When the internal hard drive storage capacity
of your PRIMERGY server nears its limits, the
external PRIMERGY SX40 storage subsystem
easily extends its capacity to meet your growing
business needs. This storage subsystem
incorporates up to 12 SAS or S-ATA hard
drives which offer a total maximum capacity
of 9 TB in a compact 2U chassis.
Using a SAS RAID controller in the PRIMERGY
server, the drives in the FibreCAT SX40 can
be configured in to a wide variety of RAID
array types. Additionally, up to 3 FibreCAT
SX40 storage subsystems can be cascaded
together via the second SAS x4 link,
permitting expansion to a maximum of
27 TB of external hard drive capacity.
In the FibreCAT SX40 storage subsystem, the active components (hot-plug hard drives and hot-plug power supply modules) can be replaced while the server is running. The redundant hot-plug power supply units can be connected with phase redundancy via separate power lines. Optimum and secure cooling of the hard drives is ensured by 2 independent fans in each power supply unit. The FibreCAT SX40 storage subsystem provides information on its operating status and the most important internal modules, as well as hard drives and power supplies via LED displays on the front panel.
Easy to Manage
The FibreCAT SX40 is designed to be easy to manage throughout its entire lifecycle. For easy RAID array setup and configuration, Fujitsu offers Server View RAID. This tool provides a uniform management interface for all PRIMERGY RAID solutions. The FibreCAT SX40 storage subsystem has powerful remote monitoring capabilities that alert to any potential hardware issue. This information is fully integrated into the PRIMERGY Server View Suite—the PRIMERGY server management platform. Through the PRIMERGY Server View Suite the administrator can monitor a variety of aspects of the storage subsystem’s health. Sensors monitor the temperature of the entire subsystem as well as subcomponents such as hard drives, power supply units, the integrated fans and the I/O module. Power status of redundant power supplies and cooling fans are also monitored. Most importantly, the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) standard enables the hard drives to autonomously check their operating status and report potential errors in proactively. These powerful capabilities help you solve problems before they cause downtime.
Quality and Reliability
Fujitsu is a worldwide leader in the Intel, Linux, and UNIX® architecture servers with industry leading reliability and extensive availability features. The close integration between Fujitsu design, manufacturing, and service engineers creates some of the highest quality products in the server market. With global support capabilities, Fujitsu offers complete solutions that will allow us to meet all your present and future needs.