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HPE H221 Host Bus Adapter - Overview

Product description

HP H221 Host Bus Adapter
The HP H221 Host Bus Adapter is a 2X4 external ports HBA provides customers with the flexibility and speed they have come to expectfrom HP. The H221 HBA has been optimized for connection to the SAS based HP P2000 G3 SAS Modular Smart Array, D2000 and D6000Disk Enclosures, and MSA2040 SAN Storage; and provides support for both 6 Gb SAS and SATA Hard Disk Drives. In addition, the H221HBA controller provides support for SAS tape drives. This SAS HBA is ideal for driving cost-effective and reliable scalability in todaysdata centers.


Product features

Compatibility 1
ProLiant DL (rack-optimized)
  • HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8

ProLiant ML (expansion-optimized)
HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8
  • 6 Gb/s SAS (bandwidth per physical link)

  • 48 Gb/s total available bandwidth (8 physical links x 6 Gb/s)

  • PCIe 2.0 host interface x8 (5 GT/s bandwidth)

HP Server integration
Fully integrated and tested with ProLiant servers and management software.
Key features
  • SAS technology delivers high performance and data bandwidth up to 6 Gb/s per physical link

  • Mix-and-match SAS and SATA hard drives; deploy drive technology as needed

  • PCIe x8 (4 GB/s bandwidth)

  • PCI 2.0 x8 capable

Eight (8) SAS physical links distributed across 2 x 4 external SFF8088 Mini-SAS connectors
  • Eight 6 Gb/s SAS physical links supporting up to 2 simultaneous x4 Wide SAS Ports

  • Capacity up to 288TB of SAS or 192TB SATA

Form factor
Either high-profile or low-profile PCI 2.0 slots. (parts included with option)
Supported enclosures
  • HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System (Two AW592A G3 SAS controllers, one AP838A LFF 12-drive bay chassis)

  • HP P2000 G3 SAS Modular Smart Array Controller

NOTE: 1: This is a list of supported servers. Some may be discontinued.


Software overview

Operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard 32 Bit

  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise 32 Bit

  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard x64

  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise x64

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

  • VMware ESX (32/64) 4.0


Legal Disclaimer: Products sold prior to the November 1, 2015 separation of Hewlett-Packard Company into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc. may have older product names and model numbers that differ from current models.

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