IBM System Storage N6000 series, Filer and Gateway

Easily respond to storage demands with advanced capabilities in a midrange storage system

Highlights

Today’s business environments demand innovation and flawless execution. You have to manage and protect valuable data to support business growth and success. Your IT operations have to evolve with the business while meeting budget, staffing and infrastructure limits. Virtualized computing requires networked storage systems supporting diverse data sets to unlock the full potential of virtualized servers.

With IBM® System Storage® N6000 series systems, you can meet your NAS needs and provide high levels of application availability for everything from critical business operations to technical applications. You can also address NAS and SAN as primary and secondary storage requirements. In addition, you get outstanding value—flexible IBM systems offer excellent performance and impressive expandability at a low total cost of ownership.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
AV Connector§§
Clustered Data ONTAP*
Data compression
Deduplication
Data ONTAP
Disk sanitization
Flash Pool (requires Data ONTAP v8.1.1 or later)§
FlexCache
FlexClone
FlexShare
FlexVol
Gateway
MetroCluster††
MultiStore
NearStore (nearline)
OnCommand
RAID-DP
SecureAdmin
Single Mailbox Recovery for Exchange (SMBR)
SnapDrive
SnapLock††
SnapManager
SnapMirror
SnapMover
SnapRestore
Snapshot
SnapValidator
SnapVault
Storage encryption
SyncMirror††
Gateway
Software bundles‡‡
  N6220 N6220 N6220 N6220 N6250 N6250
Machine type model 2858-C15 2658-C25 2858-E15 2858-E25 2858-E16 2858-E26
Gateway machine type model 2858-C15
(with feature code 9551)
2658-C25 (with feature code 9551) 2858-E15 (with feature code 9551) 2858-E25
(with feature code 9551)
2858-E16 (with feature code 9551) 2858-E26 (with feature code 9551)
Controller configuration Single (C) Dual (active/active) (CC) Single + I/O Exp (CI) Dual (active/active) (CI-HA) Single + I/O Exp (CI) Dual (active/active) (CI-HA)
Processors speed and type 2.3 GHz Intel (Quad Core)
Number of processors (cores) 1 2 1 2 2 4
Random access memory 12 GB 24 GB 12 GB 24 GB 20 GB 40 GB
Nonvolatile memory 1.6 GB 3.2 GB 1.6 GB 3.2 GB 2 GB 4 GB
Integrated I/O ports
Fibre Channel ports (speed) 2 (4 Gbps) 4 (4 Gbps) 2 (4 Gbps) 4 (4 Gbps) 2 (4 Gbps) 4 (4 Gbps)
Ethernet ports (speed) 2 (1 Gbps) 4 (1 Gbps) 2 (1 Gbps) 4 (1 Gbps) 2 (1 Gbps) 4 (1 Gbps)
SAS ports (speed) 2 (6 Gbps) 4 (6 Gbps) 2 (6 Gbps) 4 (6 Gbps) 2 (6 Gbps) 4 (6 Gbps)
Storage scalability
Maximum number of Fibre Channel loops 5 5 13 13 13 13
Maximum raw capacity 1,920 TB 1,920 TB 1,920 TB 1,920 TB 2,880 TB 2,880 TB
Maximum number of disk drives 480 480 480 480 720 720
Maximum volume size 16 TB (32-bit)
60 TB (64-bit)
16 TB (32-bit)
60 TB (64-bit)
16 TB (32-bit)
60 TB (64-bit)
16 TB (32-bit)
60 TB (64-bit)
16 TB (32-bit)
70 TB (64-bit)
16 TB (32-bit)
70 TB (64-bit)
Maximum number of volumes/LUNs 4,096 4,096 4,096 4,096 4,096 4,096
Maximum number of Fibre Channel or iSCSI SAN connected servers Up to 512 hosts per high-availability (HA) pair
Up to 24 directly connected servers per HA pair
Disk expansion units supported EXN1000 – SATA Disk Storage Expansion
EXN3000 – SAS/SATA Disk Storage Expansion
EXN3200 – SATA Disk Storage Expansion (hard disk drive [HDD])
EXN3500 – SAS Disk Storage Expansion (small form factor [SFF])
EXN4000 – 4 Gbps Fibre Channel Disk Storage Expansion Unit
I/O scalability
PCIe expansion slots 2 4 6 12 6 12
Maximum number Fibre Channel ports 10 20 26 52 26 52
Maximum number of Ethernet ports 10 20 26 52 26 52
Maximum number of SAS ports 10 20 26 52 26 52
Maximum number of optional adapters 2 4 6 12 6 12
Clustered Data ONTAP support
Cluster nodes NAS: Up to 8 cluster nodes SAN: Up to 8 cluster nodes
Cluster data communication interconnect Dual 10 GbE
Cluster capacity Up to 11.5 PB
Storage protocols Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS, parallel NFS (pNFS), CIFS or Server Message Block (SMB)
  N6220 N6220 N6220 N6220 N6250 N6250
Machine type model 2858-C15 2658-C25 2858-E15 2858-E25 2858-E16 2858-E26
Gateway machine type model 2858-C15
(with feature code 9551)
2658-C25
(with feature code 9551)
2858-E15
(with feature code 9551)
2858-E25
(with feature code 9551)
2858-E16
(with feature code 9551)
2858-E26
(with feature code 9551)
Controller configuration Single (C) Dual (active/active) (CC) Single + I/O Exp (CI) Dual (active/active) (CI-HA) Single + I/O Exp (CI) Dual (active/active) (CI-HA)
AC power/current (line voltage for standalone systems dependent on local power distribution; system cabinets are 200 − 240 V only) 100 − 240 V ac, 12 − 8 A (maximum) 100 − 240 V ac, 12 − 8 A (maximum) 100 − 240 V ac, 12 − 8 A (maximum) 100 − 240 V ac, 12 − 8 A (maximum) 100 − 240 V ac, 12 − 8 A (maximum) 100 − 240 V ac, 12 − 8 A (maximum)
3.09 A @ 100 − 120 V ac (typical) 4.70 A @ 100 − 120 V ac (typical) 3.71 A @ 100 − 120 V ac (typical) 7.42 A @ 100 − 120 V ac (typical) 4.14 A @ 100 − 120 V ac (typical) 8.28 A @ 100 – 120 V ac (typical)
1.73 A @ 200 − 240 V ac (typical) 2.41 A @ 200 − 240 V ac (typical) 1.96 A @ 200 − 240 V ac (typical) 3.92 A @ 200 − 240 V ac (typical) 2.13 A @ 200 − 240 V ac (typical) 4.26 A @ 200 – 240 V ac (typical)
Thermal rating 1,437 BTU/hr. (maximum) 2,168 BTU/hr. (maximum) 1,707 BTU/hr. (maximum) 3,414 BTU/hr. (maximum) 1,867 BTU/hr. (maximum) 3,734 BTU/hr. (maximum)
Weight (maximum) 30.9 kg (68 lb) 36.4 kg (80 lb) 33.6 kg (74 lb) 67.2 kg (148 lb) 33.6 kg (74 lb) 67.2 kg (148 lb)
Height 13 cm (5.12 in.), fits into 3U space 13 cm (5.12 in.), fits into 3U space 13 cm (5.12 in.), fits into 3U space 26 cm (10.24 in.), fits into 6U space 13 cm (5.12 in.), fits into 3U space 26 cm (10.24 in.), fits into 6U space
Width 19 in. IEC rack- compliant
(44.7 cm,17.6 in.)
19 in. IEC rack- compliant
(44.7 cm, 17.6 in.)
19 in. IEC rack- compliant (44.7 cm, 17.6 in.) 19 in. IEC rack- compliant (44.7 cm, 17.6 in.) 19 in. IEC rack- compliant (44.7 cm, 17.6 in. 19 in. IEC rack- compliant (44.7 cm, 17.6 in.)
Depth 61 cm (24 in.), 64.5 cm (25.4 in.) 61 cm (24 in.), 64.5 cm (25.4 in.) 61 cm (24 in.), 64.5 cm (25.4 in.) 61 cm (24 in.), 64.5 cm (25.4 in.) 61 cm (24 in.), 64.5 cm (25.4 in.) 61 cm (24 in.), 64.5 cm (25.4 in.)
Operating temperature, altitude, and relative humidity (maximum) 10°C − 40°C (50°F − 104°F); at/= 3,050 m (at/= 10,000 ft) elevation; 20% − 80% relative humidity, non- condensing (28°C wet bulb temperature) 10°C − 40°C (50°F − 104°F); at/= 3,050 m (at/= 10,000 ft) elevation; 20% − 80% relative humidity, non- condensing (28°C wet bulb temperature) 10°C − 40°C (50°F − 104°F); at/= 3,050 m (at/= 10,000 ft) elevation; 20% − 80% relative humidity, non- condensing (28°C wet bulb temperature) 10°C − 40°C (50°F − 104°F); at/= 3,050 m (at/= 10,000 ft) elevation; 20% − 80% relative humidity, non- condensing (28°C wet bulb temperature) 10°C − 40°C (50°F − 104°F); at/= 3,050 m (at/= 10,000 ft) elevation; 20% − 80% relative humidity, non- condensing (28°C wet bulb temperature) 10°C − 40°C (50°F − 104°F); at/= 3,050 m (at/= 10,000 ft) elevation; 20% − 80% relative humidity, non- condensing (28°C wet bulb temperature)
Non-operating temperature and relative humidity -40°C − 70°C (-40°F − 158°F); 10% − 95% relative humidity, non- condensing, in original container -40°C − 70°C (-40°F − 158°F); 10% − 95% relative humidity, non- condensing, in original container -40° C − 70°C (-40°F − 158°F); 10% − 95% relative humidity, non- condensing, in original container -40°C − 70°C (-40°F − 158°F); 10% − 95% relative humidity, non- condensing, in original container -40°C − 70°C (-40°F − 158°F); 10% − 95% relative humidity, non- condensing, in original container -40°C − 70°C (-40°F − 158°F); 10% − 95% relative humidity, non- condensing, in original container
Operating acoustic noise 55.5 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level) 55.5 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level) 55.5 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level) 55.5 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level) 55.5 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level) 55.5 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level)
Minimum cabinet clearances 25.4 cm (10 in.) front; 30.5 cm (12 in.) rear 25.4 cm (10 in.) front; 30.5 cm (12 in.) rear 25.4 cm (10 in.) front; 30.5 cm (12 in.) rear 25.4 cm (10 in.) front; 30.5 cm (12 in.) rear 25.4 cm (10 in.) front; 30.5 cm (12 in.) rear 25.4 cm (10 in.) front; 30.5 cm (12 in.) rear
Minimum service clearances 76.2 cm (30.5 in.) from front of cabinet; 76.2 cm (30 in.) from rear of cabinet 76.2 cm (30.5 in.) from front of cabinet; 76.2 cm (30 in.) from rear of cabinet 76.2 cm (30.5 in.) from front of cabinet; 76.2 cm (30 in.) from rear of cabinet 76.2 cm (30.5 in.) from front of cabinet; 76.2 cm (30 in.) from rear of cabinet 76.2 cm (30.5 in.) from front of cabinet; 76.2 cm (30 in.) from rear of cabinet 76.2 cm (30.5 in.) from front of cabinet; 76.2 cm (30 in.) from rear of cabinet
Maximum altitude 3,050 m (10,000 ft) 3,050 m (10,000 ft) 3,050 m (10,000 ft) 3,050 m (10,000 ft) 3,050 m (10,000 ft) 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
Regulations
Filer safety EN 60950-1:2006/A11:2009, CE, NRTL (CSA 60950-1-07, UL 60950-1 Second Edition) CB (all national deviations), EN60825-1:2007, IRAM, GOST-R
Disk shelf safety UL/C-UL; CE
Emissions FCC Class A, EN 55022:2006 +A1:2007, EN 61000-3-2:2006, EN 61000-3-3:1995 +A1:2001 +A2:2005, CE, BSMI, AS/NZ CISPR 22:2006, VCCI
Immunity EN 55024:1998 +A1:2001 +A2:2003
Storage expansion unit disk drive support
EXN4000 – 4 Gbps Fibre Channel Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2863-004) Fibre Channel: 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB (15k rpm)
EXN3500 – SAS Disk Storage Expansion Unit small form factor (SFF) (MTM 2857-006) SAS SFF: 450 GB, 600 GB, 900 GB, 900 GB self-encryption disk (SED), 1.2 TB hard disk drive (HDD) (10k rpm); 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 GB SSD
Hybrid Configuration: 200 GB SSD with 900 GB SAS HDD
EXN3200 – SATA Disk Storage Expansion Unit HDD (MTM 2857-306) SATA: 3 TB, 4 TB HDD (7.2k rpm)
EXN3000 – SAS Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2857-003) SAS: 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB, 600 GB SED HDD (15k rpm); 4 TB nearline SAS, 4 TB nearline SAS SED HDD (7.2k rpm)
SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 3 TB SED HDD (7.2k rpm); 100 GB, 200 GB SSD
Hybrid Configuration: 200 GB SSD with 2 TB SATA HDD
EXN1000 – SATA disk storage expansion unit (MTM 2861-001) SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB HDD(7.2k rpm)
Storage expansion unit specifications
Disk storage expansion units supported EXN4000: 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2863-004) with 14 low-profile slots for Fibre Channel disk drives
EXN3500: SAS SFF Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2857-006) with 24 SFF slots for SAS SFF disk drives
EXN3200: SATA Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2857-306) with 24 dual HDD slots for 3.5-inch HDD product platforms
EXN3000: SAS Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2857-003) with 24 slots for SAS or SATA disk drives
EXN1000: SATA Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2861-001) with 14 low-profile slots for SATA disk drives
Legacy support for expansion units
Storage expansion unit interfaces Onboard or PCIe Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL)
Onboard or PCIe SAS 3 Gbps or 6 Gbps
Environmental specifications
Power supply/cooling fans EXN3000: Dual (SATA) or Quad (SAS) redundant, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies (220/110 V)
EXN1000, EXN3500, EXN4000: Dual, redundant, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies (220/110 V)
EXN3200: Quad, redundant, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies (220/110 V)
AC power/maximum current 100 − 120 V ac/4.4 A; 200 − 240 V ac/2.3 A; 100 − 120 V ac/7 A; 200 V ac - 240 V ac/3.5 A; 50/60 Hz
Operating temperature maximum range 10°C − 40°C (50°F − 104°F)
Recommended operating temperature range 20°C − 25°C (68°F − 77°F)
Operating relative humidity range 20% − 80% relative humidity, noncondensing 10% − 95%
Recommended operating relative humidity range 40% − 55% noncondensing
Nonoperating temperature range -40°C − 70°C (-40°F − 158°F)
Nonoperating relative humidity range 10% − 95% relative humidity, noncondensing
Thermal rating 1,437 − 3,734 BTU/hr.
Operating acoustic noise 55.5 dBA @ 1 m at 23°C
Dimensions (height/width/depth) EXN4000 and EXN1000 EXN3500 EXN3200 EXN3000
Weight EXN4000: 35.8 kg (78.8 lb) fully loaded with disk drives, 23 kg (50.6 lb) empty (without PCMs and PSUs)
EXN3500: 22.2 kg (49 lb) fully loaded with disk drives, 15.7 kg (34.6 lb) empty
EXN3200: 68.04 kg (150 lb) fully loaded with disk drives, 17.69 kg (39 lb) empty
EXN3000: 49.9 kg (110 lb) fully loaded with disk drives, 24.4 kg (53.7 lb) empty
EXN1000: 35 kg (77 lb) fully loaded with disk drives, 23 kg (50.6 lb) empty
Regulations
Disk shelf safety UL/C-UL; CE
Emissions FCC Class A, EN 55022:1998, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, CE, BSMI, AS/NZ 3548, VCCI
Immunity EN 55024:1998