IBM XIV Storage System

Powerful, cloud-agile enterprise storage primed for a dynamic world

General properties
Capacity per drive (7.2k rpm) 1 TB*, 2 TB, 3 TB or 4 TB; Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) available for all capacity points
Number of disk drives (min/max) 72/180
Performance features
Maximum number of CPUs 15 Intel Xeon Processor E5645
Maximum number of CPU cores 90 physical (180 logical cores with Intel Hyper-Threading technology)
Maximum memory 1 TB/2 TB/3 TB drive-based: up to 360 GB (24 GB of memory per module)
4 TB drive -based: up to 720 GB (48 GB of memory per module)
Maximum cache-to-disk bandwidth 480 Gbps
Flash caching (optional) Up to 6.0 TB (400 GB of memory per module)
Flash drives provided with software-based encryption
Connectivity
Maximum number of ports—Fibre Channel 24 (8 Gbps ports)
Maximum number of ports—iSCSI over gigabit Ethernet 22 (1 Gbps ports) or 12 (10 Gbps ports)
Physical features
Temperature 10°C – 35°C (50°F – 95°F)
Altitude (max) 2,134 m/7,000 ft
Humidity 25% – 80% noncondensing
Dimensions (height × width × depth) 202 cm × 66 cm × 120 cm (79.53 in. × 25.98 in. × 47.24 in.)
Maximum weight 1,041.5 kg (2,296 lb)
Clearance front/rear 120 cm/120 cm (47.24 in./47.24 in.)
Redundant power feed
Input voltage 180 – 264 V ac at 60 A or 30 A (±10%)
Power usage See power usage table below
Host connectivity
Fibre Channel rates 8 Gbps
iSCSI rates 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps
Capacity-on-demand configurations
Warranty 1 and 3 year limited warranty, onsite service, same day 24×7
 IBM XIV Storage System (Model 2810/2812-214)—capacity and connectivity
Number of modules Number of disks Usable capacity (TB, decimal)
1 TB*/2 TB/3 TB/4 TB
Fibre Channel ports
8 Gbps
iSCSI ports
1 or 10 Gbps
6 72 28/55/84/112 8 6 or 4
9 108 44/88/132/177 16 14 or 8
10 120 51/102/154/207 16 14 or 8
11 132 56/111/168/225 18 or 10 18 or 10
12 144 63/125/190/254 20 18 or 10
13 156 67/134/203/272 24 22 or 12
14 168 75/149/225/301 24 22 or 12
15 180 80/161/243/325 24 22 or 12
 IBM XIV Storage System (Model 2810/2812-214)—number of CPUs and memory
Number of modules Number of disks Number of CPUs XIV memory (GB)
24 GB per module/
48 GB per module
Flash cache per system (TB) (optional)
6 72 6 144/288 2.4
9 108 9 216/432 3.6
10 120 10 240/480 4.0
11 132 11 264/528 4.4
12 144 12 288/576 4.8
13 156 13 312/624 5.2
14 168 14 336/672 5.6
15 180 15 360/720 6.0
Number of modules Number of disks 1 TB*/2 TB/3 TB/4 TB kVA With flash cache (optional)
1 TB*/2 TB/3 TB/4 TB kVA
6 72 2.4/2.4/2.5/2.5 2.5/2.5/2.6/2.6
9 108 3.5/3.5/3.7/3.8 3.6/3.6/3.8/3.9
10 120 3.9/3.9/4.1/4.2 4.0/4.0/4.2/4.3
11 132 4.2/4.2/4.4/4.5 4.3/4.3/4.5/4.6
12 144 4.6/4.6/4.8/4.9 4.7/4.7/4.9/5.0
13 156 4.9/4.9/5.2/5.3 5.0/5.0/5.3/5.4
14 168 5.3/5.3/5.5/5.6 5.5/5.5/5.7/5.8
15 180 5.6/5.6/5.9/6.0 5.8/5.8/6.1/6.2

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