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Supermicro NexentaStor Solutions

Solution Overview

Supermicro and Nexenta storage solutions allow enterprise IT departments to transform their storage infrastructure, increase flexibility and agility, simplify management and dramatically reduce costs without compromising availability, reliability, or functionality.

Running on world-class server hardware, Supermicro and NexentaStor storage solutions deliver unified file and block storage services, and extremely powerful data protection capabilities.

Supermicro and NexentaStor storage solutions are ideally suited to support demanding enterprise applications in physical or virtual infrastructure, high performance media applications, and large-scale archive repositories.

Nexenta overview
Nexenta NexCluster

Industry Leading Storage Server Hardware

  • X11 / X10 platforms with strong expansion capability
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor or Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family processing power
  • Broadcom SAS3 HBA and dual channel expander backplanes
  • Multiple 10G or FC Ports for high IOPS and throughput
  • High density, high performance JBOD design
  • Titanium Level power efficiency (96%)

Unified File and Block Services

  • 10GbE NFSv3, NFSv4
  • 10GbE CIFS, SMB 2.1, SMB 3
  • 10GbE iSCSI
  • 8Gbps/16Gbps Fibre Channel

Data Availability and Integrity

  • Active/Active controllers
  • ZFS 256-bit block level checksums
  • RAID 10 and multi-parity software RAID (Z, Z2, Z3)
  • Asynchronous replication

Data Services and Optimization

  • Flash and HDD hybrid pools
  • ZFS Copy On Write
  • Unlimited writable snapshots
  • Thin provisioning
  • Inline data de-duplication and compression

Scalability and Management

  • 20TB to 5.7PB raw capacity
  • CLI and Web UI
  • SNMP and REST API

Supermicro Total Solutions for Nexenta

Supermicro offers Nexenta Software-Defined Storage based solutions in both self-contained and configurable reference architectures. View the below two sections for more details on different options available for your storage needs.

Simple, Scalable, High-Availability Storage Designed for Seamless "Out-of-the Box" Deployments

The Unified Storage Solution is fully tested, validated, and easy to deploy, manage and support storage solution. This purpose-built, small form factor cluster delivers enterprise grade, full featured unified file and block storage services and brings all the benefits of Software-Defined Storage, including flexibility and lower total cost of ownership.

The Unified Storage Solution comes in seven base High-Availability configurations including all-flash (2U), hybrid and archive (4U). These configurations were specifically designed to support your high performance databases, business-critical virtualized environments, generic file servers and near-line archive use cases.

The solution comes with installation services and a 3-year service agreement from Supermicro for the complete solution.

See the below chart or visit the datasheet for more details, click here.

Nexenta Chart

Supermicro and Nexenta X11 & X10 Reference Architectures (RAs) are based on the powerful Supermicro 2U Ultra server as the head node and the high-density dual channel SAS3 JBODs as storage shelves. Supermicro 2U Ultra server platforms are designed for extreme performance, capacity and expandability. With superb chassis and thermal design, Ultra can support the highest TDP for Xeon processors (205W TDP), extremely large memory (3TB maximum) and can handle multiple (8x PCI-E slots) SAS HBAs, 10G NIC and FC adapters with ease. Ultra is also built with Titanium level (96%) power supplies with maximum power efficiency.

See the below chart or visit the datasheet for more details, click here.

  NSM-H-2x24-X11 NSM-H-1x44-X11 NSM-H-2x44-X11 NSM-H-4x44-X11 NSM-H-6x44-X11
Raw Capacity Up to 110TB Up to 504TB Up to 984TB Up to 2,040TB Up to 3,096TB
Form Factor (total) 8U 8U 12U 20U 28U
Software NexentaStor 5.x or above
Protocol NFS v3, v4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, FC, iSCSI
Client OS RHEL, Windows, VMware, Hyper-V, OpenStack, Citrix Xen
Controller 2x SYS-6029U-NEX1 2x SYS-6029U-NEX3
CPU Intel 4114, 2.2GHz, 10-core, 2-socket Intel 6128, 3.4GHz, 6-core, 2-socket
Memory per Controller 192GB 384GB
Boot Drive 2TB (2x 1TB SAS 7.2k 3.5")
L2ARC n/a n/a 2x 400GB SSD (3 DWPD)
ZIL/SLOG 2x 200GB SSD (25 DPWD) 4x 200GB SSD (25 DPWD)
SAS HBA per Controller 2x AOC-SAS3-9300-8e 1x AOC-SAS3-9300-8e 2x AOC-SAS3-9300-8e 2x AOC-SAS3-9305-16e 3x AOC-SAS3-9305-16e
NIC (Optional) 2 port 10GbE: AOC-STGN-i2S or AOC-STG-i2T
4 port 10GbE: AOC-STG-i4S
2 port 25GbE: AOC-S25G-i2S
2 port 40GbE: AOC-S40G-i2Q
Storage Enclosure 2x CSE-216BE2C-R741JBOD (24-bay) 1x CSE-847E2C-R1K28JBOD (44-bay) 2x CSE-847E2C-R1K28JBOD (44-bay) 4x CSE-847E2C-R1K28JBOD (44-bay) 6x CSE-847E2C-R1K28JBOD (44-bay)
Data Drive 2.5" 10K SAS HDD – 1.2 TB
2.5" 10K SAS HDD – 1.8 TB
2.5" 7.2K SAS HDD – 2 TB
2.5" 10K SAS HDD – 2.4 TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 2TB
3.5"; 7.2k SAS HDD – 4TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 6TB
3.5"; 7.2k SAS HDD – 8TB
3.5"; 7.2k SAS HDD – 10TB
3.5"; 7.2k SAS HDD – 12TB
Data Drive Qty 46 42 82 170 258
  NSM-H-1x60-X11 NSM-H-2x60-X11 NSM-H-3x60-X11 NSM-H-4x60-X11
Raw Capacity Up to 696TB Up to 1,368TB Up to 2,088TB Up to 2,808TB
Form Factor (total) 8U 12U 16U 20U
Software NexentaStor 5.x or above
Protocol NFS v3, v4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, FC, iSCSI
Client OS RHEL, Windows, VMware, Hyper-V, OpenStack, Citrix Xen
Controller 2x SYS-6029U-NEX3
CPU Intel 6128, 3.4GHz, 6-core, 2-socket
Memory per Controller 384GB
Boot Drive 2TB (2x 1TB SAS 7.2k 3.5")
L2ARC n/a 2x 400GB SSD (3 DWPD)
ZIL/SLOG 2x 200GB SSD (25 DPWD) 4x 200GB SSD (25 DPWD)
SAS HBA per Controller 1x AOC-SAS3-9300-8e 2x AOC-SAS3-9300-8e 2x AOC-SAS3-9305-16e
NIC (Optional) 2 port 10GbE: AOC-STGN-i2S or AOC-STG-i2T
4 port 10GbE: AOC-STG-i4S
2 port 25GbE: AOC-S25G-i2S
2 port 40GbE: AOC-S40G-i2Q
Storage Enclosure 1x CSE-946SE2C-R1K66JBOD (60-bay) 2x CSE-946SE2C-R1K66JBOD (60-bay) 3x CSE-946SE2C-R1K66JBOD (60-bay) 4x CSE-946SE2C-R1K66JBOD (60-bay)
Data Drive 3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 2TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 4TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 6TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 8TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 10TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 12TB
Data Drive Qty 58 114 174 234
  NSM-H-1x90-X11 NSM-H-2x90-X11 NSM-H-3x90-X11 NSM-H-4x90-X11
Raw Capacity Up to 1,044TB Up to 2,088TB Up to 3,096TB Up to 4,176TB
Form Factor(totah) 8U 12U 16U 20U
Software NexentaStor 5.x or above
Protocol NFS v3, v4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, FC, iSCSI
Client OS RHEL, Windows, VMware, Hyper-V, OpenStack, Citrix Xen
Controller 2x SYS-6029U-NEX3
CPU Intel 6128, 3.4GHz, 6-core, 2-socket
Memory per Controller 384GB
Boot Drive 2TB (2x 1TB SAS 7.2k 3.5")
L2ARC 1x 400GB SSD (3 DWPD) 2x 400GB SSD (3 DWPD) 4x 400GB SSD (3 DWPD)
ZIL/SLOG 2x 200GB SSD (25 DPWD) 4x 200GB SSD (25 DPWD) 8x 200GB SSD (25 DPWD)
SAS HBA per Controller 1x AOC-SAS3-9300-8e 2x AOC-SAS3-9300-8e 2x AOC-SAS3-9305-16e
NIC (Optional) 2 port 10GbE: AOC-STGN-i2S or AOC-STG-i2T
4 port 10GbE: AOC-STG-i4S
2 port 25GbE: AOC-S25G-i2S
2 port 40GbE: AOC-S40G-i2Q
Storage Enclosure 1x CSE-946ED-R2KJBOD
(90-bay)
2x CSE-946ED-R2KJBOD
(90-bay)
3x CSE-946ED-R2KJBOD
(90-bay)
4x CSE-946ED-R2KJBOD
(90-bay)
Data Drive 3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 2TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 4TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 6TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 8TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 10TB
3.5" 7.2k SAS HDD – 12TB
Data Drive Qty 87 174 258 348

 

  NSM-20-X10 NSM-54-X10 NSM-82-X10 NSM-166-X10 NSM-198S-X10 NSM-216A-X10
SMC NexentaStor SKU SRS-NSM020-SN0B-01 SRS-NSM054-HA2B-01 SRS-NSM082-HA1B-01 SRS-NSM166-HA2B-01 SRS-NSM198S-SNOB-01 SRS-NSM216A-SNOB-01
Raw Capacity 20TB 54TB 82TB 166TB 198TB 216TB
Form Factor (total system) 2U 8U 8U 12U 4U 4U
10GbE port 2 4 4 2 2 8
Software NexentaStor 5.x
Protocol NFS v3, v4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, SMB 3, FC, iSCSI
Client OS RHEL, Windows, VMware, Hyper-V, OpenStack, Citrix Xen
Controller 1x SYS-6028U-NEX3 2x SYS-6028U-NEX3 1x SSG-6048R-NEX3
CPU E5-2620 v4 2.1GHz, 8-core E5-2620 v4 2.1GHz, 8-core
Memory (total system) 96GB (12x 8GB) 192GB (24x 8GB) 128GB (16x 8GB)
Boot Drive 2TB (2x 1TB SAS 7.2k 3.5)
L2ARC N/A 400GB SSD (1x 400GB) 400GB SSD (1x 400GB)
ZIL/SLOG N/A 2x 200GB SSD 2x 200GB SSD 4x 200GB SSD 2x 200GB SSD
SAS HBA per node 2x AOC-S3008L-L8e 1x AOC-SAS3-9300-8e 2x AOC-SAS3-9300-8e 2x AOC-S3008L-L8e
NIC per node 1x AOC-STGN-I2S or AOC-STG-I2T
Storage Enclosure N/A 2x CSE-216BE2C-R741JBOD 24x 2.5" 1x CSE-847E2C-R1K28JBOD 44x 3.5" 2x CSE-847E2C-R1K28JBOD 44x 3.5" N/A
Data Drive 2TB SAS 7.2k 3.5" 1.2TB, 1.8TB  SAS 10k 2.5";
2.0TB SAS 7.2k 2.5"
2TB,  4TB,  6TB,  8TB, or 10TB SAS HDD 7.2k 3.5"
Data Drive Qty 10 45 41 83 33 36
  NSM-340-X10 NSM-508-X10 NSM-1408-X10 NSM-3744-X10 NSM-3840-X10 NSM-5760-X10
SMC NexentaStor SKU SRS-NSM340-HA4B-01 SRS-NSM508-HA6B-01 SRS-NS1408-HA8B-01 SRS-NS3744-HA8B-01 SRS-NS3840-HA8B-01 SRS-NS5760-HA8B-01
Raw Capacity 340TB 508TB 1408TB 3744TB 3840TB 5760TB
Form Factor (total system) 20U 28U 36U 36U 36U 36U
10GbE port 8 8 8 8 8 8
Software NexentaStor 5.x
Protocol NFS v3, v4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, SMB 3, FC, iSCSI
Client OS RHEL, Windows, VMware, Hyper-V, OpenStack, Citrix Xen
Controller 2x SYS-6028U-NEX4
CPU E5-2643 v4 3.4GHz, 6-core
Memory (total system) 512GB (32x 16GB)
Boot Drive 2TB (2x 1TB SAS 7.2k 3.5)
L2ARC 800GB SSD (2x 400GB) N/A 800GB SSD (2x 400GB) N/A N/A
ZIL/SLOG 4x 200GB SSD 8x 200GB SSD N/A 4x 200GB SSD 8x 200GB SSD N/A
SAS HBA per node 2x AOC-SAS3-9300-16e 3x AOC-SAS3-9300-16e 4x AOC-SAS3-9300-16e
NIC per node 2x AOC-STGN-I2S or AOC-STG-I2T
Storage Enclosure 4x CSE-847E2C-R1K28JBOD 44x 3.5" 6x CSE-847E2C-R1K28JBOD 44x 3.5" 8x CSE-847E2C-R1K28JBOD 44x 3.5" 8x CSE-946SE2C-R1K66JBOD 60x 3.5" 8x CSE-946SE2C-R1K66JBOD 60x 3.5" 8x CSE-946ED-R2KJBOD 90x 3.5"
Data Drive 2TB,  4TB,  6TB,  8TB, or 10TB SAS HDD 7.2k 3.5"
Data Drive Qty 170 254 352 468 480 720

Below are the hardware solutions that support the above RAs.

Certified Storage Head Node (Controller) X11 / X10 Specifications

  • Dual Socket P (LGA 3647) support: 2nd Gen. Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors; dual UPI up to 10.4GT/s
  • 24 DIMMs; up to 6TB 3DS ECC DDR4-2933 MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM
  • Supports Intel® Optane™ DCPMM*
  • 4 Hot-swap 3.5" drive bays
  • 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16 (FH, 10.5" L), 2 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (1 LP, 1 LP internal)
  • 4x 1GbE ports
  • 1 Dedicated IPMI port, 2 VGA (1 rear, 1 onboard), 1 Serial
  • 3 USB 3.0 (2 rear, 1 Type A)
  • 8 heavy duty fans w/ optimal fan speed control
  • 750W Redundant Platinum Level Power Supplies

*Contact your Supermicro sales rep for more info.

  • Dual Socket P (LGA 3647) support: 2nd Gen. Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors; 3 UPI up to 10.4GT/s
  • 24 Hot-swap 2.5" SAS3/SATA3 drive bays
  • SAS3 via Broadcom 3108 AOC
  • 16 DIMMs; up to 4TB 3DS ECC DDR4-2933 MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM
  • Supports Intel® Optane™ DCPMM*
  • 3 PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4 PCI-E 3.0 x8; Dual JBOD Expansion ports (slot 2 & 3 occupied by controller and JBOD expansion port)
  • 2x 10GBase-T ports via Intel X722 + PHY Intel X557, 1 Dedicated IPMI port
  • 1 VGA, 1 COM, 3 USB 3.0, 1 Type A
  • 3 Hot-swap 8cm redundant PWM cooling fans
  • 1200W Redundant Titanium Level (96%) Power Supplies

*Contact your Supermicro sales rep for more info.

  • Dual Socket P (LGA 3647) support: 2nd Gen. Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors; dual UPI up to 10.4GT/s
  • 12 Hot-swap 3.5" Drive Bays: 12 SAS3 via opt. AOC (4 hybrid ports - opt. 4 NVMe)
  • Up to 6TB ECC 3DS LRDIMM or RDIMM, up to DDR4-2933MHz; 24 DIMM slots
  • Supports Intel® Optane™ DCPMM*
  • 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots (FH, 10.5" L), 4 PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots (FH, 10.5" L), 1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 slot (LP)
  • 4 10GBase-T LAN ports via Intel X710
  • 4 Heavy duty 8cm PWM fans
  • 1000W Redundant Titanium Level (96%) power supplies

*Contact your Supermicro sales rep for more info.

  • Dual Socket R3 (LGA 2011) support: Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4/v3 family; QPI up to 9.6GT/s
  • 24 Hot-swap 3.5" SAS3/SATA3 drive bays, 2 Hot-swap 2.5" drive bays (rear); Cable-arm for second row drives' hot-swap access
  • SAS3 via Broadcom 3008, IT mode controller
  • 24 DIMM slots; up to 3TB ECC 3DS LRDIMM or RDIMM DDR4-2400MHz
  • 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16 and 1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots
  • I/O: SIOM for flexible networking options, 2 USB 3.0
  • System management: Built-in Server management tool (IPMI 2.0, KVM/media over LAN) with dedicated LAN port
  • 5 Hot-swap 80mm redundant PWM cooling fans
  • 1600W Redundant Titanium Level (96%) Power Supplies
  • Dual socket R3 (LGA 2011) supports Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4/v3 family; QPI up to 9.6GT/s
  • 12 Hot-swap 3.5" Drive Bays: 10 SATA3 ports by default; Optional drive support: 12 SAS3
  • Up to 3TB ECC LRDIMM, 1.5TB ECC RDIMM/LRDIMM; up to DDR4 2400MHz, 24x DIMM slots
  • 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot (FH, 10.5" L), 7 PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots (5 FH, 10.5" L, 1 LP, 1 Internal LP)
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 1x dedicated IPMI LAN port
  • 4 heavy duty fans with optimal fan speed control
  • 1000W Redundant Titanium Level (96%) power supplies
  • Dual socket R3 (LGA 2011) supports Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4/v3 family; QPI up to 9.6GT/s
  • 36 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bay with SES3, rear 2 2.5" hot-swap drive bay
  • Up to 2TB ECC 3DS LRDIMM, up to DDR4 2400MHz; 16x DIMM slots
  • 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot (FH, 10.5" L), 6 PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots
  • 2 10GBASE-T ports and 1 dedicated IPMI LAN port
  • 7 heavy duty fans with optimal fan speed control
  • 1280W Redundant Platinum Level (95%) + Super Quiet power supplies with PMbus

Certified Storage Shelf (JBOD) Specifications

  • 90 Hot-swap Top-load 3.5" or 2.5" SAS3 drive bays
  • Hot-swap dual SAS3 expanders with redundant BMC
  • 8 Mini-SAS HD ports for Internal / External Cascading Expander Combination for high performance, high availability or high redundancy requirements
  • Tool-less HDD tray with HDD LED indicator
  • 5 Heavy duty 80mm fans with PWM fan speed control
  • 4x 1000W Redundant Titanium Level (96%) Power Supplies
  • 60 Hot-swap Top-load 3.5" SAS3 drive bays
  • Dual Expander Backplane Boards supporting SAS3 HDDs with 12Gb/s throughput
  • 8 Mini-SAS HD ports for Internal / External Cascading Expander Combination for high performance, high availability or high redundancy requirements
  • Tool-less HDD tray with HDD LED indicator
  • 5 Redundant Hot-swap 80mm (rear) cooling fans
  • 1600W Redundant (1+1) Platinum Level power supplies
  • 24 Hot-swap 2.5" SAS3 drive bays
  • Dual Expander Backplane Boards supporting SAS3 HDDs with 12Gb/s throughput
  • 8 Mini-SAS HD ports for Internal / External Cascading Expander Combination for high performance, high availability or high redundancy requirements
  • 1 IPMI port for Remote System Power on/off, wake-on-LAN and system monitoring
  • Support NTP for time synchronization & RTC battery backup
  • 3 High efficient Hot-swap 80mm fans for best system cooling
  • 740W Redundant (1+1) Platinum level (95%) power supplies
  • 44 (24 front + 20 rear) Hot-swap 3.5" SAS3 drive bays
  • Dual Expander Backplane Boards supporting SAS3 HDDs with 12Gb/s throughput
  • JBOD Power Control Board with IPMI for remote monitor and power on-off; Internal Connection Cables Included
  • 8 External mini SAS HD (SFF 8644) connectivity and IPMI RJ45 port
  • Palletized packaging for easy shipping and handling
  • 7 Redundant Hot-swap 8cm (middle) cooling fans
  • 1280W Redundant (1+1) Platinum Level power supplies with PMBus

Supermicro Services

Supermicro Services Service Description
SFT-NX-PNHACLUS Supermicro-Nexenta HA Cluster Plug License: Allow for the use of two NexentaStor instances for active / active failover in front of shared storage. To purchase this service requires Gold support.
SFT-NX-ENG1TB Supermicro-Nexenta License: Manage up to 1TB with 1-Year Gold Support
SVC-NX-SVCPS0120 Supermicro-Nexenta Service: Remote Installation of two Instances in the HA Configuration
SRS-INTSRV-10SN-SM-01 Rack Integration Service
Software Installation
Standard Software Integration Testing Services
Racking & Cabling (with 3rd party switches)
Racking & Cabling Engineering Drawing
Shipping Out Packaging
OS4HR3/OSNBD3 3-year onsite 24x7x4 service / 3-year onsite next business day service
 OSINTS Onsite Integration Services
Onsite Survey
Onsite logistics
Racking & Cabling (with 3rd party switches)
Racking & Cabling Engineering Drawing
Releasing (Test included)

* Please consult with Supermicro-Nexenta Solution TAM Team for all Nexenta-related solutions. Any parts purchased individually without full testing and certification may not be fit for Nexenta Solutions. Please be advised to purchase the right services and warranty above for Nexenta-related products to avoid the compatibility issues. Please also note not every service above is mandatory. Supermicro solution team is willing to help you build the right solutions anytime.