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Global data development trend

2009:
0.8 ZB
50X 2020:
40 ZB

Source: IDC 2012

The global data volume was 0.8 ZB in 2009 and will be up to 40 ZB in 2020.
What does 40 ZB mean?
40 ZB ≈ 2 trillion Blu-ray Discs (BDs) (20 GB for a single BD)
40 ZB ≈ 5247 GB data for each person (about 7.6 billion population in 2020)

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Challenges faced by enterprise customers

Excessive services Fast data growth Low storage efficiency


Heavy pressure on Difficult storage Large
performance expansion investment

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HUAWEI OceanStor N8500 Overview

• Excellent performance, 3 million OPS in the SPEC


benchmark test

• Up to 15 PB flexible storage space and PB-


level file storage, fit for high-speed service
growth

• Efficient data management, decreasing


the TCO by 60%
• Intelligent and converged storage,
simplifying the infrastructure

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Mainstream industries and scenarios for sales outside
China in 2014
 Focusing on 4 industries and 4 scenarios
 Industries: governments, education,network service providers (NSPs), and finance
 Scenarios: massive file archive, and cloud backup (with Asigra integrated)

Industry Top Application Scenario (2014) Product


E-archive (Turkey National Archives) OceanStor N8500
Governments
Data center (DC) storage (Brazil RNP) OceanStor N8500
Education Digital campus and digital library OceanStor N8500
Cloud backup
Asigra cloud backup (OBC and BTL) OceanStor N8500
NSPs
Finance Check image archive oriented to Third World countries (Agricultural Bank of China) OceanStor N8500

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Application scenarios — Massive file archive
Application scenario
 Seldom accessed data, such as a large number of scanning Database Application server
copies and pictures on customers' live networks, needs to be LAN
archived. Some critical archived data is backed up to tape … … Backup
libraries by backup software for storage. server
 Customers' existing enterprise content management (ECM)
systems can be directly connected to NAS storage.
IP-SAN NFS/CIFS
Customer requirements Archive storage Remote replication
Basic capabilities WAN Data DR
 Snapshot, write once read many (WORM), and Network Data
Management Protocol (NDMP) improving data security Fibre Channel
 Data DR capability enabling DR protection of critical data N8500
 Unified storage features reducing device investment Tape library IP cable
N8500
 Large capacity expansion
Difficulties
 Management and processing of massive files need to be Typical cases
optimized and concurrent processing of massive small files
need to be improved.
Expectations
 Cloud-based development and construction of a unified and
centralized resource pool
Turkey National Archives

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Application scenarios — Cloud backup (with Asigra
integrated) Application User A Smartphone User B
Application
Application scenario system Cloud
backup
Mobile
client Tablet system
client
 In the cloud backup domain intended for end users, the N8500
is used as the backup storage media to form a cloud solution Cloud
backup
in collaboration with the Asigra software. Cloud backup client
solutions are widely applied in European and American
markets. Asigra channel sellers are also present in these Cloud Internet
markets. Huawei can cooperate with local ISVs. backup
Network operating IP network
N8500 engine
Customer requirements system
Cloud
N8500

Basis capabilities Switch backup


 Backup and recovery at any time anywhere, wired and engine
wireless connections, and support for access from PCs, BLM
BLM archive
Local archive DS- DS-license
smartphones, and tablets storage server server
billing
 Bandwidth-saving
 Fast flexible expansion to address growing users and data Cloud DC Cloud DR center
Difficulties
 Higher processing performance required for massive Typical cases
concurrent users and file processing optimization
 Lifecycle management of backup data
Expectations
 Easy deployment and cost effectiveness

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OceanStor N8500 specifications
Item N8500
System
Multi-node active-active cluster architecture
architecture
Cabinet
Number of nodes 2 to 24
(optional)
Maximum system
GE switch capacity
15 PB
(optional)
Basic: 16 GB; Standard: 24 GB
Fibre Channel
Cache per node Enterprise: 48 GB; Enhanced: 96 GB (standard configuration) and
switch (optional) scalable to 192 GB

Engine Ethernet GE and 10GE


Protocol NFS, CIFS, FTP, HTTP, FCP, FCoE, iSCSI, NDMP, and LAN-Free
Storage unit Maximum capacity
256 TB
of a file system
DST, LoadBalance, Snapshot, Mirror, Quota, Replication, WORM,
Value-added
SmartCache, HyperThin, HyperImage, HyperCopy, HyperClone, and
software
HyperMirror
Disk type SSD, SAS, NL-SAS, SATA, and intermixing of different disks

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OceanStor N8500 architecture
Node 1 Node 2 Node 3 Node N
Service cache Service cache 10GE GE Service cache Service cache 10GE GE
NAS 10GE GE
Control
10GE GE
Service cache Service cache Service cache Service cache
engine FC FC
plane
FC FC
CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU

Data plane

10GE GE FC 10GE GE FC 10GE GE FC 10GE GE FC


Service cache Service cache Service cache Service cache Service cache Service cache Service cache Service cache
Storage Service cache Service cache Service cache Service cache Service cache Service cache Service cache Service cache
unit CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU
JBOD JBOD JBOD JBOD JBOD JBOD JBOD JBOD
JBOD JBOD JBOD JBOD JBOD JBOD JBOD JBOD

Separation of the control plane and data plane Separation of file management and disk management

Fully redundant architecture Fully modular design

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SPECsfs2008: 3,000,000 OPS

Oct. 2009 Apr. 2011 Oct. 2012


The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) is a global authoritative third-party organization that tests application
performance. Operation per second (OPS) refers to the number of supported concurrent requests per second.
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Excellent performance — Fully redundant clustered
architecture
Traditional NAS architecture: non-cluster, Clustered NAS architecture: active-active,
non-sharing, limited concurrent full sharing, strong concurrent processing
processing capability capability
a b a b c d
Server
… … … …

Network

NAS engine A NAS engine B


NAS engine A NAS engine B NAS engine C NAS engine D

File system A
Storage
File system A
File system B Storage pool
File system B

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Excellent performance — I/O paths with the same length
and latency
Clustered NAS architecture: data sharing, I/O
Traditional NAS architecture: data forwarding, I/O
paths with the same length and latency, stable
paths with different lengths and latencies
performance
a b c d a b c d
Server

Network

NAS engine A HA NAS engine B NAS engine C HA NAS engine D NAS engine A NAS engine B NAS engine C NAS engine D

Storage
A
A B C D Virtual storage resource pool
A B C D

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High scalability — Flexible and cost-effective
expansion modes
Traditional mode: limited, restricted Modular mode: flexible, cost-effective
… … …
… … …
Server
… … … … … …

Network

Storage NAS engine


Max. 24 nodes
File system
File system A
A

Storage unit Filesystem


File systemAA
File system A

Max. 15 PB
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Robust reliability — N–1 node redundancy

Clients

IP resource pool
192.168.1.10
192.168.1.10
192.168.1.11 192.168.1.12
192.168.1.12 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.11
192.168.1.11
192.168.1.10 192.168.1.11 192.168.1.13
192.168.1.13 192.168.1.12 192.168.1.13

ControllerA
Controller
Controller A
A Controller B
Controller B Controller
Controller C
C Controller D
Controller D

Virtual storage resource pool

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Load balancing
N8500.com Built-in DNS N8500 Balance policy: round robin–based, CPU utilization,
Balance
N8500 domain domain name node IP
policy network bandwidth, number of client links
name resolution address

40 clients

192.168.1.10
Virtual IP
192.168.1.11
resource 192.168.1.10
192.168.1.12
pool 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.11
192.168.1.11 192.168.1.12 192.168.1.13
192.168.1.13
192.168.1.13 192.168.1.12
10 clients 20clients
10 clients 10 clients
10 clients 1010clients
clients

NAS engine
NAS engine A
A NAS engine B NAS
NASengine
engineCC NAS engine D

Virtual storage resource pool

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Load balancing

120 clients

192.168.1.10
Virtual IP 192.168.1.11 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.11 192.168.1.12
resource 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.13 192.168.1.16
192.168.1.16 192.168.1.19
192.168.1.19
192.168.1.12 192.168.1.13
pool 192.168.1.11 192.168.1.14 192.168.1.17
192.168.1.17 192.168.1.20
… 192.168.1.14 192.168.1.20
192.168.1.12 192.168.1.15 192.168.1.18
192.168.1.18 192.168.1.21
192.168.1.21
192.168.1.21 192.168.1.15
30 clients 40
30 clients 40
30 clients
clients 30
40clients
clients

NAS
NAS engine
engineAA NAS engine B NAS
NAS engine
engine C
C NAS engine D

Virtual storage resource pool

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RAID 2.0+: maximizing the
utilization of underlying resources
Underlying resource virtualization
 Dividing storage space into data blocks
of small granularities, the RAID 2.0+
technology constructs RAID groups
and manages resources based on data
blocks.

Resource utilization greatly improved


 Automatic global load balancing
 Great improvement of performance
 Self healing
 Quick reconstruction

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Intelligent migration, improving performance while
reducing costs
SmartCache: DST:
Accelerating hotspot data access by 10 times Smart relocation of non-hotspot data reducing costs by 60%

… … Tier 1 SAS Tier 2 SATA


Server

Network

Storage

Hotspot data Cold data

Tier 0 SSD Tier 1 SAS


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Responding to critical services
preferentially

SmartPartition: ensuring critical service


SmartQoS: ensuring the service quality performance

 Allocates resources based on priorities to  Precisely divides service cache quotas to


ensure the quality of multiple services and prevent malicious cache competition and
response to services of high priorities ensure good user experience of critical
services
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Multiple features ensuring data security

Remote replication
File system Incremental data–based
mirroring asynchronous replication
Fibre Channel or IP link
Local HA solution Replication link data
Snapshot Device-level compression
Preventing deletion by redundancy
mistake Service continuity
Snapshot data used for protection
test and verification

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Multi-protocol convergence, reducing investment costs

File-based access Block-based access Management Other protocols


protocols protocols interface protocols

NFS FC SMI-S NDMP


CIFS iSCSI SNMP NTP
FTP FCoE Syslog SSH
HTTP

OceanStor N8500 storage system

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Competitor map of the N8500
Band Price EMC NetApp Huawei Disk
BAND9 $1,000,0001000+

BAND8 $500,000 to $999,900

BAND7 $300,000 to $499,900

BAND6 $200,000 to $299,900 Isilon S series FAS6290/6250 N8500 enhanced 1440/1200

Isilon S or X series
BAND5 $100,000 to $199,900 FAS6220 N8500 enterprise 1000
VNX 7500/7600

Isilon X or NL series
BAND4 $50,000 to $99,900 FAS 3250 N8500 standard 500
VNX 5700/5800

VNX 5500/5600 250


BAND3 $25,000 to $49,900 FAS 3220 N8500 base
VNX 5300 125

BAND2 $5000 to $24,900

BAND1 $0 to $4900

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Comparison between the N8500 and NetApp FAS (1)
HUAWEI N8500 NetApp FAS
Top advantages of the N8500 over NetApp FAS:
More advanced clustering technology:
The N8500 active-active cluster enables global N8500 enhanced FAS 6290
resource sharing, and each node delivers the same
service capabilities.
FAS 6250
NetApp's clustering mode and dual-controller mode
are incompatible, and the dual-controller mode cannot N8500 enterprise
be upgraded to the clustering mode. FAS 8060/6220
NetApp's multiple value-added features are restricted
in clustering mode. FAS 8040
Higher performance
The N8500 delivered 3 million OPS in the SPEC N8500 standard FAS 3250
benchmark test, 2 times that of NetApp FAS.
FAS 8020

FAS 3220
N8500 base
FAS 3210
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Comparison between the N8500 and NetApp FAS (2)

Item HUAWEI N8500 NetApp FAS


Performance Single node: up to 125,000 OPS Single node: up to 65,000 OPS
Whole system: up to 3 million OPS Whole system: up to 1.5 million OPS
System Clustered architecture and active-active 7-mode: dual-controller architecture; C-mode:
architecture mode, fully utilizing NAS engine resources clustering mode
Smooth upgrade is unavailable between 7-mode and
C-mode. Data migration is required.
Resource Data sharing among engines, improving Data sharing among engines is unavailable in 7-mode.
sharing concurrent processing capability of the Access performance bottlenecks of hotspot data cannot
system be prevented. Multiple value-added functions are
restricted in C-mode.
Hardware Engine scalability: 2 to 24 nodes 7-mode: dual controllers
specifications Storage capacity: up to 15 PB C-mode: 2 to 24 nodes
Memory of a single engine: 16 GB to 192 Memory of a single engine: 6 GB to 96 GB
GB

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Comparison between the N8500 and EMC Isilon (1)

Top advantages of the N8500 over Isilon


HUAWEI N8500 EMC Isilon
Higher performance
When equipped with one node, the N8500 delivers 12
times OPS and 2 times the overall performance of Isilon.
Better small file processing N8500 enhanced
Higher performance of small file processing
Higher small file storage utilization
Wider applicability
FCP support for more efficient SAN storage space N8500 enterprise S series
based on block rather than file systems
Applicable to an environment with numerous small files

N8500 standard X series

N8500 base NL series

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Comparison between the N8500 and EMC Isilon (2)

Item HUAWEI N8500 EMC Isilon


Performance Single node: up to 125,000 OPS Single node: 8000 OPS
Whole system: up to 3 million OPS Whole system: 1.1 million OPS
Network FC SAN, IP SAN, and NAS IP SAN and NAS only
Scalability Flexible expansion of NAS engines, storage Fixed expansion by node stacking
units, and disks
Application More application scenarios Suitable for large file application scenarios (lower
scenario performance in small file application scenarios)
Basic At least 2 nodes At least 3 nodes with 60% storage utilization
configuration

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Comparison between the N8500 and EMC VNX (1)
HUAWEI N8500 EMC VNX
N8500 enhanced VNX 8000
Top advantages of the N8500 over EMC VNX:
More advanced architecture
Active-active clustered architecture for inter-node
resource sharing N8500 enterprise VNX 76/7500
Higher performance
N8500: over 3 million OPS; VNX: about 600,000
OPS
Better scalability
Scalable to 24 nodes, attachable to multiple storage
units, and support for storage unit mirroring N8500 standard VNX58/5700

N8500 base VNX 56/5500

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Comparison between the N8500 and EMC VNX (2)
Item HUAWEI N8500 EMC VNX

Performance Single node: up to 125,000 OPS Single node: up to 80,000 OPS


Whole system: up to 3 million OPS Whole system: up to 600,000 OPS (VNX8000)

System Clustered architecture and active-active mode, fully Non-clustered architecture


architecture utilizing NAS engine resources Active-standby architecture based on N+M,
wasting NAS engine resources
Resource Data sharing among engines, improving concurrent Data sharing among engines is unavailable.
sharing processing capability of the system Access performance bottlenecks of hotspot
data cannot be prevented.

Hardware Engine scalability: 2 to 24 nodes Engine scalability: 2 to 8 nodes


specifications Storage capacity: up to 15 PB Storage capacity: up to 4 PB
Memory of a single engine: 16 GB to 192 GB Memory of a single engine: 6 GB to 24 GB
Tiered stoarge File-based DST and block-based SmartCache Block-based FastVP and FastCache

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Packaging island of CCTV
CCTV is the predominant news Customer requirements
agency in mainland China, one
of the most competitive  More than 2.2 GB/s read/write throughput for 10 channels' package production
mainstream media institutions  Space and permission management of production items
today.  Scalable storage architecture meeting the increasing expansion requirements
It is the main channel for the national public to obtain information
and is an important window for China and the world to
understand each other. It has growing impacts on the world. The Solution
CCTV is relocated to a new site, requiring a new rendering
 Huawei media storage solution: one N8500 device with 100 TB capacity and good
system.
compatibility, and ISV Jetsen.
 Components:
N8500 clustered NAS system
40+ graphic workstations Snapshot and rapid data restoring (a maximum of 512 snapshots/file systems)
30+ rendering clustered blades
Quota management and NetBackup

Benefits
10GE switch
 Reduced computing time of rendering, improved package production efficiency,
3600 MB/s performance on the 4-node 10GE network
 Free of single points of failure, ensuring long-term stable running and data
security
 Compatible with all types of operating systems in the exiting IT environment,
NetBackup
Physical type easy space and permission allocation, and safeguarded data security by
server 10GE
library periodic snapshot
HUAWEI OceanStor N8500

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Phoenix Television multi-service platform
Since the debut of its Phoenix Chinese Channel Customer requirements
on March 31, 1996, Phoenix Television has been
adhering to its purpose of "Bringing Global  High bandwidth, providing high throughput and low latency for video editing
Chinese Closer" and providing Chinese people  High reliability and zero-failure, preventing service interruption
across the world with high-quality Chinese
 Integrated solution, supporting video editing, VDI individual web disk, and office
television programs.
automation (OA) systems simultaneously and implementing unified management

Today, Phoenix Television has grown into a multi-national media Solution


enterprise with a global reputation and worldwide brand recognition.
Through years of dedication, Phoenix TV has established a highly valued  Deploy 2-node standard N8500 in the UK data center, implementing online
media brand and listed on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) on June dynamic bandwidth allocation and load sharing.
30, 2000.  Components:
N8500 clustered NAS system with a maximum of 24 nodes
72 TB capacity
Individual web
OA system disk system
Video editing 10GE and GE ports
system

Benefits
Switch
 Reduces the video service processing time. Throughput of a single node
GE 10GE exceeds 1 GB/s, and that of the system exceeds 2 GB/s.
 Makes system run properly with full redundancy, and keeps data safe.
 Compatible with all devices and operating systems in complex service
environments. Multiple service platforms improve the overall efficiency.
GE  Space and permission allocation is quick and simple. Periodic snapshot
ensures data security.
10GE
HUAWEI OceanStor N8500

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Ottoman archives of Turkey National Archives
Customer requirements
 File servers are used on the live network to provide services for external
applications. A file is restricted to 10 TB. LUNs of over 10 TB cannot be provided.
Ottoman archives of Turkey National Archives stores a large amount of Performance and capacity are restricted and no remote data protection solution
historical document data that is important for researching Ottoman history. is provided.
The HQ is located in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. A branch is located  The current system data needs to be migrated to implement NAS storage of
in Istanbul. The archive center saves archive files of Turkey after 1920 and unstructured data. A NAS system needs to be deployed at two sites respectively
historical documents related to Muslim countries during the Ottoman to implement bidirectional remote replication between the two sites.
Empire period.

Solution
 Use the N8500 clustered NAS storage system to save unstructured data and
Database Application server LAN provide the CIFS sharing service.
 Configure remote replication for two NAS systems to implement remote
protection of local data.

Benefits
 High security and reliability: Bidirectional remote replication enables backup
IP-SAN NFS/CIFS
IP cable protection of data at the two sites. Physical hardware cooperation and end-to-
Remote replication end link redundancy ensure service continuity and data reliability.
WAN  Flexible expansion: I/O modules support flexible configuration, meeting service
N8500 development requirements in the next five years.
N8500
 Convergence and ease of use: Graphical management interface enables
Ankara Istanbul unified management of two NAS devices, improving O&M efficiency.

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Online Backup Company
Customer requirements
 A solution to software and hardware for a new generation online backup and
disaster recovery system
Online Backup Company is Norway's largest online cloud backup  Centralized storage system with good security and feasibility
and DR solution provider, servicing 40,000 global clients.  The back-end storage of a cloud backup system being able to provide high-
As the main solution for OBC's new services and Europe performance processing, and expand with the rapid growth of services
expansion plans, Asigra and HUAWEI OceanStor N8000 series
meet our specific requirements on storage. They can easily cope
with backup, recovery, daily and weekly task management, and
Solution
32 self-healing processes."  Centralized cloud backup storage solution in a DC, 1PB data capacity
— OBC CTO Kent Vilhelmsen  Components:
Combination of N8000 clustered NAS storage and cloud backup software Asigra
NAS engines can be flexibly added, and back-end storage can be expanded with
DC
the growth of services.
DST (file-based, fine granularity, accurate hotspot location)

N8000: back-end
storage of the cloud Benefits
backup system
 Provides high-performance NAS solution, meeting concurrent access
WAN
requirements.
SMB  The capacity is up to 15 PB, meeting long-term service growth and system
customer Large-sized expansion requirements (the system has been expanded for two times).
enterprise customer  The centralized management improves the IT operating efficiency and reduces
the investment.
Enterprise customer

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OceanStor N8500 hardware overview

Component Property N8500


Engine Form Rack-mounted
Quantity 2 to 24
GE port Standard configuration: 4 per node, scalable
Fibre Channel port Standard configuration: 4 per node, scalable
10GE network Supported
adapter One node can be configured with three 2-port 10GE
network adapters for each node.
Storage unit Model S2600T/S5500T/S5600T/S5800T/S6800T
Number of NAS 2
engines
RAID level RAID 0/1/3/5/6/10/50
Disk type SATA/SAS/FC/SSD/NL-SAS

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N8500 hardware architecture and network mode
 The N8500 hardware architecture is based on the
separation of clustered NAS engines and storage units.
 Back-end storage units: S2600T, S5000T, and S6800T

Cabinet (optional)

GE switch (optional)
Fibre Channel switch (optional)

Engine

Storage unit
1. Clustered NAS engine
2. Optical fiber
3. Fibre Channel switch
4. Storage NAS engine
5. Storage disk enclosure

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Typical network in direct connection mode (two nodes)
Direct dual-heartbeat connection

N8500 engine
Back-end Fibre Channel port

Front-end GE port
Direction connection
between the N8500 Cluster heartbeat network port

engine and back-end


storage

Back-end storage

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Typical network in switching mode (four nodes)
Dual-heartbeat link
Connection between heartbeats among NAS engines by GE switch

NAS engine

Connection between NAS engines and


back-end storage by Fibre Channel switch

Back-end Back-end Fibre Channel port


storage
Front-end GE port

Cluster heartbeat network port

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OceanStor N8500 NAS software license overview
Software Description Remarks
NFS File access protocol, used by Linux-based clients to access NAS storage
Mandatory
CIFS File access protocol, used by Windows-based clients to access NAS storage
FTP File access protocol, used by clients to access NAS storage in FTP mode
File system snapshot, used to restore a file after the file is mistakenly deleted and to
Snapshot
test and verify snapshot data
DST Used to implement data migration between tier 1 and tier 2
File System Used to write real-time data mirrors to multiple storage units, ensuring service
Mirror continuity when a storage unit is faulty
Enterprise-class WORM, allowing data to be only read multiple times once being Optional
WORM
written, preventing data in a file system from being modified and deleted
Asynchronous remote replication, enabling periodic data synchronization between
Replication the primary and secondary sites, recovering or taking over services upon data loss or
a fault of the primary site, requiring HyperMirror/A
Using a built-in DNS to implement intelligent scheduling of client links, achieving load
LoadBalance
balancing

Items in red are newly added licenses in 2014.

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N8500 components for quotation

Clustered NAS engine N8500 clustered NAS engine

Storage unit: controller enclosure


Storage unit Storage unit: disk enclosure
Storage unit: disk

Service Installation and maintenance services

Application servers, engine accessories, third-party


Other components
components

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N8500 configuration procedure
Enter UniSTAR

Select nodes. Select Fibre Select Select GE


Channel Select software value-added
Select an 10GE ports. ports. functions for engines.
ports.
engine model.
N8500 engine

Select a
controller Select front- Select back- Select disks. Select disk Select software value-added
enclosure. end cards. end cards. enclosures. functions for storage units (based
on project requirements).
Storage unit
NOTE:
Select matching 1. When selecting software value-added
devices. functions for a disk array, you need to
Fibre Channel switch
Cabinet (based on project configure these functions for the
Optical fiber
requirements) corresponding disk array. The value-added
Select functions include HyperThin, HyperClone,
installation and HyperImage, HyperCopy, HyperMirror S/A,
maintenance and SmartCache.
services. 2. You need to configure Fibre Channel switches
on the SNS switch product tab page.

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eCFG configuration quotation tool
Address for downloading the eCFG:

http://cfg.huawei.com:8080/WebUI/index.jsp
•Tool version:

Inputting required information for permission application:


http://w3.huawei.com/dominoapp/it/isr/unistarcfg/unistarappflow.nsf

Huawei sales Huawei sales


personnel
personnel/channel
partner
Channel
partners

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eCFG configuration quotation procedure
1. Configure engines. 2. Configure storage.

3. Configure cabinets and optical fibers.

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SCT online configuration tool
Back to the contents

SCT: a swift, smart, and simple online


configuration quotation tool
SCT: simplifying configuration quotation

Quick learning about


Intelligent product configuration Easy quotation order creation
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Product The SCT comprehensively shows Configuration Intelligent product Quotation Easy quotation order creation,
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configuration easily.
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How to obtain the permission to use the SCT
Account/Permission application
For a dealer For a Huawei product manager
 If you do not have a Huawei account, register  If you already have the eCFG permission, use your W3
an account at Huawei's official website. account for login.
 If you already have a Huawei account, send  If you do not have the eCFG permission, use the
your account to the channel manager to apply permission application e-Flow to apply for data package
for the SCT permission. permission of the corresponding product line.

SCT login

Use your Huawei account to log in to the following website:


http://app.huawei.com/unistar/sct

NOTE:
You can log in to the SCT as user Guest to view and configure products. Enter the verification code to directly log in to the SCT.
The recommended resolution is 1280 x 1024. Supported browsers include Internet Explorer 8.0, Firefox 11.0+, Safari 5.12+, and
Chrome 19.0+.

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SCT functions
1
Product
Enables you to select a product for
configuration.

2
Configuration
Enables you to create a configuration
item, view the configuration list, add or
delete a product, and modify product
configuration.

3
Quotation
Enables you to create a quotation item,
view the quotation list, and add, delete,
or modify product configuration.

For more information, see the UniSTAR SCT User Guide.


http://3ms.huawei.com/mm/docMaintain/mmMaintain.do?method=showMMDetail&f_id=EB13020249220087

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Contents
1 Product overviewClick
and to add Title
positioning

2 Highlights Click to add Title

3 Product comparison

4 Success stories Click to add Title

5 Ordering guide Click to add Title

6 How to obtain resources


Click to add Title

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How to obtain Huawei document resources
Method 1: enterprise website

http://enterprise.huawei.com/cn/ Partnership Policy


— To learn partner policies
Partner Query
— To query or apply for a partner
Documentation & Toolkit

— To find pre-sales documents and toolkit


Solution Cooperation
— To obtain information about solution business
cooperation

Method 2: email Method 3: Document User Guide

How can I obtain


help and pre-sales
documents?

enterprise_channel@huawei.com

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How to obtain pre-sales support

enterprise_channel@huawei.com
Huawei expert team

Partner

Support center
 24/7 pre-sales email and
hotline support
http://enterprise.huawei.com  Comprehensive product and
/en/about/contact
Partner solution support

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HUAWEI ENTERPRISE ICT SOLUTIONS A BETTER WAY
Storage certification materials
Electronic Print Declaration of
Reliability
certificate certificate consistency Certificated Where to
or not? obtain?

Energy Electronic Print


saving certificate certificate

Compatibility
Certification Electronic Print Quick query for Huawei storage certifications
web page certificate certificate
Search for keywords on 3MS or go to the following
path:
Storage > Overall > Bidding > Qualification and
Certification Print Certificates
Security http://3ms.huawei.com/mm/docMaintain/mmMaintain.d
web page certificate
o?method=showMMDetail&f_id=STR13073024590140

Performance Performance release web page


Huawei storage certification competitive
analysis
http://3ms.huawei.com/mm/docMaintain/mmMaintain.d
Media asset Cooperation o?method=showMMDetail&f_id=STR13082913020010
Best practice
industry web page

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