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Oracle® ZFS Storage Appliance Installation Guide

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Updated: November 2018

Overview of ZS3-4 Controller

This section provides an overview of the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 controller. For installation instructions, refer to Installing a ZS4-4 or ZS3-4 Controller. For service instructions, refer to Servicing the ZS3-4 Controller in Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Customer Service Manual.

ZS3-4 Electrical Specifications

The following list shows the electrical specifications for the ZS3-4 controller.

Note -  The power dissipation numbers listed are the maximum rated power numbers for the power supply. The numbers are not a rating of the actual power consumption of the appliance.


  • Nominal frequencies: 50/60Hz

  • AC operating range: 200-240 VAC

  • Maximum current AC RMS: 12A @ 200 VAC

Power Dissipation

  • Max power consumption: 1800 W

  • Max heat output: 6143 BTU/hr

  • Volt-Ampere rating: 1837 VA @ 240 VAC, 0.98 P.F.

ZS3-4 Configuration Options

The ZS3-4 controller can be configured as a single controller or two controllers to create a high-availability cluster configuration. The following table describes the configuration options:

Readzilla SAS-2
Boot Drive SAS-2
4x10-core, 2.40GHz
1TB (16GB DIMMs)
Four SSDs
Two HDDs
4-port (4X4) SAS-2 6Gb/s external

Refer to http://oracle.com/zfsstorage for the most recent component specification.

ZS3-4 Front Panel Components

Figure 30  ZS3-4 Front Panel

image:Graphic showing the LEDs and components at the front of the ZS3-4                             controller

Figure Legend
1 Locator LED and button (white)
2 Service Required LED (amber)
3 Power/OK LED (green)
4 Power button
5 Service Processor (SP) OK LED (green)
6 Fan/CPU/Memory Service Required LED
7 Power Supply (PS) Service Required LED
8 Over Temperature Warning LED
9 USB 2.0 Connectors
10 DB-15 video connector
11 Boot drive 0 (required)
12 Boot drive 1 (required)
13 Solid state drive 2 (optional)
14 Solid state drive 3 (optional)
15 Solid state drive 4 (optional)
16 Solid state drive 5 (optional)

The ZS3-4 controller has two SAS-2 system boot drives in slots 0 and 1, configured as a mirrored pair. Up to four SAS-2 read cache SSDs can fill slots 2 through 5, in order. For information about supported HDDs and SSDs, see the Oracle Systems Handbook.

Figure 31  System Boot Drive LEDs

image:Graphic showing the three LEDs at the front of the boot                             drive

Figure Legend
1 Ready to remove (blue)
2 Service action required (amber)
3 OK/Activity (green)

ZS3-4 Rear Panel Components

The following graphic shows the rear panel of the ZS3-4 controller. Base configuration HBAs are not depicted in this illustration.

For information about PCIe cards, see ZS3-4 PCIe I/O Cards in Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Customer Service Manual.

Figure 32  ZS3-4 Rear Panel Components

image:Graphic showing the components at the back of the                             controller

Figure Legend
1 Power supply unit 0 status LEDs OK: green Power Supply Fail: amber AC OK: green
2 Power supply unit 0 AC inlet
3 Power supply unit 1 status LEDs OK: green Power Supply Fail: amber AC OK: green
4 Power supply unit 1 AC inlet
5 System status LEDs Power: green Attention: amber Locate: white
6 PCIe slots 0-4
7 Cluster card slot
8 Network (NET) 10/100/1000 ports: NET 0-NET 3
9 USB 2.0 ports
10 PCIe slots 5-9
11 Network management (NET MGT) 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet port
12 Serial management (SER MGT) port
13 DB-15 video connector
  • Ethernet Ports - The ZS3-4 has four RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet connectors (NET 0, NET 1, NET 2, NET 3) located on the motherboard that operate at 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec. These network interfaces must be configured before use.

    image:Graphic showing the four Ethernet ports and                                     labels

  • Network Management Port - The network management connector (NET MGT) is an RJ-45 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet port and provides a LAN interface to the SP console.

    image:Graphic showing the network management port

  • Serial Management Port - The serial management connector (SER MGT) is an RJ-45 connector and provides a terminal connection to the SP console.

    image:Graphic showing the serial management port

  • HBA Ports - The 4x4 SAS-2 HBA, installed in the ZS3-4, provides connectivity to external DE2 and Sun Disk Shelves. The HBA logical ports are numbered 3-0, top to bottom:

    image:Graphic showing the four ports on the HBA