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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 18.6.0

April 16, 2018


New for Version 18.6.0

  • 3PAR:
    • Product update
      • With Daisy chaining scheme, drive enclosure max in 20450 array is increased to 48
      • With Daisy chaining scheme, drive enclosure max in 20800, 20840, 20850 array is increased to 96
      • The default cabling scheme in 20K/20KR2 arrays is changed to “Direct Connect”
      • Added the Storage field Base BTO SKU in 3PAR 8K arrays
      • Added input field in 8K array GUI for defining SAS and Ethernet cable quantity
      • Updated the configuration notes on 3PAR All-in Sgl-sys SW Current Media licenses
  • StoreEver:
    • Product update
      • Added StoreEver 1U Generic Rack Mount Kit
      • Added new 2m, 4m drive cable for 1U Rack Mount Kit
  • MSA:
    • Product update
      • Removed obsolete 900GB 12G SAS 10K SFF drive from 205x, 1040, 2040, 2042
  • Switches:
    • Product update
      • Added new SN6650B 32Gb 96/48 FC Switch
      • Added new QSFP B-series 4x32Gb 4-pack transceiver to SN6600B Switch
      • Added new SN8600B 32Gb 64/32 8QSFP FC Blade
      • Added new B-Series 40GbE and 100GbE QSFP+ transceiver to SN8600B switch
      • Added new software for Brocade Switches
  • StoreEasy:
    • Product update
      • Added new Ethernet 10Gb 2P 560FLB FlexLOM in 3850 Gateway Storage Blade
  • Dxxxx:
    • Product update
      • Added new 3.84TB SATA MU SFF SSD to D2220sb
  • RDX:
    • Product update
      • Added new 4TB USB 3.0 Internal drive in RDX calculator
  • Show Graph:
    • XP7 Array diagram is introduced to show the sized array configurations graphically
    • 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
  • Fixes/Improvements:
    • Max IOPS/MBPS values are updated and displayed under 'Array Metrics' table for 3PAR 8K/9K/20K arrays
    • Color coding notes added under 'Array Metrics' table to represent Sized vs Max IOPS
    • Cloud Bank Storage is now added in Target Emulation list for all Replication types
    • Removed Total IOPS(aggregate of multiple workloads) from the workload table
    • Fixed an issue where 'SSD' type was considered for fetching the perf values of 600GB FE HDD in 3PAR 8K
    • Fixed an issue in 3PAR where workload was not added with specific RT choice and sized by IOPS option
    • Fixed some minor GUI issues in 3PAR

New for Version 18.5.0

  • XP7:
    • Product update
      • Added new 2.4TB SAS 10K SFF HDD to XP7 array
  • Fixes/Improvements:
    • Fixed an issue where XP7 rack SKU was suffixed with 'X'
    • Fixed an issue where incorrect usable capacity was defined for 3.84TB FE SSD drive in 9450 array
    • Fixed reload and network adapter sizing cases in StoreEasy products

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


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 V18.6.0   April 16, 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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