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How much is the emc upgrade from vnx 5200 to 5400

I feel that my current vendor is ripping me off so I am doing my research. For those people who did upgrade for vnx 5200 to 5400, how much did it cost you?

The vendor said they'll do a proc upgrade (which is an in place upgrade) or they can do a totally upgraded vnx 5400 solution and we just migrate data off from one system to another.

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Rodney Barnhardt

8/22/2022 - Mon
Rodney Barnhardt

Well, there are a lot of variables in that process. Particularly, if you purchased a 5400 and migrated to it. This varies from the number and types of drives (SSD, NL-SAS, SAS). If you have Fast Cache, and how much, etc. There are also other incentives that may or may not be available through your partner. I really do not think you can easily do a post on here for comparison. The last one we purchased, has 130 disk with 5 SSD's, and I think 50 SAS, and 70 NL-SAS drives. The cost was all combined with a larger project, but I think it ran about  $291k. However, I do not recall if that number included any professional services.

have you done data in place upgrade?
Rodney Barnhardt

No I haven't.
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Walt Forbes

data in place(or DIP) upgrade allows you to upgrade vnx to the next level without getting new vnx system. DIP only works if you are in same vnx family. I believe the procedure is EMC upgrades CPU and source code.  I just learned about it this morning.. The downtime is 6-8 hours depending on how big the load on the system is. If your system has 2 HBA, 2 iscsi modules, 2 SP,  etc, then this should be fairly quick... The problem is, I'm having trouble finding out how much will that cost and what people think about the process. :(
Rodney Barnhardt

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