Labs Gallery: Dot Hill 2722 Provides Solid Storage in a Small Form Factor

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Labs Gallery: Dot Hill 2722 Provides Solid Storage in a Small Form Factor

by Matt Sarrel

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SAS Drives

The Dot Hill 2722 is equipped with 24 15,000-rpm SAS drives.

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Rear View

Here you see the 2722 from behind, with redundant power supplies and storage controllers.

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Hot-Swappable

Each of the two controllers is hot-swappable and contains supercapacitors and compact flash memory for cache backup.

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Diagnostic and Management Utility

The QLogic SANsurfer diagnostic and management utility displays plenty of helpful information about the attached Fibre Channel SAN.

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RAIDar

The RAIDar management GUI opens to the System Overview page, which shows the status of various components at a glance. The menu bar running across the top (including View, Provisioning, Configuration, Tools and Wizards) puts all functions a maximum of two clicks away.

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Help

Context-sensitive help is thorough and informative.

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Rear Graphical View

The rear graphical view makes troubleshooting very easy. Here, green checks indicate that everything is operational.

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Front Graphical View

The front graphical view also aids in troubleshooting. Clicking on a disk causes an orange LED to flash on the physical drive.

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