HP EVA 8100

HP EVA 8100Enterprise Virtual Arrays

The HP EVA 8100 disk arrays are the high-capacity, high performance models of the Enterprise Virtual Arrays, delivering business-critical availability in an easy-to-manage package. Features include:

  • up to 240TB of storage capacity with 1TB FATA drives and full expansion (168TB without expansion)
  • up to 18 x M5314C expansion enclosures
  • support for 225,000 IOPS (IO/sec)
  • up to 16Gbps aggregate bandwidth
  • up to 2450 Mbps maximum throughput
  • dual redundant controllers (HSV210-B) with up to 8GB cache per controller pair
  • redundant power supplies, fans and power distribution units
  • hot-pluggable power supplies, fans, cache batteries, I/O modules, environmental monitoring units, and disks

The EVA 8100 HP disk arrays support integrated application block storage as well as file storage, and supports Fibre Channel, iSCSI and direct connected hosts, up to 512 single path connections, and up to 256 dual-path connections. HP EVA 8100 systems support the following hard drives: 300GB 10K, 146GB 15K, 300GB 15K & 450GB 15K high performance fibre channel, and 1TB fibre attached technology adapted (FATA) disks. The HP Enterprise Virtual Array 8100 models supports Vraid0, Vraid1, Vraid 0+1, Vraid5, Vraid 0+5 & Cross Vraid Snaps.

In addition, these Enterprise Virtual Arrays supported other advanced functionalities including virtual disk data load leveling, distributed sparing of disk capacity, support for remote replication to legacy EVA systems, direct attaching to Windows storage servers without SAN switches, asynchronous disk swap, and other features designed to make storage easier to manage by automating repetitive tasks that were manually done in the past.

With the HP EVA iSCSI connectivity option, businesses can also extend their Fibre SAN into smaller departments and remote locations without expanding their Fibre Channel architecture investments, allowing servers to be connected to the SAN via standard Ethernet ports.

Supported Operating Systems

  • HP-UX
  • HP OpenVMS
  • HP Tru64 UNIX
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2000
  • Novell NetWare
  • VMware
  • Citrix Xen Enterprise
  • Apple Mac OSX

HP EVA software for SRM, Snapshot and Replication

With the EVA 8100 disk storage RAID arrays, you can leverage HP’s Storage Essentials SRM software to manage your EVA and SAN infrastructure seamlessly. In addition, this HP EVA software provides an application-level view of storage for Oracle, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, and others, to provide RAID protection and allow issues to be pinpointed and addressed quickly.

The HP StorageWorks EVA 8100s also support Business Copy for snapshot, as well as SnapClone, MirrorClone, and Cross Vraid snapshots and snapclones for superior data protection for businesses. Also, HP StorageWorks Continuous Access EVA protection enhances data protection beyond the data center by supporting realtime remote replication, providing disaster-tolerant business continuity.

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