MSA Storage

MSA 1050/2040/205# Questions

 
Tom Lyczko
Super Advisor

MSA 1050/2040/205# Questions

1) What are the signficant differences between the 1050 / 205# SAN devices?? (primarily 24-bay SFF boxes)

2) Which is the newest model: 1050?? 2050?? 2052??

3) Is the 2040 certified for VMware 7.0?? When will it be certified??

Thank you, Tom

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Cali
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA 1050/2040/205# Questions

1) What are the signficant differences between the 1050 / 205# SAN devices?? (primarily 24-bay SFF boxes)

10xx have per Controller 2 Host Ports, 20xx have 4 Host Ports
20xx have a more powerful Controller
You can say, the 10xx is the small/light/entry Version from 20xx.
https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/gethtml.aspx?docname=a00005875enw

2) Which is the newest model: 1050?? 2050?? 2052??
1050 and 2050 are both Up to Date.
The previous Model was 1040 and 2040.
2052 is the same as 2050, but with included License and 2x SSD Drive for Tiering.

3) Is 2040 certified for VMware 7.0?? When will it be certified??
You can check here: https://h20272.www2.hpe.com/spock/
It shows already Certified for 7.0.
https://h20272.www2.hpe.com/spock2/Cont/ConfigsetView/index/113245

Cali

 


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I'm not an HPE employee, so I can be wrong.
Tom Lyczko
Super Advisor

Re: MSA 1050/2040/205# Questions

@Cali Thank you for replying!!

I looked at Spock, it appears only the 2050/2052 is certified for VMware 7.0.

Does anyone know where or how I could find out if the 2040 will become certified for VMware 7.0??

Regarding the controllers difference between 1050 and 2050, where can I find out about these differences??

I'm looking for information because I have a 2040 which will certainly function just fine with VMware 7.0 and I'd like to avoid spending $10k just to upgrade it, and because I'm looking for a SAN for another company wherein it seems a 1050 would work just fine for what the company does if I put fast disks in it (e.g. 10k or 15k disks).

Thank you, Tom

Cali
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA 1050/2040/205# Questions

>> Does anyone know where or how I could find out if the 2040 will become certified for VMware 7.0??

Never:

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-a00038415en_us

Discontinuance (DISC) 31 January 2018

Beginning at the DISC date, no new interoperability items will be added to the HPE MSA 1040, 2040, or 2042 SPOCK compatibility matrix. 

>> Regarding the controllers difference between 1050 and 2050, where can I find out about these differences??

I send you a PM.


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I'm not an HPE employee, so I can be wrong.
Tom Lyczko
Super Advisor

Re: MSA 1050/2040/205# Questions

I was told last year by HPE tech support this is the correct part number to buy if we want to upgrade to 2050:

HPE MSA 2050 SAN Dual Controller SFF Storage Q1J01A
NOTE: Includes an SFF Array Chassis, two MSA 2050 SAN controllers, two AC power supplies, two .7m PDU cords (IEC C14), one rack-mount kit.

Is an equivalent 1050 part number available that will take the SFF disks presently used in our 2040 SAN?? -- is this even possible??

Thank you, Tom