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HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array Compatibility Reference
1.0
HP P6000 software solution compatibility
2.0
HP P6000 Command View interoperability support
2.1
HP P6000 Command View upgrade support
2.2
HP P6000 Command View downgrade support
2.3
HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager upgrade support
2.4
Active/inactive support for P6000 management and replication software
2.5
Active/inactive support for controller software
3.0
Controller software version support
3.1.1
Upgrade support for HP EVA4000/6000/8000 and EVA4100/6100/8100 controller software versions
3.1.2
Upgrade support for EVA4400 and EVA6400/8400 controller software versions
3.2.1
Downgrade support for EVA4000/6000/8000 and EVA4100/6100/8100 controller software versions
3.2.2
Downgrade support for EVA4400 and EVA6400/8400 controller software versions
3.3
Data-in-place (hardware) upgrade support for EVA controllers
3.4
Controller software version support in remote replication environments
3.5
Controller software and management module software support
3.6
Management module software compatibility
4.0
HP P6000 software deployment options
4.1
Supported software on management servers and the management module
4.2
Supported P6000 software operating environments
4.3
HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager host agent support
4.4
HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager host agent and HP P6000 DC-Management compatibility
4.5
HP P6000 Dynamic Capacity Management compatibility
4.6
Array configuration by HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager version
4.7
HP P6000 Performance Advisor
5.0
Browser support
6.0
Features supported by controller software version
6.1
Supported array features by controller software version
6.2
Supported local replication features by controller software version
6.3
Supported remote replication features by controller software version
7.0
P6000 EVA host connectivity
8.0
Solid state disk (SSD) support
HP Part Number: 5697-1692
Published: February 2012
Edition: 30
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  • Page 1 HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array Compatibility Reference HP P6000 software solution compatibility HP P6000 Command View interoperability support HP P6000 Command View upgrade support HP P6000 Command View downgrade support HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager upgrade support Active/inactive support for P6000 management and replication software Active/inactive support for controller software Controller software version support 3.1.1...
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  • Page 3: How To Use This Document

    Introduction This document contains tables that describe the compatible hardware, operating systems, and software for the following HP P6000 products: — HP P6000 Business Copy — HP P6000 Command View — HP P6000 Continuous Access — HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager —...
  • Page 4: Hp P6000 Software Solution Compatibility

    1.0 HP P6000 software solution compatibility A P6000 software solution is comprised of controller software, management software, replication software, and all applicable licenses. See Table 2.0, HP P6000 Command View interoperability support, for detailed management software support. The replication features that are supported with your HP P6000 Business Copy or HP P6000 Continuous Access license depend on the controller software version that is installed on the arrays.
  • Page 5 2.0 HP P6000 Command View interoperability support This table lists the controller software and layered applications that are supported with HP P6000 Command View. – HP Command View EVA 9.2 includes HP Command View EVA 9.2 for server-based management and array-based management, HP Command View EVAPerf 9.2, SMI-S EVA 9.2, and SSSU 9.2. –...
  • Page 6 2.0 HP P6000 Command View interoperability support (cont'd) HP P6000 Command View 9.2.1 10.0 SAN applications (cont'd) HP Command View XP AE 5.9 • • HP Command View XP AE 6.1 • • HP Command View XP AE 6.2 • •...
  • Page 7 2.0 HP P6000 Command View interoperability support (cont'd) HP P6000 Command View 9.2.1 10.0 SAN applications (cont'd) 10,16 HP Storage Essentials Enterprise Edition 6.0 SP1 (Windows/Linux) 10,16 HP Storage Essentials Enterprise Edition 6.0 SP2 (Windows/Linux) 10,16,20 HP Storage Essentials Enterprise Edition 6.0 SP3 (Windows/Linux) 10,16,20 HP Storage Essentials Enterprise Edition 6.0 SP4 (Windows/Linux) 10,15...
  • Page 8: Hp P6000 Command View Upgrade Support

    2.1 HP P6000 Command View upgrade support This table shows upgrade support for HP P6000 Command View versions. A bullet (•) indicates you can perform an upgrade from the version in the FROM column to the version in the TO column without removing the earlier version.
  • Page 9: Hp P6000 Command View Downgrade Support

    2.2 HP P6000 Command View downgrade support This table shows downgrade support for HP P6000 Command View versions. A bullet (•) indicates you can perform a downgrade from the version in the FROM column to the version in the TO column. A blank cell indicates a downgrade is not supported.
  • Page 10: Hp P6000 Replication Solutions Manager Upgrade Support

    2.3 HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager upgrade support This table shows upgrade support for HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager server and host agent software versions. A bullet (•) indicates you can perform an upgrade from the version in the FROM column to the version in the TO column without removing the earlier version.
  • Page 11: Active/Inactive Support For P6000 Management And Replication Software

    2.4 Active/inactive support for P6000 management and replication software This table identifies which versions of P6000 management and replication software are active and inactive. Because the active/inactive designations became effective in November 2009, there are multiple versions that list the same inactive date. Active and inactive are defined as: –...
  • Page 12: Active/Inactive Support For Controller Software

    2.5 Active/inactive support for controller software This table identifies which versions of controller software are active and inactive. Active and inactive are defined as: – Active: An active version has full Engineering support. Issues are addressed and patches can be provided. –...
  • Page 13: Controller Software Version Support

    3.0 Controller software version support 3.1.1 Upgrade support for EVA4000/6000/8000 and EVA4100/6100/8100 controller software versions This table shows upgrade support for the controller software versions. A bullet (•) indicates you can perform an upgrade from the version in the FROM column to the version in the TO column. A blank cell indicates an upgrade is not supported.
  • Page 14: Upgrade Support For Eva4400 And Eva6400/8400 Controller Software Versions

    3.1.2 Upgrade support for EVA4400 and EVA6400/8400 controller software versions This table shows upgrade support for the controller software versions. A bullet (•) indicates you can perform an upgrade from the version in the FROM column to the version in the TO column. A blank cell indicates an upgrade is not supported. HP always recommends upgrading to the latest version supported for your array model.
  • Page 15 3.2.1 Downgrade support for EVA4000/6000/8000 and EVA4100/6100/8100 controller This table shows downgrade support for the controller software. A bullet (•) indicates you can downgrade from the version in the FROM column to the version in the TO column. A blank cell indicates a downgrade is not supported. NOTE: If you are running XCS 6.110 on an EVA4100/6100/8100, you cannot downgrade to XCS 6.100 or earlier versions.
  • Page 16: Downgrade Support For Eva4400 And Eva6400/8400 Controller Software Versions

    3.2.2 Downgrade support for EVA4400 and EVA6400/8400 controller software versions This table shows downgrade support for the EVA4400 and EVA6400/8400 controller software versions. A bullet (•) indicates you can downgrade from the version in the FROM column to the version in the TO column. A blank cell indicates a downgrade is not supported. NOTES: –...
  • Page 17: Data-In-Place (Hardware) Upgrade Support For Eva Controllers

    3.3 Data-in-place (hardware) upgrade support for EVA controllers This table shows data-in-place upgrade support for when you upgrade the hardware. A bullet (•) indicates you can perform a data-in-place upgrade from the array controller in the FROM column to the array controller in the TO column. A blank cell indicates a data-in-place upgrade is not supported. NOTE: When doing a data-in-place upgrade, the old and new controllers must be running the same version of controller software.
  • Page 18 3.4 Remote replication support for controller software versions (server-based management only) This table shows support between controller software versions in remote replication environments, meaning the controller software versions that are running on the source and destination arrays. A bullet (•) indicates support when the source and destination arrays are running the controller software versions listed.
  • Page 19: Controller Software And Management Module Software Support

    3.5 Controller software and management module software support This table shows support between controller software and management module software. A bullet (•) indicates support; a blank cell indicates no support. The management module is applicable to the EVA4400 and P6300/P6500 EVA only. Controller software 09000000 09001000 09003000 09004000 09006000 09501x00 0952x000 0953x000 10001000 Management module software...
  • Page 20: Management Module Software Compatibility

    3.6 Management module software compatibility This table shows how the management module software is compatible with HP P6000 Command View and the HP P6000 Control View. Management HP P6000 Command View HP P6000 Control View module 9.2.x 10.0 2.3.1 software 0001.0000 •...
  • Page 21: Required Hardware

    4.0 HP P6000 software deployment options For server-based management, you can install HP P6000 management and replication software on a management server. The management servers are: General-purpose server: A server that runs customer applications, such as file and print services Dedicated management server: A Windows host that is intended solely for HP storage software, such as HP OpenView Storage Node Manager, HP OpenView Storage Area Manager add-on software modules, or HP P6000 software HP X1000/X3000 Network Storage Systems and Gateways: A server similar to the general-purpose server;...
  • Page 22: Supported Software On Management Servers And The Management Module

    4.1 Supported software on management servers and the management module This table lists the software that is supported on each management server and the management module. Although multiple software products are compatible with a management server, these software products may not be compatible with each other.
  • Page 23 4.2 Supported P6000 software operating environments This table lists the supported servers, operating systems and application integration for P6000 software. A bullet (•) indicates support on all P6000 EVA models, a specific model number indicates support with that model only, and a blank cell indicates no support. The environments are: HP P6000 Business Copy Basic I/O—The ability for HP P6000 Business Copy to work with an operating system or application is determined by the operating system support documents posted on the Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) website (http://www.hp.com/storage/spock).
  • Page 24 4.2 Supported P6000 software operating environments (cont'd) HP P6000 CV HP P6000 RSM host HP P6000 RSM server HP P6000 10.0, HP SSSU HP Storage HP P6000 agent HP P6000 CV 9.4 & Performance Server, OS, or application type Volume SmartStart SmartStart 4.0 EVAPerf...
  • Page 25 4.2 Supported P6000 software operating environments (cont'd) HP P6000 RSM host HP P6000 RSM HP P6000 CV 10.0, HP SSSU server agent HP Storage HP P6000 HP P6000 HP P6000 CV Performance Server, OS, or application type Volume SmartStart SmartStart 9.4 &...
  • Page 26: Hp P6000 Replication Solutions Manager Host Agent Support

    4.3 HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager host agent support This table describes HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager host agent support for: — Volume Manager — Mounting host volume copies on the same host — Multipath solutions — Cluster software NOTE: The information in this table is specific to what has been qualified with the HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager host agent software. It may contain version information that conflicts with the array/operating system support listed on the Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) website.
  • Page 27 4.3 HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager host agent support (cont'd) Compatible multipath solution Mounting a host Supported Volume volume copy on the Host operating Supported cluster Supported Cluster EVA4000/6000/8000 EVA4400, system same host as the software file systems aware Manager EVA4100/6100/8100 P6300/P6500 EVA source...
  • Page 28: Operating System

    4.4 HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager host agent and HP P6000 DC-Management compatibility This table shows which versions of HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager host agent software (by operating system) that are supported with HP P6000 Dynamic Capacity Management features. See Table 4.5, HP P6000 Dynamic Capacity Management compatibility, for compatibility with other P6000/EVA applications. See Table 4.2, Supported P6000 software operating environments, for operating system and HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager host agent compatibility.
  • Page 29 4.4 HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager host agent and HP P6000 DC-Management compatibility (cont'd) HP RSM host agent 5.2 HP P6000 RSM host agent 5.3 HP P6000 RSM host agent 5.4 P6000 DCM P6000 DCM P6000 DCM P6000 DCM Operating system DCM Extend DCM Shrink Extend...
  • Page 30: Hp P6000 Dynamic Capacity Management Compatibility

    4.5 HP P6000 Dynamic Capacity Management compatibility This table shows how HP P6000 Dynamic Capacity Management is compatible with HP P6000 Command View, HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager, and controller software versions. HP P6000 Dynamic Capacity Management Application Extend Shrink HP Command View EVA 9.2.x •...
  • Page 31: Array Configuration By Hp P6000 Replication Solutions Manager Version

    4.6 Array configuration by HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager version This table describes the recommended array configuration by HP P6000 Replication Solutions Manager version. HP P6000 RSM Feature HP RSM 5.0 HP RSM 5.1 HP RSM 5.2 HP P6000 RSM 5.4 Maximum number of arrays per HP P6000 Command View instance Maximum number of array-based management systems...
  • Page 32 4.7 HP P6000 Performance Advisor This table describes HP P6000 Performance Advisor array configurations. Feature Capability 4096 Maximum number of objects per HP P6000 Performance Advisor instance Maximum number of browser client sessions Maximum number of storage systems 1024 Maximum number of performance objects to be monitored per storage system 2048 Maximum number of objects per HP P6000 Command View connected to HP...
  • Page 33: Browser Support

    5.0 Browser support This table lists the supported browsers you can use to access HP P6000 software user interfaces. If the browser version you are using is earlier that what is listed here, you must upgrade your browser. When using HP P6000 Command View, HP P6000 Performance Advisor, or HP Management Integration Framework, a minimum of Adobe Flash Player 10 is required on the browser you are using.
  • Page 34: Features Supported By Controller Software Version

    6.0 Features supported by controller software version For useful information on managing and configuring your storage system, see the HP 4400/6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array configuration Best practices white paper available at: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/arraywhitepapers.html 6.1 Supported array features by controller software version Array features depend on the controller software version.
  • Page 35 6.2 Supported local replication feature by controller software version Local replication features depend on the controller software version. An HP P6000 Business Copy license is required to use these features. When using one of the P6000 software user interfaces or command line interfaces, if the selected resource does not support an action, it will not be available in either the user interface or the command line interface.
  • Page 36: Supported Remote Replication Features By Controller Software Version

    6.3 Supported remote replication features by controller software version Remote replication features depend on the controller software version. An HP P6000 Continuous Access license is required to use these features. When using one of the P6000 software user interfaces or command line interfaces, if the selected resource does not support an action, it will not be available in either the user interface or the command line interface.
  • Page 37 6.3 Support remote replication features by controller software version (cont'd) Controller software version Feature XCS 095xx000 XCS 10001000 XCS 10001000 XCS 6.2xx (EVAx400) (EVAx400) (P6300/P6500 EVA) Fail over or delete a DR group during normalization • • • Failsafe on Link-down/Power-up support •...
  • Page 38: P6000 Eva Host Connectivity

    7.0 P6000 EVA host connectivity For detailed specifications about supported operating systems, adapters and switches, see the Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) website (http://www.hp.com/storage/spock). You must log in to HP Passport to access SPOCK. After logging into HP Passport, you will be directed to the SPOCK website. If you do not already have an account, click Register to log in on the main page and follow the instructions.
  • Page 39: Solid State Disk (Ssd) Support

    8.0 Solid state disk (SSD) support This table lists feature support for solid state disks. SSDs must be in a separate disk group. For disk drive firmware versions and other general disk drive and XCS support, see the HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array Disk Drive Firmware Support document, which is available at: http://www.hp.com/support/manuals.