Solved

How much is the emc upgrade from vnx 5200 to 5400

Posted on 2014-12-11
5
652 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-18
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.
0
Comment
Question by:SuperRoot
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:Rodney Barnhardt
Comment Utility
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.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:SuperRoot
Comment Utility
have you done data in place upgrade?
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:Rodney Barnhardt
Comment Utility
No I haven't.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:SuperRoot
Comment Utility
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. :(
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Rodney Barnhardt earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Yes, I went to a VNX Days last month where the option was discussed. However, I do not currently see a need for us to do it. We usually just replace our SAN every 4-5 years, so the only need we may have is to add a tray or two of disks during that time. I think it is great if you have trouble getting an outage window or something like that. I am not sure how many people would do it, so you may not get much response on this question.
0

Featured Post

Give your grad a cloud of their own!

With up to 8TB of storage, give your favorite graduate their own personal cloud to centralize all their photos, videos and music in one safe place. They can save, sync and share all their stuff, and automatic photo backup helps free up space on their smartphone and tablet.

Join & Write a Comment

If you have a USB Drive that is not recognized by Windows the problem is usually that you have too many network drives or other drives that occupy all the drive letters D: E: or F: which is the normal drive letter of a usb drive. The way to correct …
We all have limited time to study long and complicated information about RAID theories, but you may be interested as to how RAID 5 works. We made it simple for you by providing the shortest and easiest explanation ever.   First we need to remind …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now