EXPANSION

HIGHLIGHTS

When your OSVault appliance needs more storage than is internally available, or if you wish to configure a system that has full redundancy for all components for non-stop operation, you can add additional storage without interrupting the operation of your active OSVault appliance. OSStorage offers several different configurations for your storage expansion needs.



The OSVault iSCSI expansion is available in three basic configurations:



OSV-3000-EXP: a 3U (5.25inch high) Single controler chassis with redundant power supplies and network links


OSV-5000-EXP: a 5U (8.75inch high) Single controler chassis with redundant power supplies and network links


S16E - ISCSI NON-STOP: A series of one or more 3U chassis's with full redundancy (controllers, power supplies, network links) with up to 128TBytes of expansion storage




The 3U can internally contain up to 32TBytes of additional raw disk storage, while the 5U configuration can contain up to 48TBytes of additoinal raw disk storage.



OSVault iSCSI Expansion provides the most robust implementation available today to ensure long term, secure, permanent storage of your mission critical and archival data.



Features and Benefits

Feature

Benefit

Quad Gigabit Ethernet

  • Allows for configuring link aggregation for redundant link and higher overall performance

Redundant Power Supplies

  • Server can be configured to continue operation during power failures or during a power supply failure

RAID-6 Storage

  • Allows for secure storage of recently written data, with the ability of the server to continue operations even after TWO concurrent disk failures. Full redundancy recover can be done in less than 10 hours while operations continue.

Web Administration

  • Lights out operation for the server. All administrative functions can be performed remotely from any common web browser, such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome or Opera.

Auto-update

  • ISCSI Expansion can automatically install new software directly from OSStorage repositories or manually via download/transfer.

SPECIFICATIONS



Model

OSV-3000-EXP

OSV-5000-EXP

S16E





Integrated I/O Ports




Quad Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT)

Standard

Standard

Standard

Eight Gigabit Ethernet

Optional

Optional

Not Available

Storage Scalability




Minimum Highspeed Disk Storage

6TBytes

6TBytes

6TBytes

Maximum Highspeed Disk Storage

32Tbytes

48TBytes

128 TBytes

Environmental Specifications




Operating Temperatures

10°C to 40°C (50°F to 104°F); at ≤ 3,000 m (at ≤ 10,000 ft) elevation; 20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing (28°C wet bulb temperature)

10°C to 40°C (50°F to 104°F); at ≤ 3,000 m (at ≤ 10,000 ft) elevation; 20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing (28°C wet bulb temperature)

10°C to 40°C (50°F to 104°F); at ≤ 3,000 m (at ≤ 10,000 ft) elevation; 20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing (28°C wet bulb temperature)

Electrical Specifications




AC Power

100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 HZ

100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 HZ

100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 HZ

Typical Wattage

240

650

275 per 3U chassis

Maximum Wattage

760

1350

From 1040 watts per 3U chassis

Power cords

2 (NEMA 15 by default)

4 (NEMA 15 by default)

2 per 3U chassis (up to 8 total)

Power supplies

2 load balanced (1 required to boot and run)

4 load balanced (3 required to boot, 2 required to run)

2 per 3U chassis (one required to boot and run)

Physical Specifications




Weight (max.)

75 lbs.

160 lbs.

86 lbs

Height

5.2 inches

8.8inches

5.2 inches

Width

16.9 inches

16.9 inches

17.5 inches

Depth

26 inches

26 inches

19.2 inches

Regulations





FCC class B, UL, CE

FCC class B, UL, CE

FCC class B, UL, CE





FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. What is iSCSI and why is it used?

    Back in the 1990's, the idea of Storage Virtualization was implemented using Fibre Channel technology, which is similar to the regular network technology used in IP networks. However, as technology progresses, IP networks became as fast as Fibre Channel and the cost was significantly lower. So, the iSCSI protocol was developed. This gives you all the advantages of Fibre Channel storage (dynamic expansion, storage utilization re-use, storage virtualization) without the higher cost and limited extensibility.

  2. Why are there different types of iSCSI expansion offerings?

    The simplest answer is cost. The NON-STOP iSCSI appliance has a higher cost in some configuration that the other two appliances. The iSCSI 32 appliance can be the cheapest way to add additional storage to your OSVault environment, but if you need more storage than 32Tbytes, then the iSCSI 48 may be the better solution. If your archive system must always be available (can't be down even for the time it takes for the repair technician to arrive), the the iSCSI NON-STOP is the cheapest solution. A highly available solution using the iSCSI 48 appliance costs more per gigabyte than the NON-STOP appliance.