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ENERGY STAR certified HPE MSA 2040 is a high-performance storage array designed for entry-level Hewlett Packard Enterprise customers desiring 8Gb/16Gb Fibre Channel, 1GbE/10GbE iSCSI, or 12Gb SAS connectivity with 4 host ports per controller. The 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:
High performance controller architecture
6GB cache per controller , 12GB per storage array
Support for SSDs, Enterprise SAS HDDs, Midline SAS HDDs, and Self Encrypting Drives
SAN and SAS interfaces
Up to four (4) host ports per controller, 8 host ports per storage array
Two new MSA 2040 Controllers
8Gb/16Gb FC connectivity and/or
1GbE/10GbE iSCSI connectivity
6Gb/12Gb SAS connectivity
The HPE MSA 2040 Storage ships standard with a license for 64 snapshots for increased data protection. The MSA2040 now offers a simplified licensing strategy with one optional software suite. The Advanced Data Services Suite include the following software licenses:
HPE MSA 2042 Performance Automated Tiering LTU
HPE MSA 512-Snapshot Software
HPE MSA Remote Snap Software LTU
All MSA 2040 models offer a common set of valuable features:
MSA 2040 controller architecture which maximizes performance
Four host ports per controlle
MSA 2040 SAN controller supports 8 GB FC, 16 GB FC, 1GbE iSCSI or 10GbE iSCSI SFPs
MSA 2040 SAS controller supports 6 GB and 12 GB SAS host connectivity using mini-SAS HD Cables
4 GB transportable read/write cache per controller
Battery-free cache backup with super capacitors and compact flash
MSA 2040 SAN Controller allows customers to create their own Combo Controller by mixing FC and iSCSI SFPs.
All MSA 2040 models offer a common set of valuable features:
MSA 2040 supports SSD drives which allow IT managers to boost IOPS performance.
Automated Sub-Lun Tiering. The MSA 2040 can manage up to three tiers of storage: Performance tier, Standard tier and Archive tier. This feature is available with GL200 firmware or newer.
SSD Performance Tier to improve random read and write performance. Creation of an SSD Performance Tier for both read and write capabilities requires a Performance Auto Tiering License (D4T79A/ D4T79AE). The Performance Auto Tiering License is not required in Linear Storage configurations not utilizing Virtual Storage Disk-Groups and Pools
SSD Read Cache to improve random read performance. A maximum of 2 SSD’s are supported per pool utilizing a maximum of 4TB of read cache per controller.
Thin Provisioning allows storage allocation of physical storage resources only once they are consumed by an application. Thin Provisioning also allows over-provisioning of physical storage pool resources allowing ease of growth for volumes without predicting storage capacity upfront. Thin Provisioning is available with GL200 firmware or newer.
Snapshot enhancements for virtual storage, including performance improvements, hierarchical snapshots, and simplified resource management. Administrators can monitor and optionally control snapshot space usage with GL220 firmware or later.
Prioritize data by assigning appropriate affinity level (Performance, No Affinity & Archive) with GL220 firmware or later.
Large Pool Support is available with GL220 firmware or later. Customers can now enjoy 512 TiB capacity per virtual pool by enabling large pool support.
MSA 2040 supports Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) to allow customers to secure their critical data and comply with all required regulatory mandates.
Simple storage management including an intuitive browser-based user interface.
Storage Management Utility V3 (SMU). This new MSA management GUI brings a new modern look and feel to array management. SMU V3 available with GL200 firmware or newer. Existing MSA customers can choose to use the new SMU V3 or to continue to use the previous generation SMU V2 if new virtualization features are not required.
MSA 2040 comes standard with 64 controller-based snapshots and clone capability (volume copy is available for both linear and virtual storage with GL220 firmware or later; pre-GL220 firmware, volume copy is only available on linear storage). 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 SSD drives, enterprise-class SAS, SED and SAS Midline drives.
The MSA 2040 will support a maximum of 7 disk enclosures (either LFF and/or SFF). Add-on enclosures can either be D2700 Small Form Factor (SFF) drive enclosures or MSA 2040 Large Form Factor (LFF) disk enclosures. The array can grow incrementally from a few drives to 96 LFF or 199 SFF drives.
Disks Groups can be spanned across multiple enclosures RAID levels 1, 5, 6, 10. Linear Vdisks support RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50.
Maximum hard 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. With GL200 or newer firmware multiple Disk Groups can be aggregated into a Storage Pool.
The maximum LUN size is 140TB (128TiB)
Storage Pools allow data on a given LUN to span across all drives in a pool. When capacity is added to a system, the user is also getting a performance benefit of the additional spindles –hence the term Wide Striping. Storage Pools are available with GL200 firmware or newer.
Upgradable by design. Owners of an MSA P2000 G3 and an MSA 1040 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
All hardware is covered by our 3 Year Intelligent Servers Warranty Program. We serial number track ever single piece of hardware and sub-level component. If you have any failures or problems with what you've ordered please call 0800 612 8711 and request our RMA department who will handle any issues and arrange a replacement if the piece of hardware or component is still within the 3 year warranty period from the date the original order shipped.