATTO Technology)
Sun Solaris
Supports High Availability Multi-path Options for Linux, Microsoft Windows, Sun Solaris, and
VMware
Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP for SAN over WAN connectivity)
Supports FCIP for SAN over WAN remote data replication using HP Storage Works Continuous
Access EVA software
1GbE FCIP routes. Only 1GbE ports can be configured for FCIP routes, even on a 10GbE blade.
(10 GbE FCIP future)
Up to 4 FCIP Routes per MPX200 Chassis
High Performance FCIP SAN Extension
Software Compression to maximize IP link utilization
Throttle Bandwidth on FCIP Routes
Consolidate iSCSI and SAN Extension capabilities into single chassis
Save 50% on cables, SFP's and rack space with only one piece of hardware to manage
Ability to connect to an HP IP Distance Gateway remotely for lower overall cost of the solution
Support Continuous Access for EVA only with XP support coming in the future
CLI support only (Command View integration coming soon).
Heterogeneous Data Migration
Easy to use data migration GUI with intuitive wizards to simplify use
Supports offline heterogeneous data migration at very high performance
Configure 255, 8 simultaneous priority based LUNs migrations
Application performance preservation: Array Bandwidth Throttling capability
CLI-based tool for powerful scripted use
Destination Arrays: All MPX200 supported EVA models, MSA and XP arrays
Source Arrays: All MPX200 supported EVA models, MSA, XP arrays; IBM - DS4300, DS4700;
EMC CX3-20, CX3-40, AX4-5, CX500, CX4; HDS - AMS Family, WMS Family
The HP EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option extends the advantages of Fibre Channel SANs into smaller
departments and remote locations. This EVA option allows customers to incorporate iSCSI servers within
SANs without requiring additional storage arrays or management costs. Use the EVA's Command View
software to manage the iSCSI connectivity to the array and mount the iSCSI device in the same rack as
the array.
For more information and operating system support:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/evaiscsiconnect/index.html
The EVA also supports X Series Network Storage Systems connected as file/print/iSCSI gateways. The HP
X1800, X3400, X3800 Network Storage Systems each feature Microsoft's Windows Storage Server 2008
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operating system that includes Microsoft iSCSI Software Target as a standard feature. Microsoft iSCSI
Software Target leverages existing management expertise and inexpensive Ethernet infrastructure to
deliver IP-based block access to an EVA or Fibre Channel SAN. So X Series Network Storage Systems
with iSCSI target functionality not only add file and print services to your EVA investment, but they help
you save even more by enabling tiered (Fibre Channel and iSCSI) block access for application servers.
In addition, any X Series Network Storage Systems are a perfect platform from which to run Command
View EVA. You stretch your investment even further when you host EVA management, file and print
services, and iSCSI connectivity all from the same X Series Network Storage Systems gateway solution.
For more information:
http:// www.hp.com/go/X1000
http:// www.hp.com/go/X3000
EVA File Services
File services for the EVA are supported through the use of the EFS Clustered Gateway. Using File services
with the EVA eliminates having to manage silos of storage, File Services for the EVA creates a single,
integrated storage solution that provides both easy to manage application (block) services and scalable
files services.
This solution can serve both block and file data concurrently with high availability and scalable
performance. The solution is supported by a powerfully simple suite of management software making it
easy for users to achieve high levels of productivity.
File services through the EFS Clustered Gateway supports mid-range and enterprise customers wanting a
single storage solution for their block and file data, improved storage utilization, scalable throughput
performance to meet application specific demands for consistent high transaction I/O, easy capacity
expansion, instantaneous replication, simplified storage administration and high availability. Customers
can use this solution to consolidate their individual silos of storage to gain flexibility, reduce IT costs and
complexity as compared to traditionally architected storage solutions.
The EVA and file services solution supports both CIFS (windows) and NFS file serving. The components
can be factory integrated into the HP EVA6400/8400 arrays. The components required to implement file
services on the EVA are:
Two EFS Clustered Gateway serving nodes
One Ethernet Switch
Two 8Gb FC Switches
Installation and Startup
A file service solution provides the following benefits:
Integrates and simplifies providing a single storage solution for application (block) and file data
delivering high utilization and lower TCO
Uses a single set of management tools that can be invoked from anywhere, anytime, resulting in a
very operationally efficient environment to manage.
Combines state-of-the-art application (block) data performance and file serving performance, that
can scale as needs dictate, offers customer's aggregate performance levels far in excess of
traditional file servers and NAS appliances.
Additional capacity can be added quickly and easily with any combination of high performance
Fibre Channel and/or low cost FATA drives.
Uses state-of-the-art virtualization which improves performance, disk usage and TCO while the
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single, shared pool of storage allows for easy dynamic expansion, which automatically distributes
data to avoid potential hot spots.
With fully redundant components such as SAN switches, array controllers, and file serving nodes
built into every unit, this solution is perfect for demanding mid-range and enterprise storage
applications.
For more information:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/efs/index.html?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks
EVA with HP Systems
HP SIM is the foundation for HP's unified server-storage strategy - it is packaged as value add software
Insight Manager Software with EVA, it's a management application and is derived from the heritage of Compaq Insight Manager,
HP Toptools, and HP Servicecontrol. HP SIM runs on HP Windows, Linux, and HP-UX and provides
discovery and identification, fault management, security administration, asset reporting, and centralized
configuration management across heterogeneous servers, storage and infrastructure. HP SIM is easily
extensible, integrating other HP management products and value-add plug-ins such as the ProLiant
Essentials, Integrity Essentials, and Server Essentials.
HP SIM relies on industry standards like SMI-S, SNMP, SSH, WBEM, and WMI to detect and report
heterogeneous device attributes. HP SIM may also be configured to launch array specific applications for
configuration, reporting and replication. For more information on HP Systems Insight Manager see:
http://www.docs.hp.com/en/netsys.html
Clustered Server and High Dual and multi-node cluster support is provided for host level fault tolerance and high system availability.
Availability System
See the Operating System, Cluster and High Availability Compatibility table for operating system specific
Support
support.
Factory Express
A portfolio of customized factory and deployment solutions from the desktop to the data center.
Configure an entire datacenter in a single rack with HP Factory Express.
Configure your entire order including EVAs, Storage Area Network, POD, servers and backup in a rack,
AND securely load your data prior to shipment saving time and money by providing a fully configured
greener solution.
Factory Express most popular services for server and storage:
Image Loading
Asset Tagging & Labeling
Image Recovery
Custom System Settings
3rd Party Components
Rack Integration
Blades Integration
For more information visit: www.hp.com/go/factory-express
http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/97688-0-0-0-121.html?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen
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Multi-Server Shared
Support for Storage
Consolidation
Heterogeneous and homogeneous host support provides the ability to share storage between multiple
servers. The EVA provides storage access control (i.e. Selective Storage Presentation or LUN masking)
assuring that a host cannot access data belonging to a different host. SAN-based zoning is also
supported.
Single-pathing (Single
HBA per host)
Single-pathing (or single HBA per host) support is provided for all supported operating systems (but may
be version dependent). Use of single-pathing, which does not offer a redundant path option, should be
used with care. Failure of the single HBA will result in loss of access for that host until the HBA is
replaced.
Enclosure Capacity
The EVA provides a high density disk storage solution. The EVA6400 and EVA8400 in the 42U HP
10000 G2 Series Rack supports up to 18 2U 12-bay M6412-A FC disk enclosures for a maximum
capacity of 216 disk drives and a maximum storage capacity of 216 TB in a single rack. For the
EVA8400 an expansion cabinet allows users to expand with another 9 enclosures for a total of up to 27
disk enclosures, providing support for up to 324 disks, and up to 324TB.
Utility Pricing solutions for HP offers a spectrum of offerings allowing customers to align their payments according to the usage of
EVA
storage capacity.
For customers requiring assistance in managing their storage infrastructure, Managed Storage
Solution (MSS) meets that need while providing the option to acquire storage on a utility model.
Customers have the ability to choose other options like Backup/Restore, Data Availability, Local
Copy and Remote Copy services. All these capabilities are offered at a $/GB/Month fee.
For customers that want to build and manage their own storage utility, Utility Ready Storage (URS)
provides customers with storage that never runs out; priced as the customer uses it; and is easy to
procure. URS pricing is based on $/GB/Month of average allocated capacity over the customer's
minimum commitment. URS provides a unique opportunity to allow customers access to storage
when they need it, permitting them to adapt to their changing business needs.
For customers whose need is best described by predictable growth, Pay per forecast (PPF), offered
from HP Financial Services, is an ideal fit. It is a step lease based solution where the payments are
structured upfront according to the customer's forecasted growth.
For even further demanding financial needs of customers, HP Financial Services are ready to craft
a customized solution for them.
NOTE: Support for Utility Ready Storage will be available after the introduction of the EVA6400 and
EVA8400. Please contact your local HP representative for further information
Solid State Drive Support The EVA supports 72GB, 200GB, and 400GB dual ported fibre channel enterprise solid state drives
(SSDs). The EVA arrays support mixed drive types (SSDs, high performance, and FATA) within an
enclosure. The solid state drives require their own disk group. The minimum number of SSDs supported is
6 and the maximum is 8 per array.
NOTE: SSDs support only Vraid 1 and Vraid 5 and some Business Copy features (Snapshots and
MirrorClone) for local replication.
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High Performance Fibre The EVA supports 300 GB, 450 GB, and 600 GB reduced power 10K rpm dual-ported 4 Gb/s FC and
Channel Drives (10K 15K 300GB, 450GB and 600GB 15K rpm dual-ported 4 Gb/s FC disk drives. The minimum number of high
rpm) Support
performance fibre channel drives supported on an EVA is 8.
The EVA arrays will support single or mixed drive capacities and types (solid state drives, high
performance and FATA) within an enclosure. HP recommends using the same drive capacity type within a
disk group because virtualization allocates space proportionate to the highest capacity drive within the
group.
FATA Drive Support
The EVA supports 1TB dual ported 4 Gb/s Fibre Attached Technology Adapted (FATA) disk. An EVA will
support a full configuration of FATA disk drives. A minimum of eight FATA drives are required in a
configuration.
FATA drives are designed for lower duty cycle applications such as near on-line data replication for
back-up. These drives should not be used as a replacement for EVA's high performance, standard duty
cycle, Fibre Channel drives. Doing so could shorten the life of the drive.
FATA drives are not recommended in Continuous Access applications as the remote storage location for
local data residing on standard higher speed disk drives. Continuous Access tends to perform fairly high
duty cycle random writes to the remote disk array. Matching remote FATA drives with local FC drives will
impact the performance of your application, and will adversely impact the reliability of the FATA drives.
Fibre Channel Technology The EVA6400/8400 takes advantage of the benefits of Fibre Channel (FC) in distance, performance and
connectivity. The use of optical Fibre cabling allows distances between connected segments of a SAN to
be up to 500 meters @ 1 Gb/s; 300 meters @ 2 Gb/s using short wave multi-mode cable and up to 10
kilometers (6.21 miles) @ 1 Gb/s when using long wave cable. The EVA6400/8400 are 4 Gb/s
enabled on each FC path, but will also support 2 Gb/s FC paths for backwards compatibility. Storage
Area Networks (SANs) can be constructed using FC switches/directors for fabric connectivity (currently up
to a maximum of 20 FC switches supported).
Fibre Channel
Switch/Director Support
Support for up to twenty FC switches operating at 2 Gb/s and 4 Gb/s allow the full benefits of a storage
area network (SAN), providing exceptional connectivity while increasing the effective bandwidth of the
network. Supported SAN features include Zoning for communication isolation and Inter-Switch Links
(hops) up to 10 km. For more information on specific support specifications see the following Switch URL:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/saninfrastructure/switches.html
Transfer Speeds
The EVA6400/8400 has four FC host interfaces per HSV400/450 controller; eight for a controller pair.
Each controller-to-host interface is 4 Gb/s. The controllers are also compatible with 2 Gb/s, 4 Gb/s and
8 Gb/s FC switches, HBAs, servers and other storage solutions.
Each EVA controller pair interfaces with M6412 drive enclosures through redundant fibre channel
arbitrated loops. With 4 per HSV400 for EVA6400 and 6 per HSV450 for EVA8400 device ports and
dual FC I/O modules per drive enclosure, each controller can connect to each FC drive A and B port via
redundant fibre channel loops. Each controller has a redundant path to each drive.
Easy Installation
Installation and start-up services are part of the EVA6400 and EVA8400 warranty.
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Fault Recovery -- HP
Continuous Access EVA
for Disaster Tolerance
Applications
HP Continuous Access EVA remote copy functionality is available for use with the EVA6400/8400arrays.
Continuous Access EVA is a controller-based application that performs real-time replication between HP
Enterprise Virtual Arrays. The solution is enhanced to perform remote replication, and deliver high data
availability and performance to users on Fibre Channel based campus, metro or continental Storage
Area Networks (SANs). For additional information about Continuous Access EVA visit:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/software.html
HP Disaster Tolerant Solution for mySAP Business Suite on EVA offers a business continuance solution for
SAP environments, where data integrity and value added functionality are high priorities. Best practices
for implementing remote mirroring of an SAP database as part of an overall data protection strategy with
SAP applications can be found at: http://h71028.www7.hp.com/erc/downloads/4aa1-5683enw.pdf
High Availability/ Fault
Tolerance/
Hot pluggable support
All EVA are configured with dual HSV controllers that operate in a redundant mode. Each controller has
four redundant Fibre Channel (FC) host ports. Each EVA6400 and EVA8400 controller has four FC host
ports per controller. In the event of a path failure, the alternate paths to the controller can be utilized with
the use of multi-path software in the Operating System software or Secure Path software.
EVA6400/8400 device ports connect to the FC I/O module on each drive enclosure via a fibre channel
arbitrated loop. Up to nine enclosures can be connected in a redundant FC loop arrangement
The EVA6400, with four fibre channel device ports per HSV400 controller, supports 2 redundant fibre
channel loops. Each controller can connect to both ports on up to 216 drives.
The EVA8400, with 6 device ports per HSV450 controller, supports 3 redundant fibre channel loops (6
loops total). Each controller can connect to both ports on up to 324 drives.
The HSV controllers also have dual redundant hot plug power supplies and dual redundant hot plug
blowers. Each controller has hot plug cache batteries to maintain cache contents for up to 96 hours in
case of a total power failure.
The M6412-A FC drive enclosure has dual redundant hot plug FC I/O/Environmental Monitoring Unit
(EMU) modules that allow the controllers to distribute I/Os between the two modules and provides
redundant paths should either FC I/O module become unavailable and the EMU functionality allows you
to monitor and report the condition of the power supplies and fans. . The enclosure also has dual
redundant hot plug power supplies and dual hot plug blowers. The enclosure also has a hot plug
Environmental Monitoring Unit (EMU) The M6412-A drive enclosure provides point to point connectivity
within the enclosure.
The SSD, FC and FATA disk drives have dual FC ports which can be redundantly accessed by each
controller. The drives are hot plug. The EVA, as a virtualized array, always provides striping of the drives
across the entire disk group. The drives can then be arranged, using redundant Vraid 1, Vraid 5 or Vraid
6 protection, so that a drive failure will not cause loss of data. Note that SSDs support Vraid 1 and Vraid
5. Optional distributed sparing (virtual sparing) can be configured so that a drive failure will trigger an
automatic rebuild of the Vraid 1 or Vraid 5 data set into spare space. The EVA sparing protection will
utilize available disk space in the disk group and when that is exhausted, the established virtual spare
space. This methodology of using unused capacity can give customers the ability to have many disk
worth of spare space for maximum data availability, protection and peace of mind.
All EVAs have dual redundant power distribution. Two independent power cords distribute power through
two Power Distribution Units (PDUs) to each side of the EVA cabinets and to each power supply of the
controllers and to each power supply of the drive enclosures. Each cabinet power cord can be connected
to independent power sources. For maximum availability, a customer should provide redundant power
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from independent power circuit breakers, independent power lines from the power company and even
independent power companies.
Integration
HP EVA6400/8400 models are 4Gb/s FC Switched Fabric "enabled" and can operate on 8Gb/s, 4Gb/s
or 2Gb/s FC Switched Fabric SANs. They can co-exist in the same FC SAN with previous generations of
EVA, FC storage solutions and many other SAN devices.
EVA Manageability
HP Command View EVA provides the capability to manage the EVA Array family in a SAN or direct
connect Fibre Channel host attach configuration. HP Command View EVA software runs on a variety of
server configurations using Windows Server 2003. HP X1800, X3400, X3800 Network Storage Systems
are the perfect platforms from which to run Command View EVA. HP Network Storage Systems allow you
to stretch your investment by combining EVA management, file and print services, and iSCSI connectivity
all on the same platform.
The powerful Command View EVA provides an easy mechanism to manage up to 16 EVA units in a SAN
configuration. Industry leading security enhancements in Command View now allows administrators to
take advantage of Windows domains and local groups. Command View integrates with Windows Active
Directory to authorize and authenticate users. In addition, all user actions and events that change system
state are logged. Administrators can now use the audit logging capabilities to provide an audit trail. The
Command View EVA media kits and license are required with all EVA models. HP Command View EVA
requires a License to use (LTUs) equal to, or greater than the total raw capacity of each array.
Performance
Fibre Channel host connections provide up to 400MB/s bandwidth for each path. Dual mirrored port
write caching capability, with battery backed cache, maintains optimal availability while assuring data
integrity in the event of a failure.
Each HSV400 controller (for EVA6400 configurations) has four Fibre Channel host ports (eight ports in a
redundant pair of controllers) assuring the availability of bandwidth for the most demanding applications.
In addition, up to 4GB of cache per controller pair ensures high performance.
Each HSV450 controller (for EVA8400 configurations) has four Fibre Channel host ports (eight ports in a
redundant pair of controllers) assuring the availability of bandwidth for the most stringent applications. In
addition, up to 22GB of cache per controller pair ensures high performance.
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Scalability
A storage management server can manage up to 16 EVA controller pairs (EVA4400/6400/8400,
EVA4100/6100/8100s), EVA4000/6000/8000 and EVA3000/5000s in any one fabric. An EVA
controller pair will support up to 256 host connections (up to 1024 HBAs).
The EVA6400 will scale up to 216 disks in a single rack (216TB using 1TB FATA disk drives, and 130TB
using 600 GB high performance disk drives).
The EVA8400 will scale up to 216 disks in a single rack and 324 disk using and expansion rack (130TB
and 194TB respectively).
Configure to Order (CTO) options and the HP 10000 G2 Series Racks allow even greater server and
device integration, flexibility and scalability for the EVA6400/8400. Data center managers can customize
server, storage and back-up configurations as well as use any available cabinet U space to mount
Storage Management servers, switches and have the peace of mind that it is built with HP factory
precision manufacturing.
EVA as Virtualized Storage HP EVA6400/8400 disk arrays can be connected as external storage devices behind HP P9500 and XP
behind the P9500 and XP disk arrays.
The P9500/XP24000/XP20000 simplifies the management of heterogeneous SAN environments through
its ability to support up to 255PB/ 247 PB/ 96 PB respectively of external storage-all configured 'behind'
a single P9500/XP. P9000/XP External Storage software uses advanced virtualization technology to allow
storage administrators to host P9500/XP Disk Array LUNs on externally attached disk arrays. Any Fibre
Channel port from any CHA pair installed in any slot can be used to connect to external storage EVA.
With external EVA storage, P9500/XP presents multiple tiers of storage to a wide range of host systems.
Instead of seeing a confusing collection of arrays, host systems perceive all the data to be stored inside
the P9500/XP disk array. In effect, the P9500/XP disk array becomes the storage controller for a flexible,
multi-tiered collection of EVAs with a range of cost and performance capabilities. By configuring EVA
storage arrays behind a single P9500/XP24000/XP20000, data can be moved back and forth
dynamically across tiers, all of which is invisible to the applications.
The P9500/XP virtualization feature also reduces the total cost of storage ownership by:
Exploiting common storage management across multiple vendors' systems
Easily deploying a dual-vendor policy
Facilitating simpler and lower cost data migrations
Increasing storage utilization
Extending the life of legacy storage
For more information please refer to the HP XP External Storage Software web page at:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storage/software/extstxp/index.html or the HP P9000 External
Storage Software web page at: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/software/p9000/ess/index.html
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Servers Supported - Single HP servers (HP-UX, ProLiant, AlphaServers)
and Clustered
X86 servers
Dell servers
Sun servers
IBM servers
Apple XsApple Servers (PowerPC and Intel)
Fujitsu Siemens & Primergy Servers (Bx6x0, Rx and Tx)
EVA Required Software
HP EVA6400/8400 ships with XCS V9.534 factory installed on new EVAs. XCS V9.534 also supports the
EVA4400. The base XCS End User License for the EVA is contained in the hardware shipment.
XCS V9.534 controller media download is available from HP.com. These downloads are available for
upgrades of existing EVA4400 or as archival media for the EVA6400/8400. The EVA Release Notes and
Upgrading Product software Guide are also available from the same location.
NOTE: Review the Release Notes and Upgrading Product Software documentation and compatibility
requirements of all installed Array Integrated Software completely before upgrading. Downgrading the
EVA4400 from XCS v9.5 is not supported.
XCS V9.534 is available for download at the "software & drivers" link:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/eva/index.html
HP Command View EVA is required software for all EVA models. HP Command View EVA requires a
License to use (LTUs) equal to, or greater than the total raw capacity of each array.
NOTE: The minimum supported version of XCS on the EVA6400/8400 is XCS V9.5.
HP EVA Software Selector The following matrix identifies some of the HP software products that can be used along with the EVA to
support various business applications. Please see your Sales Representative, or go to:
http://www.hp.com/ for more information on these valuable HP software products.
Just click on the product name and you will be linked to the product specification URL.
HP Command View EVA
HP Business Copy EVA
HP Continuous Access
EVA
Dynamic Capacity
Manager
HP Storage Essentials
Suite
(Heterogeneous,
EVA Device
and
Configuration
Management
X
(Required)
Backup
Solutions
Business
Continuity/
Local
Mirroring
X
X
Disaster
Recovery/
Remote
Mirroring
Storage
Resource
Management
Unified
Application
Integration
Server and
Storage
Management
X
X
X
X
End to end
provisioning
X
End to end
backup
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multivendor)
HP Storage Essentials
Performance Edition
Software
HP Data Protector
HP Systems Insight
Manager
HP Cluster Extension EVA
HP Metrocluster with
Continuous Access EVA/
Continentalclusters
HP Storage Mirroring
HP System Copy Software
for SAP
(hosts,
infrastructure,
storage)
monitoring/
reporting
monitoring,
events,
applications,
NAS/SAN,
File
monitoring,
reporting,
Performance,
monitor host
clusters
Discovery,
topology
X
Discovery,
toplogy, EVA
performance
X
X
X
In-context
launch of CV
EVA, SAN
discovery,
monitoring,
asset,
configuration.,
security
and
associated
storage/
infrastructure
(Oracle,
Microsoft
Exchange
Server,
Sybase,
Microsoft
SQL,
InterSystems
Cache'
database and
SAP ACC)
X
(Oracle,
Exchange,
DB2,
Informix, MS
SQL)
X
X
(Included with
EVA)
X
X
X
Automates
SAP copy
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EVA and Value-added Software Compatibility
Model
XCS Software
HP Command
View EVA*
EVA
HP Continuous HP Business
Access EVA**
Copy EVA**
EVA
EVA
HP Cluster
Extension EVA
HP Replication
Solution
Manager
(RSM)***
(RSM)
EVA4400/6400/8400
XCS v10.0xx
Command View Continuous
Business Copy Cluster
Replication
EVA v9.4xx****
Access EVA
EVA
Extension EVA Solution
v9.4xx
Manager v 5.0
*HP Command View EVA is required software for all EVA models. HP Command View EVA requires a License to use (LTUs) equal to,
or greater than the total raw capacity of each array. If the EVA does not have the proper licensed capacity it will be in violation of the
End User License Agreement (EULA).
**HP Continuous Access EVA and HP Business Copy EVA requires a License to use (LTUs) equal to, or greater than the total usable
amount of data being replicated on each array. If the EVA does not have the proper licensed capacity it will be in violation of the
End User License Agreement (EULA).
***HP Replication Solutions Manager Software provides a powerfully simple graphical user interface (GUI) to create, manage and
configure local and remote replication on the entire EVA family. The RSM Software provides a centralized management interface that
integrates with HP Business Copy EVA Software and HP Continuous Access EVA Software for local and remote replication, resulting
in a unique, cost effective disaster recovery solution.
****Command View v9.4xx or later is required to support the MPX200.
Operating Systems, Cluster and High Availability Compatibility
Operating System
Versions Supported
Microsoft Windows All Editions- See
2003/32-bit
SPOCK for details
SP1, R2; SP2
SP1, R2; SP2
Microsoft Windows All Editions- See
2003/x64
SPOCK for details
SP1, R2; SP2
SP1, R2; SP2
Microsoft Windows All Editions- See
2003/IA64
SPOCK for details
SP1; SP2 ; R2
SP1; SP2;R2
Microsoft Windows All Editions- See
2008 32-bit, x64*
SPOCK for details
x64
Including Hyper-V
SP1, SP2, R2
Microsoft Windows All Editions - See
2008 IA64*
SPOCK for details
IA64
SP1, SP2, R2
HP-UX
Linux
11i v1 (PA-RISC)
11i v2 (PA-RISC & Integrity)
11i v3 (PA-RISC & Integrity)
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 4.7, 4.8
(IA32, IA64 & x64)
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.3, 5.4
(IA32, IA64 & x64)
SUSE/SLES9 (IA32, IA64 & x64)- SP4
(Includes Open Enterprise Server Linux)
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High Availability
Software
Microsoft Cluster
Server
(MSCS ) (2003)
HA Versions
Supported
Failover Software
Windows Server
2003
Full featured MPIO,
v3.02/V4.00
available from HP
(2003, 2008) and
Microsoft DSM from
Microsoft (2008)
See SPOCK for
details
Windows Server
2008
Microsoft Failover
Clusters
(MFCS ) (2008)
Veritas Storage
Foundation & HA
Solutions for
Windows
HP ServiceGuard
Veritas Storage
Foundation & HA
Solutions
See SPOCK for
details
11.16
11.17
11.18
11.19
HP ServiceGuard for 11.18
Linux
Veritas Storage
See SPOCK for
Foundation & HA
versions
Solutions RedHat
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OS native multipath, pvlinks native
in HP-UX and Veritas
DMP
QLogic Failover
driver, available
from HP, Emulex
MultiPulse available
from HP (RHEL 4.7
and 4.8 )and Device
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Apple Mac OS X
HP OpenVMS
SUSE/SLES10 (IA32, IA64 & x64)- SP1,
SP2 (Includes Open Enterprise Server
Linux)
SUSE/SLES11 (IA32, IA64 & x64)(Includes Open Enterprise Server Linux)
Oracle Enterprise Linux V4, 5
10.5
10.6
Alpha: 8.2, 8.3
Integrity/Itanium: 8.3, 8.3-1H1,8.4
Sun Solaris
8 (SPARC)
9 (SPARC)
10 (SPARC & x86)
IBM AIX
5.2
5.3
6.1
VMware
ESX Server 3.0.x, 3.5 and 4.0
Xen
Citrix XenServer V4.1, 5.0 and 5.1
RHEL Virtualization V5.2
Oracle Virtual Machine
Novell HA
Extensions
Mapper v4.4.0
Enablement Kit from
HP
N/A
N/A
ATTO FC HBA driver
HP OpenVMS
Clusters
8.2
8.2-1
8.3
8.3-1h1
8.4
3.2
See SPOCK for
versions
Native in OS
Native in OS
See SPOCK for
versions
MPIO for IBM AIX,
Native in OS
Veritas DMP 5.0
SunCluster
Veritas Storage
Foundation & HA
Solutions
HACMP
Veritas Storage
Foundation & HA
Solutions
MSCS Clustering
See SPOCK for
versions
Citrix
V5.0
HP ServiceGuard for SGLX 11.18
Linux (RHEL and
Oracle Virtual
Machine)
MPxIO for Solaris,
Native in OS
Veritas DMP 5.0
See SPOCK for
versions
See SPOCK for
Guest OS support
Native Device
Mapper MPIO (Citrix
and RHEL)
NOTE: For the latest support information on hardware, operating systems and high availability, failover and cluster software check
HP's Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge SPOCK.
NOTE: The MPX200 Multifunction Router included in the EVA6400 and EVA8400 10GbE iSCSI is supported on:
Linux
Microsoft Windows
Sun Solaris
VMware
For MPX 200 operating system version support, see the product user guide available on the Storage Networking product page and
the HP SAN Design Reference Guide available at: http://www.hp.com/go/sandesignguide
Cabinet Density
A single 42U EVA cabinet can house up to 216TB of raw capacity (using 1TB FATA disks).
NOTE: Maximum cabinet capacity will vary based available upon U space. The total number of
controllers, enclosures supported and other devices.
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Racking Guidelines and
Power Distribution
Power Distribution Units (PDUs) are configured according to the voltage used in the country when the
solution is ordered. These PDUs provide redundant power. They are located in the bottom of the rack,
taking 2U of rack space. To reclaim the 2U of rack space required by the PDUs, they may be moved to
the rear of the rack using the PDU Pivot Bracket Kit. It is factory or field installable.
For the EVA6400/8400 a variety of HP 10000 G2 Series Rack offerings and integration options are
available. The EVA configurator tools utilize a 42U HP 10000 G2 Series Rack as the standard
recommendation and will provide a 220/240V PDU and country specific power cords. Both the height
and types of rack and PDUs can be modified based upon the specific customer need. If other devices,
such as servers, switches or back-up devices, are to be installed with the EVA; this can be specified and
the cabinets and PDUs can be modified to support the configuration. The EVA6400/8400 also supports
22U and 36U racks. The 47U rack is also supported, but not factory configured, because of the cabinet
height, which creates shipping limitations. It must be assembled on site.
For more information on configuration and PDU support for the 10000 G2 Series Rack please see the
following URL:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/racks/index.html
Other PDUs, besides the 200 - 240 V single-phase default PDU, are also supported. This includes 100 127 volt single-phase, 200 - 240 volt three-phase, and 380 - 415 volt three-phase PDUs. Monitored
PDUs are also supported.
For more information on PDU support, please see the following URL:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/power-protection/pdu.html
When installing the EVA Enclosures in extended depth racks (AF091A, AF092A, AF094A, or AF097A), 1
each of the longer Power Jumper Cord is required for each EVA Controller or Drive Enclosure on the
order.
NOTE: When adding additional devices to existing racks ensure that the installed PDUs will support the
new power requirements.
Total Cost of Ownership The unique virtual architecture allows up to twice the normal effective capacity utilization of traditionally
architected storage offerings. And with Virtually Capacity-Free Snapshot (Vsnap), significant duplicate
capacity requirements can be eliminated resulting in fewer/smaller storage acquisitions.
The EVA has one of the highest density disk storage solutions in the industry. Additionally, the unique
virtual architecture allows up to twice the normal effective capacity utilization of traditionally architected
storage offerings. And with the virtually Capacity-Free Snapshot (Vsnap), FATA disk drives and the ability
to change Vraid types, significant amount of duplicate capacity requirements can be eliminated, resulting
in fewer/smaller storage acquisitions.
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Warranty and Services
The EVA6400/8400 comes with a 3-year HP's Global Limited Warranty and Technical Support, which
Included with the Product includes 3-years 9x5 hardware support, with next business day (NBD) response.
HP's warranty and support features:
Online Business Support Center and IT Resource Center
Remote Support
Technical Phone Support
Customer Self Repair (see list below)
Software Limited Warranty
On-site Warranty Service
The EVA Fibre Channel hard disk drive (HDD) warranty is 3years, parts only.
For bundled deployment (I&S) service:
service
Your HP storage product includes deployment which helps you improve the productivity of your technical
staff and allows your IT resources to stay focused on their core tasks and business priorities. HP
deployment helps ensure that your product is installed smoothly, efficiently, and with minimal disruption
of your IT and business operations.
You'll benefit from:
Specialized expertise for a complex, one-time task
Reduced implementation time, impact and risk to your storage environment
Shortened time-to-ROI
Product knowledge gained during orientation session
For bundled Hardware Support (4-Hour 24x7 Same Day):
Day)
Your HP storage product includes world-class round-the-clock hardware support, providing increased
equipment availability and productivity through rapid-response onsite and remote support. 24x7
Hardware Support benefits include:
Prompt service for your storage product
Easy-to-use onsite services
Improved hardware performance and uptime
Increased return on your HP hardware investments
Online Support
HP online support capabilities include a variety of self-help tools, troubleshooting assistance, and access
to the patch database, firmware/software update packages and documentation. Register with the HP
Business Support Center and the IT Resource Center to receive product specific and proactive
notifications for the EVA6400/8400. For more information go to: www.hp.com/support or:
www.itrc.hp.com.
Remote Support
HP designed the EVA6400/8400 with support capability to facilitate remote monitoring and email
notification of array errors/events. To take full advantage of HP's remote support solutions and maximize
the service delivery experience, these features must be enabled at time of installation. Additional fault
monitoring software is included in the EVA software media kit.
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Technical Phone Support
24x7 telephone technical support is available to assist with Hardware warranty related troubleshooting
and issue resolution. Call HP warranty support: 1-800-474-6836. Qualified technical resources will be
your first point of contact to assist with your service request.
Customer Self Repair (customer installed replacement parts)
HP designed the EVA6400/8400 to enable the highest degree of Customer Self Repair and parts
replacements. This feature enables maximum support flexibility, while minimizing unit down time.
Customer Self Repair parts come with step by step instructions with additional assistance available online
or by phone.
Required Customer Self-Repair (Replacement) Parts List:
Hard disk drives with drive firmware code load.
Controller enclosure power supply.
Controller enclosure fan.
Controller management module
Disk enclosure power supply.
Disk enclosure fan.
Bezels.
Optional Customer Self-Repair Parts List:
Controller cache battery.
Controller module.
Controller cache memory (DIMM).
Internal enclosure boards and cables
Fiber channel Transceivers.
Fiber channel transceivers cables.
Part replacement videos can be viewed at: http://hp.com/go/sml. For the EVA6400/8400, select
Storage, then EVA Disk Arrays, then HP EVA6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array, then the particular
resource needed.
Software Warranty
If the removable HP Software media on which HP distributes the software proves to be defective in
materials or workmanship within 90-days of purchase, return the media to HP for replacement.
On-site Warranty Service
The HP EVA6400/8400 comes with 3-year on-site warranty support, for those service events not
remedied either remotely or through use of customer self-repair replaceable parts. On-site service is
made available at HP's discretion and scheduled during standard office hours.
For more information about HP's Global Limited Warranty and Technical Support, visit:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/warranty.html
For more information about HP's Global Limited Warranty and Technical Support, visit:
ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/storageworks/warranty/en_321708-008.pdf
HP warrants the HP 10000 G2 Series Rack according to the standard rack product warranty. Please refer
to product specification for further details:
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http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/racks/index.html
HP Care Pack Services
Packaged server and storage services for increased uptime, productivity and ROI
When you buy HP server and storage products and solutions, it's also a good time to think about what
levels of support you may need. Our portfolio of service options reduce deployment and management
worries while helping you get the most out of your server and storage investments. We take a holistic
approach to your environment, bridging servers, blades, storage, software and network infrastructures
with our packaged HP Care Pack Services for servers and storage.
Protect your business beyond warranty
When it comes to robustness and reliability, standard computing equipment warranties have matured
along with technology. Good news that can also create problems stemming from depending on standard
warranties designed to only protect against product defects and some downtime causes. Using a
standard approach to warranty uplifts, such as HP Care Pack Services, helps reduce downtime risks and
provides operational consistency for mission-critical and standard business computing.
Upgrading or extending standard server and storage warranties cost effectively
HP Care Pack Services offer a standard reactive hardware and software support services suite sold
separately, or combined with our Support Plus and Support Plus 24 services. The portfolio also provides
a combination of integrated proactive and reactive services, such as Proactive 24 Service and Critical
Service. In addition with HP Proactive Select, you can acquire the specific proactive constancy and
technical services. HP Proactive Select menu offers a broad set of service options that you can mix and
match depending on your specific requirements. Proactive service options include offers for server,
storage, network, SAN device, software, environment and education services.
HP server and storage lifecycle support services offers a full spectrum of customer care-from technology
support to complex migrations to complete managed services. HP Factory Express provides
customization, integration and deployment services for turnkey solutions. HP Education Services offer
flexible, comprehensive training on to help your IT staff get the most out of your server and storage
investments. HP Financial solutions extend innovative financing and cost-effective asset management
programs-from purchase to equipment retirement.
Learn more: www.hp.com/services/servers and www.hp.com/services/storage
NOTE: Care Pack Services availability may vary by product and country.
HP Care Pack Services are sold by HP and HP Authorized Service Partners:
Services for customers purchasing from HP or an enterprise reseller are quoted using HP order
configuration tools.
Customers purchasing from a commercial reseller can find HP Care Pack Services at
http://www.hp.com/go/lookuptool
Recommended HP Care Pack Services for optimal satisfaction with your HP product.
3-Year HP Proactive 24 For improved stability, availability, and operational effectiveness, HP Proactive 24 Service (P24) provides
integrated hardware and software support services designed specifically for your technology. Available
24x7, this 3-year comprehensive hardware and software support solution combines industry leading
technical assistance with proactive account services to cover the entire IT infrastructure. In today's new
era of business technology, technology must produce thousands of business outcomes. Today's HP
Technology Services portfolio helps customers manage their technology in action-because when
technology works, business works.
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Enhance operational effectiveness with remote monitoring, proactive problem identification and
solution recommendations
HP technical experts help coordinate support and change management, provide hands-on
assistance, and share knowledge with customer's staff
Rapid access to support expertise from servers to storage to networking
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA0-1614ENUC
Deployment is included HP deployment is included with selected products and helps ensure a smooth installation with minimal
with selected HP Storage disruption to your IT and business operations. The included deployment will help you improve the
products
productivity of your technical staff and allow your IT resources to stay focused on their core tasks and
business priorities. See warranty section for details.
HP Storage Data
You need to move your critical enterprise data to your new HP SAN platform. And you need to
Migration Service
accomplish that without losing data and without interrupting your ongoing business operations.
HP Storage Data Migration Service helps you minimize the risk of data loss, threats to data integrity, and
avoid productivity-sapping performance slowdowns during data transport. A highly experienced HP
Services storage specialist works with you to rapidly and securely migrate mission-critical business
information across your data center or around the globe - regardless of the complexity of your
environment.
Data layout enhancements during the transfer process can help increase storage array
performance
By engaging HP to perform data migration, customers' IT staff can stay focused on their core tasks
and priorities, resulting in less impact to your business
Professional migration planning that aligns with customer's business needs and implementation
that reduces project execution time and risk to the storage environment
HP's expertise with data migration helps ensure issues are avoided during data migration
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/5982-4107EN.pdf
Optional HP Care Pack Services that will enhance your HP product experience.
3-Year HP Critical Service As an alternative to our recommended support level, for customers who run mission-critical applications
and want a comprehensive support solution across their entire IT infrastructure:
HP Critical Service is a comprehensive support solution designed for businesses that run mission-critical
applications, which cannot tolerate downtime without a significant business impact. Provides the right
combination of proactive and reactive services designed to:
Improve availability and performance across your IT infrastructure
Decrease interruptions and reduce downtime
Improved agility through proactive change management
Lower costs and gain competitive advantages in the marketplace
HP Critical Service provides highly-trained professionals with world-class skills and a commitment to
understand both your enterprise technology requirements and your business objectives.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA0-1613EEE
HP Performance Analysis For customers who need to increase performance, stability and availability of their XP/P9000/EVA arrays:
for the XP/P9000/EVA
Enhancing the return on your HP Disk Array investment requires informed configuration and
Disk Arrays
management decision-making. That, in turn, calls for an in-depth understanding of the performance level
your array is delivering. HP's experienced storage specialists can help.
Capitalize on HP Services XP/P9000/EVA knowledge and know-how.
HP Performance Analysis for the XP/EVA Disk Arrays provides automated data collection, detailed I/O
analysis, and expert recommendations for throughput enhancement. It offers a quick, convenient way to:
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HP Enhanced
Implementation Service
for SANs
eSupport
Increase XP/P9000/EVA performance, stability, and availability by identifying potential bottlenecks
and effective solutions for avoiding them
Establish a baseline for future performance analysis and change management
Make sound proactive decisions on XP/P9000/EVA system capacity planning
Minimize the need for costly reactive upgrades
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/5982-6668EN.pdf
For customers who are building a new or expanding an existing Fibre Channel, FCOE, FCIP, SAS or
iSCSI SAN:
HP Enhanced Implementation Service for SANs - For customers who are building a new SAN or
expanding their existing one, we offer the HP Enhanced Implementation Service for SANs. This provides
complete design and implementation services for Fibre Channel, FCOE, FCIP, SAS and iSCSI SAN
connectivity components.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/5981-8527EN.pdf
HP eSupport is a portfolio of technology-based services that assist you with managing your business
environment - from the desktop to the data center.
Support Portal
The HP support portal provides one-stop access to the information, tools and services you need to
manage the daily operations of your IT environment.
Features include:
include
Access to self-solve tools (including search technical knowledge base)
Efficient logging and tracking of support cases
Collaboration with other business and IT professionals
Download of patches and drivers
Access to diagnostic tools
Proactive notification of relevant information
Access to certain features of the support portal requires an HP service agreement. To access the support
portal, visit: http://www.hp.com/support
HP Insight Remote Support software delivers secure remote monitoring and support for your HP Servers
and Storage, 24 x 7, so you can spend less time solving problems and more time focused on your
business. You can have your systems remotely monitored for hardware failure using secure technology
that's been proven at thousands of companies around the world. In many cases, you can avoid problems
before they occur.
Customer Technical
Training
HP Education Services
In today's cost-conscious business environment, IT professionals, developers, consultants and users face
an interesting challenge: how to keep up with the latest technologies and expand important skills while
delivering profitable results on current projects. To help address this challenge, HP offers innovative
training solutions that help keep you up-to-date on virtualization, server, storage, Insight Control, Citrix,
Microsoft® and open source/Linux-related topics-while spending less time away from business-critical
activities.
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HP Services Awards
HP Technology Services continues to be recognized for service and support excellence by customers,
partners, industry organizations and publications around the world. Recent honors and award reflect our
services team's dedications, technical expertise, professionalism and uncompromising commitment to
customer satisfaction.
Additional Services
Information
To learn more on HP ProLiant servers, HP BladeSystem servers and HP storage products, please contact
your HP sales representative or HP Authorized Channel Partner. Or visit: www.hp.com/services/proliant
or www.hp.com/services/bladesystem or http://www.hp.com/hps/storage
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Configuration Information and Configuration Rules
Step 1 - Choose an EVA Model
Base and Factory-Integration Information
Multiple Product Racking Configuration
Storage Centric Racking configuration
Enterprise Virtual Array 6400
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Storage Centric Racking configuration
Enterprise Virtual Array 8400
Models
Enterprise Virtual
Array 6400/8400
Independent
Components
The following components are available worldwide. The EVA6400 and EVA8400
models are modular and scalable storage solutions designed to have no-single-pointof-failure, which provide disaster tolerance and business continuance support for
storage consolidation on heterogeneous SANs.
The EVA6400 and EVA8400 can be factory racked in two different configurations. The
EVA can be racked with other devices such as a server or back-up using Rack Builder
which will rack from the bottom up in a Multiple Product Racking configuration or in a
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Storage Centric Racking configuration which provides an easy configuration path to
expand in the field and supports maximum storage density. Choose the part number
that meets your needs.
NOTE: All EVA host ports must be filled with either a cable or loopback connector.
HP EVA6400 Dual
Controller Array
Storage Centric
HP EVA6400 Dual Controller Array Storage Centric
Includes one 4U Controller assembly with two HSV400 controllers mounting hardware
cables and controller mounting. Order one unit for each EVA6400 array
configuration. The storage centric EVA will be racked so that additional M6412 drive
enclosures can be easily added in the field.
NOTE: Order this part number when you want to fill out the rack with M6412 storage
enclosures.
AP884A
HP EVA6400 Dual
HP EVA6400 Dual Controller Array Multiple Product
Controller Array Multiple Includes one 4U Controller assembly with two HSV400 controllers mounting hardware
Product
cables and controller mounting. Order one unit for each EVA6400 array
configuration.
NOTE: Order this part number when you want to factory rack the EVA with other
products such as servers and back-up devices.
AJ757A
HP EVA8400 14GB
Cache Dual Controller
Array Storage Centric
HP EVA8400 14GB Cache Dual Controller Array Storage Centric
Includes one 4U Controller assembly with two HSV450 controllers mounting hardware
cables and controller mounting. Order one unit for each EVA8400 array
configuration. The storage centric EVA will be racked so that additional M6412 drive
enclosures can be easily added in the field.
NOTE: Order this part number when you want to fill out the rack with M6412 storage
enclosures.
AP885A
HP EVA8400 14GB
Cache Dual Controller
Array Multiple Product
HP EVA8400 14GB Cache Dual Controller Array Multiple Product
Includes one 4U Controller assembly with two HSV450 controllers mounting hardware
cables and controller mounting. Order one unit for each EVA8400 array
configuration.
NOTE: Order this part number when you want to factory rack the EVA with other
products such as servers and back-up devices.
AJ758A
HP EVA8400 22GB
Cache Dual Controller
Array Storage Centric
HP EVA8400 22GB Cache Dual Controller Array
Includes one 4U Controller assembly with two HSV450 controllers mounting hardware
cables and controller mounting. Order one unit for each EVA8400 array
configuration. The storage centric EVA will be racked so that additional M6412 drive
enclosures can be easily added in the field.
NOTE: Order this part number when you want to fill out the rack with M6412 storage
enclosures.
AP888A
HP EVA8400 22GB
Cache Dual Controller
Array Multiple Product
HP EVA8400 22GB Cache Dual Controller Array Multiple Product
Includes one 4U Controller assembly with two HSV450 controllers mounting hardware
cables and controller mounting. Order one unit for each EVA8400 array
configuration.
NOTE: Order this part number when you want to factory rack the EVA with other
products such as servers and back-up devices.
AJ847A
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HP EVA6400
FC/FCoE/iSCSI Dual
Controller Array Storage
Centric
HP EVA6400 Fibre Channel and FC/FCoE/iSCSI host Dual Controller Array Storage
Centric
Includes (1)4U Controller assembly with (2) HSV400 controllers, MPX200
Multifunction Router (Includes (1) chassis, (1) 10 - 1 GbE blade, redundant power and
cooling modules, rail kit, accessory kit, and documentation), mounting hardware
cables, controller mounting and pivot hinge Order one unit for each EVA6400 array
configuration.
NOTE: Order this part number when you want to fill out the rack with M6412 storage
enclosures
AW529A
HP EVA8400 14GB
FC/FCoE/iSCSI Dual
Controller Array Storage
Centric
HP EVA8400 14GB Cache Fibre Channel and FC/FCoE/iSCSI host Dual Controller
Array Storage Centric
Includes (1)4U Controller assembly with (2) HSV450 14GB controllers, MPX200
Multifunction Router (Includes (1) chassis, (1) 10 - 1 GbE blade, redundant power and
cooling modules, rail kit, accessory kit, and documentation), mounting hardware
cables, controller mounting and pivot hinge Order one unit for each EVA8400 array
configuration.
NOTE: Order this part number when you want to fill out the rack with M6412 storage
enclosures
AW554A
HP EVA8400 22GB
FC/FCoE/iSCSI Dual
Controller Array Storage
Centric
HP EVA8400 22GB Cache Fibre Channel and FC/FCoE/iSCSI host Dual Controller
Array Storage Centric
Includes (1)4U Controller assembly with (2) HSV450 22GB controllers, MPX200
Multifunction Router (Includes (1) chassis, (1) 10 - 1 GbE blade, redundant power and
cooling modules, rail kit, accessory kit, and documentation), mounting hardware
cables, controller mounting and pivot hinge Order one unit for each EVA8400 array
configuration.
NOTE: Order this part number when you want to fill out the rack with M6412 storage
enclosures
AW530A
M6412-A FC Drive
HP M6412-A Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure
Enclosures & Accessories
For factory racking select up to:
AG638B
A minimum of 1 and up to 8 M6412-A drive enclosures for an EVA4400
(HSV300 and HSV300-S)
A minimum of 2 and up to 18 M6412-A enclosures EVA6400 (HSV400)
A minimum of 3 and up to 18 M6412-A enclosures EVA8400 (HSV450) in a
single rack
A minimum of 3 and up to 27 M6412-A enclosures EVA8400 (HSV450) in two
racks
Drive enclosures may also be:
Ordered for on-site capacity additions to existing EVA4400/6400/8400
configurations.
Ordered for field installation of complete EVA4400/6400/8400
Installed by HP manufacturing into EVA configurations by ordering the enclosure
with the factory integration part number (#0D1).
This drive enclosure is compatible with EVA4400/6400/8400 arrays only.
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The M6412 is a 2U dual-redundant FC Loop 12-bay point to point disk enclosure
with mounting hardware, and the necessary copper FC cables for connecting to an
HSV Controller pair.
NOTE: An EVA requires a minimum of 8 drives per Fibre Channel or FATA drive type
or 6 solid state drives per EVA4400/6400/8400.
The EVA6400/8400 Controller Array can be added on-site into existing EVA configurations (or qualified rack systems), Additional
M6412 drive enclosures (AG638B) can be ordered to expand an EVA4400/6400/8400 configuration:
1. Ordered for on-site capacity additions to existing EVA4400/6400/8400 configurations.
2. Ordered for field installation of complete EVA4400/6400/8400 configurations HP cabinets and racks described in Step 3 or
into qualified 3rd party rack systems by HP Global Services.
3. Installed by HP manufacturing into EVA configurations by ordering the enclosure with the factory integration part number.
Up to eighteen drive enclosures are supported with each pair of HSV400 and up to 27 drive enclosures are supported with
each pair of HSV450 controllers. The M6412 is a 2U dual-redundant FC Loop 12-bay switched disk enclosure with mounting
hardware, and includes the necessary copper FC cables for connecting to an HSV400/450 Controller pair.
Order additional hard disk drives using the SKU's listed in Step 5.
The EVA customers have the option to mount supported devices in the rack used for
Enterprise Virtual
Array Racking for
EVA8400 expansion.
Expansion
HP 10642 G2 Shock Universal Rack
Power requirements vary based on the equipment to be placed in the rack and the
country power supply. Options are:
HP PDU Pivot Kit
May be used when expanding an existing EVA6400/8400 to reclaim 2U of space in a
10000 G2 Series Rack.
Modular PDU 24A Low Volt, NA/JPN
Modular PDU 24A HV, NA/JPN
Modular PDU 32A HV, INTL
NOTE: #0D2 feature code designates the PDUs are mounted horizontally in the
bottom of the rack on real rail, above any UPS, and occupies 2U EIA space.
Low voltage PDU 252663-D71 requires additional power distribution module
AF500A. (1) AF500A supports 2 PDUs. Each PDU requires a quantity of 2 AF500As.
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252663-D71
#0D2
252663-D72
#0D2
252663-B31
#0D2
AF500A
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EVA6400 0C9D
EVA8400 0C9D
Expansion Cabinet
Components
AF002A
1
1
252663-XXX
AP712A*
2 (minimum HV)
4 (minimum LV)
2
2 (minimum HV)
4 (minimum LV)
3
AG638B
9
9
Description
EVA 42U HP 10000 G2 Series
Rack
Country/component
requirement specific
HP EVA8400 Expansion Rack
Accessory Kit
M6412-A FC Drive Enclosure
* Use 1 AP712A per each of the first 3 shelves in an expansion rack.
NOTE: Supports a minimum of 1 up to 9 enclosures in each expansion rack
EVA4400 Upgrade
EVA6400
EVA8400
SKUs Required
HP EVA6400 Controller Array
Yes
N/A
AJ757A
HP EVA8400 Controller Array
N/A
Yes
AJ758A or AJ847A
HP EVA4400/6400/8400 XCS v9.5xx
Yes
Yes
Download3
Command View EVA
Yes
Yes
See URL1
Command View Licenses
Yes
Yes
See URL1
Business Copy EVA
Yes
Yes
See URL2
Business Copy Upgrade license
Yes
Yes
See URL2
Continuous Access EVA
Yes
Yes
See URL2
Continuous Access EVA Upgrade license
Yes
Yes
See URL2
HP Services assessment and upgrade installation
Yes
Yes
See URL2
NOTES:
1 Proper Command View licensing requires a License To Use (LTUs) equal to or greater than the total raw capacity of each array and
may be purchased in additive increments of 1TB or Unlimited LTUs). Correct model and capacity licensing is required.
2 Correct model and capacity licensing is required.
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/software.html
http://www.hp.com/hps/storage/
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/eva/
3 XCS comes factory installed on the EVA. Archival or upgrade copies of the firmware may be downloaded at this site.
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/eva/index.html
NOTE: When upgrading from an EVA4400 with embedded switch a separate switch must be utilized.
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HP EVA8400 Controller Array
EVA8400
Yes
SKUs Required
AJ758A or
AJ847A
Download3
See URL1
See URL1
See URL2
See URL2
See URL2
See URL2
See URL2
HP EVA4400/6400/8400 XCS v9.5xx
Yes
Command View EVA
Yes
Command View Licenses
Yes
Business Copy EVA
Yes
Business Copy Upgrade license
Yes
Continuous Access EVA
Yes
Continuous Access EVA Upgrade license
Yes
HP Services assessment and upgrade installation
Yes
NOTES:
1 Proper Command View licensing requires a License To Use (LTUs) equal to, or greater than the total raw capacity of each array
and may be purchased in additive increments of 1TB or Unlimited LTUs). Correct model and capacity licensing is required.
2 Correct model and capacity licensing is required.
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/software.html
http://www.hp.com/hps/storage/
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/eva/
3 XCS comes factory installed on the EVA. Archival or upgrade copies of the firmware may be downloaded at this site.
Step 2 - Choose a Rack - Base and Factory Integration Information
Factory Integration
Start your order by choosing a rack to house your EVA6400/8400 based on the HP
10000 G2 Series Rack.
NOTE: The 10000 G2 Series Rack is the only series supported for factory
configuration.
Primary
Configuration Rules
Use of the EVA Factory Integration part number is required for component integration.
The EVA6400/8400may be configured into a 42U HP 10000 G2 Series Rack with the
appropriate PDU for the highest density in a Factory Integrated solution. If other
products such as servers or back-up products are included in the cab a different PDU
will be specified (if required) or can be chosen from a list of appropriate offerings
shown in the configuration tool.
The minimum EVA6400/8400 factory configured rack space required
Minimum
Controller
M6412 U
EVA
PDUs
number of
Total U Space
Assembly
space
M6412
EVA6400
4U
1U
2
4U
9U
EVA8400
4U
1U
3
6U
11U
NOTE: the 1U of space required by the PDU may be reclaimed by using the EVA Pivot
Hinge.
HP 10000 G2 Series Rack must be purchased. Additional EVA6400/8400, arrays and
drive enclosures may be ordered for multiple subsystem integration at the factory.
Additional racks are required to house configurations beyond the U-space of the initial
cabinet. Ballast and stabilizers will be offered through the configurator tools for use
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when required.
The EVA6400 and EVA8400 array controllers are also available for field installation.
HP Global Services or a trained EVA service provider can perform the on-site
installation.
When calculating available U-space, assume that no space will be placed between the
mounted components. For redundancy, order PDUs in quantities of two. Refer to the
Configuration and User Guide in the Information Library at the Rack Solutions
webpage.
HP 10000 Series
G2 Racks
Please refer to the HP Infrastructure products page for more information on HP racks
and rack options:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/rackandpower.html
*The HP Rack 10622 G2 Shock (22U) is not supported in a Storage Centric racking
configuration.
Field Installation
Please refer to the Expansion options (Step 8) - listed in the Configuration Information
and Configuration Rules - for details on components available for field installation.
These components are useful for adding EVA4400/6400/8400 components to existing
storage configurations or into on-site customer-supplied racks.
Non-HP rack and power For detailed information on determining compatibility of a non-HP rack, please review
requirements
the information included in the EVA User Guide which can be found at
http://www.hp.com/go/eva.
NOTE: Also refer to Step 8 for ordering instructions and components that
accommodate on-site installation of EVA4100/6100/8100 subsystems into customersupplied racks.
Step 3- Firmware and Management Software
Controller Firmware
HP EVA6400/8400 is factory installed with XCS v10.0xx. Separate Media kits and
licenses are required to support HP Command View EVA, HP Continuous Access EVA
and HP Business Copy EVA.
HP EVA4400/6400/8400 XCS v10.0 controller media download is available from
HP.com. These downloads are available as archival media from the following link:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/eva/index.html
HP Command View EVA V9.4 or later is mandatory to support the EVA6400/8400
and XCS v10.0xx. An HP Command View License-to-Use (LTU) must be purchased for
each EVA controller pair. Each HP EVA must be licensed with the appropriate HP
Command View LTU(s) to be in compliance with the End User License Agreement
(EULA) and the Command View license monitoring function.
NOTE: HP Command View EVA V9.2 or later is required to support the
EVA6400/8400 10GbE iSCSI offerings and the MPX200.
The Command View licensed capacity per EVA must be equal to, or greater than the
total raw capacity of each EVA. HP Command View EVA may be purchased in
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increments of a 1TB LTU (one or multiple 1TB LTUs based upon the EVA's raw
capacity), or an HP Command View Unlimited Capacity LTU may be purchased which
will support up to the maximum raw storage capacity of the EVA.
OPTIONAL SOFTWARE:
SOFTWARE EVA6400/8400 optional software can be found at the
following URL: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/software.html
Step 4 - Hard Disk Drives
Drives are orderable at the time the array is purchased, or can be added in the future when additional capacity is required. Use
these SKUs whenever ordering hard disk drives for the EVA4400/6400/8400, either for factory integration or when adding
additional capacity. Note that these SKU's apply ONLY to the EVA4400/6400/8400 and can't be used with other EVA models.
HP FC
and FATA Drives
NOTE: A minimum of eight (8) high performance FC or FATA or 6 solid state drives
are required per EVA6400/8400.
HP StorageWorks EVA M6412 72GB 4Gb Fibre Channel Dual-port Solid State Drive
HP StorageWorks EVA M6412A 200GB 4Gb Fibre Channel 2-port Solid State Drive
HP StorageWorks EVA M6412A 400GB 4Gb Fibre Channel 2-port Solid State Drive
HP StorageWorks EVA M6412A 450GB 10K Fibre Channel Hard Disk Drive
HP StorageWorks EVA M6412A 600GB 10K Fibre Channel Hard Disk Drive
HP StorageWorks EVA M6412A 300GB 15K Fibre Channel Hard Disk Drive
HP StorageWorks EVA M6412A 450GB 15K Fibre Channel Hard Disk Drive
HP StorageWorks EVA M6412A 600GB 15K Fibre Channel Hard Disk Drive
HP StorageWorks EVA M6412A 1TB FATA Hard Disk Drive
HP EVA M6412A 2TB FATA Fibre Channel Dual Port Hard Disk Drive*
NOTE: 0D1 will appear after this part number to indicate factory integration where
appropriate.
Controller Firmware XCS 10.0xx or later is required to support the 2TB FAA
drive
Bulk Pack Shipping Option
Customers ordering disk drives that are not factory configured have the option of
getting the drives shipped in a bulk pack package in quantities of 10 drives per
package.
NOTE: All drives ordered with a disk drive bulk pack option must be the same type
per bulk pack. One bulk pack must be ordered for each 10 drives. The drive part
numbers must be entered directly after the bulk pack part number. 0D1 will appear
after the disk drive part number to indicate that the drives are linked to the bulk pack.
The bulk pack shipping option is for the Americas and APJ regions only.
NOTE: Quantities of disk drives ordered that are not multiples of 10 will be shipped
in individual drive shipping packages.
NOTE: Bulk pack is not available for Solid State Drives
AR055A
AW571A
AW572A
AP731B
AP732B
AG690B
AG803B
AJ872B
AG691B
BV898A
519137-B21
(Americas & APJ
only)
Step 5 - Cables and SFPs
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Connector
HP EVA Loopback Connector
Contains one Loopback connector. The loopback connector is used when an EVA host
port is not cabled to a switch or HBA (for direct connect).
NOTE: All EVA host ports must be filled with either a cable or loopback connector.
FC cable - Copper
SFP
The following cables are used with the M6412 drive enclosure but are not necessary
for new installations. These cables are for use inside the cab between the controllers
and drive enclosures if replacement cables are required
Cable FC Copper SFP .6m
Cable FC Copper SFP 2m
SFPs
8Gb Transceivers
AJ706A
321624-B21
324394-B21
The EVA6400 and EVA8400 controllers come with 4Gb SFPs in each FC port.
The following tables show the distances available with various cables and transceivers.
Distance - Maximum OM2 Cable
OM3 Cable
PremierFlex Cable
8Gb performance
50 meters
150 meters
150 meters
4Gb performance
150 meters
380 meters
380 meters
2Gb performance
300 meters
500 meters
500 meters
4Gb Transceivers
Distance - Maximum OM2 Cable
OM3 Cable
PremierFlex Cable
8Gb performance
50 meters
150 meters
150 meters
4Gb performance
150 meters
380 meters
380 meters
2Gb performance
300 meters
500 meters
500 meters
NOTE: Before selecting the FC cables to connect between the controllers and the
switches, check to see what kind of connectors are on the switches that will be
connected to the controllers. The SFP connector can support 8Gb I/Os, 4Gb I/Os,
2Gb I/Os and/or 1Gb I/Os.
NOTE: One of these cables (either LC to SC or LC to LC) or an EVA Loopback
connector is required per FC port of each HSV controller.
PremierFlex OM3+
FC cables (optional)
(LC to LC)
0.5m PremierFlex LC/LC Multi-Mode Optical Cable
1m PremierFlex LC/LC Multi-Mode Optical Cable
2m PremierFlex LC/LC Multi-Mode Optical Cable
5m PremierFlex LC/LC Multi-Mode Optical Cable
15m PremierFlex LC/LC Multi-Mode Optical Cable
30m PremierFlex LC/LC Multi-Mode Optical Cable
50m PremierFlex LC/LC Multi-Mode Optical Cable
BK837A
BK838A
BK839A
BK840A
BK841A
BK842A
BK843A
OM3 FC cable - 8Gb/s
to 8Gb/s (optional)
(LCto LC)
15-meter Multi-mode OM3 LC/LC FC Cable
AJ837A
30-meter Multi-mode OM3 LC/LC FC Cable
AJ838A
OM2 FC cable - 2Gb/s
to 2Gb/s (optional)
(LCto LC)
2-meter LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Cable
5-meter LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Cable
15-meter LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Cable
30-meter LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Cable
50-meter LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre
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221692-B22
221692-B23
221692-B26
221692-B27
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FC cable - 1Gb to 2Gb/s FC Short Wave 2-Meter Cable, LC/SC (1Gb to 2Gb)
(optional)
FC Short Wave 5-Meter Cable, LC/SC (1Gb to 2Gb)
(LC to SC)
FC Short Wave 15-Meter Cable, LC/SC (1Gb to 2Gb)
FC Short Wave 30-Meter Cable, LC/SC (1Gb to 2Gb)
FC Short Wave 50-Meter Cable, LC/SC (1Gb to 2Gb)
221691-B21
221691-B22
221691-B23
221691-B26
221691-B27
Optional Software
EVA Storage
Management /
User Interface
NOTE: Command View v9.2 runs on either a management server or application host running Microsoft
Windows, VMware Guest Operating Systems (Windows 2003 and Windows 2008) or the HP OpenView
Storage Management Appliance. One management server or application host is required per SAN fabric
containing an Enterprise Virtual Array.
An HP Command View License-to-Use (LTU) must be purchased for each EVA controller pair. Each HP
EVA must be licensed with the appropriate HP Command View LTU(s) to be in compliance with the End
User License Agreement (EULA). The licensed capacity per EVA must be equal to, or greater than the total
raw capacity of each EVA. HP Command View EVA may be purchased in increments of a 1TB LTU (one
or multiple 1TB LTUs based upon the raw capacity), or an HP Command View Unlimited Capacity LTU
may be purchased which will support up to the maximum raw storage capacity of the EVA.
See the HP Command View EVA QuickSpecs for detailed licensing, support and configuration
information: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storage/software/cmdvieweva/index.html
High Availability Software Industry popular multiple path software is supported on the EVA6400/8400. This software is used to
manage multiple paths between hosts and storage systems. It enables high availability through path
management and I/O load balancing. Multiple Path support is available for the following Operating
Systems:
HP-UX
Windows - Linux - OpenVMS
AIX - MPIO
Solaris - MPxIO
NetWare VMware Apple Mac OS X Xen
Refer to: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storage/software/multipathoptions/index.html
For operating system version information refer to: SPOCK
EVA6000/8400 10GbE iSCSI support high availability Multi-path options for:
Linux
Microsoft Windows
Sun Solaris
VMware
Remote Replication
Software
HP Continuous Access EVA is a controller-based application that performs real-time replication between
HP enterprise virtual arrays. The solution is enhanced to perform remote replication, and deliver high
data availability and performance to users on Fibre Channel based campus, metro or continental metro
or continental Storage Area Networks (SANs).
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For more information, see Continuous Access description earlier in this document. Please see the product
URL for ordering information and part numbers:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/software.html
Local Replication
Software
HP Business Copy EVA is a local replication software product for the EVA family providing Snapshot and
clone set-up and management. Business Copy EVA is sold by utilized capacity. For more information, see
the Business Copy description earlier in this document. See the product URL for ordering information and
part numbers: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/storage/software.html
Capacity Management
Software
HP EVA Dynamic Capacity Management Software is a comprehensive software solution that automates
storage provisioning and improves capacity utilization on the HP Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family. For
more information, see the DCM description earlier in this document. See the product URL for ordering
information and part numbers:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12815_div/12815_div.html
Storage Essentials
Performance Edition
Software
HP Storage Essentials Performance Edition Software provides path aware performance management for
your EVA Disk Array. Performance Edition includes 150 MAPs and one MAL for Oracle, DB2, Informix,
SQL Server, or Exchange. For more information, see the Storage Essentials product description earlier in
this document.
Storage Essentials Performance Edition Media and License to Use (LTU)
HP Storage Essentials SW Media
T4283DA
HP Storage Essentials Performance Edition 150 MAP LTU
T4661AA
Add on Storage Essentials Suite plug-in products for Storage Essentials Performance Edition
HP Storage Essentials SRM Enterprise Edition 50 MAP LTU
T4284AA
HP Report Optimizer
T9422AA
HP Storage Essentials Provisioning Manager 50 MAP LTU
T4285AA
HP Storage Essentials File System Viewer 1 TB LTU
T4292AA
HP Storage Essentials Database Viewer 1 MAL LTU
T4289AA
HP Storage Essentials Exchange Viewer 1 MAL LTU
T4288AA
HP Storage Essentials Backup Manager 1 TB LTU
T4295AA
VMware Site
Recovery Manager
VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is designed to automate the recovery process and the remote
replication of HP Continuous Access EVA with Enterprise Virtual Arrays. The solution provides central
management through VMware Virtual Center and enables more frequent testing. This solution also
leverages your existing recovery site hardware to reduce operational cost of training. It is a solution that is
fully integrated with HP servers, HP Storage and HP Services, providing mid-market customers with a total
business continuity solution. For more information: www.hp.com/go/storage/vmware
NOTES:
1. Refer to the HP Storage Essentials Performance Edition Software QuickSpec for product and licensing details:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storage/software/e-suite/index.html
Optional Hardware
File Services and EVA Connectivity Options
The EVA file services and EVA iSCSI offerings provide superior storage consolidation, management and total cost of ownership. The
EVA file services offerings support both block and file data concurrently with high availability and scalable performance. The HP
MPX200 Multifunction Router and EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option extends the FC SAN investment with integrated multi-protocol
support, allowing customers to incorporate iSCSI servers without requiring additional storage arrays or management costs
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For information on ordering file services components see:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12667_div/12667_div.html
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks
HP MPX200
Multifunction
Router
HP MPX200 Multifunction Router 1 GbE Base Chassis
Includes:
(1) chassis,
(1) 1 GbE blade,
rail kit,
accessory kit and
documentation
Includes redundant power supplies.
HP Storage Works MPX200 Multifunction Router 1 GbE Upgrade Blade.
Includes:
AP771A
AP772A
(1) 1 GbE blade
accessory kit
documentation
For multi-path (redundant blade for high availability) order both part numbers. The
second hardware blade installs into the chassis that is included with AP771A or AP773A.
NOTE: HP recommends use of the same blade option type (1 GbE or 10 - 1GbE) in a
common chassis to ensure balanced performance in a redundant configuration.
HP MPX200 Multifunction Router 10 - 1 GbE Base Chassis
Includes:
(1) chassis
(1) 10 - 1 GbE blade
rail kit
accessory kit
documentation.
Includes redundant power supplies.
HP Storage Works MPX200 Multifunction Router 10 - 1 GbE Upgrade Blade. Includes:
AP773A
AP774A
(1) 10 - 1 GbE blade
accessory kit
documentation
For multi-path (redundant blade for high availability) order both part numbers. The
second hardware blade installs into the chassis that is included with AP773A or AP771A.
NOTE: HP recommends use of the same blade option type (1 GbE or 10 - 1GbE) in a
common chassis to ensure balanced performance in a redundant configuration.
MPX Options and
Accessories
Optical FC SFP + Transceivers 8 Gbps Short Range
4 Gbps Short Range
Optical 10GbE SFP+ Ethernet 10GbE Short Range Ethernet 10GBase-SR
Transceivers
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EVA Loopback Connector
The loopback connector is used when an available EVA
host port is not used.
NOTE: All EVA host ports must be filled with either a
cable or loopback connector.
AJ706A
MPX200 Multifunction
Router 10 - 1 GbE
Upgrade Blade
Includes (1) 10 - 1 GbE blade to mount in existing chassis, accessory kit, and
documentation.
NOTE: For multi-path (redundant blade) support order both part numbers. AP774A
installs into the chassis that is included with AP773A or AP771A. HP recommends use of
the same blade option type (1 GbE or 10 - 1GbE) in a common chassis to ensure
balanced performance in a redundant configuration
NOTE: Requires optical FC and 10GbE SFP+ transceivers and cables listed below.
AP774A
HP Storage Works
MPX200 Half Chassis
FCIP License
Includes (1) license to enable FCIP functionality in one out of two bays (slots) in a
MPX200 Chassis. License comes in the form of an entitlement certificate and 1 license
key request form.
TA766A
MPX200
Multifunction Router
Full Chassis FCIP
License
Includes (1) license to enable FCIP functionality for both bays (slots) in a MPX200
Chassis. License comes in the form of an entitlement certificate and 1 license key request
form.
NOTE: For multi-path (redundant blade for high availability) order this full chassis
license.
TA767A
MPX200
Multifunction Router
1 TB Data Migration
License
Includes (1) license to migrate 1 TB of data using a MPX200 chassis. License comes in
the form of an entitlement certificate and 1 license key request form
TA762A
MPX200 Multifunction
Router
5 TB Data Migration
License
Includes (1) license to migrate 5 TB of data using a MPX200 chassis. License comes in
the form of an entitlement certificate and 1 license key request form
TA763A
MPX200
Multifunction Router
1 Array Data Migration
License
Includes (1) license to migrate data from or to a single storage array using a MPX200
chassis. License comes in the form of an entitlement certificate and 1 license key request
form
NOTE: The MPX200 data migration has a unique fan-in/fan-out licensing model. Using
this particular license, data can be migrated from multiple arrays to a single array or
from a single array to multiple arrays.
TA764A
MPX200 Multifunction
Router
3 Array Data Migration
License
Includes (1) license to migrate data from or to three storage array using a MPX200
chassis. License comes in the form of an entitlement certificate and 1 license key request
form. Using this license, you can perform three unique migration jobs.
NOTE: The MPX200 data migration has a unique fan-in/fan-out licensing model. Using
this particular license, data can be migrated from multiple arrays to a single array or
from a single array to multiple arrays, three times. i.e. This license can enable three
different migration jobs using the same MPX200 Chassis at different times.
TA765A
Optical cables
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Distance using short-wave 10GbE at 10GbE or 8 Gbps FC optical transceivers at 2
Gbps, 4 Gbps, and 8 Gbps connection speed:
10GbE:
OM3 fiber:
300m
OM2 fiber:
50m
8 Gbps FC:
OM3 fiber:
150 m
OM2 fiber:
50 m
4 Gbps FC:
OM3 fiber:
380 m
OM2 fiber:
150 m
2 Gbps FC:
OM3 fiber:
500 m
OM2 fiber:
300 m
The EVA Connectivity and Back-up offerings
HP 12000 Virtual
Expanding the power of the HP Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA), the HP 12000 Virtual
Library System EVA
Library System EVA Gateway accelerates backup performance in complex SAN
Gateway
environments while improving overall reliability. For more information on the VLS EVA
Gateway, please visit see:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/disk_storage/disk_to_disk/
vls/12000vls/index.html
HP IP Distance Gateway
SAN over WAN
connectivity, enables
EVA Continuous Access
replication over WAN
(Asynchronous and
Synchronous)
HP IP Distance Gateway
Order this part for all new installations. Includes One unit, shelf, brackets and
documentation.
HP IP Distance Gateway
Includes One unit to mount in existing shelf and documentation
For multi-path (dual unit high availability) order both part numbers. This second
hardware unit installs into the shelf that ship with AG680A.
NOTE: For more information on the IP Distance Gateway:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/disk_storage/index.html
AH814B
AG680A
AG681A
Storage Switches, Routers/Gateways/Multiplexers, Host Bus Adapters, Converged Network Adapters
Please refer to the HP Storage Networking page for more information on networking products:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/networking/index.html
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Technical Specifications
EVA6400 and EVA8400
Operating Temperature 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C) - Reduce rating by 1° F for each 1000 ft altitude (1.8° C/1,000 m)
-40° to 150° F (-40° to 66° C)
Shipping Temperature
10% to 90% non-condensing
Humidity
5% to 90% non-condensing
Shipping Humidity
Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m)
Altitude
Not to exceed 500,000 particles per cubic foot of air at a size of 0.5 micron or larger
Air Quality
Power Data (North America/Europe/Japan) maximum configuration
North America-3 wire NEMA No. L6-30P, 30 Amp (208 to 240V, 50-60Hz 30A)
AC plug type
(quantity 2)
Europe - 3 wire, 2 pole IEC 309, 30 amp, (220 to 240V 50Hz 32A)
Number of phases
Rated current
Nominal Line Voltage
Range Line Voltage
Line Frequency
Single
17A @ 200V-240V AC, 60Hz total, 4.25 A per power cord
North America - 208 or 230V
Europe - 230V
Japan - 206V
187 to 256V
North America 60Hz, Europe 50Hz, Japan 50 or 60 Hz
Enterprise Virtual Array 6400
NOTE: This data represents fully populated drive shelves with 15K rpm
disk drives. Other drive types may vary slightly.
EVA 6400
2C2D
2C8D
2C14D
2C12D
Typical
Total System Watts
746
2284
3821
3309
Total System BTU/hour
2544
7789
13032
11284
Input Current (A) per plug 208V
1.9
5.8
9.7
8.4
Input Current (A) per plug 230V
1.7
5.2
8.7
7.6
Input Current (A) per plug 115V
1.7
5.1
8.5
7.4
Input Current (A) per plug 100V
2.0
5.9
9.9
8.6
Inrush Current per plug 208V
116
153
190
178
Failover
Total System Watts
677
2077
3596
3022
Input Current (A) at 208V
3.3
10.5
17.7
15.3
Input Current (A) at 230V
3.0
9.5
15.9
13.8
Input Current (A) at 115V
3.0
9.3
15.6
13.5
Input Current (A) at 100V
3.5
10.8
18.2
15.7
This data represents fully populated drive shelves with 15K rpm disk drives. Other drive types may vary slightly.
For more detailed information on a specific configuration and drives please utilize the EVA Power Calculator at:
http://www.hp.com/servers/powercalculator
NOTE: Typical is described as a system in normal steady state operation. (I.E., both PDUs operating normally, the array
reading/writing to disk drives in a production environment)
2C18D
4847
16527
12.3
11.1
10.8
12.6
216
4441
22.5
20.3
19.8
23.1
Enterprise Virtual Array 8400
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NOTE: This data represents fully populated drive shelves with 15K
rpm disk drives. Other drive types may vary slightly.
Typical
Total System Watts
Total System BTU/hour
Input Current (A) per plug 208V
Input Current (A) per plug 230V
Input Current (A) per plug 115V
Input Current (A) per plug 100V
Inrush Current per plug 208V
Failover
Total System Watts
Input Current (A) at 208V
2C3D
2C9D 2C18D 2C21D*
2C21D 2C27D*
2C27D 3D**
3D
9D**
9D
1010
3444
2.6
2.3
2.2
2.6
122.0
906.5
4.6
2546 4855 5623 7160.7 768
2306
8682 16554 19175 24418 2621 7864
12.3
N/A
N/A
1.9
5.8
6.4
11.1
N/A
N/A
1.8
5.3
5.8
10.8
N/A
N/A
1.7
4.4
5.7
12.6
N/A
N/A
2.0
5.1
6.6
215
NA
N/A
110.0
153
160.0
2127
2323 4453 5162 6580.5 709
22.5
N/A
N/A
3.6
10.8
11.8
Input Current (A) at 230V
4.2
N/A
N/A
3.2
9.7
10.6
20.4
Input Current (A) at 115V
4.0
N/A
N/A
3.2
7.8
10.4
19.8
Input Current (A) at 100V
4.7
N/A
N/A
3.7
9.1
12.1
23.1
* Any system over 2C18D requires 2 cabinets; total power is given for both cabinets.
** For line cord current and inrush data for the 2C21D or 2C27D systems use the 2C18D information for the 1st cabinet and the 3D
or 9D information for the second cabinet.
Enterprise Virtual Array EVA6400/8400 Product Dimensions, Weight and Clearance
Physical Dimensions
EVA6400/8400
Controller Array
M6412-A Drive Enclosure
FC or FATA drives for
M6412-A
SSD for M6412-A
HP Rack 10642 G2
Shock (42U)
120/54.55
Req. Front
Clearance
in/cm
N/A
Req. Rear
Clearance
in/cm
N/A
23.75/60.33
N/A
57/25.86
1.9/.86
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
39.691/101.5
1.1/.5
253/114.84
N/A
30/76.2
N/A
30/76.2
Height
in/cm
Width
in/cm
Depth
in/cm
Max Weight
lb/kg
7.0/17.78
17.6/44.70
27.5/69.85
3.5/8.89
N/A
17.6/44.70
N/A
N/A
78.7/200
N/A
24/59.7
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