XioTechs Emprise 7000 Storage Package Offers Easy-to-Manage SAN

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XioTechs Emprise 7000 Storage Package Offers Easy-to-Manage SAN

by Matthew D. Sarrel

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Test Rack

XioTech's portable shockproof test rack consisted of an Emprise 7000 system and Emprise 5000 system, two Dell 1950 servers, two Cisco Systems 9124 Fibre Channel switches, power management and an Ethernet switch mounted in a single 22U portable shock rack that weighs roughly 800 pounds.

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Connections

The back of the rack showing Fibre Channel and Ethernet connections.

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Tight Space

An Emprise 7000 ISE with a Lucite exterior shows how tightly packed it gets in there with the ...

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Physical Drives

... two data packs each holding 10 physical drives ...

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Backup Batteries

... two backup batteries to preserve data held in cache and ...

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Cache

... the cache.

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Power Supplies

One of two power supplies in the Emprise 7000 ISE.

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Management

With ICON manager it only takes two clicks to retrieve data from a snapshot by converting it to a virtual disk.

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Managed Components

ICON Manager opens with a high-level overview of managed components.

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View Mode

ICON Manager's physical view mode shows physical system status for rapid assessment.

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Virtual View

Virtual View leverages Web services-based interoperability to streamline management of virtual machine storage.

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Resizing

It's so easy to resize a VM volume that you may start doing it just for fun.

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