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Dell and Nexenta solutions

  • Complete hardware and software stack for virtualized and file workloads
  • Choice of CPU, RAM, read/write cache, and drive options to meet capacity and performance requirements
  • 44TB to 1.92PB raw storage capacity
  • Flexibility to easily expand capacity as needed by adding Dell storage enclosures
  • Inline deduplication and native compression to help eliminate redundant data and reduce capacity
  • Unlimited snapshots to optimize recovery time and recovery point objectives

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Storage Backup/Archive Dense Storage
Feature Description
Servers 2 x 2U PowerEdge R730 rack servers
Protocol NFS v3, v4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, Fibre Channel, iSCSI
Software NexentaStor 4.0
Client OS Red Hat® Linux Enterprise®, Microsoft® Windows®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, VMware®, OpenStack®, CloudStack®
Dell and Nexenta Storage Configs

Configuration

Entry Level
(MD1420)

Midrange
(MD1400)

Midrange Expanded
(MD1400)

Large
(MD3060e)

Large Expanded
(MD3060e)

Data drive #

44

44

88

114

228

Memory (total system)

96GB (12 x 8GB DIMMs)

96GB (12 x 8GB DIMMs)

96GB (12 x 8GB DIMMs)

256GB (16 x 16GB DIMMs)

256GB (16 x 16GB DIMMs)

SAS HBA

4 x Dell 12G SAS HBA

4 x Dell 12G SAS HBA

8 x Dell 12G SAS HBA

4 x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)

8 x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)

Storage
enclosure

2 x MD1420 (24-bay)

4 x MD1400 (12-bay)

8 x MD1400 (12-bay)

2 x MD3060e (60-bay)

4 x MD3060e (60-bay)

Data HDD
(max capacity)

2TB

8TB

8TB

8TB

8TB

Data HDD
(type)

NL-SAS 7.2K 2.5”

NL-SAS 7.2K 2.5”

NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”

NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”

NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”

L2ARC

Up to 800GB

Up to 800GB

Up to 1.6TB

Up to 1.6TB

Up to 1.6TB

ZIL/SLOG

2 x Toshiba 400GB SSD

2 x Hitachi 400GB SSD

4 x Hitachi 400GB SSD

4 x Hitachi 400GB SSD

8 x Hitachi 400GB SSD

The following applies to all Dell and Nexenta reference configurations:

10GbE port

2

Software

NexentaStor 4.0

Protocol

NFS v3, NFS v4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, Fibre Channel, iSCSI

Client OS

Red Hat® Linux Enterprise®, Microsoft® Windows®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, VMware®, OpenStack®, CloudStack®

Servers

2 x 2U PowerEdge R730 rack servers

Boot drive

2 x 1TB 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 3.5” HDD

NIC

1 x Intel X520 10GbE DA/SPF+

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Dell and Nexenta Backup and Archive Configs

Configuration

Backup and Archive 1
(MD3060e)

Backup and Archive 2
(MD3060e)

Backup and Archive 3
(MD3060e)

Data drive #

120

240

480

Memory
(total system)

256GB (16 x 16GB DIMMs)

256GB (16 x 16GB DIMMs)

256GB (16 x 16GB DIMMs)

SAS HBA

4 x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)

4 x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)

4 x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)

Storage
enclosure

4 x MD3060e (60-bay)

8 x MD3060e (60-bay)

8 x MD3060e (60-bay)

Data HDD (max capacity)

8TB

8TB

8TB

Data HDD (type)

NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”

NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”

NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”

L2ARC

N/A

N/A

N/A

ZIL/SLOG

N/A

N/A

N/A

The following applies to all Dell and Nexenta reference configurations:

10GbE port

2

Software

NexentaStor 4.0

Protocol

NFS v3, NFS v4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, Fibre Channel, iSCSI

Client OS

Red Hat® Linux Enterprise®, Microsoft® Windows®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, VMware®, OpenStack®, CloudStack®

Servers

2 x 2U PowerEdge R730 rack servers

Boot drive

2 x 1TB 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 3.5” HDD

NIC

1 x Intel X520 10GbE DA/SPF+

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Dell and Nexenta Dense Configs

Configuration

Performance Dense (MD1280)

Backup and Archive Dense (MD1280)

Data drive #

168

168

Memory (total system)

512GB (32 x 16GB DIMMs)

256GB (16 x 16GB DIMMs)

SAS HBA

4 x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)

4 x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)

Storage enclosure

2 x MD1280 (84-bay)

2 x MD1280 (84-bay)

Data HDD (max capacity)

8TB

8TB

Data HDD (type)

NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”

NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”

L2ARC

Up to 800GB

n/a

ZIL/SLOG

4 x Hitachi 400GB SSD

n/a

The following applies to all Dell and Nexenta reference configurations:

10GbE port

2

Software

NexentaStor 4.0

Protocol

NFS v3, NFS v4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, Fibre Channel, iSCSI

Client OS

Red Hat® Linux Enterprise®, Microsoft® Windows®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, VMware®, OpenStack®, CloudStack®

Servers

2 x 2U PowerEdge R730 rack servers

Boot drive

2 x 1TB 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 3.5” HDD

NIC

1 x Intel X520 10GbE DA/SPF+

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PowerEdge R730

  • Mainstream 2-socket, 2U rack server that delivers tremendous functional flexibility to a data center
  • Combination of powerful processors, large memory and very fast storage give the R730 versatility to perform well in a number of demanding environments
  • Best-in-class virtualization, cloud applications, web tech, HPC, XaaS providers, VDI, medical imaging
  • Excellent desktop virtualization server with I/O optimized for VDI scalability
  • Superior medical imaging and VDI solution with balanced performance, extensive storage and two double-width GPU capacity for rendering
  • Best scalability for VDI with optimized I/ODelivers incredible density and high reliability
  • Easy life cycle manageability with intuitive management tools

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Tech Specs
Feature Description
Form factor 2U rack server
Processor Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family
Memory Up to 768GB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 up to 2133MT/s
I/O slots Up to 7 x PCIe 3.0 plus dedicated PERC slot
Embedded NIC 4 x 1GbE, 2 x 10+2GbE, 4 x 10GbE NDC
FeaturePowerEdge R730 technical specification

Form factor

2U rack mount

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family

Processor sockets

2

Cache

2.5MB per core
Up to 22 cores

Chipset Intel

C610 series chipset

Memory

Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s

I/O slots

Up to 7 x PCIe 3.0 plus dedicated PERC slot

RAID controllers

Internal controllers: PERC S130 (SW RAID), PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P
External HBAs (RAID): PERC H830
External HBAs (non-RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA

Drive bays

Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane:
Up to 16 x 2.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD)
Up to 8 x 3.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD)

Maximum internal storage

Up to 29TB using 16 x 2.5” 1.8TB SAS drives
Up to 64TB using 8 x 3.5” 8TB NL-SAS hard drives

Embedded NIC

4 x 1GbE, 2 x 10+2GbE, 4 x 10GbE NDC

Power supplies

Titanium* efficiency 750W AC power supply; 1100W DC power supply; Platinum* efficiency 495W, 750W, 1100W AC power supply

Availability

ECC memory, hot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant cooling, hot-plug redundant power, internal dual SD module, single device data correction (SDDC), spare rank, tool-less chassis, support for high availability clustering and virtualization, proactive systems management alerts, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller

Systems management

Systems management: IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage Essentials
Dell OpenManage Mobile
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Remote management:
DRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC8 Express (default)
iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade)
8GB vFlash media (upgrade)
16GB vFlash media (upgrade)
iDRAC Quick Sync
Dell OpenManage Integrations:
Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
Dell OpenManage Connections:
HP Operations Manager
IBM Tivoli® Netcool® and CA Network and Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager

Rack support

ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm.

Operating systems

Microsoft Windows Server® 2008/2012 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012 R2, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
Optional embedded hypervisors:
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware vSphere® ESXi™

Dimensions

H: 8.73 cm (3.44 in.) x W: 44.40 cm (17.49 in.) x D: 68.40 cm (26.92 in.)

Recommended support

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information. Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region.

*80 PLUS certification
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MD3060e dense enclosure

60-drive expansion enclosure specifically designed for the MD3 dense array series

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MD3060e

  • Small footprint takes up less space and saves on power and cooling
  • Expand up to 180 hard drives when using two expansion enclosures with the MD3 dense arrays
  • Scale PowerEdge server capacity to 240 hard drives in 16U of rack space (PowerEdge R620, R630, R720, R730 and R720xd only)

 

Tech Specs
Feature Description
Description 60 x 3.5" and 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD,, SED
Connection 6Gb SAS
Controllers Dual Expansion Management
MD3060e specifications

Drive count per chassis

Mix and match up to 60 x 3.5" and 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

Drive performance and capacities

3.5" NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB
3.5" SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5” HDD carriers)
2.5" SAS 15K RPM: 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
2.5" SAS 10K RPM: 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*
2.5" NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
2.5" SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5” HDD carriers)

Maximum capacity per enclosure

Up to 480TB

Connectivity

6Gb SAS

Expansion capabilities

Up to 2 expansion units per MD3 dense array
Up to 4 enclosures behind a single PowerEdge server**

Controllers

Dual Enclosure Management Modules (EMM)

Power

AC – 1755W

Heat dissipation

AC – 5988 BTU/hr

Voltage

100-240 VAC, auto-sensing; 48 V DC

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Rack support

Dell 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

Chassis

Form factor: 4U rack enclosure
Dimensions: H: 177.8 mm (7.0 in) x W: 482.6 mm (19.0 in) x D: 825.5 mm (32.5 in)
Maximum weight: 105.20 kg (232.0 lb)

Temperature

Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour

Relative humidity

Operating: 10% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour

Altitude

Operating: -30.5m to 3000m (-100 ft to 9,840 ft)
NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 ft, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1.8°F/1000 ft

*Self-encrypting drives (SED) available
**Supported servers include the PowerEdge R630, R730 and R730xd
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