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The VNXe Series
Technical Presentation
Name
Title

October 2011
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• Architecture
• Hardware
• Operating Environment
• Storage Pools
• Data Services
– Thin Provisioning
– File-level Deduplication
& Compression
– Data Protection
– Snapshots
– Replication





Topics
• Data Services (continued)
– Antivirus
– File Level Retention
– Backup
• Windows Integration &
Support
• Management
• Support Ecosystem





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A new
way
to
think
about
shared
storage
Simple. Efficient. Affordable.
Configure in
seconds
Get more
capacity at
less cost
Rest easy,
rock solid
Starting under
$10K
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Architecture & Hardware
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VNXe's Purpose Designed Architecture
• Designed for IT generalist
– Maximizing simplicity and easy of
use
(no X-Blades, Control Stations etc.)
– Providing balanced performance,
scalability and flexibility
Flexible Drive Options
Highest
Capacity
(NL-SAS)
Performance
(SAS)
Integrated Unified Storage

Flare







Backend disks





VNXe OE
• File
• Block
• EMC Apps
• Unisphere
VNXe OE
• File
• Block
• EMC Apps
• Unisphere
SP A
SP B
SP A

Multi-core
Processors
Shared Memory Resources
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VNXe Series Hardware
Simple. Efficient. Affordable.
VNXe 3100 VNXe 3300
Form factor (Minimum) 2U 3U
Storage Processors (SPs) 1 or 2 2
Total System memory 4 or 16 GB 24 GB
Maximum drives (Single or Dual
SP)
48 or 96 120
Drive types 3.5‖ SAS, NL-SAS 3.5‖ SAS, NL-SAS, Flash
Protocols NFS , CIFS, iSCSI
Embedded I/O ports per SP 2 X 1 Gb Ethernet 4 X 1 Gb Ethernet
Configurable I/O slots per SP 1 1
I/O slot options available 4 x 1 Gb Ethernet
4 x 1 Gb Ethernet
2 x 10 GB Ethernet
Backend Connectivity per SP 4 x 6Gb/s SAS 4 x 6Gb/s SAS
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VNXe3100 2U Platform Overview


Storage
Processor
Front View 12 x
3.5” Disks
Rear
Chassis
• 2U DPE (Disk Processor Enclosure)
• 6Gb SAS-2 drive interface
– Max 12, 3.5‖ Drives per
enclosure
• Dual Energy Star Gold Power
Supplies
– Power Consumption ~ 330W
• 1 or 2 SPs - CPU Module Canisters
• Battery-backed Write Cache
(BBWC) for single SP configurations
• Dimensions: 20in depth x 3.5in
height x ~19in width
2 CPU Modules, each containing
• Intel, Dual Core Processor
• 2, DDR3 1066MHz DIMM slots
• Integrated, 3-cell Li-ion BBU
• Solid State Disk (SSD), eFLASH
uSSD

I/O Technology per SP
• One Back End SAS-2
Port ( 6 Gb/s x4)
• Two Embedded GbE
Host Ports
• One I/O Slot per CPU
module
– 4 x 1GbE
• GbE Management Port
• Serial Console and USB
Port

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Cost-effective Data Persistence
• Single Storage Processor Configuration
– Low cost entry point in the VNXe
Series
– Upgradeable to dual processor
configuration
• Cache Protection Module
– Fits into second storage processor slot
• Vault-to-Flash (VTF) technology
– Runs off of low-power battery
technology
– No need for standby power supplies
• System recovery
– Memory contents restored from SSD
– Buffer and cache pools/pages are
recreated at same physical addresses
as initial boot
– System verifies restore operation and
resumes I/O processing



VNXe3100 - Single SP
Configuration
Cache Protection Module
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VNXe3300 3U Platform Overview
Rear
Front View 15 x 3.5”
Disks
Storage
Processor
Chassis
• 3U, DPE (Disk Processor Enclosure)
• 6Gb SAS-2 drive interface
– Max 15, 3.5‖ Drives per
enclosure
• Holds 2 SP ―Suitcases‖ with Integrated
Cooling
• Dual Energy Star Gold Power Supplies
– Power Consumption ~ 500W with
15 drives
• Battery Backup Module in Power
Supply
• Dimensions: 24in depth x 5.25in height
x ~19in width
• NEBS Level 3
• DC Power option
2 CPU Modules, each containing
• Quad Core Processors
• 3 DIMM Slots with 3 channels @
800MHz
• PCI-E x4 CMI Path
• Solid State Disk (for persistence)


I/O Technology per SP
• One Back End SAS-2
Port (6 Gb/s x4)
• Four Embedded GbE
Host Ports
• One I/O Slot per CPU
module
– 4 x 1GbE,
– 2 x 10GbE
• GbE Management Port
• Serial Console and USB
Port


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Flexible Storage Capacity
• Disk Options, 3.5‖ Drives
– SAS Performance: 300GB, 600GB, 15K
RPM
– Near line SAS Capacity: 1TB, 2TB, 7.2K
RPM
– Flash (Tier 0): 100GB (VNXe3300 only)
• Scale
– Up to 7 additional disk enclosures per
system
– Max 120 drives in VNXe3300
– Max 96 drives in VNXe3100
– Mix drive types within an enclosure
• Optional ―disk pack‖ offerings
– SAS Performance pack: RAID 5 or RAID
10
– SAS Capacity pack: RAID 6
– Flash pack: RAID 5
• Scale to 240 Terabytes with 2TB drive
Flexible Storage Options
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Modular Design

• Modular system design
– All major components are customer
replaceable units
– Easy to identify and access
• Simple to service and upgrade
– Clear visual repair instructions
– Tool-less access to replaceable
components
– ―How-to‖ videos
• Minimal component sparing
• Efficient CRU replacement process
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VNXe Interoperability and Standards
• Host Operating Systems
– Microsoft Windows
– Linux: SUSE, Red Hat,
AsiaNUX
– UNIX: AIX, HP-UX, Solaris
– VMWare
– Hyper-V
– Citrix XenServer
• Storage Applications
– NDMP Backup Software
– Anti-Virus Scanning Software
• US Dept of Defense
– Common Criteria
– DISA STIG

• Telecom
• Telcordia NEBS Level 3
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High Availability
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 Platform
 No single point of failure
 n + 1 power and battery backup
 Redundant, hot-pluggable components
 Function
 RAID protection
 Active/Active controllers
 Data cache mirroring between controllers
 Battery-backed cache for single SP configurations
 Dynamic failover/failback
 Automatic management control failover
 Vault-to-Flash technology
 Service
 Non-disruptive upgrades
 Hot-swap CRU and drive replacement
 Remote maintenance, call-home, automatic diagnostics
High Availability
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VNXe Vault to Flash – Cache
Persistence CIFS Exchange
I/O
VNXe
Platform
Services
Block Services
File Services
Management
Services
Network, I/O, Service Shims
SAS PCIe NIC
192.168.5.1
\\cifs\myshare
192.168.5.2
IQN:C0T0L0
Platform
Services
Block Services
File Services
Management
Services
SAS NIC PCIe
Network, I/O, Service Shims
Memory
Power
Down
Routine
Cache
Memory
Power
Down
Routine
Cache
Cache Cache
Cache Cache
1.
1. AC power is lost to array
A battery holds up SP and SSD device
Transition to special power fail routine
3.
3. Power Down Code waits for dump complete
Disables battery hold up
2.
2. Power Down Routine sheds unnecessary power
draws
Checksums Contents of memory to dump
Initiates memory dump to SSD
Cache Cache
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VNXe – Deployed and Operating
Normally
CIFS Exchange
I/O
VNXe
Platform
Services
Block Services
File Services
Management
Services
Network, I/O, Service Shims
SAS PCIe NIC
192.168.5.1
\\cifs\myshare
192.168.5.2
IQN:C0T0L0
Platform
Services
Block Services
File Services
Management
Services
SAS NIC PCIe
Network, I/O, Service Shims
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VNXe HA Services Support – SP Failure
CIFS Exchange
I/O
VNXe
Block Services
Management
Services
Network, I/O, Service Shims
SAS PCIe NIC
File Services
Platform
Services
192.168.5.1
\\cifs\myshare
192.168.5.2
IQN:C0T0L0
192.168.5.2
IQN:C0T0L0
Platform
Services
Block Services
File Services
Management
Services
Network, I/O, Service Shims
SAS NIC PCIe
File Services
3.
3. Health/Alert Business Logic detects status change
Indicates Alert to user
Email Alert to EMC Support & configured email
address
2.
2. HA Service starts new file service
IP network failover is invoked
iSCSI LUN is exported
1.
1. Cluster Manager Detects problem with other node
Validates node failure
Invokes HA failover service
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VNXe HA Services Support – Service
Failure
CIFS Exchange
I/O
VNXe
Block Services
Management
Services
Network, I/O, Service Shims
SAS PCIe NIC
Platform
Services
Block Services
File Services
Management
Services
Network, I/O, Service Shims
SAS PCIe NIC
File Services
X
Platform
Services
1.
1. Local Resource Manager Detects problem
Tries restarting services 3 times
Invokes HA failover service
192.168.5.1
\\cifs\myshare
192.168.5.2
IQN:C0T0L0
2.
2. HA Service starts Management Service on other
node
IP network failover is invoked
Management Services started on 2nd Storage
Processor
Management
Services
Mgmt IP
192.168.5.1
Mgmt IP
192.168.5.1
3.
3. Health/Alert Business Logic detects status change
Indicates Alert to user
Email Alert indicates to Support and configured
emails
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VNXe HA Networking Feature Support
FAILSAFE NETWORKING PLUS TRUNKING
IMPLEMENTATION • FailSafe Networking (FSN)
• Network configuration beneficial against switch & cable
failures
• End-to-end network availability
• Automatically configured between SPs
• VLAN, 802.1Q-VNXe in a VLAN-enabled network
• Added security and Ease of management
LINK
Switch
Primary paths Standby paths
Network
Switch Switch
E-mail
server
Accounting
database
server
Sales
database
server
NetWar
e
file
server
UNIX
file
server
Accounting Sales Engineerin
g
UNIX file server VLAN
NetWare file server VLAN
Sales database server VLAN
Accounting database server VLAN
E-mail server VLAN
VNXe Series
VNXe
Series
• Link Aggregation
• IEEE 802.3ad standard for port grouping; improves availability
• One port fails, other ports take over
• Automatic configuration with statistical load balancing based
on source and destination MAC addresses
• Does not increase single-client throughput, may increase
throughput if there are multiple clients.


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Storage Pools
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VNXe Storage Pools
Stage 1
Stage 2
Disks
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VNXe Storage Pools
Global Performance
Stage 1
Stage 2
Disks
RAID Groups
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VNXe Storage Pools
Global Performance
Stage 1
Stage 2
Disks
RAID Groups
LU’s
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VNXe Storage Pools
Global Performance
Stage 1
Stage 2
Disks
RAID Groups
LU’s
Disk Volumes
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VNXe Storage Pools
Global Performance
Stage 1
Stage 2
Disks
RAID Groups
LU’s
Disk Volumes
Stripe Volume
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Global Performance
Stage 1
Stage 2
VNXe Storage Pools
Disks
RAID Groups
LU’s
Disk Volumes
Stripe Volume
Pool Volume
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Data Services
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Disks
RAID Groups and
Global Pools
Flare LUN’s
Disk Volumes
Stripe Volume
Pool Volume
10 GB
18.5 GB
Pool Volume
CIFS Shared Folder
Reserved storage (Size)
User provisions a
Shared Folder…
Thick Provisioning – Shared Folders
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2X
more efficient
Twice the Efficiency
More storage, better utilization, lower cost
File
Deduplication
and
Compression
Thin
Provisioning
Traditional
storage
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Thin Provisioning
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5 GB
18.5 GB
Pool Volume
CIFS Shared Folder
15 GB
Allocated (Initial Size)
Reserved storage (Maximum Size)
Disks
RAID Groups and
Global Pools
Flare LU’s
Disk Volumes
Stripe Volume
Pool Volume
User provisions a
Shared Folder…
Thin Provisioning – Shared Folders
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VNXe THIN PROVISIONING
VNXe Thin Provisioning
• Capacity oversubscription
– File systems
– iSCSI LUNs
– Logical size greater than physical size
• Physical allocation in real time to
logical size
• VNXe Virtual Provisioning
safeguards
• Automatic File System Extension
past logical size
• iSCSI Dynamic LUN Extension
past logical size
Logical
application
and user view
Physical
allocation
User B
10 GB
User A
10 GB
User C
10 GB
4 GB
2 GB 2 GB
Physical
consumed
storage
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File-level deduplication
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VNXe File-Level Deduplication and
Compression Architecture
• Deduplication processes:
– Policy engine scans all production files looking for
data that meets certain criteria:
• Last accessed/modified time, minimum/
maximum size, file extension, directory
– Or, files selected via API
– Candidates are compressed
– Duplicated files are removed by using SHA-1 or
byte-by-byte data comparison
– Stubs point to files in the hidden deduplication store
• Deduplication is transparent to clients:
– Process runs in the background
– Files pre- and post processing look the same
– Hidden deduplication store is a ―working area‖ that
is not visible
– Reads decompress data in memory, not on disk
– Writes are stored alongside deduplicated data
– Modifying one instance of a file has no impact on
other deduplicated instances
VNXe FILE DEDUPLICATION
Deduplication-enabled
file system
User visible
area
Hidden
deduplication
store
File A
File B
File A
File A
File C
File B
Active file
File B
File C
File A
Stub A
Stub B
Stub C
Stub A
Stub C
Compress and
deduplicate file
Stub B
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User visible area Hidden reduced
data store
VNXe FILE SYSTEM
VNXe File Deduplication and
Compression: Data Modification
• File modification does not cause file to be
reinflated:
– Allows targeting large files (Terabytes sized),
and files that may show some level of activity
while preserving user experience on access to
these files
• Deduplicated files can be modified while
still preserving commonality:
– New data is stored alongside old
• File is either reinflated or reprocessed
when new+old reaches logical file size:
– Reinflated if selected for deduplication by the
internal policy engine
– Reprocessed if selected for deduplication via
API
File Data File Data
N
e
w

D
a
t
a

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Data Protection
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VNXe: Takes Care of the Complexities of
Data Protection
• Problem:
– Calculating the space required for data protection is complicated. It
require formulas and an intimate understanding of underlying
snapshot and replication technology.
• Typical Result:
– Data Protection either gets slapped together in a ―probably should
work‖ fashion, or a Professional Services engagement is required.
• VNXe eliminates complexity by:
– Integrating best practices for provisioning data protection reserve
space
– Easy to configure snapshot schedules and Application Consistent
Snapshots
– Simplified replication configuration and management




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• VNXe provisioning best practices also cover Data
Protection storage










– Application specific best practices for data protection space.
– Thin provisioning aware: Applications using thin provisioning will not require as much
data protection storage.
– Auto-adjustment of Data Protection space as your production storage resource
grows


Data Protection Storage
Recommendations
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Snapshots
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• Shared Folder snapshots use Copy On first Write
(COW)
– Snapshot creation and deletion is very quick
– The space required for snapshots continues to grow as
changes are made to the production volume
• iSCSI snapshots use Redirect on Write (ROW)
– Snapshot creation is very quick
– Perfect for your latency sensitive applications
– Snapshots don’t grow once created

The differences between Shared Folder
& iSCSI snapshots
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Example: VNXe Shared Folder Snapshot
• Provides a read-only or read-write, point-in-time
view of data
– File system-level or iSCSI LUN view
– Multiple snapshot versions – 96 r/o + 16 r/w
– Typically has a 10% capacity overhead
• Primary applications include
– Simple user initiated file un-deletes
– Efficient logical backup and restore
• Copy on first write technology
– Avoids fragmentation of primary FS
– One side file data protection space for all file system
snaps
• Automatic extension of data protection space
• Online full file system instant restore from any
snap
• Snaps can be deleted out of order

Production
file system
Snapshot
Logical point-
in-time copy
PFS files at 4PM
PFS files at 4PM
PFS files at 4PM
PFS files at 4PM
.ckpt_PFS_9AM
.ckpt_PFS_12PM
.ckpt_PFS_3PM
Production file system
PFS_12PM
Single SavVol
PFS_3PM
PFS_9AM
PFS_12PM
PFS_3PM
PFS_9AM
Empty Space
SavVol extended
Restore PFS to
12:00 p.m.
snap
PFS_4PM
.ckpt_PFS_4PM
PFS files at 4PM
PFS files at 4PM
PFS files at 4PM
PFS files at 4PM
.ckpt_PFS_9AM
.ckpt_PFS_12PM
.ckpt_PFS_3PM
Production file system
PFS files at 12PM
PFS files at 12PM
PFS files at 12PM
PFS files at 12PM
VNXe Family
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Snapshots Consistency Options
• Crash consistent snapshots
– VNXe provides the ability to create manual and
scheduled crash consistent snapshots through
Unisphere
• Shared Folder:
 Crash consistent snaps are acceptable
• iSCSI:
 Good for an emergency. Only applicable to applications with a
single virtual disk

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Snapshots and Application Consistency
• iSCSI Application consistent snapshots
– Using 3
rd
party backup applications
• Leverages the VSS framework for Microsoft Applications to
create ―Hardware Snapshots‖ for the application
– Preferred Solution: Using the Application Protection
Suite
• Application protection Suite includes Replication Manager (RM)
software
• An RM agent runs on the host, which guarantees the
applications using the storage are quiesced prior to creating
snapshots
• Leverages the VSS framework for Microsoft Applications
• For applications with multiple virtual disks, Application Sets
ensure consistency across all the storage resources
• Exchange will automatically undergo snapshot consistency
checks following the creation of the snapshot
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• Snapshots
– Shared Folder: User initiated recovery using hidden
.ckpt directory or Microsoft ―Previous Versions‖ interface
– iSCSI: Snapshot promotion and revert performed using
either Unisphere or RM

Microsoft Previous Versions tab

Data Recovery options
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Replication
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VNXe Replication
• Replication can be*:
–VNXe to VNXe
–VNXe to VNX
–VNXe to Celerra (DART
6.0+)
–Celerra (DART 6,0+) to
VNXe
–VNXe to VNXe fan-out &
fan-in ratio 5 to 1
• Same technology for file
& block

Production
site
Disaster recovery
remote site
WAN
Snaps
FS/
LUN
VDM
Snaps
FS/
LUN
VDM
Network Network
* See the ―EMC Simple Support Matrix‖ (ESSM) for the VNXe Series, url: Simple
Support Matrix EMC VNXe Series for any prerequisites and requirements.

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Replication Frequency
• Shared Folder replication driven from Unisphere
– Manual synchronization
– Automatic synchronization based on RPO (Recovery Point
Objective)





• iSCSI replication using RM
– Schedule-driven synchronization frequency
– Application consistency is guaranteed

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Anti-Virus
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 Virus-checking request

VNXe Anti-Virus Support
• Shared bank of virus-checking servers
• Can deploy multiple vendors’ engines
concurrently
• Virus-checking server only reads part
of files
• File access is blocked until it is
checked
– Scan after update
– Scan on first read
– Automatic access-time update
• Notification on Virus Detect
• Anti-Virus Sizing Tool
• Runs over VNX Event Enabler
Virus-checking
server
User
 Write/close or first read after new
virus-definition file

 Virus-checking signatures

VNXe Family
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File Level Retention
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VNXe File Level Retention – Enterprise
(FLR-E)
• Enables adherence to good business
practices
• Provides for retention periods per file
• Retention is managed on a per-file basis
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File Level Retention Workflow
• Not-locked files
– Traditional non-FLR files
• Locked files (WORM)
– Retention periods are set on a per-file
basis
– Retention period is set to ―infinite‖ if left
unspecified
– Cannot be deleted, renamed, or modified
– Retention periods can be extended
• Append files
– Protected files to which content can be
added but not modified or deleted
• Expired files
– Files can be deleted after retention time
expires
FILE LEVEL RETENTION WORKFLOW
Non-File Level Retention-enabled files
Set retention periods—enable File Level
Retention and commit to ―WORM‖ state
Retention period extended
Retention period expires
Locked or expired empty files
File deleted
1
2
3
4
5
6
Not-locked
Locked
(WORM)
1 2
Expired
3
Append
2
4
6
3
5
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File Level Retention Capabilities
 Tamper-proof clock:
 Software clock maintained per FLR file system
 Maintains an additional clock that is separate from the
system clock
– Changes in the system clock time cannot be used to fool the file into
―expiration‖
 Used for all File Level Retention time comparisons
 File Level Retention clock cannot be modified or reset
 Activity logging:
 Log is maintained in the File Level Retention logs
subdirectory
 Information for each event:
– Time of event (system time)
– File with which the event is associated
– Action (create, append-only file, etc.)
– Operation being performed
– The user ID of who performed or attempted the action
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Backup
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• NDMP (Network Data Management
Protocol) Heterogeneous 3-Way
configuration support
• Extensive NDMP qualification performed.
Supported Backup Software Vendors
include:
• EMC NetWorker
• EMC Networker FastStart
• CommVault Simpana
• Symantec Backup Exec
• Symantec NetBackup

VNXe Supports Traditional Backup
Software
Tape
Library
Backup
Server
Backup
Restore
Control
& Data
Path
VNXe
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VNXe Supports EMC Data Domain
Deduplication storage
systems

• Scalable Systems
• Reduce storage by an average of 10-30x and
protect up to 28.5 PB
of logical capacity in a single system
• High-speed deduplication
• Complete backups faster - Throughput of up to
26.3 TB per hour
• Network efficient replication
• Send only deduplicated and compressed data
across the network, requires a fraction of the
bandwidth, time, and cost compared to
traditional replication methods
• Easy Integration
• Qualified with all leading enterprise backup and
archiving applications—integrates easily into
existing storage infrastructures



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VNXe Supports EMC Avamar
Deduplication backup
software and system
• Faster backup over existing LAN/WAN
• Data deduplication significantly reduces backup
windows and network traffic by only storing
unique changes, while always maintaining daily
full backups for immediate single-step restore
• Enterprise-wide backup and recovery for both
physical and virtual environments
• Optimized for VMware, NAS, Remote Office and
Desktop/Laptop
• Flexible deployment
• Avamar Data Store scales to 124 TB of
deduplicated capacity, and integrates with Data
Domain systems for further scalability of high
change rate workloads
• High reliability
• Patented RAIN technology to provide
uninterrupted data accessibility




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Windows Integration &
Support
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VNXe Windows Integration
• Quotas (groups and user) – Yes, supported through AD only
• GPO’s – Defined & Parsed by AD
• Home directories – Yes
• Windows 2008 AD support – Yes
• DFS support :
• Supports root DFS in standalone mode only
• Can be supported as a leaf node
• Does not support DFS-R
• Support ACLs at the share, level directory and the file – Yes via AD

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Windows Group Policy
Group
Policy
Object
User and
Computers
Domain
Windows Domain Controller

Windows Support Enhancements
• Windows Group Policy
• GPOs are defined and
parsed by Active
Directory
• VNXe supports GPOs
through Active Directory




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Operating System Refresh

Windows Support Enhancements
• Windows 2008 R2 Server
• Based on the new ―Windows 7‖ kernel
• VNXe to support all Windows 2008 R2
server flavors and platforms
• Windows 2008 R2 hosts can connect to
the VNXe over CIFS SMB2, CIFS SMB1,
iSCSI
• VNXe CIFS servers can be part of a
Windows 2008 R2 based domain
• Listing in Microsoft Windows Server
catalog






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Management
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Challenge
• Graphical, task-oriented model
– Approachable, intuitive design
– ―Web-familiar‖ look & feel
• Simplifies management for the storage novice
– No storage background required
– Immediate productivity
• Users can easily:
– Create storage for an application
– Monitor and manage that application’s storage
– Customize the interface according to personal
preferences or local language requirements
– Identify and resolve hardware failures
– Perform software upgrades from interface
Designed for IT
Generalist




Focus on
applications
storage – Built-in
Best Practices

Online Support
Ecosystem

Introducing VNXe’s Unisphere
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Application-Enabled Management
• Managing storage is always in
the context of the application
• Capacity usage
• Storage provisioning
• Integrated application best
practices
• Automate and simplify
storage provisioning
• No guesswork
• Best-practice wizards for key
applications








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Enables VMware storage to be fully
managed from VNXe


Simplified Virtualization Integration
• Best Practice Provisioning
Wizard for Hyper-V
• Automates storage provisioning
& data protection
• Allows users to monitor Hyper-V
storage on VNXe
• API integration with vCenter
• Discovers existing datastores
and VMs hosted on VNXe to
streamline provisioning tasks
• Allows the VNXe admin to
allocate additional storage to
datastores directly
• Automatically creates and
configures the datastore on ESX
after provisioning






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EMC VSI for VMware vSphere
NFS data store management for the VMware Administrator
Unified Storage Management
Increase storage efficiency while
maintaining operational integrity
Celerra
• Storage Admin & VMware Admin
share same visibility into storage
resources
• VNX Plug-in allows VMware
admin to Provision VNXe storage
• Create VMFS Datastores
(iSCSI)
• Create NFS Datastores
• Enables Thin Provisioning







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Instant Expertise
Best-practice wizards configure storage with just a few clicks
Share Wizard
Setup NFS and CIFS
shares in minutes
Volume Wizard
Setup iSCSI volumes in
minutes
Hyper-V Wizard
Setup 1TB Hyper-V
datastore in 10 minutes
E-Mail Wizard
Setup hundreds of
Exchange mailboxes in
fewer than 10 clicks
VMware Wizard
Setup 1TB VMware
datastore in 10 minutes
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Built-In Best Practices Examples
• Exchange
• Calculating the number and size of Exchange storage groups
• Selecting correct storage pool and RAID set for customer
• Calculating the amount of storage for snapshots
• VMware
• Automatically updating VMware when storage changes take
place
• Thin provisioning enabled by default for NFS datastores
• Default snapshot schedule for data protection










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The VNXe Support Ecosystem
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• Failed component easily
identified
• Alert Notification with
access to remedial help
• Direct access to EMC
support options
• Order replacement part
from Unisphere

Simplified Troubleshooting
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VNXe Health/Alert – Drive Failure
CIFS Exchange
I/O
VNXe
Platform
Services
Block Services
File Services
Management
Services
Network, I/O, Service Shims
SAS PCIe NIC
Platform
Services
Block Services
File Services
Management
Services
Network, I/O, Service Shims
SAS PCIe NIC
X
192.168.5.1
\\cifs\myshare
192.168.5.2
IQN:C0T0L0
1.
1. Disk driver detects failed or removed device
Reconstructs data for pending I/O
Marks device as removed from system
2.
2. Health/Alert Business Logic detects status change
Indicates Alert to user
Email Alert to EMC Support & configured email
address

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The VNXe On-line Support Experience
• Key Benefits
• Direct access to product
community
• Just a click away…
• Self-help resources:
• Whitepapers, FAQs, online
training, how-to videos
• Knowledgebase search
• EMC-assisted support resources:
• Live chat
• Assisted parts replacement
• My support page
• EMC-assisted support resources:
• Live chat
• Assisted parts replacement
• My support page











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How-To-Videos (Replace Parts)
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Software Downloads
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Verify Software Entitlements
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Update Software
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Support Forums
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Check on your Support Contract with
EMC?
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A Place You Can Always Go
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A new
way
to
think
about
shared
storage
Simple. Efficient. Affordable.
Configure in
seconds
Get more
capacity at
less cost
Rest easy,
rock solid
Starting under
$10K
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