HP MSA 2040 Storage
The new HP MSA 2040, a high-performance storage array designed for entry-level HP customers desiring 8 and/or 16Gb Fibre Channel, 1 and/or 10GbE iSCSI, or 6Gb/12Gb SAS connectivity with 4 host ports per controller. This next generation MSA 2040 Storage array provides an excellent value for customers needing performance balanced with price to support initiatives such as consolidation and virtualization.
The MSA 2040 delivers this performance by offering:
New controller architecture with a new processor
4GB cache per controller
Solid State drives (SSDs)
Up to four (4) host ports per controller
Two new MSA 2040 Controllers:
MSA 2040 SAN Controller
8Gb/16Gb FC connectivity and/or
MSA 2040 SAS Controller
6Gb/12Gb SAS connectivity (NOTE: MSA 2040 SAS controllers require mini-SAS HD cables)
The HP MSA 2040 Storage System brings the performance benefits of SSDs to MSA array family customers. This array has been designed to maximize performance by using high performance drives across all applications sharing the array.
The HP MSA 2040 Storage arrays are positioned to provide an excellent value for customers needing increasing performance to support initiatives such as consolidation and virtualization.
The HP MSA 2040 Storage ships standard with a license for 64 Snapshots and Volume Copy for increased data protection. There is also an optional license for 512 snapshots. The HP MSA 2040 can also replicate data between arrays (P2000 G3 and/or MSA 2040 SAN Model only using FC or iSCSI protocol) with the optional Remote Snap feature.
All MSA 2040 models offer a common set of valuable features:
(NOTE: Customers must upgrade their MSA 2040 controller firmware to GL101 or later for iSCSI functionality)
MSA 2040 supports SSD drives which allow IT managers to boost IOPS performance
Ease of management featuring browser-based out-of-band access. This allows a department or small company to effectively handle growing storage requirements, with the aid of an intuitive GUI to administer the unit with a minimum of complexity. Ideal for local or remote installations.
MSA 2040 comes standard with 64 controller-based snapshots and clone capability. Arrays also support an optional 512 snaps.
Choose either a low-cost single controller array or start with a configured dual controller array model to fit the budget, high availability, and performance needs.
All models feature a wide variety of drives: High-performance and high-speed SSD drives, enterprise-class SAS, and SAS Midline drives.
MSA 2040 can have a maximum number of MSA 2040 LFF drive enclosures (7), a maximum number of D2700 SFF drive enclosures (7), or mix both sizes. The array can grow incrementally from a few drives to 96 LFF or 199 SFF drives.
Vdisks can be spanned across multiple enclosures
RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50
Maximums vary by RAID levels: 2 drive max for RAID level 1; max of 16 drives for RAID levels 0, 3, 5, 6, and 10; max of 32 drives for RAID level 50
512 LUNs with LUN sizes greater than 40TB depending on the RAID configuration chosen. The maximum LUN size is 64TB
Non-disruptive on-line controller code upgrade (requires dual controllers w/ multi-pathing software)
Upgradable by design. Owners of a P2000 G3 array are able to do data-in-place controller upgrades to the new MSA 2040 array. This unique ability protects the earlier investments in drives, and JBODs.
The HP MSA 2040 Storage is the ideal solution for customers running Oracle, Microsoft, SAP environments and those customers who are deploying virtual server technologies like VMware, Hyper-V, and Oracle Virtual Machine. The MSA 2040 delivers enterprise functionality that enhances virtual environments, simplifies management, and reduces costs. Easy to deploy, scale and maintain, HP MSA 2040 Arrays ensure that crucial business data remains available.
HP has developed best-in-class expertise in Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and Virtualization Hypervisor technology through extensive testing with the HP MSA 2040, HP servers, and management software; high availability and disaster recovery solutions; and backup and recovery on the Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP application platforms. As a result, our customers can expect a wide range of operational and business benefits where they can:
Deploy IT assets across multiple locations.
Incrementally grow storage without interruption.
Enable high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for critical applications.
Deploy a remote disaster recovery site.
Minimum / with maximum additional drive enclosures
48 TB (single LFF array-head -using 12 x 4TB LFF SAS MDL drives)
384 TB (by adding 7 LFF Disk Enclosures behind LFF Array & using 4TB LFF SAS MDL drives)
28.8 TB (single SFF array-head - using 24 x 1.2TB SFF SAS drives)
238 TB (by adding 7 SFF Disk Enclosures behind SFF Array & using 1.2TB SFF SAS drives)
NOTE: maximum available storage capacity depends on the RAID level being implemented
4 GB per controller
(LUN sizes are dependent on the disk and RAID configuration chosen)
maximum LUN size: 64TB
MSA 2040 SAN controller will support up to Four host connections with options of 16Gb, 8Gb FC and 10GbE, 1GbE iSCSI per controller. See table above for valid configuration table.
MSA 2040 SAS controller will support up to Four 6Gb/12Gb SAS connections per controller using mini-SAS HD cables
96 LFF/199 SFF
Maximum host supported
Snapshot, 64 (snaps)
Max Snapshot (512)
MSA 2040 SAN controller
MSA 2040 SAN controller supports 8Gb FC, 16Gb FC, 1GbE iSCSI or 10GbE iSCSI SFPs.
MSA 2040 SAS controller
MSA 2040 SAS controller supports 6Gb and 12Gb SAS host connectivity using mini-SAS HD cables.
2U rack height. 12 Large Form Factor or 24 Small Form Factor drive bays, accommodating SSD, SAS and SAS Midline drives. Comes with space for one or two controllers, or MSA 2040 3.5-inch disk Enclosure I/O modules (LFF chassis only)
The MSA 2040 controllers support both the MSA 3.5-inch Large Form Factor (LFF) drives, and the MSA 2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF) drives.
Solid State Drives (SSDs) deliver exceptional performance for applications requiring high random read IOPs performance
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) enterprise-class drives are designed for high demand, 24x7 usage.
SAS Midline drives are usually reserved for archival of data as they are relatively inexpensive and are available in very large capacities.
Optional Disk enclosures
Just as the user has a choice of chassis for the array head (LFF and SFF drive bays, AC or DC powered), so also do they have a choice of expansion disk enclosures accommodating either drive size. Both the MSA 2040 and the D2700 disk enclosures can be hot-added to an operating array. SFF and LFF Array heads and Disk Enclosures can be mixed without limitations.
MSA 2040 3.5-inch Disk Enclosure. This 2U unit has twelve LFF (3.5-inch) drive bays and accepts for MSA dual-ported SAS and SAS MDL drives. The pre-configured HP MSA 2040 LFF Drive Enclosure (C8R18A) has two I/O modules and supports both single and dual controller arrays.
This 3.5-inch MSA disk enclosure can be attached to MSA 2040 LFF or SFF array head.
Each configured model ships standard with two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for connection to the MSA 2040 array expansion port or existing disk enclosure cascade port.Up to seven MSA 2040 disk enclosures (LFF and/or SFF) can be attached to a MSA 2040 Array.
The MSA 2040 does not support LFF SATA HDDs.
D2700 2.5-inch Disk Enclosure. This 2U storage enclosure (AJ941A) is designed to support twenty five HP Storage or ProLiant 2.5-inch Universal form factor (SFF) 6Gb, SSD, SAS or SAS MDL hard drives. It ships standard with dual I/O modules installed.
This 2.5-inch D2700 disk enclosure can be attached to MSA 2040 LFF or SFF array head
The D2700 enclosure ships with a two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for connection to the MSA 2040 array expansion port or existing disk enclosure cascade port.
Up to seven D2700 may be attached to the MSA 2040 array head, with support for up to a total of 199 SFF drives.
LFF and/or SFF Disk Enclosures can be mixed up to the maximum of 7 total Disk Enclosures
The MSA 2040 array configurationsare designed to allow an installation to begin with smaller capacity and be able to grow gradually as needed. The flexibility of SSD, SAS or SAS MDL drives technology, form factors, sizes, speeds, and costs per GB allows a system to easily fit in almost any budget.
Large Form Factor configurations can scale up to 48 TB SAS MDL, expandable to 384 TB SAS MDL with the addition of a maximum of seven MSA 2040 3.5-inch Disk Enclosures.
Small Form Factor configurations can scale from 28.8 TB SAS. With the addition of seven D2700 JBODs, the MSA 2040 storage can support 238TB SAS.
Users may configure a 24-drive MSA 2040 array head with 12-drive LFF MSA 2040 3.5-inch disk enclosures. This is an excellent method for a configuration that supports high-speed SFF SSDs or fast SFF enterprise-class SAS drives in the array head, combined with economical LFF drives staged for archival purposes, all in the same array.
Vdisks can span across multiple enclosures, where drives used in the Vdisk can be contained in different enclosures. The maximum number of drives that can be used in RAID 1 Vdisk is 2; RAID 0, 3, 5, 6, and 10 is 16; and for RAID 50 Vdisk is 32.
The MSA 2040 arrays support 512 volumes and up to 512 snapshots in a system. All of these volumes can be mapped to LUNs. Maximum LUN sizes up to 64 TB depending on the disk and RAID configuration chosen. The array supports expansion and deletion of any LUN.
RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50
In addition to the usual RAID levels, the MSA 2040 features several important additional levels. RAID 6 offersthe highest level of RAID protection. It allocates two sets of parity data across drives and allows simultaneous write operations. It can withstand two simultaneous drive failures without downtime or data loss. RAID 10 is mirroring and striping without parity and allows. large Vdisks to be created with high performance and mirroring for fault tolerance. RAID 50 combines the block striping and parity of RAID 5 with the straight block striping of RAID 0, yielding higher performance than RAID 5 through the addition of RAID 0, particularly during writes.
| Stock code || SBRhp2040-M0T02A|
| Brand || HPE|
| Series || Storage MSA 2040|
| Model || M0T02A|
| Type || *Energy Star* Bundle - Chassis + 2x SAS Controllers + 24x 900GB SAS 10K|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 23/02/2016|
M0T02A Spec Information
| Capacity || 21.6TB|
| Platter size || 2.5"|
| External drive ? || |
| Guarantee || 1yr+HPE|
| Redundant PSU ? || |
| Current drives || 24|
| Total Drives || 24|
| Rack size || 2|
M0T02A Spec Connections
|SAS/SATA||SFF-8482 (Internal Single)||Internal||24|
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