AegisSAN Q500-F20

  • The High Availability Yet Cost-Effective 8G Fibre Channel SAN

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  • 8G FC 6G SAS SAN System

    AegisSAN Q500-F20 features two 8G FC ports, two 1GbE iSCSI ports and one 1GbE management port to provide high availability & great performance for enterprises and SMB.

    • 8G Fibre Channel (FC) x2 + 1GbE iSCSI x2 ports per controller
    • Dual Active Controllers for High Availability
    • Fully Redundant & Hot-swappable Modules
    • Multi-path & Load-balancing Features
    • fcQiSOE Proprietary Hardware FC Offload Engine
    • USB LCM for Better Data Security & Manageability
    • 80 Plus Gold Energy-efficient Power Supplies
    • Low Power-Consumption Processor Adopted
    • VMware VAAI, Citrix, Hyper-V Supported
    • Thin Provisioning to Enable Dynamic Capacity Allocation
    • Form Factors: 4U24, 3U16, 2U12

Highlights

The SAN Solution to Deliver the Best Price-Performance Value for Budget-constrained Enterprise & SMB

AegisSAN Q500-F20 is the cutting-edge storage system designed to help users do more with less with the top-notch hardware configurations, dual active controllers, fully modular components as well as the state-of-the-art software functions.

The Hardware Overview

  • Form factor: 4U 24-Bay / 3U 16-Bay / 2U 12-Bay, 19″ rackmount
  • Best Choice Award Front-end: 8Gb Fibre Channel x2 + 1GbE iSCSI x2 ports per controller
  • Best Choice Award Backend: 6Gb/s SAS/SATA/SSD
  • Best Choice Award Processor: Intel S1200 series
  • Best Choice Award Memory: 4GB, up to 8GB per controller

Fibre Channel Interface

The frame-lossless characteristics of Fibre Channel and multi paths as well as load balance features enable AegisSAN Q500FC series to deliver outstanding performance and satisfactorily handle demanding transactional workloads without worries of packet loss and single point of failure. The disk array offers a robust storage environment for the running services.

High Availability

The dual active controllers plus fully redundant and hot-swappable designs make AegisSAN Q500 series system a highly available system. It offers multiple paths and load balancing features such as MPIO, MC/S, Trunking, and LACP to better ensure the reliability.

Enhanced Data Security

The innovated USB LCM allows AegisSAN Q500 storage to avoid data leakage in data centers, lower TCO and enhance the manageability for IT administrators. This series includes QSnap for writeable snapshot and QReplica for remote replication to maximise customers’ return on investment. The battery backup module keeps cache data safe in the event of power outage.

Outstanding Performance & Efficiency

The proprietary fcQiSOE (Qsan hardware FC offload engine) boosts the IOPS performance three times faster. The outstanding designs of the controllers make AegisSAN Q500 series system provide great performance for business critical applications. The hardware RAID makes the reliability better and volume robust.

The ultra high density storage system features QThin, the thin provisioning function to provide more physical resources than actually available capacity so that IT administrators can avoid allocated but unused storage and purchase only the disk capacity they actually need to significantly raise storage utilisation and to save cost.

AegisSAN Q500 series supports VMware vSphere 5 VAAI (vStorage APIs for Array Integration), Citrix and Hyper-V for highly virtualised environments. With VAAI certification, the disk array can offload server and network loading, speed up provisioning of new virtual machines and increase VM density.

Software Add-ons

AegisSAN Q500 series system offers top-notch functions including QSnap (copy-on-write snapshot), volume cloning, QReplica (remote replication), Windows VSS, N-way mirror and so on for well-rounded data protection.

Green

Green Design

AegisSAN Q500 disk array adopts Intel’s latest S1200 series CPU and it’s the SAN solution with outstanding energy efficiency and cost effectiveness. This platform includes key features such as error code correction, 64-bit support and virtualisation technologies.

In addition, AegisSAN Q500 system is equipped with 80 Plus Gold power supplies to achieve 90% energy efficiency as well as peak reduction and improved power quality.

The auto disk spin down function enables the system to reduce power consumption of hard drives which account for the most electricity in the storage system.

Features

Deliver the Best Price-Performance Value for Budget-constrained Enterprise & SMB

fcQiSOE (Qsan Hardware FC Offload Engine)

AegisSAN Q500 series system features fcQiSOE (Qsan hardware FC offload engine), which adopts a dedicated CPU core to process FC packet. With fcQiSOE, the IOPS performance will be three times faster.

Thin Provisioning

AegisSAN Q500 series delivers thin provisioning to provide more physical resources than actually available capacity so that organisations can avoid allocated but unused storage and be able to purchase only the disk capacity they actually need. Therefore, thin provisioning feature can significantly raise storage utilisation and help enterprises to save cost.

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Disaster Recovery: QSnap & QReplica

Data protection and backup solutions play an important role in storage systems. QSnap the snapshot feature is a very cost-efficient application to protect valuable business data. A snapshot primarily creates a point-in-time copy of the data and with Qsan’s “copy-on-write” technique QSnap only copies the changed data instead of copying whole data so as to be highly space efficient. QReplica is the remote replication tool that deploy full data copies across storage systems at different sites through LAN or WAN. In addition, QReplica supports to replica multiple logical volumes in one system at one time.

product-disaster_recovery-Q500-P10Virtualization Technologies

Virtualisation refers to the creation of a virtual machine that acts like a real computer with an operating system. It adds a new layer of software and hardware between storage systems and servers so that applications no longer need to know on which specific drives, partitions or storage systems their data resides. This greatly enhances the flexibility, agility, scalability and manageability. AegisSAN Q500 storage system supports virtualisation technologies of VMware, Citrix and Hyper-V enabling improved performance, superior scalability and better agility in the highly virtualised working environments.

Hardware Redundancy

Qsan storage systems are equipped with fully redundant components for all major functions, including dual active RAID controllers, power supplies, fan modules, battery backup modules, and SAS JBOD expansion ports. Being hot swappable, all of them enable non-stop services for enterprises.

Specification

Q500-F20-D/S212 (available in Mar’14) Q500-F20-D/S316 Q500-F20-D/S424
Hardware Components
RAID Controller D: Dual active controllers
S: Single upgradable controller
D: Dual active controllers
S: Single upgradable controller
D: Dual active controllers
S: Single upgradable controller
No. of Host Channels
Per Controller
2 x 8Gb Fibre Channel ports
2 x 1GbE iSCSI ports
1 x 1GbE management ports

2 x 8Gb Fibre Channel ports
2 x 1GbE iSCSI ports
1 x 1GbE management ports

2 x 8Gb Fibre Channel ports
2 x 1GbE iSCSI ports
1 x 1GbE management ports

Expansion Enclosure J300Q 6Gb/s SAS series J300Q 6Gb/s SAS series J300Q 6Gb/s SAS series
Cache Memory 
Per Controller
4GB DDR3 ECC, up to 8GB 4GB DDR3 ECC, up to 8GB 4GB DDR3 ECC, up to 8GB
No. of Hard Drives 
(6G/3G SAS/SATA)
12 16 24
Max. No. of Hard Drives
(6G/3G SAS/SATA)
256 256 256
Power Supply 2 x 550W 2 x 550W 3 x 550W
Fan Modules 2 hot pluggable/redundant fan modules 2 hot pluggable/redundant fan modules 2 hot pluggable/redundant fan modules
Dimensions

19″ Rackmount 
2U: 446.0mm x 499.5mm x 88.0mm
(W x D x H)

19″ Rackmount 
3U: 446.0mm x 499.5mm x 130.0mm
(W x D x H)
19″ Rackmount 
4U: 446.0mm x 499.5mm x 176.0mm
(W x D x H)
Weight

25Kg (Diskless)

33Kg (Diskless) 37Kg (Diskless)
Feature Highlights
Host Interfaces
8Gb FC

fcQiSOE (Qsan hardware FC offload engine)
FCP-2 & FCP-3 support
Auto detect speed and topology, Topology support : Point-to-point, FC-AL, Fabric
Role-based access control / Active directory
Up to 64 multiple nodes support
Up to 64 hosts support
Up to 512 sessions per controller

Host Interfaces
iSCSI

QiSOE (Qsan hardware iSCSI offload engine)
Jumbo frame
CHAP authentication
Virtual LAN
iSNS support
Role-based access control / Active directory
Up to 32 multiple nodes support 
Up to 32 hosts support 
Up to 64 sessions per controller

RAID & Volume RAID level 0,1,0+1,3,5,6,10,30,50, 60, JBOD, N-way mirror
Up to 2048 logical volumes
Up to 64 hard drives per volume group
One logic volume can be shared by as many as 16 hosts
Global and dedicated hot spare
Write-through or write-back cache policy
Online volume expansion
Instant RAID volume availability
Auto volume rebuilding
On-line volume migration without system down time
High Availability Dual-active RAID controllers
Cache mirroring through high bandwidth channels (NTB)
Flexible RAID group ownership management
Management port seamless take-over
Online firmware upgrade, no system down time (dual-controller mode only)
Multi-path & load-balancing support (Microsoft MPIO, MC/S, Trunking, LACP)
Advanced Data Protection QReplica remote replication
QSnap writable snapshot
Volume cloning
Microsoft Windows Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS)
Configurable N-way mirror
Online disk roaming
Instant volume restoration
Hot pluggable battery backup module (BBM, 72 hours for 4GB RAM)
Network UPS
Management QCentral Java-based centralized management software, USB LCM, Serial console, UPS console, 
HTTP Web UI, Secured Web (HTTPS), SSH telnet, LED indicators, iSNS, S.E.S., Wake-on-LAN
Networking DHCP, Static IP, NTP, Trunking, LACP, VLAN, Jumbo frame
Notification Email; SNMP trap; Browser pop-up windows; Syslog; Windows Messenger
OS Support Windows XP/7, Windows Server 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2 & 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6; Solaris 10/11; Mac OS 10.6 or later
Virtualisation VMware VAAI; Citrix; Hyper-V.
Green QThin thin provisioning
Wake-on-LAN to turn on or wake up the system only when necessary
MAID to increase storage density and decreased electrical power
80 Plus Gold energy-efficient power supplies 
Auto disk spin down
Safety / EMI RoHS, CE, FCC, BSMI, UL, cUL
Warranty 3-year warranty for system
1-year warranty for battery backup module
Requirements
AC Input 90-264V ~ 10A-5A 550W with PFC (Auto Switching), 50/60Hz
DC Output 3.3V-25A, 5V-32A, 12V-45A
Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing

Related Products

AegisSAN Q500 Series
AegisSAN Q500-F30: 16Gb FC ports x2 + 1GbE ports x2 + 1GbE management port x1 per controller
AegisSAN Q500-F21: 8Gb FC ports x4 + 1GbE ports x2 + 1GbE management port x1 per controller
AegisSAN Q500-P20: 10GbE iSCSI ports x2 + 1GbE ports x2 + 1GbE management port x1 per controller
AegisSAN Q500-P21: 10GBase-T iSCSI ports x2 + 1GbE ports x2 + 1GbE management port x1 per controller
AegisSAN Q500-P10: 1GbE iSCSI ports x6 + 1GbE management port x1 per controller

Qsan Interface Menu

Qsan
Series
10GbE iSCSIiSCSI16G Fibre Channel 
+ iSCSI
8G Fibre Channel 
+ iSCSI
4G Fibre Channel 
+ iSCSI
SAS
TrioNAS LX

4U 24-Bay -
U600Q-S424

3U 16-Bay -
U600Q-S316

2U 12-Bay -
U600Q-S212
4U 24-Bay -
U400Q-S424
3U 16-Bay -
U400Q-S316
2U 12-Bay -
U400Q-S212
TrioNAS

2U 12-Bay -
U221
2U 12-Bay -
U220
2U 12-Bay -
U210
1U 4-Bay -
U110
AegisSAN LX


4U 60-Bay -
P600Q-D460
4U 60-Bay -
P600Q-S460
4U 24-Bay -
P600Q-D424
4U 24-Bay -
P600Q-S424
3U 16-Bay -
P600Q-D316
3U 16-Bay -
P600Q-S316
2U 12-Bay -
P600Q-D212
2U 12-Bay -
P600Q-S212
4U 60-Bay -
P400Q-D460
4U 60-Bay -
P400Q-S460
4U 24-Bay -
P400Q-D424
4U 24-Bay -
P400Q-S424
3U 16-Bay -
P400Q-D316
3U 16-Bay -
P400Q-S316
2U 12-Bay -
P400Q-D212
2U 12-Bay -
P400Q-S212
2U,3U,4U 12,16,24-Bay -
F630Q
4U 60-Bay -
F600Q-D460
4U 60-Bay -
F600Q-S460
4U 24-Bay -
F600Q-D424
4U 24-Bay -
F600Q-S424
3U 16-Bay -
F600Q-D316
3U 16-Bay -
F600Q-S316
2U 24-Bay -
F600Q-D212
2U 24-Bay -
F600Q-S212
AegisSAN Q500
2U,3U,4U, 12,16,24-Bay -
Q500-P20
2U,3U,4U, 12,16,24-Bay -
Q500-P21
2U,3U,4U, 12,16,24-Bay -
Q500-P10
2U,3U,4U, 12,16,24-Bay - Q500-F302U,3U,4U, 12,16,24-Bay - Q500-F21
2U,3U,4U, 12,16,24-Bay - Q500-F20
AegisSAN

2U 8-Bay -
P110V04
2U 8-Bay -
P210V40
1U 4-Bay -
P160V40
2U 8-Bay -
F200V40
S300Q-D424
S300Q-S424
S300Q-D316
S300Q-S316
S300Q-D224
S300Q-S224
S300Q-D212
S300Q-S212
S510V40
JBOD

J300Q-D460
J300Q-C460
J300Q-D424
J300Q-C424
J300Q-D316
J300Q-C316
J300Q-D224
J300Q-C224
J300Q-D212
J300Q-C212