StorageGuy202
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Can the gateway series front-end a Hitachi AMS1000?

I know the NetApp gateways are certified for several SANs including EMC, HDS, 3PAR etc is this also the case for the celerra?

We have one DMX and one AMS1000 and we want to pick a NAS device that can work with both i.e. the NAS on the DMX will be used for tier1 and the other for tier2. We want it to be the same for ease of management as well data migrations between tier1 and tier 2 etc.
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dynamox
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Re: Can the gateway series front-end a Hitachi AMS1000?

i am afraid not, but have you considered doing tiering insde of your DMX. If it's DMX3 and higher on code 72 you can put big SATA II drives that could be your third tier, while your 300 FC drives could be your second tier and 146G could be your first tier. Considering that you could mix and match different raid protection in the same box, you could get very creative :)
StorageGuy202
1 Copper

Re: Can the gateway series front-end a Hitachi AMS1000?

Thanks for the info. Yes I did consider it but since we already have two SANs I want to take advantage of that. Also, the DMX is a pricey box and I'd rather not load it up with cheap storage if I can help it.
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heisjn
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Re: Can the gateway series front-end a Hitachi AMS1000?

I have a DMX3 4500 and my EMC account team told me that I can not get SATA drives for the DMX3 because it has a different hardware architecture. From various postings it appears that a DMX3 running at least 5772 code can support larger SATA drives. Is this true? 

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dynamox
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Re: Can the gateway series front-end a Hitachi AMS1000?

i think on DMX3 they call them LC-FC on DMX4 SATA II

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heisjn
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Re: Can the gateway series front-end a Hitachi AMS1000?

The largest LC-FC drive that we have been able to get is 500 GB. It

would be very useful to get larger drives for the DMX3 but no larger

drives are available. We purchased the DMX3 a few weeks before the DMX4

was announced and have been stuck with limited drive types since.

Stephen Ursich

Enterprise Systems

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Columbus, OH 43219

desk 614-238-5776

cell 614-203-5522

StephenUrsich@dswinc.com

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: Can the gateway series front-end a Hitachi AMS1000?

I think you would get better answers for this one in the Symmetrix forum

Rainer

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