QuickSpecs
HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
Overview
HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
For customers who are looking for a simple, agile and highly available virtualization system, the new Hyper Converged 250 family
eliminates complex solution stacks. It combines a powerful Apollo server platform and mature StoreVirtual data services from
Hewlett Packard Enterprise into one building block to simplify the delivery of virtualized servers and desktops. The Hyper
Converged 250 family now supports VMware and Microsoft virtualization technologies, and continues to provide a turn-key
virtualization solution for medium-sized businesses, enterprises, and IaaS providers.
Designed from the ground up for the software-defined data center, the HC 250 enables a standardized, appliance approach to
virtual server deployment, regardless of whether it is used as a primary virtualization platform in medium-sized businesses or as a
dedicated resource pool for specific applications in the enterprise. Unlike other hyper-converged systems on the market, the HC
250 can be customized and ready for virtualized workloads in a few simple clicks.
All hardware and software components are pre-installed and pre-integrated by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and quick
customization using the OneView InstantOn software enables faster time to value that is unique to the HC 250 family. After the
initial installation, IT administrators manage their virtualized environment within VMware vCenter Server and OneView for vCenter,
or with Microsoft System Center user interfaces and HPE OneView for System Center management integrations.
StoreVirtual technology that is built into the HC 250 matches the high-availability features of the hypervisor (VMware Fault
Tolerance, VMware High Availability, or Windows Failover Cluster) from a storage perspective to provide enterprise-level availability
for virtualized applications and services. HC 250 provides superior high-availability beyond a single system, rack and even data
center. As the storage components are vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) certified, the HC 250 is the a great fit for stretched
VMware vSphere clusters.
What's New
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More economical starting points and increments for the HC 250 for VMware vSphere:
Two-node configurations and 1GbE as primary networking connectivity option for smaller installations, like remote and
branch offices. Affordabily expand existing installations with two-nodes configurations and single nodes.
HC 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) Standard with integration to Windows Azure services .
At a glance - HPE Hyper Converged 250
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HPE Hyper Converged 250 System comprises two products that support VMware or Microsoft virtualization technologies
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HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
Overview
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Hyper Converged 250 for VMware vSphere and Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard
Compact form factor: Hyper-converged computing solutions in 2U form-factor with up to 4 nodes in a system chassis
Grow by adding single nodes to a chassis with empty slots on the HC 250 for VMware vSphere
Easy to install and use for medium-sized businesses and in the enterprise
Simple guided setup with HPE OneView InstantOn
Day to day management
 HC 250 for VMware vSphere:
VMware vCenter Server with HPE OneView for vCenter Server plug-ins
 HC 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard:
Microsoft System Center with HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center plug-ins
Pre-integrated virtualization platform powered by industry-leading virtualization software
with data services from HPE StoreVirtual
Built with VMware vSphere 5.5 or 6.0
 Pre-integrated components: VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter
 Valid VMware vSphere Enterprise or higher and vCenter Standard licenses are required; see notes below
Built with Microsoft Cloud System Platform Standard
 Pre-integrated components: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Hyper-V, System Center,
System Center Operations Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager
 Valid Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and System Center 2012 R2 licenses
are required and available separately
Intel® Xeon® E5-2600v3 or v4 family processors for fast and efficient operation
Superior high-availability and disaster recovery capabilities, powered by HPE StoreVirtual technology on top of the
Microsoft virtualization platform; built-in features:
Adaptive Optimization for workload acceleration (only with Hybrid Storage option)
Network RAID 0, 5, 6, 10, 10+1, and 10+21
Integrated Thin Provisioning
Virtual machine- and application-consistent snapshots
Multi-Site HA2 (Synchronous Replication across several locations)
Remote Copy (Snapshot-based, asynchronous Replication with Bandwidth Throttling)
Storage federation with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage products
Hardware Availability features
Hot-pluggable HDD and SSD (SSD in Hybrid Storage Configurations only)
Redundant power supplies
Integrated storage controller with battery-backed cache
Hyper-redundant clustered storage
HPE ProLiant Integrated Lights-Out 4 Remote Management
HPE Insight Remote Support delivers 24x7 secure remote support3
Product is customer-installable and partner-serviceable;
Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends Proactive Care 24x7 for best support experience.
NOTES:1 Network RAID 10 requires two or more HC 250 nodes, Network RAID 5, 10, 10+1 require three or more nodes.
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Multi-site or stretched cluster configuration requires additional setup in the StoreVirtual management software and may
require additional planning and configuration for the VMware or Microsoft virtualization software.
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Configured for embedded Remote Support only (iLO 4) in Insight Remote Support; requires an external server for monitoring.
Virtualization Platform
Scalability
Rack Footprint
Number of nodes
HPE Hyper Converged 250
for VMware vSphere
for Microsoft Cloud Platform
System Standard
VMware vSphere
Microsoft Hyper-V
1-4 systems per resource pool
1-8 systems per resource pool1
3- or 4-node systems
2-, 3-, or 4-node systems
2U per system chassis
2, 3 or 4 identical nodes per system
3 or 4 identical nodes per system
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HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
Overview
Number of drives
Raw Capacity
CPUs
Memory
Storage Controller
Cache
Primary Network
Connectivity
Secondary Network
Ports (Admin Only)
iLO ports
Language
Power supplies
6 drives per node
(12 drives in a 2-node configuration,
18 drives for 3-node configuration,
24 drives for 4-node configuration)
9.6 TB All-Flash Storage, or
6.4 TB Hybrid Storage per node2, or
5.6 TB Hybrid Storage per node2, or
7.2 TB Capacity Storage per node2
6 drives per node
(18 drives for 3-node configuration,
24 drives for 4-node configuration)
9.6 TB All-Flash Storage, or
8.8 TB Hybrid Storage per node2, or
5.6 TB Hybrid Storage per node2, or
10.8 TB Capacity Storage per node2
7.2 TB Capacity Storage per node2
(2) Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 or v4 processors per (2) Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 or v4 processors per
node, or
node, or
(1) Intel Xeon E5-2660v3 or v4 processor per (2) Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 or v4 processors per
node, or
node
(2) Intel Xeon E5-2640v3 or v4 processors per
node
128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB dual-rank x4 DDR4 DIMMs per node
4 GB battery-backed write cache per node (one shared battery per system)
(2) 10GbE SFP+ ports3 per node, or
(2) 10GbE SFP+ ports3 per node
(4) 1GbE RJ45 ports per node
2x 1 GbE RJ-45 (1000BASE-T)4 per node
1 GbE RJ-45 (100BASE-T) per node
English (US)
2x 1400W Platinum Plus Power Supplies
(High-line AC only, 200-240V) in system
1 year warranty covering parts5, labor and on-site (1/1/1)
Hardware Warranty,
9x5 NBD
Software Support, 9x5 1 year software support for HC 250 Software for 1 year software support for HC 250 Software for
VMware vSphere
Microsoft CPS Standard
VMware Software Support is included with valid Microsoft software support is included with valid
VMware license purchase
Microsoft license purchase
NOTE: 1 HPE OneView InstantOn automates the setup of four systems (16 nodes) in one management zone. Adding additional
four systems (total of 32 nodes in the same management zone) is a manual operation and not recommended in standard
installations.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends Network RAID 10 protected volumes for production workloads. 4-node HC 250
systems with 5.6TB Hybrid Storage Configuration yields about 7.5TB usable Network RAID 10 protected capacity, or 11.5TB in a
4-node HC 250 for VMware vSphere with 7.2TB Capacity Storage Configuration; up to 500GB of storage pool capacity is preallocated for system management.
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SFP+ transceivers or DAC options not included for flexibility; can be purchased separately on the same order.
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One 1GbE port will be required for initial installation of the system.Customers are advised against changing the configuration of
the pre-configured virtual switches. Secondary network connectivity cannot be used instead of primary network ports.
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Warranty for SSDs is subject to maximum usage limitations. Maximum usage limit: This is the maximum amount of data that can
be written to the drive. Drives that have reached this limit will not be eligible for warranty coverage.
NOTE: HPE recommends 10GbE connectivity for HC 250 models and IPv6 capable switching infrastructure. In an advanced
configuration, customers can use configure secondary network ports for additional virtual machine networks; these ports are not
intended and configured in a standard installation. Customers are advised against changing the configuration of the virtual
switches. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends HPE Networking 5700 and 5900CP series switches for best results.
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HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
Features and Benefits
Unmatched ease of use for server virtualization
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Storage Clustering simplifies scalability
Storage Clustering allows a customer to consolidate multiple storage nodes into pools of storage. All available capacity
and performance is aggregated and available to every volume in the cluster. As storage needs increase the HC 250 can
scale performance and capacity on-line.
Network RAID delivers new levels of data availability
Network RAID stripes and protects multiple copies of data across a cluster of storage nodes, eliminating any single point
of failure in the HC 250. Applications have continuous data availability in the event of a disk, controller, storage node,
power, network, or site failure. Choose the right Network RAID level for each data store containing virtualized workloads in
the resource pool based on capacity and performance needs.
Thin Provisioning reduces costs by increasing storage efficiency
Thin Provisioning allocates space only as data is actually written without requiring pre-allocation of storage. This raises
the overall utilization and efficiency of the HC 250, reduces costs and ultimately increases the ROI.
Application Integrated Snapshots
Snapshots create thinly provisioned, instant point-in-time copies of data on a per-volume basis. Administrators access
snapshots to recover individual files from the volume, or rollback an entire volume. Built-in application integration
provides automated quiescing for virtual machines on Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere: using the Application
Aware Snapshot Manager, consistency can be extended from VM-consistent to application-consistent snapshots for VMs
with Microsoft Windows.
Remote Copy reduces costs for disaster recovery
Remote Copy replicates snapshots between HC 250 and StoreVirtual-based devices arrays at primary and remote
locations. Copies are thinly provisioned with no space reservation required. Remote Copy enables centralized backup and
disaster recovery on a per-volume basis and leverages application integrated snapshots for faster recovery. Remote Copy
makes the HC 250 the perfect fit for regional data centers. With additional StoreVirtual VSA licenses, turn any server with
a hypervisor in a central site into a replication target for the HC 250 for enhanced business continuity. Using StoreVirtual
VSA as replication target, allows for custom disaster recovery sits and failover can also be integrated with VMware Site
Recovery Manager.
Adaptive Optimization provides SSD performance without SSD cost (available with Hybrid Storage only)
Auto-tiering technology for hybrid storage configurations on the HC 250 helps optimize cost and performance of clusters.
By utilizing Adaptive Optimization technology to migrate data between storage tiers within individual storage systems,
the HC 250 provides a unique method for balancing performance versus capacity within a storage pool and lowering
overall cost.
Adding more storage resources on demand
Any StoreVirtual device (StoreVirtual VSA, StoreVirtual 4000) can be added to the same environment as HC 250. This
allows for more flexibility when additional storage capacity, or storage with different performance characteristics is
needed. Adding another storage pool is easy with the StoreVirtual’s Centralized Management Console and HPE OneView
integration into hypervisor management: External storage resources are provisioned the same way as resources internal
to the HC 250 platform. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends StoreVirtual VSA Software or StoreVirtual 4335
Storage for additional storage.
Superior disaster recovery and flexibility
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Integrated replication for disaster recovery
The Hyper Converged 250 includes integrated replication at no additional cost that simplifies management with simple
failover and failback between primary production and a standby disaster recovery site. Additionally, the HC 250 for
VMware vSphere includes the Site Recovery Adapter that integrates Remote Copy with VMware Site Recovery Manager.
Change configurations without incurring downtime
Administrators can add capacity, increase performance, grow and migrate volumes between HC 250 clusters on the fly
with no application downtime.
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HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
Features and Benefits
Scalable Performance
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Purchase only what you need today
Avoid up-front cost and potential performance constraints. Purchase only what's needed today, then grow the
performance, capacity, and redundancy of your HC 250 online as your requirements evolve. Simplify planning and
budgeting processes by purchasing what you need, when you need it.
Scale performance and capacity simultaneously
Each time new nodes or systems are added to an HC 250 environment, the capacity, performance, and redundancy of the
entire storage solution increases.
Avoid disruptive upgrades
Add resources to the HC 250 cluster non-disruptively as capacity and performance requirements increase. Applications
remain online during maintenance events (adding nodes, updating software or firmware) for best in class availability.
Easy to manage virtualized environment
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On-premise Azure cloud environments installed in record time
Customize the HC 250 for Microsoft CPS Standard to make it fit your environment with just a few mouse clicks. Using
HPE OneView InstantOn software, you can set up host names, IP addresses, networking configuration, and Microsoft
Azure Services.
Simple configuration of vSphere environment
Customize the HC 250 for VMware vSphere to make it fit your environment with just a few mouse clicks: Setup host
names, IP address and networking configuration using the easy-to-use HPE OneView InstantOn software.
Easy day-to-day management with HPE OneView for System Center
With HPE OneView for System Center, virtualization administrators stay within the familiar hypervisor management
interface. Provision new virtual machines, clone virtual machines and storage resources in the same interface that you use
every day.
Centralized Management Console to manage the full range of StoreVirtual features
Multiple data centers and sites can be managed from an all-inclusive "single pane-of-glass." All of the HC 250 advanced
data services are managed from the Centralized Management Console (CMC) for simple, easy-to-manage storage
components in the HC 250.
Business continuity with integrated HA and DR
Every HC 250 includes integrated synchronous and asynchronous replication at no additional cost. This reduces costs
and simplifies management of high availability/fault tolerant and disaster recovery storage solutions.
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HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
Software
Configuration overview
HPE Hyper Converged 250
Chassis, front view with 24 drives
Chassis, back view with 4 nodes
HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
System Hardware:
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Base chassis:
(1) HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
with (2) 1400W power supplies, power cables, redundant fans, rack rail kit and backup battery for storage controllers
NOTE: For more detail, see configuration section for “HC 250 System for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard”
for Microsoft virtualization, or “HC 250 for VMware vSphere” for environments with VMware vSphere.
and up to (4) identically configured compute/storage nodes:
Each node includes a SmartArray P440 Controller with 4GB cache and Advanced Pack, management ports with
Integrated Lights-Out 4 with Advanced Management Pack, and 2x 1GbE ports. Each node requires (1) HPE Hyper
Converged 250 Software LTU for Microsoft Cloud Platform System.
Processor options per node, depending on configuration:
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(2) Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 or v4 CPUs
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(2) Intel Xeon E5-2640v3 or v4 CPUs
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(1) Intel Xeon E5-2660v3 or v4 CPUs
(HC 250 for VMware vSphere only)
Memory options per node:
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HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
Software
128 GB dual-rank x4 DDR4 (4 x 32 GB)
256 GB dual-rank x4 DDR4 (8 x 32 GB)
512 GB dual-rank x4 DDR4 (16 x 32 GB)
Networking per node:
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(2) 10GbE 2P SFP+ Network Adapter
NOTE:10GbE networking is recommended (required for HC 250 for Microsoft CPS) and
must be IPv6 capable. Cables and/or transceivers not included.
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(1) 1GbE 4P RJ45 Network Adapter (HC 250 for VMware vSphere only)
Storage options per node:
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All Flash Storage
Capacity Storage
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Hybrid Storage:
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What's in the Box:
(1) HPE Hyper Converged 250 System with pre-integrated components (see above),
Included accessories with system: Rail kit, HPE HC 250 Software licenses, EULA and supporting documentation.
NOTE: NOTE: HPE Hyper Converged 250 for VMware vSphere requires valid VMware vSphere Essentials Plus or higher, and
vCenter Standard licenses. VMware licenses can only be removed from the order if it is confirmed that the end-customer has a
valid licenses in place (Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), vCloud Air Partner or unused Enterprise Purchasing Program
tokens). Hewlett Packard Enterprise supports vSphere Essentials Plus, Standard, Enterprise Plus or Horizon on the HPE Hyper
Converged 250. When quoting VMware Horizon for Hyper Converged 250 for VMware vSphere, only the vSphere hypervisor
components are pre-integrated. By default, when neither vSphere Essentials Plus, VMware Horizon or vSphere Desktop are
selected, ordering systems will add vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses for each processor and a single vCenter license per
system.
NOTE: HPE Hyper Converged 250 System for Microsoft Cloud System Platform System Standard requires valid Microsoft
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and Microsoft System Center licenses.
HPE Hyper Converged 250 System Product Information
Overview
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Interconnects
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Pre-integrated
software
Available for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard or VMware vSphere
Hyper-Converged virtualization platform in compact 2U/4-node form-factor
Pre-tuned blend of HPE Server, Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard or VMware
vSphere, and HPE StoreVirtual technology
Configuration and ready for VM provisioning after quick and easy installation
Primary Networking Connectivity
(2) 10GbE SFP+ ports per node (cables and/or transceivers sold separately) or
(4) 1GbE RJ45 ports per node (HC 250 for VMware vSphere only)
10GbE networking is the recommended primary connectivity on the Hyper Converged 250
platform. The network switches used must be IPv6 capable.
(2) 1GbE ports per node (optional network connectivity), one 1GbE port required during
installation. With the exception of one 1GbE port (used during the initial customization of the
first system in an environment), all 1GbE ports covered by plugs for simpler installation and
are not intended for use. Customers are advised against changing the configuration of the
pre-configured virtual switches. These ports cannot be used instead of primary networking
connectivity.
VMware vSphere
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(1) VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 or 6.0
Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard
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(1) Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 –
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HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
Software
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per node
(1) StoreVirtual software per node
(1) VMware vCenter 5.5 or 6.0 (on HC
250, or use a licensed, existing
instance)
(1) OneView for vCenter instance per
vCenter (on HC 250, or connected to
an existing instance)
(1) OneView InstantOn per installation
of up to four chassis
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Licenses
Valid licenses for the following VMware
software components are required:
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(2) VMware vSphere licenses per node
(1) VMware vCenter license (when
using the pre-integrated vCenter
instance on the HC 250)
Licenses for Windows Server 2012 on the
management VM are included with the product.
Operations Manager instance per cluster
(1) Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 –
Virtual Machine Manager instance per cluster
(1) Windows Azure Pack (configured for
Virtual Machine Clouds) instance per cluster
(1) Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Edition instance per managed host
(1) HPE OneView for Microsoft System
Center instance per managed host
(1) StoreVirtual VSA instance per managed
host
(1) OneView InstantOn instance per cluster
Valid licenses for the following Microsoft software
components are required:
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(1) Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
Datacenter Edition license, per managed host
(1) Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Edition license, per managed host
(1) Microsoft Azure subscription, if optional
Azure services are required
Licenses may be obtained through a valid Microsoft
License Agreement, from a Microsoft authorized
NOTE: HPE Hyper Converged 250 for
reseller, or directly from HP Enterprise. Please contact
VMware vSphere requires valid VMware
vSphere Essentials Plus or higher, and vCenter your account team or authorized reseller for details.
Standard licenses. VMware licenses can only
be removed from the order if it is confirmed
that the end-customer has a valid licenses in
place (Enterprise License Agreement (ELA),
vCloud Air Partner or unused Enterprise
Purchasing Program tokens). Hewlett Packard
Enterprise supports vSphere Essentials Plus,
Standard, Enterprise Plus or Horizon on the
HPE Hyper Converged 250. When quoting
VMware Horizon for Hyper Converged 250 for
VMware vSphere, only the vSphere hypervisor
components are pre-integrated.
For more information on Hewlett Packard
Enterprise offerings around VMware licenses,
please visit
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Management
Purchasing VMware licenses from Hewlett
Packard Enterprise allows Hewlett Packard
Enterprise to be the single point of contact
for the entire solution inclusive of the
virtualization software and is recommended.
• HPE OneView InstantOn for initial installation and customization of the system
• HPE ProLiant Integrated Lights-Out 4 Remote Management (Advanced License included)
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HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
Software
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Baseboard Management Controller IPMI
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VMware vCenter for day-to-day
management
HPE OneView for VMware vCenter
Server plug-in
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Windows Azure Pack Provider Portal
Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 for day-today management
HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center
plug-in
Backup Options
HPE StoreOnce Backup Backup for hyper-converged environments
System
When combining HPE Hyper Converged 250 with HPE StoreOnce Backup systems users can create an
affordable end-to-end solution from virtualization platform to data protection, from remote office to
data center, that is both easy to implement and easy to maintain. From entry-level solutions for a
remote or branch office, to enterprise solutions that scale across multiple sites and data centers, HPE
StoreOnce provides disk-based backup with a single, unified deduplication engine for the optimal
balance of affordability, manageability, scalability, and reliability to handle the data protection needs of
your virtualized infrastructure.
HPE StoreOnce Backup
The HPE StoreOnce Backup family with StoreOnce deduplication provides consolidated, automated
backup and DR operations that span enterprise data centers, regional, and remote or branch offices.
With StoreOnce Backup you can:
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Meet shrinking backup windows - with a broad range of price/performance points spanning
from 1TB/hour to 100 TB/hour. Optimize dedupe performance with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst,
enabling Federated Deduplication across the StoreOnce Backup range.
Simplify data protection for even the most complex environments - with our single StoreOnce
deduplication technology managing the movement of data between remote offices and
enterprise data centers has never been easier.
Enhance the manageability of DR and Remote Office backup operations - automate backup
and DR processes and use a single pane of glass to manage the data movement between HPE
StoreOnce appliances in remote offices and enterprise data centers using your current backup
application.
Be confident in your data protection - HPE StoreOnce Backup systems have been specifically
designed with backup in mind.
For more information on HPE StoreOnce Backup Systems, please go to:
http://www.hp.com/go/storeonce
Microsoft Data
Protection Manager
For Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard
Microsoft System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system
included with System Center. If original data is unavailable because of planned or unexpected issues,
data may be restored from a secondary location. Using DPM, back up application data from Microsoft
servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. Full backups, incremental
backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups may be used to completely restore a system.
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Service and Support, HPE Care Pack, and Warranty Information
Service and Support
Technology Services for increased uptime, productivity and ROI
Trust Hewlett Packard Enterprise technology experts for every level of service and support. Our
integrated portfolio of services for help customers reduce costs, optimize data, streamline management,
and improve backup and recovery. Capitalizing on HPE Hyper Converged 250 capabilities requires a
service partner who understands to simplify increasingly complex environments. Team with the people
who know Hewlett Packard Enterprise infrastructure hardware and software best-the experienced
professionals at HPE Services.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise support recommendations are designed to help you enhance technology
operations and lower risk-and make it easier for you to seek the right balance between affordability and
service-level commitments. Depending on your individual support needs, choose from the choices
outlined below.
NOTE: Each of these support levels include hardware and software reactive support and are
available with DMR (defective media retention).
NOTE: HPE Insight Remote Support is required for Proactive Care. Continuously monitoring your
environment, HPE Insight Remote Support alerts you and provides up to 66% faster problem
resolution and up to 95% first time fix rate.
HPE Proactive Care Advanced
HPE Proactive Care Advanced builds on HPE Proactive Care, providing additional benefits such as the
assignment of a dedicated, local account support manager (ASM) for collaboration and best practices
and critical event management that provides 24x7 fast response and IT service restoration with
incident follow-up to prevent a repeat. All of this is designed to give you an incredibly personalized,
high-touch support experience that keeps your system fully available and running at peak performance.
HPE Proactive Care
HPE Proactive Care begins with providing all of the benefits of proactive monitoring and reporting
along with rapid reactive care to put in place the fundamentals needed for stability and availability of
the environment. Customers can customize their reactive support level by selecting either 6-hour callto-repair or 24x7 with 4-hour onsite response.
HPE Proactive Care Advanced Service
This service expands on HPE Proactive Care Service and is designed to help you maximize the benefits
of IT investments, maintain IT infrastructure stability, achieve business and IT project objectives, reduce
operational costs, and freeyour IT staff for other priority tasks. Your assigned HPE Account Support
Manager (ASM)provides personalized technical and operational advice, including HPE best practices
gleaned from HPE’s broad support experience. HPE Proactive Care Advanced can help to save you time
with real-time monitoring and analysis of your devices that are connected to HPE, creating personalized
proactive reports with recommendations to help prevent problems in your IT infrastructure. Your ASM
can also arrange specialist technical advice and assistance to complement your IT skills to assist with
specific projects, performance improvements, or other technical needs.
HPE Foundation Care Call-to-Repair Service
Offers 24x7 service, including on Hewlett Packard Enterprise holidays, with a six-hour call-to-repair
time, where our commitment is to have the hardware operational within six hours after your call is
opened. Software support is 24x7 with a 2-hour response time.
HPE Foundation Care 24x7 Service
Offers 24x7 service, including on Hewlett Packard Enterprise holidays, with a four-hour on-site
response time for hardware and a two-hour response time for software.
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Service and Support, HPE Care Pack, and Warranty Information
HPE Foundation Care Next Business Day Service
Offers a next-business-day on-site response with coverage available nine hours per day between 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time, on business days Monday through Friday, excluding on Hewlett Packard
Enterprise holidays. Software support is provided with a two-hour response time.
HPE Proactive Select
Addresses on-going operational and staffing needs of Converged Systems environments. The
customers can buy HPE Proactive Select credits upfront, and choose from around 100 services to
consume the required level of expertise and resources throughout a year. A vast array of serviceshealth checks, optimization, performance, and security-help customers address their skills and staffing
requirements with flexibility.
For more information
http://www.hp.com/services
To learn more on HPE Services, please contact your Hewlett Packard Enterprise sales representative or
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Authorized Channel Partner. HPE Care Pack Services are sold by Hewlett
Packard Enterprise and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Authorized Service Partners:
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Services for customers purchasing from Hewlett Packard Enterprise or an enterprise reseller
are quoted using Hewlett Packard Enterprise order configuration tools.
Customers purchasing from a commercial reseller can find HPE Care Pack Services at
http://www.hp.com/go/lookuptool
HPE Services Awards
HPE 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. For a list of all our awards, please visit:
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Additional Services
Information
For more information about HPE Care Pack Services, please visit: http://www.hp.com/hps/storage
If you have specific questions, contact your local Hewlett Packard Enterprise representative. Contact
information for a representative in your area can be found at "Contact HPE" http://www.hp.com
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Configuration Information
HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
Front View:
1. Left ear with power buttons for nodes 1 and 2
3. 24 SFF drives (middle bay in middle column not used)
2. Right ear with power buttons for nodes 3 and 4
Rear View with 4 compute/storage nodes:
1. Node 4
2. SmartArray RAID controller
3. Primary network option on node 2
(10GbE SFP+ option shown)
4. Node 2
5. Node 1
6. Secondary network ports (Admin/Installation only)
7. Dedicated iLO port on node 1
8. Redundant power supplies
9. Node 3
HPE Hyper Converged 250 for VMware vSphere
Base System
HPE Hyper Converged 250 for VMware vSphere System
Base chassis for (2) to (4) HPE Hyper Converged 250 Nodes,
includes (2) 1400W power supplies, power cables, redundant fans, rack rail kit and
backup battery for storage controllers
HPE Hyper Converged 250 Nodes
Includes (1) HPE Hyper Converged 250 Node; can be ordered a single node.
Requires (1) HPE Hyper Converged 250 Software LTU for VMware vSphere as well as a valid processor,
memory, networking and storage option from the menu below.
Software package
HPE Hyper Converged 250 Software LTU for VMware vSphere 5.5
Required per (1) HPE Hyper Converged 250 Node, included LTU for StoreVirtual Software and other HPE
software components. Pre-integrates VMware vSphere 5.5 on HC 250 node; valid VMware vSphere and vCenter
licenses are required; see note below.
HPE Hyper Converged 250 Software LTU for VMware vSphere 6.0
Required per (1) HPE Hyper Converged 250 Node, included LTU for StoreVirtual Software and other HPE
software components. Pre-integrates VMware vSphere 6.0 on HC 250 node; valid VMware vSphere and vCenter
licenses are required; see note below.
Processor options
(2) HP XL1x0r Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2680v4 (2.4GHz/14-core/35MB/120W) Processors
for (1) HPE HC 250 Node
Part Number
M0T03B
M0T04B
P9B50A
P9B51A
850314-L21
+850314-B21
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Configuration Information
(2) HP XL1x0r Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2640v4 (2.4GHz/10-core/25MB/90W) Processors
for (1) HPE HC 250 Node
(1) HP XL1x0r Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2660v4 (2.0GHz/14-core/35MB/105W) Processors
for (1) HPE HC 250 Node
(2) HP XL1x0r Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2680v3 (2.5GHz/12-core/30MB/120W) Processors
for (1) HPE HC 250 Node
(2) HP XL1x0r Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2640v3 (2.6GHz/8-core/20MB/90W) Processors
for (1) HPE HC 250 Node
(1) HP XL1x0r Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2660v3 (2.6GHz/10-core/25MB/105W) Processors
for (1) HPE HC 250 Node
Memory options
(4, 8, or 16) HP 32GB (1x32GB) Dual Rank x4 DDR4-2400 CAS-17-17-17 Registered Memory Kit
For use with E5-2600v4 series processors. Quantity (4) for128GB memory, quantity (8) for 256GB memory or
quantity (16) for 512GB memory per node.
(4, 8, or 16) HP 32GB (1x32GB) Dual Rank x4 DDR4-2133 CAS-15-15-15 Registered Memory Kit
For use with E5-2600v3 series processors. Quantity (4) for128GB memory, quantity (8) for 256GB memory or
quantity (16) for 512GB memory per node.
Network options
HP Ethernet 10Gb 2P 560FLR-SFP+ Adapter
Contains one network card with (2) SFP+ connectors for (1) HPE HC 250 Node,
cables and/or transceivers not included.
HP 1Gb Ethernet 4P 331FLR Adapter
Contains one network card with (4) RJ 45 connectors for (1) HPE HC 250 Node, cables not included.
Storage options1
HC 250 9.6TB All-Flash Storage
Contains one storage tier of (6) 1.6TB SSD drives for 9.6TB raw capacity per node.
HC 250 6.4TB Hybrid Storage
Contains one storage tier of (4) 1.2TB SAS 10K RPM drives and one storage tier of (2) 800GB SSD drives for
6.4TB raw capacity per node.
HC 250 5.6TB Hybrid Storage
Contains one storage tier of (4) 1.2TB SAS 10K RPM drives and one storage tier of (2) 400GB SSD drives for
9.6TB raw capacity per node.
850300-L21
+850300-B21
850308-L21
793028-L21
+793028-B21
793020-L21
+793020-B21
793024-L21
805351-B21
728629-B21
665243-B21
629135-B22
(6) 817011-B21
(4) 781518-B21
+ (2) 816995B21
(4) 781518-B21
+ (2) 816985B21
(6) 781518-B21
HC 250 7.2TB Capacity Storage
Contains one storage tier of (6) 1.2TB SAS 10K RPM drives for 7.2TB raw capacity per node.
NOTE: 1 1.92TB SSD device used to deliver 1.6TB capacity. 960GB SSD device used to delivery 800GB
capacity. 480GB SSD device is used to deliver 400GB capacity. Maximum usage limitation of the SSD is
2200TB or three (3) drive writes per day for 5 years (JEDS219 workload). Warranty for the SDD is subject to
the maximum usage limitation.
NOTE: HPE Hyper Converged 250 for VMware vSphere requires valid VMware vSphere Essentials Plus or
higher, and vCenter Standard licenses. VMware licenses can only be removed from the order if it is confirmed
that the end-customer has a valid licenses in place (Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), vCloud Air Partner
or unused Enterprise Purchasing Program tokens). Hewlett Packard Enterprise supports vSphere Essentials
Plus, Standard, Enterprise Plus or Horizon on the HPE Hyper Converged 250. When quoting VMware Horizon
for Hyper Converged 250 for VMware vSphere, only the vSphere hypervisor components are pre-integrated.
By default, when neither vSphere Essentials Plus, VMware Horizon or vSphere Desktop are selected, ordering
systems will add vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses for each processor and a single vCenter license per system.
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Configuration Information
NOTE: IPv6-capable networking infrastructure is required and 10GbE networking is recommended for
HC 250 for VMware vSphere. Network cables must be purchased separately for fiber and copper
environments. Please refer to the Related Options for the 10GbE SFP+ network option in
http://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04111435
HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard
Base System
HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard
Base chassis for 3- or 4-node configurations. includes 1400W power supplies power cables, redundant fans,
rack rail kit and backup battery for storage controllers
HPE Hyper Converged 250 Node
Includes (1) HPE Hyper Converged 250 Node, requires (1) HPE Hyper Converged 250 Software LTU
Software package
HPE Hyper Converged 250 Software for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard LTU
Required per (1) HPE Hyper Converged 250 Node. Includes node software image.
Processor options
(2) HPE XL1x0r Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2680v4 (2.4GHz/14-core/35MB/120W) Processors
contains (2) 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 processors per node1
(2) HPE XL1x0r Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2640v4 (2.4GHz/10-core/25MB/90W) Processors
contains (2) 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2640v4 processors per HC 250 node1
(2) HPE XL1x0r Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2680v3 (2.5GHz/12-core/30MB/120W) Processors
contains (2) 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 processors per node
(2) HPE XL1x0r Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2640v3 (2.6GHz/8-core/20MB/90W) Processors
contains (2) 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2640v3 processors per node
Memory options
(4, 8, or 16) HPE 32GB (1x32GB) Dual Rank x4 DDR4-2400 CAS-17-17-17 Registered Memory Kit
For use with E5-2600v4 series processors. Quantity (4) for128GB memory, quantity (8) for 256GB memory or
quantity (16) for 512GB memory per node.
(4, 8, or 16) HPE 32GB (1x32GB) Dual Rank x4 DDR4-2133 CAS-15-15-15 Registered Memory Kit
For use with E5-2600v3 series processors. Quantity (4) for128GB memory, quantity (8) for 256GB memory or
quantity (16) for 512GB memory per node.
Network options
HP Ethernet 10Gb 2P 560FLR-SFP+ Adapter
Contains one network card with SFP+ connectors for (1) HPE HC 250 Node,
cables and/or transceivers not included.
Storage options1
HC 250 9.6TB All-Flash Storage
Contains one storage tier of (6) 1.6TB SSD drives for 9.6TB raw capacity per node.
HC 250 8.8TB Hybrid Storage
Contains one storage tier of (4) 1.8TB SAS 10K RPM drives and one storage tier of (2) 800GB SSD drives for
9.6TB raw capacity per node.
Part Number
N9X97A
M0T04B
P8Z24A
850314-L21
+850314-B21
850300-L21
+850300-B21
793028-L21
+793028-B21
793020-L21
+793020-B21
805351-B21
728629-B21
665243-B21
(6) 817011-B21
(4) 791034-B21
+ (2) 816995B21
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Configuration Information
HC 250 5.6TB Hybrid Storage
Contains one storage tier of (4) 1.2TB SAS 10K RPM drives and one storage tier of (2) 400GB SSD drives for
9.6TB raw capacity per node.
(4) 781518-B21
+ (2) 816985B21
HC 250 10.8TB Capacity Storage
Contains one storage tier of (6) 1.8TB SAS 10K RPM drives for 10.8TB raw capacity per node.
HC 250 7.2TB Capacity Storage
Contains one storage tier of (6) 1.2TB SAS 10K RPM drives for 7.2TB raw capacity per node.
NOTE: 1 1.92TB SSD device used to deliver 1.6TB capacity. 960GB SSD device used to delivery 800GB
capacity. 480GB SSD device is used to deliver 400GB capacity. Maximum usage limitation of the
SSD is 2200TB or three (3) drive writes per day for 5 years (JEDS219 workload). Warranty for
the SDD is subject to the maximum usage limitation.
(6) 791034-B21
(6) 781518-B21
NOTE: HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft Cloud System Platform Standard requires
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter licenses and System Center 2012 R2 licenses. Contact your
Hewlett Packard Enterprise account team or authorized reseller for details.
NOTE: IPv6-capable 10GbE networking infrastructure is required for HC 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform
System. Network cables must be purchased separately for fiber and copper environments.
Please refer to the Related Options for the 10GbE SFP+ network option in
http://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04111435
Power Options
Description
Two 6' Highline (IEC-IEC) power cords ship standard. The system requires two high-line AC (200-240V) power sources.
NOTE: HPE Hyper Converged 250 System is primarily connected to PDU's in data center racks so they ship standard with only a
PDU power cord (416151-B21).
Please see the UPS and PDU cable matrix's on the Power Protection page under Power Cords that lists cable descriptions,
requirements, and specifications for UPS and PDU units at the new HPE Power Cord Link @ HPE.com. Use the following new link:
http://www.hp.com/products/powercords
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Technical Specifications
HPE Hyper Converged 250 System
(4-node configuration)
2U
Dimensions (with bezel)
8.73 x 44.81 x 82.27 cm (H x W x D; 3.44 x 17.64 x 32.4 in)
35.52kg (78.31 lbs)
Weight
Redundant Hot-Plug Common Slot Power Supplies, Redundant Fans
Power/Cooling
High-line AC only; 200-240 Volts, 50-60Hz
2300 BTU/hr
200-240V/50Hz
Per power supply @ 240V: 1554A, 1570VAC, 6.5A rms (30A peak; 10ms duration)
10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) at sea level with an
Environmental
System Inlet
Operating
altitude derating of 1.0°C per every 304.8 m
Temperature
(1.8°F per every 1000 ft) above sea level, no
direct sunlight. Maximum rate of change is
20°C/hr (36°F/hr). System performance may be
reduced if operating with a fan fault or above
30°C (86°F).
-30°to 60°C (-22°to 140°F), no direct sunlight.
Non-operating
Maximum rate of change is 20°C/hr (36°F/hr).
Relative Humidity
Operating 10% to 90% relative humidity (Rh), 28°C (82.4°F) maximum wet
(non-condensing)
bulb temperature, non-condensing.
Altitude
Non-operating 5% to 95% relative humidity (Rh), 38.7°C (101.7°F)
maximum wet bulb temperature, non-condensing.
Operating 3048 m (10,000 ft)
Maximum allowable altitude change rate is 457 m/min (1500 ft/min).
Non-operating 9144 m (30,000 ft)
Maximum allowable altitude change rate is 457 m/min (1500 ft/min).
Regulatory
FCC Rating: Class A
Normative Standards: CISPR 22; EN55022; EN55024; FCC CFR 47, Pt 15; ICES-003; CNS13438;
GB9254; K22;K24; EN 61000-3-2; EN 61000-3-3; EN 60950-1; IEC 60950-1
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Technical Specifications
Additional information online
HC250 for VMware product page: http://www.hpe.com/products/HC250
HC250 for MSFT CPS S product page: http://www.hpe.com/products/HC250CPS-S
Hyperconverged marketing page: http://www.hpe.com/info/hyperconverged
Environment-friendly
Products and Approach
End-of-life
Management and
Recycling
Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers end-of-life Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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: http://www.hp.com/go/green or
contact your nearest Hewlett Packard Enterprise sales office. Products
returned to Hewlett Packard Enterprise 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 Packard Enterprise web
site at: http://www.hp.com/go/green. These instructions may be used by
recyclers and other WEEE treatment facilities as well as Hewlett Packard
Enterprise OEM customers who integrate and re-sell Hewlett Packard
Enterprise equipment.
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Summary of Changes
Date
11-Nov-2016
01-Jul-2016
06-Jun-2016
25-Mar-2016
16-Feb-2016
01-Dec-2015
Version History
From Version 8 to 9
From Version 7 to 8
From Version 6 to 7
From Version 5 to 6
From Version 4 to 5
From Version 3 to 4
Action
Changed
Changed
Changed
Changed
Changed
Changed
28-Sept-2015
From Version 2 to 3
Changed
21-Aug-2015
From Version 1 to 2
Changed
17-Aug-2015
Version 1
New
Description of Change
Changes made throughout the QuickSpecs
Changes made throughout the QuickSpecs
Changes made to the service and support section
Changes made throughout the QuickSpecs
Added new HPE Hyper Converged 250 for VMware vSphere
Changes made throughout the entire Document, name
changes to HPE Hyper Converged 250 System.
Changes made to the Overview Features and Benefits, Family
Info and Configuration information Sections.
Corrected statements about SSD capacity, clarified warranty
coverage for SSD
Initial version
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