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Benifits of EVA6000 over EVA5000

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david d_2
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Benifits of EVA6000 over EVA5000

Hello all,

My boss is looking to replace our EVA5000 with an EVA6000. What are the major benefits in doing this? I have reviewed the specs and have not seen any considerable differences. Have I missed something?

Thanks for your help,
Dave
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IBaltay
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Re: Benifits of EVA6000 over EVA5000

Hi,
the ancestor of the EVA5000 is EVA8000
the pain is one part of the reality
IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Benifits of EVA6000 over EVA5000

Sorry for the wrong formulation:
EVA 5000 is EVA 8000/8100 ancestor
the pain is one part of the reality
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Benifits of EVA6000 over EVA5000

> Have I missed something?

Yes, a lot ;-)

The EVA [468][01]00 and 4400 are active/active storage arrays using industry standard failover mechanisms - no more Secure Path (except for HP-UX if you want dynamic load balancing).

Speed. I've recently migrated a number of servers from an EVA3000 to an EVA6100. Deletion of virtual disks took aaages on the 3000.

New features in Business Copy and Continuous Access.

For the EVA[468]100: the disk drive enclosures contain small 'cut-through switch' modules which provide much better fault isolation than the simple hubs on the older models.
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IBaltay
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Re: Benifits of EVA6000 over EVA5000

Hi,
1. here are the presentation links to show you the differences:
http://www.asac.as/web/upload/ponencias/HP-EVA.pdf

2. and especialy this presentation page 15:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2233504/EVA-Overview
in which you can see that eva 5000 (as an eva 8000/8100 ancestor has better iopses than eva 6000/6100)

3. but if eva 6000/6100 is your option it should be compared also to the eva 4400

best practices and perf white paper:
http://h71028.www7.hp.com/ERC/downloads/4AA2-0914ENW.pdf

http://h71028.www7.hp.com/ERC/downloads/4AA1-8473ENW.pdf?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN


the pain is one part of the reality
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Benifits of EVA6000 over EVA5000

Another, non technical difference is that of the ongoing support costs...

It will probably be costing as much for a years maintenance on an EVA5000 as it will to buy a new EVA6x00 which comes with 3 years support thrown in.

Cheers,

Rob
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Benifits of EVA6000 over EVA5000

Good point... The EVA3000 + EVA5000 are also a bit behind in supporting current OS versions + patch levels.

That's why I'd expect that further qualifications will be stopped in the near future (no I don't have any insider information or dates).
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