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The HPE Storage Sizer is a downloadable sizing tool that helps to design a storage infrastructure that will meet your customer needs!

  • Simplifies the Process of designing a storage solution
  • Applies storage design rules, licensing and services rules
  • Output is a Valid,Supported Configuration that can be imported directly into Watson / SBW for quotation
  • Provides localized parts and pricing for Americas, APJ and EMEA
  • Smart Update Technology brings new products or functionality to you
  • Encompasses the HPE Storage family
  • Updated at every New Product launch as part of the NPI process
  • New functionality added based on user input, annual surveys and quarterly focus groups

Important Information



A new version of HPE Storage Sizer (13.0) has been released to improve security and increase update performance. Previous versions of the sizer will no longer be updated with new products, enhancements, or fixes. It is important that you migrate to the new version.


To migrate:

    1) Download new 13.0 kit from the “Downloads” section below. Save the .zip file to a local folder.


    2) Unzip the file, extracting setup.exe.


    3) Execute setup.exe as Administrator. To do this, highlight the file, right click, and select ‘Run as Administrator’.


    Note: Sizer will be installed in new location “C:\Hewlett Packard Enterprise\Sizers”. Current license, preferences and claim checks will be copied during install process. Installation process uses PowerShell which is usually present with Windows.


To stay current, it is important for you to follow these migration steps as soon as possible.


Sizing Tool Security and End-User Requirements


HPE Storage Sizing Tool employs a license-based security mechanism to protect many tools and applications used by HPE employees and certified HPE Partners against unauthorized usage.


When a specific tool requires a license for use, you will be required to make use of a utility called the HPE Sizing Tool License Manager. This utility will allow you to apply licenses to use (LTUs) for individual applications (or several at one time) to your computer.


The HPE Sizing Tool License Manager will be included with any current HPE Sizing tools, so you will not need to download a new application if you already have one of our tools installed.


For more detail on how to get and apply a license refer License Information section.


Current Version is 18.1

November 8, 2017


New for Version 18.1.0

  • DX000:
    • Product Update
      • Added new SATA LFF SSDs to D3600 and D3610
      • Added new 6G SATA SFF SC SSDs, 12G SAS SC SSDs to D3700 and D3710. Also removed obsolete items.
  • Switches:
    • Product Update
      • New E-LTUs added into various Cisco Switches that belong to C-series
  • Bug Fixes:
    • 3PAR 8450 - Fixed an issue in "Add by IOPs" mode, where sized configuration did not cover requested IOPs

New for Version 17.5.0

  • MSA:
    • New Product Introduction & Features
      • New MSA 1050 model added in MSA 205X calculator modeling virtual pools
        • Product Overview
          • MSA 1050 is the 5th generation of the MSA product family designed for entry level markets
          • Brings latest storage technologies & advanced capabilities such as Performance Tiering at an attractive price
        • Detailed modeling of 3-Level Storage Tiers:
          • 1. Performance tier includes SSDs
          • 2. Standard tier includes 10K-15K HDDs
          • 3. Archive tier consists of 7.2K NL drives
        • "Hardware Preferences" section in GUI to customize array wide options:
          • Supports 8Gb FC, 12 Gb SAS, 1 GbE and 10 GbE iSCSI interfaces
        • Sizer enforces and guides on best practices & rules of sizing to optimize performance
        • Detailed summary section in GUI to provide insight into the sizing results
          • DG Summary - provides overview of all disk groups sized in each virtual pool
          • Array Configuration - provides overview of array configuration sized and how enclosures fill up
          • Performance Summary - provides overview of performance data for all disk groups sized in each virtual pool
        • Support for up to 3 expansion disk enclosures
        • Support for up to 96 SFF and 48 LFF drives
      • New SAS sub models added in MSA 205X calculator
        • Supported drives for each tier and cables are listed in GUI for these sub models
    • Improvements
      • Added options to Size using 'Per Pool' versus 'Per Array' in workload section
      • Single Add workload button functionality is included within a tier
      • Configuration modes will automatically change based on the RAID levels selected in a tier
        • Toggles between "All Configs" and "Best Practice" based on RAID selection
      • Workloads will be automatically split into multiple disk groups with maximum of 16 disks per disk group
        • This will happen in all the modes - add by capacity, add by IOPs and add by disks
        • All the relevant storage rules such as RAID rules will be followed as appropriate
        • Best practice rules will be enforced if best practice mode is chosen
  • OCA Integration:
    • New Feature
      • Integration between Storage Sizing Tool and One Config Advanced (OCA)
      • OCA Export for all product configurations
        • Supported Configurations
          • MSA: MSA 2050, 2052, 1050, 2040, 2042, 1040
          • 3PAR: 3PAR 8000, 9000, 20000, 20000R2, 7000, 10000
          • StoreOnce: All single node systems, StoreOnce 6600, VSA
          • XP7, StoreEasy
          • Switches: B-Series, C-Series, Q-Series
          • StoreVirtual: StoreVirtual 3200, 4X00, VSA, File Controller
          • StoreEver: MSL 2024, 4048, 6480, Tape Drives, AutoLoader
      • Process for OCA export/import
        • Click on "Export OCA" button at the top to export the current storage configurations to your \.xml
        • Click on "Import OCA" to launch the OCA tool
        • In OCA tool, click on "Import" button and select the file that you saved during export step above
        • Preview the import and continue further
        • In case of multiple storage arrays, all of them will be imported
        • Only import of product configurations including software are supported but import of services is not supported
  • New Feature:
    • New dashboard graphing feature
      • New dashboard graph will be display under "Show Graph"
      • "Show Graph" is now divided into two sections
        • "Performance Graph" - This will show performance estimation graph same as earlier
        • New dashboard section will provide visual overview of the array sized
      • Capacity Summary will provide the capacity sizing overview for the array grouped by Tiers
        • Total Sized Capacity clock pointer represents current sized level - total usable capacity across all tiers
        • Max Array Capacity represents max usable capacity supported by the array
        • Tier capacity represent usable capacity sized in that tier
      • Performance Summary will provide the overview of IOPs for the array grouped by Tiers
        • Provides visual overview for currently sized level in relation to maximum supported by the array
      • Disks Summary will provide the overview of disks for the array grouped by Tiers
        • Provides visual overview for currently sized level in relation to maximum supported by the array
  • DX000:
    • Product Update
      • New D3610 and D3710 arrays are added in SAW Modeler which are compatible only with Gen10 servers
      • Added new 2.4TB 10K SAS HDD and 3.84TB SATA SSD drives to D2220sb and removed obsolete items
      • Added new 800GB SAS SSD to D3600 and D3610. Also removed obsolete items.
      • Added new 12G SAS DS SSDs, 6G SATA DS SSDs and 2.4TB SAS HDD to D3700 and D3710. Also removed obsolete items.
  • Switches:
    • Product Update
      • New StoreFabric SN2000M series switches, corresponding transceivers, LTUs and accessories are added
      • Updates to SN6600B and SN8600B switches with new QSFP transceivers
  • StoreOnce:
    • Product Update
      • New Veeam software items and services are added across various StoreOnce modes
    • Improvements
      • In StoreOnce Advanced and Multi site modes the contents displayed in the Manual Output, Analyzer Output tabs and YOY Growth page are aligned to the unit set in Unit Preferences

New for Version 17.4.0

  • 3PAR:
    • Product Update
      • New drive enclosure upgrade SKU added to 9450 and 20000R2 arrays
    • Improvements & Additions
      • Added new rack models 1075 mm & 1200 mm to 3PAR arrays
      • Added data encryption software to 3PAR software section in GUI
      • Updated service processor drop-down with virtual & physical options in 9450 GUI
  • HBA:
    • Product Update
      • New HBAs & compatibility information added for new Gen10 servers
  • DX000:
    • Product Update
      • Added new SATA SSD drives to D2220sb
      • Added new 6G SATA SSD drives to D3600
      • Added new Gen10 controllers to D3600, D3700, D6020
  • Switches:
    • Updates to SN6600B and SN8600B switches with new transceivers
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Removed "SLC Metrics Tool" that was appearing in License Manager


Localized Parts and Pricing

  • The United States, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, , China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East Region, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

  • HPE GSA Pricing for "US Federal Government" and other agencies



HPE Storage Sizing Tool V18.1   November 8, 2017, 70MB Download.

Save the downloaded zip file (StorageWorksSizer.zip) and extract the installer file (setup.exe) to a local folder. Run the installer to install the sizer. After installation, a desktop icon is created to run the Storage Sizing Tool. It can also be found in the Start Menu under "All Programs -> Hewlett Packard Enterprise -> HPE Storage Sizing Tool". Future updates to this version will be automatically downloaded for existing users via the Smart Update process.

Please note that in certain instances where Windows User Access Control (UAC) has been activated by system administrators, the installer (setup.exe) must be run with elevated rights (right-click with the mouse and choose "Run as administrator"). In this scenario the sizer itself will also need to be run as administrator in the same way.

Windows 8 users must follow the guidance (see above) to run the installer/setup with elevated privileges.

HPE Sizing Tool Knowledge Base (KB)

Knowledge Base is the main place to learn more about how to use HPE Storage Sizing Tool. This contains written user guides, tutorials with Sizer screen shots and recorded webinars with Sizer demos. Knowledge Base is distributed as part of the HPE Storage Sizing Tool (download above). You can access KB by pressing "Help" button at the top of Sizing Tool or by accessing the "Start -> All Programs -> Hewlett Packard Enterprise -> HPE Sizing Tool Knowledge Base" menu.

To access User Guides, select "Knowledge Base -> SWD Sizing Tool -> User Guides" menu.

To access Webinars, select "Knowledge Base -> SWD Sizing Tool -> Webinars" menu.

License Information

Obtaining a License


When a particular tool starts using the new security mechanism, you may be required to obtain and apply a license to use that application. Some applications may not require a license, and others may license based on the level of affiliation with HPE (employee, Certified Partner, etc.).


For the HPE Storage Sizing Tool (licensed as 'SWD Sizing Tool'):


  • HPE Employees
    • HPE Employees will obtain their first-time LTU from our HPE Employee Page. After the initial application of their license, HPE Employees will automatically receive an extension to that license as long as they periodically connect to the HPE Intranet (office or VPN).
  • HPE Certified Partners
    • HPE Certified Partners will get new licenses from a page within their respective, regional partner portals.
    • Note: Partner Portal users with a training ID will not be able to locate the necessary page due to regional permissions. It is recommended that these users follow the Non-Partner process instead.
    • First, log into your regional Partner Ready Portal Here.This is only initial landing page.
    • Next, for license navigation instructions in North America and Latin America regions, refer AMS and LAR Portal Navigation Guide .
    • Next, for license navigation instructions in Europe, Middle East and Africa/Asia Pacific and Japan regions, refer EMEA and APJ Portal Navigation Guide .
    • Since each geographical region manages their own Partner Portals and we publish at the worldwide level, some regions may not publish our page due to local restrictions including, but not limited to, language restrictions.
    • Partners who cannot find the portal page in their region are requested to use the licensing procedure for All Others for more immediate service but may alternatively send a screenshot of their Partner Portal interface, while logged in, with their user name, portal id, and company name displayed for verification to Storage.Sizer@hpe.com .

  • All Others
    • All other users will be required to have an HPE Sales Representative act as a sponsor.You may start a licensing request by using the Request License feature of the License Manager as of Version 7.5.0. After providing the necessary information, and identifying an HPE employee as a sponsor, your sponsor will be able to complete your request and send you a license directly.
    • Start the HPE Sizing Tool License Manager using the Programs Menu or by right-clicking the HPE icon in your system tray and selecting Open License Manager.
    • From the menu in the License Manager, select the menu item License Request and choose the Request A License item.
    • On the resultant dialog, select the tool for which you are interested in obtaining a license (e.g. SWD Sizing Tool) and fill out the necessary form items. To prevent delays, it is strongly recommended that you adequately fill out the Reason For Request section with any appropriate business justification(s).
    • When done, click Submit Request to Sponsor. This will generate an email message that you will need to send.
    • The link and information provided to the sponsor will allow him/her to generate a license on your behalf. After providing the necessary information, and identifying an HPE employee as a sponsor, an email message to your selected sponsor will be generated. Upon receipt your sponsor will be able to complete your request and send you a license directly.

Applying a License

  • To apply a license:
    • Launch the HPE Sizing Tool License Manager via:
      • Start->All Programs->Hewlett Packard Enterprise ->HPE Sizing Tool License Manager
      • or, Right-Click the HPE Icon in your system tray and select "Open License Manager"
    • Select Action->Apply New License Data
    • Navigate to the directory containing the license, and choose the license file
      • For licenses that grant access, the affected tools will have their status change to "License Installed" (assuming you never had it installed before)
      • For licenses that increase access time, the affected tools will have their expiration dates change accordingly
      • The Status Line for the tool will change to "License Activated" and the expiration dates will display

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