EMC VNX 5100

The EMC VNX 5100 is an entry-level SAN storage system with unsurpassed simplicity and efficiency, optimized for virtual applications. With the VNX5100, you’ll achieve new levels of performance, protection, compliance, and ease of management.

The VNX Operating Environment system software delivers high-performance capacity optimization. EMC Unisphere is an extensible, unified management platform with an intuitive user interface for managing storage on VNXe, VNX, CLARiiON, Celerra, and EMC RecoverPoint SE systems.

  • Affordable: Easy-to-use Fibre Channel storage for small to medium-sized businesses and branch offices at an affordable price.
  • Optimized: Optimize for virtual applications with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V integration. You’ll triple the speed of virtualized SQL and Oracle workloads and boot up to 1,000 virtual desktops in fewer than 8 minutes.
  • High Performance: Take advantage of Flash-optimized performance using Flash drives for extendable cache.


Technical Specifications:

Solution For Consolidation
Remote Offices
Product Series VNX
Product Type Storage System
Solution Size (Users) 100 to 499 users
Max Raw Capacity 225.0   TB
Protocol FC
Storage Type SAN
Capacity Optimization Compression
Thin Provisioning
Performance  FAST Cache
Management EMC Unisphere
Virtualization Support VMware Vsphere
VMware View
Microsoft Hyper-V
Citrix XenDesktop
Drive Type Flash
Array Enclosure 3U Disk Processor Enclosure (for 15 x 3.5″ or 25 x 2.5″ SAS/Flash drives)
Drive Enclosure 2.5″ SAS, Flash (2U), 25 Drives, 6 Gb/s SAS Controller Interface
3.5″ SAS, NL-SAS, Flash (3U), 15 Drives, 6 Gb/s SAS Controller Interface
Max SAN Hosts 512
Min/Max Drives 4/75
CPU/Memory per SP Intel Xeon Dual Core 5600/8 GB
RAID 0/1/10/3/5/6
I/O Ports per Array 8 FC ports and 4 SAS Ports (2 BE SAS Buses)
Max Block UltraFlex I/O Modules per Array 0
Max Total Ports per Array 8
I/O Expansion Modules 4-Port 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel
2/4/8 Gb/s FC Max Ports per Array 8
Max Supported LUNs 512
Max LUN Size 16 TB (Virtual Pool LUN)
Supported Operating Systems Microsoft Windows
Red Hat
Citrix XenServer
Product VNX Products


A robust platform for consolidation of legacy block storage, file servers, and direct-attached application storage, the VNX series enables organizations to dynamically grow, share, and cost-effectively manage multi-protocol file systems and multi-protocol block storage access. The VNX operating environment enables Microsoft Windows ® and Linux/UNIX clients to share files in multi-protocol (NFS and CIFS) environments. At the same time, it supports iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and FCoE access for high-bandwidth and latency-sensitive block applications. The combination of EMC Atmos ™ Virtual Edition software and VNX storage supports object- based storage and enables customers to manage web applications from EMC Unisphere. The VNX series next-generation storage platform is powered by the Intel Quad Core Xeon 5600 series with a 6-Gb/s SAS drive back-end and delivers demonstrable performance improvements over the previous generation mid-tier storage:

  • Run Microsoft SQL and Oracle 300 percent faster
  • Enable 2X system performance in less than two minutes—non-disruptively
  • Run data warehouses 300 percent faster



One unified platform for all applications – file, block, and object data services. Gain up to 50% capacity savings. You can start with file or block and easily upgrade to unified storage.



Optimized for virtual applications with VMware, Hyper-V integration. You’ll triple speed of virtualized SQL, Oracle workloads and boot up to 500 virtual desktops in 8 minutes.



Self-optimized storage tiering, application-centric replication. With FAST VP and set-it-and-forget-it policies, you’ll optimize data on Flash, SAS, and Near-line SAS drives.



Flash-optimized performance using Flash drives for extendable cache and in the virtual storage pool. You’ll speed mixed workloads three-fold.