NFS Server Performance and Tuning Guide for Sun Hardware

Sun StorEdge A7000 Intelligent Storage Server

The Sun StorEdge A7000 Intelligent Storage Server is a mainframe-class disk array system containing nearly 3 Terrabytes of disk storage. It is designed for the Sun Enterprise 6000 or 6500 data center system.The system contains Symmetric Multiprocessor (SMP) nodes as storage processors. The DataShare software, which runs on this disk array, permits both mainframe and open systems' hosts to directly share the data on the same data volume.

Hardware features of this disk array include fully redundant hardware controllers, cache, hot-pluggable disks, fans, power, and power cords.

Software features include configurable RAID levels, self-diagnostics, health-monitoring, environmental-monitoring, and performance-monitoring.

Serviceablity features include automatic "phone home" and problem reporting supports by on-line diagnostics and repair capability.