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HPE MSA 2050 SAN Storage - Cabling

Complete system example

The following figure shows an example of a dual-controller, direct-connect enclosure configuration with two servers accessing the storage.

Two servers are direct-connected to a dual-controller HPE MSA 2050 array. The MSA 2050 array is in turn connected to two dual-I/O module HPE MSA 2050 6Gb 3.5 inch large form factor (LFF) or 2.5 inch small form factor(SFF) enclosures using Mini-SAS to Mini-SAS cables.

MSA 2050 array controller
MSA 2050 disk enclosure
MSA 2050 disk enclosure


Configuration notes

  • A maximum of eight enclosures (including the controller enclosure) are allowed in the storage system.

  • For Windows computers that are connected to the MSA 2050 controller CLI port, a special device driver file must be downloaded and installed on the Windows computer prior to using the CLI port.

  1. Select product from the HPE Support & Drivers page.

  2. Click download drivers and software.

  3. Choose the appropriate Windows operating system.

  4. Select driver - Storage controller.

  5. Click Download to obtain the appropriate USB Driver for Windows operating system.


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