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MSA1510i OS / Upgrade Support

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Patrick Terlisten
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MSA1510i OS / Upgrade Support

Hello everybody,

I take a look at the new MSA1510i. The QuickSpecs say that it´s only supported with Windows 2000 and 2003. Does anyone test it with Linux (SLES 8 or SLES 9) and Novell Netware 5.x / 6.x? Will there be a upgrade path equal to the MSA500? IMHO is the MSA1510i a MSA1500 with other controllers and I/O modules.

Thanks for advice.

Regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
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Steven Clementi
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Re: MSA1510i OS / Upgrade Support

Patrick:

Though I have not seen the new 1510i yet, I did just take a quick look at the specs and compared them to the 1500cs.

I would think that the 1510i is the "entry level" non full blown SAN necessary solution similar to the MSA500. The controller shelves look the same, but the controller and i/o module's are somewhat different. SAmes as the 500 vs. the 1000. The disk shelves is uses are the same as a 1500 so they are "not-necessary-to-upgrade".

I think HP designed the 1510i with the small company in mind. The company needs centralized storage, but does not have the demand for a full Storage Area Network yet. Before, they could buy a MSA500, which was upogradable to a MSA1000, but not a MSA1500. Now they can buy something that is easily upgradeable and doesn't cost a small fortune upfront.

If this is so, I say "Smart Move" HP.


Steven
Steven Clementi
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Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA1510i OS / Upgrade Support

Hi,

that´s the point: The controller-shelf seems to be the same shelf that is used by the MSA1500. It would be a quite nice upgrade path if it would be possible to start with a MSA1510i and upgrade it to a MSA1500. Like the upgrade-path for the MSA500 -> MSA1000.

Maybe it´s time for a feature request. :)

Regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick