HPE Dynamic Smart Array Controllers

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HPE Dynamic Smart Array Controllers
Overview
HPE Dynamic Smart Array Controllers
HPE Dynamic Smart Array is a RAID solution combining a storage host bus adapter (HBA) and proprietary
software components. Eliminating most of the hardware RAID controller components and relocating
advanced RAID algorithms from a hardware-based controller into device driver software lowers the total
solution cost, while still maintaining comparable RAID protection and full compatibility with Smart Array disk
format, configuration utilities, and management/monitoring software.
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
HPE Dynamic Smart Array HPE Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller
RAID Controllers
HPE Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller
NOTE: Daughter card with HPE ProLiant
BL420c Gen8.
Embedded on system board
Embedded on PCI riser or
daughter card
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Standard Features
HPE Dynamic Smart The Hewlett Packard Enterprise innovative design and integration work of the Smart
Array B120i & B320i 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
HPE 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. HPE Dynamic Smart Array controllers provide
critical data protection at a lower cost to customers by building the RAID algorithms
into device driver software.
Performance and data protection innovation. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has
extended the support of SATA Solid State Disks into the Dynamic Smart Array B120i
Controller and support of SAS and SATA Solid State Disks into the Dynamic Smart
Array B320i for enhanced performance.
SmartDrive Carrier form factor is for use across HPE ProLiant Gen8 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 Smart Array
controllers, thus making storage management and deployment easier for IT workers.
Pre-Failure Warranty means HPE 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 HPE Support Center or refer to your HPE Server
documentation.
Key Features
Optional 512MB Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC) (BL420c Gen8, DL160
Gen8, DL360e Gen8, DL380e Gen8, ML350e Gen8)
System memory used as read cache
Smart Array RAID engine running in OS driver
RAID functionality requires driver to be downloaded from Hewlett Packard
Enterprise website for Linux and VMware
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)
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HPE Dynamic Smart Array Controllers
Standard Features
Ports
B120i
B320i
Up to 6 SATA drives
NOTE: NO SAS supported.
Up to 8 SATA drives;
NOTE: SAS supported with optional SAS License key.
Performance
HPE'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 )
NOTE: Two SATA ports will be running at 6Gb/s and
reaming ports will be running at 3Gb/s.
512 MB 40-bit wide DDR3-800MHz flash backed write
cache
write back caching with FBW
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
Capacity
Given the increasing need for high performance and rapid capacity expansion, the
HPE Dynamic Smart Array Controllers offer:
Up to 32TB of total internal storage with 8 x 4TB LFF SATA hard drives
Up to 9.6TB of total internal storage 8x 1.2TB SFF SAS hard drives (B320i with
SAS license)
Availability
Provides increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality:
Online drive firmware upgrade
Pre-Failure Warranty
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HPE Dynamic Smart Array Controllers
Standard Features
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 HPE
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 prefailure 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): Supported with a minimum of 3 drives.
This allocates one set of parity data across drives. This level of fault tolerance
can withstand a single drive failure without downtime or data loss.
RAID5 is available on the B120i/B320i with 512MB FBWC
RAID 1, 1+0, 10 (Drive Mirroring): Supported with a minimum of 2 drives. This
allocates half of the drive array to the data and the other half to the mirrored
data, providing two copies of the data.
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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Standard Features
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 HPE Support Center or refer to your HPE 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 HPE 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:
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/4aa3-4003enw.pdf
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 2012 Server (64 bit)
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 (64 & 32 bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (64 & 32 bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (64 & 32 bit)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64 & x86) (64 & 32 bit)
VMware ESX 4.1 u2
VMware ESXi 4.1 u2
VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.0 u1, 5.0 u2, ESXi 5.1
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://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/servers/management/operatingenvironments/os-support-matrix.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 HPE
server storage.
Systems Insight Manager
Powerful server and server options/storage manager tool
Monitors over 1200 system wide parameters
Configuration/Diagnostic Utilities
HPE Array Configuration Utility (ACU)
Powerful Web based configuration utility for all Smart Array controllers
Provides a graphical view of HPE 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.
HPE 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
Service and Support HPE Technology Services
HPE 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 HPE Care Pack Services
When you buy HPE Options, it's also a good time to think about what level of service
you may need. HPE Care Pack services provide total care and support expertise with
committed response choices designed to meet your IT and business need.
HPE Foundation Care services deliver scalable support-packages for Hewlett
Packard Enterprise 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 HPE Collaborative Support. If you are running business critical
environments, Hewlett Packard Enterprise 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, Hewlett Packard
Enterprise 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 HPE Care Pack Services for optimal satisfaction with your HPE
product
Recommended
Services
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Helps optimize your systems and delivers high levels of application availability
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Technical Manager will own your query or issue end to end until resolved, delivering
a single point of contact for you
OR
3-Year HPE 24x7 4 hour Response, HPE Collaborative Support
Provides problem resolution support across the stack of HW, firmware, and Hewlett
Packard Enterprise and 3rd party SW. In case the issue is with 3rd party SW, Hewlett
Packard Enterprise does known issue resolution. If Hewlett Packard Enterprise
cannot solve the issue, it will contact the third-party vendor and create a problem
incident on your behalf
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Related HPE Care Pack Services to enhance your HPE product experience
Related Services
3-Year HPE 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 HPE 24x7 4 hour Response, Hardware Support Onsite Service
Provides you with rapid remote support and if required an Hewlett Packard
Enterprise 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
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3-Year HPE 6-hour Onsite Call-to-Repair, HPE 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 HPE Global Solution Center, and basic software problem
diagnosis, fault isolation, and resolution if available to HPE.
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Provides a flexible way to purchase HPE 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.
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Insight Remote
Support
Provides 24 X 7 remote monitoring, proactive notifications, and problem resolution.
Learn more http://www.hp.com/go/insightremotesupport
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Service and Support
HPE Support Center Personalized online support portal with access to information, tools and experts to
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HPE Insight Remote Support and HPE Support Center are available at no additional
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support agreement.
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availability
Parts and materials Hewlett Packard Enterprise will provide HPE-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.
Warranty / Service
Coverage
For ProLiant servers and storage systems, this service covers HPE-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 HPE 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 HPE 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.
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Related Options
HPE Optional
Upgrades
HPE Dynamic Smart Array Cache options
HP 512MB B-series Dynamic Smart Array Flash Backed Write
Cache with 24 inch Cable
HPE Smart Array SAS License Key - for B320i only
HP SAS License Key No Media 1 Single Server License for B320i
NOTE: This part number can be used to purchase a single license
or to order multiple licenses with a single activation key. Customer
will receive a printed license entitlement certificate via physical
shipment. The license entitlement certificate must be redeemed
online or via fax in order to obtain the license activation key(s).
HP SAS License Key No Media Flexible Quantity License for B320i
NOTE: This part number can be used to purchase multiple licenses
with a single activation key. Customer will receive a printed license
entitlement certificate via physical shipment. The license entitlement
certificate must be redeemed online or via fax in order to obtain the
license activation key(s).
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BC393A
BC393B
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Technical Specifications
HPE Dynamic Smart Dimensions
Array B120i
Disk Drive and
Controller
Enclosure Interface
- Transfer rate
Connectors
Server Interface
SATA Speed
Cache Memory
Logical Drives
Supported
Host Memory
Addressing
Hot Plug Support
RAID Support
Embedded
Up to 6Gb/s SATA (Serial ATA)
HPE Dynamic Smart Dimensions
Array B320i
Disk Drive Interface
Controller
- Transfer rate
Connectors
Server Interface
Speed
Cache Memory
Embedded
Up to 6Gb/s SATA (Serial ATA)
Logical Drives
Supported
Host Memory
Addressing
Hot Plug Support
RAID Support
6 internal SATA connectors
x4 PCIe 2.0
6Gb/s SATA links
Zero Memory RAID has no cache memory
Up to 8 logical volumes (6 physical drives)
64-bit, supporting greater than 4GB server memory space
Yes
RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring)
RAID 1+0 (Striping & Mirroring)
2 internal x4 connectors
x4 PCIe 2.0
6Gb/s SAS links
Zero Memory RAID has no cache memory
optional 40-bit 512MB ECC protected Flash Backed Write
Cache (FBWC)
Zero Memory, Up to 2 logical volumes (6 physical drives)
64-bit, supporting greater than 4GB server memory space
Yes
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
NOTE: SAS mode requires purchase of SAS license key. For
more information please visit
http://www.hp.com/go/saslicense
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Technical Specifications
Environmentfriendly Products
and Approach
End-of-life
Management and
Recycling
Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers end-of-life product return,
trade-in, and recycling programs, in many geographic areas, for
our products. Products returned to Hewlett Packard Enterprise
will be recycled, recovered or disposed of in a responsible
manner.
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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. 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
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Summary of Changes
Date
07-Oct-2016
Version History
From Version 15 to
16
From Version 14 to
15
Action
Changed
Description of Change
QuickSpecs was rebranded.
Removed
29-Aug-2014
From Version 13 to
14
Changed
Online RAID level migration (between any RAID
level/with FBWC) was removed from Availability
in Standard Features.
Server compatibility link in Compatibility section
was updated.
20-Sep-2013
From Version 12 to
13
From Version 11 to
12
From Version 10 to
11
Changed
31-Mar-2015
15-Aug-2013
05-Jul-2013
Changed
Changed
Related Options section was revised.
HPE Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller in
Technical Specifications was revised.
Changes made in Standard Features:
Performance
Built on embedded controller and Performance
and data protection innovation were revised in
HPE Dynamic Smart Array B120i and B320i
Fault Tolerance was revised in Standard
Features
13-May-2013
From Version 9 to 10
Changed
RAID functionality requires driver to be
downloaded from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
website for Linux and VMware was added to Key
Features
Changes made to the following sections:
Overview- Introduction
Standard Features
Compatibility
29-Apr-2013
From Version 8 to 9
Changed
25-Jan-2013
From Version 7 to 8
Changed
Technical Specifications: Update HPE Dynamic
Smart Array B120i Controller and HPE Dynamic
Smart Array B320i Controller sections.
Technical Specifications: Update HPE Dynamic
Smart Array B120i Controller and HPE Dynamic
Smart Array B320i Controller sections.
Updated Models
Updated Operating Systems in Compatibility
17-Dec-2012
From Version 6 to 7
Changed
07-Nov-2012
26-Oct-2012
From Version 5 to 6
From Version 4 to 5
Changed
Changed
19-Oct-2012
From Version 3 to 4
Changed
Added a note in Technical Specifications
Description change made in the Technical
Specifications section.
Corrections were made.
Changes made in Standard Features,
Compatibility, and Technical Specifications
sections.
Change made to SKU description in Related
Options section.
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06-Jul-2012
06-Jun-2012
From Version 2 to 3
From Version 1 to 2
Changed
Changed
Change made in Standard Features section.
Changed Smart Drive to SmartDrive in Core
Options.
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