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HP MPX200 Multifunction Router

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HP MPX200 Multifunction Router

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As mid-range and enterprise businesses grow and deploy more physical/virtual servers and storage arrays, the amount of information required to manage, share, and protect IT resources continues to grow. The HP MPX200 Multifunction Router provides multi-protocol flexibility and unified SAN-based block storage which includes 10GbE and 1GbE iSCSI target support (3PAR StoreServ 10000/7000, TClass/F-Class, P6000/EVA, XP24000/20000), 8Gb FC connectivity, and FCoE target support (3PAR StoreServ 10000/7000, T-Class/FClass, P6000/EVA) in one integrated solution. Multiprotocol connectivity is available for multiple 3PAR StoreServ 10000/7000, TClass/F-Class, P6000/EVA, and P9000/XP storage systems, without incurring additional software management costs. The MPX200 includes 1GbE Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) for remote replication with 3PAR StoreServ Storage Remote Copy and P6000/EVA/ P9000/XP Continuous Access. Adding FCIP support is easy with an optional license. In addition, FCoE for converged infrastructure trials and beta testing or live deployment is enabled on MPX200, at no charge. MPX200 delivers high-speed, up to 8TB/Hr per chassis, online/offline heterogeneous data migration for 3PAR StoreServ 10000/7000, T-Class/F-Class Storage, P6000/EVA, P9000/XP, SVSP and more. The MPX200 Data Migration License provides a powerful tool for migrating data from old to new arrays, from other vendors to HP. The Data Migration capability also provides the capability to migrate normal provisioned (thick) LUNs to thin provisioned storage saving space while reducing storage costs. The MPX200 enables modular multi-protocol SAN designs with increased scalability, stability, ROI and simpler to manage, secure storage solutions for virtualized server environments. The MPX200 scales from SMB to enterprise-class providing high-availability with dual hot-pluggable power supplies, fans, non-disruptive code load and dual router blades for no single point of failure. The MPX200 1U design allows for integration the same rack with a P6000/EVA storage system and other HP or non-HP arrays. IT environments can connect up to 4 3PAR StoreServ 10000/7000, T-Class/F-Class, P6000/EVA, or XP24000/20000 storage systems to a single MPX200 for iSCSI, reducing the complexity and cost of iSCSI connectivity. Modular multiprotocol SAN designs using the MPX200 increase scalability, stability, and ROI of your storage infrastructure.

The MPX200 Multifunction Router enables organizations to integrate and consolidate low-cost Ethernet connected servers with 3PAR StoreServ 10000/7000, T-Class/F-Class, P6000/EVA, and XP24000/20000 arrays by bridging the iSCSI protocol to the Fibre Channel protocol. This capability allows iSCSI servers to leverage shared SAN resources, improving asset utilization and application deployment while reducing costs. P6000/EVA with multi-protocol support and unique integration with HP P6000 Command View provides network storage at reduced infrastructure costs. Small and medium businesses now have a lower entry point to take advantage of SAN benefits. Large enterprises can deploy multi-protocol SANs easier and cost effectively in departments and remote offices. New RoHS compliant HP Multifunction Router

NOTE: Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS is a directive adopted by the European Union that restricts the use of certain hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. The ROHS compliant products with new part numbers listed in this document are functionally equivalent to the corresponding products with old part numbers and are fully interchangeable.

Features and Benefits:

SAN Based Unified Block Storage and Converged Infrastructure (FCoE)

  • MPX200 allows easy deployment of VM by supporting 300-600 iSCSI initiator connections to P6000/EVA, XP24000/20000 and P10000/3PAR. Each VM can secure and manage its own LUNs; therefore existing storage management software and policies can be seamlessly maintained throughout the VM deployment.
  • Enables Unified Block Storage by consolidating multiple workloads (iSCSI & FCoE, 1GbE/10GbE iSCSI Servers and FCIP SAN over WAN)onto a single storage platform.
  • Up to four P6000/EVA, P10000/3PAR, or XP24000/20000 arrays can be connected through a single MPX200. Servers can then connect to the arrays using freely available iSCSI initiators thus leveraging existing Ethernet networks to deliver SAN-like benefits and to attach servers to SAN storage.
  • MPX200 is uniquely integrated with HP Command View EVA to manage via a single simple integrated GUI for iSCSI, Fibre Channel and FCoE P6000/EVA connectivity. Connect with Converged infrastructure via FCoE to conduct FCoE trials before real-time deployment and take advantage of lower cost Ethernet.
  • MPX200 supports simultaneous iSCSI (EVA, XP and P10000/3PAR), FC and FCoE connectivity resulting in increased storage consolidation and ideal for converged infrastructure.

Enterprise Class High Availability

  • The MPX200 enterprise-class availability design is economical and provides dual hot-plug power supplies and router blades for no single point of failure requirements.
  • All MPX200 configuration information is mirrored between the dual redundant blades and the unique addressing information which is stored in the chassis (MAC address, WWN, etc.). This provides for seamless blade replacement without the need to update zoning or configuration specific files.
  • MPX200 can be used to provide 1GbE, 10GbE iSCSI connectivity to HP P6000/EVA, XP24000/20000 and P10000/3PAR. Check HP SPOCK for support details.

Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) for SAN over WAN Support

  • MPX200 provides FCIP functionality enabling customers to connect local and remote SAN's with low cost remote data replication over IP networks using HP Continuous Access P9000/XP and P6000/EVA and P10000/3PAR Remote Copy Software.
  • Customers can deploy MPX200 to provide iSCSI and FCIP connectivity simultaneously. By using the same hardware to perform both functions, customers save money on ports, SFP's, cables and rack space.

High Performance and Simplified Heterogeneous Local and Remote Data Migration

  • MPX200 acts like a data migration appliance to help customers migrate their data at a very high speed between heterogeneous storage arrays using a user friendly data migration GUI, supports P6000/EVA, P9000/XP, P10000/3PAR, P4000 and a number of third party storage systems.
  • Unique fan-in/fan-out pricing model, allows customers to migrate data off multiple storage arrays to a single storage array or vice versa in a cost effective manner.
  • Customers can deploy MPX200 to provide iSCSI connectivity and perform offline data migration simultaneously.
  • Remote data migration support is available to simplify data migration from a local data center to a remote data center, and data migration is supported on P6000/EVA, P9000/XP, P10000/3PAR, P4000, SVSP arrays and heterogeneous arrays. See HP SPOCK for actual supported configurations.


  HP MPX200 Multifunction Router
Number of ports
  • (2) Fibre Channel
  • (4) Ethernet
Host interface
  • 8 Gb/sec Fibre Channel (2) Ports per blade and
  • 1 Gb/sec iSCSI (2) Ports per blade and
  • 10 Gb/sec iSCSI (2) Ports per blade
  • FCIP (Licensing required)
  • FCoE
Arrays supported
  • HP P65xx/P63xx, EVA6400, EVA8400; EVA4100, EVA6100, EVA8100, EVA8000, EVA6000, and EVA4000; EVA4400
  • XP24000/20000, XP10000/12000, P9500, 3PAR StoreServ 10000/7000, TClass/F-Class ,P4000 (Data Migration only), P2000 (Data Migration only)
Array Connectivity Mode
  • Fabric Attach (all supported models)
  • Direct connect support (iSCSI/FCoE only, all supported P1000/3PAR, P6000/EVA models)
Maximum Number of MPX200 Multifunction Router blades 2 MPX200 Multifunction Router blades supported per EVA (recommended for redundancy).
Maximum Number of storage systems 4 Fibre Channel storage systems (for iSCSI/FCoE target support) per MPX200
Management Software Support Configure FC LUNs and iSCSI LUNs through P6000/EVA Command View v9.1.x and above.
Host Platform Support Any server running supported OS
Cluster Support Yes, Microsoft Failover Cluster, MSCS
Fibre Channel Interface Two optical ports - 8 Gb/s
FC Transceiver 8 or 4 Gb/s SFP supported; 8Gb/s @ 8 Gb/s, 4Gb/s, and 2Gb/s speed; 4Gb/s @ 4Gb/s and 2Gp/s speed
FC Connectivity Mode Fabric attached Optical, connected as an N-Port
IP Interface
  • (4)1000BaseT copper, 1 GbE iSCSI ports per blade in1 GbE blade.
  • (1) 1000BaseT copper, 1GbE MGMT port and (1) RS232c MGMT port in 1 GbE blade and in 10 - 1 GbE blade.
  • (2) 10 GbE SFP+ optical iSCSI ports and (2) 1000BaseT copper 1 GbE iSCSI ports in 10 - 1 GbE blade.
iSCSI Initiator Support
  • Microsoft iSCSI Initiator (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
  • Linux iSCSI Initiator (32-bit and 64 it versions)
  • Oracle VM iSCSI initiator
  • ATTO Macintosh iSCSI Initiator
  • Sun Solaris iSCSI Initiator
  • VMware iSCSI Initiator
iSCSI Network Card Support
  • Any HP 10 GbE or 1 GbE NIC
  • Apple, Sun supported 10 or 1 GbE NICs
  • NIC Teaming is supported for extra redundancy

    NOTE: Standard 10/100 NIC cards are not supported.
TCP/IP Offload Engine Support (TOE)
  • HP NC522SFP; NC524SFP; NC510x; NC512m/i; NC532m/i; NC3xxT/m/i/F; QM4062
  • Qlogic QLA4052c, QLE4062c iSCSI HBA

    NOTE: Support is operating system and array dependent.
FCoE CNA Support
  • HP CN1100E (Part # BK835A)
  • HP CN1000E (Part # AW520A)
  • HP CN1000Q (Part #BS668A)
IP Security
  • CHAP User name and password authentication.
  • Password encryption of saved configuration file.
iSCSI Boot Linux, Windows, VMware
Multi-Path support
  • Windows
  • Microsoft MPIO, HP MPIO DSM for EVA
  • Linux
  • Device Mapper
  • Oracle VM
  • Native Device Mapper
  • Sun
  • MPxIO
  • VMware
  • Native software MPxIO
Max. Pending Commands Default value of 256
  • 1 GbE Copper CAT-5e or CAT-6 twisted pair 100meter maximum
  • 10 GbE Optical SR transceivers up to 300m with OM3 fiber cable; up to 50m with OM2 fiber cable
iSCSI Performance
  • half duplex (1 GbE blade)
    • 100,000 read IOPs
    • 92,000 write IOPs
    • 380 MB/sec read bandwidth
    • 340 MB/sec write bandwidth
  • full duplex (1 GbE blade)
    • 97,000 IOPs
    • 415 MB/sec bandwidth
  • half duplex (10 -1 GbE blade)
    • 120,000 read IOPs
    • 96,000 write IOPs
    • 1200 MB/sec read bandwidth
    • 450MB/sec no jumbo write bandwidth
    • 800MB/sec jumbo write bandwidth
  • full duplex (10 -1 GbE blade)
    • 120,000 IOPs
    • 1000 MB/sec bandwidth
Maximum Host Connection Design Limits for iSCSI Architectural Limits:1024 connections, 1024 iSCSI sessions, 64 targets, 1024 LUNs per target maximum and 4096 total LUNs per chassis.
Compatible operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows 2008, 2003, XP Professional
  • Linux Red Hat
  • Linux SuSE
  • Oracle Solaris
  • VMware
  • Apple OS X
  • Hyper-V
  • See the HP SPOCK website for supported operating system versions
Dimensions and Weight
Form factor 1U
Minimum Dimensions
(W x D x H)
8.5 x 21.5 x 1.57 in
Weight 18 lbs
Temperature Operating: 41° to 104° F (5° to 40° C )
Non-operating: -40 to 158°F (-25 to 70°C)
Humidity Operating: 5 to 90%, non-condensing
Non-operating: 5 to 93%, non-condensing
Altitude Operating: 3 km
Non-operating: 15 km
Shock Operating: IEC 68-2, 4g, 11ms, 20 repetitions
Non-operating: IEC 68-3, 30g, 292 ips, 3 repetitions, 3
Vibration Operating: IEC 68-2, 5-500Hz, random, 0.21G rms, 10 minutes
Non-operating: IEC 68-2, 5-500Hz, random, 2.09G rms, 10 minutes
Power and Cooling
Power AC input maximum 2.5A@100-125 VAC; 1.25A@200-240 VAC
Frequency Range 47 to 63 Hz
Nominal Frequency Range 50 Hz to 60 Hz
Power Dissipation 275W maximum (optics included)
What's Included
Differentiator (2) 8 Gb/sec FC ports, (2) 10GbE ports plus additional (2) 1GbE ports. Includes (1) chassis, (1) 10-1 GbE blade, rail kit, accessory kit and documentation. Includes redundant power supplies, RoHS2 Compliant
Warranty - year(s) (parts/labor/onsite) 1/1/1
What's in the box Includes (1) chassis, (1) 10 GbE blade, redundant power and cooling modules, rail kit, accessory kit, and documentation. NOTE: Requires optical FC and 10 GbE SFP+ transceivers and cables. Check quick specs for support information.

HP Technology Services:

HP Care Pack Services recommended for optimal satisfaction of all deployments of your product.

3-Year HP Support Plus 24
For a higher return on your storage investment, HP Support Plus 24 provides integrated hardware and software support services designed specifically for your technology. Available 24X7, this 3-year combined reactive support option delivers onsite hardware support and over-the-phone software support around-the-clock. Leverage the full strength of HP Technology Services - IT can trust the services professionals at HP to work collaboratively with them, putting our strategic and technical know-how across their entire infrastructure.


  • Improve uptime with responsive hardware and software services.
  • Enjoy consistent service coverage across geographically dispersed sites.
  • Update HP software at a predictable cost
  • Increase customer satisfaction-with no interoperability gaps.

HP Enhanced Implementation Service for SAN's
For IT environments that are building a new SAN or expanding their existing one, we offer the HP Enhanced Implementation Service for SANs. This provides complete design and implementation services for Fibre Channel, FCOE, FCIP, SAS and iSCSI SAN connectivity components. Covering all major SAN connectivity technologies including virtual as well as physical hosts, no competitor offers a more complete end to end SAN design and implementation service, ensuring comprehensive optimal SAN connectivity tailored to your specific environment.


  • Ensures optimal SAN connectivity tailored to your specific environment.
  • Allows your IT resources to stay focused on their core tasks and priorities.
  • Reduces implementation time, impact and risk to your storage environment.
  • Helps ensure a successful implementation for complex deployments by providing HP project management.

Additional Services

Additional Services that will enhance the user experience in many product deployments.

3-Year HP Proactive 24 for SANs
As an alternative to our recommended support level, for IT environments that demand enhanced operational effectiveness and proactive problem identification.

HP Proactive 24 Service (P24) integrates hardware and software support to help you improve the stability and operational effectiveness of your IT environment. An HP Account Manager acts as your primary point of contact to ensure that HP meets your support needs effectively.

P24 provides the maximum value when multiple technologies in the environment (e.g. servers, storage, SAN and the network), are all covered. It provides an environment-wide view and consistent support of all of these components which affect stability of your key applications.

Choose P24 when you want to:

  • Enhance operational effectiveness with proactive problem identification and recommendations from HP.
  • Partner with technical experts who help coordinate support, provide hands-on assistance, and share knowledge with your staff.
  • Rapidly access support and expertise spanning your environment.
  • Obtain personalized services tailored to your business environment and critical success factors.
  • Anticipate necessary change - and execute it correctly the first time.
  • Efficiently manage infrastructure resources to meet your performance objectives.

HP Assessment Service for SANs
For IT environments interested in improving availability of their SAN and decreasing potential for unplanned downtime:

The HP Assessment Service for SANs offers customized technical and operational guidance to IT employing HP storage subsystems and the interconnecting storage area network (SAN) infrastructure. In a typical engagement, HP or one of our authorized business partners will perform a detailed discovery using HP's proprietary toolset to gain an understanding of the configuration of your storage devices and SAN topology.

The findings from this process will be compared to HP best practices and industry standards as defined by IT Service Management (ITSM) disciplines. The results of the evaluation will be quickly and efficiently processed into information you can leverage. This information, in the form of a comprehensive HP SAN Assessment report, will be summarized by HP or one of our authorized business partners with recommendations that are intended to improve availability levels and ongoing management of your storage and SAN environment.

HP Storage and Data Migration Service
Migrating to a new SAN platform? Concerned about losing irreplaceable data and disrupting your ongoing operations?

HP Storage and Data Migration Services help you lessen the risk of data loss; minimize threats to data integrity and more during your move. Let an HP experienced storage specialist rapidly and securely migrate within your data center or across the globe.


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HP Storage Products MPX200
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USA: FREE Ground ShippingHP MPX200 1GbE Base Multifunction Router
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