1eWEEK 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
2eWEEK 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.
3eWEEK 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.
4eWEEK 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.
5eWEEK 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.
6eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: NetApp StoreVault S500 – Snapshots
Snapshots can be scheduled on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.