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Welcome

 

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


IMPORTANT UPDATE REQUIRED

 

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 18.4

February 15, 2018

 

New for Version 18.4.0

  • MSA:
    • Product Update
      • Added new 2.4TB 12G 10K SFF and 12TB 12G 7.2K LFF HDD to MSA 1050, 2050, 2052, 1040, 2040, 2042
      • Added MSA2050 SFF Drive Enclosure support to MSA 1040, 2040, 2042
      • Removed obsolete 2TB, 3TB 6G SAS HDD and 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB 12G SAS ME SSD from 1040, 2040, 2042
  • DX000:
    • Product Update
      • Added new 3.84TB and 7.68TB SSD to D3700, D3710
      • Removed obsolete 150GB, 480GB and 1.6TB 6G SSD from D3700, D3710
  • Switches:
    • Feature update
      • B and C series switches are updated with latest cables and transceivers
  • StoreEver:
    • Product Update
      • Added 1U and 3U rack mount kits for StoreEver
  • OCA Integration:
    • Feature update
      • OCA Export feature is now extended to other Storage products
        • Added Configurations: Store Virtual 3200
  • Graphical Rendering
    • Fixed few minor issues regarding graphical rendering for MSA calculators

New for Version 18.3.0

  • New Feature:
    • Array diagrams are introduced to show the sized array configurations graphically
    • Currently supported arrays - 3PAR, MSA, StoreVirtual, StoreEasy
    • This will be part of "Show Graph" along with existing performance graph
    • Hover the mouse over the diagram to see the labels for various Storage Components
    • Ability to zoom in/out the array diagrams
  • OCA Integration:
    • Feature update
      • Added OCA export feature in excel format. This will be the default format for export/import
      • OCA Export feature is now extended to other Storage products
        • Supported Configurations: 3PAR, XP7, MSA, StoreEver, StoreOnce
      • Process for OCA excel export/import
        • Perform sizing by adding a workload in storage calculator
        • Click on "Export OCA" button at the top to save the current storage configurations to any local folder \ file name.xls. Note that file format is excel
        • Click on "Start OCA" button to launch the OCA tool. This will launch the OCA tool in a browser. You need to be in HPE network
        • In OCA tool, click on "Import" menu, select “Import BOM to Create OCA Configuration” and load the excel file saved during export
        • Preview the import and continue
        • 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
  • 3PAR:
    • Product Update
      • Added new 1.2TB SAS 10K FE upgrade HDD to 3PAR 10000
      • Removed obsolete drives 450GB, 900GB SAS 10K FE upgrade HDD from 3PAR 10000
  • StoreEver:
    • New Product Introduction
      • Introduction of LTO8 tape technology in tape calculators
      • New MSL 3040 Tape Library with LTO8 drives
      • 1/8 G2 AutoLoader and Standalone LTO8 drives
      • LTO8 drive updates to MSL 2024, 4048, 6480 MSL libraries
      • HPE LTO8 Ultrium cartridges
  • MSA:
    • Feature update
      • Option to select sub-RAID levels added to Best Practice and All Configs mode in MSA 205x, 1050 arrays
        • Sub-RAID level "Any" will automatically figure out a suitable sub-RAID level optimally
        • HTML update to display the data drives and parity drives assigned on basis of Sub-RAID selected
      • Updates to global spare drives sized for Best practice and All Configs mode in MSA 205x, 1050 arrays
        • In Best practice mode, 1 spare drive is set as default but user can override this
        • In All Configs mode, 0 spare drive is set as default but user can override to non-zero
  • Cleanup:
    • Removed Data Protector and Database Archiving Software Sizing Tools. These products moved to Micro Focus
  • Fixes/Improvements:
    • Fixed an issue where 9450 expansion node pairs configured in odd numbers

New for Version 18.2.0

  • StoreOnce:
    • Product and feature update
      • StoreOnce Cloud Bank storage feature in multi-site replication design tool.
      • Added new retention schemes to size Cloud Bank Storage.
      • Cloud Bank Storage license is capacity based.
      • Update to HTML output to print Cloud Bank Storage sizing results.
      • For further detail, refer StoreOnce Cloud Bank Storage Sizing User Guide in Knowledge Base.
  • StoreEver:
    • New Product Introduction
      • New MSL 3040 Tape Library with LTO7 & LTO6 drives.
    • Removal of ESL G3
  • XP7:
    • Product Update
      • Added new HPE XP7 Gen2 1-phase and 3-phase 60Hz PDU.
      • Disk limit of 192 is removed for 400GB, 800GB SAS SSD drives.
      • Updates to XP7 Software Ordering rules.
  • DX000:
    • Product Update
      • D2220sb: Added new 15.3TB SAS 12G SFF SC DS SSD drive.
      • D3600 and D3610: Added new 12TB SAS 7.2K LFF SC He 512e DS HDD and HPE 12TB SATA 7.2K LFF SC He 512e DS HDD drives.
      • D3700 and D3710: Added new 15.3TB SAS 12G RI SFF SC DS SSD drive.
      • D6020: Added new 12TB SAS 7.2K LFF ST He 512e DS HDD drive.
      • Cleanup: Removed obsolete drives from D3700 and D3710.
  • StoreEasy:
    • New Product Introduction & Features
      • StoreEasy 1660 Storage
        • Added new 1660 BTO models such as 16TB SAS, 32TB SAS, 64TB SAS storage.
        • Added new 1660 CTO models such as 1660 perf and 1660 CTO storage.
        • Added new performance kits, memory, drive cage, hard drives, riser card, network adapters and controllers for 1660 models.
      • StoreEasy 1860 Storage
        • Added new 1860 BTO models such as 9.6TB SAS, 14.4TB SAS storage.
        • Added new 1860 CTO models such as 1860 perf and 1860 CTO storage.
        • Added new performance kits, memory, drive cage, hard drives, riser card, network adapters and controllers for 1860 models.
  • Show Graph:
    • Performance data in MBPs unit is now graphically represented in Show Graph under "MBPS Summary" for 3PAR, XP7, MSA and StoreVirtual products.
  • Fixes/Improvements:
    • StoreOnce - Misleading message on HBA with StoreOnce multi-site option.
    • MSA 205x - Fixed an issue where mismatch of disks was observed in add by capacity.
    • MSA 2052 - In all configs mode and single pool, it adds 800GB SSDs in pool B.
    • MSA 205x - Added total drives in summary -> array config.
  • OCA Integration:
    • Feature update
      • Integration between Storage Sizing Tool and One Config Advanced (OCA)
      • OCA Export for StoreOnce
        • Supported Configurations: StoreOnce 3100, 3520, 3540, 5100, 5500
      • Process for OCA export/import
        • Perform sizing by adding a workload in storage calculator.
        • Click on "Export OCA" button at the top to save the current storage configurations to any \.xml.
        • Click on "Start OCA" button to launch the OCA tool. This will launch the OCA tool in a browser. You need to be in HPE network..
        • In OCA tool, click on "Import" menu, select “Import BOM to Create OCA Configuration” and load the file saved during export.
        • Preview the import and continue.
        • 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.

 

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

 

Downloads

HPE Storage Sizing Tool V18.4   February 15, 2018, 83MB 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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