Scale up or scale out performance and capacity to accommodate a variety of file workloads

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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