2019-04-23 18:47:00 UTC

Has anyone heard of the HPE StoreVirtual VSAN software going end of life?

I have heard from our HPE Storage representatives that this product is going end of life. I have heard that in the past and it turned out that the version was EOL and they released a new version. I think the reps just want us quoting and selling more Nimble storage. I asked for them to send me documentation stating that it is EOL and have received nothing. 

We love this software, it works really well. The adaptive optimization is a really great feature to get more IOPS.  

55 Answers
Real UserTOP 20

My understanding (from our very good HPE VAR for many years) is the 12.x is going EOSL but the newer/faster models run 13.x, which is not backward compatible. I'm not sure about the ability to migrate data via remote snapshots from existing MG/cluster of 12.x to 13.x, for my workplace no longer adds newer models/units I only have access to older models running up to 12.7.

2019-04-30 23:23:23 UTC30 April 19

HPE Storevirtual VSA has been documented EOL in this document:
You will be supported until 2022

I have heard rumors of a possible upgrade path to Simplivity.
I also doubt that Simplivity will be shut down, I suppose HPE will want to upgrade Simplivity to work on any hardware (software only), as it is the prefered method for competitors like Nutanix.

2019-04-30 14:22:49 UTC30 April 19
UserTOP 5

Hi, i am a Nutanix Partner. Someone told me that Simplivity is in EOL due to the recent agreement between Nutanix and HPE, but i think that it will not create problems for Simplivity. About Simplivity VS Nimble, well, i think they are two different types of infrastracture approach, so i think they both will continue to be sold. I only ask to myself if Nutanix will or not will be more complete than Simplivity and so...may be...HPE would decide to continue with NTNX.

2019-04-30 10:08:38 UTC30 April 19

I have implemented Lefthand/VSA solutions since 2008 and it’s a good product but definitely living on borrowed time. In my new position HPE also tried to steer us down the Nimble route but it was hugely expensive. In the end I settled on hybrid MSA 2052s’ with the advanced data services licencing (aka adaptive optimization).

2019-04-30 08:05:54 UTC30 April 19
Real UserTOP 20

Thank you for everyone's input on this topic!

2019-05-01 18:16:22 UTC01 May 19
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