Email Subscription Notifications Suspended Temporarily
We are in the process of making navigation in the Servers and Operating Systems forums simpler and more direct. While doing this, we have to temporarily suspend email notifications for subscriptions. If you are subscribed to one or more discussion boards or blogs in the community, please check them daily to see new content. Notifications will be turned back on in a few days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thanks, Warren_Admin
StoreVirtual Storage
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

adding new P4500 to existing cluster

martinc_1
Occasional Contributor

adding new P4500 to existing cluster

We have a 6 node P4500 SAN with 450GB disks split between 2 DC's - I want to add 2 new nodes but the current model (G2) comes with 600GB disks and 2 nodes will give 14.4 TB of storage - am I right in thiking that if I add this to the existing cluster I will only get the benefit of 10.8 TB (as per the previous model) even thogh I'll have to pay for 14.4 TB ?
2 REPLIES
Jim Silvia
Advisor

Re: adding new P4500 to existing cluster

Correct on the loss.

I have a similar situation where i have three node P4500 with the 300 GB drives and need to add capacity. I've ordered the P4300 G2 7.2 SAS solution. Even though this will fit and i wont lose any storage i'm going to create a separate cluster.
teledata
Respected Contributor

Re: adding new P4500 to existing cluster


You will see no benefit if you add the 14.4TB Solution to your existing cluster made up of 5.4 nodes.

You have a number of options:
1) Obtain the 14.4TB solution, and build a new cluster.

2) Obtain the 14.4T solution, add to existing cluster, and have the option to split it out when you add additional 14.4T solutions later.

3) I can provide an HP Renew quote for the legacy 10.8TB solution if you'd like to add to your existing cluster and remain cost effective.

http://www.tdonline.com/hp-lefthand/
http://www.tdonline.com