Technical specifications

Host interface

storage area network (SAN) or direct-attached, 1 Gbps iSCSI and optional 16 Gbps FC or 10 Gbps iSCSI/FCoE

User interface

graphical user interface (GUI)

Supported drives

3.5-inch DDs:

  • 4 terabyte (TB), 6 TB, 8 TB and 10 TB 7.2k nearline SAS disk

2.5-inch DDs:

  • 600 GB and 900 GB 15k SAS drive
  • 600 GB, 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB and 2.4 TB 10k SAS disk
  • 2 TB 7.2k nearline SAS disk

2.5-inch flash drives

  • 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 1.92 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB and 15.36 TB

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) levels

RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Distributed

Maximum drives supported

760 per control enclosure; 3,040 per clustered system

Fans and power supplies

Fully redundant, hot-swappable

Rack support

Standard 19-inch

Management software

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software

Cores per control enclosure/clustered system

20/80

Cache per control enclosure/clustered system

64 GB, 128 or 256 GB/up to 1,024 GB

Advanced features included with each system

Virtualisation of internal storage, thin provisioning, data migration

Additional available advanced features

Remote mirroring, Easy Tier, compression, external virtualisation, encryption, FlashCopy, IBM Spectrum Control, IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot

Warranty

Hardware:

  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Customer-replaceable units
  • On-site service
  • Next business day between 09:00 and 17:00
  • Service upgrades available

Software:

  • Software maintenance agreement available

Replication services

FlashCopy, IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot, Metro Mirror (synchronous), Global Mirror (asynchronous)

Dimensions

Control enclosures

  • Width: 445 mm (17.5 in.)
  • Depth: 749 mm (29.5 in.)
  • Height: 85 mm (3.35 in.)

Weight

Control enclosures:

  • Drive-ready (without drive modules installed): 31.8 kg (70.1 lb)
  • Fully configured (24 drive modules installed): 36.5 kg (80.5 lb)

Operating environment

Air temperature:

  • Operating: 5°C to – 40°C (41°F to – 104°F) up to 950 m (3,117 ft) above sea level. Above 950 m, de-rate maximum air temperature 1 degree per 175 m
  • Non-operating: 1°C to – 60°C (33.8°F to – 140°F)

Relative humidity:

  • Operating: 8% – 85%
  • Non-operating: 8% – 85%

Electrical power:

  • Voltage range: 100 – 240 V ac
  • Frequency: 50 – 60 Hz
  • Power:

Supported systems

For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems (OS), host bus adapters, clustering applications and SAN switches and directors, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Centre.

Independent software vendor (ISV) solutions

For a list of high-quality solutions with our partner ISVs, including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library.

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