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Specifically designed infrastructure components support multiple VMAX3 engine and drive array enclosures

Lithium-Ion standby power supply (Li-Ion SPS)

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Infrastructure components

  • VMAX3 includes specific infrastructure components to support multiple VMAX3 engines and drive array enclosures (DAE).
  • Lithium-Ion standby power supplies (SPS) redundantly connect engines and infrastructure components to provide high availability in case of power failures within multiple fault zones.
  • InfiniBand switches (56GB) provide interconnectivity for the dynamic virtual matrix that connects all of the engines in the system providing a powerful form of redundancy and performance. A pair of these matrix interface board enclosures (MIBE) are required for all configurations with more than one engine. VMAX 100K and 200K have two 12-port MIBEs with redundant power supplies. VMAX 400K has two 18-port MIBEs with redundant, hot-pluggable power supplies.
  • Internal environmental Ethernet switches connect management modules (MMCS and MM) in each engine to provide low-level, system-wide communications and environmental control for running application software, monitoring and diagnosing the system from the MMCS.
  • Power distribution units (PDU) interconnect the redundant power supplies in all system components, managind two power zones. If any power supplies fail the VMAX3 system senses the fault and reports it as an environmental error.
Feature Description
Li-Ion SPS Li-Ion SPS provides battery backup for the VMAX3 family; system bays can include up to six Li-Ion SPS modules depending on the type of systems bays and the numbers of engines in the array
InfiniBand switches Matrix interface board enclosures (MIBEs) connect to the fabric I/O ports on the director boards in each engine to provide a high-speed (56GB) dynamic virtual matrix interconnecting all engines
Ethernet switches Provide redundant interconnect for system-wide communications and environmental controls
PDU Provide dual power zone interconnects for redundant power supplies

InfiniBand switch

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Infrastructure components

  • VMAX3 includes specific infrastructure components to support multiple VMAX3 engines and drive array enclosures (DAE).
  • Lithium-Ion standby power supplies (SPS) redundantly connect engines and infrastructure components to provide high availability in case of power failures within multiple fault zones.
  • InfiniBand switches (56GB) provide interconnectivity for the dynamic virtual matrix that connects all of the engines in the system providing a powerful form of redundancy and performance. A pair of these matrix interface board enclosures (MIBE) are required for all configurations with more than one engine. VMAX 100K and 200K have two 12-port MIBEs with redundant power supplies. VMAX 400K has two 18-port MIBEs with redundant, hot-pluggable power supplies.
  • Internal environmental Ethernet switches connect management modules (MMCS and MM) in each engine to provide low-level, system-wide communications and environmental control for running application software, monitoring and diagnosing the system from the MMCS.
  • Power distribution units (PDU) interconnect the redundant power supplies in all system components, managind two power zones. If any power supplies fail the VMAX3 system senses the fault and reports it as an environmental error.
Feature Description
Li-Ion SPS Li-Ion SPS provides battery backup for the VMAX3 family; system bays can include up to six Li-Ion SPS modules depending on the type of systems bays and the numbers of engines in the array
InfiniBand switches Matrix intergface board enclosures (MIBEs) connect to the fabric I/O ports on the director boards in each engine to provide a high-speed (56GB) dynamic virtual matrix interconnecting all engines
Ethernet switches Provide redundant interconnect for system-wide communications and environmental controls
PDU Provide dual power zone interconnects for redundant power supplies

Ethernet switch

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Infrastructure components

  • VMAX3 includes specific infrastructure components to support multiple VMAX3 engines and drive array enclosures (DAE).
  • Lithium-Ion standby power supplies (SPS) redundantly connect engines and infrastructure components to provide high availability in case of power failures within multiple fault zones.
  • InfiniBand switches (56GB) provide interconnectivity for the dynamic virtual matrix that connects all of the engines in the system providing a powerful form of redundancy and performance. A pair of these matrix interface board enclosures (MIBE) are required for all configurations with more than one engine. VMAX 100K and 200K have two 12-port MIBEs with redundant power supplies. VMAX 400K has two 18-port MIBEs with redundant, hot-pluggable power supplies.
  • Internal environmental Ethernet switches connect management modules (MMCS and MM) in each engine to provide low-level, system-wide communications and environmental control for running application software, monitoring and diagnosing the system from the MMCS.
  • Power distribution units (PDU) interconnect the redundant power supplies in all system components, managind two power zones. If any power supplies fail the VMAX3 system senses the fault and reports it as an environmental error.
Feature Description
Li-Ion SPS Li-Ion SPS provides battery backup for the VMAX3 family; system bays can include up to six Li-Ion SPS modules depending on the type of systems bays and the numbers of engines in the array
InfiniBand switches Matrix intergface board enclosures (MIBEs) connect to the fabric I/O ports on the director boards in each engine to provide a high-speed (56GB) dynamic virtual matrix interconnecting all engines
Ethernet switches Provide redundant interconnect for system-wide communications and environmental controls
PDU Provide dual power zone interconnects for redundant power supplies

Power distribution unit (PDU)

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Infrastructure components

  • VMAX3 includes specific infrastructure components to support multiple VMAX3 engines and drive array enclosures (DAE).
  • Lithium-Ion standby power supplies (SPS) redundantly connect engines and infrastructure components to provide high availability in case of power failures within multiple fault zones.
  • InfiniBand switches (56GB) provide interconnectivity for the dynamic virtual matrix that connects all of the engines in the system providing a powerful form of redundancy and performance. A pair of these matrix interface board enclosures (MIBE) are required for all configurations with more than one engine. VMAX 100K and 200K have two 12-port MIBEs with redundant power supplies. VMAX 400K has two 18-port MIBEs with redundant, hot-pluggable power supplies.
  • Internal environmental Ethernet switches connect management modules (MMCS and MM) in each engine to provide low-level, system-wide communications and environmental control for running application software, monitoring and diagnosing the system from the MMCS.
  • Power distribution units (PDU) interconnect the redundant power supplies in all system components, managind two power zones. If any power supplies fail the VMAX3 system senses the fault and reports it as an environmental error.
Feature Description
Li-Ion SPS Li-Ion SPS provides battery backup for the VMAX3 family; system bays can include up to six Li-Ion SPS modules depending on the type of systems bays and the numbers of engines in the array
InfiniBand switches Matrix intergface board enclosures (MIBEs) connect to the fabric I/O ports on the director boards in each engine to provide a high-speed (56GB) dynamic virtual matrix interconnecting all engines
Ethernet switches Provide redundant interconnect for system-wide communications and environmental controls
PDU Provide dual power zone interconnects for redundant power supplies

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