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StorageWorks Modular Smart Array 1000 - Overview

Product Overview

HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array 1000
2Gb Fibre Channel storage system for entry level to mid-range Storage Area Network

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User Interface
Controller Display with Status Indicators (2) and Push Buttons (4)
Status Indicators on front of Controller (16)
Electrical Interface
LVD (Low Voltage Differential) SCSI to Hard Drives
1 Gb and 2 Gb Fibre Channel fabrics
SCSI Ports
4-channel: 2 external, 2 Internal
Protocol Support
Support for HP Ultra2, Ultra3, and Ultra320
Maximum Drives
Scaleable from 3 to 42 drives via HP StorageWorks 4200/4300 Enclosures
Logical Drives
Up to 32 logical drive
MSA30, 4200/4300 Enclosures
RAID Support
  • RAID ADG (Advanced Data Guarding)

  • RAID 5 (Distributed Data Guarding)

  • RAID 1+0 (Striping & Mirroring)

  • RAID 1 (Mirroring)

  • RAID 0 (Striping)

Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32 & 64-bit)

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server (sp3)

  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server and Enterprise Edition (sp6a)

  • NetWare 5.1, 6, and 6.5

  • Red Hat Linux Enterprise Advanced Server 2.1 and Enterprise Linux 3.0 (32 & 64-bit)

  • United Linux 1.0

  • SuSE Linux SLES 8 (32 & 64-bit )

  • Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1

  • Tru64 UNIX or OpenVMS supported in homogeneous environments only. Please refer to compatibility matrix at for complete configuration support.

  • HP-UX 11.11, and 11.23 homogeneous environments only.
NOTE: The MSA1000 for HP-UX supports single controller configurations only. HP-UX support is of a homogeneous nature.
  • Command Line Interface (CLI) is used for configuration and Event Monitoring Service (EMS) for monitoring.
  • Root/Boot/Dump/Swap/Install is also supported.
  • HP-UX support is now enabled with the standard firmware that ships with the MSA1000.
  • PV Links is supported for multi (HBA) path / single controller (2 HBAs) configurations.
  • Fabric, hub and direct Connect are supported
  • HP-UX 11.11 & 11.23, PA-RISC and Itanium
Software Certifications
  • Microsoft Cluster Server Certification

  • Hewlett Packard Data Protector

  • VERITAS Backup Exec and NetBackup

  • Legato NetWorker for Windows

  • Computer Associates BrightStor Enterprise Backup

Cache Memory
256 MB read/write battery-backed cache, expandable to 512 MB per controller
Cache Batteries
Up to three days of redundant battery life, removable for easy replacement
Upgradeable Firmware
2-MB flashable ROM
Fabric Switch1
A single port 2 Gb Fibre Channel I/O module standard
MSA Fabric Switch 6, MSA SAN switch 2/8, or the MSA hub 2/3 optional
Server Compatibility
32-bit Compaq ProLiant servers
Multi-vendor industry standard 32-bit Intel-based (x86) servers
Supports specific Alpha servers running Tru64 UNIX or OpenVMS.
Supports most 64-bit Integrity and PA-RISC servers with Microsoft and Linux operating systems.
Supports HP Integrity and HP9000 servers.
Note 1: MSA Fabric Switch 6 and MSA SAN Switch 2/8 Cybrary pages



Current MSA1000
Interoperability with other external switches
Not applicable (MSA Fabric Switch 6)
Applicable (MSA SAN Switch 2/8)
Operating Systems
  • Windows NT/2000
  • NetWare
  • Linux
  • Windows NT 4.0 Server
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • WindowsServer 2003
  • Novell NetWare 5.1, 6.0
  • Linux
  • Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1
  • Red Hat Linux Professional 7.2
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7
  • Tru64 UNIX
  • OpenVMS
  • HP-UX 11.11, and 11.23

    homogeneous environments only.

HBA Support
  • FCA2101 (Windows)
  • FCA2210 (NetWare)
  • FCA2214 (Linux)
  • FCA2101 (Windows)
  • FCA2210 (NetWare)
  • FCA2214 (Linux)
  • FCA2354 (Tru64 UNIX/OpenVMS)


Product Description

The HP StorageWorks Modular SAN Array 1000 is a 2 Gb Fibre Channel storage system designed for the entry-level to mid-range Storage Area Network (SAN).

The modular design of the MSA1000 allows the user to easily add storage capacity on an as needed basis. The MSA1000 combines the array controller shelf and the drive shelf, which holds up to fourteen 1" universal disk drives in a single 4U rackmount cabinet. More storage can be easily deployed with the addition of up to two StorageWorks 4314 Enclosures.

Besides the single port 2 Gb Fibre Channel I/O module that comes standard, there is an optional 3-port 2 Gb Fibre Channel hub that also fits inside – an ideal low cost solution for simple 2-node clustering. There is also a newly introduced 8-port switch that mounts internally, featuring a low cost per port option that saves rack space.

The MSA1000 provides Ultra3 SCSI connections to the hard drives and uses the HP Universal 1” Ultra2, Ultra3, and/or Ultra320 drives. An alternative firmware version, installed in place of the standard version, now enables support for OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX.


Product Features

  • Performance – The msa1000 and its components have been designed using the latest industry standard 2 Gb interconnects and Fibre Channel technology. Performance tests indicate a data transmission rate of over 30, 000 IOPS and bandwidth of up to 200 MB per second. (Single msa1000 Controller)

  • Modular Chassis – The modular design of the MSA1000 cabinet supports up to fourteen 1" Universal hard drives, redundant controllers, 2Gb/s Fabric Switches, fans and power supplies in a 4U rackmount cabinet.

  • Scalability – The msa1000 cabinet scales to 2.0 TB, using fourteen, 146 GB, 1” HP Universal hard drives. By simply adding additional StorageWorks 4200/4300 Enclosures (two enclosures max), the msa1000 scales to 6.0 TB, using forty-two, 146 GB, 1” HP Universal hard drives – all within 10U of rack space.

  • MSA Hub 2/3 – The optional MSA Hub 2/3, to be installed within the msa1000, offers 2 Gb performance. With two ports accessible by the user, the msa hub 2/3 is the ideal interconnect for low-cost 2-node clustering or simple attaching two servers. A second msa hub 2/3 can be installed for redundancy. This hub ships with two SFPs included

  • MSA SAN switch 2/8 - The optional MSA SAN switch 2/8 can also be installed within the msa1000. With seven ports accessible by the user, the MSA SAN switch 2/8 is the ideal interconnect for cost effective multiple clusters or nodes or connection to other hp SAN switches from the hp interconnect family of switches. A second MSA SAN switch 2/8 can be installed for redundancy. This switch ships with four SFPs included.

  • Hot Plug Expansion and Replacement Support – The msa1000 supports hot plug expansion and replacement of hard drives, redundant controllers, fabric switches or hubs for simple, fast installation and maintenance. Fans and power supplies are also hot plug replaceable

  • Advanced Data Guarding (RAID ADG) Fault Tolerance – This is the highest level of fault tolerance. It allocates two sets of parity data across drives and allows simultaneous write operations. This level of fault tolerance can withstand two simultaneous drive failures without downtime or data loss.


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