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|HPE Storage Solutions Forum - Planning|
I have a requirement of sizing a storage solution for 2 servers which are in Hyper-V. I have thought of many options like 3PAR. MSA, Even StorageOnce as NAS. But all these end up with huge cost or some other challange . Anyone has any idea to size a cheap solution for the below requirement.
I have the application server where it has to storage data of 1.5 PB. This server can be a virtual server inside Hyper-V with OS cluster or I can take out these server into 2 physical server with OS cluster. The storage requirement is to make a shared storage for my huge Data ( mainly files, video, documents etc..) which is about 1.5 PB usable( this is the data size after 5year and staring will be around 250TB). Which is the cheapest option available.
Also I need the same storage for DR and replication primary to DR. Even I can think of some double take solution if it is not available with storage
I have tried the below options,
1) 3 x MSA 2040 storage shared over SAN -> For this the price is ok but its take lots of rack space and moreover the single volume size is only 16TB.So so many volumes needs to be created.
2) 3PAR StoreServ. -> The only reason I cant choose this is because of high price.
3) This Option I thought with two or three D6020 enclosure attached to a DL 380 Server and using windows storage space feature make it as iSCSI storage and present to the Application server. -> Here the challange is , this solution is depends on the windows OS and its not meant for enterprise software defined storage.
4) The storevirtul option again need to have network RAID for high availability and one full set capacity has to dedicate only for HA.
Appreciate advice and suggestion from Experts on the above options or Even a better and cheap options .
I need help to decide what storage configuration use for my hyperv server.
Hyperv server 300GB raid 1
1 Tera unallocate storage.
I need 2 vm : 200G , 300G. current used space is : 200 G for both vm.
Which is the recommended configuration to setup storage for backup hyper v and VM ?
I know one large RAID is not a great idea (most of the time), but I am concerned I am going too far the other way.
For example I will have 3 SQL servers and 5 terminal servers in a dual host VMWare environment connected to MSA 2040 via SAS 6GB/s.
Each SQL would have
Each TS would have
That alone is 14 RAID sets.
Is there a RAID set limit per controller? (Couldn't find one)
Back to topic.I found "HPClient VirtualizationReference Architecturefor VMware View", which is meant for a stateless setup.
I've been tasked to plan for one of our clients a redesign of there backup hardware
Currently the X1600 is attached to the network via an IP address and servers backup straight to the X1600 cause large amounts of load on the server
We are proposing using there DL360 G7 as a front end server and connecting it to the X1600 via iSCSI this I don't have a problem with doing .. My question is as follows
What is the best practices for bonding/teaming the NIC's used for the iSCSI connection to turn the 2 x 1GB links into a 2GB link - for Redundancy and Speed
i've been reading alot of conflicting stories of you can't iSCSI over a teamed connection and to use MPIO
any thoughts on this ? or how i should go about it ?
FC Autoloader directly connected to Server query
I have a HP LTO5 3000 Tape Autoloader, and a HP DL380 Server with PCIe Fibre channel card.
My question is can I connect the tape drive directly to the server without the use of a fibre switch etc, and backup directly from the server to the tape library?
I am aware that this can be done use the SAS Autoloader but have not read anywhere to say that it can or can't be doe with the fibre model?
Any help would be appreciated
Can anyone here please suggest me some low cost NAS solution to be presented as File Server (CIFS) share for my Production and DR site with replication enabled ?
Here’s the 1 Unit HP storage server with up to 12 TB capacity HP StoreEasy 1430 12TB SATA Storage
But the problem is that the drive is just four x 3 TB RAW disk space, and I'm not sure what is the replication technology to drive the PROD-DR site replication.
P.S. this thread has been moved from Servers > Planning to Storage > Planning - HP Forum Moderator
I've got a question about how would you support Windows 2012 Hyper-v Clustering on P2000G3Sas storage .
From the SPOCK reference for P2000G3 and windwos 2012 I read
General Operating System (1) Notes:
1) Thin provisioning not supported with Windows Server 2012.
2) Virtual Hard Disks of type VHDx are not supported.
3) Live Migrations are not supported on firmware TS240.
For me is the same of saying "Windows 2012 hyper-v NOT SUPPORTED "
Please HP tell me that is not true and that you WILL support such basic features
Due to undelivered OS CD of Storage managenet server, we use ABM to deploy P6500 and plan to deploy SAN management server later. After deploying SAN Mgt Sserver we will migrate ABM to SBM. My questions are:
1. What are the challenges of ABM to SBM migration?
2. Deploying SAN storgae p6500 with ABM is a standard way to proceed?
3. if we use nornmal windows OS rather that Windows Storage server, does it cause any impact on the software that we will use later, i.e. BC, CVEVA.
I have 17 Proliant servers with internal Tape Drives. I am researching moving off tape. We currently use CA Arcserve. CA their software is "hardware agnostic" therefore they support all HP solutions (they say)
I am starting into D2D but understand that I will not be able to archive offsite.......So this then leads into having equipment of some sort located in an offsite location with a highspeeed link to the remote location.
I have this option...we have a new secure building miles away with fiber linking us.
This entire study could lead me into formulating a full blown Disaster recovery solution..... I am wondering if there would be a multistep approach that would implement things in steps that , in the end, would permit a DR solution to be implemented onto of, or supported by , the previous steps
I guess what I am thinking is, it would be nice to see the equipment that we invest in as we move off tape to still be supported as integral parts of what could be in its final form...... a DR solution
I appreciate feedback on this
please say me what is All cases should be considered for upgrading a storage system ?
please guide me step-by-step.
P.S. This thread has been moved from HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage to Storage> Planning. - Hp Forum Moderator
Hi, We are planning to upgrade our EVA controllers HSV100 from VCS 3110 (active/passive) to VCS4.100 (active/active). we gathered following information from different sources. Now i need to know the impact of this firmware upgrade at our host servers after upgrading the multipathing softwares, as the host servers consist of HP-UX v2, Windows 2000/2003 and Sun Solaris OS platforms.
- We can upgrade VCS 3.110 to VCS 4.100 directly. (By Offline method because online firmware upgrade supported only from VCS 4.001).
- VCS 4.xxx will also require a cabling change for the Host ports on the EVA controllers. This may affect the zoning on san switches.
- Downgrading while retaining existing data from VCS 4.100 to any earlier version of VCS 3.xxx firmware is not supported. Downgrade is only possible on an uninitialized storage system (which means all your data gone. Make sure you backup your EVA data first).
- You may also need to upgrade firmware on disk drives when you upgraded the EVA firmware.
- Be aware that switching to Active/Active firmware will require changing the multipath software on the servers as well.
We currently have an MSA2312fc G2 and are looking at adding additional storage via a MSA70. The MSA2312fc has dual controllers and the MSA70 will have dual I/O modules. Is it possible to connect the MSA70 without powering down the MSA2312? Here is the procedure that I think would work but please correct me if I am wrong:
1. Shutdown controller B on 2312.
2. Connect I/O module 2 on MSA70 to controller B.
3. Power on MSA70.
4. Power on controller B on 2312 after MSA70 has fully powered on and initialized.
5. Power down controller A on 2312.
6. Connect I/O module 1 on MSA70 to controller A.
7. Power on controller A.
I would like to be able to add the MSA70 with no downtime if possible.
Thank you in advance,
Hi, we are in the process of upgrading our SAN and network. The older 4400 switch fabric is managed by Cisco MDS9124 switches. The new fabric is FCoE with Nexxus switches. I would like to connect the the Nexxus 5k to the MDS via twin-x and then mirror the data and then break the mirror during cutover to the new network. Sounds straight forward enough, but I have not found any examples to work from. I can connect the 5k to mds and create vlan/vsan between the two. What I don't know how to do is creating the mirror. Does it show up in the EVA command view once connected? I believe the new SAN comes with a 120 day eval for mirroring/CA. Is it sufficient to connect the two sans together for my purposes? The mirror only needs to be in place long enough to replicate the data and point the existing hosts at the new San. I realize that in a few words I have laid out a lot of complex tasks, but any information and/or help would greatly be appreciated.
Having defined a vdisk on a p2000, can I later go back and assign newly acquired spindles as spare disks? Or am I limited to whatever is available at the time the vdisk is defined.
Thanks for your time.
We have two XP12K disk array. We want to rearrange LUN in the storage. That means we want to remove some existing LUN and assign new LUN in the storage. So can you plz help me how can we do it. any relevent document to do the activity. also mention the pre and post activities to do the job.
I have some theoretical questions about EVA snapshot mechanism.
Say, we have some V-Disk on EVA 8400 (or 8000 - doesn't matter).
And we have several snapshots with demand-allocation, created for that one V-Disk.
1) Do all the snapshots grow in size at once, when V-Disk data is modified?
Or only the last snapshot grows?
2) What exactly happens, when eventually there is no free space available in disk group to store the changes?
Thank you, in advance!
Can You Please Help me on This Query
Which one is the best switch for Encl c7000 CISCO MDS or Brocade ?
I'm looking for a white paper that clearly explains the reasons why is not good practice to use your database server storage as a file server or document repository.
We have EVA 4400. 146GB*12 i.e. 1365 GB storage.
Out of that 95% is allocated and only 70 GB free space.
Now no space is required for atleast 2 years.
I need a valuable suggestion:
1. Whether we have to go for a new encloser. which may cost high
2. Can we change existing HDDs with higher capacity HDDs i.e. now 300 GBs available.
3. if 2nd point is possible then can we change some HDDs in existing EVA. the reason is this
storage is shared by out test server also. and we can get sufficient downtown for maintenance activity.