QuickSpecs
HP Smart Array P400 Controller
Overview
The HP Smart Array P400 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) controller (SA-P400) provides new levels of performance and
reliability for HP servers, through its support of the latest SCSI technology and advanced RAID capabilities. The SA P400 is
a high-performance PCI Express (PCIe) RAID controller with 8 internal Serial Attached SCSI ports available in a low-profile
form factor or embedded (SA-P400i). It supports up to 512MB of battery-backed write cache (BBWC) and RAID Level 6
(ADG).
Models
HP Smart Array P400
Controller
HP Smart Array P400/256MB Controller
HP Smart Array P400/512MB Controller with BBWC
405132-B21
411064-B21
Smart Array P400 Battery Attach Kit
NOTE: This option kit contains a 24" battery cable and adhesive material for
installing a battery into the following servers if a Smart Array P400 is integrated
outside of the factory - HP ProLiant ML310 G3, HP ProLiant DL320 G4, HP
ProLiant ML350 G5, HP ProLiant DL380 G5 (installations in a full size slot), and
HP ProLiant DL580 G4. For all solutions, please refer to the HP ProLiant
QuickSpecs and User's Manual for detailed installation instructions.
Battery-backed write cache upgrade
512MB Battery-backed write cache upgrade
417836-B21
Upgrade Options
Battery Attach Kit
Cache Upgrades
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383280-B21
405148-B21
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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
Consistent Configuration and Management Tools
Universal Hard Drive
Pre-Failure Warranty
Data Compatibility
Data Compatibility with past and future generations of Serial Smart Array controllers allows for
simple and easy upgrades any time needs for higher performance, capacity, and availability
increase.
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 HP server storage.
Universal Hard Drive
A universal hard drive is used across multiple HP ProLiant servers, disk enclosures and storage
systems. With compatibility across many enterprise platforms, you are free to deploy and redeploy these drives to quickly deliver increased storage capacity, migrate data between systems,
and easily manage spare drives.
Pre-Failure 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
The SA-P400 controller supports up to 18 drives. The SA-P400i supports up to 6 drives
depending on the server implementation.
Seamless upgrades from past generations and upgrades to next generation HP high
performance and high capacity Serial Attached SCSI Smart Array controllers.
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 2.5G PCI Express host interface technology delivers high performance and data
bandwidth up to 2 GB/s maximum bandwidth.
Modular, easy-to-upgrade design lets you optimize performance by upgrading from 40-bit
256MB cache to 72-bit 512MB battery-backed write cache (BBWC).
Addition of the battery backed cache upgrade enables BBWC, RAID 6 with ADG, array
expansion, logical drive extension, RAID migration, and stripe size migration.
Mix-and-match SAS and SATA hard drives, lets you deploy drive technology as needed to fit
your computing environment.
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.
Support for up to 2TB in a single logical drive.
Low-profile PCI Express form factor - ships with a full size bracket for deployment in either a
low-profile or full sized slot.
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Management Features
Online array expansion (with BBWC upgrade)
Online logical drive extension (with BBWC upgrade)
Online RAID level migration (with BBWC upgrade)
Online strip size migration (with BBWC upgrade)
Offline Mirror splitting and recombining
Unlimited global online spare assignment
User selectable expand and rebuild priority
User selectable RAID level and stripe size
User selectable read and write cache sizes
Ports
Eight (8) SAS physical links distributed across 2 internal x4 wide port connectors.
Performance
HP's High Performance Architecture sets new boundaries of industry performance expectations!
3G SAS (300MB/s bandwidth per physical link)
x8 3G SAS physical links (compatible with 1.5G SATA)
256 MB 40-bit wide DDR2-533MHz cache upgradeable to 512 MB 72-bit wide DDR2533MHz battery-backed cache provides up to 4.2 GB/s maximum bandwidth
x8 2.5G PCI Express host interface provides 2 GB/s maximum bandwidth
440 PowerPC Processor
Read ahead caching
Write-back caching (with battery-backed write cache upgrade)
Capacity
Given the increasing need for high performance and rapid capacity expansion, the SA-P400 offers:
Up to 2TB of total storage with SATA HDD
Up to 2.628TB of total storage with 18 x 146GB SFF SAS HDD
Availability
Provides increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality:
Online RAID level migration (between any RAID level)
Online stripe size migration
Online array expansion
Online logical drive extension
Online drive firmware upgrade
Unlimited 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 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.
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Standard Features
Fault Tolerance
Keeps data available and server running while a failed drive is being replaced; several fault
tolerance configurations are supported including:
RAID 6 with ADG (Advanced Data Guarding): This is the highest level of fault tolerance. It
allocates two sets of parity data across drives and allows simultaneous write operations.
This level of fault tolerance can withstand two simultaneous drive failures without downtime
or data loss.
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.
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
Recovery ROM: This feature protects the user from a firmware image corruption by storing a
redundant copy of the firmware image. If the active firmware image becomes corrupt, the
controller will use the redundant firmware image and continue operating.
On-Line Spares: There is no limit to the number of spare drives that can be installed prior to
drive failure. If a failure occurs, recovery begins with an On-Line Spare and data is
reconstructed automatically.
DRAM ECC detects and corrects data bit errors.
Battery-backed write cache upgrade provides for up to two days of battery power for data
cache retention. The data backup duration could be extended anytime the server's auxiliary
power is available during system power down.
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 between servers and external StorageWorks Modular Smart Array
enclosures
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Compatibility
Servers
For up to date compatibility, please see the following URL for complete Smart Array P400
Controller compatibility and support information:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/index.html
Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows™ 2000 Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Microsoft Windows 2003 / R2 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows 2003 / R2 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows 2003 / R2 Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 2003 / R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 2003 / R2 SBS
Novell Open Enterprise Server, NetWare 6.5 SP5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (x86)
SCO OpenServer 5.0.7, 6
SCO UnixWare 7.1.3, 7.1.4
Solaris 10
VMWare ESX 3.0
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 Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA)
A simple method for managing logical drives during system power up by pressing F8 during
POST
Allows the ability to create arrays, logical drives, and assign an online spare drive
Allows the ability to view and delete logical drives
Allows the ability to select the boot controller
For advanced array configurations use ACU
HP Array Diagnostic Utility (ADU)
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Compatibility
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, HP Care Pack, and Warranty 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 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
For additional hardware installation and maintenance information, please refer to the URL listed
below:
http://www.hp.com/hps/hardware/
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.
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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Related Options
Hard Drives
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SFF Hot Plug
HP 36GB 3G SAS 10K SFF HDD
HP 72GB 3G SAS 10K SFF HDD
HP 146GB 3G SAS 10K SFF SP HDD
SAS Hot Plug
HP 36GB 3G SAS 15K 3.5" HDD
HP 72GB 3G SAS 15K 3.5" HDD
HP 146GB 3G SAS 15K 3.5" HDD
Serial-ATA (SATA) SFF Hot Plug
HP 60GB 1.5G SATA 5.4K SFF HDD
SATA Hot Plug
HP 80GB 1.5G SATA 7.2K 3.5" HDD
HP 160GB 1.5G SATA 7.2K 3.5" HDD
HP 250GB 1.5G SATA 7.2K 3.5" HDD
HP 500GB 1.5G SATA 7.2K 3.5" HDD
SATA Non-Hot Plug
HP 250GB 1.5G SATA 7.2K NHP 3.5" HDD
HP 160GB 1.5G SATA 7.2K NHP 3.5" HDD
HP 80GB 1.5G SATA 7.2K NHP 3.5" HDD
NOTE: Go to the HP Hard Drive Compatibility table for complete drive
compatibility information (http://www.hp.com/products/harddiskdrives). Using
hard drives in unsupported configurations will result in voiding the warranty and
could result in damage to the drive and/or loss of data.
NOTE: There is a known compatibility issue with some early 3.5" SATA HDD
that will make them unable to be used with the SA-P400 controller. Customers
should verify that they are not using hard drive part number 332649-002/003
(spare 353042-001), 332650-002/003 (spare 353043-001), or 356536-002/003
(spare 353044-001).
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375859-B21
375861-B21
431958-B21
375868-B21
375870-B21
375872-B21
379306-B21
349237-B21
349238-B21
349239-B21
395473-B21
411276-B21
411275-B21
383410-B21
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Technical Specifications
Dimensions (not
including bracket)
Disk Drive and
Enclosure Interface
Low Profile PCIe Form Factor
6.61 in x 2.75 in x 0.7 in (16.8 cm x 7.0 cm x 1.8 cm)
3G SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)
1.5G SATA (Serial ATA)
SAS Connectors
2 internal (SFF8484) x4 wide port connectors
Cache Memory Speed DDR2-533MHz with 40 or 72-bit wide bus provides up to 4.2 GB/s maximum bandwidth.
Server Interface
x8 2.5G PCIe provides 2GB/s maximum bandwidth.
SAS Speed
x8 3G SAS provides 2.4GB/s maximum bandwidth.
Cache Memory
40-bit 256MB ECC protected cache (72-bit 512MB module upgrades available); transportable with
battery-backed upgrade
Logical Drives
Up to 32 logical drives
Supported
Maximum Logical Drive2TB
Capacity
Host Memory
64-bit, supporting greater than 4GB server memory space
Addressing
RAID Support
RAID 6 with ADG (Advanced Data Guarding) requires Battery Backed Write Cache Upgrade
RAID 5 (Distributed Data Guarding)
RAID 1+0 (Striping & Mirroring)
RAID 0 (Striping)
Upgradeable Firmware Upgradeable Firmware with recovery ROM feature
© Copyright 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. The only warranties for HP products and services are
set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed
as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
For hard drives, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.
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