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VA7400 vs VA7410

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Lacrosse
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VA7400 vs VA7410

Can someone give me the high level differences/enhancement on the VA7410 over the VA7400 speed, drive capacity etc....
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Uday_S_Ankolekar
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Re: VA7400 vs VA7410

Try this link for both 7400 and 7410 specification

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/arraysystems.html

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Good Luck..
Brian M Rawlings
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Re: VA7400 vs VA7410

Basically, the 7400 (initial product in this class) cannot expand beyond its single chassis (no additional drive bays), has smaller cache, and only has 2 (two) of the older 1Gb FC ports.

Its big brother, the VA7410, can run multiple drive bays (lots more disks), has more cache (more is better, mostly), and has 4 (four) shiny new 2Gb FC ports.

If you are considering buying one of these, go with the 7410 unless you have very modest space requirements, with modest I/O rates and no major growth expected. It is cheaper, but not if you end up outgrowing it (you have to buy a whole 'nuther array to expand).

On the VA7410, with its four FC ports, you can do MC/Serviceguard clustering with two nodes (servers), and no FC switches. The VA7400 cannot do this, and when you add the FC switches, the cost is about a wash... so the 7410 is a standout for this.

Regards, --bmr
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Vincent Fleming
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Re: VA7400 vs VA7410

Brian,

You have the 7400 mixed up with the 7100.

The 7400 has 2 2Gb FC ports for the hosts, and 2 2Gb FC ports for disk. The 7410 has twice that. The 7400 can have 6 expansion drive shelves, just like the 7410.

The 7400 has 1GB of cache per controller, and again, the 7410 has twice that.

That's about it for differences.

Vince
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Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: VA7400 vs VA7410

Find attached my presentation showing the VA7100, VA7400, VA7410 and the brand new VA7110 architecture and numbers.
Cheers
Peter
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Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: VA7400 vs VA7410

Oops, the zip file didn't make it. So I try to save it in Chunks.
Here the overview and the VA7100 part
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Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: VA7400 vs VA7410

I don't know why, but my saved files get corrupted.
So please send your email address to peter.mattei@hp.com and I will send you the document
Cheers
Peter
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