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HP P2000 G3 MSA and P2000 shelf enclosure -- what upgrades required for vSphere 5.5/6.0??

 
Tom Lyczko
Super Advisor

HP P2000 G3 MSA and P2000 shelf enclosure -- what upgrades required for vSphere 5.5/6.0??

The subject line says what we have for storage, with LFF SAS drives in them.

 

So far as I can see with only a little bit of research, the P2000 G3 may not be 'compatible' or 'supported' by VMware for versions 5.5 and beyond.

 

We are still on vSphere 5.0 U3...which goes EOL next year...I am trying to prepare...

 

Our P2000 G3 controllers' 'box' that contains the P2000 G3 controllers is an old MSA 2012i box -- can this box have the P2000 G3 controllers removed and MSA 2040 or MSA 1xxx controllers installed??

 

What about the P2000 shelf enclosure -- must that be changed etc. for vSphere compatibility or only the controllers??

 

I have a document from HP that I found a long time ago about upgrading P2000 G3 to MSA 2040...

 

Does anyone on this forum have experience on this topic to share??

Thank you, Tom

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Torsten.
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Re: HP P2000 G3 MSA and P2000 shelf enclosure -- what upgrades required for vSphere 5.5/6.0??

AFAIK you can upgrade a P2000 chassis with MSA2040 controllers, but you won't have full speed. You cannot upgrade MSA2000 G2 to G4.


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Tom Lyczko
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Re: HP P2000 G3 MSA and P2000 shelf enclosure -- what upgrades required for vSphere 5.5/6.0??

It would be limited to 3 GB SAS on the MSA controllers, correct?? (regardless what SAS disks are installed)

 

Do you know if installing the MSA 2040 controllers would enable using SSD or SATA drives??
We don't need to do this, I am just curious.

 

IIRC the shelf already is 6 GB SAS but it's also 'limited' by the older box.

 

Thank you, Tom

Torsten.
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Re: HP P2000 G3 MSA and P2000 shelf enclosure -- what upgrades required for vSphere 5.5/6.0??

SSD are possible, check for "msa2040 quickspec".

 

With GL200 firmware the array has some nice new features too - check it out!

 

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/disk-storage/product-detail.html?oid=5386548

 

MSA 2040 Advanced Virtualization functionality includes: Thin Provisioning, SSD Read Cache, Automated Tiering: Archive (std) and Performance (paid opt), Redirect on Write Snapshots and Wide Striping.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Tom Lyczko
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Re: HP P2000 G3 MSA and P2000 shelf enclosure -- what upgrades required for vSphere 5.5/6.0??

We have P2000 G3 controllers, not G2.

I'll ask HP about the part numbers and 3 GB SAS vs. 6 GB SAS, and what' s involved with the shelf.

Thank you, Tom

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: HP P2000 G3 MSA and P2000 shelf enclosure -- what upgrades required for vSphere 5.5/6.0??

>> Our P2000 G3 controllers' 'box' that contains the P2000 G3 controllers is an old MSA 2012i box

 

2012i is even G1, right?

 

ADDED:

google this:

 

Technical white paper   

Upgrading to the HP MSA 1040  
or HP MSA 2040


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