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Maximum disksize EVA 4000 and EVA 5000

 
piet_10
Occasional Advisor

Maximum disksize EVA 4000 and EVA 5000

Hi,

Does anyone know what the largest disks are I can use in an EVA4000 and EVA5000 ?

I would like to use 2 TB SATA disks, but cannot find if this is supported.

Do I need to have a specific version of the XCS controller software ?
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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Maximum disksize EVA 4000 and EVA 5000

The EVA5000 runs VCS 3.x or 4.x
The EVA4000 runs XCS 5.x or 6.x

These EVA's use FATA disk's, not SATA disk's.

I believe the largest FATA disk topped out at 500GB for these EVA's, or maybe it was 250GB.

Controller Firmware should be at the latest for best disk support.


Steven
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hvhari
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Maximum disksize EVA 4000 and EVA 5000

These are old arrays.
Maximum support is for 300GB FC disks for these models.

Quick specs - EVA 4000 : http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12234_div/12234_div.HTML
Quick specs - EVA 5000 : http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11006_div/11006_div.HTML
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Bhavnish Kamboj (BK)
Trusted Contributor

Re: Maximum disksize EVA 4000 and EVA 5000

Supported disks are:

72 10K rpm
146 GB 10K rpm
300 GB 10K rpm
72 GB 15K rpm
146 GB 15K rpm
250 GB FATA

Max capacity of array is 16.8TB
Bhavnish Kamboj (BK)
Trusted Contributor

Re: Maximum disksize EVA 4000 and EVA 5000

Above provided info by me is for EVA4000..


For EVA5000 its below:

36 GB 10K rpm
72 GB 10K rpm
146 GB 10K rpm
300 GB 10K rpm
36 GB 15K rpm
72 GB 15K rpm
146 GB 15K rpm
250 GB FATA
john_347
Regular Advisor

Re: Maximum disksize EVA 4000 and EVA 5000

Hi all,

Under vcs3.110 on the EVA5000 you can 500 GB Fata drives.

regards

jc
piet_10
Occasional Advisor

Re: Maximum disksize EVA 4000 and EVA 5000

Thank you all for your comments.

Currently I am using the mentioned 500 GB disks, but I would like to upgrade and use 2 TB disks.

Although I understand this is not possible, so I will have to look for another solution, probably much more expensive, since I want to upgrade the storage on both SAN's and in this case I will need 2 new SAN's right ?

Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Maximum disksize EVA 4000 and EVA 5000

There are no 2 TB disks for any EVA model yet.

EVA 3000/5000, with lastest firmware support up to 500 GB FATA
All the other EVAs support 1 TB FATA as maximum.
piet_10
Occasional Advisor

Re: Maximum disksize EVA 4000 and EVA 5000

Ok,

Thanks, I will look for another solution.