- 1. IBM Cloud QuantaStor SAN/NAS Storage Servers

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QuantaStor’s SAN/NAS Storage Servers provide file and block storage solutions suitable for a broad spectrum of workloads. IBM Cloud customers have the option of provisioning Hybrid SAN/NAS configurations that utilize SSD to accelerate write performance or All-Flash SAN/NAS configurations that offer the ultimate high-performance characteristics. IBM's Bare Metal servers give you full control over your dedicated appliance, while QuantaStor’s web-based management interface, REST APIs and QS CLI make storage provisioning and automation easy.

Key Features

Reference Configurations

SAN/NAS - HYBRID SOLUTIONS

Capacity
Media Type
Protocol Support
Workload
Bill of Materials
Design
16TB raw / 8TB usable

QS 5 Image: SM (16TB)
HDD + SSD
iSCSI

NFS / CIFS /SMB
Server Virtualization / VDI

Database Storage
* Intel Xeon Dual E5-2620 / 12 x LFF bay server
* 64GB ECC RAM
* 2 x 960GB SATA SSDs (RAID1/boot)
* 8 x 2TB Enterprise SATA HDD (data)
* 2 x 960GB Enterprise SATA SSD (write log)
* 2 x 10 Gbps Redundant Private Network Uplinks
View Design
12TB raw / 8TB usable

QS5 Image: SM (16TB)
HDD + SSD
iSCSI

NFS / CIFS /SMB
NAS Archive

Disk-to-Disk Backup

Data Analytics
* Intel Xeon Dual E5-2620 / 12 x LFF bay server
* 64GB ECC RAM
* 2 x 960GB SATA SSDs (RAID1/boot)
* 6 x 2TB Enterprise SATA HDD (data)
* 2 x 960GB Enterprise SATA SSD (write log)
* 2 x 10 Gbps Redundant Private Network Uplinks
View Design
48TB raw / 24TB usable

QS 5 Image: MD (48TB)
HDD + SSD
iSCSI

NFS / CIFS /SMB
Server Virtualization / VDI

Database Storage
* Intel Xeon Dual E5-2650 / 36 x LFF bay server
* 64GB ECC RAM
* 2 x 960GB SATA SSDs (RAID1/boot)
* 12 x 4TB Enterprise SATA HDD (data)
* 2 x 960GB Enterprise SATA SSD (write log)
* 2 x 10 Gbps Redundant Private Network Uplinks
View Design
48TB raw / 32TB usable

QS5 Image: MD (48TB)
HDD + SSD
iSCSI

NFS / CIFS /SMB
NAS Archive

Disk-to-Disk Backup

Data Analytics
* Intel Xeon Dual E5-2650 / 36 x LFF bay server
* 64GB ECC RAM
* 2 x 960GB SATA SSDs (RAID1/boot)
* 12 x 4TB Enterprise SATA HDD (data)
* 2 x 960GB Enterprise SATA SSD (write log)
* 2 x 10 Gbps Redundant Private Network Uplinks
View Design
120TB raw / 60TB usable

QS 5 Image: LG (128TB)
HDD + SSD
iSCSI

NFS / CIFS /SMB
Server Virtualization / VDI

Database Storage
* Intel Xeon Dual E5-2650 / 36 x LFF bay server
* 128GB ECC RAM
* 2 x 960GB SATA SSDs (RAID1/boot)
* 20 x 6TB Enterprise SATA HDD (data)
* 2 x 960GB Enterprise SATA SSD (write log)
* 2 x 10 Gbps Redundant Private Network Uplinks
View Design
120TB raw / 80TB usable

QS 5 Image: LG (128TB)
HDD + SSD
iSCSI

NFS / CIFS /SMB
NAS Archive

Disk-to-Disk Backup

Data Analytics
* Intel Xeon Dual E5-2650 / 36 x LFF bay server
* 128GB ECC RAM
* 2 x 960GB SATA SSDs (RAID1/boot)
* 12 x 10TB Enterprise SATA HDD (data)
* 2 x 960GB Enterprise SATA SSD (write log)
* 2 x 10 Gbps Redundant Private Network Uplinks
View Design
240TB raw / 160TB usable

QS 5 Image: XL (256TB)
HDD + SSD
iSCSI

NFS / CIFS /SMB
NAS Archive

Disk-to-Disk Backup

Data Analytics
* Intel Xeon Dual E5-2650 / 36 x LFF bay server
* 256GB ECC RAM
* 2 x 960GB SATA SSDs (RAID1/boot)
* 24 x 10TB Enterprise SATA HDD (data)
* 2 x 960GB Enterprise SATA SSD (write log)
* 2 x 10 Gbps Redundant Private Network Uplinks
View Design
360TB raw / 240TB usable

QS 5 Image: 2XL (384TB)
HDD + SSD
iSCSI

NFS / CIFS /SMB
NAS Archive

Disk-to-Disk Backup

Data Analytics
* Intel Xeon Dual E5-2650 / 36 x LFF bay server
* 256GB ECC RAM
* 2 x 960GB SATA SSDs (RAID1/boot)
* 30 x 12TB Enterprise SATA HDD (data)
* 2 x 960GB Enterprise SATA SSD (write log)
* 2 x 10 Gbps Redundant Private Network Uplinks
View Design

SAN/NAS - ALL-FLASH SOLUTIONS

Capacity
Media Type
Protocol Support
Workload
Bill of Materials
Design
46TB raw / 23TB usable

QS 5 Image: MD (48TB)
SSD
iSCSI

NFS / CIFS /SMB
Server Virtualization / VDI

Database Storage
* Intel Xeon Dual E5-2650 / 36 x LFF bay server
* 128GB ECC RAM
* 2 x 960GB SATA SSDs (RAID1/boot)
* 22 x 1.9TB Enterprise SATA SSD (data)
* 2 x 10 Gbps Redundant Private Network Uplinks
View Design
122TB raw / 61TB usable

QS 5 Image: LG (128TB)
SSD
iSCSI

NFS / CIFS /SMB
Server Virtualization / VDI
Database Storage
NAS Archive
Disk-to-Disk Backup
Data Analytics
* Intel Xeon Dual E5-2650 / 36 x LFF bay server
* 128GB ECC RAM
* 2 x 960GB SATA SSDs (RAID1/boot)
* 32 x 3.8TB Enterprise SATA SSD (data)
* 2 x 10 Gbps Redundant Private Network Uplinks
View Design

Quick Configuration Steps

Step One: Storage Management Tab → Controllers & Enclosures → Right-click Controller → Configure Pass-thru devices → Select all → Click OK
Step Two: Storage Management Tab → Storage Pools → Click OK

For iSCSI Block Storage Provisioning:

  • Storage Management Tab → Hosts → Right-click Host → [[Block_Storage_Provisioning#Assign_Volume|Assign Volumes → Select volumes → Click OK]

For NFS/SMB File Storage Provisioning:

Multi-site Storage Management

Add additional drives to expand capacity. Additional systems may be added to a given QuantaStor Storage Grid for easy management of all systems across IBM data centers. OSNEXUS recommends provisioning 36 bay servers as expansion disk-enclosures are not available as an add-on after the initial server provisioning.