IBM System Storage N7000 series, Filer and Gateway

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

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/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

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