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HP MSA 2040 SAS Dual Controller as Shared Storage

 
guerzize
Occasional Visitor

HP MSA 2040 SAS Dual Controller as Shared Storage

Hi,

Can the "HP MSA 2040 SAS Dual Controller" be used as a shared storage to build a Hyper-V cluster of 4 HP DL380 Gen9 Nodes (with windows server 2016)? all nodes are directly connected to the MSA with dual MiniSAS cables.

Thanks.

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guerzize
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP MSA 2040 SAS Dual Controller as Shared Storage

No one has an answer ?

Cali
Honored Contributor

Re: HP MSA 2040 SAS Dual Controller as Shared Storage

Yes it is supportet, take a look in SPOCK: http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock

Notes:

Disk Array Notes 1) HP MSA 2040 SAS controller requires a mini-SAS HD connector for host connections. Validate your HBA or Switch connector to purchase the correct cable separately.
2) For any supported switch shown above, if included above, please refer to the switch stream for that switch to determine supported versions of switch firmware. Any supported version of switch firmware is supported for connectivity to the storage array with any supported version of storage array firmware, subject to any specific exclusions or restrictions documented within the respective streams. The switch streams are found in the “Other Hardware” section of SPOCK, under the “Switches” category.
Operating System Notes 1) Windows Server 2016 support:
1a. Hyper-V is supported.
1b. Hyper-V live migration is supported.
1c. Boot from SAN is supported, where indicated by adapter listing with provided firmware/driver combination.
2) Nano Server support:
2a. Hyper-V is supported.
2b. Hyper-V live migration is supported.
2c. Boot from SAN is not supported.
3) For all Windows Server versions
3a. Use of virtual fibre channel is not supported for virtual machines with Linux OS.
3b. Boot from SAN is not supported when using Microsoft ISCSI software initiators.
3c. The coexistence of Virtual Fibre Channel Adapters and Hyper-V Physical Disks (aka pass-through virtual devices) within a single VM is not supported.
Cluster Management-High Availablility Notes 1) Up to 16 nodes are supported with Microsoft Failover Clustering. Server Notes 1) Link to ProLiant AMD64 Notes: ProLiant Server Information for Windows-(http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/supportmatrix/windows.aspx)
2
) Link to ProLiant EM64T servers Notes: ProLiant Server Information for Windows-(http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/supportmatrix/windows.aspx)
3
) For Virtual Connect support information, refer to the Virtual Connect support streams on SPOCK.
Host Bus Adapter Notes 1) HP Smart Array HBAs require SAS/SATA Event Notification driver to be installed for proper MPIO functionality.
2) Boot support via UEFI mode for H241, P441 and P741.
3) Boot from SAN is not supported on servers using AMD processors


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