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HP StorageWorks EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option

Overview

The HP StorageWorks EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option provides modular multi-protocol SAN designs with increased scalability, stability and ROI on storage infrastructure.

Over 70% of servers within a data center are not connected to Fibre Channel SANs for any of the following reasons:

Do not require FC Performance

Cost of the Connectivity to SAN is too high

Distances are too great

In the typical organization, each distributed server has its own directly attached storage and backup devices. Because these devices are isolated from other servers, excess capacity cannot be redeployed.

This EVA option extends the FC SAN investment with integrated multi-protocol support, allowing customers to incorporate iSCSI servers without requiring additional storage arrays or management costs. Fibre Channel SANs based on EVA technology are now able to leverage IP networks to create larger SAN sizes across longer distances. This enables increased consolidation. Instead of potentially underutilized, direct-attached, server-dedicated storage, a multi-protocol SAN provides access to storage that is allocated as and when it is needed.

The EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option enables organizations to integrate low-cost Ethernet-connected servers into an EVA by bridging the iSCSI protocol to the Fibre Channel protocol. This capability allows iSCSI servers to leverage shared SAN resources, improving asset utilization and enabling new applications. This integration greatly reduces the cost of connecting servers to centrally managed storage and helps provide a cost-effective solution to introduce utility computing into the enterprise.

An EVA with multi-protocol support also provides network storage at reduced infrastructure costs. Small and medium businesses now have a lower entry point to take advantage of SAN benefits. Large enterprises may also deploy multi-protocol SANs in departments and remote offices.

Key Benefits:

Delivering SAN like benefits over the Ethernet IP network, the HP StorageWorks EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option is an integrated hardware unit that enables access to block storage on a EVA FC SAN across an Ethernet network

Provides customers a flexible and cost effective way to connect stranded servers to existing Fibre Channel storage increasing return on investment.

DAS to SAN via IP

Extend access to and the virtues of FC SANs across Ethernet networks including:

Consolidated storage

Improved disk utilization Improved IT efficiency

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HP StorageWorks EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option

Overview

Key Features

Supports two Ethernet and two Fibre Channel ports

Increase the flexibility of EVAs by adding integrated iSCSI support

Delivers the benefits of SAN storage at a significant discount to FC SAN storage

Concurrent FC and IP traffic is managed with high throughput enabling access 150 iSCSI servers and LUNS Integrated management with Command View EVA

iSCSI ready for the following operating systems:

Apple Mac OS X (via iSCSI Initiator from ATTO Technology)

HP OpenVMS

Microsoft Windows

Linux Red Hat

Linux SUSE

Sun Solaris

VMware

Supports High Availability Multi-path Options for HP OpenVMS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Sun Solaris, and VMware Fabric and Direct Attach support

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HP StorageWorks EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option

Models

HP StorageWorks iSCSI

HP StorageWorks EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option

AE324A

Connectivity Option

 

 

(mpx100)

Order this part for all new installations for

 

 

EVA4000/4100/4400/6000/6100/6400/8000/8100/8400, EVA3000/5000.

 

 

Includes One unit, shelf, brackets, copper FC cables and documentation.

 

 

HP StorageWorks EVA iSCSI Connectivity Upgrade Option

AE325A

 

Includes one unit to mount in existing shelf and documentation

 

 

For multi-path (dual unit high availability) order both part numbers. (The second

 

 

hardware unit installs into the shelf that ships with AE324A.)

 

HP StorageWorks EVA

HP StorageWorks EVA 4400 iSCSI Connectivity Option

AJ713A

4400 iSCSI Connectivity

Order this part for all new installations for EVA 4400 only. Includes one unit, shelf,

 

Option (mpx100b)

brackets, copper FC cables and documentation. Supports 16 iSCSI initiators.

 

 

HP StorageWorks EVA 4400 iSCSI Connectivity Upgrade Option

AJ714A

 

Includes one unit to mount in existing shelf and documentation. For use with EVA

 

 

4400 only.

 

 

HP StorageWorks EVA4400 iSCSI Connectivity 32 Initiator Upgrade License (LTU)

T5471A

 

For use with EVA 4400 only.

 

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HP StorageWorks EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option

Product Highlights

Configuration Support

The iSCSI Connectivity Option is fully compatible with the HP B-Series, C-Series, and M-Series of FC

 

switches. For complete interoperability information please check:

 

http://www.hp.com/go/SANdesign

 

http://www.hp.com/go/SANdesignguide

 

Two hardware units may be implemented for high availability and redundant data paths.

 

 

Manageability

Command View EVA

 

mpx Manager

 

 

Scalability

Initial support: Refer to the guidelines described in the HP StorageWorks SAN Design Reference Guide

 

available at: http://www.hp.com/go/SANdesignguide

 

 

Software Components, Standard

Command View

HP StorageWorks Command View EVA provides the capability to manage the EVA and is installed on an

 

existing Storage Management Appliance, a management server or a NAS server. This powerful tool

 

provides an easy mechanism to manage EVA storage systems in a SAN configuration. Command View

 

EVA is purchased separately from XCS media kit.

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