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HPE MSA 2050/2052 storage andMicrosoft Windows Server 2016Implementation GuideTechnical white paper

Technical white paperContentsExecutive summary . 3Solution overview . 3Solution components.3Hardware.3HPE MSA 2050/2052 storage .4HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 server.4HPE Storage Networking .5HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter.6Software .6Microsoft Windows Server 2016 .6Microsoft Hyper-V.6Windows Failover Cluster Manager .7HPE Storage Integrations .7Best practices and configuration guidance . 7HPE MSA 2050/2052 storage concepts .7Storage pools .8Disk groups.8Virtual volumes .9Default mappings for volumes .9RAID level considerations .9Microsoft Windows Storage integration . 10Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V . 10Recommendations for virtual networks . 10Redundant cabling for HA environments . 11Storage Area Network (SAN) . 11Network .12Microsoft Multipath I/O . 12PowerShell Hyper-V Module . 14Hyper-V Switch and SET Teaming. 14Install and configure Failover Clustering. 18Failover Clustering/Cluster Shared Volumes . 19HPE MSA 2050/2052 storage provisioning . 21Provisioning HPE MSA SAN storage to Hyper-V . 21Provisioning HPE MSA storage to virtual machines . 24Shared-nothing live migration . 30Overview and configuration of HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center . 35HPE OneView Storage System Management Pack. 35HPE Storage Management Pack for System Center . 36HPE Fabric Management Add-in for System Center . 36Licensing.36Installation .36

Technical white paperConfiguring the SCOM server to process SNMP traps. 44Configure the SNMP service within Windows . 44HPE Fabric Management add-in for System Center . 47OneView SCVMM Integration Kit installation . 48Configuring the HPE Fabric Management Add-in within the SCVMM console . 49Configuring the HPE OneView Appliance within the SCVMM . 50Configuring the HPE MSA Storage system within the SCVMM . 50HPE ProLiant SCVMM Integration Kit installation . 52HPE Storage integration with SCVMM using SMI-S . 53How does it work? . 53How do I configure it? . 53HPE MSA Storage configuration . 53SCOM configuration . 54SCVMM configuration . 55Key findings and recommendations . 57HPE MSA storage . 57HPE MSA configuration. 58HPE MSA 2040 SAN . 58HPE MSA 2050 SAN . 59Performance tuning . 59Summary . 60Terminology. 60Resources and additional links . 62

Technical white paperPage 3Executive summaryWhen supported with the correct underlying storage platform, server virtualization delivers increased infrastructure consolidation, administrativeefficiency, business continuity, and cost savings. As a result, server virtualization is not only transforming the data center, but also the businessesthat those data centers fuel. However, these transformative results depend on advanced storage to deliver the performance, availability, andflexibility to keep up with the dynamic and consolidated nature of virtualized server environments.To maximize the many benefits and features that virtualization provides, a shared-storage system is required. Small-to-medium businesses(SMBs) need integration, performance, and resiliency to power their virtual environments. Each SMB must work within smaller budget constraintsto deploy the same features that modern enterprises typically demand. The latest generation of HPE MSA storage is designed and built toexceed the economic and operational requirements of virtual data centers by providing the storage performance, scalability, availability, andsimplified management that SMBs with growing storage require.When deployed together, HPE MSA storage with Microsoft Hyper-V Server provides SMBs with the benefits of consolidation savings byincreasing virtual machine (VM) density, lowering storage costs, and realizing time savings from simplified storage management andprovisioning.Solution overviewClustered, fault-tolerant, virtualization environments, such as Microsoft Hyper-V Server, rely heavily upon centrally managed, scalable SANresources. The HPE MSA storage system provides a versatile entry-level SAN solution for Hyper-V host clusters. Microsoft Hyper-Vadministrators, as well as IT generalists, find storage-management tasks simple and intuitive with HPE MSA storage.This solution demonstrates the integration between the HPE MSA storage system, HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center, Microsoft SystemCenter 2016 - Virtual Machine Manager, and Microsoft System Center 2016 - Operations Manager.Solution componentsThis section provides a description of each solution component, including the following: Hardware components– HPE MSA 2050/2052 storage (Generation 5)– HPE ProLiant DL380 Generation9 (Gen9) server– HPE storage networking with the HPE StoreFabric SN6000B Fibre Channel Switch– HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16 Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter Software components– Microsoft Windows Server 2016– Microsoft Hyper-V– Windows Failover Cluster Manager– HPE storage integrationsHardwareClustered, fault-tolerant, virtualization environments, such as Microsoft Hyper-V, rely upon centrally-managed, scalable, storage-area network(SAN) resources. The HPE MSA storage system provides a versatile entry-level SAN solution for Hyper-V host clusters.

Technical white paperPage 4HPE MSA 2050/2052 storageFigure 1. HPE MSA 2050/2052 storage system front viewThe HPE MSA 2050/2052 storage system provides the following features: Enterprise-class storage at an entry price that is easy to install and maintain. No storage expertise necessary. Accelerate applications with 1.6 TB solid-state drive (SSD) capacity, Advanced Optimization (AO), an all-inclusive software suite, and 512snapshots out-of-the-box. Scale as needed with SSD, Midline, or SAS drives. Includes two SSD’s totaling 1.6 TB read cache or 800 GB SSD capacity per storage pool. Dual Converged SAN Controllers with 4x 16 GB or 8 GB FC ports, and 4x 10 GB or 1 GB Ethernet ports per controller. Scale up to eight controllers, 48 GB of backend bandwidth using four lanes, 6 GB per controller. All-inclusive software bundle. Thin provisioning, wide striping, SSD-based read cache, snapshots (512), remote snap, and tiering. Management: Web-based GUI and command line interface (CLI). Supports Virtualization, SQL, Exchange, and more.For more information, go to the HPE MSA 2052 Storage QuickSpecs.HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 serverFigure 2. HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 serverThe HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 server delivers the best performance and expandability in the HPE 2-processor (2P) rack portfolio. Reliability,serviceability, and near-continuous availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty, make it ideal for any environment.Purpose-built for flexibility, efficiency, and manageability, the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 server is designed to adapt to the needs of anyenvironment, from the large enterprise to the remote office or branch office (ROBO) customer.

Technical white paperPage 5The HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 features a future-proof design with flexible options. Choose the features and functions you need now; add moreas necessary as your business needs grow; the modular chassis, networking, and controller designs allow for easy upgrades. Pay for what youneed, when you need it.With industry-leading performance and energy-efficiency, the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 delivers faster business results and quicker returns onyour investment. The HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 supports industry-standard Intel E5-2600 v3 and E5-2600 v4 processors with up to 22cores, 12 GB SAS, and HPE DDR4 Smart Memory bundled with high-efficiency redundant HPE Flexible Slot Power Supplies.For more information, see the HPE ProLiant DL380 Generation9 (Gen9) Server QuickSpecs.HPE Storage NetworkingFigure 3. HPE SN6000B Fibre Channel SwitchWhile this paper focuses on the best practices for deploying HPE MSA storage for Microsoft Hyper-V, it is important to make sure that theproper storage networking infrastructure exists to complement the server and storage requirements. HPE offers a full set of network solutions tocomplete your infrastructure.A typical addition to an HPE MSA storage and Microsoft Hyper-V deployments is the HPE SN6000B Fibre Channel Switch, shown in Figure 3. TheHPE StoreFabric SN6000B Fibre Channel Switch is a high-performance, ultra-dense, highly scalable, easy-to-use, enterprise-class storagenetworking switch, delivering market-leading Fibre Channel capabilities. It is designed to support data growth, demanding workloads, and datacenter consolidation in small-to large-scale enterprise infrastructures, delivering 4, 8, 10 or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 1Upackage.The HPE SN6000B Fibre Channel Switch can scale from 24 to 48 ports with 48 SFP ports. A simplified deployment process and a point-andclick user interface make the HPE StoreFabric SN6000B Switch easy to use.The HPE SN6000B Fibre Channel Switch provides the following features: Delivers 16 Gbps performance with up to 48 ports in an energy-efficient, 1U form factor, providing maximum flexibility for diverse deploymentand cooling strategies. Features Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities for fast, easy, and cost-effective scaling from 24 to 48 ports in 12-port increments. Provides a flexible, simple, and easy-to-use SAN solution with industry-leading technology. Supports highly virtualized, private-cloud storage with multitenancy and non-stop operations. Offers best-in-class port density and scalability for midrange-enterprise SAN switches, along with redundant, hot-pluggable components andnon-disruptive software upgrades. Metro cloud connectivity features, including integrated DWDM and dark fiber support (optional license). In-flight compression and encryption included, providing efficient link utilization and security. Yields exceptional price/performance value, exceeding comparable Ethernet storage-based alternatives. Unique bundle model: The HPE StoreFabric SN6000B 16 Gb Bundled Fibre Channel Switch model facilitates ease of ordering by offering theHPE SN6000B 48/24 Fibre Channel Switch along with 24 16 Gb optical transceivers in one package. The HPE StoreFabric SN6000B 16 GbBundled Fibre Channel Switch model is offered at a lower price than the sum of the list prices of the HPE SN6000B 48/24 Fibre ChannelSwitch and the 16 GB optical transceivers.For details, see the HPE SN6000B Fibre Channel Switch QuickSpecs ocname c04111492.

Technical white paperPage 6HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus AdapterFigure 4. HPE SN1200E 16 Gb Host Bus Adapters (single and dual channel)The HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a critical element to improve storage performance in thisenvironment. The HPE StoreFabric SN1200E delivers the high bandwidth, low latency, and high IOPs to meet any application requirements, fromonline transaction processing to data warehousing. Emulex’s Dynamic Multicore Architecture can dynamically apply all ASIC resources to anyport, delivering performance when and where it is needed. Supporting higher virtual machine density on powerful host servers, the HPEStoreFabric SN1200E 16 Gb HBAs delivers increased return-on-investment, enabling more applications and virtual machines to run on a singleserver and I/O port without impacting SLAs. The 16 Gb FC HBA is backward compatible with 8 and 4 Gb FC storage networks to protect legacyinvestments.The HPE StoreFabric SN1200E FC HBA is available in two configurations: 16 Gb Single-Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter 16 Gb Dual-Port Fibre Channel Host Bus AdapterThe HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16 Gb Host Bus Adapters provide near limitless scalability to support increased virtual machine (VM) density

HPE MSA 2050/2052storage . Figure 1. HPE MSA 2050/2052 storage system front view . The HPE MSA 2050/2052 storage system provides the following features: Enterprise-class storage at an entry price that is easy

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