HPE XP P9000 for Compatible Parallel Access Volumes and HPE XP P9000 for Compatible Hyper PAV Software enable high performance concurrent access of mainframe volumes by permitting a mainframe host system to issue multiple I/O requests in parallel to individual logical devices within the HPE XP P9500 Storage. Without PAV, mainframe systems can initiate only one I/O request per device at a time, and must wait for the I/O to complete before starting another I/O request to the same device. By utilizing alias addresses that all point to the same device as the base address, PAV enables the host system to start several I/O requests simultaneously to the same device, thus greatly improving performance.
The XP P9500 Storage supports static PAV, dynamic PAV, and Hyper PAV. With static PAV, the number of aliases assigned to each base device does not change. With dynamic PAV, high workload base devices can borrow idle PAV aliases from other base devices, increasing their I/O capability.
HPE XP P9000 Continuous Access Software provides real-time array-to-array data replication for the HPE XP P9500 Storage. The software is part of the HPE comprehensive suite of business continuity and availability solutions that enable you to maintain constant access to your data, even if access to a site is lost. HPE XP P9000 Continuous Access Software products are integrated with server clustering software solutions to provide the highest levels of availability and disaster tolerance. To protect your business from disasters of any size, whether local or wide-area, you can create three Data Center disaster recovery solutions, with one data center located a continent away. If you simply need to move data from one location to another, or from one generation of HPE XP P9500 Storage to another, HPE XP P9000 Continuous Access Software provides a reliable high-performance data migration solution.
High Performance FICON for system z or zHPF is an enhancement of the FICON channel architecture, which also means compatibility with certain standards such as Fibre Channel Physical and Signaling standard (FC-FS), Fibre Channel Switch Fabric and Switch Control Requirements (FC-SW), and Fibre Channel Single-Byte-4 (FC-SB-4) standards. Enhancements have been made to the z/Architecture® and the FICON interface architecture to deliver improvements for online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads. zHPF is implemented exclusively in System z10. When High Performance FICON is exploited by the FICON channel, the z/OS operating system, and the control unit, the FICON channel overhead will be reduced. This is achieved by simplification of the protocol, and by reducing the number of information units processed, resulting in more efficient use of the fiber link.
HPE XP P9000 Auto LUN Software provides automatic monitoring and load balancing for your HPE XP P9500 Storage. It makes the most efficient use of your disk arrays by moving high-priority tasks to underutilized volumes, replicating volumes for backup and recovery, and viewing the health of your arrays. You set performance goals and limits, and XP P9000 Auto LUN does the rest. It proposes a migration plan and estimates how much your storage performance will improve when it's done. XP P9000 Auto LUN lets you evaluate disk array usage and determine whether resources are overloaded or out of balance. Use its easy-to-follow menus to define when data is collected and arrays are monitored. Use up to 90 days of stored historical data to spot trends and create up-to-the-minute reports. You can export data to a spreadsheet for further analysis. If resources are overloaded, XP P9000 Auto LUN Software will create a plan to move volumes, then stands by for your approval to make changes.
HPE XP P9000 Thin Provisioning Software reduces the cost, accelerates the return on investment and reduces the environmental impact of your HPE XP P9500 Storage. It allows you to supply disk storage capacity to your applications from a pool of virtualized storage. By enabling you to allocate your anticipated future storage capacity needs from virtual disk storage, HPE XP P9000 Thin Provisioning Software reduces the amount of physical disk capacity initially required. As utilization of disk space increases over time, you can purchase more disk capacity as it is needed and install it without affecting your applications. HPE XP P9000 Thin Provisioning Software reduces your initial storage acquisition cost, and reduces total cost of ownership, by allowing you to defer some storage purchases to a later date. Configure large logical volumes using a minimum of physical capacity, only paying for and installing storage when it is needed.
HPE XP P9000 Tiered Storage Manager Software is a plug-in application for HPE XP P9000 Command View Advanced Edition Software. It allows you to non-disruptively migrate HPE XP P9500 Storage data between tiers of storage while your applications remain online. You can match key user quality of service requirements, like cost, performance and data protection level, to the storage attributes of HPE XP P9500 Storage controlled storage. HPE XP P9000 Tiered Storage Manager Software works not only with internal HPE XP P9500 Storage data, but also with External Storage, such as an MSA or EVA, connected to the HPE XP P9500 Storage.
HPE XP P9000 Tiered Storage Manager Software saves you time and eliminates disruption when you need to migrate ageing data to another tier of storage. With this product you can move the data while it remains online and ready for access. It improves data manageability and is perfect for applications which cannot be stopped or even paused.
HPE XP P9000 Command View Advanced Edition Software is a full-featured device manager for the HPE XP P9500 and XP Disk Array products. In addition to device management, it offers optional plug-in applications that provide replication monitoring, provisioning management, and tiered storage management for multiple HPE XP P9500 and XP Disk Arrays. It also provides a platform from which to launch other disk array based application such as Auto LUN Software. Command View AE monitors storage resources quickly and easily, automates storage management processes, and delivers more efficient utilization and control across distributed enterprise storage.
HPE XP P9000 Command View Advanced Edition enables logical, physical and host management capabilities for HPE XP P9500 Storage and XP Disk Arrays, provisioning and storage pooling for both internal and external storage, capacity analysis based on physical storage class, and offers multiple levels of security for storage administrators.
HPE XP P9000 Smart Tiers Software improves storage performance and controls costs by transparently migrating data to appropriate tiers of storage within the HPE XP P9500 Storage. Smart Tiers manages data in thin provisioning pools. It monitors performance at the page level and can migrate the data online to a different tier, automatically or manually, based on policies. Smart Tiers supports up to three tiers per pool.
XP P9000 Smart Tiers helps utilize different types of storage media (SSD, 15K SAS, 7.2K SAS) optimally. With page level movements across tiers, it enables the most effective utilization of expensive tiers such as SSD by helping ensure that only the most frequently accessed data is stored there.
HPE XP P9000 Performance Advisor identifies performance bottlenecks before they impact your business. It collects and displays performance data for HPE XP P9500 and XP Disk Arrays. It helps mitigate risk by providing performance alarm notification through email, SNMP, or user-defined scripts and helps avoid impending outages due to unavailable or misallocated storage resources. Its report generation and scheduling capability improves IT processes and maintains array performance by immediately identifying storage bottlenecks.
Performance Advisor reduces complexity and accelerates resolution of problems by collecting information from multiple arrays across multiple sites, and allows you to drill down to the problem area. Its ability to collect up to 320 GB of historical data enables detailed trend analysis and makes it easier to analyze performance data at regular intervals. Its rich Command-Line User interface (CLUI) supports integration with third party software.
HPE XP P9000 for FlashCopy Mirroring Software enhances data availability for mainframe data and improves productivity by providing IBM FlashCopy compatible point-in-time copies within an HPE XP P9500 Storage. As soon as a copy is created, it becomes available for use. The copy can be either virtual or physical. If a virtual copy is specified, it remains a pointer-based copy that only saves the changes from the original. However, if a physical copy is specified, a full copy will be completed in the background while both the source and the copy remain available for access.
For additional availability, FlashCopy can be combined with Business Copy for Mainframe, Continuous Access Synchronous for Mainframe, Continuous Access Journal for Mainframe, and HPE XP P9000 for Compatible Extended Remote Copy.