For even more detailed specifications, see HPE’sspec sheet. Within 2 miles 5 miles 10 miles 15 miles 20 miles 50 miles 75 miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles of. Or would those ports on the SAN then not have access to all the volumes in a way that it can replicate them across, and also be used by the ESXi guests on both sides? Although, as many of our readers understand, synthetic performance data only shows part of the story. Hi Can you post the link to the application that can connect to the management interface and update firmware? In my configuration I only have 2 links from each host to the MSA, and because of LUN ownership only 1 link is optimized and used , the other is for fail over and redundancy.

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Do I need to aggregate ports on switch to create one big bandwidth pipe to SAN?

Cisco switch seems to last forever but by design the switch is controllr single point of failure. How does Windows Server R2 function with that configuration? Great blog and detailed write up on the MSA.

I actually just connected a 3 foot Cat6 cable from server to server and dedicated it to vMotion. First part, I had to run the configuration wizard and set the various environment settings.


It take some time to figure out that LUN number should be between In our application workloads, we saw fantastic performance.

Network Type see all. As we checked the logs.

I might recommend reaching out and hiring a consultant to help configure this as it sounds like you may require more assistance than what can be jp provided over a blog post. Skip to main content. Can we directly connect the simulation servers to the ? This allows you to do online firmware updates that will result in absolutely ZERO downtime.

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While you can update the controller firmware with the web interface, I chose not to do this as HPe provides a Windows executable that will connect to the management interface and update both controllwr.

Moving the replica target controller was a bit tricky; but basically you have to detach the remote volume, remove the remote host and ship offsite.

To configure iSCSI ports 1. The interface is compatible with a broad range of web browsers without requiring any additional software to be installed to manage it. Tintri releases TGC 4.

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All testing was performed over 16Gb FC, two ports per controller. Steven, thanks for show the domo. Yes it is possible to use it without a switch with 10Gb. These are two separate units, that have different types of controllers.


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The first PART you mentioned may be overkill, while the second item you listed may not be enough. At this stage, the controllers still has some head-room left in them, which is great for future expansion. Users are able to select which pool the storage is located inside of, as well as a preference to which storage tier the data should reside.

This is something I looked at and almost did, but chose not to just to keep costs down for the time being. Did you use the cables listed in the Quickspecs compatibility document?

On this unit, SSD cache is read-only, so only read activity is accelerated. Each host will have separate physical, redundant links to the SAN. What can I do? Could you confirm this please? The RAID volumes started to initialize.

After it breached 1ms, the throughput continued to rise up to Product Model P G3.

A standard MSA supports up to 64 snapshots.