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The HP Storage Sizer is a downloadable sizing tool that helps to design a storage infrastructure that will meet your customer’s 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 HP 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


HP Storage Sizing Tool employs a license-based security mechanism to protect many tools and applications used by HP employees and certified HP Partners against unauthorized usage.


When a specific tool requires a license for use, you will be required to make use of a new utility called the HP 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 HP Sizing Tool License Manager will be included with any current HP 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 V10.8.0

April 4, 2014


New for Version 10.8.0

  • Cleanup for various obsolete items in Direct Attached Tape Devices as well as Libraries
  • New product -- StoreOnce 4500 with 48 RAWTB disk shelves. Sizer automatically computes an optimal solution for backup capacity and performance using both 24 RAWTB shelves and 48 RAWTB shelves. Refer user guide for more detail.
  • Updated configuration notes for VSA support service.
  • Fixes: - Initial default compression setting for "File & Print" is set to 2 now. - In html report, fixed housekeeping calculation for 6500 with max shelves configuration. This does not impact sized configuration or BOM.
    Data Protector, AIO
  • Implemented prepaid training under global preferences in Data Protector, AIO Software Sizing Tool.
  • New Product Introduction
  • Updated the list of HDDs available on the P2000 to reflect the currently supported HDD list.
  • New products -- 1440, 1540, 1640, 1840, 3840
  • New Product Introduction
    3PAR StoreServ
  • New 1.2TB SAS Drive for StoreServ 7000 and 10000
  • Increased scalability for StoreServ 7000 family - 7200 max drive count increased from 144 to 240 - 7200 enclosure count increased to 9 - 7200 max raw capacity increased to 400TiB - 7400 max raw capacity increased to 1.2PiB
  • Bug Fixes - Fixed a bug that did not honor the user selection for number of shelves (picking anything other than the 'Any' model) after the user pressed the Solve/Submit button - Fixed a bug that set the minimum number of drives to 16 on the StoreServ 7000 family (actual is 8, before RAID considerations)
  • New Port Side Air Intake Fibre Channel Switches.
    RDX (Direct Attached Backup)
  • RDX Removable Disk Backup System with 2TB media


Localized Parts and Pricing


·         The United States, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,

·         Chile, 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.

·         HP GSA Pricing for "US Federal Government" and other agencies



HP Storage Sizing Tool, V10.6.0   February 10, 2014, 22.5MB 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 "Programs -> Hewlett-Packard -> HP 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.

HP Sizing Tool Knowledge Base (KB)

Knowledge Base is the main place to learn more about how to use HP 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 HP Storage Sizing Tool (download above). You can access KB by pressing "Help" button at the top of Sizing Tool or by accessing the "Start -> Programs -> Hewlett-Packard -> HP 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 HP (employee, Certified Partner, etc.).


For the HP Storage Sizing Tool (licensed as 'SWD Sizing Tool'):


·         HP Employees

·         HP Employees will obtain their first-time LTU from our HP Employee Page. After the initial application of their license, HP Employees will automatically receive an extension to that license as long as they periodically connect to the HP Intranet (office or VPN).


·         HP Certified Partners

·         HP Certified Partners will get new licenses from a page within their respective 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.

·         Access your regional Partner Portal/Portal One/Smart Portal and use the navigational paths provided below to find our page.

·         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@hp.com .


Navigation Path from Home Page

North America

From Left-side Navigational Bar, "Prices":
    Below "Quote & configuration tools" header


From the Enterprise Storage, Servers & Networking Page:
    HP Storage Section
        Below "SWD Product Information" header


From the HP Software and Solutions Page:
   Below the "Relevant tools" header


From Left-side Navigational Bar, "Products" :
   Server, Storage & Services
       Storageworks Division
           Below the "Product Resource" header


From Left-side Navigational Bar, "Products" :
    Server, Storage & Services
        Technology Services
            Below "Product Resource" header


From Left-side Navigational Bar, "Products" :
    Server, Storage & Services
        HP Software
            Below "Product Resource" header


From Left-side Navigational Bar, "Products and Pricing" :
    Enterprise Business (EB)
        Sales and Configuration Tools


·         All Others

·         All other users will be required to have an HP 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 HP employee as a sponsor, your sponsor will be able to complete your request and send you a license directly.

·         Start the HP Sizing Tool License Manager using the Programs Menu or by right-clicking the ‘hp’ 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 HP 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 HP Sizing Tool License Manager via:

·         Start->Programs->Hewlett-Packard->HP Sizing Tool License Manager

·         or, Right-Click the HP 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

·         If this is the first license you've received for a tool, you will need to activate that tool. Highlight the line representing the tool and press the "Install/Activate Tool" button

·         The Status Line for the tool will change to "License Activated" and the expiration dates will display

Contact Information

If you have any questions, problems, or comments, please send email to the Storage Sizer Team