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DELL

TM

POWEREDGE

TM

RAID

CONTROLLER

PERC H700

PERC H800

TRANSITION GUIDE

Dell

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Initial Release December 2010

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 4

2 Product Comparison ......................................................................................................................... 6

3 PERC H700 Model Overview ............................................................................................................ 7

4 PERC H800 Model Overview ............................................................................................................ 8

5 6Gb/s SAS (SAS 2.0) Overview ........................................................................................................ 8

5.1

6Gb/s SAS performance benefit over 3Gb/s SAS ..................................................................... 9

5.2

6Gb/s SAS Expectation ............................................................................................................. 9

6 Product Support .............................................................................................................................. 10

6.1

PowerEdge Server Support .................................................................................................... 10

6.2

Management Software Support .............................................................................................. 11

6.3

Operating System Support ...................................................................................................... 11

6.4

Drive Support .......................................................................................................................... 12

Tables

Table 1.

Comparison of PERC H700 and PERC H800 to PERC 6/I and PERC 6/E .......................... 6

Table 2.

Comparison of PERC H700 Modular to PERC 6/I Modular and CERC 6/I ........................... 7

Table 3.

6Gb/s SAS (SAS 2.0) Features ............................................................................................. 8

Table 4.

SAS Configurations ............................................................................................................... 9

Table 5.

PowerEdge Server Support with PERC H700 and PERC H800 ......................................... 10

Table 6.

Operating System Support with PERC H700 and PERC H800 .......................................... 11

Table 7.

Drive Support ...................................................................................................................... 12

Figure

Figure 1.

PERC H700 and H800 Views ............................................................................................... 5

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1 Introduction

Dell introduced the next generation PowerEdge™ RAID Controllers (PERC) worldwide in December

2009. This document provides guidance for product transitions from Dell's PERC 6/I and PERC 6/E products to the new generation PERC H700 and PERC H800 solutions.

Dell PERC H700 and PERC H800 products add 6Gb/s SAS (SAS 2.0) performance capability and increased flexibility and scalability to the Dell 11 th

Generation PowerEdge Servers and the new

PowerVault™ MD1200 and MD1220 expansion arrays. The PERC H700 and PERC H800 offer the following new features:

• Increased Performance o

6Gb/s SAS (SAS 2.0) doubles the throughput performance o

New ROC (RAID-on-chip) processor offers up to 35% increased IOPs performance capability

• Increased Security: Supports Self Encrypting Drive (SED)

• Increased expansion array features with PERC H800 o

Increased Density of the 3.5” (MD1200) enclosure (12 drive 2U) o o

Increased Capacity and Scalability – Daisy chain up to 8 enclosures (up to 192 drives) behind a PERC H800

Increased Flexibility o

Mix 2.5” (MD1220) and 3.5” (MD1200) enclosures behind a PERC H800 o o

Mix 2.5” and 3.5” drives in the MD1200**

Supports SAS Drives only: HDDs at 7.2K, 10K, and 15K rpm and SSD**

**Available March 2010

Figure 1 presents views of the H700 and H800 products.

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PERC H700

Integrated /

Adapter

PERC H800

Adapter

PERC H700

Modular

Figure 1. PERC H700 and H800 Views

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2 Product Comparison

PERC H700 and H800 will be supported in PowerEdge 11 th

Generation servers. The PERC H700 is a follow-on to the PERC 6/I, and the PERC H800 is the follow-on to the PERC 6/E.

Table 1. Comparison of PERC H700 and PERC H800 to PERC 6/I and PERC 6/E

Feature/Spec

Interface

Bus support

Ports / Channels

Int/Ext

Connectors

NEW

PERC H700

6Gb (SAS 2.0) x8 PCIe 2.0

8 (2 x4)

2 internal

PERC 6/I

3Gb (SAS 1.1) x8 PCIe 1.0

8 (2 x4)

2 internal

NEW

PERC H800

6Gb (SAS 2.0) x8 PCIe 2.0

8 (2 x4)

2 external

PERC 6/E

3Gb (SAS 1.1) x8 PCIe 1.0

8 (2 x4)

2 external

Cache Memory

Battery-Backed

Cache

RAID Levels

512MB

(800 MHz DDR2)

Yes

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,

60

256MB

(667 MHz DDR2)

Yes

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,

60

512MB

(800 MHz DDR2)

Yes

Transportable

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,

60

256MB / 512MB

(667 MHz DDR2)

Yes

Transportable

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,

60

Max physical drives in Large

RAID volume

HDD Support

SSD Support

SED Support

16

SAS & SATA

SAS** & SATA

Yes (Local Key

Mgmt)

10

SAS & SATA

SATA

Not Supported

192

(8x MD1220)

SAS only

SAS only**

Yes (Local Key

Mgmt)

144

(6x MD1120)

SAS & SATA

Not Supported

Not Supported

Controller

Firmware

(latest rev)

Redundant Path

I/O Load

Balancing

Cluster Support

Storage

Management

7.0

No

No

6.2

No

No

7.0

Yes

Yes

6.2

Yes

Yes

No No No No

OpenManage 6.2

(minimum version)

OpenManage 5.4

(minimum version)

OpenManage 6.2

(minimum version)

OpenManage 5.4

(minimum version)

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3 PERC H700 Model Overview

The PERC H700 internal host-RAID product offers three different models to support Dell 11 th

Generation PowerEdge Servers.

PERC H700 Integrated card with two x4 internal mini-SAS ports and battery backup unit that supports

PCIe 2.0 x8 host interface. The PERC H700 Integrated card is installed in the dedicated internal storage slot of the server.

PERC H700 Adapter with two x4 internal mini-SAS ports and battery backup unit that supports PCIe

2.0 x8 host interface. The PERC H700 Adapter is installed in a PCIe slot of the server. See Figure 1 for

an angled view of the PERC H700 Integrated card (Adapter version is the same with the addition of a sled for adhering to the PCIe slot connection).

PERC H700 Modular card with one x4 internal SAS port and battery backup unit that supports PCIe

2.0 x4 host interface. The PERC H700 Modular is installed in the integrated slot in the Blade server

platforms. See Figure 1 for an angled view of the PERC H700 Modular.

Table 2. Comparison of PERC H700 Modular to PERC 6/I Modular and CERC 6/I

Feature/Spec

Interface

Bus support

NEW

PERC H700

Modular

6Gb (SAS 2.0) x8 PCIe 2.0

PERC 6/I

Modular

3Gb (SAS 1.1) x8 PCIe 1.0

CERC 6/I

3Gb (SAS 1.1) x8 PCIe 2.0

Ports / Channels 4 (1 x4) 4 (1 x4) 4 (1 x4)

1 internal

256MB

(667 MHz DDR2)

Yes

1 internal

128MB

(667 MHz DDR2)

No

Int/Ext Connectors

Cache Memory

1 internal

512MB

(800 MHz DDR2)

Yes

Battery-Backed

Cache

RAID Levels

Max physical drives supported

HDD Support

SSD Support

SED Support

0, 1, 5, 6, 10

4

Server max

SAS & SATA

SAS** & SATA

Yes (Local Key

Mgmt)

Controller Firmware

(latest rev)

Storage

Management

7.0

OpenManage 6.2

(minimum version)

0, 1, 5, 6, 10

4

Server max

SAS & SATA

SATA

Not Supported

6.2

OpenManage 6.1

(minimum version)

0, 1, 5, 6, 10

4

Server max

SAS & SATA

SATA

Not Supported

7.0

OpenManage 6.0

(minimum version)

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4 PERC H800 Model Overview

The PERC H800 external host RAID product is supported with Dell 11 th

Generation PowerEdge

Servers for expanding storage to the Dell PowerVault MD1200 and MD1220 6Gb/s SAS enclosures.

The PERC H800 Adapter with two x4 external mini-SAS ports and transportable battery backup unit that supports PCIe 2.0 x8 host interface is installed in a PCIe slot of the server.

5 6Gb/s SAS (SAS 2.0) Overview

The 6 Gb/s SAS 2.0 specification doubles the current 3Gb/s SAS data transfer rate. 6Gb/s SAS is designed for backward compatibility with 3Gb/s SAS and 3Gb/s SATA hard drives. Regardless of the drive speed, 6Gb/s controllers will deliver significant performance improvements in both read and write applications as compared to their 3Gb/s predecessors.

Other new features of the 6Gb/s SAS controllers will offer improved signal integrity and additional safeguards to enhance data protection with support for SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) technology.

Table 3. 6Gb/s SAS (SAS 2.0) Features

DAS-based

Server Storage

6Gb/s Throughput

3Gb/s Compatible

Standard Mini-SAS Connectors (SFF-

8087 and SFF-8088)

DFE (Decision Feedback Equalization) improved signaling

SSC (Spread Spectrum Clocking) reduced radiated emissions

Enhanced Security with SED (Self-

Encrypting Drive) support

Improved Scalability

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5.1 6Gb/s SAS performance benefit over 3Gb/s SAS

In small disk drive configurations, one to eight drives, the aggregate media rate of the disks (the speed at which the disk heads can read and write data) become the bottleneck for storage throughput. As business storage needs grow, IT centers can add more disk drives to their storage infrastructure, and the latest generation of SAS allows server performance to scale past the 3Gb SAS performance limitations: from 2.4 GB/s to 4.8 GB/s unidirectional.

Table 4. SAS Configurations

SAS Generation PCI-Express

Interface

Approximate number of

SAS HDDs required to saturate bandwidth

(RAID 0)

1.0 (3Gb)

2.0 (6Gb)

1.0

2.0

8 to10

16 to 20

In addition to the improvements in the SAS bandwidth, PCI Express 2.0 provides double the system-tostorage controller interconnect speed. The x8 PCI Express 1.0 interface linking the controller to the host platform limited throughput even further to a theoretical 2GB/s maximum; that limitation has been raised to 4GB/s (unidirectional).

5.2 6Gb/s SAS Expectation

RAID controllers employing 6Gb/s SAS technology excel in both high-IOP and high-bandwidth applications. Applications and environments that benefit most range from traditional data center applications, such as random IOPs intensive email, web, and database servers to streaming and archival applications that will benefit from improved sequential read and write throughput. What does this mean? More users, more video streams, more email accounts, and faster backups are now possible.

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6 Product Support

6.1 PowerEdge Server Support

The Dell PERC H700 and PERC H800 are supported with Dell 11 th

Generation PowerEdge Servers.

For the latest Dell PERC support matrix with Dell PowerEdge Servers, visit the PERC web page at www.dell.com/PERC .

Table 5. PowerEdge Server Support with PERC H700 and PERC H800

PERC H700 Internal

Integrated

PERC H700 Internal

Adapter

PERC H700 Internal

Modular

PERC H800

External

Adapter

PE R510

PE R610

PE T610

PE R710

PE T710

PE T310

PE R410

PE T410

PE M610

PE M710

PE R410

PE T310

PE T410

PE R510

PE R610

PE T610

PE R710

PE T710

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6.2 Management Software Support

The Dell PERC H700 and H800 are supported with Dell 11 th

Generation PowerEdge Servers and managed through common OpenManage Storage Management software (minimum version 6.2). For pre-OS configuration, the PERC BIOS utility can also be used to configure and troubleshoot the PERC

H700 and PERC H800 products.

6.3 Operating System Support

The Dell PERC H700 and PERC H800 provide operating system support based on Dell 11 th

Generation

PowerEdge support requirements. For the latest list of supported operating systems and driver installation instructions, see the system documentation on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals. For specific operating system service pack requirements, see the Drivers and Downloads section on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.

Table 6. Operating System Support with PERC H700 and PERC H800

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 Family

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Family

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux™ Version 4 and Version 5

RHEL 4.7 and later (32 and 64 bit)

RHEL 5.3 and later (32 and 64 bit)

Sun® Solaris™10 (64-bit)

SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server Version 10 (64-bit) and Version 11 (64-bit)

SLES10 SP2 and later

SLES11 GM and later

VMware® ESX 4.0 Update 1 and later

Citrix® XenServer™ 6.0 and later

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6.4 Drive Support

Dell PERC H700 supports SAS and SATA interface drives, both HDD (hard-disk drive) and SSD (solidstate drive). The Dell PERC H800 supports SAS interface drives, both HDDs and SSDs. For specific form-factor and capacity support, refer to the platform-specific support matrix at dell.com.

Drive Type Interface

6Gb/s SAS

Table 7. Drive Support

PERC H700

Yes

PERC H800

Yes

HDD 3Gb/s SAS Yes (field support) Yes (field support)

3Gb/s SATA Yes No

SSD

3Gb/s SAS

(available within 90 days of

RTS)

Yes Yes

3Gb/s SATA Yes No

SATA interface drives are not supported with PERC H800 and the Dell PowerVault MD1200 and

MD1220 enclosures.

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Key Features

  • Supported storage drive interfaces: SAS-2, Serial ATA
  • Host interface: PCI Express x8
  • RAID levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
  • 6 Gbit/s
  • SSD support
  • Number of devices supported: 16
  • 8 channels

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