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The IBM 2145 System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine is the hardware component of the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC). The SVC solution includes highly specialized software, storage engines installed in pairs, and power connection equipment, such as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 7.1 LTSR
  • XenServer 7.2
  • XenServer 7.3
  • XenServer 7.4
  • XenServer 7.5
  • XenServer 7.6

Compatibility

  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

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The IBM 2145 System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine is the hardware component of the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC). The SVC solution includes highly specialized software, storage engines installed in pairs, and power connection equipment, such as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).

The IBM 2145 is the hardware component of IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC), a member of the IBM Storwize family, is a combined hardware and software storage virtualization system. SVC includes many functions traditionally deployed separately in disk systems and by including these in a virtualization system, SVC standardizes functions across virtualized storage for greater flexibility and potentially lower costs.

The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller solution is designed to incorporate highly specialized software, storage engines (SVC Storage Engines) installed in pairs, a master console, and UPSs. The SVC hardware configuration consists of a cluster of IBM 2145 servers, called SVC Storage Engines. Each SVC Storage Engine is a node; two nodes make up a node pair (I/O Group), and up to four I/O Groups constitute a SVC cluster. The cluster is scalable from one to four node pairs (I/O Groups), and supported by dual read/write cache. This design is intended to avoid single points of failure, and support concurrent maintenance.

For enterprises seeking to improve the cost effectiveness, flexibility, productivity, and availability of their storage infrastructure, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) (2145-CG8) provides a combined hardware and software storage virtualization system designed to centralize and consistently manage and operate heterogeneous storage environments.

The SVC solution can help:

  • Simplify storage infrastructures and reduce costs by combining the capacity from multiple disk storage systems into pools managed from a central point
  • Get more out of existing storage assets by improving utilization, automating, and provisioning, and by making storage more accessible to host applications
  • Improve administrator productivity
  • Avoid storage-related causes of application downtime, including data migrations

This SVC Storage Engine adds 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to help improve throughput.