Saturday, September 26, 2009

Exploring EMC Storage: Introducing Symmetrix Storage

Symmetrix storage is designed for high-end, contrasting to Clariion, which is targeting to entry-midsize market.

These EMC Symmetrix product before DMX-2 have been omitted.

DMX-2 configurations: (Based on Direct Matrix Architecture)

  • Symmetrix DMX-800EL: 8-60 drives, 4-64 GB cache memory, 8 x 2 GB FC front ends, modular rack mount
  • Symmetrix DMX-800: 60-120 drives, 4-64 GB cache memory, 16 x 2 GB FC front ends, modular rack mount
  • Symmetrix DMX-1000: up to 144 drives, 64-128 GB cache memory, 48 x 2 GB FC front ends, single cabinet
  • Symmetrix DMX-2000: up to 288 drives, 128-256 GB cache memory, 64 x 2 GB FC front ends, two cabinets
  • Symmetrix DMX-3000: up to 576 drives, 128-256 GB cache memory, 64 x 2 GB FC front ends, three cabinets

DMX-3 configurations:

  • Symmetrix DMX-3 950: non-expandable version of Symmetrix, up to 360 drives, up to 128 GB cache memory, 8 front-end ports, one or two cabinets
  • Symmetrix DMX-3: up to 2400 drives, up to 512 GB cache memory, 64 x 2 GB FC front ends (even 4 Gb FC's are available at this time), two to nine cabinets

DMX-4 configurations:

  • Symmetrix DMX-4: up to 1920 drives (or up to 2400 drives for 500 GB drive only configurations), up to 512 GB cache memory, 64 x 4 GB FC front ends, two to nine cabinets

V-Max configurations: (Based on Virtial Matrix Architecture)

  • Symmetrix V-Max SE: a entry point single enginee storage system
  • Symmetrix V-Max: high-end storage array that scales from a single configuration with a dedicated system cabinet and a single storage bay to a larger eight-engine configuration with up to 10 storage bays capable of holding 2400 physical disk drivers.

Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMC_Symmetrix

EMC Symmetrix DMX Architecture Product Description Guide

Oracle Databases on EMC Symmetrix Storage Systems