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StoreEasy 1000 NAS gateway SAN

 
ArsenAstezh
Occasional Advisor

StoreEasy 1000 NAS gateway SAN

Hello,

we are looking at a NAS solution that supports connection(expansion) to SAN over iSCSI or FC, a NAS gateway of some sort. In quickspecs of Store Easy 1660, for example, it says "A Fibre Channel, SAS, or iSCSI connection must be added to support MSA SAN Storage".  However, I don't see any compatible HBA or CNA adapters listed in the quickspecs. Can anyone help me make sense of how we are to connect the Storeeasy to SAN? Thanks! 

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Josh94K
HPE Pro

Re: StoreEasy 1000 NAS gateway SAN

@ArsenAstezh ! Hope you are doing well!

I see that you are trying to expand and connect your NAS box to an MSA array. 

Basic SAN topology
The following diagram should give us a basic understanding of the topology connection.  

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NAS interfaces

The StoreEasy 1000 is a gateway filter, in order to expand storage you would need to connect to external storage Via ethernet port or via ISCSI BHA, or Through a Fiber channel card. or a SAS port. 
Hence based on your requirement you can connect the NAS box with the compactable adapters to enable the respective connections. 

Screenshot for your reference

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Additional information. 
for additional information related to quick spec to MSA and NAS please refer to the following links below.
https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04111444 |  Page 22
https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04123144 | Page 31
Please visit http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock for compatibility details.
you can refer to these links and  pick a common interface that is compatible with both systems

 

Example

If I am trying to connect StoreEasy 1000 with MSA 2040FC then I would use the following FC card as it's compatible with both the array.
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ArsenAstezh
Occasional Advisor

Re: StoreEasy 1000 NAS gateway SAN

Hi @Josh94K , 

thank you for such a detailed response! It was super helpful for the understanding of how to hook this all up and making it work.
Actually, the reason we are looking at the solutions like this is that, unlike with other vendors, there is no unified storage in HPEs portfolio, at least to my knowledge, that's capable of handling both file protocols such as CIFS/SMB, NFS, and standard block protocols like FC and iSCSI. I might be wrong though, so I would love any input on these too . Thank you!

Josh94K
HPE Pro

Re: StoreEasy 1000 NAS gateway SAN

Hello @ArsenAstezh 
Thank you for your response
You can check out HPE 3PAR StoreServe Storage to meet your requirement's

HPE 3PAR File Persona
3par is a Truly converged storage for a spectrum of workloads and solutions

3par.PNG
With the HPE 3PAR File Persona, you can access the native file services and object access
capabilities within your HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage.

File Protocols
HPE 3PAR File Persona enables rich file protocols from SMB/CIFS and NFS to FTP, file data services from file snapshots to quota management and antivirus scanning, File Lock for retention and WORM, and a RESTful
Object Access API for programmatic data access.

Block protocols
FC, FCoE, iSCSI

Additional information 
More More information You can refer to the following link. 

https://cc.cnetcontent.com/vcs/hp-ent/inline-content/4F/C/F/CFD9959F5FBE808228EF4296D60B4DAE0915E5F9_source.PDF

https://www.hpe.com/psnow/doc/4AA6-0699ENW

 

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Josh94K
HPE Pro

Re: StoreEasy 1000 NAS gateway SAN

@ArsenAstezh 
Hope you are doing! 
just checking in to see if you have any additional queries with respect to bock/file access protocols. 
if yes,  please let me know, else you may mark this forum post as solved  

 


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