EMC VNXe3100 - 1.8TB - Unified Storage System

Mfg. Part: V211S04A12PS | CDW Part: 2286657 | UNSPSC: 43201835
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  • 12-Bay
  • 1.8TB (installed)
  • Includes: (6) 300GB SAS hard drives
  • Integrated file (CIFS / NFS) and block (iSCSI) functionality
  • 6Gb/s SAS back-end infrastructure
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • 12-Bay
  • 1.8TB (installed)
  • Includes: (6) 300GB SAS hard drives
  • Integrated file (CIFS / NFS) and block (iSCSI) functionality
  • 6Gb/s SAS back-end infrastructure
An affordable unified storage platform for smaller businesses. The VNXe Series gives you automated, application-ready storage with solution-focused software that’s easy to manage, provision, and protect. VNXe....Plug and play, Works on any IP net, Up and running quickly, Easier than ever

Designed for the IT generalists, the VNXe series enables complete storage consolidation with advanced file and block functionality as well as a simple, application-centric approach to managing shared storage. The VNXe series provides significant advancements in simplicity, efficiency, and affordability, including:
Unisphere application-driven wizards, which make VNXe series easy to install, provision, and manage. An online eco-system simplifies maintenance.

A new architecture with integrated file (CIFS, NFS) and block (iSCSI) functionality, and a 6 Gb/s SAS back-end infrastructure.

A small footprint (starts at 2U), with a real-world configuration under $10,000.
A departmental or ROBO platform that can replicate to VNX series in the data center.

Data efficiency services, such as file deduplication/compression and thin provisioning.
Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Bay Provided
Free Qty: 6
Total Qty: 12

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 50 °F

Brand: EMC
Compatibility: PC , Unix
Manufacturer: EMC
Model: 3100
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: EMC VNXe

Interface Provided
Interface (Storage): Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Qty: 2

Purpose Location: Management
Qty: 1

Interface (Storage): Serial Attached SCSI 2

Compliant Standards: AS/NZS 3548 Class A , BSMI Class A , CSA 22.2 No. 60950 , EN 60950 , EN300-386 , EN55022 Class A , EN55024 , ETSI , FCC Class A certified , ICES-003 Class A , ISO 9000 , UL 60950 , VCCI Class A ITE
Height (Rack Units): 2

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.1Q , IEEE 802.3ad (LACP)
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet
Features: DFS support , LDAP support , SNTP support
Host Connectivity (for SD): Gigabit Ethernet
Network Services Compatibility: Microsoft CIFS , Network File System (NFS) , Network Lock Manager (NLM) , Server Message Block (SMB)
Network Transport Protocol: ARP , ICMP/IP , iSCSI , SMB
Remote Management Protocol: NDMP , SNMP
Type: Network adapter

Power Device
Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Type: Internal power supply

Installed Qty: 1
Manufacturer: Intel
Number of Cores: Dual-Core
Type: Xeon

iSCSI support: iSCSI
Network Storage Type: NAS server
Rack-mountable: Rack-mountable
Total Storage Capacity: 1.8 TB
Type: NAS server

Storage Controller
Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps
Interface Type: Serial Attached SCSI 2
RAID Level: RAID 10 , RAID 5 , RAID 6

Storage Hard Drive
Capacity: 300 GB
Interface Type: Serial Attached SCSI 2

Storage Removable
Type: None

System Requirements
Min Operating System: HP-UX , IBM AIX , Microsoft Windows 7 , Microsoft Windows Server 2003 , Microsoft Windows Server 2008 , Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 , Microsoft Windows Vista , Red Hat Enterprise Linux , SunSoft Solaris SPARC Platform Edition 10 , SunSoft Solaris x86 10 , SuSE Linux Enterprise Server , VMware ESX Server

Installed Devices Modules Qty: 6
Supported Devices Modules Qty: 12

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 20 in
Height: 3.4 in
Width: 17.5 in

Expansion Bays
Form Factor: 3.5"
Form Factor (metric): 8.9 cm
Height: 1/3H
Type: Hot-swap

Hard Drive
Buffer Size: 16 MB
Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps
Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
Form Factor (metric): 8.9 cm x 1/3H
Hot-Swap: Hot-swap
Installed Qty: 6
Spindle Speed: 15000 rpm
Type: HDD , Hot-swap

Hard Drive (2nd)
Type: None

Optical Storage
Type: None

Installed Size: 4 GB

Product Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by 8reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by We purchased the VNXe3200 in mid-2015 to replace a failing HP P2000 SAN. The EMC filled the role nicely, and even over 10Gb ISCSI, it performs adequately. I think the interface is fairly dumbed down, and I hate that they require flash to use the web GUI. I also think that their sizing recommendations should take into account that not everyone wants to run RAID5 arrays, even if those RAID5 arrays are broken down into smaller, more-manageable chunks. April 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by We just got this racked and are currently configuring it to run VMware with two Dell host servers and are STOKED! Its a great system.Will update after running it for a good 3-6 months. January 28, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by We purchased a VNXe3200 last fall and deployed it starting in Feb 2015. The performance of the unit seems more than adequate, but the Unisphere web interface provided with it is terribly limited and "dumbed-down" far too much for my tastes. Even the command line shell has been crippled pretty severely. I come from 8 years of operating a Celerra NS20 and having a feature-rich GUI and command line interface on that system with unfettered access to fine-tune the system to my organization's needs.Just one irritating example of the VNXe3200's configuration limits is there is no way to alter the CIFS server comment string. For example, my CIFS server is named "Aries", a nice short sweet name that should show up at the very top of a Windows network browse list. Instead, the systematically-generated string of "EMC-SNAS:T8.0.1.112 (Aries)" is what shows up instead, which is confusing to my end-users. This is controlled by a simple text line in the smb.conf file, but I'm locked out from being able to access or edit that file on the VNXe3200. It would also be stone-simple for EMC to have put a field for a custom server comment string on the Unisphere general settings page that covers configuring a CIFS server, but no such luck.Another example is the inability to change capacity alert levels for a filesystem. I have one particular CIFS share that holds about 1.6TB of shared media files, that will not ever be growing in size... it will remain fixed, yet to keep an endless stream of alert messages from filling up the system alert log, I had to allocate 2.2TB (more than a half-Terabyte than I really need) when I really couldn't care less if this filesystem was over 90% full or not, it's contents remain static. Even though the "thin" option is turned on for this filesystem, the capacity pages plainly states that it is using a full 2.3TB of the storage pool... wasting over a half-TB. Perhaps this is an intentional design to make you to have to buy more disks?Anyway, after living with the VNXe3200 for over half a year now, I am not certain whether I'd consider buying another one unless it was for an organization that only needs simple and basic management features of the box's CIFS sharing. It does do well for hosting iSCSI LUNS however, I have to give it credit for that, so if that's all you intend to do with the box, then I'd give it a thumbs-up. August 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Inherited this, and as much as iSCSI might be a good idea, it's probably a good idea for a different kind of environment. Runs fine, native flash over http interface is a little wonky. Kept us up for a good couple of years, though! September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by At work, our department just inherited one for development purposes and so far it has been very easy to integrate to our Xen and Hyper-V clusters.Great unit. April 23, 2014
Rated 0 out of 5 by Installed back in July/August of 2011 and loved how easy it was to configure with our HA VMWare environment. I like how the unit is redundant in itself. February 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Installed the product 2 months ago and am really happy with the product.There is alot of information that is not readily available to you or is hard to find when purchasing the product.For instance, the flex I/O modules are a seperate purchase, if you buy the sata drives you can only buy them in packs of 6, if you have sata drive you can only use raid 6. the raid level is per 6 disks, meaning that if you have 12 disks, you have 4 disks that are used for parity. That means that if you buy 12 x 2 TB disks, thinking that you have somewhere around 20 TB after you actually only have around 14 TB of usuable space. it would have been nice to get more of that info upfront.That being said it is a nice product that is very easy to use for the IT generalist. January 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by We installed the VNXe 3100 about 2 months ago. It has performed very well. We use it as central stroage for our VMWare environment. It was easy to configure, and the Unisphere interface is very intuitive and easy to navigate.The price point of the VNXe is very good for SMB's like myself. It fit our budget nicely compared to the other vendors out there. I never thought we would be able to have an EMC storage system with our budget, but we do, and I am very happy with the VNXe! July 26, 2011
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