The MSA P2000 G3 arrays are 2U storage area network (SAN) or direct connect solutions (OS and protocol dependent) offering a choice of five controllers - two FC, one SAS, one 10GbE iSCSI and the newest model features a four port 1 Gb iSCSI. The first Fibre Channel controller is a high-performance, 8 Gb dual port model. The second offering is a unique dual-purpose Combo controller with two 8 Gb Fibre Channel ports with the addition of two 1GbE iSCSI ports. The third controller choice is 6Gb SAS with four ports per controller. There is also the addition of a two port 10 Gb iSCSI, while the latest controller introduction features four 1 Gb iSCSI ports per controller. Whatever the situation calls for, the P2000 G3 line-up has the right solution. The HP P2000 G3 Modular Smart Array family encompasses five controllers, each featuring different protocols or combination of protocols to match the exact needs of the user.
- P2000 G3 FC/iSCSI Combo MSA controller: this unique controller offers both 8 Gb Fibre Channel and 1 GbE iSCSI functionalities built into a single array controller. This allows customers to enable storage needing high performance thru the FC ports while leveraging their SAN investment by sharing the array resources with smaller departments through low-cost iSCSI. It also enables optional Remote Snap (replication) for data protection.
- P2000 G3 FC MSA controller: Dual 8 Gb Fibre Channel host ports per controller give high performance with a mature topology and is compatible with the largest installed base of SAN users.
- P2000 G3 10GbE iSCSI MSA controller: HP was the first of the major modular array manufacturers that brought a high performance dual-ported 10GbE iSCSI solution to the entry level segment. Ideal for those who want to utilize cost-effective Ethernet as their infrastructure without sacrificing access time to their data. Now supports Remote Snap (replication).
- P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller: the P2000 G3 SAS model gives fast 6 Gb transmission rates with low cost SAS connections. Four host ports per controller support a highly efficient direct connect configuration.
- P2000 G3 iSCSI MSA controller offers four 1 Gb iSCSI ports utilizes the popular Ethernet infrastructure with its low cost and ease of management, while the additional ports assure increased performance over the previous generation. Now supports Remote Snap (replication).
What's in the box
HP 2000 G3 Pre-configured array with (2) G3 10GbE iSCSI controllers in a Large Form Factor, 12 drive bay chassis. No drive.