QuickSpecs
HP Smart Array P712m Controller
Overview
The HP Smart Array P712m mezzanine card is the preferred high value solution for 6Gb/s Shared SAS Storage for the HP ProLiant
BladeSystem servers. It is one of the highest performing controllers in the SAS portfolio and provides new levels of reliability for the
HP BladeSystem through its support of the latest SCSI technology and advanced RAID capabilities. Supports up to 4 P2000 Smart
Arrays.
What's New
256 Cache
Support for 6 Gb/s SAS
Support for 6G SAS Switch
2 internal SAS 1x ports and 2 external SAS 2x ports
Support for externally attached Shared storage
Support for Internal SATA/SSD drives on BL280c, BL490c, and BL495c
Models
HP Smart Array P712m/ZM 2-ports Int PCIe x8 SAS Controller
HP Smart Array P712m/256 6Gb 2-ports Int/2-ports Ext Mezzanine SAS Controller
NOTE: In order to support SAS Hard Drives the server blade must have a P712m Controller installed in server
mezzanine slot 1 or mezzanine slot 2.
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Standard Features
The Smart Array
Advantage
HP's innovative design and integration work within the Smart Array family of products creates customer
value that is unmatched in the industry. Use of Smart Array products across multiple applications results
in a much lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than any other server storage RAID product. The HP
Smart Array family brings an unparalleled return on investment.
Data Compatibility.
Compatibility Data Compatibility with all Serial Smart Array controllers allows simple and easy
upgrades any time needs for higher performance, capacity, and availability increase.
Consistent Configuration and Management Tools.
Tools All Smart Array products utilize a standard set of
management and utility software. These tools minimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by reducing
training requirements and technical expertise necessary to install and maintain HP server storage.
Pre-Failure Warranty.
Warranty Pre-Failure Warranty means Systems Insight Manager not only reports when a
drive is going to fail but allows replacement of failing drives prior to actual failure. For complete details,
consult the HP Support Center or refer to your HP Server documentation.
Key Features
Storage interface (SAS/SATA)
6 Gb/s SAS technology delivers up to 600 MB/s per physical link.
3 Gb/s SATA technology delivers up to 300 MB/s for directly attached SATA drives.
Mix-and-match SAS and SATA drives. Deploy drive technology as needed to fit the
computing environment.
Support for SAS tape drives, SAS tape autoloaders and SAS tape libraries.
RAID controller features
256 MB cache
RAID 0, 1
RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50 on P2000 G3 SA (for shared storage)
NOTE: RAID for Shared Storage is controlled by the controller of the array.
Recovery ROM protects against ROM corruption.
Smart Array PCIe mezzanine card that connects to a HP 6Gb/s SAS BL Switch through the c-Class
enclosure high-speed mid-plane supporting shared SAS storage.
Four (4) 6Gb/s SAS physical links distributed across 2 external 2x ports to supports up to 2 6Gb/s
SAS Switches
Two (2) 6Gb/s SAS physical links distributed across 2 internal 1x ports to support up to 2 6Gb/s
SAS HDDs
Software consistency among all Smart Array family products: Array Configuration Utility, Systems
Insight Manager, Array Diagnostic Utility (ADU) and SmartStart
Online Management
Features
Online array expansion (with cache)
Online logical drive extension (with cache)
Online RAID level migration (with cache)
Online strip size migration (with cache)
User selectable rebuild priority
User selectable RAID level and stripe size
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Standard Features
HP P2000 G3 Modular
Smart Array Systems
Online Management Features:
HP Storage Management Utility (SMU).
Management access, out-of-band:
WEB GUI, CLI.
Interface Types:
USB, 10/100 Ethernet.
Protocols Supported:
SNMP, SMI-S, SSL, SSH, SMTP, FTP, HTTP, Telnet
P2000 G3 Smart Array Systems - RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50:
In addition to the usual RAID levels, the P2000 G3 features several important additional levels. RAID 6 is
the highest level of RAID protection. It allocates two sets of parity data across drives and allows
simultaneous write operations. It can withstand two simultaneous drive failures without downtime or data
loss. RAID 10 is mirroring and striping without parity. It is the most popular of the multiple RAID levels,
allowing large arrays with high performance in most cases and superior fault tolerance. RAID 50
combines the block striping and parity of RAID 5 with the straight block striping of RAID 0, yielding
higher performance than RAID 5 through the addition of RAID 0, particularly during writes.
Performance
6Gb/s SAS (600MB/s bandwidth per physical link)
256 MB Cache available (256 MB cache enables use of the external ports)
Capacity
Dependent upon attached arrays. See drive enclosure QuickSpecs for details.
Availability
Provides increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality:
Online RAID Level Migration (0,1)
Pre-Failure Warranty
NOTE: This is not applicable for P2000.
Fault Prevention
The following features offer detection of possible failures before they occur, allowing preventive action to
be taken:
S.M.A.R.T.: Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology first developed at HP detects
possible hard disk failure before it occurs, allowing replacement of the component before failure
occurs.
Drive Parameter Tracking monitors drive operational parameters, predicting failure and notifying
the administrator.
Dynamic Sector Repairing continually performs background surface scans on the hard disk drives
during inactive periods and automatically remaps bad sectors, ensuring data integrity.
Smart Array Cache Tracking monitors integrity of controller cache, allowing pre-failure
preventative maintenance.
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Standard Features
Fault Tolerance RAID
Descriptions
Keeps data available and server running while a failed drive is being replaced; two fault tolerance
configurations are supported for the internal connections including:
RAID 0 (striping) provides no extra data protection. Data is striped across all drives in the array to
increase performance. RAID 0 requires a minimum of one drive.
RAID 1 (mirroring) protects against failure of one drive. Data is duplicated on a pair of drives.
RAID 1 requires a minimum of two drives.
NOTE: Please see the HP P2000 G3 Modular Smart Array Systems QuickSpecs for Technical
Specifications and additional information regarding RAID levels:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13551_na/13551_na.html
Fault Recovery
Minimizes downtime, reconstructs data, and facilitates a quick recovery from drive failure:
Recovery ROM: This feature provides unique redundancy that protects from a ROM image
corruption. A new version of firmware can be flashed to the ROM while the controller maintains
the last known working version of firmware. If the firmware becomes corrupt, the controller will
revert back to the previous version of firmware and continue operating. This reduces the risk of
flashing firmware to the controller.
DRAM ECC corrects against single bit data and address corruption.
Ease of Use
Consistency and Upgradeability make the Smart Array family unique in the industry:
GUI based configuration, management and diagnostic software tools
Common data format between generations of products
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Compatibility
Supported Servers
HP ProLiant BL280c G6
HP ProLiant BL460c G7
HP ProLiant BL465c G7
HP ProLiant BL490c G7
HP ProLiant BL490c G7
HP ProLiant BL495c G5
HP ProLiant BL495c G6
NOTE: For more information on internal vs external connections, please refer to proper blade
QuickSpecs
Operating Systems and
Virtualization Software
Support for ProLiant
Servers
Microsoft Windows 2003
Microsoft Windows 2008 R2
SLES 10 SP3
SLES 11 SP1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
VMware ESX 4.0
VMware ESX 4.1
NOTE: For more information on HP's Certified and Supported ProLiant Servers for OS and Virtualization
Software and latest listing of software drivers available for your server, please visit our Support Matrix at:
http://www.hp.com/go/supportos.
Software Suite
All Smart Array products share a common set of configuration, management and diagnostic tools,
including Array Configuration Utility, Array Diagnostic Utility (ADU), and Systems Insight Manager. This
software consistency of tools reduces the cost of training for each successive generation of product and
takes much of the guesswork out of troubleshooting field problems. These tools lower the total cost of
ownership by reducing training and technical expertise necessary to install and maintain HP server
storage.
Systems Insight Manager
Powerful server and server options/storage manager tool
Monitors over 1200 system wide parameters
Configuration/Diagnostic Utilities
HP Array Configuration
Utility (ACU)
Powerful Web based configuration utility for all Smart Array controllers
Provides a graphical view of HP server drive array configurations
Allows for management of multiple arrays over a secure internet
connection from anywhere in the world
Easy to use Wizards for configuration
Runs offline (via Smart Start) and online on Windows
HP Option ROM
Configuration for Arrays
(ORCA)
An alternative method for easily viewing, creating, and deleting
multiple arrays and logical volumes during system power up.
For advanced array configurations use ACU
HP Storage Management
Utility
Initial System Configuration Wizard is the easiest and simplest method
for configuring the storage system initially.
Command Line Interface (CLI) for command level method of
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Compatibility
configuring and managing the storage
Main User Interface for multi server environments that need
customization for creation of storage Luns and targets.
P2000 G3 Arrays can be configured using Storage Management
Utility (SMU) or Command Line Interface (CLI) both of which are
embedded in the P2000 G3 Array controller firmware.
HP Array Diagnostic Utility
(ADU)
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Service and Support, HP Care Pack, and Warranty Information
Warranty
The warranty for this device is 3 years parts only.
Pre-Failure Warranty:
Warranty Drives attached to the Smart Array Controller and monitored under Insight
Manager are supported by a Pre-Failure (replacement) Warranty. For complete details, consult the HP
Support Center or refer to your HP Server Documentation.
Software Product Services Standalone telephone support
Rights to new license version
Media and documentation updates
Hardware Product
Services
Installation services
On-site maintenance (includes warranty support)
Response time upgrades during the warranty period
Post-warranty coverage
RAID setup and performance consulting via statement of work
Warranty Upgrade
Options
Response - Upgrade on-site response from next business day to same day 4 hours
Coverage - Extend hours of coverage from 9 hours x 5 days to 24 hours x 7 days
Duration - Select duration of coverage for a period of 1, 3, or 5 years
Warranty upgrade options can come in the form of Care Packs, which are sold at the HP System level
this product attaches too.
HP Care Pack Information HP Care Pack is defined as an upgrade to the product warranty attribute, available for a specific
duration and hours of coverage. Care Packs for this option is sold at the system level this option attaches
too.
HP Care Pack is not available for less than the product's warranty duration.
HP Care Pack is available for sale anytime during the warranty period for most products, but the
commencement date will be the same as the Warranty Start Date (delivery date to end user customer).
Proof of purchase may be required.
HP Care Pack services are prepaid.
NOTE: For additional HP Care Pack (hardware & software) information, as well as orderable part
numbers, please refer to the URL: http://www.hp.com/hps/carepack/
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Options
HP Hard Drives
NOTE: Supports attached enclosures.
P2000 Large Form Factor (LFF) SAS drives for P2000 G3 FC and P2000 3.5-inch
Disk Enclosure
HP P2000 300GB 6G SAS 15K rpm LFF Dual Port Enterprise Hard Drive
HP P2000 450GB 6G SAS 15K rpm LFF Dual Port Enterprise Hard Drive
HP P2000 600GB 6G SAS 15K rpm LFF Dual Port Enterprise Hard Drive
P2000 Large Form Factor (LFF) SAS MDL DP drives for P2000 G3 FC and P2000
3.5-inch Disk Enclosure
HP StorageWorks P2000 1TB 6G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5-inch) Dual Port MDL Hard Drive
HP StorageWorks P2000 2TB 6G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5-inch) Dual Port MDL Hard Drive
MSA2 Large Form Factor (LFF) SATA drives for P2000 array head an P2000 disk
enclosure
HP StorageWorks MSA2 1TB 7.2K rpm 3.5 inch Dual-port SATA Hard Disk Drive
HP StorageWorks P2000 2TB 3G SATA 7.2K LFF MDL Hard Drive
SAS Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise (ENT) Drives
NOTE: Supports P2000 G3 Array (24 drive bay) and the D2700 JBOD (25 drive
bay).
HP 146GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
HP 300GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
HP 450GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
HP 600GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
HP 72GB 6G SAS 15K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
HP 146GB 6G SAS 15K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for Technical Specifications and additional
information:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12244_na/12244_na.html
SAS Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Midline (MDL) Drives
NOTE: Supports P2000 G3 Array (24 drive bay) and the D2700 JBOD (25 drive
bay).
HP 500GB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Dual Port Midline 1yr Warranty Hard
Drive
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for Technical Specifications and additional
information:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12244_na/12244_na.html
SATA Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Midline (MDL) Drives
NOTE: SFF SATA drives are single ported and therefore do not have a fail-over path
intrinsic to their design.
NOTE: Supports P2000 G3 Array (24 drive bay) and the D2700 JBOD (25 drive
bay).
HP 500GB 3G SATA 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive
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AP859A
AP860A
AP861A
AW555A
AJ740A
AW556A
507125-B21
507127-B21
581284-B21
581286-B21
512545-B21
512547-B21
507610-B21
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Options
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for Technical Specifications and additional
information:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13021_na/13021_na.html
HP P2000 G3 Modular
Smart Array Systems
HP Tape Backup
P2000 G3 SAS Controller
HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 SAS MSA Array System Controller
(four 6Gb SAS ports per controller)
P2000 Chassis
P2000 Controller-less Chassis (AC-powered)
HP StorageWorks P2000 Modular Smart Array 3.5-in Drive Bay Chassis (LFF)
NOTE: Will accept one or two controllers or Disk Enclosure I/O modules.
HP StorageWorks P2000 Modular Smart Array 2.5-in Drive Bay Chassis (SFF)
NOTE: Will accept one or two controllers, not I/O modules.
Configured Units, 6 Gb SAS Systems
HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System
HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller SFF Array System
Disk Enclosures
HP StorageWorks P2000 Dual I/O LFF Drive Enclosure, twelve 3.5" drive bays
(w/ two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables. Used with single or dual controller LFF or
SFF array head)
HP StorageWorks P2000 LFF Drive Enclosure I/O Module (no cable included.
Designed exclusively for use with the LFF chassis AP838A to create a single I/O JBOD)
HP StorageWorks D2700 SFF Disk Enclosure, twenty-five 2.5" drive bays
(w/ two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables. Used with single or dual controller LFF or
SFF array head)
Tape Autoloaders
HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 SAS Tape Autoloader
HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 LTO-5 Ultrium 1760 SAS Tape Autoloader
HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 LTO-3 Ultrium 920 SAS Autoloader
Tape Libraries
HP StorageWorks MSL2024 1 LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 SAS Drive Library
HP StorageWorks MSL2024 1 LTO-3 Ultrium 920 SAS Drive Library
HP StorageWorks MSL2024 1 LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS Drive Library
HP StorageWorks MSL4048 2 LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 SAS Drive Library
HP StorageWorks MSL2048 1 LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS Drive Library
HP StorageWorks MSL8096 2 LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 SAS Drive Library
HP StorageWorks MSL8096 2 LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS Drive Library
NOTE: HP recommends a maximum of 2 tape drives per 6Gb/s SAS BL Switch and
64K transfer sizes. Attaching a library with 4 tape drives requires purchasing a second
tape library SAS cable (AN975A or AN976A) and attaching 2 drives to the redundant
6Gb/s SAS BL Switch. Attaching more than 2 tape drives per switch and transfer sizes
greater than 64K could result in a failed backup or restore. A future release of
firmware on the tape library drives will allow more than 2 tape drives to be attached to
a switch.
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AP838A
AP839A
AW593A
AW594A
AP843A
AJ844A
AJ941A
AK377A
BL536A
AH558A
AK378A
AH559A
BL537A
AK380A
BL538A
AK382A
BL539A
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Technical Specifications
Dimensions
Disk Drive and Enclosure
Protocol Support
SAS Connectors
Memory Bus Speed
SAS Port Link Rate
Software Upgradeable
Firmware
Cache Memory
4 in x 4.5 in x 0.8 in (10.1 cm x 11.4 cm x 2 cm)
SAS protocol: 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s, or 1.5Gb/s
SATA protocol: 3Gb/s or 1.5Gb/s
two (2) 1x connectors for cabled drives, two (2) 2x connections for external connection to SAS switch
DDR2-800MHz and 40-bit wide bus (256MB module)
6Gb/s per physical link
Yes
Environment-friendly
Products and Approach
End-of-life Management
and Recycling
256 MB Read/Write
ECC protection and removable
Logical Drives Supported Up to 2 logical drives internal, 512 logical drives external
Maximum Capacity
Variable depending upon enclosure
Memory Addressing
64-bit, supporting servers memory space greater than 4 GB
RAID Support
Internal drives support RAID 0 (Striping) and RAID 1 (Mirroring)
RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50 on P2000sa
Upgradeable Firmware
Flashable ROM with redundant firmware images
Hewlett-Packard offers end-of-life HP product return, trade-in, and recycling
programs in many geographic areas. For trade-in information, please go to:
http://www.hp.com/go/green. To recycle your product, please go to:
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Products returned to HP will be recycled, recovered or disposed of in a
responsible manner.
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treatment information for each product type for use by treatment facilities.
This information (product disassembly instructions) is posted on the Hewlett
Packard web site at: http://www.hp.com/go/green. These instructions may be
used by recyclers and other WEEE treatment facilities as well as HP OEM
customers who integrate and re-sell HP equipment.
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The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks or
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For hard drives, 1GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.
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