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HPE MSA 2042 Storage

The MSA 2042 further drives the MSA 2040 family into the world of flash acceleration with a new set of MSA models which includes 800GB of flash capacity in all SFF and LFF configurations.

In addition to including 2x400GB Mixed Use SSDs in the base configuration, the MSA 2042 also includes a rich set of software features as standard including 512 Snapshots, Remote Replication and Performance Tiering capabilities, all at a very attractive price compared to other hybrid configurations. The 800GB of SSD capacity can be used as Read Cache or as a start to building a fully tiered configuration.




Would you like to accelerate your performance-hungry applications with flash storage? The HPE MSA 2042 SAN Storage offers an entry level storage platform with built-in hybrid flash for application acceleration and high-performance.

It is ideal for performance-hungry applications and includes 800 GB of Solid State Drive (SSD) capacity. The all-inclusive set and forget software suite includes built-in, real-time data tiering that dynamically moves frequently used data to flash and less used data to lower-cost media tiers. This suite also includes 512 snapshots out-of-the-box for instant recovery, and remote replication for affordable application availability. The software delivers management tools that are ideal for IT generalists and server administrators. The MSA 2042 allows for flexible growth now and into the future. Data-in-place upgrades reduce data migration and drive investments. Start small and scale as needed with any combination of SSD, SAS or midline SAS drives.

  • Includes 800 GB of Solid State Drive (SSD) capacity.
  • All-inclusive software suite that provides built-in data tiering.
  • Standard product includes 512 snapshots.
  • Includes remote replication standard for affordable application recover.
  • New 900 GB 12G 15K SAS SFF HDD.
  • New MSA 2042 models optimised based on your typical target workload; Write Intensive or Mixed Use. The MSA 2042 offers the right SSD option for every application.

Technical Specifications:

Capacity

  • 768 TB Maximum
  • Including expansion, depending on model

Drive description

  • (199) SFF SAS/MDL SAS/SSD or
  • (96) LFF SAS/MDL SAS
  • Maximum including expansion, supported, depending on model

Host interface

  • 16 Gb/8 Gb Fibre Channel (4) Ports per controller or
  • 1 GbE/10GbE iSCSI (4) Ports per controller or
  • 12Gb/sec SAS (4) Ports per controller
  • Supported

Storage controller

  • (2) MSA 2040 SAN Controller
  • (2) MSA 2040 SAS Controller
  • Supported

Storage expansion options

  • HPE MSA 2040 Energy Star LFF disk enclosure or D2700 SFF disk enclosure

Clustering support

  • Windows, Linux, HP-UX, OpenVMS

SAN backup support

  • Yes

Storage mirroring support

  • Yes

Systems Insight Manager support

  • Yes

Compatible operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Hyper-V
  • HP-UX
  • Red Hat Linux
  • SUSE Linux
  • VMware ESXi 5.x
  • VMware ESXi 6.x
  • Detailed information available at: http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock

Form factor

  • 2U

Warranty - year(s) (parts/labor/onsite)

  • 3/0/0

HPE MSA 2042 Storage
Array
Access Type Block
Form Factor SFF or LFF
Number of controllers per array 2
Minimum/Maximum host ports 1/8
FC host connectivity 8/16Gb
iSCSI host connectivity 1Gb or 10GbI
SAS host connectivity 6/12Gb
Cache, per array  
Max Read cache per array 8TB
Data (read/write) cache + system memory per array 12GB
Pool Capacity (with Large Pool Support) 562 TB (512 TiB)
RAID Levels supported: Virtual RAID 1, 5, 6, 10
RAID Levels supported: Linear RAID 0,1,3,5,6,10,50
Enclosures
Expansion Drive Enclosures 0-7 enclosures
LFF/SFF array/enclosure mixing Supported
Maximum number of drives per array enclosure 24 SFF/12 LFF
Maximum number of drives per drive enclosure 25 SFF/12 LFF
Drive enclosure interface type 6Gb SAS
Drives
Maximum total HDDs per array 199 SFF / 96 LFF
Maximum total SSDs per array 199 SFF,/ 96 LFF
Number of SSDs embedded in base system 2 x 400GB SSDs
Max raw capacity per array enclosure 76.8 TB SFF / 96TB LFF
Max raw capacity per drive enclosure 80 TB SFF / 96TB LFF
Max raw capacity per array 637TB SFF / 768TB LFF
Supported Drive Capacities
SFF SSDs (Mixed Use) 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.2TB
LFF SSDs 400GB, 800GB
SFF HDDs 15K SAS: 300GB, 450GB, 600GB
10K SAS: 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB
7.2K SAS: 1.0TB, 2.0TB
LFF HDDs (12G) 7.2K SAS: 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB
Software Features
Thin Technologies Thin Provisioning, Space Reclamation, Thin Rebuild
Tiering Performance Tier, Standard Tier, Archive Tier
Replication Snapshots (512), Volume Copy, Remote Snaps
Quality of Service Virtual Tier Affinity
Additional Features
Maximum number of volumes 512
Maximum number of snapshots 512
Maximum number of hosts 512
Maximum number of initiators 1024
Customer self-installable Yes
Accelerates Applications Affordably

The HPE MSA 2042 SAN Storage is one of the industry’s fastest entry-level storage arrays, and comes with 800 GB of SSD capacity standard.

The all-inclusive set and forget software suite includes built-in, real-time data tiering that dynamically moves constantly used data to flash and less used data to lower-cost media tiers.

New MSA 2042 models now optimised based on your typical target workload; Write Intensive or Mixed Use. The MSA 2042 offers customers the right SSD option for every application.

Set It and Forget It

The HPE MSA 2042 SAN Storage provides built-in, real-time tiering dynamically moving constantly used data to flash for increased performance and moving less used data to lower-cost media.

All-inclusive software suite and simple management tools for IT generalists and server administrators.

Reduces Risk with Modern Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Tools

The HPE MSA 2042 SAN Storage allows 512 snapshots standard for faster recovery.

Remote replication included for affordable application availability.

Grow Flexibly Now and Into the Future

The HPE MSA 2042 SAN Storage has data-in-place upgrades reduce data migration and drive investments.

Start small and scale as needed with any combination of SSD, SAS or Midline SAS drives.


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