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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 V11.5

December 1, 2014


New for Version 11.5

  • 3PAR - New Product Introduction
    • New 3PAR StoreServ Array Types - 7200c, 7400c, 7450c
      • New controller nodes
    • New 3PAR StoreServ Array Type - 7440c
      • New controller nodes
      • Higher capacity with new enclosures and HDDs
    • New Hard Drives
      • Added 6TB NL Disk for StoreServ 7000, and 10000
      • Updated hard drive support matrix and naming conventions across all array types
    • New Software
      • 3PAR File Persona Software Suite
  • XP7 - New Product Introduction
    • New Hard Drives
      • Added 600GB 15K SFF Disk
      • Added 6TB 7.2K LFF Disk
    • New Software
      • Online Migration Suite
    • New Cables
      • Added 5M, 30M, 100M Device Interface Cables options
  • MSA - New Product Introduction
    • MSA 1040
      • Added 300GB, 450GB, 600GB 12G SAS SFF Enterprise HDDs
      • Added 300GB, 450GB, 600GB 12G SAS SFF Hot Plug HDDs
      • Added 300GB, 450GB, 600GB 12G SAS LFF Converter Enterprise HDDs
    • MSA 2040
      • Added 300GB, 450GB, 600GB 12G SAS SFF Enterprise HDDs
      • Added 300GB, 450GB, 600GB 12G SAS LFF Converter Enterprise HDDs
      • Added 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB 12G SAS SFF SSDs
    • P2000 G3
      • Added 300GB, 450GB, 600GB 12G SAS SFF Hot Plug HDDs
      • Added 300GB, 450GB, 600GB 12G SAS SFF Dual Port HDDs
      • Added 300GB, 450GB, 600GB 12G SAS LFF Converter Enterprise HDDs
  • StoreOnce - New Product Introduction
    • Recovery Manager Central Software option for backup of 3PAR
    • StoreOnce VSA
      • VSA capacity can now scale up to 45TB after filesystem overhead
      • Sub-model and VM requirements are printed in HTML
      • Option for 3 year or 5 year license in GUI
    • New data types
      • Added following new data types - DB2, SAP HANA
      • "Non Dedupe" data type - this will result in 1:1 compaction
  • D2600/D3600/D6000 - New Product Introduction
    • Added new D2600 48TB bundle, 72TB bundle
    • Added new D3600 72TB bundle
    • Added new D3700 7.5TB, 15TB bundle
    • Added new D6000 210TB bundle, 420TB bundle
  • StoreVirtual - New Product Introduction
    • Added ConvergedSystems 240-HC and ConvergedSystems 242-HC
    • Removed unsupported NWRAID types from the dropdown (now only NWRAID 10, 5, and 6 will appear)
    • Disabled P4000 and StoreVirtual in the SAW modeler
  • Performance Estimation Module (PEM)
    • Latest PEM version 1.1
    • Supports new 3PAR array types 7200c, 7400c, 7440c, 7450c
    • Supports new 3PAR disk types cMLC 480GB and cMLC 1.92TB SSDs
    • PEM currently supports these product sets 1) 3PAR 2) XP7 3) P9500


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 V11.5   December 1, 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.

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