EVA 5000 replacement

Time to say good bye… My HP StorageWorks EVA 5000 was a big challenge. A few years ago I started this project with one HSV110 controller. Step by step I created my own EVA 5000 with parts that I bought everywhere in the world. 😉 Since two years this system is running in my home lab, but it’s old and slow. I upgraded the system to 56 disks but the performance increase was not as mentioned. I decided to sell the entire system, but there was no buyer. But thank god I had the chance to get a pair of EVA 4000 (HSV200-A) controllers. 😉 Today a big package arrived at home! Lot’s of parts for a big upgrade to an EVA 4000. 😉

Say hello to my new storage system: The HP StorageWorks EVA 4000




The performance raise is phenomenal. The EVA 4000 is 2-3x faster than the old EVA 5000. I didn’t expect this performance increase. 🙂 That’s absolutely great! I love that new toy… 😉

3 thoughts on “EVA 5000 replacement

  1. Hi Tschokko,

    Greetings from Australia!

    Just found your blog while searching for information on the HP EVA5000 and it looks like you have a very serious setup for your home lab.

    I just acquired one of these units through auction HP PN: 283198R-B24, but all fibre/cables have been removed so am looking to set it back up and use for a small hosting environment in my office.

    I have no previous experience with any of this type of gear, I usually sell basic HP servers for small business users and need some help with the design of my hosting solution.

    I am happy to pay you for your time and just need some information so I can setup the right environment first time without wasting too much time or money (and make use of some of the great used IT equipment available cheap now).

    Please contact me if you are interested in talking further and we can arrange a time to meet on Skype or Facetime.


    Phillip Vella

  2. Hi there,

    I have an opportunity to get an Eva 5000 with 12 enclosures… From what you have written it looks like I could throw away the hsv110 controllers and install hsv200’s??


  3. Hi i have recently becomme the hope to be „happy owner“ of a SAN like yours
    2 e HSV200 controlers, 2 fiber switches, 4 ad542a Disk enclousers loaded with disks, And too many fiber cables
    i have no ideea where to start, HP somply produces too much documentation but not any that i find usefull,
    How does it all connect physicaly, and how do i set up the controler, any good place to start ?
    regards Per Voss

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