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ammar786
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MSA 2052 Direct Connectivity FC

Hello Everyone,

I am designing a solution with MSA 2052 Dual Controller FC SAN (Q1J03A), customer wants to connect MSA directly with 4 Huawei R2288 V3 servers  with Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 processor and "EMULEX,FC HBA,8Gb,2-Port,SFP+" HBAs without using SAN switches, i want to confirm that can we connect All 4 Huawei servers having above mentioned HBA with MSA 2052 using FC cables? or do we need some other HBA card for server?

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Cali
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Re: MSA 2052 Direct Connectivity FC

I don't think that there is any Support Document for Huawei & MSA.

Any time I have to connect non HPE Server to MSA, i choose FC, never have a problem.

You can check the HBA and MSA in SPOCK: http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock

You don't tell us about the OS and HBA Part#.

For example:

Windows 2008 with LPe1205 don't support direct connect and with LPe12000 it does work.
Both are 8GB FC Emulex Cards.

But you will find it in SPOCK yourself (Start by HBA > Emulex).

 


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ammar786
Occasional Contributor

Re: MSA 2052 Direct Connectivity FC

Dear Cali

Thank you for your response. HBA part number is  "ND8GOLC01"  and its description is "Emulex,FC HBA,8Gb(LPe12002), 2-Port,SFP+(with 2x Multi-mode Optical Transceiver),PCIe 2.0 X4|PCIe 1.0 x8" .

Don't have idea about OS they will use storage for multiple VMs.

One more thing that customer asked is "Storage Solution should support minimum 5000 IOPs per VM" how do i check this point?

Cali
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Re: MSA 2052 Direct Connectivity FC

It does not matter what OS is running in the VM, only your Hypervisor counts (ESX, Hyper-V, ...).

Check in SPOCK.

For Performance it depends on the Type of Disks (SSD, SAS, SATA), Number of Disks and Raid Level.

You can find Performance Numers in the MSA2050 QuickSpec here:

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/gethtml.aspx?docname=a00008276enw&search=msa2050

For the Controller 5000 IOPS is easy doing.

 


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