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EMC CLARiiON AX4 Storage System
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EMC CLARiiON AX4 Storage System
The EMC CLARiiON AX4 is a versatile and cost-effective solution for organizations looking for an alternative to server-based storage. The AX4 delivers performance, scalability and advanced data management features in one, easy-to-use storage solution supporting the powerful features of VMware®.
 
  • Single or dual Storage Processor; Fibre Channel or iSCSI SAN connectivity
  • Scalable to 60 SATA or SAS mixed drives; 116 TB raw capacity
  • Up to 64 high-availability connected hosts
  • Up to 512 LUNs
  • 2 GB cache memory
  • 4 or 8 x 4 Gb/s FC, or 4 x 1 Gb/s iSCSI front-end ports
  • 2 x 3 Gb/s SAS back-end expansion ports
  • Comprehensive interoperability: Windows, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, VMware and Netware
  • Advanced software for management and data replication
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    TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • Form Factor
  • Standard NEMA 19-inch rackmount.
    • 2 EIA units Single-Processor chassis, 12 drive slots
    • 3 EIA units Dual-Processor Chassis with SPS (includes optional second SPS), 12 drive slots
    • 2 EIA units SAS Disk Expansion Chassis with Dual Power Supplies, 12 drive slots
  • Storage Processor
  • Single or Dual active/active
  • Host Connectivity
  • • Fibre Channel models: 2 or 4 x 4 Gb/s FC ports per processor
    • iSCSI models: 2 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet ports per processor
  • Cache Memory
  • 1 GB per storage processor
  • Supported Protocols
  • º SAN Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP); iSCSI
  • LUNs
  • 512 Max.
  • Max. Hosts
  • • Up to 10 HA hosts without Expansion Pack
    • Up to 64 HA hosts with Expansion Pack
  • Min/Max. Disk Drives
  • • 4 to 12 without Expansion Pack • 4 to 60 with Expansion Pack
  • Max. Capacity (raw/formatted)
  • 116 TB (1)
  • Drives Supported
  • º SATA II 7200rpm 750 GB(3), 1 TB and 2 TB 3.0 Gb/s
    º SAS 10Krpm 146(2), 300(2), 400(3) and 600 GB 3.0 Gb/s
    º SAS 15Krpm 146(3), 300, 450 and 600 GB 3.0 Gb/s
  • RAID Support
  • RAID 1/0, 3, 5, 6
  • Back-end Connectivity
  • One 3 Gb/s SAS expansion port per processor
  • Reliability
  • Redundant and hot-swappable controllers (if dual), drives, power/cooling modules, LCC cards
  • Availability
  • • Multi-path management
      • Mirrored cache, disk vault protected
      • Preventive disk monitoring
      • Global hot-spare disks
      • Battery backup unit(s) on dual processor models
      • Non-disruptive flare upgrade on dual processor models
      
    HOST ENVIRONMENT
  • FC Host Support
  • Windows, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, VMware, NetWare (CLI and host utilities not included) (4)
  • iSCSI Host Support
  • Windows, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, VMware (4)
      
    MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
  • Storage Management
  • • Integrated Management Features: Navisphere Express Management, Shared Storage Control, Powerpath Path Multipathing, Snapshot Management, Non-disruptive Upgrade (dual SP only)
    • Navisphere Manager: management of optional software, management of multiple CLARiiON arrays, SSL Security, user authentication, automation via scripts
  • Multi-path Management
  • PowerPath Multipathing bundled with Navisphere Express. Powerpath/VE option for Virtual Environment
  • Snap Shot
  • Bundled with Navisphere Express, or SnapView™
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Navisphere Analyzer
  • Local Data Replication
  • SnapView™ (Snapshots and Clones) (5)
  • Remote Data Replication
  • MirrorView™ (5), SAN Copy™ (5)
  • Other
  • ControlCenter 6.1 option, Replication Manager options, RepliStor option, VMware® Product Family
      
    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Dimensions (HxWxD)
  • º Disk Processor Enclosure Single-Processor Chassis: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm) 2 EIA units x 17.5 in. (44.45 cm) x 20 in (50.8 cm) Dual-processor Chassis with SPS: 5.25 in. (13.36 cm), 3 EIA units x 17.5 in. (44.45 cm) x 24 in. (60,96 cm)
    º Disk Array Enclosure 3.5 in. (8.98 cm) 2 EIA units x 17.5 in. (44.45 cm) x 20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Weight
  • º Disk Processor Enclosure Single-SP: 57 lbs (26 kg) max.; Dual-SP with SPS (includes optional second SPS): 108 lbs (49.1 kg) max.
    º Disk Array Enclosure 54 lb (24.5 kg) max.
      
    ENVIRONMENT
  • Temperature
  • 50-104 degrees F (10-40 degrees C)
  • Humidity
  • 20% to 80 % (non-condensing)
  • Altitude
  • 8,000 ft. (2438.4 m) @ 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) max.; 10,000 ft. (3048 m) @ 98.6 degrees F (37 degrees C) max.
      
    POWER
  • Input Voltage
  • 100-240 VAC, single phase
  • Frequency
  • 47-63 Hz
  • Power consumption
  • º Disk Processor Enclosure 490 VA (450 W) max.
    º Disk Array Enclosure 390 VA (360 W) max.
    º Battery Backup Unit 60 VA (40W) max.
  • Heat Dissipation
  • º Disk Processor Enclosure 1,535 BTU/hr max.
    º Disk Array Enclosure 1,228 BTU/hr max.
    º Battery Backup Unit 21 BTU/hr
      
    REGULATORY & SAFETY
  • Safety
  • UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2-60950-1(ULC); EN 60950-1/IEC 60950-1; CNS; Manufactured under an ISO 9000-registered quality system
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • FCC Class A, CE Mark, ICES-003 Class A (for Canada), EN55024 Immunity ITE, CISPR24 Immunity ITE, MIC/RRL Class A (for S Korea), EN55022 Class A, VCCI Class A (for Japan), AS/NZS 3548 Class A (For Autralia, New Zealand), BSMI Class A (for Taiwan), CISPR22 Class A
      
    WARRANTY
  • Standard warranty
  • World Wide; 3-year Hardware Support, 9x5, Next Business Day, parts only
  • Extended Warranty
  • Bull’s Global Care offer: Bronze, Silver and Gold levels; depends on location
      
    NOTES
  • Note 1
  • (1) The FLARE® storage operating environment requires 18 GB of disk space on each of the first four drives.
  • Note 2
  • (2) 2.5-inch drive within 3.5-inch carrier
  • Note 3
  • (3) SAS 146 GB 15 K, SAS 400 GB 10 K and SATA 750 GB 7.2 K disk drives are no longer commercialized.
  • Note 4
  • (4) Consult the EMC Interoperability Support Matrix
  • Note 5
  • (5) SnapView is supported on dual-controller FC or iSCSI front-end arrays.
    SAN Copy and MirrorView are supported on dual-controller FC front-end arrays.
     
     
     
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