Host interface SAN-attached 8 Gbps Fibre Channel, 1 Gbps iSCSI and optional 10 Gbps iSCSI/FCoE NAS-attached 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet
User interface Graphical user interface (GUI)
Supported drives 3.5-inch disk drives: 2.5-inch disk drives: 2.5-inch flash drives
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10
Maximum drives supported 504 per control enclosure; 1,056 per clustered system
Fans and power supplies Fully redundant, hot-swappable
Rack support Standard 19-inch
Management software Storwize V7000 Unified and Storwize V7000 software
Cores per controller/control enclosure/clustered system 8/16/64
Cache per controller/control enclosure/clustered system 32 or 64 GB/64 or 128 GB/up to 512 GB
Advanced features included with each system IBM Easy Tier, IBM FlashCopy, thin provisioning, IBM Active Cloud Engine (Storwize V7000 Unified only)
Additional available advanced features Remote mirroring, external virtualization unified storage, IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager, IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Select, Tivoli Storage Manager, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack, IBM Systems Director, IBM Flex System Manager, IBM Real-time Compression
Warranty Hardware: Software:
Replication services FlashCopy, Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager, Metro Mirror (synchronous), Global Mirror (asynchronous), local and asynchronous remote file-based replication
Dimensions Control enclosures File modules
Weight Control enclosures: File modules
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.
ISV solutions For a list of high-quality solutions with our partner ISVs, including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library.

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Supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters, clustering applications and SAN switches and directors