EMC® Symmetrix® VMAX® 10K File combines File and Block in a true Tier-1 multicontroller,
scale-out architecture with consolidation, high availability and efficiency for
the enterprise. The VMAX 10K File delivers optimal density in a single cabinet for both
file and block. Each X-Blade supports up to 256TB of file data.
The Dual Virtual Matrix Architecture™ enables IT departments to build storage
systems that transcend the physical constraint of competing array architectures. The
architecture allows scaling of system resources through common and fully redundant
building blocks called VMAX 10K engines. A single VMAX 10K engine provides the
complete foundation for a high-availability storage array. Each engine contains two
VMAX 10K directors and redundant interfaces to the EMC Virtual Matrix interconnect.
Each director consolidates front-end, global memory, and back-end functions, enabling
direct memory access to data for optimized I/O operations. Up to four VMAX 10K
engines can be interconnected via a set of multiple active fabrics that provide scalable
performance and high availability. VMAX 10K engines can be added non-disruptively to
provide performance scale-out of system resources.
The VNX VG50 Gateway components support flexible X-Blade configurations, from 2 to
4 blades. X-Blade configurations are deployed in N+M Primary/Standby mode with N
active blades and M pooled failover blades for flexible hardware availability protection
(i.e., X-Blade failover). They are available in all dense, standard, or mixed VMAX 10K
MAXIMUM SPECIFICATIONS – VMAX 10K FILE
Up to four VMAX 10K engines
Up to 512 GB cache / 128 GB per engine
Up to eight six-core 2.8 GHz Intel® Xeon processors / two per engine
Up to 1,460 drives with up to 1.5 PB of usable capacity
Virtual Matrix bandwidth: 200 GB/s
2-4 VG50 X-Blades
24 GB of DDR3-DRAM
One six-core 2.8 GHz Intel® Xeon processor per X-blade
2 ports of 8 Gb FC direct attached to VMAX 10K File engines
2 ports of 8 Gb FC for tape connect
Up to four EMC UltraFlex™ slots are available for adding any mix of the following
o Four ports 10/100/1000 BaseT, two ports 10Gb BaseT, and two ports 10GbE
Industry-standard RapidIO® fabric—Virtual Matrix Architecture is extensible to other
Symmetrix VMAX 10K File platforms are available in configurations supporting up to
four VMAX 10K engines with a maximum of 64 front-end ports. Optimized hardware
logic and data protection encoding ensures end-to-end data integrity with automated
channel failover for maximum availability and load balancing. VMAX 10K File
platforms support all popular hardware and operating system platforms, storage area
networks (SANs), and high availability cluster environments. IPsec is supported on 1
Gb/s Ethernet iSCSI and remote replication ports. IPv6 is available on 1 Gb/s and 10
Gb/s Ethernet iSCSI host or remote replication ports. Enginuity software compression
is supported on 1 Gb/s and 10 Gb/s Ethernet replication ports.
SRDF ports are for replication. The total number of SRDF ports available per VMAX
10K array is eight. The total number of supported connections with mixed port types
depends upon the configuration. Refer to the EMC Support Matrix at www.EMC.com,
or contact your local EMC sales representative for specific configuration support.
For the table below, each VG50 X-Blade consumes two 8 Gb/s FC Host/SAN ports.
DISK DRIVE SUPPORT
The Symmetrix VMAX 10K File drive infrastructure is architected with the latest 4 Gb/s dual ported Fibre
Channel drives, Enterprise Flash drives, and SAS drives, each supported by two independent I/O
channels with automatic failover and fault isolation. Check with your EMC sales representative for the
latest list of supported drives and types. Configurations with mixed-drive capacities and speeds are
allowed depending upon the configuration. All capacities are based on 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
Actual usable capacity may vary depending upon configuration.