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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

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 18.12.0

September 19, 2018

 

New for Version 18.12.0

  • 3PAR:
    • Product update
      • Added appropriate message for 300GB and 600GB 15K SFF HDD for 3PAR 8XXX and 20XXX series
      • Added new 3PAR DC service processor and corresponding cable kits supported only for 3PAR 8XXX series
      • Added new 3PAR service processor that are supported for 3PAR 8XXX and 20XXX series
      • Performance value will vary based on port type (16Gb FC and 10Gb iSCSI HBAs) and number of ports for 3PAR 8XXX, 9XXX and 20XXX series
  • MSA:
    • Product update
      • PEM 3.4.0 updates for performance data in MSA1050 model
  • Switches:
    • Product update
      • Added new HPE 8/8 Base, HPE 1606 Extension SAN ,HPE 1606 Extension SAN Pwr Pack, Brocade 16Gb/16, Brocade 16Gb/28 SAN Switch ,Brocade 16Gb/28 SAN Switch Pwr Pk switches
      • Added new Brocade 16Gb/12 FC, Brocade 16Gb/24 FC, Brocade 16Gb FC Pwr Pk Switches
      • Added new SN4000B Pwr Pk,SN6000B, SN6500B, SN6650B,SN6600B, SN3000B, SN3600B Switches
      • Added new SN8000B switches and corresponding blades
  • StoreOnce:
    • Product update
      • Added new Veeam software items across all applicable StoreOnce modes
      • Few rules updated for existing veeam software
  • Fixes/Improvements:
    • Store Easy: Incorrect usable capacity was getting displayed in GUI with RAID6 bundle workload, for all StoreEasy 1X60 models
    • StoreEasy: Removal of D2700 enclosure from all StoreEasy 1X50 model
    • 3PAR: Autogroup disk count was incorrect with HA Disk, Raid Set and node pair combinations for all 3PAR 20XXX arrays

New for Version 18.11.0

  • DXXXX:
    • Product update
      • D2500sb: Added new 480GB, 960GB and 3.84TB SATA RI SFF SC DS SSD drives in SAW Modeler
      • D2220sb: Removed obsolete drives 1TB SATA HDD and 400GB SATA SSD from SAW Modeler
  • XP7:
    • Product update
      • Restricted the PDUs as per latest specifications
      • Updated the minimum configuration rules of both Module-0 and Module-1, 8Gbps and 16Gbps transceivers
      • Updated the Raw Capacity of all 14TB Gen2 FMDs and Gen2 SE FMDs
  • 3PAR:
    • Product update
      • In 3PAR 8XXX, supported Storage Centric Base with corresponding configuration rules, for both old drives as well as new All-Inclusive S/W drives
  • Fixes/Improvements:
    • Fixed an issue in 3PAR 20K/20KR2 where, with add by "Block-FC-Usable Cap", incorrect calculation of auto group disk count was taking place
    • Fixed an issue in 3PAR 8XXX where, when Field Storage Base was selected, it's corresponding Field enclosure was not configuring in BOM
    • Fixed an issue in 3PAR 8XXX where, China specific storage base and enclosure were not configuring in BOM, for both old drives as well as new All-Inclusive S/W drives
    • Removed obsolete LTUs from all 3PAR 8K arrays in 3PAR calculator as well as SAW Modeler

New for Version 18.10.0

  • MSA:
    • Product update
      • Added new 1.6TB and 800GB Self-Encrypted Drives (SEDs) for 2050
      • Improvements done in MSA calculator, if user tries to load previously saved claim checks with Old configuration rules for 2050
      • Added new 1.6TB and 800GB Self-Encrypted Drives (SEDs) in SAW Modeler for 2050
  • Switches:
    • Product update
      • Added new HPE SN6610C 32Gb 8p 16Gb SFP+ FC, HPE SN6610C 32Gb 8p 32Gb SFP+ FC, HPE SN6610C 32G 24p 16G SFP+ FC Ent switches
      • Added new 16Gb FC SW SFP, 16Gb FC LW SFP, 32Gb FC SW SFP and 32Gb FC LW SFP transceivers to all SN6610C switches
      • Added new SN6610C 16-port FC Expansion Module for SN6610C 32Gb 8p 16Gb SFP+ FC and SN6610C 32Gb 8p 32Gb SFP+ FC switches
      • Added new E-LTU for all SN6610C switches
      • Added new 650W Power Supply for SN6610C 32Gb 8p 16Gb SFP+ FC and SN6610C 32Gb 8p 32Gb SFP+ FC switches
      • Added new SN6610C Fan Tray for SN6610C 32Gb 8p 16Gb SFP+ FC and SN6610C 32Gb 8p 32Gb SFP+ FC switches
      • Added new SN8500C 48-port 32Gb FC Dir Module for all SN8500C switches
      • Added new 32Gb FC SW SFP and 32Gb FC LW SFP transceivers for 48-port 32Gb FC Dir Module of all SN8500C switches
  • StoreOnce:
    • Product update
      • Added new Veeam software items across all applicable StoreOnce modes
  • Fixes/Improvements:
    • Fixed an issue in XP7 where, transceivers quantity set for Module1 was not configuring in BOM
    • Fixed an issue in XP7 where, Module 1 CHA dropdown list was not updating after reload
    • Fixed an issue in XP7 where on reload, 8Gbps transceiver does not retain its original quantity in the drop down
    • Updated the default rack in SAW Modeler to latest 42U rack option for all 3PAR arrays

 

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 V18.12.0   September 18, 2018, 76MB 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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