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Fibre Channel RAID Array 8000
MODELS
RA8000 Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel Storage solution with industry-leading storage area network (SAN) support uses arbitrated loop (FC-AL) and the latest switched fabric (FCSW) technology. It provides data protection, high availability, exceptional performance, unlimited capacity, and multi-vendor platform support for the most
demanding storage requirements.
Departmental Pedestal Models
RA8000 FC Single Controller
380550-B21/B22 Blue/Opal
RA8000 FC Dual Controller
380560-B21/B22 Blue/Opal
Expansion cabinet 24 slot
380570-B21/B22 Blue/Opal
Rack Mountable Models
RA8000 FC Single Controller
380660-B21
RA8000 FC Dual Controller
380670-B21
Rackable 24 Slot Expansion
380568-B21
See text for FC hubs, FC switches, platform software, host adapters, disks and options for complete solutions.
What is Storage Services Bundling?
The Storage Services Bundling takes the existing storage products along with the existing services and creates bundles of storage hardware/software and
appropriate services. The increased level of support provides for a higher level of storage system availability for the customer.
OVERVIEW
StorageWorks RAID Array 8000 Fibre Channel (RA8000 FC) by Compaq
RA8000 FC is a fully integrated FC storage solution. It is the outgrowth of years of StorageWorks experience, delivering quality solutions into applications
in which the name StorageWorks has become synonymous with mission critical requirements.
RA8000 FC is designed to span a broad range of needs, providing an affordable entry price with scalable capacity, with built-in and optional features for
multi-vendor operating environments, high availability requirements, and the most demanding performance requirements. The RA8000 capability list
includes: single and dual redundant controller operation, up to four active-active host communication paths, shared storage access for heterogeneous
operating systems, and hot swappable components. Optional software to support “no single point of failure” with dual pathing, remote data replication and
volume management is available as layered products.
In environments having requirements for continuously increasing capacity, performance and high levels of reliability the RA8000 FC is the clear choice.
FC Technology
RA8000 takes advantage of the benefits of fibre channel in distance, performance and connectivity. The use of optical fiber cabling allows distances
between connected segments to be standard at up to 500 meters, using short-wave, multi-mode cable and optionally up to 10 kilometers when using longwave single mode cable between FC switches. The rated speed of FC is 100 MB per second on each path. RA8000 storage area networks (SANs) can be
constructed using 8- or 16-port switches for fabric connectivity (FC-SW) and 7 or 12 port hubs for arbitrated loop (FC-AL) connectivity.
RA8000 Product Packaging
RA8000 products are available in desk-high departmental pedestal cabinets and in rack mountable models with universal brackets for use in Compaq
racks, such as the Model 7142, the Model 9000 family and ESA12000 cabinets or industry-standard metric or retma cabinets. Cabinets are available in
top gun blue, in beach gray, and in opal colors to complement existing customer equipment.
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Fibre Channel RAID Array 8000
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Multi-Vendor Operating System Support
Support for industry-leading operating systems including: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Novell NetWare®, Tru64™ UNIX, Sun Solaris™, IBM AIX, HP-UX,
OpenVMS, Linux, and SGI IRIX. Visit www.compaq.com for the latest operating system support information and platform connection kit availability.
High Availability
All RA8000 models provide redundant cooling, N+1 power redundancy and an environmental monitoring facility. StorageWorks disks and all RA8000
components are hot-swap. RA8000 FC can be used with single controllers to provide data integrity or optionally the RA8000 can be equipped with dual
controllers operating in dual redundant mode with the ability for controller fail-over if a controller fails. Each controller has a pair of FC host ports, and in
the event of a path failure, the controllers can automatically fail-over to the remaining path.
No-Single-Point-Of-Failure
Dual Host Bus Adapter (HBA) fail-over software is supported on with selected operating systems, the RA8000 FC redundant architecture eliminates single
points-of-failure from server to storage in clustered or single server configurations.
Clustered Server and High Availability System Support
Dual and multi-node cluster support provides host level fault tolerance and high system availability. Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) support for Windows
NT and Windows 2000 platforms, Tru Clusters support on Tru64 UNIX, OpenVMS clusters. Multi-vendor HA support with HACMP, VERITAS FirstWatch,
and VERITAS Cluster server for SUN, and MC ServiceGuard on HP-UX. Visit www.compaq.com for additional support information.
Multi-Server Shared Support for Storage Consolidation
Heterogeneous and homogeneous host support provide the ability to share storage among multiple servers. The RA8000 FC provides storage access
control, assuring that a host cannot access data intended for exclusive access by other hosts.
Fibre Channel Switch Support (FC-SW)
Support for 8- and 16-port fibre channel switches allows a customer to receive the full benefits of a storage area network (SAN), providing exceptional
connectivity while increasing the effective bandwidth of the network. Supported SAN features include zoning for communication isolation, switch to switch
segments up to 10 km, and FC-AL connection using FL ports using public loop or Brocade Quickloop™ port handling. Visit www.compaq.com for specific
operating system support information.
Fault Tolerance
Redundant power supplies, fans, controllers, cache battery backup, hot global spare drives and a multi-level RAID architecture (0, 1, 3/5, 1+0) ensure
fault tolerance against system outages and data loss.
Remote Data Replication for Disaster Tolerance Applications
Optional software products provide remote mirroring using the fibre channel array controller. This allows a host system to copy critical data to a system at
a remote location through an optical fibre link.
Scalability
A choice of 9-GB, 18-GB, and 36-GB 1.6-inch Ultra-SCSI drives in a modular 24 drive array enclosure with expansion to 48 or 72 drives allows up to 2.6
TB (72 x 36 GB) of storage capacity in a single storage system. Any number of storage systems can be used in a configuration for unlimited capacity.
Performance
Fibre Channel host connections provide up to 100 MB/s bandwidth for each path. Each controller has two FC host ports or four ports in dual redundant
controllers, assuring the availability of bandwidth for the most stringent applications. In addition, up to 512 MB of cache memory per controller and up to 1
GB of cache per controller pair ensures high controller performance. Mirrored cache write capability maintains optimal performance while assuring data
integrity in the event of a failure.
Bandwidth
The RA8000 has two Fibre Channel ports per storage controller or redundant controller pair. Each controller-to-host interface is rated at 100 MB/s for 200
MB/s available capacity in each controller.
Hot Plug Drives
Hot Plug SCSI back-plane allows drives to be added and removed without powering down the system.
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Manageability
StorageWorks Command Console (SWCC) provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to set up/configure, monitor, and trouble-shoot storage subsystems.
Servers
•
ProLiant Servers including 1600,1850R, 3000, 5500, 6000, 6400, 6500, 7000, 8000, 8500 with Windows NT, Windows 2000, and NetWare. Linux
support on selected ProLiant servers.
•
AlphaServers with OpenVMS, Tru64 Unix, and Linux
•
Multi-vendor SUN, HP, IBM, SGI and x86 servers
Check www.compaq.com for up to date platform information for ProLiant, multi-vendor and specific platform and operating system version support.
OPTIONS
Controller Software
ACS V8.5F Controller FC-AL/FC-SW software.
128697-B21
(See below for prior
V8.4F software version.)
ACS V8.5G Controller FC-AL only software
(See www.compaq.com
for latest information.)
ACS V8.5S Controller, FC-SW and Snapshot Software
ACS V8.5P Controller, FC-SW and DRM Software
ACS V8.3 Controller FC-AL Software
ACS V8.4F Controller FC-SW Software
ACS V8.4P Controller software for FC-SW and DRM.
OS Software/Platform Kits Windows 2000/ProLiant/x86, Windows NT/ProLiant/x86
Visit www.compaq.com for Windows NT/Alpha
availability.
Sun Solaris
SGI IRIX
IBM AIX
HP9000/800 HP-UX
Tru64 UNIX
OpenVMS
NetWare
Linux/ProLiant
Linux/Alpha
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160091-B21
(Consult EVM
(Enterprise Volume
Manager) product
information for usage.)
128698-B21
(Consult DRM product
information for usage.)
380577-001
160089-B21
160090-B21
380551-001
380552-001
380554-001
380556-001
380558-001
380557-001
380553-001
380555-001
380559-001
160088-B21
160087-B21
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OPTIONS
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Upgrade kits for existing Windows 2000/ProLiant/x86, Windows NT/ProLiant/x86 Upgrade Kit
kit customers
Windows NT/Alpha Upgrade Kit
Sun Solaris Upgrade Kit
SGI IRIX Upgrade Kit
HP9000/800 HP-UX Upgrade Kit
Tru64 UNIX Upgrade Kit
OpenVMS Upgrade Kit
NetWare Upgrade Kit
Host Bus Adapters
64 Bit PCI to FC HBA for Windows use with Windows NT, Windows 2000
64 Bit PCI to FC HBA for Tru64, OVMS
64 Bit 66Mhz FC HBA for Novell FC-AL, switch via FL port
FC PCI HBA for Linux/Alpha, Linux/ProLiant
FC SBUS HBA/64 for Sun SBUS
FC PCI HBA for Sun PCI
FC PCI HBA for IBM
FC PCI HBA for Windows 2000, Windows NT,Tru64,OVMS
FC PCI LC HBA for Novell
Optional Software
Secure Path V3.0 multi-path for NT
Visit www.compaq.com for Secure Path multi-path for WNT V2.0
more options.
Secure Path V2.0 for Sun (FC-AL)
Secure Path V2.0 for Sun (FC-SW)
Enterprise Volume Manager for NT
Fibre Channel Switches
165986-B21
165979-B21
165980-B21
165984-B21
176479-B21
168794-B21
120186-B21
167432-001
123503-001
380576-001
149841-B21
380574-001
223180-B21
165989-B21
380594-001
165991-B21
See www.compaq.com
for latest information.
160094-B21
158223-B21
(Mounting bracket sold
separately below)
Fibre Channel SAN Switch/16 (supports Quickloop) - Bundle
253705-001
158222-B21
(Mounting bracket sold
separately below)
253704-001
Fibre Channel SAN Switch/8 (supports Quickloop) - Bundle
FC SAN Switch Retma/Metric Mounting Bracket
FC SAN Switch Redundant Power option
Fibre Channel Hub 12 with universal mounting for 41U/42U
Fibre Channel Hub 7 order mounting bracket separately
Hub 7 Mounting Kit Universal kit for 41U/42U
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165987-B21
Fibre Channel SAN Switch, 16 port
Fibre Channel SAN Switch, 8 port
Fibre Channel Hubs
380551-001
165983-B21
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167365-B21
160407-B21
295573-B22
(Includes mounting
bracket)
234453-001
136127-B21
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GBICS for Hubs/Switches FC Short wave GBIC
FC Long Wave GBIC
FC Connection Kit 3 SW GBICS, 2 (2 meter) Cables
FC Connection Kit 2 SW GBICS, 2 (2 meter) Cables
Cables, Cable Kits
Expansion Cables Kit
FC Short Wave 2-Meter Cable
FC Short Wave 5-Meter Cable
FC Short Wave 15-Meter Cable
FC Short Wave 30-Meter Cable
FC Short Wave 50-Meter Cable
StorageWorks Disks in
SBBs
380579-B21
380596-B21
380563-B21
(For pedestal or rack
expansion connections)
234457-B21
234457-B22
234457-B23
234457-B24
234457-B25
159138-001/DSRZ1FC-VW
18-GB 10K rpm StorageWorks Disk
380589-B21/DSRZ1DE-VW
36-GB 7200 rpm StorageWorks Disk
18-GB 7200 rpm StorageWorks Disk
9-GB 7200 rpm StorageWorks Disk
380588-B21/DSRZ1DD-VW
147599-001/DS-RZ1FBVW
147598-001/DSRZ1EA-VW
147597-001/DSRZ1DA-VW
Compaq Model 9000 Family Racks
9142 42U Rack (Opal)
See www.compaq.com for Side Panel (Opal)
detailed information.
Rack Stabilizer
Multi-Bay Kit
Fan Kit 110/220V
Blank Panel Kit (4)
PDU DOM Low
PDU DOM 16 Amp
PDU DOM 32 Amp
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127508-B21
36-GB 10K rpm StorageWorks Disk
9-GB 10K rpm StorageWorks Disk
Rack 9000 Family for
RA8000 Rackables
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120663-B21
120670-B21
120673-B21
120669-B21
120677/678-B21
169940-B21
295363-001
295363-002
295363-003
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Compaq Model 7142 Rack (Beach Gray)
Rack 7142 for RA8000
Rackables
Power Distribution for model 7142 – Low Voltage
Power Distribution for model 7142 – High Voltage
Model 7142 VR Side Panel
Model 7142 Rack Stabilizer
Model 7142 Rack VR Baying Frame Kit
ESA 12000 Cabinets for Retma ESA 12000 41U Cab (Blue) 1PDU, 60 Hz
Rackable RA8000, options Retma ESA 12000 41U Cab (Opal) 1PDU, 60 Hz
41U Cabinet Power Distribution Unit, 60 Hz
41U Cabinet Joiner Kit (Blue)
41U Cabinet Joiner Kit (Opal)
41U Cabinet Filler Kit
Storage Controller options HSG80 Storage Controller with 64-MB cache
HSG80 Storage Controller with 256-MB cache
Controller Cache (2 x 32 MB)
Controller Cache (2 x 128 MB)
Single external cache battery
Dual external cache battery
Storage Enclosure
options
180-Watt power supply
AC Power Distribution , 2nd optional
Dual-speed replacement fan kit (Blue)
Dual-speed replacement fan kit (Opal)
Environmental Monitor Unit (EMU)
Power Verification and Addressing (PVA)
165753-001
295363-001
295363-002
165652-001
189907-001
165664-001
125359-B21
125360-B21
380582-001
380584-B21
380584-B22
380585-B21
380671-B21
380672-B21
380673-B21
380674-B21
380566-B21
380567-B21
380565-B21
380564-B21
380573-B21
380573-B22
380571-B21
380572-B21
OPTIONAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT AVAILABLE
Software Product Services (recommended for all installations)
•
Telephone support
•
New version update services, including license and media/documentation subscription services
Hardware Product Services
•
Installation services
•
Response time upgrades during the warranty period
•
Post-warranty coverage
•
RAID setup and performance consulting via statement of work
What is Storage Services Bundling?
The Storage Services Bundling takes the existing storage products along with the existing services and creates bundles of storage hardware/software and
appropriate services. The increased level of support provides for a higher level of storage system availability for the customer.
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PHYSICAL DATA
Model
Controller Model
Controller Cache
Battery Backup for Cache
Controller Software
Host Interface
Host Ports per Controller
Drive Interface
RAID Levels
Maximum Disks Supported
Non-RAID JBOD Support
O/S Support
(refer to support schedule)
Sustained I/O Rate
Redundant Fans
Redundant Power Supplies
Environmental Monitoring
Unit
Regulatory Approvals
Management Software
Physical Characteristics
Operating Environment
RA8000 Fibre Channel
HSG80
64, 128, 256 and 512 MB
Yes
Array Controller Software (ACS) V 8.3 or later
Optical Fibre Channel Switched Fabric (FC-SW) and Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) are supported.
2, multi-bus with transparent failover
16-bit SE Wide Ultra-SCSI
6 per controller or controller pair
0, 1, 0+1, 3/5 and partitioning
72 per controller pair
Yes
Windows 2000, Windows NT, NetWare, Tru64 UNIX, Open VMS, Sun Solaris, SGI IRIX, HP-UX, Linux
Over 24K IOPS per controller pair
Yes. N+1 standard
Yes. N+1 standard, N+N optional
Yes. Monitors power and temperature
UL, CSA, TUV, FCC, CE MARK, CTICK
StorageWorks Command Console (SWCC)
Installed Dimensions
Height
35.25 in/895 mm
Width
19 in/482.6 mm
Depth
21.25 in/539.75 mm
Weight
225 lbs/102 kg
Power Required
Heat Dissipation
Temperature
Altitude
Air Quality
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Shipping Dimensions
45.5 in/1,156 mm
38.5 in/978 mm
29 in/737 mm
298 lbs/135 kg
110 to 240V ac., 50/60 Hz, Single Phase, 12A/6A
3070 BTUs/hr
Optimal
64° to 74°F/18° to 24°C,
Minimum Required
50° to 104°F/10° to 40°C
Up to 8,000 ft/2438 m
Not to exceed 500,000 particles per cubic foot of air at a size of 0.5 micron or larger
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