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QuickSpecsHPE Hyper Converged 250 SystemOverviewHPE Hyper Converged 250 SystemFor customers who are looking for a simple, agile and highly available virtualization system, the new Hyper Converged 250 familyeliminates complex solution stacks. It combines a powerful Apollo server platform and mature StoreVirtual data services fromHewlett Packard Enterprise into one building block to simplify the delivery of virtualized servers and desktops. The HyperConverged 250 family now supports VMware and Microsoft virtualization technologies, and continues to provide a turn-keyvirtualization solution for medium-sized businesses, enterprises, and IaaS providers.Designed from the ground up for the software-defined data center, the HC 250 enables a standardized, appliance approach tovirtual server deployment, regardless of whether it is used as a primary virtualization platform in medium-sized businesses or as adedicated resource pool for specific applications in the enterprise. Unlike other hyper-converged systems on the market, the HC250 can be customized and ready for virtualized workloads in a few simple clicks.All hardware and software components are pre-installed and pre-integrated by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and quickcustomization using the OneView InstantOn software enables faster time to value that is unique to the HC 250 family. After theinitial installation, IT administrators manage their virtualized environment within VMware vCenter Server and OneView for vCenter,or with Microsoft System Center user interfaces and HPE OneView for System Center management integrations.StoreVirtual technology that is built into the HC 250 matches the high-availability features of the hypervisor (VMware FaultTolerance, VMware High Availability, or Windows Failover Cluster) from a storage perspective to provide enterprise-level availabilityfor virtualized applications and services. HC 250 provides superior high-availability beyond a single system, rack and even datacenter. As the storage components are vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) certified, the HC 250 is the a great fit for stretchedVMware vSphere clusters.What's New More economical starting points and increments for the HC 250 for VMware vSphere:Two-node configurations and 1GbE as primary networking connectivity option for smaller installations, like remote andbranch offices. Affordabily expand existing installations with two-nodes configurations and single nodes.HC 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) Standard with integration to Windows Azure services .At a glance - HPE Hyper Converged 250 HPE Hyper Converged 250 System comprises two products that support VMware or Microsoft virtualization technologiesPage 1

QuickSpecsHPE Hyper Converged 250 SystemOverview Hyper Converged 250 for VMware vSphere and Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System StandardCompact form factor: Hyper-converged computing solutions in 2U form-factor with up to 4 nodes in a system chassisGrow by adding single nodes to a chassis with empty slots on the HC 250 for VMware vSphereEasy to install and use for medium-sized businesses and in the enterpriseSimple guided setup with HPE OneView InstantOnDay to day management HC 250 for VMware vSphere:VMware vCenter Server with HPE OneView for vCenter Server plug-ins HC 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard:Microsoft System Center with HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center plug-insPre-integrated virtualization platform powered by industry-leading virtualization softwarewith data services from HPE StoreVirtualBuilt with VMware vSphere 5.5 or 6.0 Pre-integrated components: VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter Valid VMware vSphere Enterprise or higher and vCenter Standard licenses are required; see notes belowBuilt with Microsoft Cloud System Platform Standard Pre-integrated components: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Hyper-V, System Center,System Center Operations Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager Valid Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and System Center 2012 R2 licensesare required and available separatelyIntel Xeon E5-2600v3 or v4 family processors for fast and efficient operationSuperior high-availability and disaster recovery capabilities, powered by HPE StoreVirtual technology on top of theMicrosoft virtualization platform; built-in features:Adaptive Optimization for workload acceleration (only with Hybrid Storage option)Network RAID 0, 5, 6, 10, 10 1, and 10 21Integrated Thin ProvisioningVirtual machine- and application-consistent snapshotsMulti-Site HA2 (Synchronous Replication across several locations)Remote Copy (Snapshot-based, asynchronous Replication with Bandwidth Throttling)Storage federation with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage productsHardware Availability featuresHot-pluggable HDD and SSD (SSD in Hybrid Storage Configurations only)Redundant power suppliesIntegrated storage controller with battery-backed cacheHyper-redundant clustered storageHPE ProLiant Integrated Lights-Out 4 Remote ManagementHPE Insight Remote Support delivers 24x7 secure remote support3Product is customer-installable and partner-serviceable;Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends Proactive Care 24x7 for best support experience.NOTES:1 Network RAID 10 requires two or more HC 250 nodes, Network RAID 5, 10, 10 1 require three or more nodes.2Multi-site or stretched cluster configuration requires additional setup in the StoreVirtual management software and mayrequire additional planning and configuration for the VMware or Microsoft virtualization software.3Configured for embedded Remote Support only (iLO 4) in Insight Remote Support; requires an external server for monitoring.Virtualization PlatformScalabilityRack FootprintNumber of nodesHPE Hyper Converged 250for VMware vSpherefor Microsoft Cloud PlatformSystem StandardVMware vSphereMicrosoft Hyper-V1-4 systems per resource pool1-8 systems per resource pool13- or 4-node systems2-, 3-, or 4-node systems2U per system chassis2, 3 or 4 identical nodes per system3 or 4 identical nodes per systemPage 2

QuickSpecsHPE Hyper Converged 250 SystemOverviewNumber of drivesRaw CapacityCPUsMemoryStorage ControllerCachePrimary NetworkConnectivitySecondary NetworkPorts (Admin Only)iLO portsLanguagePower supplies6 drives per node(12 drives in a 2-node configuration,18 drives for 3-node configuration,24 drives for 4-node configuration)9.6 TB All-Flash Storage, or6.4 TB Hybrid Storage per node2, or5.6 TB Hybrid Storage per node2, or7.2 TB Capacity Storage per node26 drives per node(18 drives for 3-node configuration,24 drives for 4-node configuration)9.6 TB All-Flash Storage, or8.8 TB Hybrid Storage per node2, or5.6 TB Hybrid Storage per node2, or10.8 TB Capacity Storage per node27.2 TB Capacity Storage per node2(2) Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 or v4 processors per (2) Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 or v4 processors pernode, ornode, or(1) Intel Xeon E5-2660v3 or v4 processor per (2) Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 or v4 processors pernode, ornode(2) Intel Xeon E5-2640v3 or v4 processors pernode128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB dual-rank x4 DDR4 DIMMs per node4 GB battery-backed write cache per node (one shared battery per system)(2) 10GbE SFP ports3 per node, or(2) 10GbE SFP ports3 per node(4) 1GbE RJ45 ports per node2x 1 GbE RJ-45 (1000BASE-T)4 per node1 GbE RJ-45 (100BASE-T) per nodeEnglish (US)2x 1400W Platinum Plus Power Supplies(High-line AC only, 200-240V) in system1 year warranty covering parts5, labor and on-site (1/1/1)Hardware Warranty,9x5 NBDSoftware Support, 9x5 1 year software support for HC 250 Software for 1 year software support for HC 250 Software forVMware vSphereMicrosoft CPS StandardVMware Software Support is included with valid Microsoft software support is included with validVMware license purchaseMicrosoft license purchaseNOTE: 1 HPE OneView InstantOn automates the setup of four systems (16 nodes) in one management zone. Adding additionalfour systems (total of 32 nodes in the same management zone) is a manual operation and not recommended in standardinstallations.2Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends Network RAID 10 protected volumes for production workloads. 4-node HC 250systems with 5.6TB Hybrid Storage Configuration yields about 7.5TB usable Network RAID 10 protected capacity, or 11.5TB in a4-node HC 250 for VMware vSphere with 7.2TB Capacity Storage Configuration; up to 500GB of storage pool capacity is preallocated for system management.3SFP transceivers or DAC options not included for flexibility; can be purchased separately on the same order.4One 1GbE port will be required for initial installation of the system.Customers are advised against changing the configuration ofthe pre-configured virtual switches. Secondary network connectivity cannot be used instead of primary network ports.5Warranty for SSDs is subject to maximum usage limitations. Maximum usage limit: This is the maximum amount of data that canbe written to the drive. Drives that have reached this limit will not be eligible for warranty coverage.NOTE: HPE recommends 10GbE connectivity for HC 250 models and IPv6 capable switching infrastructure. In an advancedconfiguration, customers can use configure secondary network ports for additional virtual machine networks; these ports are notintended and configured in a standard installation. Customers are advised against changing the configuration of the virtualswitches. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends HPE Networking 5700 and 5900CP series switches for best results.Page 3

QuickSpecsHPE Hyper Converged 250 SystemFeatures and BenefitsUnmatched ease of use for server virtualization Storage Clustering simplifies scalabilityStorage Clustering allows a customer to consolidate multiple storage nodes into pools of storage. All available capacityand performance is aggregated and available to every volume in the cluster. As storage needs increase the HC 250 canscale performance and capacity on-line.Network RAID delivers new levels of data availabilityNetwork RAID stripes and protects multiple copies of data across a cluster of storage nodes, eliminating any single pointof failure in the HC 250. Applications have continuous data availability in the event of a disk, controller, storage node,power, network, or site failure. Choose the right Network RAID level for each data store containing virtualized workloads inthe resource pool based on capacity and performance needs.Thin Provisioning reduces costs by increasing storage efficiencyThin Provisioning allocates space only as data is actually written without requiring pre-allocation of storage. This raisesthe overall utilization and efficiency of the HC 250, reduces costs and ultimately increases the ROI.Application Integrated SnapshotsSnapshots create thinly provisioned, instant point-in-time copies of data on a per-volume basis. Administrators accesssnapshots to recover individual files from the volume, or rollback an entire volume. Built-in application integrationprovides automated quiescing for virtual machines on Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere: using the ApplicationAware Snapshot Manager, consistency can be extended from VM-consistent to application-consistent snapshots for VMswith Microsoft Windows.Remote Copy reduces costs for disaster recoveryRemote Copy replicates snapshots between HC 250 and StoreVirtual-based devices arrays at primary and remotelocations. Copies are thinly provisioned with no space reservation required. Remote Copy enables centralized backup anddisaster recovery on a per-volume basis and leverages application integrated snapshots for faster recovery. Remote Copymakes the HC 250 the perfect fit for regional data centers. With additional StoreVirtual VSA licenses, turn any server witha hypervisor in a central site into a replication target for the HC 250 for enhanced business continuity. Using StoreVirtualVSA as replication target, allows for custom disaster recovery sits and failover can also be integrated with VMware SiteRecovery Manager.Adaptive Optimization provides SSD performance without SSD cost (available with Hybrid Storage only)Auto-tiering technology for hybrid storage configurations on the HC 250 helps optimize cost and performance of clusters.By utilizing Adaptive Optimization technology to migrate data between storage tiers within individual storage systems,the HC 250 provides a unique method for balancing performance versus capacity within a storage pool and loweringoverall cost.Adding more storage resources on demandAny StoreVirtual device (StoreVirtual VSA, StoreVirtual 4000) can be added to the same environment as HC 250. Thisallows for more flexibility when additional storage capacity, or storage with different performance characteristics isneeded. Adding another storage pool is easy with the StoreVirtual’s Centralized Management Console and HPE OneViewintegration into hypervisor management: External storage resources are provisioned the same way as resources internalto the HC 250 platform. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends StoreVirtual VSA Software or StoreVirtual 4335Storage for additional storage.Superior disaster recovery and flexibility Integrated replication for disaster recoveryThe Hyper Converged 250 includes integrated replication at no additional cost that simplifies management with simplefailover and failback between primary production and a standby disaster recovery site. Additionally, the HC 250 forVMware vSphere includes the Site Recovery Adapter that integrates Remote Copy with VMware Site Recovery Manager.Change configurations without incurring downtimeAdministrators can add capacity, increase performance, grow and migrate volumes between HC 250 clusters on the flywith no application downtime.Page 4

QuickSpecsHPE Hyper Converged 250 SystemFeatures and BenefitsScalable Performance Purchase only what you need todayAvoid up-front cost and potential performance constraints. Purchase only what's needed today, then grow theperformance, capacity, and redundancy of your HC 250 online as your requirements evolve. Simplify planning andbudgeting processes by purchasing what you need, when you need it.Scale performance and capacity simultaneouslyEach time new nodes or systems are added to an HC 250 environment, the capacity, performance, and redundancy of theentire storage solution increases.Avoid disruptive upgradesAdd resources to the HC 250 cluster non-disruptively as capacity and performance requirements increase. Applicationsremain online during maintenance events (adding nodes, updating software or firmware) for best in class availability.Easy to manage virtualized environment On-premise Azure cloud environments installed in record timeCustomize the HC 250 for Microsoft CPS Standard to make it fit your environment with just a few mouse clicks. UsingHPE OneView InstantOn software, you can set up host names, IP addresses, networking configuration, and MicrosoftAzure Services.Simple configuration of vSphere environmentCustomize the HC 250 for VMware vSphere to make it fit your environment with just a few mouse clicks: Setup hostnames, IP address and networking configuration using the easy-to-use HPE OneView InstantOn software.Easy day-to-day management with HPE OneView for System CenterWith HPE OneView for System Center, virtualization administrators stay within the familiar hypervisor managementinterface. Provision new virtual machines, clone virtual machines and storage resources in the same interface that you useevery day.Centralized Management Console to manage the full range of StoreVirtual featuresMultiple data centers and sites can be managed from an all-inclusive "single pane-of-glass." All of the HC 250 advanceddata services are managed from the Centralized Management Console (CMC) for simple, easy-to-manage storagecomponents in the HC 250.Business continuity with integrated HA and DREvery HC 250 includes integrated synchronous and asynchronous replication at no additional cost. This reduces costsand simplifies management of high availability/fault tolerant and disaster recovery storage solutions.Page 5

QuickSpecsHPE Hyper Converged 250 SystemSoftwareConfiguration overviewHPE Hyper Converged 250Chassis, front view with 24 drivesChassis, back view with 4 nodesHPE Hyper Converged 250 SystemSystem Hardware: Base chassis:(1) HPE Hyper Converged 250 Systemwith (2) 1400W power supplies, power cables, redundant fans, rack rail kit and backup battery for storage controllersNOTE: For more detail, see configuration section for “HC 250 System for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard”for Microsoft virtualization, or “HC 250 for VMware vSphere” for environments with VMware vSphere.and up to (4) identically configured compute/storage nodes:Each node includes a SmartArray P440 Controller with 4GB cache and Advanced Pack, management ports withIntegrated Lights-Out 4 with Advanced Management Pack, and 2x 1GbE ports. Each node requires (1) HPE HyperConverged 250 Software LTU for Microsoft Cloud Platform System.Processor options per node, depending on configuration:–(2) Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 or v4 CPUs–(2) Intel Xeon E5-2640v3 or v4 CPUs–(1) Intel Xeon E5-2660v3 or v4 CPUs(HC 250 for VMware vSphere only)Memory options per node:Page 6

QuickSpecsHPE Hyper Converged 250 SystemSoftware128 GB dual-rank x4 DDR4 (4 x 32 GB)256 GB dual-rank x4 DDR4 (8 x 32 GB)512 GB dual-rank x4 DDR4 (16 x 32 GB)Networking per node:–(2) 10GbE 2P SFP Network AdapterNOTE:10GbE networking is recommended (required for HC 250 for Microsoft CPS) andmust be IPv6 capable. Cables and/or transceivers not included.–(1) 1GbE 4P RJ45 Network Adapter (HC 250 for VMware vSphere only)Storage options per node:–All Flash StorageCapacity Storage–Hybrid Storage:––– What's in the Box:(1) HPE Hyper Converged 250 System with pre-integrated components (see above),Included accessories with system: Rail kit, HPE HC 250 Software licenses, EULA and supporting documentation.NOTE: NOTE: HPE Hyper Converged 250 for VMware vSphere requires valid VMware vSphere Essentials Plus or higher, andvCenter Standard licenses. VMware licenses can only be removed from the order if it is confirmed that the end-customer has avalid licenses in place (Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), vCloud Air Partner or unused Enterprise Purchasing Programtokens). Hewlett Packard Enterprise supports vSphere Essentials Plus, Standard, Enterprise Plus or Horizon on the HPE HyperConverged 250. When quoting VMware Horizon for Hyper Converged 250 for VMware vSphere, only the vSphere hypervisorcomponents are pre-integrated. By default, when neither vSphere Essentials Plus, VMware Horizon or vSphere Desktop areselected, ordering systems will add vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses for each processor and a single vCenter license persystem.NOTE: HPE Hyper Converged 250 System for Microsoft Cloud System Platform System Standard requires valid MicrosoftWindows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and Microsoft System Center licenses.HPE Hyper Converged 250 System Product InformationOverview Interconnects Pre-integratedsoftwareAvailable for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard or VMware vSphereHyper-Converged virtualization platform in compact 2U/4-node form-factorPre-tuned blend of HPE Server, Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard or VMwarevSphere, and HPE StoreVirtual technologyConfiguration and ready for VM provisioning after quick and easy installationPrimary Networking Connectivity(2) 10GbE SFP ports per node (cables and/or transceivers sold separately) or(4) 1GbE RJ45 ports per node (HC 250 for VMware vSphere only)10GbE networking is the recommended primary connectivity on the Hyper Converged 250platform. The network switches used must be IPv6 capable.(2) 1GbE ports per node (optional network connectivity), one 1GbE port required duringinstallation. With the exception of one 1GbE port (used during the initial customization of thefirst system in an environment), all 1GbE ports covered by plugs for simpler installation anda