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Tender Specs for MSA 2040

1. Fibre Channel external storage system with dual Fibre active


active RAID controllers having a minimum of 4GB Cache per
controller after removing the overhead of operating system.
2. Offered storage shall have at-least 2GB additional cache per
controller for Metadata and System OS. Vendor shall clearly
provide the document about the overall cache requirement for
Metadata and System OS.
3. Offered storage shall have optional support for SSD / Flash based
Cache. Offered Storage shall support at-least 2TB of Flash cache.
4. Offered Storage system shall be supplied with minimum of Dual
16Gbps FC ports and Dual 10Gbps ISCSI ports per controller.
5. Offered storage shall have flexibility to use all above ports either
as FC or ISCSI by replacing the requisite SFP. Vendors shall
provide the additional SFP accordingly. In case, vendor doesnt
support this feature, then every controller shall be populated
upfront with 4 x 16Gbps FC ports and 4 x 10Gbps ISCSI ports.
6. Offered Storage subsystem back-end shall be powered by latest
generation SAS II running with 600MB/sec (6Gbps) speed.
7. Cache shall be backed up (Either through Battery, Capacitors or
any other equivalent technologies) for an indefinite time or atleast 5 -7 years of time.
8. Should support hot plug expansion and replacement of hard
drives, redundant controllers, fans and power supplies
9. Offered storage shall support Raid 0, Raid 1, Raid 1+0, Raid 3,
Raid 5, Raid 6 and Raid 5+0.
10.
Offered storage subsystem shall support minimum 512
Logical units with LUN size support more than 100TB at storage
controller level.
11.
Storage
system
shall
also
support
300/600/900/1200/1800GB
Enterprise
SAS

at

least
Drives,

400/800/1600/3200GB SSD and 1TB/ 2TB / 4TB / 6TB / 8TB SAS


MDL drives.
12.
Offered storage array shall also support self-encrypted SAS
and SAS MDL drives.
13.
Storage Array shall support at-least 180 Enterprise SAS
drives.
14.
Storage system shall be scalable to at-least 160TB by using
900GB disk drives.
15.
Offered storage shall be offered and configured with
virtualization capability so that a given volume can be striped
across all spindles of given drive type.
16.
Offered Storage shall be offered and configured with Thin
Provisioning capability.
17.
Offered Storage shall also support Sub-Lun Data tiering in
real time fashion across different type of drives within a given
pool like SSD, SAS, NL-SAS etc.
18.
Offered
Storage
shall
have
inbuilt
performance
management software and Configuration Dashboard shall show
overall IOPS and MB/sec performance.
19.
Offered Storage subsystem shall have controller based
Snapshot and Clone support. Storage subsystem shall be
supplied with the license for at-least 64 snapshots and clone
license from the day 1.
20.
Offered Storage system shall support minimum of 512
numbers of snapshots.
21.
Storage subsystem shall have fully redundant power
supply and fans
22.
Storage Array should have the capability of configuring hot
swap disks and Global Spare disks as well as dedicated spare
disk to raid sets.
23.
Offered storage array shall have in-built performance
monitoring engine.

24.
Offered storage subsystem shall support disaster recovery
features like replication to DR location.
25. Should support Windows server 2012, Linux, VMware, HPE-UX
etc.