HPE Modular Smart Array (MSA) 2040

End of life Date:
April 30, 2023
Storage Device

Capacity (Single enclosure and maximum additional drive enclosures)1

For LFF:

120TB (Single LFF Array-Head - Using 12 x 10TB LFF SAS midline drives)

960TB (7 LFF disk enclosures behind LFF array and using 10TB LFF SAS midline drives)

For SFF:

76.8TB (Single SFF Array-Head - Using 24 x 3.2TB SFF SSD drives)

637TB (7 SFF disk enclosures behind SFF array and using 3.2TB SFF SSD drives)

Pool capacity2

GL200: 169TB (154TiB)

GL210: 219TB (200TiB)

GL220: 329TB (300TiB)

GL220 with large pool support: 562TB (512TiB)


6GB per controller

Total LUNs (LUN size are dependent of the Storage architecture: Linear versus virtualized)


Maximum LUN size: 140TB (128TiB)

Thin provisioning allows to create the LUNs independent of the physical Storage

Host interconnect

MSA 2040 SAN controller will support up to four connections with options of 16Gb, 8Gb FC and 10 GbE, 1 GbE iSCSI per controller

MSA 2040 SAS controller will support up to four 6Gb/12Gb SAS connections per controller using Mini-SAS HD cables

Maximum drives with expansion

96 LFF/199 SFF

Maximum host supported

64 in v2 UI

512 in v3 UI

Protocol (Host connect)

16Gb FC

Server compatibility4

Supports most HPE ProLiant, BladeSystems and Integrity servers including

HPE ProLiant DL, ML

HPE c-Class Blade Servers

Integrity servers, IA64

Web browser support

The MSA 2040 supports target based management, and include a web interface and a telnet interface, and require a web browser for management

Beginning with GL200 or newer firmware, MSA 2040 users have the option to use one of two WBI's

Users taking advantage of virtualization features will be required to use SMU V3

The MSA 2040 management supports Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome

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