Open-E Data Storage Software

Is a unified file and block storage management operating system (OS) that provides Network Attached Storage (NAS), iSCSI, InfiniBand and Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) functionality.

Open-E DSS V6 includes NAS and iSCSI functionality and advanced features such as:

  • Installable on any media: internal HDD, RAID Array, USB, SATA and IDE DOM, or any other bootable media
  • Enhanced Graphical User Interface
  • Symantec Backup Exec backup agent (RALUS) to support versions 11, 12 and 12.5
  • Basic API Configuration
  • Improved random performance of iSCSI
  • Windows Server 2008 Clustering Support (persistent reservation SCSI-3)
  • Hardware RAID Support
  • Automatic Failover for iSCSI Volumes
  • Volume and Data (File) Replication
  • Volume Snapshot
  • iSCSI Initiator / iSCSI Target
  • Backup Functionality
  • NDMP 3.0 Support
  • WORM (Write Once Read Many) Support
  • Shadow Copy of OS for System Update
  • Multiple Network Interface Card (NIC) Support
  • Network Bonding/Teaming
  • Task Mechanism with Scheduling
  • Network UPS Support
  • Fibre Channel Support
  • Multi-CPU Support
  • IP-SEC

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • x86 - compatible PC
  • 2 GByte RAM (4 GByte RAM is recommended)
  • CPU (1 GHz or faster are recommended)
  • HDD (SATA, SAS, SCSI, ATA) / RAID / Fibre Channel / iSCSI Storage
  • Network Interface Card (multi-cards 1Gb/s recommended for bonding)

Dell EqualLogic Storage

is a virtualized iSCSI SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, enterprise performance and reliability, and seamless scalability. With SATA disk drives, the PS6010E delivers great cost-per-gigabyte and up to 48TB of high-capacity storage. The PS6010 line features a redesigned 10GbE dual-port controller delivering up to 10x the bandwidth per port and 2.5x the bandwidth per array

  • Storage Controllers
    Dual 10GbE iSCSI controllers with a total of 4GB battery-backed memory
    Battery-backed memory provides up to 72 hours of data protection, available in 500GB or 1TB hard drive options
  • Hard Disk Drives
    Eight (8) or Sixteen (16) SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives
  • Drive Capacities
    7,200 RPM SATA II drives available in 500GB, 1TBor 2TB
  • System Capacities
    • 4TB using sixteen (8) 500GB SATA disk drives
    • 8TB using sixteen (16) 500GB SATA disk drives
    • 8TB using eight (8) 1TB SATA disk drives
    • 16TB using sixteen (16) 1TB SATA disk drives
    • 48TB using sixteen (16) 2TB SATA disk drives
  • Host Protocol
    Any standards compliant iSCSI initiator
  • Operating Systems Supported
    • Windows® 2000 Server
    • Windows Server® 2003
    • Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
    • Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
    • VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.1 / ESXi 3.5 / 4 / 4.1
    • Windows Vista®
    • Windows XP®
    • Citrix® XenServer™
    • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    • SUSE® Linux Enterprise
    • Linux
    • Sun™ Solaris™
    • IBM® AIX®
    • HP-UX®
    • Mac OS® X
    • Novell® Netware®