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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 V11.6

February 9, 2015


New for Version 11.6

  • 3PAR
    • Added new hard drives
      • 600GB 15K SAS SFF Disk for StoreServ 7000 and 10000
      • 600GB 10K SAS SFF Disk for StoreServ 10000
      • 1.8TB 10K SAS SFF Disk for StoreServ 7000 and 10000
    • Adaptive sparing enhancement
      • New spare policy enforcement for cMLC drives to ensure spare space is at minimum of 10% of raw capacity
      • By default, this is always enabled but can be disabled through an option in the calculator
    • Renamed "Add StoreEasy" to "Add FileController" and removed obsolete "StoreEasy 3830" from choices
    • Fixes
      • Display of InformOS value is corrected in GUI
  • StoreOnce
    • HTML enhancement for 3PAR-StoreOnce mode
      • The input values are recorded in HTML for viewing offline
      • Sizing assumptions used are printed under configuration notes
    • Update to Ninja Protected Import
      • Update to translation of older version of commvault policy types
      • "Sort By" button can be used to sort imported policies
      • Initial load time for importing XML is improved
    • Fixed Care Pack enhancement
      • Fixed care pack services are implemented for StoreOnce VSA as an option in the calculator
  • StoreVirtual
    • StoreVirtual 4000 system refresh
    • Minor enhancement
      • Starting node count will be set to 1 for all Converged System 200-HC models
      • Default NRAID level is set to NRAID10 in WL specifications tab
  • MSA
    • Minor enhancement to increase max LUN from 64TB to 128 TB for MSA 1024, MSA 2048
    • New softwares added for MSA 2040 - Remote Snap, 512-Snapshot, Perf Auto Tiering
  • Data Protector
    • Product updates include
      • HP Data Protector 9.02, Backup Navigator 9.0
      • Data Protector SPI for Ops Mgr 9.0, Data Protector Management Pack 9.0
  • StoreEver
    • DAT tape drive family is obsolete and completely removed from the Sizer
  • SBW Integration
    • SBW integration for P4000 calculator (reflects latest StoreVirtual products)
  • Update Process
    • Smart Update Process is revised. Transition should be seamless and has no changes for end user.


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 V11.6   February 9, 2015, 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.

Windows 8 users must follow the guidance (see above) to run the installer/setup with elevated privileges.

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, 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.

·         Access your regional Unison Partner Portal using one of the following links to find our page:

·         Americas (then scroll to see 'HP Storage Sizer Tool')

·         EMEA (then scroll to see 'HP Storage Sizer Tool')

·         Latin America (then scroll to see 'HP Storage Sizer Tool')

·         APJ (then scroll to see 'HP Storage Sizer Tool')

·         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 .


·         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