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EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage System
 • Meet the future demands of virtual data centers
 
EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage System
Enterprise-critical applications—those which drive the core of an organization—require the highest availability infrastructure to support the most stringent service levels. This need is met with the highest performing, most functionally capable, and yet competitively priced high-end networked storage systems ever offered—the EMC® Symmetrix® VMAX™ series with the Enginuity™ operating environment. The Symmetrix VMAX system introduces a revolutionary Virtual Matrix Architecture created to match the future storage growth demands of virtual data centers, while reducing costs for customers.
 
  • FC 4 or 8 Gb/s, iSCSI 1 or 10 Gb/s and FICON 4 or 8 Gb/s SAN connectivity
  • FC 4 or 8 Gb/s and 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for remote replication
  • Scalable to 2,400 drives; from ultra-fast Flash, to FC, to SATA highest capacity
  • Up to 1TB Memory
  • Up to 128 x 4 or 8 Gb/s FC Host/SAN ports
  • Up to 64 x 1 or 10 Gb/s iSCSI ports
  • Up to 64 x 4 or 8 Gb/s FICON Host ports
  • Up to 32 x 4 or 8 Gb/s FC Remote Replication ports
  • UP to 32 x 1 Gb/s GigE or 10 Gb/s 10 GigE Remote Replication Ports
  • Tiered storage optimization with FAST VP
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    TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • VMAX Engine
  • - 4 Quad-core 2.33 Ghz Intel® Xeon® processors
    - Up to 128 GB of Memory
    - Virtual Matrix bandwith: 24 GB/s
  • VMAX System
  • - Up to 8 VMAX Engines
    - Up to 1 TB of Memory
    - Virtual Matrix bandwith: up to 192 GB/s
  • VMAX Interconnect
  • Industry-Standard RapidIO® fabric
  • Form Factor
  • System bay: 40 U cabinet hosting system components.
    Storage bay: 40 U cabinet hosting up to 240 drives
  • Host Connectivity
  • 4-128 x 4 or 8 Gb/s FC ports (4-16 per VMAX Engine) ; 4-64 x 1 or 10 Gb/s iSCSI ports (4-8 per VMAX Engine); 4-64 x 4 or 8 Gb/s FICON ports (4-8 per VMAX Engine) ¹
  • Remote Replication Connectivity
  • 2-32 x 4 or 8 Gb/s FC ports (2-4 per VMAX Engine) ; 2-32 x 1 or 10 Gb/s GigE ports (2-4 per VMAX Engine) ¹
  • Supported Protocols
  • º SAN Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP); iSCSI; FICON
    º Other IPv6, IPsec and compression available with GigE ports
  • Min/Max. Disk Drives
  • 96 - 2,400; max. configuration includes ten storage bays.
  • Drives Supported
  • º SATA II 7200rpm 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB 4 Gb/s FC
    º SAS 10Krpm 300, 450 and 600 GB 4 Gb/s FC
    º Fibre Channel 10Krpm 350, 400, 450 and 600 GB 4 Gb/s
    º Fibre Channel 15Krpm 146, 300, 450 and 600 GB 4 Gb/s
    º Flash Drives 100, 200 and 400 GB 4 Gb/s FC
  • RAID Support
  • RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
    º RAID 0 No data protection, striped data
    º RAID 1 Disk mirroring
    º RAID 10 Data striped across mirrored pairs
    º RAID 5 RAID 5 (3+1) and RAID 5 (7+1); striped data with rotating parity
    º RAID 6 RAID 6 (6+2) and RAID 6 (14+2); striped data with dual rotating parity
  • Back-end Connectivity
  • Up to 128 x 4 Gb/s (16 x 4 Gb/s per VMAX Engine)
  • Management
  • EMC Ionix™ ControlCenter® software suite, EMC Symmetrix Management Console
  • Reliability
  • Redundant, hot-swappable components
  • Availability
  • Multi-path access
      Mirrored cache, disk vault protected
      On-line upgrade
      Hot-spare disks
      Battery back-up unit(s)
  • Storage Provisioning
  • Symmetrix Virtual Provisoning, Auto-provisioning Groups
      
    HOST ENVIRONMENT
  • FC Host Support
  • Includes UNIX, Linux, Windows, GCOS 7, GCOS 8, z/OS ²
  • iSCSI Host Support
  • Includes UNIX, Linux, Windows ²
      
    MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
  • Storage Management
  • EMC Ionix™ ControlCenter® software suite, EMC Symmetrix Management Console, FAST VP
  • Multi-path Management
  • PowerPath® for physical and virtual environments
  • Snap Shot
  • TimeFinder® software family
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Symmetrix Performance Analyser, ControlCenter® Symmetrix Optimizer
  • Local Data Replication
  • TimeFinder® software family, RecoverPoint
  • Remote Data Replication
  • Symmetrix Remote Data Facilities (SRDF®) software family, RecoverPoint
  • Other
  • Dynamic Cache Partitioning, Priority Control, Virtual LUN Technology, Data At Rest Encryption, VMware APIs for Array Integration (VAAI), VMware vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA), Federated Live Migration
      
    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Dimensions (HxWxD)
  • - Front and Rear Service Area per bay: 42.0 in (106.7 cm)
    - An additional 18 in (45.7 cm) is required for ceiling/top clearance
    - Raised floor recommended
    º System Bay 4-Engine or 8-Engine: 76.66 in (194.7 cm) x 30.2 in (76.7 cm) x 41.88 in (106.4 cm)
    º Storage Bay 76.66 in (194.7 cm) x 30.02 in (76.7 cm) x 41.88 in (106.4 cm)
  • Weight
  • º System Bay 4-Engine: 1,830 lb (830.0 kg) max; 8-Engine: 2,774 lb (1,258.3 kg) max
    º Storage Bay 2,144 lb (972.5 kg) max
      
    ENVIRONMENT
  • Temperature
  • 50-90 degrees F (10-32 degrees C)
  • Humidity
  • 20% to 80%, non-condensing
  • Altitude
  • 7,500 ft (2,286 m) max.
      
    POWER
  • Input Voltage
  • System Bay: North America 3-phase (Delta-4 wire) / International 3-phase (Wye-5 wire) / Single phase: 200-240 VAC
    Storage Bay: North America 3-phase (Delta-4 wire) / International 3-phase (Wye-5 wire) / Single phase: 200-240 VAC
  • Frequency
  • 50 - 60 Hz
  • Power consumption
  • º System Bay 4-Engine: 4.1 kVA max; 8-Engine: 7.8 kVA max.
    º Storage Bay 6.1 kVA max.
  • Heat Dissipation
  • º System Bay 4-Engine: 13,700 BTU/hr max; 8-Engine: 26,300 BTU/hr max.
    º Storage Bay 19,800 BTU/hr max.
      
    WARRANTY
  • Standard warranty
  • 3 year Hardware Support; 4 hour on site, 9-18 same business day
  • Extended Warranty
  • 3 year Hardware Support; Standard + 8 hour guaranteed repair time
      
    NOTES
  • Note 1
  • ¹ Combinations may be limited or restricted
  • Note 2
  • ² Consult the EMC Interoperability Support Matrix
     
     
     
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