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License for MSA2050 ( Q0H99AAE HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU)

 
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License for MSA2050 ( Q0H99AAE HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU)

Hi all!
We have MSA2040 with HHD&SSD and MSA2050 with HHD only(have a disk group, pool).
Question is...
If we buy SSD for MSA2050 we need a license Performance Tier (Q0H99AAE  HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU), because we had a disk group on it HHD?
On the forum I saw the next information:

"Virtual disk groups that contain SSDs can only be created with a Performance Tier license when other HDD disk groups exist in the system. If the system contains only SSDs, then virtual disk groups can be created without a Performance Tier license. This restriction does not apply to read-cache disk groups?"

We need this license only use HDD & SSD in virtual disk groups.

Thanks.

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Re: License for MSA2050 ( Q0H99AAE HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU)

@abelono 

I think you have referred below forum topic,

https://community.hpe.com/t5/MSA-Storage/MSA2050-disable-automatic-tiering/td-p/7012690#.YBw1DegzZaQ

Please note there is no seperate Performance tier license available. It's part of "Advanced Data Services" suite only.  Advanced Data Services Suite includes the following functionality:
Performance Tiering and Archive Tiering
• 512 Snapshots and Volume Copy
• Remote Snaps

 

Hope this helps!
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Subhajit

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abelono
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Re: License for MSA2050 ( Q0H99AAE HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU)

Thank You for your answer, Subhajit!

It's a feature MSA2050 right? Because on MSA2040 we had disk group on HHD & SSD simultaneously without license "Performance Tier"

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Re: License for MSA2050 ( Q0H99AAE HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU)

@abelono 

In MSA 2040 if you want to use SSD as part of Performance tier then Performance Auto Tiering License (D4T79A/ D4T79AE) is required. The Performance Auto Tiering License is not required in Linear Storage configurations not utilizing Virtual Storage Disk-Groups and Pools. MSA 2040 can be used as Linear and Virtual but MSA 2050 Virtual only.

In MSA 2050 no concept of Linear so HPE simplified Licensing part and given Performance as feature which is covered under Advanced Data Services (ADS) Software Suite LTU.

 

Hope this helps!
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Subhajit

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Re: License for MSA2050 ( Q0H99AAE HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU)

Thanks, Subhajit!

Re: License for MSA2050 ( Q0H99AAE HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU)

@abelono 

If there is no more outstanding query from your end on this topic, then request you to mark the forum as resolved so that everyone who all following this forum will get the update.

 

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Subhajit

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