HPE MSA 2050 Storage
HPE MSA 2050 Storage

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QuickSpecs HPE MSA 2050 Storage
Overview

HPE MSA 2050 Storage


HPE MSA 2050 Storage


The flash-ready HPE MSA 2050 Storage system is designed for affordable application acceleration that is ideal for small and remote
office deployments. But do not let the low cost fool you. The HPE MSA 2050 Storage system gives you the combination of simplicity,
flexibility to grow now and into the future, and advanced features you may not expect to find in an entry-priced array. Start small and
scale as needed with any combination of solid state disks (SSD), high-performance enterprise, or lower-cost midline SAS-based drives.

HPE MSA Storage has been the industry-leading entry storage Fibre Channel platform for the past eight years, with nearly 500,000
storage systems sold worldwide. Now the HPE MSA 2050 Storage system delivers 2x higher performance [1] than the previous
generation at the same price, delivering in excess of 200,000 IOPS starting at under $10,000 USD for affordable application
acceleration. It’s seriously simple and affordable flash-ready storage to help you get the most performance for the lowest cost.

• 200,000+ IOPS starting at under $10K for affordable application acceleration
- Flexible base model delivers 2x IOPS performance than the previous generation MSA for the same price.
• Advanced data services with no experience required
- Easy to install, easy to use, easy to maintain—no storage expertise necessary
- Automated tiering dynamically responds to workload changes, so you don’t have to
• Keep your business running with expanded data protection features
- New virtualized snapshot technology makes data protection and instant recovery a snap
- Remote replication with FC and iSCSI supports affordable disaster recovery
• Grow flexibly now and into the future
- Data-in-place upgrades protect drive investments and eliminate data migrations
- Start small and scale as needed with any combination of SSD, Enterprise or Midline SAS drives


What's New in the MSA 2050 array family
Introducing new MSA 2050 SAS SFF and LFF Storage

Introducing new MSA 2050 SAS NEBS SFF Storage

Introducing new MSA 2050 SAS DC-Power LFF Storage


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Standard Features

HPE MSA 2050 Storage
Array
Access Type Block
Form Factor 2U, SFF or LFF
Number of controllers per array 2
Number of host ports per array 8
FC host connectivity 8/16Gb
iSCSI host connectivity 1Gb or 10Gb
SAS host connectivity 6Gb or 12Gb
Cache, per array
Max Read cache per array 8TB
Data (read/write) cache + system memory per array 16GB
Pool Capacity (with Large Pool Support) 562 TB (512 TiB)
RAID Levels supported: Virtual mode RAID 1, 5, 6, 10
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 24 SFF/12 LFF
Drive enclosure interface type 6Gb SAS
Drives
Maximum total HDDs per array 192 SFF / 96 LFF
Maximum total SSDs per array 192 SFF / 96 LFF
Max raw capacity per array enclosure 76.8 TB SFF / 120TB LFF
Max raw capacity per drive enclosure 76.8 TB SFF / 120TB LFF
Max raw capacity per array 614.4TB SFF / 960TB LFF
Drive Capacities
SFF SSDs (Mixed Use) 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.2TB
LFF SSDs (Mixed Use) 400GB, 800GB
SFF HDDs 15K: 300GB, 600GB, 900GB
10K: 300GB, 600GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB
7.2K: 1.0TB, 2.0TB
LFF HDDs 7.2K: 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
SEDs 10K SFF: 1.2TB
7.2K LFF: 4TB
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
Customer self-repairable Yes
Customer self-upgradeable Yes


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HPE MSA 2050 Storage
1. AC or DC Power supplies 4. Management Ethernet port
2. Host connection ports 5. Expansion port
8 and/or 16Gb FC,
1 and/or 10GbE iSCSI or
6 and/or 12Gb SAS
3. CLI port (mini-USB)

MSA 2050 Descriptions Part Number
Storage Models HPE MSA 2050 SAN Dual Controller LFF Storage1,3 Q1J00A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN Dual Controller SFF Storage1,3 Q1J01A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN NEBS Certified DC-Power SFF Storage2,3 Q1J04A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN DC-power LFF Storage 2,3 Q1J79A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS Dual Controller LFF Storage 1,4 Q1J28A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS Dual Controller SFF Storage 1,4 Q1J29A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS NEBS SFF Storage 2,4 Q1J32A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS DC-Power LFF Storage 2,4 Q1J39A

NOTES:
Includes an LFF or SFF Array Chassis depending on model, two MSA 2050 SAN or
1

SAS controllers, two AC power supplies, no drives
Includes an LFF or SFF Array Chassis depending on model, two MSA 2050 SAN or
2

SAS controllers, two DC power supplies, no drives
SFPs not included
3

SFP not required with SAS controllers
4


ENERG The HPE MSA 2050 Storage systems are ENERGY STAR certified. ENERGY STAR certified products are energy efficient
which result in cost savings via reduced energy consumption and regulatory rebates. Please refer to the US EPA website
Y STAR
for details on ENERGY STAR certification criteria and process. MSA 2050 ENERGY STAR Certification is listed on the
Certific
EPA website.
ation

The HPE MSA 2050 SAN and SAS NEBS Certified DC-Power Storage systems are designed for network equipment
Carrier-
providers (NEPs) and communication service providers. Suited for those customers who need a robust telecom
Grade infrastructure. The NEBS compliant MSA 2050 Storage system (Q1J04A and Q1J32A) supports configurations with up
Storage to 7 compliant disk enclosures for a maximum of 192 SFF HDDs or SSDs.
System
(NEBS)

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The HPE MSA 2050 SAN and SAS DC-power LFF Storage systems (Q179A and Q2P39A) include two (DC) power
supplies, but is not NEBS certified. The two power supplies are designed to operate over the input range of -40VDC to -
75VDC.

The HPE MSA 2050 DC-power Carrier Grade SFF Disk Enclosure (Q1J05A) is a special model disk enclosure designed
for use with NEBS compliant MSA 2050 configurations. This drive enclosure has 24 drive bays and has dual -48VDC-
power supplies. It is only sold with carrier grade arrays.

When used in conjunction with specific Storage SFF SAS drives, the solution is NEBS certified (GR-63-Core and GR-
1089-Core) and Seismic Zone 4 rated. NEBS level-3 certification provides the assurance that the equipment is safe to
operate and sturdy enough to withstand certain physical and environmental (for example, fire, earthquakes) conditions.
For Seismic Zone 4 rating, the MSA 2050 must be mounted in an HPE Seismic Rack (AH335A).

NEBs Certified SKUs
SKU Description
HPE MSA 2050 SAN NEBS Certified DC Power SFF Storage Q1J04A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS NEBS Certified DC Power SFF Storage Q1J32A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN DC-power Carrier Grade SFF Disk Enclosure Q1J05A
HP MSA 300GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD J9F40A
HP MSA 600GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD J9F42A
HPE MSA 900GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD Q1H47A
HP MSA 300GB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD J9F44A
HP MSA 600GB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD J9F46A
HP MSA 1.2TB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD J9F48A
HPE MSA 400GB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X95A
HPE MSA 800GB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X96A
HPE MSA 1.6TB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X91A
HPE MSA 3.2TB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X92A
HPE MSA 1.2TB 12G SAS 10K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise Self Encrypted 3yr Wty HDD P9M81A


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All MSA 2050 models offer a common set of valuable features:
• MSA 2050 storage system architecture maximizes performance
Includes SFF or LFF array chassis, depending on model
-
Two MSA SAS or SAS controllers, depending on model
-
 Four host ports per controller
 Each SAN controller supports 8 Gb FC, 16 Gb FC, 1GbE iSCSI or 10GbE iSCSI. host connectivity
 Each SAS controller supports 12Gb SAS host connectivity
8 GB cache per controller.
-
Battery-free cache backup with super capacitors and compact flash
-
• MSA 2050 SAN controller allows customers to create their own Combo Controller by mixing FC and iSCSI SFPs. Below are
the valid configurations for mixing SFPs:

Configuration Table for mixing SFPs
Configuration Controller Host Port 1 SFP1 Host Port 2 SFP1 Host Port 3 SFP2 Host Port 4 SFP2
Dual SAN Controller A 16Gb FC 16Gb FC None None
Controller 16Gb FC 16Gb FC
8Gb FC 8Gb FC
10GbE iSCSI 10GbE iSCSI
1GbE iSCSI 1GbE iSCSI
8Gb FC 8Gb FC None None
16Gb FC 16Gb FC
8Gb FC 8Gb FC
10GbE iSCSI 10GbE iSCSI
1GbE iSCSI 1GbE iSCSI
10GbE iSCSI 10GbE iSCSI None None
10GbE iSCSI 10GbE iSCSI
1GbE iSCSI 1GbE iSCSI
1GbE iSCSI 1GbE iSCSI None None
10GbE iSCSI 10GbE iSCSI
1GbE iSCSI 1GbE iSCSI
Controller B Match Controller A Match Controller A Match Controller A Match Controller A
NOTES: SFP in Host Port 1 must match SFP in Host Port 2
1

SFP in Host Port 3 must match SFP in Host Port 4
2


All MSA 2050 models offer a common set of valuable features (cont):
• Storage Management Utility V3 (SMU). The MSA management GUI brings a new modern look and feel to array
management.
• Thin Provisioning allows storage allocation of physical storage resources only once they are consumed by an application.
Thin Provisioning also allows over-provisioning of physical storage pool resources allowing ease of growth for volumes
without predicting storage capacity upfront.
• All models feature a wide variety of drives: High-performance SSD drives, enterprise-class SAS, and SAS Midline drives.
• The MSA 2050 will support a maximum of 7 disk enclosures (either LFF and/or SFF). Add-on enclosures can either be
HPE MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure or HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure.
• The MSA 2050 can grow incrementally to a maximum of 96 LFF, 192 SFF drives, or a combination of SFF and LFF
enclosures up to the maximum of 8 total enclosures.
• Virtual Storage Disks Groups can be spanned across multiple enclosures.

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• Virtual Storage RAID levels supported: 1, 5, 6, 10.
• Maximum hard drive counts vary by RAID levels: 2 drive max for RAID level 1; max of 16 drives for RAID levels 5, 6, and 10.
• Multiple Disk Groups can be aggregated into a single Storage Pool.
• Storage Pools allow data on a given LUN to span across all drives in a pool. When capacity is added to a system, the user is
also getting a performance benefit of the additional spindles.
• The maximum LUN size is 140TB (128TiB)
• Snapshot enhancements for virtual storage, including performance improvements, hierarchical snapshots, and simplified
resource management. Administrators can monitor and optionally control snapshot space usage.
• Prioritize data by assigning appropriate affinity level (Performance, No Affinity or Archive)
• Customers can configure 512 TiB capacity per virtual pool by enabling large pool support.
• Non-disruptive on-line controller code upgrade. Requires Multi-pathing software.
• Upgradable by design. Owners of an MSA 2040, MSA 2042 and MSA 1040 array are able to do data-in-place upgrades to
the new MSA 2050 array. This unique ability protects the earlier investments in drives, and JBODs.
Certain limitations are applicable. Please review the Upgrading to the HPE MSA 2050/2052 Technical
-
Whitepaper before upgrading your MSA 2040, MSA 2042 or MSA 1040 systems
• StoreEasy 3850 Gateway support for block and file storage


Application The HPE MSA 2050 Storage is the ideal solution for customers running Oracle, Microsoft, SAP environments
and those customers who are deploying virtual server technologies like VMware and Hyper-V. The MSA 2050
Solutions
delivers enterprise functionality that enhances virtual environments, simplifies management, and reduces costs.
Easy to deploy, scale and maintain, HPE MSA 2050 Arrays ensure that crucial business data remains available.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has developed best-in-class expertise in Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and Virtualization
Hypervisor technology through extensive testing with the HPE MSA 2050, HPE servers, and management
software; high availability and disaster recovery solutions; and backup and recovery on the Oracle, Microsoft, and
SAP application platforms.
Learn more To learn more about specific HPE Storage Solutions that are built with Oracle, Microsoft, SAP and Virtualization
environments in mind, visit the solution sites supporting each of these applications.
HPE MSA Storage hyperlink to: http://www.hpe.com/storage/MSA


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Product Technology

SAN controller MSA 2050 SAN controller supports 8Gb FC, 16Gb FC, 1GbE iSCSI or 10GbE iSCSI host connectivity.
SAS controller MSA 2050 SAS controller supports 6Gb and/or 12Gb SAS host connectivity
Modular 2U rack height. 12 LFF or 24 SFF drive bays. All MSA 2050 Storage Systems come standard with 2 SAN or SAS
controllers, depending on model.
Chassis
NOTE: The MSA 2050 does not support single controller configurations. Single-controller support is provided
only when a controller fails over to its partner controller.
Drives The MSA 2050 SAN or SAS Storage systems support both the MSA 3.5-inch LFF drives, and the MSA 2.5-inch
SFF drives.
available

• Solid State Drives (SSDs) deliver exceptional performance for applications requiring high random read
IOPs performance.
• Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) enterprise-class drives are designed for high demand, 24x7 usage.
• SAS Midline drives are usually reserved for archival of data as they are relatively inexpensive and are
available in very large capacities.

Optional Disk Just as the user has a choice of chassis for the array enclosure (LFF or SFF drive bays), they also have a choice of
expansion disk enclosures accommodating either drive size. Both the MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure and MSA
Enclosures
2050 SFF Disk Enclosure can be hot-added to an operating array. SFF and LFF Array enclosures and Disk
Enclosures can be mixed without limitations.

MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure. This 2U enclosure is designed to support twelve HPE Storage LFF drives and
accepts MSA dual-ported 12Gb SSD and SAS Midline hard drives. The pre-configured MSA 2050 LFF Disk
Enclosure has two I/O modules and supports the MSA 2050 dual controller arrays.
• The MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure can be attached to the MSA 2050 LFF or SFF storage models.
• Each MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure ships standard with two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for connection
to the MSA 2050 array expansion port or existing disk enclosure cascade port.
• LFF and/or SFF Disk Enclosures can be mixed up to the maximum of 7 total Disk Enclosures
HPE MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure Q1J06A

HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure This 2U enclosure is designed to support twenty four HPE Storage 2.5-inch
SFF drive bays and accepts MSA dual ported 12Gb SSD, Enterprise SAS, or SAS Midline hard drives. The pre-
configured MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure has two I/O modules and supports the MSA 2050 dual controller arrays.
• The MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure can be attached to the MSA 2050 LFF or SFF storage models
• Each MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure ships standard with a two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for
connection to the MSA 2050 array expansion port or existing disk enclosure cascade port.
• LFF and/or SFF Disk Enclosures can be mixed up to the maximum of 7 total Disk Enclosures.
HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure Q1J07A


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Scalability The MSA 2050 array configurations are designed to allow an installation to begin with smaller capacity and be
able to grow gradually as needed. The flexibility of SSD, Enterprise SAS or SAS Midline drives technology, form
factors, sizes, speeds, and costs per GB allows a system to easily fit in almost any budget.

• Large Form Factor configurations can scale up to 120TB SAS Midline per array enclosure, expandable to
960TB SAS Midline with the addition of a maximum of seven MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure.
• Small Form Factor configurations can scale up to 76.8 TB SAS SSDs per array enclosure, expandable to
614.4 TB SAS with the addition of a maximum of seven MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure.
• Users may configure an MSA 2050 SFF array enclosure with MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure. This is an
excellent option for a configuration that supports high-speed SFF SSDs or fast SFF enterprise-class SAS
drives in the array enclosure, combined with economical LFF drives staged for archival purposes, all in the
same array.

Disk Group A Disk Group is a collection of disks in a given redundancy mode (RAID 1, 5, 6, 10). Disk Group RAID level and size
can be created based on performance and/or capacity requirements. Multiple Disk Groups can be allocated into a
Storage Pool for use with the Virtual Storage features.
LUNs The MSA 2050 arrays support 512 volumes and up to 512 snapshots in a system. All of these volumes can be
mapped to LUNs. Maximum LUN sizes up to 140TB (128 TiB). Thin Provisioning allows the user to create the
LUNs independent of the physical storage.
Storage Pools Storage Pools are comprised of one or more Disk Groups. A volume’s data on a given LUN can now span all disk
drives in a pool. When capacity is added to a system, users will benefit from the performance of all spindles in that
pool.
The MSA 2050 supports large, flexible Volumes with sizes up to 128TiB and facilitates seamless capacity
expansion. As pools are expanded data automatically reflows to balance capacity utilization on all drives.
RAID 1, 5, 6, The MSA 2050 features several important additional RAID levels. RAID 6 offers the highest level of RAID
protection. It allocates two sets of parity data across drives and allows simultaneous write operations. It can
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withstand two simultaneous drive failures without downtime or data loss. RAID 10 is mirroring and striping without
parity and allows large Disk Groups to be created with high performance and mirroring for fault tolerance. RAID 5
combines the block striping and parity. Because data and parity are striped across all of the disks, no single disk is
a bottleneck. Striping also allows users to reconstruct data in case of a disk failure.
Performance The performance figures provided here are for reference as many variables exist between array configurations,
workloads, hard drive types, disk group setup parameters and host system setup. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has
traditionally published a set of end-to-end MSA performance specifications that are fed into HPE Sizer tools which
are based on conservative real-world configurations. For consistency, the MSA performance numbers have been
documented in both Benchmark and End-to-End Performance tables. Complete End-to-End Performance results
will be provided for the MSA 2050 in a subsequent publication. These numbers are subject to change without
notice.

MSA 2050 End-to-End Performance Results:

HPE MSA 2050
HPE MSA 2050
Converged SAN
MSA 2050 Array Converged SAN Controller
Controller
Performance 1 with HDDs
with Mixed Use SSDs

Protocol (host connect) 16 Gb Fibre Channel 16 Gb Fibre Channel

MSA 2050 RAID 1 SSD Performance Results 2

Random Reads (IOPs) 220,600
Random Writes (IOPs) 102,800


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MSA 2050 RAID 5 Performance Results 3,4
5,280
Segmented Sequential Reads
(MB/s)
Segmented Sequential Writes 4,650
(MB/s)

End-to-End performance notes
1) Performance results were generated using internal HPE test tools. Number and type of applications, drive
type and number of drives, operating system used, and the number of hosts will affect overall performance.
This table is provided strictly as a test-lab comparison
2) Dual Controller configuration, (8) 400GB Mixed Use SSDs, RAID: 1, two drives per Disk Group; two Disk
Groups per Pool, 2 volumes per Pool, block size: 8k, average latency under 5ms, Windows Server 2012 host,
16Gb FC direct connect to array
3Dual Controller configuration, (72) 15k HDD, RAID: 5, nine drives per Disk Group, 4 Disk Groups per Pool, 32
volumes per Pool, block size: 256k, average latency under 30ms, Windows Server 2012 host, 16Gb FC direct
connect to array
4). Sequential performance numbers were generated using segmented sequential workloads. For segmented
sequential workloads with a queue depth greater than 1, each sequential stream is targeted to operate on a
separate LBA range. Other types of sequential workloads that target specific LBA ranges may achieve higher
results.

Configuration Management access, out-of-band, Storage Management Utility (SMU), CLI.
Interface Types: USB 100/1000 Ethernet.
and
Protocols Supported SNMP, SMI-S, SSH, SMTP, FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet
Management
Tools
Web Browser The MSA 2050 arrays come integrated with web browser and CLI based software for storage and RAID
management, setup, configuration, and troubleshooting. The MSA 2050 management supports Microsoft Internet
support
Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.
Hot Plug All MSA 2050 models support hot plug expansion and replacement of redundant controllers, enclosures, fans,
Expansion and power supplies, and I/O modules for simple, fast installation and maintenance. Hot add expansion of disk
Replacement enclosures is also supported.
Support

HPE Server The MSA 2050 supports most HPE ProLiant, BladeSystems and Integrity servers including
Compatibility • HPE ProLiant DL, ML Servers
• HPE c-Class Blade Servers
• Integrity servers, IA64
• Compatibility must be confirmed at: http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock

NOTE: depends on protocol


3rd Party The MSA 2050 supports most multi-vendor industry standard Intel and AMD based (x86) servers. Hewlett
Packard Enterprise requires the Third-Party Server to be logged and listed on the Microsoft Windows Server
server
Catalog.
support
• Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that the Third-Party Server Vendor is an active member of TSANet.
Refer to the TSANet website for details: http://www.tsanet.com

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• Non-HPE servers will generally be supported if the HPE storage stack is used. This includes supported HPE
branded HBAs and drivers, and supported FC switches.

OS Support Refer to the Hewlett Packard Enterprise support statements for complete current OS version support:
http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock
• Microsoft Windows Server 2016
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012
• VMware
• HP-UX
• Red Hat Linux
• SuSE SLES Linux

NOTE: depends on protocol


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Software

Advanced Data The HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite can be purchased as an option on the MSA 2050
Storage systems. The Advanced Data Service Suite is included as a standard feature on the MSA
Services Suite
2052 at no extra charge. See the MSA 2052 QuickSpecs for more information.
The optional Advanced Data Services Suite includes the following functionality:
• Performance Tiering and Archive Tiering
• 512 Snapshots and Volume Copy
• Remote Snaps
HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite LTU Q0H99A
HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU Q0H99AAE

Performance Tiering Disk tiers are comprised of aggregating 1 or more Disk Groups of similar physical disks. The MSA
2050 supports 3 distinct tiers:
and Archive Tiering

1. A Performance tier with SSDs
2. A Standard SAS tier with Enterprise SAS HDDs
3. An Archive tier utilizing Midline SAS HDDs.

The MSA 2050 supports sub-LUN tiering and automated data movement between tiers. The MSA
2050 automated tiering engine moves data between available tiers based on the access characteristics
of that data. Frequently accessed “pages” will migrate to the highest available tier delivering maximum
I/O´s to the application.
To enable the tiering (data movement) between the Performance tier with SSDs and either of the
other tiers, the Advanced Data Services Suite is required. Systems containing only SSDs will not
require additional licenses until additional tiers are added
Snapshot and • All MSA 2050 arrays come standard with 64 snaps.
Volume Copy • A 512 Snapshot license is available as an option on the MSA 2050
• Snapshots create up to 512 point-in-time copies of data
• Volume Copies create up to 128 point-in-time copies of data
• Volume copies become standard volumes when they are complete
• Recovery is instant - revert data from any previous Snapshot or Volume Copy
• Backup 'snapped' data to disk, virtual tape, or physical tape without a backup window
• If telephone support and software updates are desired for bundled software functionalities like 64
snapshots and volume copy software, a combination HW + SW support care pack must be
purchased.
• Hewlett Packard Enterprise does not provide warranty assistance for software products included
with our base hardware products. Support is available with either the SupportPlus or
SupportPlus24 Service options the hardware warranty component of these services is accounted
for in the pricing of the SP and SP24 care packs.
Remote Snap • HPE MSA Remote Snap Software is array based software that provides remote replication on the
HPE MSA 2050 array products. MSA Remote Snap is a form of asynchronous replication which
consists of replication of block-level data from a volume on a local system to a volume on a
second independent system. This second system may be co-located with the first system or may
be located at a remote site.
• HPE Remote Snap functionality is based on existing Snapshot technology offered by HPE MSA
array products. Snapshots are used to track the data to be replicated as well as to determine the
differences in data updated on the master volume, minimizing the amount of data to be
transferred.

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• HPE Remote Snap replication technology provides the ability to accomplish key data
management and protection capabilities. First, because Remote Snap uses snapshots as the
underlying technology it creates multiple local recovery points which can be used for such tasks
as to complement daily backups; second, replication provides the ability to access data in a
remote site which could be used for dispersed operations; and third but definitely not least
important replication allows for business continuance in the event of a failure on the primary site.
• In order to perform a replication, a snapshot of the volume to be replicated is taken, creating a
point-in-time image of the data. This point-in-time image is then replicated to the destination
volume by copying the data represented by the snapshot via a transport medium such as TCP/IP
(iSCSI) or Fibre Channel. The amount of data transferred is minimized though the use of
snapshots whenever possible.
NOTE: One Advanced Data Services Suite License per array is required for replication. For
example, if you have two MSA arrays performing replication (from Primary system to Remote
System), you will need a total of 2 licenses.

Product Features
• Storage based asynchronous snapshot replication
• Support of both Ethernet and Fibre Channel interconnects provides flexible options to the
application environments.
• Snapshot based replication technology means only changed data will be replicated to alternate
site
• Many to 1 replication (up to 4 nodes) - primary use case is to replicate from "many" branch offices
to the home office for the purpose of backing up data from the branches
• Advanced scheduler provides several options to IT administrators for business continuance
• Flexible architecture allows remote replication between MSA 2050 and MSA 2040 or MSA 1040
arrays using the virtual storage architecture and licensed for Remote Snap. Protects existing
investments and enhances business continuity planning objectives.
• Snapshot based replication enables both local and remote recovery depending on the need.
Snapshot replication isolates problems to a specific point in time which can be selected by the
administrator. Additionally snapshot replication supports longer distance replication.
• Multiple relationships provide greater storage flexibility and utilization.
• 512 Snapshots and Volume Copy integration provides better efficiencies by combining the
management and array technologies to create local copies.
• Fast application recovery with minimal or no transaction loss
• Creation of disaster tolerant copies of your critical business data
• No-single-point-of-failure solution to increase the availability of your data

File and Block Storage Want to get more out of your MSA SAN investment? Do you have unallocated capacity you want to
use for file shares or services? HPE StoreEasy 3000 Gateways are the answer: enabling optimized,
efficient, secure, and highly available file services and a greater return on your block storage
investment for medium to large organizations with branch offices or workgroups and new or existing
SANs. Save time and money by supporting hundreds to thousands of concurrent users and devices, as
well as multiple diverse workloads through rich file protocols. Your data is indispensable and protected
as such through at rest and in flight through features like built-in encryption, sophisticated access
controls, and online snapshots. StoreEasy 3000 Gateway is a robust file gateway with turnkey
clustered configurations, transparent failover, and online rolling maintenance to deliver near
continuous availability of data to users, servers, and applications in demanding 24x7 environments.
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Software
HPE OneView for HPE OneView for VMware vCenter is a component within the HPE OneView plug-in for vCenter. It
provides VMware administrators that are using VMware's vSphere management console (vCenter)
VMware vCenter
with the ability to see how virtual machines are mapped to datastores and individual MSA 2050
volumes. By providing these clear relationships between VM's, datastores and storage, the VMware
administrator's productivity increases, as does the ability to ensure quality of service. Roles for
administrators can be defined on an individual basis, providing the ability to apply specific permissions
for both view and control functions.

HPE OneView for VMware vCenter supports mixed array environments including MSA 2050/2052,
MSA 2040/2042, MSA 1040, P2000, EVA, P4000, and the XP array series including the P9500.

When deployed with the MSA 2050 array, HPE OneView provides the following:

• Active Management functionality for the MSA 2050 array:
Create/Expand/Delete a Datastore
-
Create a Virtual Machine from a template
-
• Monitors the health and status of the MSA 2050
• Displays LUN / volume connections from VMs and ESX servers to the arrays and provides the
location and attributes of the MSA 2050 within the SAN
• Identifies what storage features are available to allow administrators to match the features
available on the MSA 2050 to their requirements
• Provide a cluster-level view of the storage

HPE OneView for VMware vCenter is downloadable from Software Depot:
https://h20392.www2.hpe.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPVP
R

For more information on HPE OneView for VMware vCenter visit:
http://h22168.www2.hpe.com/us/en/partners/vmware/

HPE StoreFront HPE StoreFront Manager for Microsoft enables management and monitoring of HPE MSA Storage
running in Microsoft Hyper-V environment with a single pane-of-glass view to events/alerts, capacity
Manager for Microsoft
and health dashboards and detailed virtual infrastructure information. It integrates seamlessly with
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and provides Microsoft administrators the
following:

It supports heterogeneous HPE Storage environment including HPE MSA, HPE StoreVirtual, HPE
3PAR StoreServ, HPE StoreOnce, HPE StoreEasy, HPE XP, HPE EVA and HPE StoreEver Storage.

When deployed with the MSA 2050 array, HPE StoreFront Manager provides the following:
• Monitors the health, events and alerts for the MSA 2050 – virtual Pools, and volumes
• Provides detailed information on the VMs provisioned through MSA Storage
• Effortless installation and configuration using Powershell

HPE StoreFront Manager for Microsoft for MSA Storage is downloadable from Software Depot:
https://h20392.www2.hpe.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=Syste
m_Center

vStorage API for Array The vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI) is one of the storage application programming interface
(API) sets in vSphere. VAAI is an API storage partners can leverage to enhance performance of virtual
Integration (VAAI)
machine (VM) management operations by delegating these operations to the storage array. With
hardware offload, ESX/ESXi hosts perform certain operations faster and consume less server CPU and
memory resources, and also storage port and storage fabric bandwidth. VAAI includes high
performance and scalable VM data path primitives.
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Software

Storage Hardware Primitives for VAAI

• Full Copy or Hardware Assisted Move
• Block Zeroing or Hardware Assisted Zeroing
• Hardware Assisted Locking or Atomic Test and Set (ATS)

UNMAP reclaims space that is no longer on a thinly provisioned VMFS volume


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Warranty, Service and Support Information

Warranty Three-year limited warranty, parts exchange Next Business day delivery

Enclosures, Hard drives, and Options for the MSA 2050 carry their own warranty. Refer to Hewlett Packard
Enterprise Limited Warranty Statement for more information.

The MSA 2050 has been designed with customer self-repairable parts to minimize repair time and provide
greater flexibility in performing defective parts replacement. Please refer to Hewlett Packard Enterprise
limited warranty Statement and parts replacement instructions for further details.

NOTE: The warranty of the hard drive options purchased with the MSA 2050 models is different for SAS
hard drives versus SAS Midline. SAS hard drive options have a three year warranty and SAS Midline have
a one year warranty.

NOTE: Firmware updates beyond the 3 year warranty period requires a support contract.

Solid State Drives 3/0/0 warranty; Customer Self Repair (CSR) subject to maximum usage and or maximum supported lifetime
limitations, whichever occurs first. Maximum Supported Lifetime is the period in years set to equal the
(SSD)
warranty for the device. Maximum usage limit is the maximum amount of data that can be written to the
Warranty
device before reaching the device's write endurance limit

NOTE: SSDs used for replacement will be of equal or greater capacity and are designed to meet or exceed
the original SSD warranty. Replacement drive/s could be of the same model drive or of a different model
qualified to operate interchangeably inside the MSA array. Warranties of these components are
unaffected by any substitution.

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Support HPE Pointnext provides a comprehensive portfolio including Advisory and Transformational, Professional,
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transformation journey, Advisory and Transformational Services focus on designing the transformation and
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on-time implementation, and on-budget execution. Finally, operational services provides innovative new
approaches like Flexible Capacity and Datacenter Care, to keep your business at peak performance. HPE is
ready to bring together all the pieces of the puzzle for you, with an eye on the future, and make the complex
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Service customers will also benefit from proactive activities to help prevent issues and increase optimization.
All of these benefits are already available to you with your server storage and networking products, securely
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Warranty, Service and Support Information
Optimized Care HPE Proactive Care with 6 hour call-to-repair commitment, three year Support Service
HPE Proactive Care gives customers an enhanced call experience. When your products are connected to
HPE, Proactive Care helps prevent problems and maintains IT stability by utilizing personalized proactive
reports with recommendations and advice. This Service combines three years’ proactive reporting and advice
with our highest level of hardware support; HPE’s 24x7, six hour hardware call-to-repair. HPE is the only
leading manufacturer who makes this level of coverage available as a standard service offering for your most
valuable servers and storage, including the HPE MSA 2050/2052 Storage.
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Standard Care HPE Proactive Care with 24x7 coverage, three year Support Service
HPE Proactive Care gives customers an enhanced call experience. When your products are connected to
HPE, Proactive Care helps prevent problems and maintains IT stability by utilizing personalized proactive
reports with recommendations and advice This Service combines three years proactive reporting and advice
with our 24x7 coverage, four hour hardware response time when there is a problem.
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Basic Care HPE Foundation Care 24x7, three-year Support Service
HPE Foundation Care 24x7 gives you access to HPE 24 hours a day, seven days a week for assistance on
resolving issues. This service includes need based Hardware onsite response within four hours. Simplify your
support experience and make HPE your first call to help resolve hardware or software problems.
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Foundation Care HPE Foundation Care 24x7, three-year Support Service
HPE Foundation Care 24x7 gives you access to HPE 24 hours a day, seven days a week for assistance on
resolving issues. This service includes need based Hardware onsite response within four hours. In addition,
collaborative software support is included in this service that provides troubleshooting assistance on industry
leading software running on your HPE server. Simplify your support experience and make HPE your first call
to help resolve hardware or software problems.
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Parts and HPE will provide HPE-supported replacement parts and materials necessary to maintain the covered
hardware product in operating condition, including parts and materials for available and recommended
Materials
engineering improvements.
Parts and components that have reached their maximum supported lifetime and/or the maximum usage
limitations as set forth in the manufacturer's operating manual, product quick-specs, or the technical product
data sheet will not be provided, repaired, or replaced as part of these services.
The defective media retention service feature option applies only to Disk or eligible SSD/Flash Drives
replaced by HPE due to malfunction


Related Services HPE Hardware Installation
Provides for the basic hardware installation of HPE branded servers, HPE storage including the MSA
2050/2052. devices and networking options to assist you in bringing your new hardware into operation in a
timely and professional manner.
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/V2/GetPDF.aspx/5981-9356EN.pdf
HPE Installation and Startup Service
Provides for the installation and startup of HPE technology including BladeSystems, C-Class enclosure, HPE
ProLiant c-Class and Integrity server blades, storage blades, SAN switch blades, HPE Virtual Connect
modules (Ethernet and Fibre Channel), Ethernet network interconnects, and InfiniBand, as well as the
installation of one supported operating system type (Windows® or Linux). Included the HPE MSA
2050/2052.
HPE Datacenter Care service
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Warranty, Service and Support Information
Helps improve IT stability and security, increase the value of IT, and enable agility and innovation. It is a
structured framework of repeatable, tested, and globally available services “building blocks.” You can deploy,
operate, and evolve your datacenter wherever you are on your IT journey. With HPE Datacenter Care, you
benefit from a personalized relationship with HPE via a single point of accountability for HPE and others’
products.
For more information, visit http://www.hpe.com/services
HPE Flexibly Capacity,
With Flexible Capacity, you get the speed, scalability, and economics of the public cloud in the privacy of your
data center. Gain the advantages of the public cloud—consumption-based payment, rapid scalability without
worrying about capacity constraints. Reduce the “heavy lifting” needed to operate a data center. And retain
the advantages that IT provides the business (i.e., control, security). Deliver the right user experience, choose
the right technology for the business, manage privacy and compliance, and manage the cost of IT. And, you
have the option to use the public cloud when needed.
HPE Factory Express for Servers and Storage
HPE Factory Express offers configuration, customization, integration and deployment services for HPE
servers and storage products. Customers can choose how their factory solutions are built, tested, integrated,
shipped and deployed.
Factory Express offers service packages for simple configuration, racking, installation, complex configuration
and design services as well as individual factory services, such as image loading, asset tagging, and custom
packaging. HPE products supported through Factory Express include a wide array of servers and storage:
HPE Integrity, HPE ProLiant, HPE Apollo, HPE ProLiant Server Blades, HPE BladeSystem, HPE 9000 servers
as well as the HPE MSA Storage, HPE 3PAR Storage, HPE XP, rackable tape libraries and configurable
network switches.
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Keep your IT staff trained making sure they have the right skills to deliver on your business outcomes. Book
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HPE Support Center
The HPE Support Center is a personalized online support portal with access to information, tools and experts
to support HPE business products. Submit support cases online, chat with HPE experts, access support
resources or collaborate with peers.
Learn more www.hpe.com/support/hpesc
HPE Insight Remote Support and HPE Support Center are available at no additional cost with a HPE
warranty, HPE Support Service or HPE contractual support agreement.
For more information: http://www.hpe.com/services


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Configuration Information


Configuration Information
Step 1 - MSA 2050 - Base Configurations
Pre-Configured MSA 2050 Base System (AC Powered)
Systems HPE MSA 2050 SAN Dual Controller LFF Storage1,3, Q1J00A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN Dual Controller SFF Storage1,3, Q1J01A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS Dual Controller LFF Storage1,3,4 Q1J28A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS Dual Controller SFF Storage1,3,4 Q1J29A
MSA 2050 Base System (DC Powered)
HPE MSA 2050 SAN NEBS Certified DC Power SFF Storage2,3, Q1J04A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN DC-Power LFF Storage2,3, Q1J79A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS NEBS Certified DC Power SFF Storage2,3,4 Q1J32A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS DC-Power LFF Storage2,3,4 Q2P39A
NOTE:
1)Includes an LFF or SFF Array Chassis depending on model, two MSA 2050 SAN or
SAS controllers depending on model, two AC power supplies, no drives
2)Includes an LFF or SFF Array Chassis depending on model, two MSA 2050 SAN or
SAS controllers depending on model, two DC power supplies, no drives
3) SFPs not included
4) SFPs are not required with SAS Storage

Single controller options are not supported.

Step 2 – Choose Your SFP+ Module
SFP+ HPE MSA 8Gb Short Wave Fibre Channel SFP+ 4-pack Transceiver C8R23B
(Includes four x 8Gb SW FC SFPs)
Modules
HPE MSA 16Gb Short Wave Fibre Channel SFP+ 4-pack Transceiver C8R24B
(Includes four x 16Gb SW FC SFPs)
HPE MSA 10Gb Short Range iSCSI SFP+ 4-pack Transceiver C8R25B
(Includes four x 10Gb SW iSCSI SFPs)
HPE MSA 1Gb RJ-45 iSCSI SFP+ 4-pack Transceiver C8S75B
(Includes four x 1Gb RJ-45 iSCSI SFPs)
NOTE:
MSA SFPs are for use only with MSA 2050 SAN Controllers
MSA SAS controllers do not require SFP modules
MSA 2050 SAN Controllers do not ship with any SFPs
Customer must select at least one of the above SFP options
Each MSA 2050 SAN controller can be configured with 2 or 4 SFPs
For MSA 2050 10Gb iSCSI configuration user can use DAC cables instead of SFPs

Step 3 – Select Your Drives.
MSA HDDs and SSDs drives are for use with MSA Storage Systems only.
Customers can mix SSD, Enterprise SAS, and SAS Midline (MDL) drives in the same array enclosure and disk enclosure

SFF SSDs 12G SFF SAS SSDs (Mixed Use)
HPE MSA 400GB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X95A
HPE MSA 800GB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X96A
HPE MSA 1.6TB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X91A
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HPE MSA 3.2TB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X92A
SFF HDDs 12G SFF 15K SAS HDDs
HPE MSA 300GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F40A
HPE MSA 600GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F42A
HPE MSA 900GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive Q1H47A
12G SFF 10K SAS HDDs
HPE MSA 300GB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard J9F44A
Drive
HPE MSA 600GB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard J9F46A
Drive

HPE MSA 1.2TB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard J9F48A
Drive
HPE MSA 1.8TB 12G SAS 10K SFF (2.5in) 512e Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F49A
12G SFF 7.2K SAS MDL HDDs
HPE MSA 1TB 12G SAS 7.2K SFF (2.5in) 512e Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F50A
HPE MSA 2TB 12G SAS 7.2K SFF (2.5in) 512e Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F51A
NOTE:
• SAS MDL drives are designed for archival or reference data
• SAS MDL drives should not be used in a heavy or intense I/O environment
• Intense I/O environments require the use of enterprise-class SSD or SAS drives
LFF SSDs 12G LFF SAS SSDs (Mixed Use)
HPE MSA 400GB 12G SAS Mixed Use LFF (3.5in) Converter Carrier 3yr Wty Solid P9M79A
State Drive
HPE MSA 800GB 12G SAS Mixed Use LFF (3.5in) Converter Carrier 3yr Wty Solid P9M80A
State Drive
LFF HDDs 12G LFF 7.2K SAS Midline Drives
HPE MSA 2TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) 512n Midline 1 yr Warranty Hard Drive N9X93A
HPE MSA 4TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) 512e Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive K2Q82A
HPE MSA 6TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) 512e Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F43A
HPE MSA 8TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) 512e Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive M0S90A
HPE MSA 10TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) Midline 512e 1 yr Wty Hard Drive P9M82A
SFF SEDs MSA Small Form Factor (SFF) SAS DP Self-Encrypted Drives
HPE MSA 1.2TB 12G SAS 10K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise Self Encrypted 3yr Wty Hard P9M81A
Drive
LFF SED MSA Large Form Factor (LFF) SAS DP Self-Encrypted Drives
HPE MSA 4TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) Enterprise Self Encrypted 3 yr Wty Hard Q1H48A
Drive
NOTE:
• All drives within the MSA 2050 array must be self-encrypted drives (SEDs) to
enable the encryption feature.
• There cannot be a mixture of encrypted and non-encrypted drives within the
same array.
• SEDs can be used in a non-SED environment, but will not be encrypted unless all
drives in the array are SEDs
• All MSA SEDs are FIPS 140-2 compliant FIPS 140-2 Validated Self-Encrypting
Drives (SEDs) have been certified by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) and Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE)
as meeting the Level 2 security requirements for cryptographic modules as

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defined in the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2
Publication
Step 4 – Options
Drive HPE MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure Q1J06A
Enclosures HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure Q1J07A
• Each drive enclosure includes two 0.5m MiniSAS to MiniSAS cables
• Add up to 7 additional drive enclosures
• MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure can be connected to either the MSA 2050 SFF
or LFF dual controller systems.
• HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure can be connected to either the MSA 2050
SFF or LFF dual controller systems.
SAS Cables HP External Mini SAS 1m Cable 407337-B21
HP External Mini SAS 2m Cable 407339-B21
NOTE
• Connecting MSA 2050 Controller to a JBOD if a longer cable is desired.
AC Power Cords HP ProLiant 12 ft Power Cord 227099-001
Power Cord, (Australia/China/New Zealand) 227098-001
Power Cord, (Central Europe) 157215-001
Power Cord, (United Kingdom/Hong Kong) 157216-001
Power Cord, (Switzerland) 157219-001
Power Cord, (Italy) 157217-001
Power Cord, (Denmark) 157218-001
Power Cord, (Japan) 139867-001
Power Cord, (South East Asia/India) 157220-001
NOTE:
• Two PDU cables: one 142263-008 (Black) and one 1422633-013 (Grey), ship
standard with all AC-powered enclosures

Step 5a - Choose Supported Options For Fibre Channel Infrastructure
PremierFlexOM4 HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 5m Cable QK734A
type cables HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 15m Cable QK735A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 30m Cable QK736A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 50m Cable QK737A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 0.5m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ833A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 1.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ834A
HPE LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 2.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ835A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 5.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ836A
M3 FC LC-LC cables HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 15.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ837A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 30.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ838A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 50.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ839A

Step 5b - Choose Supported Options For 10GbE Infrastructure
Copper Cable HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 0.5m Direct Attach Copper Cable 487649-B21
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable 487652-B21
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable 487655-B21
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable 537963-B21
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable 487658-B21
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DAC Cable HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9281B
HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9283B
HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9285B
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 0.65m Direct Attach Copper Cable JD095C
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1.2m Direct Attach Copper Cable JD096C
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable JD097C
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable JG081C
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable JC784C

Step 5c - Choose Supported Options For SAS Infrastructure
Supported options Mini SAS Cables
HP 1.0m External Mini SAS High Density to Mini SAS Cable 716189-B21
HP 2.0m External Mini SAS High Density to Mini SAS Cable 716191-B21
HP 4.0m External Mini SAS High Density to Mini SAS Cable 716193-B21
NOTE: These cables are used to connect 6Gb SAS initiator to MSA 2050 SAS
controller. These are not used for connecting to a disk enclosure.
HP External 1.0m (3ft) Mini-SAS HD 4x to Mini-SAS HD 4x Cable 716195-B21
HP External 2.0m (6ft) Mini-SAS HD 4x to Mini-SAS HD 4x Cable 716197-B21
HP External 4.0m (13ft) Mini-SAS HD 4x to Mini-SAS HD 4x Cable 716199-B21
NOTE: These cables are used to connect 12Gb SAS initiator to MSA 2050 SAS
controller. These are not used for connecting to a disk enclosure.

HPE Smart Array E208e-p SR Gen10 12G SAS PCIe Plug-in Controller 804398-B21
HP H241 12Gb 2-ports Ext Smart Host Bus Adapter 726911-B21
HP H221 PCIe 3.0 SAS Host Bus Adapter 729552-B21
SAS Controllers
HPE Smart Array P408e-m SR Gen10 12G SAS Mezzanine Controller 804381-B21
HP Smart Array P441/4GB FBWC 12Gb 2-ports Ext SAS Controller 726825-B21
HPE Smart Array P408e-p SR Gen10 12G SAS PCIe Plug-in Controller 804405-B21
HP Smart Array P441/4GB FBWC 12Gb 2-ports Ext SAS Controller 726782-B21
Switches
HP 6Gb SAS Switch Single Pack for HP BladeSystem c-Class BK763A
HP 6Gb SAS Switch Dual Pack for HP BladeSystem c-Class BK764A
Step 6 – Software
The MSA Advanced Virtualization software is available as an option on the MSA
2050.

HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite LTU Q0H99A
HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU Q0H99AAE
NOTE:
• The Advanced Data Services Suite includes a Performance Tiering LTU, 512
Snapshot Software LTU, and the Remote Snap Software LTU
• Individual Software titles are not available for sale on the MSA 2050


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Technical Specifications


MSA 2050 POWER REQUIREMENTS
Input Power • 110VAC 3.32A, 344-390 W; 220VAC 1.61A,374-432W
Requirements
(typical-running I/O)
SFF/LFF arrays
Max Input Power 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz., 4.5-1.9A; 48-60 VDC 10.4A/8.3A
Heat Dissipation 1622 BTU/hr
TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY RANGES
Operating Temperature 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
Shipping Temperature -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
Operating Humidity 10% to 90% RH @ 104°F (40°C) non-condensing
Non-Operating Humidity Up to 93% RH @ 104°F (40°C)
DECLARED ACOUSTIC NOISE LEVELS
Sound Power A weighted sound power LWAd=6,75 B
Sound Pressure A weighted sound pressure LpAm - 55dB
SHOCK AND VIBRATION
Shock, Operational 3G's for 11 milliseconds
Shock, Non-Operational 15G 11ms half sine
Vibration, Operational 5-500Hz, 0.14 Grms shaped
Vibration, Non- 3-365-3Hz, 1.22 Grms,z-axis,0.85 Grms, X&Y axis shaped spectrum
Operational
PHYSICAL
Height 3.5 in/ 8.9 cm
Depth (excluding cables) SFF 24-bay array: 19.5 in / 49.5 cm
(back of ear to back of LFF 12-bay array: 22.5in. / 57.2 cm
controller handle)
Width (body only) 17.6 in / 44.7 cm (w/ ears 19 in / 48.26 cm)
Weight LFF chassis: 40.6 lbs.
(Includes chassis and 2 SFF chassis: 38.7 lbs
controllers. No drives)
MSA 2050 Safety UL 60950-1 (USA)
Regulatory Info CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.60950-1-03 (Canada)
EN 60950-1 (European Union)
GS mark (Germany)
IEC 60950-1 (International)
CCC Mark (power supply only, China PRC)
Electromagnetic VCCI:2008-04 Class A (Japan)
Compatibility FCC 15:109(g) Class A (USA)
ICES-003:2004 Class A (Canada)
EN55022 : (European Union Class A); CISPR 22 (International Class A)
EN61000-3-2 : (Harmonics) (European Union)
EN61000-3-3 : (Flicker) (European Union)


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EN 55024 (European Union, Immunity, Class A);CISPR 24 (International
Immunity, Class A)
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Overview

HPE MSA 2050 Storage


HPE MSA 2050 Storage


The flash-ready HPE MSA 2050 Storage system is designed for affordable application acceleration that is ideal for small and remote
office deployments. But do not let the low cost fool you. The HPE MSA 2050 Storage system gives you the combination of simplicity,
flexibility to grow now and into the future, and advanced features you may not expect to find in an entry-priced array. Start small and
scale as needed with any combination of solid state disks (SSD), high-performance enterprise, or lower-cost midline SAS-based drives.

HPE MSA Storage has been the industry-leading entry storage Fibre Channel platform for the past eight years, with nearly 500,000
storage systems sold worldwide. Now the HPE MSA 2050 Storage system delivers 2x higher performance [1] than the previous
generation at the same price, delivering in excess of 200,000 IOPS starting at under $10,000 USD for affordable application
acceleration. It’s seriously simple and affordable flash-ready storage to help you get the most performance for the lowest cost.

• 200,000+ IOPS starting at under $10K for affordable application acceleration
- Flexible base model delivers 2x IOPS performance than the previous generation MSA for the same price.
• Advanced data services with no experience required
- Easy to install, easy to use, easy to maintain—no storage expertise necessary
- Automated tiering dynamically responds to workload changes, so you don’t have to
• Keep your business running with expanded data protection features
- New virtualized snapshot technology makes data protection and instant recovery a snap
- Remote replication with FC and iSCSI supports affordable disaster recovery
• Grow flexibly now and into the future
- Data-in-place upgrades protect drive investments and eliminate data migrations
- Start small and scale as needed with any combination of SSD, Enterprise or Midline SAS drives


What's New in the MSA 2050 array family
Introducing new MSA 2050 SAS SFF and LFF Storage

Introducing new MSA 2050 SAS NEBS SFF Storage

Introducing new MSA 2050 SAS DC-Power LFF Storage


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Standard Features

HPE MSA 2050 Storage
Array
Access Type Block
Form Factor 2U, SFF or LFF
Number of controllers per array 2
Number of host ports per array 8
FC host connectivity 8/16Gb
iSCSI host connectivity 1Gb or 10Gb
SAS host connectivity 6Gb or 12Gb
Cache, per array
Max Read cache per array 8TB
Data (read/write) cache + system memory per array 16GB
Pool Capacity (with Large Pool Support) 562 TB (512 TiB)
RAID Levels supported: Virtual mode RAID 1, 5, 6, 10
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 24 SFF/12 LFF
Drive enclosure interface type 6Gb SAS
Drives
Maximum total HDDs per array 192 SFF / 96 LFF
Maximum total SSDs per array 192 SFF / 96 LFF
Max raw capacity per array enclosure 76.8 TB SFF / 120TB LFF
Max raw capacity per drive enclosure 76.8 TB SFF / 120TB LFF
Max raw capacity per array 614.4TB SFF / 960TB LFF
Drive Capacities
SFF SSDs (Mixed Use) 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.2TB
LFF SSDs (Mixed Use) 400GB, 800GB
SFF HDDs 15K: 300GB, 600GB, 900GB
10K: 300GB, 600GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB
7.2K: 1.0TB, 2.0TB
LFF HDDs 7.2K: 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
SEDs 10K SFF: 1.2TB
7.2K LFF: 4TB
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
Customer self-repairable Yes
Customer self-upgradeable Yes


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HPE MSA 2050 Storage
1. AC or DC Power supplies 4. Management Ethernet port
2. Host connection ports 5. Expansion port
8 and/or 16Gb FC,
1 and/or 10GbE iSCSI or
6 and/or 12Gb SAS
3. CLI port (mini-USB)

MSA 2050 Descriptions Part Number
Storage Models HPE MSA 2050 SAN Dual Controller LFF Storage1,3 Q1J00A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN Dual Controller SFF Storage1,3 Q1J01A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN NEBS Certified DC-Power SFF Storage2,3 Q1J04A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN DC-power LFF Storage 2,3 Q1J79A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS Dual Controller LFF Storage 1,4 Q1J28A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS Dual Controller SFF Storage 1,4 Q1J29A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS NEBS SFF Storage 2,4 Q1J32A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS DC-Power LFF Storage 2,4 Q1J39A

NOTES:
Includes an LFF or SFF Array Chassis depending on model, two MSA 2050 SAN or
1

SAS controllers, two AC power supplies, no drives
Includes an LFF or SFF Array Chassis depending on model, two MSA 2050 SAN or
2

SAS controllers, two DC power supplies, no drives
SFPs not included
3

SFP not required with SAS controllers
4


ENERG The HPE MSA 2050 Storage systems are ENERGY STAR certified. ENERGY STAR certified products are energy efficient
which result in cost savings via reduced energy consumption and regulatory rebates. Please refer to the US EPA website
Y STAR
for details on ENERGY STAR certification criteria and process. MSA 2050 ENERGY STAR Certification is listed on the
Certific
EPA website.
ation

The HPE MSA 2050 SAN and SAS NEBS Certified DC-Power Storage systems are designed for network equipment
Carrier-
providers (NEPs) and communication service providers. Suited for those customers who need a robust telecom
Grade infrastructure. The NEBS compliant MSA 2050 Storage system (Q1J04A and Q1J32A) supports configurations with up
Storage to 7 compliant disk enclosures for a maximum of 192 SFF HDDs or SSDs.
System
(NEBS)

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The HPE MSA 2050 SAN and SAS DC-power LFF Storage systems (Q179A and Q2P39A) include two (DC) power
supplies, but is not NEBS certified. The two power supplies are designed to operate over the input range of -40VDC to -
75VDC.

The HPE MSA 2050 DC-power Carrier Grade SFF Disk Enclosure (Q1J05A) is a special model disk enclosure designed
for use with NEBS compliant MSA 2050 configurations. This drive enclosure has 24 drive bays and has dual -48VDC-
power supplies. It is only sold with carrier grade arrays.

When used in conjunction with specific Storage SFF SAS drives, the solution is NEBS certified (GR-63-Core and GR-
1089-Core) and Seismic Zone 4 rated. NEBS level-3 certification provides the assurance that the equipment is safe to
operate and sturdy enough to withstand certain physical and environmental (for example, fire, earthquakes) conditions.
For Seismic Zone 4 rating, the MSA 2050 must be mounted in an HPE Seismic Rack (AH335A).

NEBs Certified SKUs
SKU Description
HPE MSA 2050 SAN NEBS Certified DC Power SFF Storage Q1J04A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS NEBS Certified DC Power SFF Storage Q1J32A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN DC-power Carrier Grade SFF Disk Enclosure Q1J05A
HP MSA 300GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD J9F40A
HP MSA 600GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD J9F42A
HPE MSA 900GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD Q1H47A
HP MSA 300GB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD J9F44A
HP MSA 600GB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD J9F46A
HP MSA 1.2TB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty HDD J9F48A
HPE MSA 400GB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X95A
HPE MSA 800GB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X96A
HPE MSA 1.6TB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X91A
HPE MSA 3.2TB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X92A
HPE MSA 1.2TB 12G SAS 10K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise Self Encrypted 3yr Wty HDD P9M81A


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Standard Features
All MSA 2050 models offer a common set of valuable features:
• MSA 2050 storage system architecture maximizes performance
Includes SFF or LFF array chassis, depending on model
-
Two MSA SAS or SAS controllers, depending on model
-
 Four host ports per controller
 Each SAN controller supports 8 Gb FC, 16 Gb FC, 1GbE iSCSI or 10GbE iSCSI. host connectivity
 Each SAS controller supports 12Gb SAS host connectivity
8 GB cache per controller.
-
Battery-free cache backup with super capacitors and compact flash
-
• MSA 2050 SAN controller allows customers to create their own Combo Controller by mixing FC and iSCSI SFPs. Below are
the valid configurations for mixing SFPs:

Configuration Table for mixing SFPs
Configuration Controller Host Port 1 SFP1 Host Port 2 SFP1 Host Port 3 SFP2 Host Port 4 SFP2
Dual SAN Controller A 16Gb FC 16Gb FC None None
Controller 16Gb FC 16Gb FC
8Gb FC 8Gb FC
10GbE iSCSI 10GbE iSCSI
1GbE iSCSI 1GbE iSCSI
8Gb FC 8Gb FC None None
16Gb FC 16Gb FC
8Gb FC 8Gb FC
10GbE iSCSI 10GbE iSCSI
1GbE iSCSI 1GbE iSCSI
10GbE iSCSI 10GbE iSCSI None None
10GbE iSCSI 10GbE iSCSI
1GbE iSCSI 1GbE iSCSI
1GbE iSCSI 1GbE iSCSI None None
10GbE iSCSI 10GbE iSCSI
1GbE iSCSI 1GbE iSCSI
Controller B Match Controller A Match Controller A Match Controller A Match Controller A
NOTES: SFP in Host Port 1 must match SFP in Host Port 2
1

SFP in Host Port 3 must match SFP in Host Port 4
2


All MSA 2050 models offer a common set of valuable features (cont):
• Storage Management Utility V3 (SMU). The MSA management GUI brings a new modern look and feel to array
management.
• Thin Provisioning allows storage allocation of physical storage resources only once they are consumed by an application.
Thin Provisioning also allows over-provisioning of physical storage pool resources allowing ease of growth for volumes
without predicting storage capacity upfront.
• All models feature a wide variety of drives: High-performance SSD drives, enterprise-class SAS, and SAS Midline drives.
• The MSA 2050 will support a maximum of 7 disk enclosures (either LFF and/or SFF). Add-on enclosures can either be
HPE MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure or HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure.
• The MSA 2050 can grow incrementally to a maximum of 96 LFF, 192 SFF drives, or a combination of SFF and LFF
enclosures up to the maximum of 8 total enclosures.
• Virtual Storage Disks Groups can be spanned across multiple enclosures.

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• Virtual Storage RAID levels supported: 1, 5, 6, 10.
• Maximum hard drive counts vary by RAID levels: 2 drive max for RAID level 1; max of 16 drives for RAID levels 5, 6, and 10.
• Multiple Disk Groups can be aggregated into a single Storage Pool.
• Storage Pools allow data on a given LUN to span across all drives in a pool. When capacity is added to a system, the user is
also getting a performance benefit of the additional spindles.
• The maximum LUN size is 140TB (128TiB)
• Snapshot enhancements for virtual storage, including performance improvements, hierarchical snapshots, and simplified
resource management. Administrators can monitor and optionally control snapshot space usage.
• Prioritize data by assigning appropriate affinity level (Performance, No Affinity or Archive)
• Customers can configure 512 TiB capacity per virtual pool by enabling large pool support.
• Non-disruptive on-line controller code upgrade. Requires Multi-pathing software.
• Upgradable by design. Owners of an MSA 2040, MSA 2042 and MSA 1040 array are able to do data-in-place upgrades to
the new MSA 2050 array. This unique ability protects the earlier investments in drives, and JBODs.
Certain limitations are applicable. Please review the Upgrading to the HPE MSA 2050/2052 Technical
-
Whitepaper before upgrading your MSA 2040, MSA 2042 or MSA 1040 systems
• StoreEasy 3850 Gateway support for block and file storage


Application The HPE MSA 2050 Storage is the ideal solution for customers running Oracle, Microsoft, SAP environments
and those customers who are deploying virtual server technologies like VMware and Hyper-V. The MSA 2050
Solutions
delivers enterprise functionality that enhances virtual environments, simplifies management, and reduces costs.
Easy to deploy, scale and maintain, HPE MSA 2050 Arrays ensure that crucial business data remains available.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has developed best-in-class expertise in Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and Virtualization
Hypervisor technology through extensive testing with the HPE MSA 2050, HPE servers, and management
software; high availability and disaster recovery solutions; and backup and recovery on the Oracle, Microsoft, and
SAP application platforms.
Learn more To learn more about specific HPE Storage Solutions that are built with Oracle, Microsoft, SAP and Virtualization
environments in mind, visit the solution sites supporting each of these applications.
HPE MSA Storage hyperlink to: http://www.hpe.com/storage/MSA


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Standard Features

Product Technology

SAN controller MSA 2050 SAN controller supports 8Gb FC, 16Gb FC, 1GbE iSCSI or 10GbE iSCSI host connectivity.
SAS controller MSA 2050 SAS controller supports 6Gb and/or 12Gb SAS host connectivity
Modular 2U rack height. 12 LFF or 24 SFF drive bays. All MSA 2050 Storage Systems come standard with 2 SAN or SAS
controllers, depending on model.
Chassis
NOTE: The MSA 2050 does not support single controller configurations. Single-controller support is provided
only when a controller fails over to its partner controller.
Drives The MSA 2050 SAN or SAS Storage systems support both the MSA 3.5-inch LFF drives, and the MSA 2.5-inch
SFF drives.
available

• Solid State Drives (SSDs) deliver exceptional performance for applications requiring high random read
IOPs performance.
• Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) enterprise-class drives are designed for high demand, 24x7 usage.
• SAS Midline drives are usually reserved for archival of data as they are relatively inexpensive and are
available in very large capacities.

Optional Disk Just as the user has a choice of chassis for the array enclosure (LFF or SFF drive bays), they also have a choice of
expansion disk enclosures accommodating either drive size. Both the MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure and MSA
Enclosures
2050 SFF Disk Enclosure can be hot-added to an operating array. SFF and LFF Array enclosures and Disk
Enclosures can be mixed without limitations.

MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure. This 2U enclosure is designed to support twelve HPE Storage LFF drives and
accepts MSA dual-ported 12Gb SSD and SAS Midline hard drives. The pre-configured MSA 2050 LFF Disk
Enclosure has two I/O modules and supports the MSA 2050 dual controller arrays.
• The MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure can be attached to the MSA 2050 LFF or SFF storage models.
• Each MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure ships standard with two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for connection
to the MSA 2050 array expansion port or existing disk enclosure cascade port.
• LFF and/or SFF Disk Enclosures can be mixed up to the maximum of 7 total Disk Enclosures
HPE MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure Q1J06A

HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure This 2U enclosure is designed to support twenty four HPE Storage 2.5-inch
SFF drive bays and accepts MSA dual ported 12Gb SSD, Enterprise SAS, or SAS Midline hard drives. The pre-
configured MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure has two I/O modules and supports the MSA 2050 dual controller arrays.
• The MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure can be attached to the MSA 2050 LFF or SFF storage models
• Each MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure ships standard with a two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for
connection to the MSA 2050 array expansion port or existing disk enclosure cascade port.
• LFF and/or SFF Disk Enclosures can be mixed up to the maximum of 7 total Disk Enclosures.
HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure Q1J07A


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Scalability The MSA 2050 array configurations are designed to allow an installation to begin with smaller capacity and be
able to grow gradually as needed. The flexibility of SSD, Enterprise SAS or SAS Midline drives technology, form
factors, sizes, speeds, and costs per GB allows a system to easily fit in almost any budget.

• Large Form Factor configurations can scale up to 120TB SAS Midline per array enclosure, expandable to
960TB SAS Midline with the addition of a maximum of seven MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure.
• Small Form Factor configurations can scale up to 76.8 TB SAS SSDs per array enclosure, expandable to
614.4 TB SAS with the addition of a maximum of seven MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure.
• Users may configure an MSA 2050 SFF array enclosure with MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure. This is an
excellent option for a configuration that supports high-speed SFF SSDs or fast SFF enterprise-class SAS
drives in the array enclosure, combined with economical LFF drives staged for archival purposes, all in the
same array.

Disk Group A Disk Group is a collection of disks in a given redundancy mode (RAID 1, 5, 6, 10). Disk Group RAID level and size
can be created based on performance and/or capacity requirements. Multiple Disk Groups can be allocated into a
Storage Pool for use with the Virtual Storage features.
LUNs The MSA 2050 arrays support 512 volumes and up to 512 snapshots in a system. All of these volumes can be
mapped to LUNs. Maximum LUN sizes up to 140TB (128 TiB). Thin Provisioning allows the user to create the
LUNs independent of the physical storage.
Storage Pools Storage Pools are comprised of one or more Disk Groups. A volume’s data on a given LUN can now span all disk
drives in a pool. When capacity is added to a system, users will benefit from the performance of all spindles in that
pool.
The MSA 2050 supports large, flexible Volumes with sizes up to 128TiB and facilitates seamless capacity
expansion. As pools are expanded data automatically reflows to balance capacity utilization on all drives.
RAID 1, 5, 6, The MSA 2050 features several important additional RAID levels. RAID 6 offers the highest level of RAID
protection. It allocates two sets of parity data across drives and allows simultaneous write operations. It can
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withstand two simultaneous drive failures without downtime or data loss. RAID 10 is mirroring and striping without
parity and allows large Disk Groups to be created with high performance and mirroring for fault tolerance. RAID 5
combines the block striping and parity. Because data and parity are striped across all of the disks, no single disk is
a bottleneck. Striping also allows users to reconstruct data in case of a disk failure.
Performance The performance figures provided here are for reference as many variables exist between array configurations,
workloads, hard drive types, disk group setup parameters and host system setup. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has
traditionally published a set of end-to-end MSA performance specifications that are fed into HPE Sizer tools which
are based on conservative real-world configurations. For consistency, the MSA performance numbers have been
documented in both Benchmark and End-to-End Performance tables. Complete End-to-End Performance results
will be provided for the MSA 2050 in a subsequent publication. These numbers are subject to change without
notice.

MSA 2050 End-to-End Performance Results:

HPE MSA 2050
HPE MSA 2050
Converged SAN
MSA 2050 Array Converged SAN Controller
Controller
Performance 1 with HDDs
with Mixed Use SSDs

Protocol (host connect) 16 Gb Fibre Channel 16 Gb Fibre Channel

MSA 2050 RAID 1 SSD Performance Results 2

Random Reads (IOPs) 220,600
Random Writes (IOPs) 102,800


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MSA 2050 RAID 5 Performance Results 3,4
5,280
Segmented Sequential Reads
(MB/s)
Segmented Sequential Writes 4,650
(MB/s)

End-to-End performance notes
1) Performance results were generated using internal HPE test tools. Number and type of applications, drive
type and number of drives, operating system used, and the number of hosts will affect overall performance.
This table is provided strictly as a test-lab comparison
2) Dual Controller configuration, (8) 400GB Mixed Use SSDs, RAID: 1, two drives per Disk Group; two Disk
Groups per Pool, 2 volumes per Pool, block size: 8k, average latency under 5ms, Windows Server 2012 host,
16Gb FC direct connect to array
3Dual Controller configuration, (72) 15k HDD, RAID: 5, nine drives per Disk Group, 4 Disk Groups per Pool, 32
volumes per Pool, block size: 256k, average latency under 30ms, Windows Server 2012 host, 16Gb FC direct
connect to array
4). Sequential performance numbers were generated using segmented sequential workloads. For segmented
sequential workloads with a queue depth greater than 1, each sequential stream is targeted to operate on a
separate LBA range. Other types of sequential workloads that target specific LBA ranges may achieve higher
results.

Configuration Management access, out-of-band, Storage Management Utility (SMU), CLI.
Interface Types: USB 100/1000 Ethernet.
and
Protocols Supported SNMP, SMI-S, SSH, SMTP, FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet
Management
Tools
Web Browser The MSA 2050 arrays come integrated with web browser and CLI based software for storage and RAID
management, setup, configuration, and troubleshooting. The MSA 2050 management supports Microsoft Internet
support
Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.
Hot Plug All MSA 2050 models support hot plug expansion and replacement of redundant controllers, enclosures, fans,
Expansion and power supplies, and I/O modules for simple, fast installation and maintenance. Hot add expansion of disk
Replacement enclosures is also supported.
Support

HPE Server The MSA 2050 supports most HPE ProLiant, BladeSystems and Integrity servers including
Compatibility • HPE ProLiant DL, ML Servers
• HPE c-Class Blade Servers
• Integrity servers, IA64
• Compatibility must be confirmed at: http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock

NOTE: depends on protocol


3rd Party The MSA 2050 supports most multi-vendor industry standard Intel and AMD based (x86) servers. Hewlett
Packard Enterprise requires the Third-Party Server to be logged and listed on the Microsoft Windows Server
server
Catalog.
support
• Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that the Third-Party Server Vendor is an active member of TSANet.
Refer to the TSANet website for details: http://www.tsanet.com

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• Non-HPE servers will generally be supported if the HPE storage stack is used. This includes supported HPE
branded HBAs and drivers, and supported FC switches.

OS Support Refer to the Hewlett Packard Enterprise support statements for complete current OS version support:
http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock
• Microsoft Windows Server 2016
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012
• VMware
• HP-UX
• Red Hat Linux
• SuSE SLES Linux

NOTE: depends on protocol


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Software

Advanced Data The HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite can be purchased as an option on the MSA 2050
Storage systems. The Advanced Data Service Suite is included as a standard feature on the MSA
Services Suite
2052 at no extra charge. See the MSA 2052 QuickSpecs for more information.
The optional Advanced Data Services Suite includes the following functionality:
• Performance Tiering and Archive Tiering
• 512 Snapshots and Volume Copy
• Remote Snaps
HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite LTU Q0H99A
HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU Q0H99AAE

Performance Tiering Disk tiers are comprised of aggregating 1 or more Disk Groups of similar physical disks. The MSA
2050 supports 3 distinct tiers:
and Archive Tiering

1. A Performance tier with SSDs
2. A Standard SAS tier with Enterprise SAS HDDs
3. An Archive tier utilizing Midline SAS HDDs.

The MSA 2050 supports sub-LUN tiering and automated data movement between tiers. The MSA
2050 automated tiering engine moves data between available tiers based on the access characteristics
of that data. Frequently accessed “pages” will migrate to the highest available tier delivering maximum
I/O´s to the application.
To enable the tiering (data movement) between the Performance tier with SSDs and either of the
other tiers, the Advanced Data Services Suite is required. Systems containing only SSDs will not
require additional licenses until additional tiers are added
Snapshot and • All MSA 2050 arrays come standard with 64 snaps.
Volume Copy • A 512 Snapshot license is available as an option on the MSA 2050
• Snapshots create up to 512 point-in-time copies of data
• Volume Copies create up to 128 point-in-time copies of data
• Volume copies become standard volumes when they are complete
• Recovery is instant - revert data from any previous Snapshot or Volume Copy
• Backup 'snapped' data to disk, virtual tape, or physical tape without a backup window
• If telephone support and software updates are desired for bundled software functionalities like 64
snapshots and volume copy software, a combination HW + SW support care pack must be
purchased.
• Hewlett Packard Enterprise does not provide warranty assistance for software products included
with our base hardware products. Support is available with either the SupportPlus or
SupportPlus24 Service options the hardware warranty component of these services is accounted
for in the pricing of the SP and SP24 care packs.
Remote Snap • HPE MSA Remote Snap Software is array based software that provides remote replication on the
HPE MSA 2050 array products. MSA Remote Snap is a form of asynchronous replication which
consists of replication of block-level data from a volume on a local system to a volume on a
second independent system. This second system may be co-located with the first system or may
be located at a remote site.
• HPE Remote Snap functionality is based on existing Snapshot technology offered by HPE MSA
array products. Snapshots are used to track the data to be replicated as well as to determine the
differences in data updated on the master volume, minimizing the amount of data to be
transferred.

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Software
• HPE Remote Snap replication technology provides the ability to accomplish key data
management and protection capabilities. First, because Remote Snap uses snapshots as the
underlying technology it creates multiple local recovery points which can be used for such tasks
as to complement daily backups; second, replication provides the ability to access data in a
remote site which could be used for dispersed operations; and third but definitely not least
important replication allows for business continuance in the event of a failure on the primary site.
• In order to perform a replication, a snapshot of the volume to be replicated is taken, creating a
point-in-time image of the data. This point-in-time image is then replicated to the destination
volume by copying the data represented by the snapshot via a transport medium such as TCP/IP
(iSCSI) or Fibre Channel. The amount of data transferred is minimized though the use of
snapshots whenever possible.
NOTE: One Advanced Data Services Suite License per array is required for replication. For
example, if you have two MSA arrays performing replication (from Primary system to Remote
System), you will need a total of 2 licenses.

Product Features
• Storage based asynchronous snapshot replication
• Support of both Ethernet and Fibre Channel interconnects provides flexible options to the
application environments.
• Snapshot based replication technology means only changed data will be replicated to alternate
site
• Many to 1 replication (up to 4 nodes) - primary use case is to replicate from "many" branch offices
to the home office for the purpose of backing up data from the branches
• Advanced scheduler provides several options to IT administrators for business continuance
• Flexible architecture allows remote replication between MSA 2050 and MSA 2040 or MSA 1040
arrays using the virtual storage architecture and licensed for Remote Snap. Protects existing
investments and enhances business continuity planning objectives.
• Snapshot based replication enables both local and remote recovery depending on the need.
Snapshot replication isolates problems to a specific point in time which can be selected by the
administrator. Additionally snapshot replication supports longer distance replication.
• Multiple relationships provide greater storage flexibility and utilization.
• 512 Snapshots and Volume Copy integration provides better efficiencies by combining the
management and array technologies to create local copies.
• Fast application recovery with minimal or no transaction loss
• Creation of disaster tolerant copies of your critical business data
• No-single-point-of-failure solution to increase the availability of your data

File and Block Storage Want to get more out of your MSA SAN investment? Do you have unallocated capacity you want to
use for file shares or services? HPE StoreEasy 3000 Gateways are the answer: enabling optimized,
efficient, secure, and highly available file services and a greater return on your block storage
investment for medium to large organizations with branch offices or workgroups and new or existing
SANs. Save time and money by supporting hundreds to thousands of concurrent users and devices, as
well as multiple diverse workloads through rich file protocols. Your data is indispensable and protected
as such through at rest and in flight through features like built-in encryption, sophisticated access
controls, and online snapshots. StoreEasy 3000 Gateway is a robust file gateway with turnkey
clustered configurations, transparent failover, and online rolling maintenance to deliver near
continuous availability of data to users, servers, and applications in demanding 24x7 environments.
StoreEasy 3850 Gateway product page: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/product-
catalog/storage/file-storage/pip.hpe-storeeasy-3000-storage.5335826.html

StoreEasy 3850 Gateway QuickSpecs:
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetDOCUMENT.aspx?docname=c04111443

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Software
HPE OneView for HPE OneView for VMware vCenter is a component within the HPE OneView plug-in for vCenter. It
provides VMware administrators that are using VMware's vSphere management console (vCenter)
VMware vCenter
with the ability to see how virtual machines are mapped to datastores and individual MSA 2050
volumes. By providing these clear relationships between VM's, datastores and storage, the VMware
administrator's productivity increases, as does the ability to ensure quality of service. Roles for
administrators can be defined on an individual basis, providing the ability to apply specific permissions
for both view and control functions.

HPE OneView for VMware vCenter supports mixed array environments including MSA 2050/2052,
MSA 2040/2042, MSA 1040, P2000, EVA, P4000, and the XP array series including the P9500.

When deployed with the MSA 2050 array, HPE OneView provides the following:

• Active Management functionality for the MSA 2050 array:
Create/Expand/Delete a Datastore
-
Create a Virtual Machine from a template
-
• Monitors the health and status of the MSA 2050
• Displays LUN / volume connections from VMs and ESX servers to the arrays and provides the
location and attributes of the MSA 2050 within the SAN
• Identifies what storage features are available to allow administrators to match the features
available on the MSA 2050 to their requirements
• Provide a cluster-level view of the storage

HPE OneView for VMware vCenter is downloadable from Software Depot:
https://h20392.www2.hpe.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPVP
R

For more information on HPE OneView for VMware vCenter visit:
http://h22168.www2.hpe.com/us/en/partners/vmware/

HPE StoreFront HPE StoreFront Manager for Microsoft enables management and monitoring of HPE MSA Storage
running in Microsoft Hyper-V environment with a single pane-of-glass view to events/alerts, capacity
Manager for Microsoft
and health dashboards and detailed virtual infrastructure information. It integrates seamlessly with
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and provides Microsoft administrators the
following:

It supports heterogeneous HPE Storage environment including HPE MSA, HPE StoreVirtual, HPE
3PAR StoreServ, HPE StoreOnce, HPE StoreEasy, HPE XP, HPE EVA and HPE StoreEver Storage.

When deployed with the MSA 2050 array, HPE StoreFront Manager provides the following:
• Monitors the health, events and alerts for the MSA 2050 – virtual Pools, and volumes
• Provides detailed information on the VMs provisioned through MSA Storage
• Effortless installation and configuration using Powershell

HPE StoreFront Manager for Microsoft for MSA Storage is downloadable from Software Depot:
https://h20392.www2.hpe.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=Syste
m_Center

vStorage API for Array The vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI) is one of the storage application programming interface
(API) sets in vSphere. VAAI is an API storage partners can leverage to enhance performance of virtual
Integration (VAAI)
machine (VM) management operations by delegating these operations to the storage array. With
hardware offload, ESX/ESXi hosts perform certain operations faster and consume less server CPU and
memory resources, and also storage port and storage fabric bandwidth. VAAI includes high
performance and scalable VM data path primitives.
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Software

Storage Hardware Primitives for VAAI

• Full Copy or Hardware Assisted Move
• Block Zeroing or Hardware Assisted Zeroing
• Hardware Assisted Locking or Atomic Test and Set (ATS)

UNMAP reclaims space that is no longer on a thinly provisioned VMFS volume


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Warranty, Service and Support Information

Warranty Three-year limited warranty, parts exchange Next Business day delivery

Enclosures, Hard drives, and Options for the MSA 2050 carry their own warranty. Refer to Hewlett Packard
Enterprise Limited Warranty Statement for more information.

The MSA 2050 has been designed with customer self-repairable parts to minimize repair time and provide
greater flexibility in performing defective parts replacement. Please refer to Hewlett Packard Enterprise
limited warranty Statement and parts replacement instructions for further details.

NOTE: The warranty of the hard drive options purchased with the MSA 2050 models is different for SAS
hard drives versus SAS Midline. SAS hard drive options have a three year warranty and SAS Midline have
a one year warranty.

NOTE: Firmware updates beyond the 3 year warranty period requires a support contract.

Solid State Drives 3/0/0 warranty; Customer Self Repair (CSR) subject to maximum usage and or maximum supported lifetime
limitations, whichever occurs first. Maximum Supported Lifetime is the period in years set to equal the
(SSD)
warranty for the device. Maximum usage limit is the maximum amount of data that can be written to the
Warranty
device before reaching the device's write endurance limit

NOTE: SSDs used for replacement will be of equal or greater capacity and are designed to meet or exceed
the original SSD warranty. Replacement drive/s could be of the same model drive or of a different model
qualified to operate interchangeably inside the MSA array. Warranties of these components are
unaffected by any substitution.

Service and Protect your business beyond warranty with HPE Support Services
Support HPE Pointnext provides a comprehensive portfolio including Advisory and Transformational, Professional,
and Operational Services to help accelerate your digital transformation. From the onset of your
transformation journey, Advisory and Transformational Services focus on designing the transformation and
creating a solution roadmap. Professional Services specializes in creative configurations with flawless and
on-time implementation, and on-budget execution. Finally, operational services provides innovative new
approaches like Flexible Capacity and Datacenter Care, to keep your business at peak performance. HPE is
ready to bring together all the pieces of the puzzle for you, with an eye on the future, and make the complex
simple.


Connect your Unlock all of the benefits of your technology investment by connecting your products to Hewlett Packard
Enterprise. Achieve up to 77%1 reduction in down time, near 100%2 diagnostic accuracy and a single
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consolidated view of your environment. By connecting, you will receive 24x7monitoring, pre-failure alerts,
automatic call logging, and automatic parts dispatch. HPE Proactive Care Service and HPE Datacenter Care
Service customers will also benefit from proactive activities to help prevent issues and increase optimization.
All of these benefits are already available to you with your server storage and networking products, securely
connected to HPE support

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Warranty, Service and Support Information
Optimized Care HPE Proactive Care with 6 hour call-to-repair commitment, three year Support Service
HPE Proactive Care gives customers an enhanced call experience. When your products are connected to
HPE, Proactive Care helps prevent problems and maintains IT stability by utilizing personalized proactive
reports with recommendations and advice. This Service combines three years’ proactive reporting and advice
with our highest level of hardware support; HPE’s 24x7, six hour hardware call-to-repair. HPE is the only
leading manufacturer who makes this level of coverage available as a standard service offering for your most
valuable servers and storage, including the HPE MSA 2050/2052 Storage.
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-8855ENW.pdf

Standard Care HPE Proactive Care with 24x7 coverage, three year Support Service
HPE Proactive Care gives customers an enhanced call experience. When your products are connected to
HPE, Proactive Care helps prevent problems and maintains IT stability by utilizing personalized proactive
reports with recommendations and advice This Service combines three years proactive reporting and advice
with our 24x7 coverage, four hour hardware response time when there is a problem.
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-8855ENW.pdf

Basic Care HPE Foundation Care 24x7, three-year Support Service
HPE Foundation Care 24x7 gives you access to HPE 24 hours a day, seven days a week for assistance on
resolving issues. This service includes need based Hardware onsite response within four hours. Simplify your
support experience and make HPE your first call to help resolve hardware or software problems.
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/V2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA4-8876ENW&cc=us&lc=en

Foundation Care HPE Foundation Care 24x7, three-year Support Service
HPE Foundation Care 24x7 gives you access to HPE 24 hours a day, seven days a week for assistance on
resolving issues. This service includes need based Hardware onsite response within four hours. In addition,
collaborative software support is included in this service that provides troubleshooting assistance on industry
leading software running on your HPE server. Simplify your support experience and make HPE your first call
to help resolve hardware or software problems.
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/V2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA4-8876ENW&cc=us&lc=en

Parts and HPE will provide HPE-supported replacement parts and materials necessary to maintain the covered
hardware product in operating condition, including parts and materials for available and recommended
Materials
engineering improvements.
Parts and components that have reached their maximum supported lifetime and/or the maximum usage
limitations as set forth in the manufacturer's operating manual, product quick-specs, or the technical product
data sheet will not be provided, repaired, or replaced as part of these services.
The defective media retention service feature option applies only to Disk or eligible SSD/Flash Drives
replaced by HPE due to malfunction


Related Services HPE Hardware Installation
Provides for the basic hardware installation of HPE branded servers, HPE storage including the MSA
2050/2052. devices and networking options to assist you in bringing your new hardware into operation in a
timely and professional manner.
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/V2/GetPDF.aspx/5981-9356EN.pdf
HPE Installation and Startup Service
Provides for the installation and startup of HPE technology including BladeSystems, C-Class enclosure, HPE
ProLiant c-Class and Integrity server blades, storage blades, SAN switch blades, HPE Virtual Connect
modules (Ethernet and Fibre Channel), Ethernet network interconnects, and InfiniBand, as well as the
installation of one supported operating system type (Windows® or Linux). Included the HPE MSA
2050/2052.
HPE Datacenter Care service
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Warranty, Service and Support Information
Helps improve IT stability and security, increase the value of IT, and enable agility and innovation. It is a
structured framework of repeatable, tested, and globally available services “building blocks.” You can deploy,
operate, and evolve your datacenter wherever you are on your IT journey. With HPE Datacenter Care, you
benefit from a personalized relationship with HPE via a single point of accountability for HPE and others’
products.
For more information, visit http://www.hpe.com/services
HPE Flexibly Capacity,
With Flexible Capacity, you get the speed, scalability, and economics of the public cloud in the privacy of your
data center. Gain the advantages of the public cloud—consumption-based payment, rapid scalability without
worrying about capacity constraints. Reduce the “heavy lifting” needed to operate a data center. And retain
the advantages that IT provides the business (i.e., control, security). Deliver the right user experience, choose
the right technology for the business, manage privacy and compliance, and manage the cost of IT. And, you
have the option to use the public cloud when needed.
HPE Factory Express for Servers and Storage
HPE Factory Express offers configuration, customization, integration and deployment services for HPE
servers and storage products. Customers can choose how their factory solutions are built, tested, integrated,
shipped and deployed.
Factory Express offers service packages for simple configuration, racking, installation, complex configuration
and design services as well as individual factory services, such as image loading, asset tagging, and custom
packaging. HPE products supported through Factory Express include a wide array of servers and storage:
HPE Integrity, HPE ProLiant, HPE Apollo, HPE ProLiant Server Blades, HPE BladeSystem, HPE 9000 servers
as well as the HPE MSA Storage, HPE 3PAR Storage, HPE XP, rackable tape libraries and configurable
network switches.
HPE Education Services
Keep your IT staff trained making sure they have the right skills to deliver on your business outcomes. Book
on a class today and learn how to get the most from your technology investment. www.hpe.com/ww/learn
HPE Support Center
The HPE Support Center is a personalized online support portal with access to information, tools and experts
to support HPE business products. Submit support cases online, chat with HPE experts, access support
resources or collaborate with peers.
Learn more www.hpe.com/support/hpesc
HPE Insight Remote Support and HPE Support Center are available at no additional cost with a HPE
warranty, HPE Support Service or HPE contractual support agreement.
For more information: http://www.hpe.com/services


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Configuration Information


Configuration Information
Step 1 - MSA 2050 - Base Configurations
Pre-Configured MSA 2050 Base System (AC Powered)
Systems HPE MSA 2050 SAN Dual Controller LFF Storage1,3, Q1J00A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN Dual Controller SFF Storage1,3, Q1J01A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS Dual Controller LFF Storage1,3,4 Q1J28A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS Dual Controller SFF Storage1,3,4 Q1J29A
MSA 2050 Base System (DC Powered)
HPE MSA 2050 SAN NEBS Certified DC Power SFF Storage2,3, Q1J04A
HPE MSA 2050 SAN DC-Power LFF Storage2,3, Q1J79A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS NEBS Certified DC Power SFF Storage2,3,4 Q1J32A
HPE MSA 2050 SAS DC-Power LFF Storage2,3,4 Q2P39A
NOTE:
1)Includes an LFF or SFF Array Chassis depending on model, two MSA 2050 SAN or
SAS controllers depending on model, two AC power supplies, no drives
2)Includes an LFF or SFF Array Chassis depending on model, two MSA 2050 SAN or
SAS controllers depending on model, two DC power supplies, no drives
3) SFPs not included
4) SFPs are not required with SAS Storage

Single controller options are not supported.

Step 2 – Choose Your SFP+ Module
SFP+ HPE MSA 8Gb Short Wave Fibre Channel SFP+ 4-pack Transceiver C8R23B
(Includes four x 8Gb SW FC SFPs)
Modules
HPE MSA 16Gb Short Wave Fibre Channel SFP+ 4-pack Transceiver C8R24B
(Includes four x 16Gb SW FC SFPs)
HPE MSA 10Gb Short Range iSCSI SFP+ 4-pack Transceiver C8R25B
(Includes four x 10Gb SW iSCSI SFPs)
HPE MSA 1Gb RJ-45 iSCSI SFP+ 4-pack Transceiver C8S75B
(Includes four x 1Gb RJ-45 iSCSI SFPs)
NOTE:
MSA SFPs are for use only with MSA 2050 SAN Controllers
MSA SAS controllers do not require SFP modules
MSA 2050 SAN Controllers do not ship with any SFPs
Customer must select at least one of the above SFP options
Each MSA 2050 SAN controller can be configured with 2 or 4 SFPs
For MSA 2050 10Gb iSCSI configuration user can use DAC cables instead of SFPs

Step 3 – Select Your Drives.
MSA HDDs and SSDs drives are for use with MSA Storage Systems only.
Customers can mix SSD, Enterprise SAS, and SAS Midline (MDL) drives in the same array enclosure and disk enclosure

SFF SSDs 12G SFF SAS SSDs (Mixed Use)
HPE MSA 400GB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X95A
HPE MSA 800GB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X96A
HPE MSA 1.6TB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X91A
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HPE MSA 3.2TB 12G SAS Mixed Use SFF (2.5in) 3yr Warranty Solid State Drive N9X92A
SFF HDDs 12G SFF 15K SAS HDDs
HPE MSA 300GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F40A
HPE MSA 600GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F42A
HPE MSA 900GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive Q1H47A
12G SFF 10K SAS HDDs
HPE MSA 300GB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard J9F44A
Drive
HPE MSA 600GB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard J9F46A
Drive

HPE MSA 1.2TB 12G SAS 10K SFF(2.5in) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard J9F48A
Drive
HPE MSA 1.8TB 12G SAS 10K SFF (2.5in) 512e Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F49A
12G SFF 7.2K SAS MDL HDDs
HPE MSA 1TB 12G SAS 7.2K SFF (2.5in) 512e Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F50A
HPE MSA 2TB 12G SAS 7.2K SFF (2.5in) 512e Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F51A
NOTE:
• SAS MDL drives are designed for archival or reference data
• SAS MDL drives should not be used in a heavy or intense I/O environment
• Intense I/O environments require the use of enterprise-class SSD or SAS drives
LFF SSDs 12G LFF SAS SSDs (Mixed Use)
HPE MSA 400GB 12G SAS Mixed Use LFF (3.5in) Converter Carrier 3yr Wty Solid P9M79A
State Drive
HPE MSA 800GB 12G SAS Mixed Use LFF (3.5in) Converter Carrier 3yr Wty Solid P9M80A
State Drive
LFF HDDs 12G LFF 7.2K SAS Midline Drives
HPE MSA 2TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) 512n Midline 1 yr Warranty Hard Drive N9X93A
HPE MSA 4TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) 512e Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive K2Q82A
HPE MSA 6TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) 512e Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive J9F43A
HPE MSA 8TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) 512e Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive M0S90A
HPE MSA 10TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) Midline 512e 1 yr Wty Hard Drive P9M82A
SFF SEDs MSA Small Form Factor (SFF) SAS DP Self-Encrypted Drives
HPE MSA 1.2TB 12G SAS 10K SFF (2.5in) Enterprise Self Encrypted 3yr Wty Hard P9M81A
Drive
LFF SED MSA Large Form Factor (LFF) SAS DP Self-Encrypted Drives
HPE MSA 4TB 12G SAS 7.2K LFF (3.5in) Enterprise Self Encrypted 3 yr Wty Hard Q1H48A
Drive
NOTE:
• All drives within the MSA 2050 array must be self-encrypted drives (SEDs) to
enable the encryption feature.
• There cannot be a mixture of encrypted and non-encrypted drives within the
same array.
• SEDs can be used in a non-SED environment, but will not be encrypted unless all
drives in the array are SEDs
• All MSA SEDs are FIPS 140-2 compliant FIPS 140-2 Validated Self-Encrypting
Drives (SEDs) have been certified by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) and Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE)
as meeting the Level 2 security requirements for cryptographic modules as

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defined in the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2
Publication
Step 4 – Options
Drive HPE MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure Q1J06A
Enclosures HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure Q1J07A
• Each drive enclosure includes two 0.5m MiniSAS to MiniSAS cables
• Add up to 7 additional drive enclosures
• MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure can be connected to either the MSA 2050 SFF
or LFF dual controller systems.
• HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure can be connected to either the MSA 2050
SFF or LFF dual controller systems.
SAS Cables HP External Mini SAS 1m Cable 407337-B21
HP External Mini SAS 2m Cable 407339-B21
NOTE
• Connecting MSA 2050 Controller to a JBOD if a longer cable is desired.
AC Power Cords HP ProLiant 12 ft Power Cord 227099-001
Power Cord, (Australia/China/New Zealand) 227098-001
Power Cord, (Central Europe) 157215-001
Power Cord, (United Kingdom/Hong Kong) 157216-001
Power Cord, (Switzerland) 157219-001
Power Cord, (Italy) 157217-001
Power Cord, (Denmark) 157218-001
Power Cord, (Japan) 139867-001
Power Cord, (South East Asia/India) 157220-001
NOTE:
• Two PDU cables: one 142263-008 (Black) and one 1422633-013 (Grey), ship
standard with all AC-powered enclosures

Step 5a - Choose Supported Options For Fibre Channel Infrastructure
PremierFlexOM4 HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 5m Cable QK734A
type cables HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 15m Cable QK735A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 30m Cable QK736A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 50m Cable QK737A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 0.5m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ833A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 1.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ834A
HPE LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 2.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ835A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 5.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ836A
M3 FC LC-LC cables HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 15.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ837A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 30.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ838A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 50.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable AJ839A

Step 5b - Choose Supported Options For 10GbE Infrastructure
Copper Cable HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 0.5m Direct Attach Copper Cable 487649-B21
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable 487652-B21
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable 487655-B21
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable 537963-B21
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable 487658-B21
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Configuration Information
DAC Cable HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9281B
HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9283B
HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9285B
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 0.65m Direct Attach Copper Cable JD095C
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1.2m Direct Attach Copper Cable JD096C
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable JD097C
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable JG081C
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable JC784C

Step 5c - Choose Supported Options For SAS Infrastructure
Supported options Mini SAS Cables
HP 1.0m External Mini SAS High Density to Mini SAS Cable 716189-B21
HP 2.0m External Mini SAS High Density to Mini SAS Cable 716191-B21
HP 4.0m External Mini SAS High Density to Mini SAS Cable 716193-B21
NOTE: These cables are used to connect 6Gb SAS initiator to MSA 2050 SAS
controller. These are not used for connecting to a disk enclosure.
HP External 1.0m (3ft) Mini-SAS HD 4x to Mini-SAS HD 4x Cable 716195-B21
HP External 2.0m (6ft) Mini-SAS HD 4x to Mini-SAS HD 4x Cable 716197-B21
HP External 4.0m (13ft) Mini-SAS HD 4x to Mini-SAS HD 4x Cable 716199-B21
NOTE: These cables are used to connect 12Gb SAS initiator to MSA 2050 SAS
controller. These are not used for connecting to a disk enclosure.

HPE Smart Array E208e-p SR Gen10 12G SAS PCIe Plug-in Controller 804398-B21
HP H241 12Gb 2-ports Ext Smart Host Bus Adapter 726911-B21
HP H221 PCIe 3.0 SAS Host Bus Adapter 729552-B21
SAS Controllers
HPE Smart Array P408e-m SR Gen10 12G SAS Mezzanine Controller 804381-B21
HP Smart Array P441/4GB FBWC 12Gb 2-ports Ext SAS Controller 726825-B21
HPE Smart Array P408e-p SR Gen10 12G SAS PCIe Plug-in Controller 804405-B21
HP Smart Array P441/4GB FBWC 12Gb 2-ports Ext SAS Controller 726782-B21
Switches
HP 6Gb SAS Switch Single Pack for HP BladeSystem c-Class BK763A
HP 6Gb SAS Switch Dual Pack for HP BladeSystem c-Class BK764A
Step 6 – Software
The MSA Advanced Virtualization software is available as an option on the MSA
2050.

HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite LTU Q0H99A
HPE MSA Advanced Data Services Suite E-LTU Q0H99AAE
NOTE:
• The Advanced Data Services Suite includes a Performance Tiering LTU, 512
Snapshot Software LTU, and the Remote Snap Software LTU
• Individual Software titles are not available for sale on the MSA 2050


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Technical Specifications


MSA 2050 POWER REQUIREMENTS
Input Power • 110VAC 3.32A, 344-390 W; 220VAC 1.61A,374-432W
Requirements
(typical-running I/O)
SFF/LFF arrays
Max Input Power 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz., 4.5-1.9A; 48-60 VDC 10.4A/8.3A
Heat Dissipation 1622 BTU/hr
TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY RANGES
Operating Temperature 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
Shipping Temperature -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
Operating Humidity 10% to 90% RH @ 104°F (40°C) non-condensing
Non-Operating Humidity Up to 93% RH @ 104°F (40°C)
DECLARED ACOUSTIC NOISE LEVELS
Sound Power A weighted sound power LWAd=6,75 B
Sound Pressure A weighted sound pressure LpAm - 55dB
SHOCK AND VIBRATION
Shock, Operational 3G's for 11 milliseconds
Shock, Non-Operational 15G 11ms half sine
Vibration, Operational 5-500Hz, 0.14 Grms shaped
Vibration, Non- 3-365-3Hz, 1.22 Grms,z-axis,0.85 Grms, X&Y axis shaped spectrum
Operational
PHYSICAL
Height 3.5 in/ 8.9 cm
Depth (excluding cables) SFF 24-bay array: 19.5 in / 49.5 cm
(back of ear to back of LFF 12-bay array: 22.5in. / 57.2 cm
controller handle)
Width (body only) 17.6 in / 44.7 cm (w/ ears 19 in / 48.26 cm)
Weight LFF chassis: 40.6 lbs.
(Includes chassis and 2 SFF chassis: 38.7 lbs
controllers. No drives)
MSA 2050 Safety UL 60950-1 (USA)
Regulatory Info CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.60950-1-03 (Canada)
EN 60950-1 (European Union)
GS mark (Germany)
IEC 60950-1 (International)
CCC Mark (power supply only, China PRC)
Electromagnetic VCCI:2008-04 Class A (Japan)
Compatibility FCC 15:109(g) Class A (USA)
ICES-003:2004 Class A (Canada)
EN55022 : (European Union Class A); CISPR 22 (International Class A)
EN61000-3-2 : (Harmonics) (European Union)
EN61000-3-3 : (Flicker) (European Union)


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Technical Specifications
EN 55024 (European Union, Immunity, Class A);CISPR 24 (International
Immunity, Class A)
AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A (Australia, New Zealand)
CNS 13438 Taiwan, Class A (Taiwan)
KN22 Class A (Emissions Class A); KN24 (Immunity) (S Korea)
RoHS and WEEE RoHS-6/6 Compliance, China RoHS, WEEE
Country Approvals United States ,Australia/New Zealand, Canada, China (PRC), European
Union, Germany (GS Mark), Japan, South Korea, Taiwan


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Summary of Changes

Date Version History Action Description of Change
06-Nov-2017 From Version 4 to 5 Changed Changes made to the document
02-Oct-2017 From Version 3 to 4 Changed Changes made to the Standard Features Section
25-Sept-2017 From Version 2 to 3 Changed Changes made throughout the QuickSpecs
11-Jul-2017 From Version 1 to 2 Changes Fixed Typos
05-Jun-2017 Version 1 Created Document Created


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ویژگی های سیستم :
حافظه :
614 TB SFF maximum raw capacity
ذخیره سازی :
Drive description 192 SFF SAS/MDL SAS/SSD or 96 LFF SAS/MDL SAS/SSD, maximum including expansion, supported, depending on model 614 TB SFF or 960 TB LFF, maximum raw capacity depending on model
کارت های کنترل :
Host interface 16 Gb/8 Gb Fibre Channel 8-ports per system or 1 GbE/10GbE iSCSI 8-ports per system or 12 Gb SAS 8-ports per system are supported Storage controller 2 HPE MSA 2050 SAN Controller or 2 HPE MSA 2050 SAS Controllers, supported, depending on model Storage expansion options
ابعاد و وزن :
Weight 40.6 lb Product dimensions (H x W x D) 3.5 x 22.5 x 17.6 in
مدیریت سرور :