Why You Need HPE MSA 2040 SAN Storage

Why You Need HPE MSA 2040 SAN Storage

HPE MSA 2040 SAN Storage

What is it?
The HPE MSA 2040 is an Energy Star Certified entry level storage array meant to meet the needs of small to medium business.

Why do I need it?
– More storage!
– If you are like most, your storage is first saved in-house and then moved off to cloud or other external backups.
This keeps a copy of everything available in your office.
– Affordable SSD support (finally)

HPE MSA 2040 SAN Storage

HPE MSA 2040 SAN Storage with 24 900GB Drives

What are the cons?
– Because it’s entry level, the CPUs will hold back the raw speed of an SSD to a very minor extent, but will not affect platter type storage.

With that said, you can still expect about 85K IOPS in the real world, which is plenty fast for the SMB market.
If it’s not enough headroom, the HP 3PAR 7200 All-Flash Starter kit (or the 7400 products) would be another option and Maximum Midrange can help with either of those.

Is it compatible with my current gear?
The HPE MSA 2040 is compatible with:
– HP ProLiant DL
– HP ProLiant ML
– HP c-Class Blade Servers
– Integrity servers
– Intel Itanium architecture (IA64)
– Oracle, Microsoft and SAP environments
– VMware and Hyper-V
and more… If you are not sure, give us a call and we will help 855-932-6627

Install Tips:
– The 2040 series includes Snapshot and Volume Copy, so that does not need to be installed separately
– For iSCSI functionality, the firmware needs to be at GL101 or later.
– The maximum number of MSA 2040 LFF drive enclosures or D2700 SFF drive enclosures is 7 of each or a mix of both up to 7.
– Disk groups spanned across the enclosures support RAID levels 1, 5, 6, 10. Linear Vdisks support RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50.
– The maximum logical unit number or LUN is 140 TB
– The MSA 2040 and the D2700 disk enclosures can be hot-added to your current array

General specs for the MSA 2040 series:
Maximum Array Capacity: 768 TB
Maximum Number of Drives:
– 199 SFF SAS/MDL SAS/SSD
– 96 LFF SAS/MDL SAS
Host Interface:
-16 Gb/8 Gb Fibre Channel with 4 Ports per controller
-1 GbE/10GbE iSCSI with 4 Ports per controller
-12Gb/sec SAS with 4 Ports per controller
Storage controller:
– 2 MSA 2040 SAN Controller
– 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller
Enclosure Expansion Options:
– Up to seven HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure
– Up to seven D2700 2.5-inch disk enclosure
– Or a combo of both


 

The comparison list below is for “Not Configured” 2040 SAN Storage units.

We can help with configuration of these. Just let us know what your storage needs are and we can recommend a configured solution.

855-932-6627 is the easiest way, or use the form at the end of this page. Either way, our HPE storage experts would be happy to help!

Not Configured - HPE MSA 2040 Energy Star SAN

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Manufacturer Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE Part Number M0S96A M0S99A M0S99A M0T02A
Brand Name HP HP HP HP
Product Series 2000 2000 2000 2000
Product Model 2040 2040 2040 2040
Product Name MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller LFF MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller SFF MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller SFF MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller SFF
Product Type DAS Array SAN Array SAN Array DAS Array
Product UPC 889296510284 889296763048 889296763048 889296763079
Hard Drives Supported 12 SAS-3 24 24 24
Hard Drives Installed 0 24 x 900GB 12G SAS 10K SFF HDD 24 x 900GB 12G SAS 10K SFF HDD 24 x 900GB 12G SAS 10K SFF HDD
Total Supported Capacity 96 TB 48 TB (21.6TB installed) 48 TB (21.6TB installed) 48 TB (21.6TB installed)
SSDs Supported 12 SAS-3 24 24 24
SSDs Installed 0 0 0 0
Controllers 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller
Cache Per Controller 6GB 6GB 6GB 6GB
Controller Type Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Ports per Controller 4 4 4 4
Full Interface Type 12Gb/sec SAS 12Gb/sec SAS 12Gb/sec SAS 12Gb/sec SAS
Ethernet Technology 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Total Expansion Bays 12 24 24 24
Number of 2.5 SFF Bays 0 24 24 24
Number of 3.5 LFF Bays 12 0 0 0
SAN Interface SAS-3 SAS SAS SAS
Form Factor Rack-mountable Rack-mountable Rack-mountable Rack-mountable
Rack Height 2U 2U 2U 2U
Height 11 inches 11 inches 11 inches 11 inches
Width 26 inches 26 inches 26 inches 26 inches
Depth 29 inches 29 inches 29 inches 29 inches
Hewlett Packard Enterprise M0S96A HP 2000 2040
Hewlett Packard Enterprise M0S99A HP 2000 2040
Hewlett Packard Enterprise M0S99A HP 2000 2040
Hewlett Packard Enterprise M0T02A HP 2000 2040
HPE Part Number M0S96A M0S99A M0S99A M0T02A
Brand Name HP HP HP HP
Product Series 2000 2000 2000 2000
Product Model 2040 2040 2040 2040
Product Name MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller LFF MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller SFF MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller SFF MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller SFF
Product Type DAS Array SAN Array SAN Array DAS Array
Product UPC 889296510284 889296763048 889296763048 889296763079
Hard Drives Supported 12 SAS-3 24 24 24
Hard Drives Installed 0 24 x 900GB 12G SAS 10K SFF HDD 24 x 900GB 12G SAS 10K SFF HDD 24 x 900GB 12G SAS 10K SFF HDD
Total Supported Capacity 96 TB 48 TB (21.6TB installed) 48 TB (21.6TB installed) 48 TB (21.6TB installed)
SSDs Supported 12 SAS-3 24 24 24
SSDs Installed 0 0 0 0
Controllers 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller
Cache Per Controller 6GB 6GB 6GB 6GB
Controller Type Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Ports per Controller 4 4 4 4
Full Interface Type 12Gb/sec SAS 12Gb/sec SAS 12Gb/sec SAS 12Gb/sec SAS
Ethernet Technology 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Total Expansion Bays 12 24 24 24
Number of 2.5 SFF Bays 0 24 24 24
Number of 3.5 LFF Bays 12 0 0 0
SAN Interface SAS-3 SAS SAS SAS
Form Factor Rack-mountable Rack-mountable Rack-mountable Rack-mountable
Rack Height 2U 2U 2U 2U
Height 11 inches 11 inches 11 inches 11 inches
Width 26 inches 26 inches 26 inches 26 inches
Depth 29 inches 29 inches 29 inches 29 inches
Manufacturer Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE Part Number M0S96A M0S99A M0T01A M0T02A
Brand Name HP HP HP HP
Product Series 2000 2000 2000 2000
Product Model 2040 2040 2040 2040
Product Name MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller LFF MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller SFF MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller SFF MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller SFF
Product Type DAS Array SAN Array SAN Array DAS Array
Product UPC 889296510284 889296763048 889296763062 889296763079
Hard Drives Supported 12 SAS-3 24 24 24
Hard Drives Installed 0 24 x 900GB 12G SAS 10K SFF HDD 24 x 1.2TB 12G SAS 10K SFF HDD 24 x 900GB 12G SAS 10K SFF HDD
Total Supported Capacity 96 TB 48 TB (21.6TB installed) 48 TB (28.8TB installed) 48 TB (21.6TB installed)
SSDs Supported 12 SAS-3 24 24 24
SSDs Installed 0 0 0 0
Controllers 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller
Cache Per Controller 6GB 6GB 6GB 6GB
Controller Type Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Ports per Controller 4 4 4 4
Full Interface Type 12Gb/sec SAS 12Gb/sec SAS 12Gb/sec SAS 12Gb/sec SAS
Ethernet Technology 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Total Expansion Bays 12 24 24 24
Number of 2.5 SFF Bays 0 24 24 24
Number of 3.5 LFF Bays 12 0 0 0
SAN Interface SAS-3 SAS SAS SAS
Form Factor Rack-mountable Rack-mountable Rack-mountable Rack-mountable
Rack Height 2U 2U 2U 2U
Height 11 inches 11 inches 11 inches 11 inches
Width 26 inches 26 inches 26 inches 26 inches
Depth 29 inches 29 inches 29 inches 29 inches
Manufacturer Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE Part Number M0S96A M0S99A M0T00A M0T01A
Brand Name HP HP HP HP
Product Series 2000 2000 2000 2000
Product Model 2040 2040 2040 2040
Product Name MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller LFF MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller SFF MSA 2040 Energy Star SAN Dual Controller SFF Storage MSA 2040 Energy Star SAS Dual Controller SFF
Product Type DAS Array SAN Array SAN Array SAN Array
Product UPC 889296510284 889296763048 889296763055 889296763062
Hard Drives Supported 12 SAS-3 24 24 24
Hard Drives Installed 0 24 x 900GB 12G SAS 10K SFF HDD 24 x 1.2 TB 12G SAS 10K SFF 24 x 1.2TB 12G SAS 10K SFF HDD
Total Supported Capacity 96 TB 48 TB (21.6TB installed) 48 TB (28.8 TB installed) 48 TB (28.8TB installed)
SSDs Supported 12 SAS-3 24 24 24
SSDs Installed 0 0 0 0
Controllers 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAN Controller 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller
Cache Per Controller 6GB 6GB 6GB 6GB
Controller Type Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Ports per Controller 4 4 4 4
Full Interface Type 12Gb/sec SAS 12Gb/sec SAS 16 Gb /8 Gb Fibre Channel/1 GbE /10 GbE iSCSI 12Gb/sec SAS
Ethernet Technology 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Total Expansion Bays 12 24 24 24
Number of 2.5 SFF Bays 0 24 24 24
Number of 3.5 LFF Bays 12 0 0 0
SAN Interface SAS-3 SAS iSCSI / Fiber Channel SAS
Form Factor Rack-mountable Rack-mountable Rack-mountable Rack-mountable
Rack Height 2U 2U 2U 2U
Height 11 inches 11 inches 11 inches 11 inches
Width 26 inches 26 inches 26 inches 26 inches
Depth 29 inches 29 inches 29 inches 29 inches


(Extra info on the controller for the 2040 series: HPE MSA 2040 SAN Storage C8R15A)

 

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