What is HP MSA storage?

The Hewlett-Packard Modular Smart Array 2040 (HP MSA 2040) is a rack-mountable storage array for enterprise SAN environments. It is designed to be part of a modular SAN, and supports virtualization with features such as automated tiering, volume copy and virtualized snapshot services.

What MSA 2040?

HPE MSA 2040, a High-Performance Storage array designed for Entry-Level Hewlett Packard Enterprise users desiring 8Gb/16Gb Fibre Channel (FC), 1 GbE/10 GbE iSCSI, or 12Gb SAS connectivity with 4 host ports per controller.

How do I configure HP SAN Storage MSA 2040?

MSA 2040 Start Up

  1. Step 1: Verify Materials and Review SAN Overview.
  2. Step 2: Mount the MSA to Your Rack.
  3. Step 3: Install 2.5″ Hard Drives.
  4. Step 4: Connect the MSA 2040 for Remote Management.
  5. Step 5: Install SFP Ports on MSA and Switch (images Display Switch Only)
  6. Step 6: Connecting MSA 2040 to Network Switches.

What size SSDs are included by default in the MSA 2050?

Drives available The MSA 2050 SAN Storage systems support both the MSA 3.5-inch LFF drives, and the MSA 2.5-inch SFF drives. Solid State Drives (SSDs) deliver exceptional performance for applications requiring high random read IOPs performance.


Looking for affordable, high-performance shared storage? The HPE MSA 2050 SAN Storage is a flash ready hybrid storage system designed for affordable application acceleration ideal for small and remote office deployments.

Which enhancements were added in HPE MSA gen6?

New HPE MSA-DP+ data protection brings significant improvements to traditional RAID technology including up to 25X1 faster rebuild performance (versus RAID 6), removal of idle drive spares, and configuration expansion at a more granular level (with as little as one drive per add).

How do I connect to MSA 2050?

To connect the MSA 2050 array to a remote management host, connect an RJ-45 Ethernet cable from theEthernet network management port on each MSA 2050 controller to a switch that users management host canaccess (Preferably on the same subnet).

How do I factory reset my MSA 2040?

Connect to the MSA CLI interface over the USB serial port using putty, minicom or your preferred serial terminal emulator (see HPE documentation). Hit enter to display to the MSA welcome banner and login prompt. Proceed to login with username restoredefaults and the serial number of the MSA module as the password.

How do I turn off SAN storage?


  1. Click the Hardware tab.
  2. In the Hardware tab navigation pane, select the storage controller to shut down.
  3. In the right pane, click Shutdown/Restart Controller. The Shutdown/Restart Controller dialog box appears.
  4. Select Shutdown from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click OK. The selected storage controller is shut down.

How do I turn off HP MSA 2040 storage?

To perform a shut down: In the banner, click the system panel and select Restart System. In the System topic, select Action > Restart System. The Controller Restart and Shut Down panel opens.

What is HP SimpliVity?

Hewlett Packard Enterprises SimpliVity is an integrated, all-embracing system that has compute, storage, networking, and other data center services, all in a hyperconverged stack.

Who makes HPE MSA?

the Hewlett Packard
With one of the lowest entry price point in the Hewlett Packard. The HPE MSA 1050 SAN Storage features iSCSI, FC and SAS host interface connectivity at previously unattainable entry price points.