This high-performance and high-availability storage subsystem is designed for the Sun Enterprise 3x00, 4x00, 5x00, and 6x00 family of servers. It replaces the SPARCstorage Array. This subsystem uses 100 Mbit/second Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) to create disk arrays that offer two to four times the performance of SCSI-based disk arrays.
The hardware features of this product are:
100 Mbit/second PCI and FC-AL host adapters
Fully redundant hardware drive chassis for rack and tabletop configurations supporting 1.6-inch and 1-inch disk drives
Optional FC-AL hub
The software features of this product are:
Volume manager with RAID support
I/O driver for the FC-AL host adapter
Solstice SyMON and SNMP support
This subsystem can store up to 112 Gbytes of information (using 1.6-inch disk drives) or 88 Gbytes of information (using 1-inch disk drives). You can attach up to four disk enclosures using one host adapter. The components in the enclosure are redundant and can be replaced while the subsystem is operating.
Figure 2-13 shows a front view of the array.