bhenderson2
2 Bronze

Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

Hi Chris,

Behind every product and business decision there is a rigorous process and a rationale which we are not going to completely reveal here on a public forum.  Many decisions we make are due to new features not being "EMC-class" under test conditions.  For some areas we struggled with technical stability, for some areas we struggled with parts costs which would result in a more expensive product than we hoped for, and for some there were hardware design incompatibilities.

What we just did with this system - a fully unified, FAST capable system with MCx that fits into 2U and starts under $12K is pretty impressive and we know we have to add optical, more drives, and more functionality.  These software-upgrade features are not far off, and will not require hardware changes to their base systems.    By the way, I believe 900GB 10K's drives have been successfully RPQ'ed already.

I just noticed you are EMC - feel free to reach out to me directly (email or phone) or let me know if I can talk to your team

Brian Henderson

VNXe Product Marketing

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Nori_Ishitsuka
3 Cadmium

Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

Hi ALL,

I want to know performance report about VNXe3200 and application solution report too. Many customer intersted in VDI envrionment and File server consolidation. I wish to support VNXe3200 with VNXSizer.

Do you konw the release schedule? Or if you have other good information, please le me know.

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reedic
2 Bronze

Re: Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

The VSPEX page includes additional information for VDI solutions. We have tested up to 500 virtual desktops running on the VNXe3200 system in the VSPEX program. The link below opens one of the many Design Guides available from the VSPEX Resources page.

EMC VSPEX End-User Computing Enabled by EMC VNXe3200 and EMC Powered Backup Design Guide

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Kenneth_Ray
2 Bronze

Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

Are things such as recommended raid configs same as Vnx (R5 4+1/8+1, etc. ) and when pools are expanded do they rebalance like. Vnx. As for the FC is it alua LUNs? Or is there some method of failover that occurs similar to say the iscsi or share server that fails over to the other sp?

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Nori_Ishitsuka
3 Cadmium

Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

Hi Chartes,

Thank you for your information. I've read and understood about VSPEX documention.
And do you know VNXSizer update schedule added VNXe3200?

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reedic
2 Bronze

Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

The VNXe3200 does have similar recommended RAID configurations as VNX systems. All the RAID configurations are listed in the FAST Suite white paper (link provided below). During a storage pool expansion, a rebalance does occur as well, which is also mentioned in the FAST Suite white paper.

Introduction to the EMC VNXe3200 FAST Suite white paper

In the VNXe3200, block-level storage resources (LUNs and VMware VMFS datastores) using FC or iSCSI are leveraging ALUA for failover. NAS Servers still use a server-based failover model. More information can be found in the High Availability white paper (link provided below).

EMC VNXe3200 High Availability white paper

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RobertoAraujo1
3 Cadmium

Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

This Ask the Expert event has ended. Thanks to our experts and those who participated in the discussion!

Just so you know, here are a few ATE events going on now and next week. Join us or share them on Twitter:


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Cheers!

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reedic
2 Bronze

Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

The next release of VNXSizer will include support for the VNXe3200 and should be available in Q3.

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RRR
5 Osmium

Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

But pool-only! No dedicated RAID Groups.

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