Powered by Open-E featuring: multiple Snapshots with Scheduling Function,Multiple Logical Volume & Groups with Online Logical Volume Expansion & Support for Online Capacity Expansion
MacMall Part #: 7500247
Manufacturer Part #: TC1500I-500
The TC1500 Series iSCSI SAN Appliances are designed to answer the need of the SMB for inexpensive, feature rich Storage resource management. A powerful and intuitive web-based user interface allows tuning, load balancing and S.M.A.R.T. Support. Advanced SAN functionality is easily implemented on a solid hardware platform based on Zeon 1.8 Ghz processors:
2U/8Bay 510v rackmount appliance 2 Gig-E ports, Zeon 1.8Ghz, 2GB Mem 8x500GB RAID 5 Hard Drive Array 5yr advanced exchange hard drives (Mfr) 3yr advanced exchange appliance
Software Features: Supports logical volumes greater than 2TB and a physical size of up to 16TB Multiple Snapshots with Scheduling Function Online Logical Volume Expansion Support for Online Capacity Expansion
iSCSI Application Specs & Functionality
The web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) makes remote management of the storage device a simple task. By using a web-browser, the iSCSI-R3 can be easily managed from anywhere within the network. iSCSI-R3 is accessible and configured through a web-based, password-protected GUI over Secured Socket Layer (SSL) administration access. iSCSI-R3 can be managed by using the console tool. For security reasons some advanced and critical administrator tasks like “removing and restoring volumes” and “checking and repairing the file system”, can only be managed from the console. Through the console tool, an administrator monitors the status of the network and memory usage, install drivers and hardware and perform other tasks. The server performance of the iSCSI-R3 server can be increased by changing the settings of disk, network, file system or network using “Tuning Tools”. The iSCSI-R3 supports remote access of the console tool enabling management of the server from anywhere in the network. The iSCSI-R3 supports three levels of administrative rights: Full Access, Maintenance and Administration. To optimize the updating process of the Open-E software the USB DOM contains a shadow copy of the OS. In case of an update failure the storage system can be switched easily to the former version of the software. This technology is also known from some motherboards BIOS update.
NETWORK MANAGEMENT The iSCSI-R3 can be used with structured networks in business environments and has an optional data access via Intranet or Internet. Assigning IP addresses in a network can be centrally managed and automated through using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). The iSCSI-R3 supports usage of two or more network cards to access separate sub-networks or to increase the bandwidth and allows administrators to select services to be enabled on a specified NIC. AFT assures greater reliability by providing a secondary network adapter which automatically takes over, should the primary network adapter fails. ALB enhances data throughput by automatically routing data through alternative paths as the application changes. To improve the data throughput and latency, the iSCSI-R3 supports 10 GbE to increase bandwidth, improve overall performance, and reduce message latency across connections. The iSCSI-R3 supports some 10GbE cards with TCP/IP. The iSCSI-R3 supports, besides 10 GbE and FC HBA, Infiniband for more flexibility in high speed network environments. The Open-E software allows the configuration of the Proxy Server for Internet connections. The iSCSI-R3 supports the Secure Internet Protocol (IPsec). This protocol secures data transmitted across a network, preventing confidential and personal information being intercepted or modified.
Hardware and Software Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) Support The iSCSI-R3 supports Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), SCSI, Serial ATA and IDE controllers of all leading hardware RAID controller manufacturers. The integrated software RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 provides more flexibility and cost savings while creating storage solutions. By mirroring two hardware RAID arrays, the probability of failure can be reduced. The iSCSI-R3 offers highest flexibility in redundancy, performance, costs and storage volume. The iSCSI-R3 software boasts a means for creating a RAID when a Hard Disk Drives (HDD) is missing or broken. Email alerts are sent to the system administrator in case of issues with the RAID through the iSCSI-R3 software. The iSCSI-R3 software includes S.M.A.R.T support for detecting and reporting the status of the Hard Disk Drives (HDD) anticipated on failures. Email alerts are sent to the system administrator in case of HDD problems through the iSCSI-R3 software. For higher bandwidth, better latency and performance, the iSCSI-R3 version supports Fiber Channel HBA´s from Emulex, Qlogic and LSI. Fiber Channel is the standard connection type for connecting high speed storage devices much like the iSCSI-R3, to computers in Storage Area Networks (SAN). The iSCSI-R3 solution can support most hardware ATA / SATA / SCSI RAID controllers of: 3ware, - Adaptec- Areca- Buslogic- Dell- HP Smart Array- ICP Vortex- Intel- LSI Logic- Marvell- Promise- Symbios/LSILogic- Tekram The iSCSI-R3 supports logical volumes greater than 2TB and a physical size of up to 16TB. Snapshot is an immediate point-in-time image of the logical volume. The snapshot image can be used for both consistent and temporary backup, while users still have uninterrupted and complete access to the LV. Files can be recovered from previous snapshots should a file be accidentally deleted or modified. The iSCSI-R3 supports “Multiple Snapshot with Scheduling” to create snapshots at predefined points in time (e.g. automatically every hour). Logical volume groups allow storage administrators to create logical storage pools that span multiple physical disk drives. With its support of multiple logical volume groups, the iSCSI-R3 makes it easier to meet the changing needs of users and applications while making the maximum use of available physical disk space. Online logical volume expansion allows administrators to change the size of storage volumes as needed without having to restart the application, recreate the volume, and backup and restore data to the volume. RAID controllers expansion capability supports the increase of size of existing units without removing data.
MONITORING The software allows user to monitor hardware status using motherboard's sensors, including: temperatures, voltages, fans speeds. The iSCSI-R3 uses SNMP for monitoring data throughput, Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Random Access Memory (RAM) usage to name a few. In the event of a technical failure of the storage device, administrators are alerted by Email. The log file is an effective instrument in analyzing and solving technical issues.
HARDWARE SUPPORT The iSCSI-R3 supports up to 32 CPUs to increase the I/O throughput for heavy duty data requirements. A UPS eliminates the effects of a temporary power outage and provides a safe shutdown, without loss of data, in case of power failure. The UPS device
Support / box only / advance replace 3 years / 48 hour advance exchangew/ a credit card
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