Key Features and Benefits of the HPE Smart Array P721m
The HPE Smart Array P721m SAS Controller Card with 2GB FBWC (762001-001) provides the following key features and benefits:
- High-Performance Storage: The HPE Smart Array P721m provides high-speed SAS connectivity for increased performance, making it ideal for demanding storage applications.
- Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC): The 2GB FBWC improves performance and protects data in the event of a power loss or system failure.
- Advanced Data Protection: The HPE Smart Array P721m provides advanced data protection through RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, ensuring data security and reliability.
- Multiple Connectivity Options: The HPE Smart Array P721m supports both internal and external storage, allowing for a wide range of connectivity options.
- Easy Management: The HPE Smart Array P721m can be managed through the HPE Systems Manager, allowing for easy management and monitoring of the storage system.
- Compatibility: The HPE Smart Array P721m is compatible with HPE ProLiant Gen8, Gen9, and Gen10 servers, providing a flexible and scalable storage solution.
- Energy Efficient: The HPE Smart Array P721m has a low power consumption, making it an energy-efficient storage solution for data centers.
- Scalability: The HPE Smart Array P721m supports up to 64 internal SAS/SATA drives and multiple external storage enclosures, allowing for easy scalability and growth of the storage system.
Verifying the Configuration and Performance
- Check the installation of the HPE Smart Array P721m SAS Controller Card by accessing the server's BIOS or the Intelligent Provisioning utility.
- Verify that the HPE Smart Array P721m is recognized as the primary storage controller in the system.
- Confirm that the 2GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC) is enabled.
- Check the system's storage configuration to make sure the logical drives have been created and are properly formatted.
- Test the performance of the HPE Smart Array P721m by running benchmarking software or performing tasks that stress the system's storage.
- Check the system logs for any errors or alerts related to the HPE Smart Array P721m.
- Monitor the performance of the HPE Smart Array P721m over time and perform regular maintenance to keep it in optimal condition.
- If necessary, adjust the configuration of the HPE Smart Array P721m to suit the needs of the system and the workload.
- Back up all data stored on the HPE Smart Array P721m to ensure the safety of important information.
Compatibility with Different Operating Systems
The 762001-001 HPE Smart Array P721m SAS Controller Card with 2GB FBWC is compatible with the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows Server:
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.x
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP4 and SP3
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12
- CentOS 7.x
- CentOS 6.x
- VMware vSphere 6.5
- VMware vSphere 6.0
- VMware vSphere 5.5
- VMware vSphere 5.1
It is recommended to check the HPE website for the most up-to-date compatibility information, as well as to ensure compatibility with any specific server or operating system version.
- Brand: HPE
- MPN : 762001-001
- Type: Controller
- Sub-Type: SAS Controller
Technical Specifications of the P721m SAS Controller Card
Here are the technical specifications for the 762001-001 HPE Smart Array P721m SAS Controller Card with 2GB FBWC:
- Form Factor: Half Height, Half Length (HHHL)
- Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
- Data Transfer Rate: Up to 6 GB/s per port
- Number of Ports: 8 internal SAS ports (4 lanes per port)
- Storage Connectivity: SAS and SATA
- RAID Level Support: 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
- Cache Memory: 2GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC)
- Maximum Physical Drives Supported: Up to 512 (dependent on server configuration)
- RAID Performance: Up to 460,000 IOPs
- Operating System Support: Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, VMware ESX/ESXi
- Management Software: HPE Smart Storage Administrator (SSA), HPE Array Configuration Utility (ACU), HPE Systems Management Homepage
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Controller - SAS Controller
A SAS controller is an incredibly vital addition to your device's hardware makeup. A SAS card allows you to seamlessly employ the use of SATA drives to expand your device's storage capacity and the best part - it is unbelievably cost-effective.
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SAS Controller - What Is It?
A SAS controller has a similar infrastructure and shares quite a number of features with the SATA hard drive. You can plug a SATA drive into your SAS controller, but on the other hand, you cannot do the opposite with your SAS drives.
In comparison, SAS drives far outmatch the performance of SATA drives. Furthermore, unlike the design of SATA drives, SAS drives can withstand the rigor of 24/7 usage.
SATA vs. SAS controller cards
The SATA interface has simplified the process of choosing a new hard drive for your computer. The SATA interface lets you simply plug in a device to gain access to extra storage.
The SAS controller, on the other hand, may just be the next improvement to the SATA interface. SAS (meaning Serial Attached SCSI), is notably known to perform significantly faster than a SATA controller. And more recent versions of the SAS controllers support up to twice the transfer speed of the SATA controller with transfer speeds of up to 12 gigabits per second.
SAS controller cards are also full-duplex; this means that a SAS controller can both send and receive data at full speeds at the same time. The SATA controller on the other hand can only communicate data in one direction at a time.
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