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FS8600

Host block and file storage in the same array, up to 4PB in a single namespace and up to 20PB in a global namespace

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FS8600

  • Scale up or scale out NAS with SC series operational efficiencies and advanced features
  • Multi-tenancy support with independent administrators
  • Independent capacity and performance expansion
  • Policy-based block level data reduction technology
  • Based on the Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS) version 6
  • Unified block and file management through Dell Storage Manager 2016 R3 with automated reporting
  • Up to four FS8600 appliances (eight controllers) in a single NAS cluster
  • Up to 4PB NAS pool per cluster, plus linear performance expansion up to 494,000 SPECsfs file OPS and 11.9GB/sec throughput
  • SMB 3.0, SMB 3.1 and NFS v3, v4 and v4.1 file protocol support

 

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Tech Specs
Feature Description
Front-end and interconnect traffic (two options) 2 Intel 1GbE quad-port NICs per controller, Twinax only, RJ-45 or 2 Intel 10GbE dual-port NICs per controller, Twinax or fiber-optic, SFP+ standards
Back-end 1 QLogic dual-port FC HBA per controller, SFP+ standards
FC switch Required; direct connect to SAN not supported
Connection 8Gb Fibre Channel and 10Gb iSCSI configuration options
FS8600 with FluidFS v6 specifications

Cluster scalability

Up to 4 FS8600 appliances (8 controllers) and up to 8 Storage Center systems in a single NAS cluster

Capacity scalability

Up to 4PB usable file capacity per NAS cluster (requires 2 or more Storage Centers to reach max capacity) 20PB capacity using FluidFS global namespace with discrete FS8600 systems

8Gb Fibre Channel
connectivity options

Frontend and interconnect traffic (2 options):
1GbE: 2 Intel 1GbE quad-port NICs per controller, CAT6 only, RJ-45
10GbE: 2 Intel 10GbE dual-port NICs per controller, Twinax or fiber-optic, SFP+ standards
Backend: 1 QLogic dual-port FC HBA per controller, SFP+ standards
Fibre Channel switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported

10Gb iSCSI connectivity options

Frontend: 1 Intel 10GbE dual-port NIC per controller, Twinax or fiber-optic, SFP+ standards
Backend and interconnect: 1 Intel 10GbE dual-port NIC per controller, Twinax or fiber-optic, SFP+ standards
Ethernet switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported; upgrades from FC to iSCSI or vice versa is not supported

Storage arrays supported

SC9000, SC8000, SC4020, SCv2080, Series 40 controllers
SCOS 6.5.3 or newer

Management

Dell Storage Manager 2016 R3 with automated reporting, FluidFS v6 CLI, PowerShell, RESTful API, SNMP, MMC

NFS v3 file protocol support

NFS over UDP and TCP, Kerberos 5 security options, UTF8 and ASCII support, NLM

NFS v4 file protocol support

Core features Kerberos 5 security options, UTF8 and ASCII support, pseudo file system, locking, share modes and access control lists (ACLs)

NFS 4.1 file protocol support

Core features Kerberos 5 security options (pNFS not supported)

SMB file protocol support

SMB 3.0, SMB 3.1, SMB BranchCache, SMB sparse files, persistent file handles, continuous availability, SMB signing and encryption (MD5, HMAC-SHA-256, SMB 3 AES), large MTU, file leases and oplocks

Network protocols

Full support for client IPv6 and IPv4 connections, including load balancing mechanism, LACP

NAS volumes

Max NAS volumes per NAS cluster: 1,024
Max NAS volume size: as large as the file system/namespace

Shares/exports

Max number of SMB shares per system: 1,024
Max number of NFS mounts/exports per system: 1,024

Concurrent active SMB connections

Max for single appliance: 30,000
Max for a 4-appliance cluster: 20,000 ("active" defined as clients engaging in I/O in the last 15 minutes)

User authentication

For SMB clients: Kerberos 5 and NTLM v2 on Microsoft Active Directory Server
For NFS v4, 4.1 clients: Kerberos 5

Directory and name services

Windows SMB and NFS clients: Microsoft® Active Directory® 2003, 2003R2, 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2
Linux/UNIX clients: NIS, LDAP, DNS

Quotas

Quotas at user, group and directory level:
Max user/group quota rules per volume: 1,024
Max user quotas per system: 1,024

Local users

Max number of local users per cluster: 100
Max number of local groups per cluster: 100

Directories

Max number of directories per appliance: 32 billion
Max number of directories per 4-appliance cluster: 128 billion
Max number of files in a directory: 1 million
Max directory depth: 255

Files

Max file size: 16TB
Max number of files per appliance: unlimited
Max number of files per 4-appliance cluster: unlimited
Max file name length: 255 bytes

Snapshots and clones

Redirect-on-write snapshots and thin NAS volume read/write clones
Max number of snapshots per NAS volume: 10,000
Max number of snapshots per cluster: 100,000
Max number of snapshot policies per system: 1,024

Replication

Asynchronous to peer FS8600 clusters
Max number of replication partners (or destinations): 100
Max number of replication policies per FS8600 cluster: 1,024
Max number of simultaneous volume replications: 10 outgoing, 100 incoming
Max volumes enabled for replication: 1,024

NDMP backup

Remote or three-way NDMP over Ethernet ports
Direct or two-way NDMP over Fibre Channel ports
Refer to FluidFS v5 support matrix for a list of supported backup vendors

Antivirus

Supported for SMB shares via ICAP protocol
Refer to FluidFS v5 support matrix for a list of supported Antivirus vendors

Auditing

Auditing using SACLs and third party auditing softwares. Refer to FluidFS v5 support matrics for details

Thin provisioning

Thin provisioning at file, file system or NAS volume level to oversubscribe the file system capacity visible to users

Data reduction

Post-process policy-based variable block (128KB +/- 64KB) data deduplication and LZPS compression configured per NAS volume

Processor per controller

Dual Intel® Xeon® E5620, 4-core, 12MB, L3, 80W, 2.4GHz

Memory

48GB DDR3 1066MT/s per controller (96GB per appliance)
24GB DDR3 1066MT/s per 1Gb controller (48GB per appliance)

Power

Primary power supply: 2 PSUs per appliance
Backup power supply: 1 battery per controller, 2 batteries per appliance
Input voltage: 90-264 VAC
Output wattage: 717W
Heat dissipation: 2446 BTU/hr
Line frequency: 47-63 Hz
Current: 10.5Amp at 90 VAC steady state

Dimensions

2U
Height: 8.64 cm (3.4 in)
Width: 44.63 cm (17.6 in) (does not include rack flange)
Depth: 81.30 cm (32.0 in) (includes bezel and controllers installed)
Weight: 69.5 lb (31.5 kg)

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FS7610

Put more data in less space with FluidFS version 4

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FS7610

  • Up to two appliances (four controllers) in a single NAS cluster
  • Works seamlessly with PS Series arrays
  • Expand block and file storage capacity within a single namespace up to 509TB
  • All-inclusive software licensing
  • Improve scalability, performance and security with expanded protocol support
  • Easily increase performance by adding a second FS7610 appliance
  • Intuitively manage block and file operations with PS Series Group Manager or CLI

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Tech Specs Fast Facts
Feature Description
Configuration options Two Intel 10GbE dual-port NICs per controller; 10GbE can be either SFP+ or BASE-T standards, and accommodate both copper and optical connectivity
Client connectivity over Ethernet, SAN connectivity over iSCSI; Ethernet switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported

FS7610

The EqualLogic FS7610 NAS Appliance can be deployed into an existing EqualLogic SAN in less than approximately 1 hour, including racking, cabling and configuring the NAS cluster.

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Dell EqualLogic FS7610 with FluidFS v4

Storage arrays supported

New or existing Dell Storage PS Series arrays with version 8.1 firmware or greater

Capacity and bandwidth expansion

Up to 509TB usable file capacity in a single name space. One or two FS7610 appliances in a NAS cluster.
Two Intel 10GbE dual-port NICs per controller. 10GbE can be either SFP+ or Base-T standards, and accommodate both copper and optical connectivity.
Client connectivity over Ethernet, SAN connectivity over iSCSI Ethernet switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported.

NAS appliance

Each NAS appliance has a pair of controllers in an active-active configuration, using cache mirroring and an integrated backup power supply. Each controller contains 24GB auto-adaptive R/W RAM-based cache and two quad-core Intel processors.

Management

PS Series Group Manager GUI or CLI

Data protection features

Dual controller active-active NAS appliance, redirect-on-write, user recoverable snapshots, point-in-time replication, NAS container cloning, NDMP backup, antivirus, battery-based BPS, access-based enumeration

Memory size

Each controller has 24GB of memory (48GB per appliance) and its own backup battery that provides power sufficient to destage cache contents to a non-volatile internal storage device in the event of a power failure

Protocol support

Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0, Network Files System (NFS) v4.1, iSCSI, Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) 4, Active Directory, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), NIS (Network Information Service (NIS), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Link Aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad), Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB)

Multi-client subnet support

Configure multiple client networks and VLANs to present NFS exports or CIFS shares

User authentication

SMB clients: Kerberos v5 and NTLM v2 on Microsoft Active Directory Server
NFS v4 clients: Kerberos 5 on AD and SASL support for encryption, NFS v4 Access Control Lists

Certified backup software

Dell NetVault Backup 8.6x and 9.0x, Symantec BackupExec 2010 R3 and 2012, Symantec NetBackup 7.0 or later, CommVault Simpana 9.0 or later, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3

Qualified antivirus software

Symantec ScanEngine 5.2 , Symantec Protection Engine 7.0, McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise 8.8 and Enterprise for Storage 1.0.2; Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.0; TrendMicro InterScan Web Security Suite 3.1

Directory services

Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services, LDAP and NIS

Windows features

LDAP signing, SMB signing, roaming profiles, hidden shares, access-based share enumeration

Qualified SAN switches

See Dell Storage PS Series Compatibility Matrix

Deduplication and compression

Policy-driven variable-block deduplication and LZPS compression; deduped data can be rehydrated on read

Thin provisioning

Space can be over-allocated based on customer needs for more efficient capacity planning

Client network connectivity

4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet

Storage area network connectivity

4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet
Direct connect to the SAN is not supported

Min NAS cluster size

512GB for a single appliance; 1024GB for a two appliance cluster

Max NAS cluster size

509TB

Min/max NAS container size

20MB/509TB

Max files in a cluster

64 billion per appliance

Max NAS containers

1024

Max file size

10TB

Max file name length

255 bytes

Max number of directories in a cluster

64 billion

Max directory depth

512

Max NFS mounts

1024 (one or two appliances)

Max CIFS shares

1024 (one or two appliances)

Max concurrent CIFS connections

10,000 per NAS appliance, 20,000 for a two appliance cluster

Max quota rules per NAS container (user quotas)

1000 per NAS container

Max quota rules per cluster (user quotas)

1000 per NAS cluster

Max local users in a NAS cluster

100

Max local groups in a NAS cluster

100

Snapshots

Redirect-on-write snapshots

Max snapshots per NAS container/cluster

1024/10,000

Max containers enabled for replication in a NAS cluster

100

Max simultaneous replicated containers

10

Max schedules per NAS cluster

512

Backup

Backups using NDMP v4

Antivirus

Third-party antivirus applications supported through ICAP

Chassis (per dual controller appliance)

Height: 2U/86.4 mm (3.4 in)
Width: 481.50 mm (18.96 in) with rack flange; 446.3 mm (17.6 in) without rack flange
Depth: 741.0 mm (29.2 in) without bezel and handle; 813.0 mm (32.0 in) with bezel and handle
Weight (maximum configuration): 30.5 kg (67 lb)

Rack support

ReadyRails II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks

Power

Wattage: 717W output per appliance
Voltage: 90 V AC to 264V AC, autoranging, 47 Hz/63 Hz. Note: This system is also designed to be connected to IT power systems with a phase to phase voltage not exceeding 230 V.
Heat dissipation: 2446 BTU/hr. Note: The heat dissipation is calculated using the power supply wattage rating. The heat dissipation values are for the entire system which includes (chassis and two controllers).
Maximum inrush current: Under typical line conditions and over the entire system ambient operating range, the inrush current may reach 55 A per power supply for 10 ms or less.

Environmental operating conditions

Temperature

Operating: 5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20 °C per hour
Storage: -40 °C to -60°C (–40 °F to 140 °F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20 °C per hour

Relative humidity

Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour at maximum wet bulb temperature of 29 °C (89 °F)
Non-operating: 5% to 95% with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour at a maximum wet bulb temperature of 38 °C (100 °F)

Maximum vibration

Operating: 0.26 Grms (5 Hz – 350 Hz @ 0.0002G2/Hz) in operational orientation for 5 minutes (maximum)
Non-operating: 1.88 Grms with the following PSD profile (all 6 sides tested for 15 minutes each side)

Frequency (Hz) G2/Hz

10 0.13, 20 0.13, 70 0.004, 130 0.004, 165 0.0018, 500 0.0018

Maximum shock

Operating: 31G half-sine shock +/-5% with pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in the operational orientation (maximum)
Non-operating: Square wave shock of 27 G, at 235 inches/second (596.90 cm/second) velocity change (all six sides tested)

Operating altitude

-16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 feet)
For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1° F/550 feet.A197

Non-operating

–15.2 m to 10,668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft)

Airborne contaminant level class

G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

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