HPE Storage MSA 1040 E7W03A System - Chassis + Dual 2-Port 10GbE Controllers - for 12x 3.5" Drives
HP MSA 1040 Storage
The new HP MSA 1040 Storage is designed for entry-level market needs, features 8Gb Fibre Channel, 1GbE, and 10GbE iSCSI at previously unattainable entry price points. The new array allows users to take advantage of the latest storage technologies in simple and efficient ways by providing a good balance between performance and budget resulting in a highly favorable $/GB return on their investment.
Entry consolidation and virtualization initiatives are now well in your budgetary reach. The MSA 1040 offers many of MSA 2040 features but at more affordable entry price points. ProLiant and BladeSystems administrators as well as IT generalists will find storage management tasks simple and intuitive with MSA.
The MSA 1040 arrays leverage a new 4th-generation MSA architecture with a new processor, 2-host ports and 4GB cache per controller. Take advantage of the latest hard drive advances by choosing the form factor and technology which best meets your application and budget requirements. Unlike many competing arrays, the MSA 1040 ships standard with intuitive management tools and powerful data services such as Snapshots and Volume Copy for increased data protection.
All MSA 1040 models offer a common set of valuable features:
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 1040 comes standard with 64 controller-based snapshots and clone capability. Arrays also support an optional 512 snaps. Dual controller array models with automated failover for high availability. All models support a wide variety of drives: High-performance enterprise-class SAS, and high-capacity SAS Midline drives. MSA 1040 can have a maximum of three disk enclosures (3); consisting of MSA 2040 LFF disk enclosures and/or D2700 SFF disk enclosures. The array can grow incrementally from a few drives to a maximum of 48 LFF or 99 SFF drives. Vdisks can be spanned across multiple enclosures RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50 Maximum drive counts 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 128TB (depending on drive size, capacity and RAID configuration). 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 1040 array. This unique ability protects the earlier investments in drives, and JBODs. (Note: Certain limitations are applicable- please review MSA 1040-2040 Upgrade Technical Whitepaper before upgrading your P2000 G3 systems)
Capacity Minimum / with maximum additional drive enclosures
LFF: 48 TB (single LFF array-head -using 12 x 4TB LFF SAS MDL drives) 192 TB (by adding 3 LFF Disk Enclosures behind LFF Array & using 4TB LFF SAS MDL drives)
SFF: 28.8 TB (single SFF array-head - using 24 x 1.2TB SFF SAS drives) 118 TB (by adding 3 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
Total LUNs (LUN sizes are dependent on the disk and RAID configuration chosen)
512 maximum LUN size: 128TB
2 x 8Gb Fibre Channel ports per controller 2 x 1GbE RJ-45 ports per controller 2 x 10GbE ports per controller
Maximum Drives w/ 3 expansion
48 LFF/99 SFF
Maximum Host Supported
Snapshot, 64 (snaps) Clone
Remote Snap Max Snapshot (512)
MSA 1040 Models
MSA 1040 Storage offers 3 factory configured models: MSA 1040 8Gb FC with 2-ports per controller MSA 1040 1GbE iSCSI with 2-ports per controller MSA 1040 10GbE iSCSI with 2-ports per controller
2U rack height. 12 Large Form Factor or 24 Small Form Factor drive bays, accommodating SAS and SAS MDL Drives
Optional Disk Enclosures
Users have a choice of chassis for the array head between LFF and SFF drives. Additionally, users can choose between disk enclosures accommodating either drive sizes. Both the MSA 2040 disk enclosure and the D2700 disk enclosure can be hot-added to an operating array.
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. Each pre-configured HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure (C8R18A) has two I/O modules.
This 3.5-inch MSA disk enclosure can be attached to either an MSA 1040 LFF or SFF array head.
Each disk enclosure ships standard with two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for cascading to other disk enclosures
Up to three MSA 2040 3.5-inch disk enclosures can be attached to an MSA 1040 Array.
D2700 2.5-inch Disk Enclosure. This 2U storage enclosure (AJ941A) is designed to support twenty five HP Storage or ProLiant 2.5-inch SFF 6Gb 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 an MSA 1040 (SFF or LFF) array head
The D2700 enclosure ships standard with two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for cascading to other disk enclosures
Up to three D2700 may be attached to the MSA 1040 array head, providing support for up to 99 SFF drives.
The MSA 1040 Arrays are designed to allow an installation to begin with smaller capacity and be able to grow gradually as needed. The flexibility of 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 192 TB SAS MDL with the addition of a maximum of three MSA 2040 3.5-inch Disk Enclosures.
Small Form Factor configurations can scale from 28 TB SAS. With the addition of three D2700 JBODs, the MSA 1040 storage can support 118 TB SAS.
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 1040 Arrays support 512 volumes and up to 512 snapshots in a system. All of these volumes can be mapped to LUNs. LUN sizes up to 128 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 1040 features several important additional levels. RAID 6 is the 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. 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.