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Trevor Darby_1
Occasional Contributor

EVA 5000 upgrade

Hi,
I have a customer who has a EVA5000 2C6D running VCS 3.028. He wishes to buy an EVA 8000, but using the existing Cabinet,Shelves and disks.
1. Is their an White paper of the methodology on upgrading from 5000 to an 8000?
2. Once he has upgraded to an EVA8000 using existing shelves and disk, does he have to reload the data back onto the EVA?
3. Does HP have to do the upgrade?
4. Any ideas on how long it takes?
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5000 upgrade

It is a lot of work, because many components (I/O modules, EMUs, possible cables, controllers) need to be replaced. As far as I can tell, a data in-place upgrade is not possible.
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Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor
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Re: EVA 5000 upgrade

See this assessment guide:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00610510/c00610510.pdf

The main issue usually is not technical but administrative: How to get everything in a maintenance contract!

Most customers preffer installing a new EVA8000 and return the old EVA5000.

Cheers
Peter
I love storage
Trevor Darby_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: EVA 5000 upgrade

Many thanks for the replies.
I will now talk to the customer about this upgrade.
Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Re: EVA 5000 upgrade

Hi,
hav u did the successful upgrade?
Can u plz confirming me the eva5000(old 1) used fc cables for connectivity between loop switches to drive enclosure or uses fiber copper cable?
noemally what type of cable are uses for loop switches and drive enclosure connectivity?

thanking u in advance.

Regards,Sharjeel
sameerK
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA 5000 upgrade

Hi there. I am in the similar situation and was trying to find this assessment guide. I am not able to get this document on the above mentioned link. Can some one provide me the correct link
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5000 upgrade

Problem with links are that they are channging with revisions!

So, to find the document go
http://www.hp.com/go/eva5000
select EVA5000 technical documents

Here you will find the
HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array 3000/5000 to 4100/6100/8100 upgrade assessment

Cheers
Peter
I love storage