eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500

The NetApp StoreVault is an SMB (small and midsize business) storage appliance with both NAS (network-attached storage) and SAN (storage area network) functionality. It holds up to 12 250GB or 500GB SATA (Serial ATA) hard drives, supporting up to 6TB of r

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500 - StoreVault Rear Panel

The rear panel sports dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, dual redundant hot-pluggable power supplies and an optional 68-pin LVD Ultra 160 SCSI card to attach a tape drive.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500 - StoreVault Rear Panel

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500 - StoreVault Disk

The StoreVaults disks are all hot-swappable. When inserted, the disks are automatically assigned as hot spares but can easily be added to the regular storage pool.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500 - StoreVault Disk

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500 - StoreVault Manager

From the StoreVault Manager, IT managers can perform such administration and management tasks as creating LUNs (logical unit numbers), scheduling snapshots and monitoring disk status.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500 - StoreVault Manager

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500 - LUN Creation

Creating a LUN with the StoreVault Manager is easy enough for individuals without any prior experience working with SAN or NAS devices.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500 - LUN Creation

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500 - Snapshots

Snapshots can be scheduled on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500 - Snapshots

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