You might be wondering what are the main new features available with PowerStore 2.1?
Here they are:
PowerStore 500 DC Power Support (DC Power still not supported for other models)
Support for NVMe/TCP:
NVMe over Fabrics using Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC) was supported in PowerStore 2.0
With PowerStore 2.1 we introduced NVMe over Fabrics over TCP (NVMe/TCP).
Only the following hosts are supported for NVMe/TCP:
vSphere 7.0U3, RHEL 8.2-8.4, SLES 15 SP2-SP3
SmartFabric Storage Software (SFSS):
It’s a type of Centralized Discovery Controller (CDC) that helps simplify NVMe/TCP end to end configuration of a Host and Subsystem.
We have 2 options to connect and use NVMe/TCP (Direct Discovery vs Centralized Discovery)
Supported Endpoints: VMware ESXi 7.0U3 and later, PowerStoreOS 2.1 and later
Dynamic Node Affinity: will automatically change Node Affinity of a volume based on performance of the system. Only supported for Block Volumes for now.
vSphere 7.x Support for PowerStore X internal ESXi hosts:
Starting with PowerStore 2.1, vSphere 7.0U2 will be the minimum ESXi release supported on PowerStore X internal ESXi hosts (vSphere 6.7 releases will continue to be supported on PowerStore 1.0.X and 2.0.X systems).
PowerStore X appliances would require ESXi upgrade to 7.0U2 before upgrading the PowerStoreOS to 2.1
This feature only impacts PowerStore X internal ESXi hosts.
Enjoy and see you soon for the PowerStore 3.0 and its new features (a lot more )!