IBM System Storage N7000 series, Filer and Gateway

Reliable, powerful, expandable modular storage for data center applications and consolidations

Highlights

In an increasingly demanding and competitive business landscape, effective data management is essential to the success of your business. Employees, partners and customers need access to up-to-date information to work productively, make timely decisions and meet business goals. IT is under pressure to deliver more storage capacity at higher levels of service. Yet critical resources, including staffing, budget, power, cooling and floor space, are often constrained. Storage efficiency becomes the key to keeping pace with this growing environment.

These demands call for enterprise-class storage systems with the flexibility to support changing IT requirements, accommodate continuous data growth, satisfy the application-level service requirements of NAS environments and support SAN infrastructures—all at a low overall cost.

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
Protection Manager
Provisioning Manager
RAID-DP
SecureAdmin
Single Mailbox Recovery for Exchange (SMBR)
SnapDrive
SnapLock (Data ONTAP v8.1 and later)***
SnapManager
SnapMirror***
SnapMover
SnapRestore
Snapshot
SnapValidator
SnapVault
Storage Encryption
SyncMirror***
System Manager
Software bundles
Software
Operating system Data ONTAP
Clustered Data ONTAP*
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server, Oracle Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Mac OS and Linux host operating systems, as well as Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX for server virtualization
Software features See ibm.com/systems/be/storage/network/software for a full list of software features.
Clustered Data ONTAP support
Cluster nodes NAS: Up to 24 cluster nodes
SAN: Up to 8 cluster nodes
Cluster data communication interconnect 10 GbE
Cluster capacity Up to 69 PB
Storage protocols Fibre Channel, iSCSI, Network File System (NFS), parallel NFS (pNFS), Common Internet File System (CIFS) or Server Message Block (SMB)
Specifications
  N7550T N7950T
Machine type model 2867-C20 2867-E22
Gateway machine type model 2867-C20 (with feature code 9551) 2867-E22 (with feature code 9551)
Controller configuration Dual (active/active) (CC) Dual (active/active)
Processors speed and type 2.26 GHz Nehalem quad-core 2.93 GHz Intel 6-core
Number of processors 4 24
Random access memory 96 GB 192 GB
Nonvolatile memory 4 GB 8 GB
Integrated I/O ports
Fibre Channel ports/speed 8 (8 Gbps) 8 (8 Gbps)
SAS ports/speed (requires Fibre Channel 1080) 0 – 8 (6 Gbps) 0 – 24 (6 Gbps)
Ethernet ports/speed 8 (10 Gbps), 4 (1 Gbps) 8 (10 Gbps), 4 (1 Gbps)
Storage scalability
Maximum number of Fibre Channel loops 10 14
Maximum number of SAS stacks 10 10
Maximum raw capacity§ 4,800 TB 5,760 TB
Maximum number of disk drives 1,200 1,440
Maximum volume size 70 TB 100 TB
Maximum number of logical unit numbers (LUNs) 4,096 4,096
Maximum number of SAN hosts Up to 512 hosts per high-availability pair
Up to 24 directly connected servers per high-availability pair
Up to 512 hosts per high-availability pair
Up to 24 directly connected servers per high-availability pair
Maximum number of storage enclosures 72 84
Disk expansion units supported EXN4000—Fibre Channel disk storage expansion unit—4 Gbps Fibre Channel: 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB hard disk drive (HDD) (15k rpm)
EXN3500**—SAS disk storage (small form factor [SFF]) expansion unit—SAS: 450 GB, 600 GB, 900 GB, 1.2 TB HDD (10k rpm); 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB solid-state drive (SSD)
EXN3200—SATA disk storage (HDD) expansion unit—3 TB, 4 TB HDD (7.2k rpm)
EXN3000††—SAS disk storage expansion unit—SAS: 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB HDD (15k rpm); 4 TB nearline SAS, 4 TB nearline SAS self-encryption disk (SED) HDD (7.2k rpm); SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 3 TB SED HDD (7.2k rpm); 100 GB SSD, 200 GB SSD
EXN1000—SATA disk storage expansion unit—SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB HDD (7.2k rpm)
I/O scalability
PCIe expansion slots 8 24
PCI-X expansion slots 0 0
Maximum number of Fibre Channel ports 48 128
Maximum number of Ethernet ports 36 100
Maximum number of SAS ports 40 72
Warranty 3 years for hardware and licensed software, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite service, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available 3 years for hardware and licensed software, CRU and onsite service, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available
Maximum number of adapters supported per system (below - not to exceed maximum number of optional adapters)
1012 - Dual-port GbE network interface card (NIC) (fiber) 8 24
1014 - Dual-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) disk 8 24
1015 - Dual-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel HBA tape 8 16
1028 - Quad-port GbE (copper) 8 12
1029 - Quad-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel HBA disk 8 24
1030 - Quad-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel target 8 12
1036 - PCIe 2 port 8 Gb Fibre Channel target HBA 8 24
1061 - Quad-port 3 Gbps SAS adapter for disk attachment††† 8 12
1063 - Dual-port FCoE adapter (optical) 8 24
1064 - Dual-port FCoE adapter (copper) 8 24
1066 - MetroCluster VI Fibre Channel HBA 8 Gb 2 2
1067 - SnapMirror over Fibre Channel HBA 8 Gb 4 4
1071 - Flash Cache II 512 Gb 6 32
1072 - Flash Cache II 1 Tb 2 16
1078 - Dual-port 10 GbE NIC, SFP+ 8 16
1079 - Quad-port 8 Gb Fibre Channel HBA 2 6
1080 - Quad-port 6 Gb SAS HBA 2 6
1081 – 4 port, 8 Gbps Fibre Channel adapter 8 10
1082 – 4 port, 1 GbE optical adapter 8 16
2012 – NIC SFP+ 198 198
2013 - SFP+ 10 GbE - embedded NIC 4 8
2014 - SFP+ optical module for 1078 16 32
Environmental specifications
Machine type model N7550T N7950T
  2867-C20 2867-E22
Gateway machine type model 2867-C20 (with feature code 9551) 2867-E22 (with feature code 9551)
AC power/current (line voltage for standalone systems dependent on local power distribution; system cabinets are 200 – 240 V only) 100 – 120 V ac, 6.9 A (typical), 9.6 A (maximum) @ 100 V ac
200 – 240 V ac, 3.5 A (typical), 4.7 A (maximum) @ 200 V ac
100 – 120 V ac, 6.9 A (typical), 9.6 A (maximum) @ 100 V ac
200 – 240 V ac, 3.5 A (typical), 4.7 A (maximum) @ 200 V ac
Thermal rating 3,174 BTU/hr. (max), 2,594 BTU/hr. (typical) 6,486 BTU/hr. (max), 4,540 BTU/hr. (typical)
Weight (maximum) 58 kg (128 lb) 118 kg (260.2 lb)
Height 52.42 cm (20.64 in.), fits into 12U space 52.42 cm (20.64 in.), fits into 12U space
Width 19-in. IEC rack-compliant (44.6 cm, 17.6 in.) 19-in. IEC rack-compliant (44.6 cm, 17.6 in.)
Depth 61 cm (24 in.), 73.66 cm (29 in.) with cable-management bracket 61 cm (24 in.), 73.66 cm (29 in.) with cable-management bracket
Operating temperature, altitude and relative humidity 10°C – 40°C (50°F – 104°F); at ≤ 3,050 m (≤ 10,000 ft) elevation; 20% – 80% relative humidity, noncondensing (28°C wet bulb temperature)
Nonoperating temperature and relative humidity -40°C – 70°C (-40°F – 158°F); 10% – 95% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container
Operating acoustic noise ≤ 61 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 22°C and at sea level)
Minimum cabinet clearances 15.2 cm (6 in.) in front, 30.5 cm (12 in.) in rear
Minimum service clearances 63.5 cm (25 in.) from front of cabinet; 102 cm (40 in.) from rear of cabinet
Maximum altitude 2,133 m (7,000 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), EN 60825-1:2007, 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 hard disk drive (HDD) (15k rpm)
EXN3500 – SAS small form factor (SFF) disk storage expansion unit (MTM 2857-006) SAS SFF: 450 GB, 600 GB, 900 GB, 1.2 TB HDD (10k rpm); 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB solid-state drive (SSD)
Mixed drive shelves available: 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 self-encryption disk (SED) (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 SSD, 200 GB SSD
Mixed drive shelves available: 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-in. HDD product platforms
EXN3000: SAS disk storage expansion unit (MTM 2857-003) with 24 slots for SAS 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
Disk drive storage shelf interface PCIe-based Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) or SAS
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 – 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 10% – 95% relative humidity, noncondensing 10% – 95%
Recommended operating relative humidity range 40% – 55% noncondensing
Nonoperating temperature range -40°C – 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)
Nonoperating relative humidity range 10% – 95% relative humidity, noncondensing
Thermal rating 1,215 BTU/hr. (fully loaded disk storage expansion unit)
Operating acoustic noise 56.4 dBA @ 1 m at 23°C, 5.64 bels @ 23°C
Dimensions (height/width/depth) EXN4000 and EXN1000: 3U EIA (13.3 cm, 5.25 in.)/19 in. IEC rack-compliant (44.7 cm, 17.6 in.)/50.8 cm (20 in.)
EXN3500: 2U EIA (8.5 cm, 3.4 in.)/19 in. IEC rack-compliant (44.7 cm, 17.6 in.)/50.8 cm (20 in.)
EXN3200: 4U EIA (17.47 cm, 6.88 in.)/19 in. IEC rack-compliant (44.72 cm, 17.61 in.)/69.21 cm (27.25 in.)
EXN3000: 4U EIA (17.49 cm, 6.9 in.)/19 in. IEC rack-compliant (44.87 cm, 17.7 in.)/65.35 cm (25.7 in.)
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
Operating system Data ONTAP v8.1.2 or later
Clustered Data ONTAP*
Operating system support Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server, Oracle Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Macintosh OS, Linux, VMware ESX
Standard software features Integrated automatic RAID manager, including RAID-DP, Snapshot, Fast Boot, Telnet, email alerts, NIS, DNS, SNMP, SecureAdmin, Flash Pool, FlexVol, FlexShare, SSH, Maintenance Center, Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP), MultiStore, SyncMirror, deduplication
Network protocol support NFS V2/V3/V4 over UDP or TCP, PCNFSD v1/v2 for (PC) NFS client authentication, Microsoft CIFS, VLD, FTP, HTTP 1.0, HTTP 1.1 Virtual Hosts
SAN protocol support Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), FCoE; fabric-attached and direct-attached; iSCSI
Optional licensed functions NFS, CIFS, HTTP, Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), iSCSI Protocol, FCoE, FlexCache, FlexClone , FlexScale, Clustered Failover (CFO), SnapMirror, SnapRestore, Single Mailbox Recovery for Exchange, SnapManager for Exchange, SnapManager for SQL Server, SnapManager for Oracle, SnapManager for SAP, SnapManager for Microsoft Office SharePoint (SMSP), SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure, SnapManager for Microsoft Hyper-V, SnapVault, SnapMover, SnapLock Compliance, SnapLock Enterprise, MetroCluster, NearStore, SnapValidator, SnapDrive for Windows, SnapDrive for UNIX, SnapDrive for AIX, SnapDrive for HP-UX, SnapDrive for Linux, AIX multipathing, Disk Sanitization, Protection Manager, Provisioning Manager
Hardware features Full-duplex 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet onboard console, diagnostic LED/LCD, Remote Management Card standard, redundant hot-plug cooling fans, redundant hot-plug power supplies, Compact Flash, 19-in. rack-mount enclosure, optional 220 V 42U 19-in. system cabinet
Maximum RAID group sizes RAID 6 (RAID-DP) Fibre Channel: 28 (26 data disks plus 2 parity disks), SATA: 16 (14 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
RAID 4 Fibre Channel: 14 (13 data disks plus 1 parity disk), SATA: 7 (6 data disks plus 1 parity disk)RAID 6 + RAID 1 or RAID 4 + RAID 1 (SyncMirror)

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