HP Dynamic Smart Array Controllers

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HP Dynamic Smart Array Controllers
Overview
HP Dynamic Smart array provides more customer choice with higher levels of data protection for embedded controllers, these data
protection levels were earlier only available to standup controllers.
With Dynamic Smart Array controllers (B120i and B320i) customers will be able to better use the emerging storage media, i.e. Solid
State Disks.
The Dynamic Smart Array controllers share the same easy and consistent UI with standup Smart Array controllers, thus making storage
management and deployment easier for IT workers.
Models
HP Dynamic Smart Array
RAID Controllers
HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller
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Standard Features
HP Dynamic Smart Array
B120i & B320i
HP's innovative design and integration work of 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 through:
Data Compatibility among all models of Smart Array controllers allows simple and easy upgrades any
time needs for higher performance, capacity, and availability increase. Even successive generations of
Smart Array controllers understand the data format of other Smart Array Controllers.
Built on embedded controller. HP Dynamic Smart array provides more customer choice with higher levels
of data protection for embedded controllers, these data protection levels were earlier only available to
standup controllers, leveraging existing server resources for enhanced data protection levels.
Performance and data protection innovation, With Dynamic Smart Array controllers customers will be
able to better use the emerging storage media, i.e. Solid State Disks
SmartDrive Carrier form factor is for use across multiple HP servers. With compatibility across many
enterprise platforms, you are free to deploy and re-deploy these drives to quickly deliver increased
storage capacity, migrate data between systems, and easily manage spare drives.
Standard configuration and management across all controllers. The Dynamic Smart Array controllers
share the same easy and consistent UI with standup Smart Array controllers, thus making storage
management and deployment easier for IT workers.
Pre-Failure Warranty means HP 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
Ports
Optional 512MB Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC)
System memory used as read cache
Smart Array RAID engine running in OS driver
Support for migration of drives to P-Series controllers
RAID 0, 1, 1+0, Optional RAID 5
Windows, Linux and VMware support
Online drive flash support
Array Configuration Utility (ACU), Systems Insight Manager, and Array Diagnostic Utility (ADU).
B120i
B320i
Performance
Up to 6 SATA drives
Up to 8 SATA drives;
NOTE: SAS supported with optional SAS License key.
HP's High Performance Architecture sets new boundaries of industry performance expectations!
B120i
Up to 6Gb/s SATA drive support (600MB/s bandwidth per physical link)
x2 6Gb/s SATA physical links (compatible with 3Gb/s SATA )
512 MB 40-bit wide DDR3-800MHz flash backed write cache
write back caching with FBWC
B320i
Up to 6Gb/s SATA or SAS drive support (600MB/s bandwidth per physical
link)
x8 6Gb/s SATA or SAS physical links (compatible with 3Gb/s SATA )
512 MB 40-bit wide DDR3-800MHz flash backed write cache
write back caching with FBWC
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Capacity
Given the increasing need for high performance and rapid capacity expansion, the HP Dynamic Smart Array
Controllers offer:
Up to 24TB of total internal storage with 8 x 3TB LFF SATA hard drives
Up to 7.2TB of total internal storage 900GB SFF SAS hard drives
Availability
Provides increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality:
Online RAID level migration (between any RAID level/with FBWC )
Online drive firmware upgrade
Pre-Failure Warranty
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 and Reporting Technology first developed at HP detects possible hard
disk failure before it occurs, allowing replacement of the hard drive before a real 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.
Fault Tolerance
Keeps data available and server running while a failed drive is being replaced; several fault tolerance
configurations are supported including:
RAID 5 (Distributed Data Guarding): This allocates one set of parity data across drives and allows
simultaneous write operations. This level of fault tolerance can withstand a single drive failure
without downtime or data loss.
RAID5 is available on the B120i/B320iwith a minimum of 512MB cache
RAID 1, 1+0 (Drive Mirroring): This allocates half of the drive array to data and the other half to
mirrored data, providing two copies of every file. It is a high-performance RAID.
Fault Recovery
Minimizes downtime, reconstructs data, and facilitates a quick recovery from drive failure
DRAM ECC detects and corrects data bit errors.
Flash Backed Write Cache upgrade provides indefinite data retention.
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
Data migration from B-series to P-series controllers
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Warranty
The warranty for this device is based on the server warranty as it is embedded and part of the server.
Pre-Failure 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.
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
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Compatibility
Server Compatibility
For up to date compatibility, please see the following URL for complete Smart Array 1Controller
compatibility and support information:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/index.html
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 (x64 & x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (x64 & x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x64 & x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64 & x86)
VMWare version 4.1 u2 and 5.0 u1
NOTE: Please refer to the server QuickSpecs for full support.
NOTE: For more Linux OS support & certification information, please visit our the ProLiant & BladeSystem
Server Linux matrix: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/linux/hplinuxcert.html
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 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 for all supported Operating Systems and runs online for Windows and Linux. For online
configuration of NetWare, use CPQONLIN
HP Array Diagnostic Utility (ADU)
In depth diagnostic and reporting utility for all Smart Array controllers
Runs offline for all supported Operating Systems, and runs online for Windows and Linux
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Service and Support
Service and Support
HP Technology Services
HP Technology Services offers you technical consultants and support expertise to solve your most
complex infrastructure problems. We help keep your business running, boost availability, and avoid
downtime.
Protect your business beyond warranty with HP Care Pack Services
When you buy HP Options, it's also a good time to think about what level of service you may need. HP Care
Pack services provide total care and support expertise with committed response choices designed to meet
your IT and business need.
HP Foundation Care services deliver scalable support-packages for HP industry-standard servers and
software. You can choose the type and level of service that is most suitable for your business needs. New
to this portfolio is HP Collaborative Support. If you are running business critical environments, HP offers
Proactive Care or Critical Advantage. These services help you deliver high levels of application availability
through proactive service management and advanced technical response.
Here is the support service recommendation from the Foundation Care and Proactive Care portfolio. For
customized support service solution, HP can work with you to tailor a service solution for your unique
support requirements using broader services portfolio of Foundation Care and Proactive Care.
Recommended HP Care Pack Services for optimal satisfaction with your HP product
Recommended Services
3-Year HP 24x7 4 hour Response, Proactive Care
Helps optimize your systems and delivers high levels of application availability through proactive service
management and advanced technical response. A skilled Technical Manager will own your query or issue
end to end until resolved, delivering a single point of contact for you
OR
3-Year HP 24x7 4 hour Response, HP Collaborative Support
Provides problem resolution support across the stack of HW, firmware, and HP and 3rd party SW. In case
the issue is with 3rd party SW, HP does known issue resolution. If HP cannot solve the issue, it will contact
the third-party vendor and create a problem incident on your behalf
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HP Installation of ProLiant Add On Options Service
This easy-to-buy, easy-to-use HP Care Pack service helps ensure that your new HP hardware or software
is installed smoothly, efficiently, and with minimal disruption of your IT and business operations
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Service and Support
Related HP Care Pack Services to enhance your HP product experience
Related Services
3-Year HP 24x7 4 hour Response, Proactive Care
Helps optimize your systems and delivers high levels of application availability through proactive service
management and advanced technical response. A skilled Technical Manager will own your query or issue
end to end until resolved, delivering a single point of contact for you
OR
3-Year HP 24x7 4 hour Response, Hardware Support Onsite Service
Provides you with rapid remote support and if required an HP authorized representative who will arrive on
site any time and day of the year to begin hardware maintenance service within 4 hours of the service
request being logged
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/5982-6547EEE.pdf
3-Year HP 6-hour Onsite Call-to-Repair, HP Collaborative Support
Offers customers a single point of contact for server problem diagnosis, hardware problem resolution to
return the hardware in operating condition within 6 hours of the initial service request to the HP Global
Solution Center, and basic software problem diagnosis, fault isolation, and resolution if available to HP.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-8232ENW.pdf
HP Proactive Select Service
Provides a flexible way to purchase HP best-in-class consultancy and technical services. You can buy
Proactive Select Service Credits when you purchase your hardware and then use the credits over the next
12 months. http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA2-3842ENN.pdf
Insight Remote Support
Provides 24 X 7 remote monitoring, proactive notifications, and problem resolution. Learn more
http://www.hp.com/go/insightremotesupport
HP Support Center
Personalized online support portal with access to information, tools and experts to support HP business
products. Submit support cases online, chat with HP experts, access support resources or collaborate with
peers. Learn more http://www.hp.com/go/hpsc
HP's Support Center Mobile App* allows you to resolve issues yourself or quickly connect to an agent for
live support. Now, you can get access to personalized IT support anywhere, anytime.
HP Insight Remote Support and HP Support Center are available at no additional cost with a HP warranty,
HP Care Pack or HP contractual support agreement.
*HP' Support Center Mobile App is subject to local availability
Parts and materials
HP will provide HP-supported replacement parts and materials necessary to maintain the covered
hardware product in operating condition, including parts and materials for available and recommended
engineering improvements. Supplies and consumable parts will not be provided as part of this service;
standard warranty terms and conditions apply. Parts and components that have exceeded their maximum
supported lifetime and/or the maximum usage limitations as set forth in the manufacturer's operating
manual or the technical product data sheet will not be provided, repaired or replaced as part of this
service.
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Service and Support
Warranty / Service
Coverage
For ProLiant servers and storage systems, this service covers HP-branded hardware options qualified for
the server, purchased at the same time or afterward, internal to the enclosure, as well as external
monitors up to 22" and tower UPS products; these items will be covered at the same service level and for
the same coverage period as the server unless the maximum supported lifetime and/or the maximum
usage limitation has been exceeded. Coverage of the UPS battery is not included; standard warranty terms
and conditions apply.
The defective media retention service feature option applies only to Disk or eligible SSD/Flash Drives
replaced by HP due to malfunction. It does not apply to any exchange of Disk or SSD/Flash Drives that
have not failed. SSD/Flash Drives that are specified by HP as consumable parts and/or that have exceeded
maximum supported lifetime and/or the maximum usage limit as set forth in the manufacturer's operating
manual or the technical data sheet are not eligible for the defective media retention service feature option.
For more information
To learn more on services for HP ESSN Options, please contact your HP sales representative or HP
Authorized Channel Partner. Or visit: http://www.hp.com/services/proliant or
www.hp.com/services/bladesystem
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Related Options
HP Optional Upgrades
HP Dynamic Smart Array Cache options
HP 512MB B-series 36 inch Dynamic Smart Array Flash Backed Write Cache for ML/DLs
HP 512MB B-series Dynamic Smart Array Flash Backed Write Cache with 24 inch Cable
HP Smart Array SAS License Key - for B320i only
HP SAS License Key No Media 1 Single Server License for B320i
HP SAS License Key No Media Flexible Quantity License for B320i
HP SAS License Key No Media Electronic License for B320i
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676473-B21
BC393A
BC393B
BC393AAE
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Technical Specifications
HP Dynamic Smart Array
B120i Controller
Dimensions
Embedded
Disk Drive Interface Transfer rate
Up to 6Gb/s SATA (Serial Attached SCSI)
SATA Connectors
6 internal connectors w/hot plug support
Server Interface
PCIe 2.0
SATA Speed
6Gb/s SATA links
Cache Memory
optional 40-bit 512MB ECC protected Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC)
Logical Drives Supported Zero Memory, Up to 2 logical volumes (6 physical drives)
Host Memory Addressing 64-bit, supporting greater than 4GB server memory space
HP Dynamic Smart Array
B320i Controller
Hot Plug Support
Yes
RAID Support
RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring)
RAID 1+0 (Striping & Mirroring)
RAID 5 with optional 512MB FBWC
NOTE: 512 MB cache is required to enable RAID 5 support
Dimensions
Embedded
Disk Drive Interface Transfer rate
Up to 6Gb/s SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)
Up to 6Gb/s SATA (Serial ATA)
Connectors
2 internal 4X connectors
Server Interface
x4 PCIe 3.0 provides 12.8GB/s maximum bandwidth
Speed
8 6Gb/s SAS links provide 4.8GB/s maximum bandwidth
Cache Memory
Zero Memory RAID has no cache memory
optional 40-bit 512MB ECC protected Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC)
Logical Drives Supported Zero Memory, Up to 8 logical volumes (8 physical drives)
Up to 64 logical drives with cache
Host Memory Addressing 64-bit, supporting greater than 4GB server memory space
Hot Plug Support
Yes
RAID Support
RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring)
RAID 1+0 (Striping & Mirroring)
RAID 5 with optional 512MB FBWC
NOTE: 512 MB cache is required to enable RAID 5 support
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Products and Approach
End-of-life Management 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:
and Recycling
http://www.hp.com/go/green. To recycle your product, please go to:
http://www.hp.com/go/green or contact your nearest HP sales office.
Products returned to HP will be recycled, recovered or disposed of in a
responsible manner.
The EU WEEE directive (2002/95/EC) requires manufacturers to provide
treatment information for each product type for use by treatment facilities.
This information (product disassembly instructions) is posted on the Hewlett
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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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