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VMAX 250F

Make scalable VMAX performance and rich data services yours at the lowest starting price yet with Dell EMC VMAX 250F All Flash. The entry model in our VMAX All Flash family, VMAX 250F delivers flash performance, low latency, and high availability in a compact footprint for your modern data center. Consolidate block and file workloads on a single multi-controller storage array.

Dell EMC VMAX 250F lets you start as small as a single V-Brick. V-Bricks are scale-out building blocks that consist of a VMAX engine and 11 TB of base flash storage. Scale up incrementally with 11 TB Flash Capacity Packs.

With included software and an easy-to-add optional FX software package, benefiting from trusted data services is simple. Achieve up to 4:1 storage efficiency with inline compression and other data reduction tools. See and compare VMAX All Flash storage arrays.

Key features:

  • Supports over 1 million IOPS
  • Starts at 11 TB and scales to 1 PB effective capacity with data reduction
  • Ensures uptime of 99.9999% availability
  • Orderable with advanced replication, data encryption, storage management, data protection, and access to cloud storage tiering

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Tech Specs
Feature Description
Processor Intel® Xeon® processors E5 family
Cache-per engine options 512GB, 1TB, 2TB
Dynamic virtual matrix interconnect InfiniBand dual redundant fabric: 56Gbps per port
Maximum front-end I/O modules/V-brick 8
Maximum NAS capacity per array 1150TB (cache limited)
Supported flash drives 2.5” 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB, 15.36TB
Back-end interface 12Gbps SAS
Technical SpecificationsVMAX 250FVMAX 450FVMAX 850F
V-Bricks

Number of V-Bricks supported

1 to 2

1 to 4

1 to 8

Engine enclosure

4U

4U

4U

Processor

Intel Xeon E5-2650-v4, 2.2 GHz 12 core

Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2, 2.6GHz, 8-core

Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2, 2.7GHz, 12-core

# Cores per CPU/per engine/per system

12/48/96

8/32/128

12/48/384

Dynamic Virtual Matrix Interconnect

Direct Connect InfiniBand: 56Gbps per port

InfiniBand Dual Redundant Fabric: 56Gbps per port

InfiniBand Dual Redundant Fabric: 56Gbps per port

Cache

Cache-system min (raw)

512GB

1024GB

1024GB

Cache-system max (raw)

4TB (with 2048GB engine)

8TB (with 2048GB engine)

16TB (with 2048GB engine)

Cache-per engine options

512GB, 1TB and 2TB

1024GB, 2048GB

1024GB, 2048GB

Vault

Vault Strategy

Vault to Flash

Vault to Flash

Vault to Flash

Vault Implementation

2 to 6 Flash SLICs / Engine

2 to 8 Flash SLICs / Engine

2 to 8 Flash SLICs / Engine

Front-End I/O Modules

Maximum Front-End I/O Modules/V-Brick

8

6

6

Front-End I/O Modules and Protocols Supported (Optical Ports)

FC: 4 x 8Gbs (FC, SRDF)
FC: 4 x 16Gbs (FC, SRDF)
10GbE: 4 x10GbE (iSCSI, SRDF)
GbE: 4 x 1GbE (2 Cu/2 Opt SRDF)

FC: 4 x 8Gbs (FC, SRDF)
FC: 4 x 16Gbs (FC, SRDF)
iSCSI: 4 x10GbE (iSCSI)
10GbE: 2 x 10GbE (SRDF)
GbE: 2 x GbE (SRDF)

FC: 4 x 8Gbs (FC, SRDF)
FC: 4 x 16Gbs (FC, SRDF)
iSCSI: 4 x10GbE (iSCSI)
10GbE: 2 x 10GbE (SRDF)
GbE: 2 x GbE (SRDF)

eNAS I/O Modules

Max number eNAS I/O Modules/Software Data Mover

Up to 3*

Up to 3*

Up to 3*

eNAS I/O Modules Supported

10GbE: 2 x 10GbE Optical
10GbE:* 2 x 10GbE Cu
8Gbs:* 4 x 8Gbs FC (Tape BU)

10GbE: 2 x 10GbE Optical
10GbE:* 2 x 10GbE Cu
GbE:* 4 x 1GbE Cu
8Gbs:* 4 x 8Gbs FC (Tape BU)

10GbE: 2 x 10GbE Optical
10GbE:* 2 x 10GbE Cu
GbE:* 4 x 1GbE Cu
8Gbs:* 4 x 8Gbs FC (Tape BU)

eNAS Software Data Movers

Max Software Data Movers

4 (3 Active + 1 Standby)
(4 Data Movers requires minimum 2 V-Bricks)

4 (3 Active + 1 Standby)
(4 Data Movers requires minimum 2 V-Bricks)

8 (7 Active and 1 Standby)*
(8 Data Movers requires minimum 4 V-Bricks)

Max NAS Capacity/Array (Terabytes Usable)

1150 (cache limited)

1536

3584

Capacity, Drives

Max Capacity per Array**

1.1PBe

2.3PBe

4.3PBe

Capacity per V-Brick

11.3TBu

52.6TBu

52.6TBu

Incremental Capacity Blocks

11.3TBu

13.2TBu

13.2TBu

Max Drives per V-Brick

50

240

240

Max Drives per Array

100

960

1920

Max Drives per System Bay

100/200***

480

480

Min Drive Count per V-Brick

8 + 1 Spare

16 + 1 spare

16 + 1 spare

Flash Drives

Flash Drives Supported (2.5”)

960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB, 15.36TB

960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB

960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB

BE Interface

12Gbps SAS

6Gbps SAS

6Gbps SAS

RAID Options Supported

RAID 5(3 +1)
RAID 6(6+2)

RAID 5 (7 +1)
RAID 6 (14+2)

RAID 5 (7 +1)
RAID 6 (14+2)

Support for Mixed RAID Groups

No

No

No

Support for Mixed Drive Capacities

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flash Array Enclosures

120 x 2.5” Drive DAE

No

Yes

Yes

60 x 3.5” Drive DAE

Yes

No

No

Cabinet Configurations

Standard 19" bays

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dual V-Brick System Bay Configuration

Yes (Default packaging)

Yes (Default packaging)

Yes (Default packaging)

Single V-Brick System Bay Configuration

No (Packaging based on Dual V-Bricks, but can start with a single V-Brick in each System Bay)

No (Packaging based on Dual V-Bricks, but can start with a single V-Brick in each System Bay)

No (Packaging based on Dual V-Bricks, but can start with a single V-Brick in each System Bay)

Third Party Rack Mount Option

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dispersion

System Bay Dispersion

N/A-single floor tile system

Yes (via RPQ)

Yes (via RPQ)

Pre-configuration

100% Virtually Provisioned

Yes

Yes

Yes

Host Support

Open Systems

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mainframe

No

Yes

Yes

Power Options

Input Power Options

Single or Three Phase
Delta or Wye

Single or Three Phase
Delta or Wye

Single or Three Phase
Delta or Wye

I/O Protocols Supported
8 Gb/s FC Host/SRDF Ports

Maximum/V-Brick

32

24

24

Maximum/array

64

96

192

16 Gb/s FC Host Ports

Maximum/V-Brick

32

24

24

Maximum/array

64

96

192

16 Gb/s FICON Host Ports

Maximum/V-Brick

NA

32

32

Maximum/array

NA

128

256

10 GbE iSCSI Ports

Maximum/V-Brick

32

24

24

Maximum/array

64

96

192

10 GbE SRDF Ports (Optical)

Maximum/V-Brick

32

12

12

Maximum/array

64

48

96

GbE SRDF Ports (Optical)

Maximum/V-Brick

16 / 16

12

12

Maximum/array

64

48

96

Embedded NAS Ports
10GbE Optical Ports

Max ports/Software Data Mover

2

2

2

Maximum ports/array

8

8

16

****10GbE Copper Ports

Max ports/Software Data Mover

2

2

2

Maximum ports/array

8

8

16

****1GbE Copper Ports

Max ports/Software Data Mover

N/A

4

4

Maximum ports/array

N/A

16

32

****8 Gb/s FC Tape Back Up Ports

Max ports/Software Data Mover

2

2

2

Maximum ports/array

8

8

16

*Max quantity of eNAS I/O module types/Data Mover, or support of 8 Data Movers on the VMAX 850F/FX is available by request. Quantity one (1) 2 x 10GbE Optical module is the default choice/Data Mover.
**Max capacity per array based on over provisioning ratio of 1.0.
***200 drives can be supported in a single cabinet when two systems are packaged in the same rack.
****Indicated eNAS I/O Modules are available by request.
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