HP EVA4100 User Manual
The HP 4100/6100/8100 StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array family is an enterprise class storage array system designed to
aggregate and automate your array management tasks to manage more storage capacity with fewer resources. EVA is designed
specifically for customers in the business critical, enterprise marketplace and is a highly available and highly reliable "virtual" array
storage solution. Not only does this solution save time, space and costs compared to traditionally architected storage, it is supported
by a powerfully simple suite of management software making it easy for users to provision storage and the achieve highest level of
The Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) 4100/6100/8100 family is designed for the data center where there is a critical need for
improved storage utilization and scalability. The EVA meets application specific demands for transaction I/O performance for mid-
range and enterprise customers. It provides easy capacity expansion, instantaneous replication, and simplified storage administration.
The Enterprise Virtual Array combined with HP StorageWorks Command View EVA software provides a comprehensive solution
designed to simplify management and maximize performance.
With HP Storage Essentials Standard Edition SRM Software, you have an affordable and complete Storage Resource Management
solution to efficiently manage EVA and SAN infrastructure via a unified and integrated server and storage, secure web-based tool set.
Standard Edition SRM software is designed for small to medium HP Storage-based SANs and it discovers HP EVA and SAN
infrastructure devices with a big picture topology view of the entire EVA ecosystem including HP EVA, HP MSA, and HP ProLiant
Storage Servers (NAS), HBAs, servers and fabric switches, and it provides an holistic view of storage from the application level
including Oracle, MS SQL, Exchange, InterSystems Cache' and Sybase for quicker problem resolution. The software solution reduces
SAN complexity, helps optimizes SAN capacity, automates manual intensive tasks, increases IT staff efficiency and simplifies end-to-
end troubleshooting monitoring and reporting. For heterogeneous and multivendor SANs, you can use HP Storage Essentials
Enterprise Edition Software. The new Storage Essentials SRM Performance Pack Software provides advanced end to end performance
monitoring from the application to the disk drive for multiple HP EVA SANs and arrays while increasing overall performance and
reducing bottlenecks and failures.
HP offers a full spectrum of complimentary HP StorageWorks EVA hardware, software product, solutions and HP services. This ranges
from an EVA4100 Starter Kit for affordable, fast and easy small SAN deployment, EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option, Business Copy
EVA, Continuous Access EVA, Dynamic Capacity Management and solution integration. In addition, the EVA warranty offering --
Foundation Service Solution, provides the base level of service included with most EVAs. HP Services provide additional offerings up
to Critical Service, the support for mission critical environments.
HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array Family
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