Technical specifications

IBM Storwize V5000 at a glance

Software

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for Storwize V5030

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for Storwize V5020

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for Storwize V5010

User interface

Web-based GUI

Web-based GUI

Web-based GUI

Single or dual controller

Dual

Dual

Dual

Connectivity (standard)

10 Gb iSCSI
1 Gb iSCSI

12 Gb SAS
1 Gb iSCSI

1 Gb iSCSI

Connectivity (optional)

16 Gb Fibre Channel
12 Gb SAS
25 Gbps iSCSI
10 Gb iSCSI/Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
1 Gb iSCSI

16 Gb Fibre Channel
12 Gb SAS
25 Gbps iSCSI
10 Gb iSCSI/FCoE
1 Gb iSCSI

16 Gb Fibre Channel
12 Gb SAS
25 Gbps iSCSI
10 Gb iSCSI/FCoE
1 Gb iSCSI

Cache (per system)

32 GB or 64 GB

16 GB or 32 GB

16 GB

Drives supported

Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives:

  • 300 GB, 600 GB @ 15k rpm
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB and 2.4 TB @ 10k rpm
  • 2 TB @ 7.2k rpm SAS nearline

Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives:

  • 300 GB, 600 GB, 900 GB @ 15k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB @ 10k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, 12 TB @ 7.2k rpm

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

Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives:

  • 300 GB, 600 GB @ 15k rpm
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB and 2.4 TB @ 10k rpm
  • 2 TB @ 7.2k rpm SAS nearline

Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives:

  • 300 GB, 600 GB, 900 GB @ 15k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB @ 10k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, 12 TB @ 7.2k rpm

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

Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives:

  • 300 GB, 600 GB @ 15k rpm
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB and 2.4 TB @ 10k rpm
  • 2 TB @ 7.2k rpm SAS nearline

Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives:

  • 300 GB, 600 GB, 900 GB @ 15k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB @ 10k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, 12 TB @ 7.2k rpm

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

Maximum drives supported

Maximum of 760 drives per system and 1,520 drives in two-way clustered:

  • Small form-factor enclosure: 24 x 2.5-inch drives
  • Large form-factor enclosure: 12 x 3.5-inch drives
  • High-density expansion enclosure: 92 x 3.5-inch drives

Maximum of 392 drives per system:

  • Small form-factor enclosure: 24 x 2.5-inch drives
  • Large form-factor enclosure: 12 x 3.5-inch drives
  • High-density expansion enclosure: 92 x 3.5-inch drives

Maximum of 392 drives per system:

  • Small form-factor enclosure: 24 x 2.5-inch drives
  • Large form-factor enclosure: 12 x 3.5-inch drives
  • High-density expansion enclosure: 92 x 3.5-inch drives

Maximum expansion enclosure capacity

  • Standard expansion enclosures: up to 20 standard expansion enclosures per controller
  • High-density expansion enclosures: up to 8 high-density expansion enclosures per controller
  • Standard expansion enclosures: up to 10 standard expansion enclosures per controller
  • High-density expansion enclosures: up to 4 high-density expansion enclosures per controller
  • Standard expansion enclosures: up to 10 standard expansion enclosures per controller
  • High-density expansion enclosures: up to 4 high-density expansion enclosures per controller

RAID levels

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

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

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

Fans and power supplies

Fully redundant, hot-swappable

Fully redundant, hot-swappable

Fully redundant, hot-swappable

Rack support

Standard 19-inch

Standard 19-inch

Standard 19-inch

Advanced functions included with each system

  • Embedded GUI
  • Virtualization of internal storage
  • Data reduction pools with thin provisioning, unmap and deduplication
  • One-way data migration
  • Dual-system clustering
  • Embedded GUI
  • Virtualization of internal storage
  • Data reduction pools with thin provisioning and unmap
  • One-way data migration
  • Embedded GUI
  • Virtualization of internal storage
  • Data reduction pools with thin provisioning and unmap
  • One-way data migration

Additional available advanced functions

  • Easy Tier
  • Compression
  • FlashCopy
  • Remote mirroring
  • Encryption
  • External virtualization
  • Easy Tier
  • FlashCopy
  • Remote mirroring
  • Encryption
  • Easy Tier
  • FlashCopy
  • Remote mirroring

Size*

8.7 cm (3.4 in.) H x 48.3 cm (19.0 in.) W x 55.6 cm (21.9 in.) D

  • Approximate weight:

8.7 cm (3.4 in.) H x 48.3 cm (19.0 in.) W x 55.6 cm (21.9 in.) D

  • Approximate weight:

8.7 cm (3.4 in.) H x 48.3 cm (19.0 in.) W x 55.6 cm (21.9 in.) D

  • Approximate weight:

Operating environment

  • Air temperature:
  • Relative humidity:
  • Air temperature:
  • Relative humidity:
  • Air temperature:
  • Relative humidity:

Warranty

Hardware:

  • Flexible warranty
  • Post-warranty support available
  • Customer setup (initial installation and field upgrades)

Software:

  • Initial license purchase Software maintenance agreement available

Hardware:

  • Flexible warranty
  • Post-warranty support available
  • Customer setup (initial installation and field upgrades)

Software:

  • Initial license purchase Software maintenance agreement available

Hardware:

  • Flexible warranty
  • Post-warranty support available
  • Customer setup (initial installation and field upgrades)

Software:

  • Initial license purchase Software maintenance agreement available

Supported systems

For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters, clustering applications, and SAN switches and directors, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center at: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic

For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters, clustering applications, and SAN switches and directors, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center at: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic

For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters, clustering applications, and SAN switches and directors, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center at: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic

ISV solutions

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

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

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

* To assure installation and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

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