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VCE represents the next evolution of IT, one focused on the next generation data center and the future of cloud computing. VCE seeks to eliminate the challenges that consume today’s data center resources. VCE designs and delivers Vblock™ Systems, which seamlessly integrate leading compute, network and storage technologies. Through intelligent discovery, awareness and automation, Vblock systems provide the highest levels of virtualization and application performance. Vblock systems are unique in their ability to be managed as a single entity with a common interface that provides customer choice. Flexible compute, storage, and virtualization management tools enable businesses to tailor Vblock systems management to their specific requirements. The Vblock Series 700 is an enterprise-class mission-critical system for the world’s most demanding workloads and service levels. It includes the industry’s best director-class fabric switch, the most advanced fabric based blade server, and the most trusted storage platform. It is available in two models — LX and MX. Each Vblock Series 700 system contains the following key hardware and software components:

Table I: Vblock Series 700 components
Resource Vblock Series 700 Component Details Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis Cisco UCS B-Series Blades Cisco M81KR Virtual Interface Card converged network adapter Cisco UCS 2104XP or 2208XP Series fabric extenders (FEX) Cisco UCS 6248UP Vblock Series 700 LX Cisco Nexus 5548UP Series Ethernet switches Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch Cisco Nexus 1000V Series virtual switch Vblock Series 700 MX Network The default configuration does not include a Cisco Nexus switch (Optional) Cisco Nexus 5548UP Series Ethernet switches required for two compute cabinets unless a Cisco Nexus 7010 switch is selected (Optional) Cisco Nexus 7010 switch (requires two or more compute cabinets) Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM and VEM virtual switch Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch (Optional) Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director (Optional) Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director


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LLC. Within the base configuration. These components are integrated within one or more 19-inch 42U cabinets. Contains two to eight engines and 88 – 1920 drives in up to nine cabinets including one system cabinet and one to nine storage cabinets Vblock 700 LX EMC VMAX 10K storage. Contains one to four engines and 24 – 1080 drives in up to seven cabinets including the system storage bay. which is a minimum set of compute and storage components. the RAID protection for all tiers. . VMware vSphere Cisco UCS Manager EMC Unisphere VMware vCenter Server *Additional optional management software tools are available Base configurations and scaling For each Vblock systems model. VMware vCenter Server. as well as fixed network resources. there is a base configuration. the following hardware aspects can be customized: Table II: Vblock Series 700 customization Hardware Compute blades How the Vblock Series 700 can be customized B-series blade type including all supported VCE blade configurations Vblock 700 MX Four to eight Cisco UCS Blade Server Chassis per Cisco UCS domain (pair of fabric interconnects) Up to five Cisco UCS domains supported (five pair of fabric interconnects) yielding support for up to 40 Cisco UCS Blade Server chassis Vblock 700 LX Six to eight Cisco UCS Blade Server Chassis Storage hardware Drive types for up to three tiers of storage. Compute chassis Storage © 2012 VCE Company. All rights reserved. and the number of disk array enclosures (DAEs) Vblock 700 MX EMC VMAX 20K storage. the number of drives in each tier.Vblock Series 700 LX EMC Symmetrix VMAX 10K (Optional) EMC VNX VG2 Gateway or EMC VNX VG8 Gateway (Optional) EMC RecoverPoint Storage Vblock Series 700 MX EMC Symmetrix VMAX 20K (Optional) EMC VNX VG2 Gateway or EMC VNX VG8 Gateway (Optional) EMC RecoverPoint (Optional) EMC Symmetrix Data at Rest Encryption (DARE) Virtualization Management* VMware ESXi.

For more information. accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. RAID 5. through the Vblock Systems delivers the industry's only fully integrated and fully virtualized cloud infrastructure system. LLC. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. ! Copyright © 2012 VCE or contact an authorized VCE reseller. vertical industry offerings. the components offer balanced CPU. Optionally. formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel. go to www. RAID 6 Tier 3: RAID 1. LLC. a high-availability version of the AMP can be substituted Vblock 700 LX Two to eight clustered appliances that facilitate storage replication and rapid disaster recovery Base configuration has two control stations configured with one DME and one pair of X-Blades. Upgrades are available on the EMC VNX VG8 Gateway with two X-Blades in a DME Supported RAID Types Management hardware options EMC RecoverPoint appliances (RPAs) Data Mover Enclosure (DME) Packs) Together. 300/600 GB 10K SAS.2K SATA Tier 1: RAID 1. 300/450 GB 15K FC. VCE. and cover horizontal applications. visit www. and storage capacity relative to the compute and storage arrays in the system. ABOUT VCE VCE. Next steps To learn more about how to quickly realize the benefits of converged infrastructure with Vblock Series 700. RAID 6 RAID 10 striping is accomplished through striped meta volumes and striped virtual pools An Advanced Management Pod (AMP) centralizes management of Vblock platform components. 300/450/600 GB 15K FC. allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating. All components incorporate redundancy into the design.2K SATA Vblock 700 LX 100/200 GB EFD. RAID 5.vce. .vce. VCE solutions are available through an extensive partner network. 2 TB 7. 1/2 TB 7. I/O and application development environments.Vblock 700 MX Supported disk drives 200/400 GB EFD. Vblock and the VCE logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of VCE Company. validating and managing IT infrastructure. RAID 5 Tier 2: RAID 1. All rights reserved. and/or its affiliates in the United States or other countries.