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P6000 EVA Simulator and Command View download

CartoonCalvin100X100.JPG By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy


Yesterday I had a post talking about the new version of Command View for the P6000 EVA.  Shortly after I sent the article out on Twitter, an EVA customer asked me how can an existing customer get the new version of Command View.  I got a URL where you can download Command View v10.0 from the HP Software Depot.  I added it to the post yesterday but it was at the bottom and I'm guessing many of you missed it.  So here's the link you can download Command View v10.0.


I also was reminded that we have a P6000 EVA simulator.  It's basically Command View - and so the simulator is a great way for someone not familiar with the EVA or Command View can get a sense of how they work.  So if you want don't have an EVA or don't have Command View v10.0 and want to see how they work, download the simulatorThe lastest simulator also includes Performance Advisor (PA) - so while the data being used just shows some simple synthetic workloads, you can get a sense of what you can do with PA.


Have a great weekend!

Labels: EVA
Guldmyr | ‎01-09-2012 06:36 AM

Hey, I like the CV simulator, it's nice way to test things before doing them on a production system.

thaider | ‎02-08-2012 04:52 AM


   i have downloaded the HP EVA simulator. it is great for pratice...

   As i would like to know if there is any way i could copy my EVA configuration to the Simulator. so i could do some test on critical LUN, Vdisk before i do the changes to my live enviourment...

‎02-08-2012 03:50 PM - edited ‎02-08-2012 03:50 PM

@thaider - folks in our lab our working on exactly this capability.  Send me an email and I'll see if I can connect you with someone in our EVA lab.  You can reach me at hpstorageguy [at]

McCready | ‎02-21-2012 02:36 AM

So, is this "Performance Advisor (PA)" in the wild yet? Can I install this latest version of CV and get a EVA performance solution I can use to graph and set thresholds, etc?

hp | ‎02-21-2012 02:42 AM

So is this "Performance Advisor (PA)" ready to use to evaluate my EVA's performance simply by installing CV 10.0?

| ‎02-21-2012 11:52 PM

Performance Advisor (PA) does require licensing so while it's included with CV 10.0, you'll need to purchase PA if you want to use it long term.  Also, Command View enables all software features (Business Copy, Thin Provisioning, Performance Advisor, etc.) for 60 days.  This allows time for customers to use their arrays prior to installing licenses.  It also allows customers to try the features during the 60 day period.

PA will graph several different performance aspects; bandwidth, thru-put, etc.   It does not set thresholds.  that is done with Command View. 

Tiago Rost | ‎04-09-2012 02:28 PM

can this simulator be used with the SCVMM 2012 ??

| ‎04-09-2012 06:26 PM

Tiago - as far as I know, it's a standalone simulator and doesn't integrate with things like SCVMM.  If I find differently, I'll let you know.  It's really meant to show the capabilities of Command View and the P6000.

prasihsd | ‎06-06-2012 08:25 PM


Hi Mr.


 thanks and can i get any vedios link pls i am new for storage 

| ‎06-08-2012 07:45 AM

@Prasihsd - we have hundreds of videos so not sure what you want.  I have a playlist on our HP video channel of my storage video blogs that you can find at; we also have a storage playlist on YouTube.  

dghosh | ‎10-30-2012 02:09 AM

Hello Gurus


Just a quick question about HP EVA. I have a setup whereby there is one P6300 in one site and a 4400 in another. I want to setup the continuous access software to start replication between the two. The EVAs are located in two separate datacentres linked with each other by a CWDM link which links the switches between the two sites. The CWDM links are up, the switches can see it and the extended fibre and the ISL is recognized by the switches. I have a couple of quick question in this regard:


1) I have downloaded the EVA simulator, and what I can't seem to understand is that for one EVA to detect the other do I have to zone the controllers to the switch so that it is recognized or merely installing the RSM on a server that has connectivity to both the networks is enough?

2) The RSM software needs to be installed on one server or should it be installed on one server for each EVA? Reading the documentation of RSM and EVA, I could not find a definite answer. It talks about the RSM agent and the RSM server. Where should the RSM agent be installed? On each EVA? 


Apologies if this is not the right forum but I have not found answers to any of the above questions and I don't have much expertise on EVA and the inter EVA replication. 

Any help will be much appreciated.



relhami | ‎01-14-2014 05:32 PM

Hello, I downloaded the P6000 EVA CommandView similator but I'm not able to see any arrays. I get an error no storage systems visible. I tried to click on discover storage systemes but that doens't help either. But the way I don't have an EVA hardware. There is an error that pops out when I open the similator related to the licence not valid. Any help is greatly appreciated.

| ‎01-15-2014 11:24 PM

@relhami - the CV simulator is no longer available for download and is no longer supported.  My apologies for that.

leo zhao | ‎01-16-2015 04:20 PM

hi , i installed the sim, i use my win xp user  Administrator and password  to login the CV, but can not work , it said "failed to login.insufficient privileges" any problem of my login method ?



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