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HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 and 7450c
Storage Site Planning Manual
This manual provides information about installation, planning, and preparation for the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 and 7450c
Storage system. Use this document to obtain specific system configuration and installation guidelines for your storage system
and operating site. The described contents are intended for use by HP customers, in conjunction with the advice and assistance
of an HP Sales Representative or Systems Engineer, to plan for an HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 and 7450c Storage system
HP Part Number: QL226-98177
Published: September 2015


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    Storage system. Use this document to obtain specific system configuration and installation guidelines for your storage system and operating site. The described contents are intended for use by HP customers, in conjunction with the advice and assistance of an HP Sales Representative or Systems Engineer, to plan for an HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 and 7450c Storage system installation.

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    © Copyright 2014, 2015 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 System Components and Specifications............7 HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage System Components..............7 StoreServ Storage Security Feature....................10 Enhancing Security with Data Encryption................10 Storage System Specifications....................10 Physical Specifications......................10 Capacity Specifications......................11 Power and Heat Specifications....................13 Environmental Specifications....................13 Cable Specifications.......................14 2 General Site Planning................15 Customer Responsibilities......................15...

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    Maintaining Minimum Clearances..................31 Rack Mounting Kits.........................32 Four-Post Shelf Kit.......................32 Redundant Power Requirements....................32 7 Support and Other Resources..............34 Contacting HP........................34 HP 3PAR documentation......................34 Typographic conventions......................35 Documentation feedback......................35 A Storage System Installation Checklist............36 Storage System Hardware Installation Checklist................36 Storage System Software Installation Checklist................36 B File Persona Pre-Installation Checklists............39...

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    Italian Laser Notice......................53 Japanese Laser Notice......................53 Spanish Laser Notice......................54 Recycling Notices........................54 English Recycling Notice.....................54 Bulgarian Recycling Notice....................55 Czech Recycling Notice......................55 Danish Recycling Notice.....................55 Dutch Recycling Notice.......................55 Estonian Recycling Notice....................56 Finnish Recycling Notice.....................56 French Recycling Notice......................56 German Recycling Notice....................56 Greek Recycling Notice......................57 Hungarian Recycling Notice....................57 Italian Recycling Notice......................57 Latvian Recycling Notice.....................57...

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    Front View of HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450.................8 Rear View of HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450..................8 Front View of HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 (Four-Node System).............9 Rear View of HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 (Four-Node System)............9 Front View of HP M6710 Drive Enclosure (2U24)..............9 Rear View of HP M6710 Drive Enclosure (2U24)..............9...

  • Page 7: System Components And Specifications

    HP Intelligent Series Rack and the HP 10000 G3 Series Rack. The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 can be factory configured and shipped in a rack, or shipped without a rack for field integration into an existing rack. The rack used for factory integration is the HP Intelligent Series Rack.

  • Page 8: Front View Of Hp 3par Storeserv 7450

    PCM slots are filled with blank panels. The Power Distribution Units (PDU) are housed in the HP G3 rack. There are two Power Distribution Units (PDUs) that are mounted horizontally at the bottom of the rack and are numbered 0 to 1 from bottom to top.

  • Page 9: Front View Of Hp 3par Storeserv 7450 (four-node System)

    Figure 3 Front View of HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 (Four-Node System) Figure 4 Rear View of HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 (Four-Node System) Figure 5 Front View of HP M6710 Drive Enclosure (2U24) Figure 6 Rear View of HP M6710 Drive Enclosure (2U24)

  • Page 10: Storeserv Storage Security Feature

    Restore an authentication key Generate a new key Recover a key For more information about enabling the feature, see the HP 3PAR Management Console 4.4 or later User Guide. Storage System Specifications The 7450 can be configured with two nodes or four nodes. The maximum number of supported drive enclosures varies according to the number and type of controller nodes used by the system.

  • Page 11: Capacity Specifications

    Table 1 HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage Components 7450 Drive/Node Integrated Enclosure Configuration 24 Small Form-Factor (SFF) drive slots 2 Controller Nodes PCIe slots (one per node) Fibre Channel HBA or iSCSI CNA 2 host FC ports 2 disk expansion SAS ports...

  • Page 12: Capacity Specifications

    HP 3PAR StoreServ under the great majority of configurations, I/O patterns, and workloads. HP 3PAR StoreServ tracks all writes to SSDs and can report the percent of the total write endurance limit that has been used. This allows any SSD approaching the write endurance limit to be proactively replaced before they are automatically spared out.

  • Page 13: Power And Heat Specifications

    Adapter 2-port 10 Gb/s iSCSI/FCoE 34 W / 1 15.77 40 W / 136.4 Adapter HP M6710 2.5 inch 2U SAS Drive 150 / 512 (average) 150 / 512 (average) Enclosure, no drives HP M6720 3.5 inch 4U SAS Drive...

  • Page 14: Cable Specifications

    Cable Specifications The following table lists the types of cables commonly required for the installation of a storage system. Table 5 Required Cables Cable Type Connector Type Ethernet (Category 5) 3 cables minimum with 3 static IPs: RJ-45 IP=SP IP=StorageServ IP For service (node rescue example) Multi-mode Fibre Channel Requires 50 micron OM3 cables LC-LC...

  • Page 15: General Site Planning

    Service Processor. The customer is responsible for providing all necessary resources in accordance with the HP 3PAR Service Processor Release Notes in order to enable the delivery of the service and options. Please contact a local HP representative for further details on requirements, specifications, and exclusions.

  • Page 16: Storage System Rack Shipping Containers

    Review the power and the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) requirements. Order any additional support equipment indicated by the power and HVAC review. Work with the appropriate HP representative to ensure that all system units in the specified configuration and all cables of the required length have been ordered.

  • Page 17: Acclimatization

    Disk drive magazine container: Height 38 inch (96.5 cm) x Width 29 inch (73.6 cm) x Depth 34 inch (86.4 cm) Approximate shipping weight: 392 lb (177.8 kg) Node enclosure container: Height 30 inch (76.2 cm) x Width 35 inch (88.9 cm) x Depth 45 inch (1 14.3 cm) Approximate shipping weight: 618 lb (280.3 kg) When the equipment arrives, you must make sure that there is enough room to unload and unpack...

  • Page 18: Structural/environmental Considerations

    Some installations may require the storage systems to be anchored to the floor for better stability, especially in active seismic locations. The HP Tie Down Option Kit enables you to anchor an Intelligent Series Rack to the floor in geographical areas that are prone to seismic activity, thereby meeting international building code guidelines.

  • Page 19: Meeting Environmental Conditions

    For information on options available for the Intelligent Series Rack, refer to the Rack Options Catalog at For information on rack requirements and considerations, see the Best practices for HP Intelligent Series Rack Family white paper. Meeting Environmental Conditions HP recommends that you maintain a controlled environment with a high degree of cleanliness, close control of temperature and humidity, and infrequent access by personnel.

  • Page 20: Air Supply And Flow

    relative humidity for a subsystem equipment room should be set at 40%. This level is sufficient to suppress electromagnetic charge buildup, and low enough to avoid the risk of corrosion and condensation. To avoid air contamination from the humidifier, water treatment may be necessary in areas with high mineral content.

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    Precautions must be taken to prevent material particles (concrete or metal particles for example.) from becoming airborne. Storage systems should be powered down during construction that requires any drilling, sawing, welding, brazing, and so on. In addition, all debris must be removed before powering up the systems.

  • Page 22: Power Requirements

    4 Power Requirements The following describes all power domains within a HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage systems. Electrical Requirements and Limitations Before physically installing a storage system, verify that the operating site has the necessary electrical circuitry. Each storage system requires four (200 - 240) Volt, 30 Amp outlets, or two outlets if only the bottom half of the rack is occupied.

  • Page 23: Emergency Power Control

    Power Distribution Units In HP-integrated storage systems, four PDUs are mounted horizontally below the enclosures at the bottom rear of the rack. Numbers for PDUs are assigned beginning with 0, from bottom to top. NOTE: If a storage system rack does not have components installed in the top portion of the rack, do not connect and use the two upper PDUs (PDU 2 and PDU 3) to power the system.

  • Page 24: Battery Pack Technical Specifications

    There are two types of PCMs: 580 W PCM - Used in HP M6720 and HP M6710 drive enclosures 764 W PCM (includes a replaceable battery pack) - Used in controller node enclosures The following table provides the technical specifications of the replaceable battery located inside the 764 W PCM.

  • Page 25: Network, Cabling, And Connectivity

    HP 3PAR IMC <--> HP 3PAR CLI (unsecured) storage system monitoring and Server configuration over an unsecured HP 3PAR CLI <--> HP 3PAR CLI Server channel: Recovery Manager <--> HP 3PAR CLI HP 3PAR OS Management Console Server HP 3PAR OS CLI HP 3PAR System Reporter <-->...

  • Page 26: Controller Node Connections

    HP 3PAR IMC <--> HP 3PAR CLI configuration over a secured channel: Server HP 3PAR CLI <--> HP 3PAR CLI Server HP 3PAR OS Management Console HP 3PAR OS CLI Recovery Manager <--> HP 3PAR CLI...

  • Page 27: Required Cables

    At a minimum, the storage system requires one Fibre Channel (or iSCSI) connection from a host computer to a controller node. However, HP recommends separate connections from each host computer to each of the controller nodes in the storage system, with connections distributed evenly across all nodes.

  • Page 28: Internal Cable Connections

    Establish connections from the controller nodes to the host computer or computers Connect the storage system to the network, enabling storage system management through the HP 3PAR Management Console and HP 3PAR Command Line Interface (CLI) Allow communication to the storage system from the SP...

  • Page 29: Shared

    The SP is used to provide remote error detection and reporting, and to support diagnostic and maintenance activities involving the storage system. HP uses the data collected by the SP to maintain, troubleshoot, and upgrade any HP 3PAR storage equipment on the customer site. To perform these activities, the SP must communicate with HP Central or a local service provider.

  • Page 30: Third-party/existing Rack Mounting

    The required contiguous rack space is defined by the quantity of 7450 Storage and drive enclosures in the system. There must be 2U of rack space for each HP 3PAR 7450 Storage enclosure and 2U SAS drive enclosure, 4U of rack space for the 4U SAS drive enclosure, and 1U for a service processor.

  • Page 31: Dimensional Requirements

    “Physical Specifications” (page 10) for physical specifications of the enclosures. If you are installing any HP equipment in a four-post rack, the rack must comply with the minimum and maximum specifications. A clear path between the front and rear vertical (RETMA) rails must be established.

  • Page 32: Rack Mounting Kits

    AC line cords should be securely attached to the customer PDUs and outlets with cord-retention mechanisms to prevent accidental disconnection during service activities. HP provides cord retention mechanisms on HP power supplies but does not supply retention devices for connection to the customer PDUs or outlets.

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    NOTE: “Power Requirements” (page 22) for complete details about power requirements. Redundant Power Requirements...

  • Page 34: Support And Other Resources

    7 Support and Other Resources Contacting HP For worldwide technical support information, see the HP support website: Before contacting HP, collect the following information: Product model names and numbers Technical support registration number (if applicable) Product serial numbers Error messages...

  • Page 35: Typographic Conventions

    HP. Documentation feedback HP is committed to providing documentation that meets your needs. To help us improve the documentation, send any errors, suggestions, or comments to Documentation Feedback ( Include the document title and part number, version number, or the URL when submitting your feedback.

  • Page 36: A Storage System Installation Checklist

    NOTE: The serial number is located on the back of your HP 3PAR storage system next to the power switch for the node enclosure PCM, and begins with 16 (for example, 1624635).

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    HP 3PAR Storage System Serial number NOTE: The serial number is located on the back of your HP 3PAR storage system next to the power switch for the node enclosure PCM. It begins with 16 (for example, 1624635). StoreServ system name...

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    Passwords for the 3paradm username can include all printable characters and be between 6-8 characters in length. HP 3PAR SmartStart Performing host configurations after using SmartStart for installation setup requires available server to run Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 x64 Edition or 2012.

  • Page 39: B File Persona Pre-installation Checklists

    B File Persona Pre-Installation Checklists Use this appendix to capture the requirements before you begin installing the file. This assumes that the “Storage System Installation Checklist” (page 36) appendix has been used to capture the system hardware and software requirements. Once the system has been installed, the File Persona installation procedure involves the following tasks: File Persona Hardware installation—Install network cables to connect the File Persona NICs...

  • Page 40: File Persona Node Installation

    File Persona Node Installation The following checklist captures the information necessary to activate and install File Persona and includes File Persona node networking and services such as naming, authentication, anti-virus and backup. Each File Persona node is assigned an IP address that is used to connect to services such as Active Directory and DNS.

  • Page 41: Authentication Settings

    File Persona share(s) permissions. Then an account must be defined which can be used to manage File Persona share(s) permissions to the “BUILTIN\Administrators” group with the HP 3PAR CLI command setfsgroup –memberlist +<domain account> Administrators. LDAP: Server Host...

  • Page 42: Identity Mapping

    Do not enable Identity Mapping (RFC2307) unless absolutely sure that it is required. The default setting is disabled, the HP 3PAR StoreServ formulates the UIDs and GIDs for all AD users and groups based on the Security Identifier (SID). When RFC2307 is enabled, you must specify a unique UID for every user and a unique GID for every group in AD.

  • Page 43: Anti-virus Settings

    Anti-Virus Settings If the anti-virus service is to be used with File Persona shares, list the antivirus servers below. Table 27 Anti-Virus Settings Antivirus Scan Engine IP Address Antivirus Scan Engine Port Vendor Protocol Settings Use the following tables to configure the NFSv4 and Object. Table 28 NFSv4 Item Answer/Value...

  • Page 44: File Persona Virtual File Server Installation

    IP addresses and a minimum of 1TiB of storage. Each VFS leverages a File Provisioning Group (FPG), an instance of the HP Adaptive File System (AFS), to control how files are stored and retrieved. The FPG has a minimum size of 1TiB and is assigned storage from a HP 3PAR Common Provisioning Group (CPG).

  • Page 45: Smb Shares

    Windows tools such as Windows Explorer. If you want to grant other domain users or groups the rights to manage share permissions, add them to the File Persona “BUILTIN\Administrators” group with the HP 3PAR CLI setfsgroup memberlist +<domain account>...

  • Page 46: Nfs Shares

    NFS Shares The following table can be used to capture the configuration information for an NFS share. Replicate the following table for each NFS share. NOTE: The following will be the export path for an NFS share: <VFS IP>:/<FPG>/<VFS>/<File Store>/<subdirectory> Table 32 NFS Shares Item Answer/Value...

  • Page 47: Object Shares

    Object Shares The following table can be used to capture the configuration information for an Object Share. Replicate the table for each Object Share. Table 33 Object Shares Item Answer/Value Share Name Name of the Object Share. Comment Optional description of the share. Share Path: Virtual File Server Identify the VFS used to present the share.

  • Page 48: File Persona Data Management

    Table 36 File Store Snapshots Replication HP 3PAR Remote Copy feature can be used with the HP 3PAR File Persona Suite to replicate the HP 3PAR File Persona File Provisioning Groups (FPG) to another HP 3PAR running File Persona. Consideration should be given to the Remote Copy replication link definition to ensure that there is adequate bandwidth available to ensure that replication can cope with the anticipated file usage.

  • Page 49: C Regulatory Compliance Notices

    The regulatory model number is not the marketing name or model number of the product. Product specific information: HP StoreServ 7450 Regulatory model number: 3PARA-SV1009 (Controller), 3PARA- ST1 1 1 1 (M6710), 3PARA-ST1 1 12 (M6720) FCC and CISPR classification: A These products contain laser components.

  • Page 50: Canadian Notice (avis Canadien)

    Compliance with these directives implies conformity to applicable harmonized European standards (European Norms) which are listed on the EU Declaration of Conformity issued by Hewlett-Packard for this product or product family. Certificates can be obtained from Hewlett-Packard GmbH, HQ-TRE, Herrenberger Strasse 140, 71034 Boeblingen, Germany Japanese Notices...

  • Page 51: Korean Notices

    Korean Notices Class A Equipment Taiwanese Notices BSMI Class A Notice Taiwan Battery Recycle Statement Turkish Recycling Notice Türkiye Cumhuriyeti: EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur Vietnamese Information Technology and Communications Compliance Marking Korean Notices...

  • Page 52: Laser Compliance Notices

    Do not operate controls, make adjustments, or perform procedures to the laser device other than those specified herein. Allow only HP Authorized Service technicians to repair the unit. The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for laser products on August 2, 1976.

  • Page 53: German Laser Notice

    German Laser Notice Italian Laser Notice Japanese Laser Notice Laser Compliance Notices...

  • Page 54: Spanish Laser Notice

    Spanish Laser Notice Recycling Notices English Recycling Notice Disposal of waste equipment by users in private household in the European Union This symbol means do not dispose of your product with your other household waste. Instead, you should protect human health and the environment by handing over your waste equipment to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

  • Page 55: Bulgarian Recycling Notice

    Bulgarian Recycling Notice Изхвърляне на отпадъчно оборудване от потребители в частни домакинства в Европейския съюз Този символ върху продукта или опаковката му показва, че продуктът не трябва да се изхвърля заедно с другите битови отпадъци. Вместо това, трябва да предпазите човешкото здраве и околната среда, като...

  • Page 56: Estonian Recycling Notice

    Estonian Recycling Notice Äravisatavate seadmete likvideerimine Euroopa Liidu eramajapidamistes See märk näitab, et seadet ei tohi visata olmeprügi hulka. Inimeste tervise ja keskkonna säästmise nimel tuleb äravisatav toode tuua elektriliste ja elektrooniliste seadmete käitlemisega egelevasse kogumispunkti. Küsimuste korral pöörduge kohaliku prügikäitlusettevõtte poole. Finnish Recycling Notice Kotitalousjätteiden hävittäminen Euroopan unionin alueella Tämä...

  • Page 57: Greek Recycling Notice

    Greek Recycling Notice Απόρριψη άχρηοτου εξοπλισμού από ιδιώτες χρήστες στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση Αυτό το σύμβολο σημαίνει ότι δεν πρέπει να απορρίψετε το προϊόν με τα λοιπά οικιακά απορρίμματα. Αντίθετα, πρέπει να προστατέψετε την ανθρώπινη υγεία και το περιβάλλον παραδίδοντας τον άχρηστο εξοπλισμό...

  • Page 58: Lithuanian Recycling Notice

    Lithuanian Recycling Notice Nolietotu iekārtu iznīcināšanas noteikumi lietotājiem Eiropas Savienības privātajās mājsaimniecībās Šis simbols norāda, ka ierīci nedrīkst utilizēt kopā ar citiem mājsaimniecības atkritumiem. Jums jārūpējas par cilvēku veselības un vides aizsardzību, nododot lietoto aprīkojumu otrreizējai pārstrādei īpašā lietotu elektrisko un elektronisko ierīču savākšanas punktā. Lai iegūtu plašāku informāciju, lūdzu, sazinieties ar savu mājsaimniecības atkritumu likvidēšanas dienestu.

  • Page 59: Slovak Recycling Notice

    Slovak Recycling Notice Likvidácia vyradených zariadení používateľmi v domácnostiach v Európskej únii Tento symbol znamená, že tento produkt sa nemá likvidovať s ostatným domovým odpadom. Namiesto toho by ste mali chrániť ľudské zdravie a životné prostredie odovzdaním odpadového zariadenia na zbernom mieste, ktoré...

  • Page 60: French Battery Notice

    French Battery Notice German Battery Notice Regulatory Compliance Notices...

  • Page 61: Italian Battery Notice

    Italian Battery Notice Japanese Battery Notice Battery Replacement Notices...

  • Page 62: Spanish Battery Notice

    Spanish Battery Notice Regulatory Compliance Notices...

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