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HP StoreOnce VSA Evaluation

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The HP StoreOnce VSA extends the StoreOnce portfolio with the agility and flexibility of StoreOnce delivered as a virtual appliance, removing the need to install dedicated hardware. It`s flexibly enables deduplicating, disk-based, cost effective backup storage to efficiently store your backup data. By choosing StoreOnce VSA you can benefit from all the StoreOnce capability by installing the virtual appliance into your VMware or Hyper-V environments.


StoreOnce VSA enables up to 10 TB - configured in 1 TB increments - of deduplicating backup capacity. The StoreOnce deduplication means this can store over 100TB of backup data (assuming a 10:1 deduplication ratio).

The StoreOnce VSA is supported to run on all bare metal versions of VMware 5.1 and 5.5 or Windows Server (Hyper-V) 2012 R2

Once installed and powered on, it is used by backup and recovery applications as a backup target, in the same way as physical StoreOnce appliances and delivers the following benefits:


  • Exceptional value - install into existing virtual environment for software defined deduplicating backup storage.  The StoreOnce VSA license to use (LTU)  includes HP StoreOnce Catalyst and Security Pack ( Data at rest encryption and Secure erase) capability, for seamless data movement across the enterprise and replication capability to enable it to be a replication target and 3 years HP support for peace of mind.

  • Easy to manage - locally: StoreOnce VSA can be managed using a local graphical interface (GUI). The local GUI is the same, well proven, interface used to manage the HP StoreOnce Backup physical appliances and provides a consistent experience for enterprise-wide deployments.

  • Easy to manage - across the enterprise: for users with multiple StoreOnce appliances and multiple StoreOnce VSAs, StoreOnce Enterprise Manager (SEM) enables centralized management. Through the centralized StoreOnce Enterprise Manager up to 400 StoreOnce appliances and StoreOnce virtual appliances can be managed across multiple sites. HP StoreOnce Enterprise Manager can be used for advanced monitoring, reporting, forecasting and trend analysis for the StoreOnce appliances, including VSA, in a network.

  • Rapid installation - Once downloaded, installation and configuration is simple and can be done through the native tools in ESX or Hyper-V. A Power shell script for installation and configuration is also available for the Hyper-V environment.

HP StoreOnce VSA can be configured in Ethernet environments with StoreOnce Catalyst, VTL and NAS (CIFS & NFS) backup targets. For users wanting to integrate with a Fiber Channel environment a physical StoreOnce Backup appliance should be used. Non-deduplicating VTL and NAS targets are also available.


This trial version of StoreOnce VSA allows up to 60 days of operation. After that time a license needs to be purchased and installed for continued use. All backup data will remain accessible after adding the license and all configuration settings will remain after adding the license.

Additional product information
Product #: TC458-63102
Version: 2.2
Software specification: HP StoreOnce VSA 10TB v2.2 ESX (
HP StoreOnce VSA 10TB v2.2 HyperV (