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HP Smart Array P212 Controller - Overview
Product Description
Product Features
Software Overview
Links to Product Specification
Link to QuickSpecs
Product Description
The HP Smart Array P212 is HP's entry level PCI Express (PCIe)
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller. The low profile, half
height card has 8 ports and utilizes DDR2-800 memory. The P212 is
ideal for RAID 0, 1, 1+0, and can be upgraded with 256 MB Cache
module for RAID 5, 5+0 and additionally with Battery Kit and Smart
Array Advanced Pack (SAAP) license key for RAID 6 (ADG), & 6+0.
Product Features
Feature
New Models
Description
HP Smart Array P212/ZM (Zero memory) 1-ports Int/1-ports Ext PCIe x8 SAS
Controller (Option #: 462828-B21)
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Note: P212 ZM model only supports a Bocksize up-to 64k, if a larger Blocksize is
needed, the 256mb cache module needs to be added.
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HP Smart Array P212/256 1-ports Int/1-ports Ext PCIe x8 SAS Controller (Option #:
462834-B21)
The Smart
Array
Advantage
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.
Consistent Configuration and Management 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 the HP server
storage.
Universal Hard Drive form factor is for use across multiple HP servers, disk
enclosures and storage systems. 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.
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
Seamless upgrades from past generations and upgrades to next generation
HP high performance and high capacity Serial Attached SCSI Smart Array
controllers.
The SA-P212 Controller supports the HP D2600 Disk Enclosure, HP D2700
Disk Enclosure, and the HP 600 Modular Disk System. 6Gb/s SAS technology
delivers high performance and data bandwidth and contains full compatibility
with 3Gb/s SATA technology.
3G SAS technology delivers high performance and data bandwidth up to 300
MB\s per physical link and contains full compatibility with 1.5G SATA
technology.
x8 5G PCI Express 2.0 host interface technology delivers high performance
and data bandwidth up to 5 GB/s maximum bandwidth.
Addition of the battery backed cache upgrade enables Capacity Expansion,
RAID migration, and Stripe Size Migration. Additionally, Smart Array Advanced
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Pack license key enables RAID 6 (ADG), 6+0, Advanced Capacity Expansion,
Mirror Splitting and Recombining in Offline Mode, Drive Erase, Performance
Optimization-Degraded Reads and Read Coalescing (VOD)
Mix-and-match SAS and SATA hard drives, lets you deploy drive technology
as needed to fit your computing environment.
Support for > 2 TB in a single logical drive.
Support for HP SAS tape and tape automation products.
Software consistency among all Smart Array family products: Array
Configuration Utility (ACU), Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA),
Systems Insight Manager, Array Diagnostic Utility (ADU) and SmartStart.
Some of these features are not available with ProLiant 100 series platforms.
The SA-P212 controller supports up to 54 drives.
Low-profile PCI Express form factor - ships with a full size bracket for
deployment in either a low-profile or full sized slot.
Online
Management
Features
Online Capacity Expansion (with BBWC upgrade)
Advanced Capacity Expansion (with BBWC and SAAP license key)
Online RAID Level Migration (with BBWC upgrade)
Online Stripe Size Migration (with BBWC upgrade)
Mirror splitting and recombining
Unlimited Global Online Spares Assignment
User Selectable Expand and Rebuild Priority
User Selectable RAID Level and Stripe Size
User Selectable Read and Write Cache Sizes
Performance
HP's High Performance Architecture sets new boundaries of industry performance
expectations!
6Gb/s SAS
x8 6Gb/s SAS physical links (compatible with 3G SATA)
256 MB DDR2-800 battery-backed cache provides up to 4.2 GB/s maximum
bandwidth.
x8 5G PCI Express host interface provides 4 GB/s maximum bandwidth.
MIPS 32-bit Processor
Read ahead caching
Write-back caching (with battery-backed write cache upgrade)
Native
Command
Queuing
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) is a technology designed to increase performance
of SATA hard disk drives by allowing the individual hard disk to internally optimize the
order in which received read and write commands are executed. This can reduce the
amount of unnecessary going back-and-forth on the drive's heads, resulting in
increased performance for workloads where multiple simultaneous read/write requests
are outstanding, most often occurring in server or storage-type applications. Without
NCQ the drive has to process and complete one command at a time. For NCQ to be
enabled, it must be supported and turned on in the controller and in the hard drive
itself.
Capacity
Given the increasing need for high performance and rapid capacity expansion, the
SA-P212 offers:
Up to 24.3TB of external storage per PCI slot with 6x internal 450GB 3.5" SAS hard
drives and 4x HP 60 Modular Smart Array enclosures or HP D2600 Disk Enclosures
and 48 x 450GB 3.5" SAS hard drives.
Up to 54TB of total storage per PCI slot with 6x internal 1TB 3.5" SATA MDL hard
drives and 4x HP 60 Modular Smart Array enclosures or HP D2600 Disk Enclosures
and 48 x 1TB 3.5" SATA MDL hard drives.
Up to 17.4TB of total storage per PCI slot with 8x internal 300GB SFF SAS hard
drives and 4x HP 70 Modular Smart Array enclosures or HP D2600 Disk Enclosures
and 50 x 300GB SFF SAS hard drives.
Up to 14.5 TB of total storage per PCI slot with 8x internal 250GB SFF SATA hard
drives and 4x HP 70 Modular Smart Array enclosures or HP D2600 Disk Enclosures
and 100 x 250GB SFF SATA hard drives
Note: Support for greater than 2TB in a single logical drive. Additional capacity up to
180 with an expander.
Availability
Provides increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality:
Online Capacity Expansion (with BBWC upgrade)
Online Advanced Capacity Expansion (with Smart Array Advanced Pack
upgrade)
Online RAID Level Migration (with BBWC upgrade)
Online Stripe Size Migration (with BBWC upgrade)
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Global Online Spare
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 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.
Ease of Use
Consistency and Upgradability 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 between servers and external StorageWorks Modular Smart
Array enclosures
Server
compatibility
Click Here for complete Smart Array P212 Controller compatibility and support
information.
Warranty
The warranty for this device is 3-years parts only.
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.
Software Overview
Feature
Supported
Operating
Systems
Description
Microsoft Windows 2003 x64
Microsoft Windows 2003 x84
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server x64
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server x84
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, & 6 (x64 & x84)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (x64 & x84)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x64 & x84)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64 & x84)
Novell Netware 6.5 (Open Enterprise Server)
VMWare
NOTE: Click Here for information on Linux OS support & certification for HP
ProLiant servers .
Software
Suite
All Smart Array products share a common set of configuration, management and
diagnostic tools, including Array Configuration Utility (ACU), Array Diagnostic Utility
(ADU), and Systems Insight Manager. These software tools reduce 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
SIM is only for the HP ProLiant 300, 500 and Blade series servers.
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
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Runs offline for all supported Operating Systems on the ProLiant 300, 500 and
Blade series and runs online for Windows and Linux. For online configuration of
NetWare, use CPQONLIN.
HP Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA)
A simple method for managing logical volumes during system power up by
pressing F8 during POST.
Allows the ability to create arrays, logical volumes, and assign an online spare
drive.
Allows the ability to view and delete logical volumes.
Allows the ability to select the boot controller.
For advanced array configurations use ACU.
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 in HP ProLiant 300, 500 and Blade series servers.
Links to Product Specification
Click Here for Product Specification information .
Link to QuickSpecs
Information for this Overview is taken from the product QuickSpecs. To access the complete QuickSpecs
for this product, select the desired link from the following list:
Click here to access the HP Smart Array P212 Controller Worldwide QuickSpec in html format .
Click here to access the HP Smart Array P212 Controller Worldwide QuickSpec in .pdf format .
Click here to access the HP Smart Array P212 Controller North America QuickSpec in html format
.
Click here to access the HP Smart Array P212 Controller North America QuickSpec in .pdf format
.
Click here to access the QuickSpec homepage, which provides access to the QuickSpecs for
other regions/countries.
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