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Expanding the possibilities for your business with a storage system

IBM System Storage N6000 series

Highlights

Meet diverse and changing needs. Consolidate diverse data sets onto a unified storage platform that provides simulta­ neous block and file services for business and technical applications.

Perform when your applications need it most. Outstanding filebased and transaction-based performance with high band­ width, 64-bit architecture, and the latest I/O technologies.

Respond to growth. Thin provi­ sioning helps you eliminate stranded storage. Preserve investments in staff expertise and capital equipment with data-in-place upgrades to more powerful N series systems while running the same OS and using the same management tools.

Maximize your resources. Highly efficient storage utiliza­ tion makes it possible for you to dramatically reduce your consumption of raw storage, power, cooling, and space.

Improve your business effi­ ciency. Clients with different storage subsystems in their SAN environments can now take advantage of the N6000 series Gateway capabilities to help improve business effi­ ciency and reduce data management complexity.

Today’s business environment demands innovation and increasingly flawless execution. You are asked to manage and protect valuable data to enable business growth and success. Change can be continuous and your IT opera­ tions have to evolve while adhering to hard limits on budget, staffing, and infrastructure. Virtualized computing, the latest wave of change, is quickly becoming the norm. It calls for net­ worked storage systems that you can use to consolidate diverse data sets and unlock the full potential of virtual­ ized servers.

Now you can simultaneously meet your diverse needs—SAN and NAS, primary and secondary storage—and provide high levels of application availability for your critical business operations to technical applications. With IBM N6000 series systems, you get outstanding value: our flexible systems offer excel­ lent performance and impressive scala­ bility at a low total cost of ownership.

IBM N series systems enable easy pro­ visioning, managing, and upgrading so you can quickly adapt your storage infrastructure to meet your changing business and technical needs. To help you maximize staff productivity, all

IBM N series systems use the Data ONTAP® operating system and the same suite of application-aware man­ agement software.

Versatility for your diverse business needs

The IBM N6000 series systems offer a versatile storage platform for handling the large amounts of diverse data mov­ ing through your business. With an N6000 series system, you can consoli­ date these varied data sets onto a unified storage platform supporting simultaneous block and file services for business and technical applications.

With IBM N6000 series, you can unlock the full potential of your growing virtual­ ized server environment by enabling vir­ tual machine mobility and offloading the work of data protection. The N6000 systems enable you to connect your heterogeneous server environment (including Windows®, UNIX®, and Linux® servers) and clients to one stor­ age system by using standard storage protocols and interfaces.

Increase data and application availability

IBM N6000 series systems can help you spend less time on backup and recovery, so you can focus your energy and creativity on growing your busi­ ness. Our full range of enterprise-class, high-availability, and disaster-recovery products provide affordable software for data protection to help safeguard your business-critical application’s data.

IBM N series Snapshot™ technology helps reduce backup times to minutes; SnapRestore® software enables recovery of point-in-time data, also in minutes.

IBM N series SnapManager® software quickly returns applications to the same point in time as recovered data. All of this built on the solid foundation of our low-overhead, dual-parity RAID-DP™— the IBM N series implementation of high-performance RAID 6 for better data protection and capacity utilization than RAID 5 and RAID 1+0.

Performance when your applications and

users need it

The IBM N6000 series offers compelling performance across a wide range of application workloads—file services, OLTP, and messaging and collabora­ tion, to name just a few. The highbandwidth, 64-bit controller architecture with large memory cache and the latest I/O technologies help provide data at

the rates you need to keep your demanding business and technical applications running smoothly. Your critical applications can take priority under peak load conditions with our FlexShare™ quality of service software. The Performance Acceleration Module gives you a new way to optimize the performance of your storage system— an intelligent read cache that improves throughput and reduces latency for file services and other random read inten­ sive workloads.

Features such as these can help you meet demanding service levels and achieve a faster time to market for your critical new products and services.

Respond to your data growth challenges

In today’s business environment, it seems the data your systems collect grows relentlessly, regardless of your company’s size. With versatile IBM N6000 series systems, you can combine high-performance Fibre

Channel and large-capacity SATA disk drives in storage tiers for optimal per­ formance and cost. And on the same system, you can seamlessly consolidate block and file storage. IBM N series makes this possible by providing native support of the FCP, iSCSI, NFS and CIFS storage protocols through both Fibre Channel and Ethernet interfaces.

IBM N series offers an innovative thin provisioning capability to help you eliminate stranded storage by expand­ ing or contracting LUNs and volumes by using a common pool of spare capacity without IT staff intervention. When more performance or scalability is required, you can preserve invest­ ments in staff expertise and capital equipment by installing a more powerful N series controller that enables you to keep your data in place and use the same management tools.

Maximize your resources

IBM N6000 series systems can help you reduce costs in many aspects of your storage environment by simplifying data management and maximizing stor­ age utilization to conserve raw storage, power, cooling, and data center space. N6000 systems can help you spend less time waiting and more time inno­ vating, thanks to high system perform­ ance, fast backup, and recovery, and rapid cloning of data sets.

Improve your business efficiency

Clients with different storage subsys­ tems in their SAN environments can now take advantage of the N6000 series Gateway capabilities to help improve business efficiency and reduce data management complexity. IBM N6000 series ordered under Gateway structure is able to support the attachment to a broad range of IBM, EMC, Hitachi, Fujitsu, 3PAR, and HP storage subsystems, including the IBM Enterprise Storage Server® (ESS) series, IBM System Storage™ DS8000™, and DS4000™ series.

Software

Operating system

Data ONTAP

 

 

Operating systems supported

Windows 2000, Windows Server® 2003, Windows XP, Linux, Sun™ Solaris™, IBM AIX®,

 

HP-UX, Mac OS, VMware ESX

 

 

Software features

Standard

 

Integrated RAID manager, including RAID-DP; Snapshot; Fast Boot; NIS; DNS; FilerView®;

 

FlexVol®; FlexShare; Disk Sanitization; SecureAdmin™; Network Data Management

 

Protocol (NDMP)

 

Licensed

 

CIFS; NFS; HTTP; FTP; iSCSI; FCP; FlexCache™; FlexClone®; FlexScale; MultiStore®;

 

Clustered Failover; SnapMirror®; SyncMirror®; SnapRestore; Single Mailbox Recovery;

 

Open Systems Snap Vault; SnapVault®; SnapMover®; NearStore®; Advanced Single

 

Instance Storage; SnapValidator®; SnapLock®; MetroCluster

 

Manageability software

 

Application Suite; SnapManager for Microsoft® Exchange; SnapManager for Microsoft SQL

 

Server®; SnapManager for Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server; SnapManager for Oracle;

 

SnapManager for SAP; SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure; Server Suite; SnapDrive®;

 

Virtual File Manager™ – Enterprise Edition; Virtual File Manager – Migration Edition; Storage

 

Suite; Protection Manager; Provisioning Manager; File Storage Resource Manager;

 

Operations Manager

 

 

Specifications

 

N6040

 

N6040

 

N6060

 

N6060

 

N6070

N6070

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machine Type Model

2858-A10

 

2858-A20

 

2858-A12

 

2858-A22

 

2858-A11

2858-A21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controller Configuration

Single

 

Dual

 

Single

 

Dual

 

Single

Dual

 

 

 

(active/active)

 

 

 

(active/active)

 

 

(active/active)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Processors Speed and Type

 

 

 

2.4 GHz AMD Dual-core 64-bit Opteron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Processors

1

 

2

 

2

 

4

 

2

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Random Access Memory

4 GB

 

8 GB

 

8 GB

 

16 GB

 

16 GB

32 GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nonvolatile Memory

512 MB

 

1 GB

 

2 GB

 

4 GB

 

2 GB

4 GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrated I/O Ports

 

 

 

 

 

Fibre Channel Ports (Speed)

4 (4-Gbps)

 

8 (4-Gbps)

 

4 (4-Gbps)

 

8 (4-Gbps)

 

4 (4-Gbps)

8 (4-Gbps)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet Ports (Speed)

2 (1-Gbps)

 

4 (1-Gbps)

 

2 (1-Gbps)

 

4 (1-Gbps)

 

2 (1-Gbps)

4 (1-Gbps)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage Scalability

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum Number of Fibre

10

 

10

 

10

 

10

 

10

10

Channel Loops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum Raw Capacity

420 TB

 

420 TB

 

672 TB

 

672 TB

 

840 TB

840 TB

Maximum Number of Disk

420

 

420

 

672

 

672

 

840

840

Drives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum Volume Size

16 TB

 

16 TB

 

16 TB

 

16 TB

 

16 TB

16 TB

Maximum Number of

2048

 

2048

 

2048

 

2048

 

2048

2048

Volumes/LUNs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum Number of Storage

30

 

30

 

48

 

48

 

60

60

Enclosures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum Number of FC or

 

 

 

 

 

256

 

 

 

iSCSI SAN connected servers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(per controller and per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

active/active configuration)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I/O Scalability

 

 

 

 

 

PCI-e Expansion Slots

4

 

8

 

4

 

8

 

4

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum number of FC Ports

20

 

40

 

20

 

40

 

20

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum number of Ethernet

18

 

36

 

18

 

36

 

18

36

Ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum Number of Optional

4

 

8

 

4

 

8

 

4

8

Adapters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage Expansion Unit Disk Drive Support

 

 

EXN4000 – 4-Gbps Fibre

 

4-Gbps Fibre Channel: 300 GB, 10,000, 15,000 rpm; 450GB, 15,000 rpm

Channel Disk Storage

 

2-Gbps Fibre Channel: 300 GB, 10,000, 15,000 rpm; 450GB, 15,000 rpm

Expansion Unit (MTM 2863-004)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXN1000 SATA disk storage

 

 

SATA: 500 GB, 7,200 rpm; 750 GB, 7,200 rpm, 1 TB

 

expansion unit (MTM 2861-001)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information

Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit:

ibm.com/systems/storage/network

For N6000 series modular disk storage system technical specifications and optional adapter cards, visit:

ibm.com/systems/storage/network/

n6000/appliance

For N6000 series interoperability and tape drive support, visit:

ibm.com/systems/storage/network/

interophome.html

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