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1 Technical white paper HP high availability solutions for Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse using SQL Server 2012 failover clustering Table of contents Executive summary 2 Fast Track reference architectures 2 Important points and caveats 2 Current HP SAN based reference architectures 2 Solution overview 3 Prerequisites 4 Additional storage needs 4 Storage configuration 6 Manual mapping 7 Mount points and dependencies 8 TempDB 10 SQL Fast Track database creation and load 10 Cluster validation 11 Fast Track HA checklist 11 Bills of materials 13 DL380p Gen8 (SQL 2008 R2 and SQL 2012) 13 DL385 G7 (SQL 2008 R2) 14 DL580 G7 (SQL 2008 R2) 15 DL585 G7 (SQL 2008 R2) 16 DL980 G7 (SQL 2008 R2) 17 Implementing a proof-of-concept 18 For more information 19

2 Executive summary Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse for Hewlett-Packard (HP) servers, storage and networking products provides a prescriptive approach for balancing server, storage, network and software configurations for architecting Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012 data warehouse solutions. The reference architectures provide server and storage guidance for various data warehouse workloads giving you the most efficient hardware for your solution, saving you time and cost in choosing the right technology, and giving you peace of mind that the right platform and architecture is in place. As with any mission critical application, SQL Server Fast Track downtime should be kept to an absolute minimum. In order to prevent costly downtime due to network outages, hardware failures or other losses, high availability measures must be put in place. This white paper describes high availability architectures for HP s SAN based SQL Server Fast Track reference architectures. These architectures are based on both SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server The SQL Server failover clustering solution presented here is applicable to both versions of the SQL Server application. Target audience: The target audience for this document consists of IT planners, architects, DBAs, CIOs, CTOs, and business intelligence (BI) users with an interest in options for their BI applications and in the factors that affect those options. This white paper describes testing performed by HP in June Fast Track reference architectures This document describes a high availability solution companion document to the Microsoft SQL Server Technical Articles, Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 Reference Guide, and Fast Track Data Warehouse Reference Guide for SQL Server 2012 which describe repeatable architectural approaches for implementing a scalable model for a symmetric multiprocessor (SMP)-based Microsoft SQL Server data warehouse. The end result of the process described in this companion guide represents a fully configured Shared Cluster based High Availability solution for all HP SAN based Fast Track architectures. These architectures described below are inclusive of all the software and hardware, required to achieve and maintain a baseline level of out of box scalable performance when deploying SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL 2012 data warehousing (SSDW) sequential data access workload scenarios versus traditional random I/O methods. Important points and caveats The architecture described here and the approach detailed in the reference architecture guide is exclusively designed for, and is only applicable to, sequential data workloads. Use of this approach on other workload types is not appropriate and may yield configurations that are inefficient. ALL recommendations and best practices defined in the reference architecture guide must be implemented in their entirety in order to preserve and maintain the sequential order of the data and sequential I/O against the data. Current HP SAN based reference architectures HP currently supports both Fast Track 3.0 and Fast Track 4.0. These architectures leverage the HP P2000 G3 MSA FC Dual Controller SFF array, which allows for dual reads when drives are mirrored. For sequential data reads from data warehouse queries, this capability enables tremendous throughput per storage volume up to 450 MB/s. The Fast Track approach, and supporting storage array architecture, is optimized for sequential reads. To support a non-optimized, random I/O data warehousing workload, up to 2 to 3 times the number of drives would be required to achieve the same throughput. The current SAN based Fast Track architectures support scan rates from 2.2 to 19.2GB/sec. Each architecture shown below details the average (lower figure) and peak (higher figure) observed SAN rates during our testing. Current SAN based Fast Track 3.0 and 4.0 SAN based architectures are listed below in tables 1 and 2. For Fast Track 3.0 architectures, the ProLiant DL380p Gen8 and DL385 G7 architectures are ideal for data marts with a small departmental footprint of query activity with a volume optimized at 10-30TB of compressed data capacity. The DL580 G7 architecture, along with the DL585 G7 architecture, targets the middle tier of data warehouse activity, with moderately complex queries and concurrency. The DL980 G7 rounds out the top end at a rated capacity of 95TB. Table 1 summarizes Fast Track 3.0 architectures. 2

3 Table 1. Fast Track 3.0 SAN based reference architectures with HP ProLiant servers and storage Server CPU Total Cores SAN Drive Count (user data) Scan Rate Recommended Max Capacity DL380p Gen8 (2) Intel Xeon Model E (4) HP P2000 G3 MSA (64) 600GB 6G 10k SAS 4-6GB/sec 30TB DL385 G7 (2) AMD Opteron Model 6176SE 24 (3) HP P2000 G3 MSA (48) 600GB 6G 10k SAS 2.2-3GB/sec 20TB DL580 G7 (4) Intel Xeon Model E (8) HP P2000 G3 MSA (128) 600GB 6G 10k SAS GB/sec 60TB DL585 G7 (4) AMD Opteron Model 6176SE 48 (6) HP P2000 G3 MSA (96) 600GB 6G 10k SAS 4.4-8GB/sec 40TB DL980 G7 (8) Intel Xeon Model E (16) HP P2000 G3 MSA (256) 600GB 6G 10k SAS GB/sec 95TB The DL380p Gen8 based architecture represents the first Fast Track 4.0 architecture as detailed in table 2 below. Table 2. Fast Track 4.0 SAN based reference architectures with HP ProLiant servers and storage Server CPU Total Cores SAN Drive Count (user data) Scan Rate Recommended Max Capacity DL380p Gen8 (2) Intel Xeon Model E (4) HP P2000 G3 MSA (64) 600GB 6G 10k SAS 4-6GB/sec 30TB HP solutions for Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track can be found at: hp.com/solutions/microsoft/fasttrack Solution overview This high availability solution utilizes SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012 failover clustering. Failover clustering provides local high availability through redundancy at the server level. SQL failover clustering leverages the failover clustering capability in Windows Server 2008 R2. On the network a failover cluster appears the same as any other single server instance. The failover clustering capability provides transparency to all users of the system, and minimizes the downtime experienced during an outage or failover. The focus of this white paper is to provide guidance in deploying a 2 node failover cluster based high availability solution for all HP SAN connected Fast Track reference architectures as shown in tables 1 and 2 of this document. All examples in this document utilize the HP DL380p Gen8 reference architecture, though specific design elements of each architecture will be noted. 3

4 Prerequisites In order to build a SQL Server failover cluster, a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster must be built first. The SQL Server enterprise application is cluster aware, and when installed in this fashion ensures that the SQL Server application will failover during a fault. In addition, the hardware used for the failover cluster MUST be identical to ensure that in the case of failover, there is no loss of performance or capability. Table 3 below lists some prerequisites for building a Fast Track failover cluster. Table 3. Fast Track Shared Cluster Pre-requisites Component Requirement Comment Hardware 2 Identical server models Both servers have same CPUs, memory and NICs Minimum 2 available NIC ports on each server Identical number of HBAs in each system 1 for management and 1 for cluster communication No loss of performance in case of failover Storage All HBAs cross connected to multiple SAN switches to guard against loss of switch or network Additional Disk for Quorum in Shared SAN storage Additional Disk for root disk needed in shared SAN storage Additional disks in shared storage for transaction logging Quorum disk needed for cluster operation SQL system files and database mount point files housed in root disk which is accessible by both nodes in the cluster SQL Fast Track uses Simple transaction logging. However, Full transaction logging is required when using SQL clustering. Additional log bandwidth and storage are required. Additional software components and settings maybe required by Windows and SQL clustering. The following link provides a detailed guide for building a Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster Once the Windows failover cluster is built, the following guide can be used to install the SQL Server application in a clustered format Additional storage needs Each Fast Track reference architecture requires additional storage to accommodate the quorum and cluster root disks. In addition, additional storage is needed for the transition from Fast Track s Simple logging methodology to the Full logging methodology required by SQL clustering. All current SAN based Fast Track reference architectures have enough additional capacity for this without requiring additional storage arrays. Using our DL380p Gen8 configuration as an example, figure 1 below shows the storage configuration with the additional storage allocated. 4

5 Figure 1. Example DL380p Gen8 HA storage layout The Root disk in this configuration is a simple 2 disk RAID1 configuration. A minimal amount of storage is needed for this disk as it will only store SQL Server system files (including error logs), and the mount point hierarchy. An additional 2 disk RAID1 LUN is used for the Windows cluster quorum disk and does not house any files. For SQL transaction logging, an additional 4 disk RAID10 LUN (Log3 in figure 1) was added for increased storage and bandwidth. Table 4 below details the HA storage requirements for all SAN based Fast Track architectures. Table 4. Fast Track HA disk requirements Architecture Disk Requirements Total Disks Needed DL380p Gen8 Data: 64, Log:12, Stage:6, Quorum:2, Root:2, Spare:8 94 DL385 G7 Data: 48, Log:8, Stage:6, Quorum:2, Root:2, Spare:6 72 DL580 G7 Data: 128, Log:24, Stage:6, Quorum:2, Root:2, Spare: DL585 G7 Data: 96, Log:20, Stage:6, Quorum:2, Root:2, Spare: DL980 G7 Data: 256, Log:32, Stage:12, Quorum:2, Root:2, Spare: Note: Storage requirements are identical for both SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server Reference architectures that are certified for both SQL Server versions, such as the DL380p Gen8, use the same disk configurations when build an HA architecture. 5

6 These storage changes do not change the capacity or performance ratings of any of the SQL Server Fast Track systems. Storage configuration Each Fast Track HA architecture uses a minimum of 2 SAN switches for redundancy. These 2 switches are cross connected between the HBAs in both servers and the storage array storage ports. The following table shows a balanced, redundant SAN cabling scheme for a 2 switch configuration: Table 5. Fast Track HA Switch Connection Requirements HBA Ports Server #1 All #1 HBA ports connected to SAN Switch #1 All #2 HBA ports connected to SAN Switch #2 HBA Ports Server #2 All #1 HBA ports connected to SAN Switch #2 All #2 HBA ports connected to SAN Switch #1 P2000 Storage Arrays All #1 ports (A1, B1) connected to SAN Switch #1 All #2 ports (A2, B2) connected to SAN Switch #2 Figure 2 below shows an example of the cable wiring for the DL380p Gen8 architecture. Figure 2. DL380p Gen8 Fast Track HA Example cabling 6

7 Manual mapping All Fast Track architectures require a Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO) manual mapping scheme. This manual mapping scheme uses the Fail over Only MPIO policy for SAN connected storage. Each LUN has a primary and one or more secondary maps. Since we are using redundant SAN switches for the Fast Track HA configurations, primary LUN mappings should be spread out over the available SAN switches. Careful attention should be paid to ensure that LUNs are mapped using controller ports and HBA ports that are physically connected to the same switch. Using the cabling scheme outlined in table 5 of this document, the following example could be used to map LUNs. Table 6. DL380p Gen8 Example HA manual cross-mapping scheme LUN Primary Map Secondary Map Comment Array #1 Data LUN #1 Port A1, HBA 1 Port #1 Port B2, HBA 1 Port#2 In Case of Switch Loss, ½ of LUNs failover to secondary map Data LUN #2 Port A2, HBA 1 Port #2 Port B1, HBA 1 Port#1 Data LUN #3 Port B1, HBA 2 Port #1 Port A2, HBA 2 Port #2 Data LUN #4 Port B2, HBA 2 Port #2 Port A1, HBA 2 Port #1 Log LUN #1 Port A1, HBA 1 Port #1 Port B2, HBA 1 Port#2 Each HBA will support 1 Log or Stage LUN Cluster Root Disk Port A2, HBA 1 Port #2 Port B1, HBA 1 Port#1 Root disk holds only SQL and mount point files. Array #2 Data LUN #5 Port A1, HBA 3 Port #1 Port B2, HBA 3 Port#2 Data LUN #6 Port A2, HBA 3 Port #2 Port B1, HBA 3 Port#1 Data LUN #7 Port B1, HBA 4 Port #1 Port A2, HBA 4 Port #2 Data LUN #8 Port B2, HBA 4 Port #2 Port A1, HBA 4 Port #1 Log LUN #2 Port A1, HBA 2 Port #1 Port B2, HBA 2 Port#2 Each HBA will support 1 Log or Stage LUN Cluster Quorum Disk Port A2, HBA 2 Port #2 Port B1, HBA 2 Port#1 Quorum disk does not house any files; Cluster use only Array #3 Data LUN #9 Port A1, HBA 1 Port #1 Port B2, HBA 1 Port#2 Data LUN #10 Port A2, HBA 1 Port #2 Port B1, HBA 1 Port#1 Data LUN #11 Port B1, HBA 2 Port #1 Port A2, HBA 2 Port #2 Data LUN #12 Port B2, HBA 2 Port #2 Port A1, HBA 2 Port #1 Log LUN #3 Port A1, HBA 3 Port #1 Port B2, HBA 3 Port#2 Each HBA will support 1 Log or Stage LUN 7

8 LUN Primary Map Secondary Map Comment Array #4 Data LUN #13 Port A1, HBA 3 Port #1 Port B2, HBA 3 Port#2 Data LUN #14 Port A2, HBA 3 Port #2 Port B1, HBA 3 Port#1 Data LUN #15 Port B1, HBA 4 Port #1 Port A2, HBA 4 Port #2 Data LUN #16 Port B2, HBA 4 Port #2 Port A1, HBA 4 Port #1 Stage LUN #1 Port A1, HBA 4 Port #1 Port B2, HBA 4 Port#2 Each HBA will support 1 Log or Stage LUN Using this scheme, each HBA has 4 primary mapped Data LUNs, and 1 Log or Stage LUN. In addition, each Storage port on each array is only mapped to 1 Data LUN. Mount points and dependencies In a typical Fast Track architecture, the LUNs are mounted in a mount point hierarchy located on the local C: drive. When using a shared storage failover cluster, the mount point directory MUST be located on a shared drive accessible by both servers. In our HA architecture, the mount points are created in the root (R: for simplicity) drive. This drive is a RAID1 set that we created and mapped on the second P2000 array. Once the mount point structure is created on the R: drive, the LUNs can be mounted into them on one of the cluster servers. The SQL Server shared files and error logs also reside on this drive. Since all of the LUNs are dependent on the R: drive, in the cluster we have to create a dependency on the R: drive for all the other LUNs to ensure that the R: drive is online before the other drives come online so that mounting errors do not occur. 8

9 The SQL installation program does not create the dependencies automatically; we must manually create them for each LUN using the Failover Cluster Manager program. In the cluster manager program, we can highlight Storage, this will show us a list of the storage in the SQL Server resource group. If we highlight a drive, we can right-click, then select properties. In the property sheet, we go to the Dependencies tab, and click insert as shown below in figure 3. Figure 3. Add Cluster Dependency In our case, the Root disk is Cluster Disk 13, so we must add a dependency for this disk. This must be repeated for each Data, Log, and Stage LUN in our Fast Track configuration. 9

10 To verify that the dependencies are in place, the Windows Cluster Manager program contains a provision to run a Dependency Report. This report can be accessed using the Actions menu when selecting the SQL Server application in cluster manager. Figure 4 below depicts an example of the dependency report. Figure 4. Cluster Dependency Report Cluster Disk 21 in this example, is the Root disk, and all other Fast Track disks have a dependency on this disk. TempDB The Fast Track architecture places TempDB on the same LUNs as the primary database files. Since the database disks are mounted into the Root disk in this Fast Track HA architecture, the TempDB files must also be placed on the same shared drives. Once the TempDB files are configured and allocated on one of the cluster servers, they will automatically be used when the cluster fails over to the second cluster node. SQL Fast Track database creation and load Once the Fast Track cluster is setup and configured, normal SQL Fast Track database creation and load operations can commence. This process is exactly the same as the database creation and load process for a standalone SQL Fast Track configuration, the only change is that the SQL database files are created on the shared R: drive instead of the normal, local C: drive. 10

11 Cluster validation Once the failover cluster is fully built, one of the final steps is to test the SQL Server application. SQL Server can be tested using the Cluster Manager program. After selecting the SQL Server application in the Services and applications section of the program, the Actions menu in the lower right corner offers an option called Simulate Failover of this resource. This will simulate a failover of the SQL Server application from the current node to the second cluster node. To ensure a smooth failover, queries can be run against the Fast Track databases while the failover is simulated. If the cluster is setup correctly, users should see a short pause of query processing during the failover without loss or corruption as the SQL Server application resumes on the secondary cluster node. Figure 5 below depicts the failover simulation option. Figure 5. Cluster Failover Simulation Fast Track HA checklist The following table provides a checklist for building and configuring a Fast Track HA architecture for all SAN based HP Fast Track solutions. Table 7. Fast Track HA Deployment Checklist Action Comment Build Cluster servers with identical hardware Ensure both servers have same firmware levels Install Windows Server on each server Ensure same OS and service pack levels on both servers. Install MPIO feature on both servers. 11

12 Action Build shared storage arrays Comment Create all Vdisks and volumes on each array Connect server HBAs and storage ports to redundant SAN switches Establish and connect server management and cluster Ethernet connections to switch Create LUNs on P2000 arrays for Data, Log, Stage, Root and Quorum Cross-map all LUNs to HBAs on both servers Root and Quorum and be 2 Disk RAID1 arrays Use manual mapping scheme; Ensure its balanced Mount and format Root (R:) and Quorum (Q:) drives on first cluster server Create Fast Track mount point directories on R: disk Mount and format remaining Data, Log and Stage LUNs into mount points on R: disk Install the Windows Failover Cluster feature on both servers Create a new Windows Cluster Refer to Windows clustering guide at: Specify the R: drive as the cluster root drive Specify the Q: disk as the cluster quorum disk Go to second cluster server and Add node to existing Windows cluster Test basic cluster failover functionality Install SQL Server on first cluster node Install SQL Server on second cluster node Create new SQL failover cluster Refer to: Ensure all Fast Track disks are added to the application storage pool Dependencies to R: disk should be created When running setup, select Add node to existing cluster Modify TempDB to span all data disks Test SQL Server failover capability Connect to SQL cluster and build databases Failover cluster setup complete 12

13 Bills of materials Bills of materials for each current HP SAN based Fast Track configuration are included in table 8. Table 8. Fast Track HA Bills of materials DL380p Gen8 (SQL 2008 R2 and SQL 2012) Qty Part Number Description Server Configuration HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 E Hi Perf Server B21 HP 146GB 6G SAS 15K 2.5in SC ENT HDD 8 AJ763A HP 82E 8Gb Dual Port PCI-E FC HBA B21 8 GB Single Rank PC R Dimms Storage Configuration 4 AP846A HP P2000 G3 MSA FC DC SFF Modular Smart Array B21 HP 600GB 6G SAS 10K SFF DP ENT HDD Switch Configuration (Brocade)* 2 AM868A HP 8/24 24-Ports / 16-Active Enabled SAN Switch 32 AJ835A 2m LC-LC Cable B22 HP Cat 5e Cables 8 Pack 6ft/2m Cable B23 HP Cat5e Cables 8 Pack 12ft/3.7m Cable 32 AJ716A HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series FC SFP+ 1 Pack 1 J9279A HP 2510G-24 Switch Switch Configuration (QLogic)* 2 AW575A HP SN6000 Stackable 8Gb 24 Port/20 Active Fiber Switch 32 AJ835A 2m LC-LC Cable B22 HP Cat 5e Cables 8 Pack 6ft/2m Cable B21 HP Cat5e Cables 4 Pack 3ft/1m Cable 32 AJ718A HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series FC SFP+ 1 Pack 1 J9279A HP 2510G-24 Switch 13

14 DL385 G7 (SQL 2008 R2) Qty Part Number Description Server Configuration B21 HP DL385 G7 SFF CTO Chassis L21 AMD Opteron Processor Model 6176SE (2.3 GHz, 12MB Level 3 Cache, 105W) B21 AMD Opteron Processor Model 6176SE (2.3 GHz, 12MB Level 3 Cache, 105W) B21 HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC R (DDR3-1333) B21 HP 750W CS HE Gold Power Supply 92% Efficiency B21 HP DL385 G7 PCI-E Riser Kit B21 1G FBWC (P410i) B21 HP 146GB 6G SAS 15K SFF DP ENT HDD 6 AJ763A HP 82E PCIe FC HBA Dual Port (8Gb) Storage Configuration 3 AP846A HP P2000 G3 MSA FC DC SFF Modular Smart Array B B21 HP 600GB 6G SAS 10K SFF DP ENT HDD Or HP 300GB 6G SAS 10K SFF DP ENT HDD Switch Configuration (Brocade)* 2 AM868A HP 8/24 24-Ports / 16-Active Enabled SAN Switch B21 2m LC-LC Cable B22 HP Cat 5e Cables 8 Pack 24 AJ716A HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series FC SFP+ 1 Pack 1 J9279A HP G Switch Switch Configuration (QLogic)* 2 AW575A HP SN6000 Stackable 8Gb 24 Port/20 Active Fibre Switch B21 2m LC-LC Cable B22 HP Cat 5e Cables 8 Pack 24 AJ718A HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series FC SFP+ 1 Pack 1 J9279A HP G Switch 14

15 DL580 G7 (SQL 2008 R2) Qty Part Number Description Server Configuration B21 HP ProLiant DL580 G7 CTO Chassis L21 Intel Xeon E Kit B21 Intel Xeon E Kit B21 HP 1200W 12V AC Power Supply B21 1G FBWC Module B21 DL580G7 PCI-E Expansion Kit B21 HP 146GB 6G SAS 15K SFF DP ENT HDD B21 HP 300GB 6G SAS 10K SFF DP ENT HDD 16 AJ763A HP 82E 8Gb Dual Port PCI-E FC HBA B21 DL580G7 E7 Memory Board B21 4 GB Dual Rank x4 PC R Dimms Storage Configuration 8 AP846A HP P2000 G3 MSA FC DC SFF Modular Smart Array B21 HP 600GB 6G SAS 10K SFF DP ENT HDD Switch Configuration (Brocade)* 2 AM869A HP 8/40 40-Ports / 24-Active Enabled SAN Switch 2 T5519A HP 8/40 SAN Switch 8-Port Upgrade Activation License 64 AJ835A 2m LC-LC Cable B22 HP Cat5e Cables 8 Pack, 6ft/2m Cable B23 HP Cat5e Cables 8 Pack, 12ft/3.7m Cable 64 AJ716A HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series FC SFP+ 1 Pack 1 J9279A HP Switch 2510G-24 15

16 Qty Part Number Description Switch Configuration (QLogic)* 4 AW576A HP SN6000 Stackable 8Gb 24 Port/20 Active Fibre Switch 64 AJ835A 2m LC-LC Cable B22 HP Cat 5e Cables 8 Pack, 6ft/2m Cable B23 HP Cat5e Cables 8 Pack, 12ft/3.7m Cable 64 AJ718A HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series FC SFP+ 1 Pack 1 J9279A HP Switch 2510G-24 DL585 G7 (SQL 2008 R2) Qty Part Number Description Server Configuration HP ProLiant DL585 G Server B21 DL585 G7 PCI-E Option Kit B21 HP 146GB 6G SAS 15K SFF DP ENT HDD B21 HP 300GB 6G SAS 10K SFF DP ENT HDD 10 AJ763A HP 82E 8Gb Dual Port PCI-E FC HBA B21 4 GB REG PC GB Kit Storage Configuration 6 AP846A HP P2000 G3 MSA FC DC SFF Modular Smart Array B B21 HP 600GB 6G SAS 10K SFF DP ENT HDD Or HP 300GB 6G SAS 10K SFF DP ENT HDD Switch Configuration (Brocade)* 2 AM869A HP 8/40 40-Ports / 24-Active Enabled SAN Switch B21 2m LC-LC Cable B22 HP Cat 5e Cables 8 Pack 44 AJ716A HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series FC SFP+ 1 Pack 1 J9279A HP 2510G-24 Switch 16

17 Qty Part Number Description Switch Configuration (QLogic)* 2 AW576A HP SN6000 Stackable 8GB 24 Port/20 Active Fiber Switch 2 BK780A HP SN6000 Stackable 8GB 12 port/8 Active Switch B21 2m LC-LC Cable B22 HP Cat 5e Cables 8 Pack 44 AJ718A HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series FC SFP+ 1 Pack 1 J9279A HP 2510G-24 Switch DL980 G7 (SQL 2008 R2) Qty Part Number Description Server Configuration 2 AM451A HP ProLiant DL980 G7 CTO Chassis L21 Intel Xeon E P Kit B21 Intel Xeon E P Kit 2 AM450A DL980 CPU Assembly 8 AM470A HP 1200W 12V HE AC Power Supply B21 1G FBWC Module B21 DL980 G7 PCI-E Expansion Kit 2 AM434A DL980 G7 LP PCIe Expansion Kit B21 HP 146GB 6G SAS 15K SFF DP ENT HDD B21 HP 600GB 6G SAS 10K SFF DP ENT HDD 22 AJ763A HP 82E 8Gb Dual Port PCI-E FC HBA 16 A0R60A DL980 G7 Memory Board 192 A0R56A 8 GB Dual Rank x4 PC R Dimm Storage Configuration 16 AP846A HP P2000 G3 MSA FC DC SFF Modular Smart Array B21 HP 600GB 6G SAS 10K SFF DP ENT HDD 17

18 Qty Part Number Description Switch Configuration (Brocade)* 2 AM869A HP 8/40 40-Ports / 24-Active Enabled SAN Switch 2 AM868A HP 8/24 24-Ports/ 16-Active Enabled SAN Switch 4 T5518A HP 8/40 SAN Switch 8-Port Upgrade Activation License B21 2m LC-LC Cable B22 HP Cat 5e Cables 6ft 8 Pack B23 HP Cat 5e Cables 12ft 8 Pack 108 AJ716A HP 8Gb Shortwave FC SFP+ 1 Pack 1 J9280A HP G Switch Switch Configuration (QLogic)* 4 AW576A HP SN6000 Stackable 8Gb 24 Port/20 Active Fiber Switch 4 BK780A HP SN6000 Stackable 8Gb 12 Port/8 Active Fiber Switch B21 2m LC-LC Cable B22 HP Cat 5e Cables 6ft 8 Pack B23 HP Cat 5e Cables 12ft 8 Pack 108 AJ718A HP 8Gb Shortwave FC SFP+ 1 Pack 1 J9280A HP G Switch *Note: Only 1 switch configuration is required; please select either Brocade or QLogic. Implementing a proof-of-concept As a matter of best practice for all deployments, HP recommends implementing a proof-of-concept using a test environment that matches as closely as possible the planned production environment. In this way, appropriate performance and scalability characterizations can be obtained. For help with a proof-of-concept, contact an HP Services representative (hp.com/large/contact/enterprise/index.html) or your HP partner. 18

19 For more information Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 Reference Guide, Fast Track Data Warehouse Reference Guide for SQL Server 2012, HP ActiveAnswers, hp.com/solutions/activeanswers SQL Server solutions on ActiveAnswers, hp.com/solutions/activeanswers/microsoft/sql HP Business Intelligence Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, hp.com/solutions/microsoft/sqlbi HP solutions for Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse, hp.com/solutions/microsoft/fasttrack HP Converged Applications SQL: Business Insight and Information Management, hp.com/solutions/microsoft/sql HP and Microsoft, hp.com/go/microsoft HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server, hp.com/servers/dl380 HP P2000 storage, hp.com/go/p2000 HP Networking, hp.com/go/networking How to buy, hp.com/buy To help us improve our documents, please provide feedback at hp.com/solutions/feedback. Get connected hp.com/go/getconnected Current HP driver, support, and security alerts delivered directly to your desktop Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omiss ions contained herein. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. AMD is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Intel and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. 4AA4-2740ENW, Created July

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