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EMC VNX5100 Overview

The VNX5100 is designed for the entry-to-mid-tier space. This model provides block-only services, supports the Fibre Channel protocol for host connectivity, and utilizes a DPE form factor.

Entry-level SAN storage with unsurpassed simplicity and efficiency, optimized for virtual applications. With the VNX5100, you’ll achieve new levels of performance, protection, compliance, and ease of management.

The VNX Operating Environment system software delivers high-performance capacity optimization. EMC Unisphere is an extensible, unified management platform with an intuitive user interface for managing storage on VNXe, VNX, CLARiiON, Celerra, and EMC RecoverPoint SE systems.

EMC VNX5100 Key Features Include:

  • Affordable: Easy-to-use Fibre Channel storage for small to medium-sized businesses and branch offices at an affordable price.
  • Optimized: Optimize for virtual applications with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V integration. You’ll triple the speed of virtualized SQL and Oracle workloads and boot up to 1,000 virtual desktops in fewer than 8 minutes.
  • High Performance:Take advantage of Flash-optimized performance using Flash drives for extendable cache.

EMC VNX5100 Pricing, Maintenance & Support, Installation

Vilis Systems offers the best deals on the EMC VNX5100 unified storage system. Either click on the Price Quote or Support Quote buttons above, or call us at 952-314-5905 to get assistance from one of our solution architects today. If you’re looking to sell your EMC VNX5100, we have a great asset recovery program to help you get the most out of your idle IT storage equipment. We offer EMC VNX5100 Support & Maintenance for hardware you already own and newly purchased equipment from Vilis Systems for up to 5 years. Our EMC experts are also able to help you with the installation of any EMC VNX solution.

VNX5100 Unified Storage Family

The EMC VNX series unified storage systems deliver uncompromising scalability and flexibility for the mid-tier while providing market-leading simplicity and efficiency to minimize total cost of ownership. The VNX family (Figure 1) includes the VNX series and the VNXe series.

VNX5100 Unified Storage Family

Figure 1. Models in the VNX family

Based on the powerful new family of Intel Xeon-5600 processors, the EMC VNX implements a modular architecture that integrates hardware components for block, file, and object with concurrent support for native NAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and FCoE protocols. The series delivers file (NAS) functionality via two-to-eight X-blade data movers and block (iSCI, FCoE, and FC) storage via dual storage processors leveraging full 6 Gb SAS disk drive topology. You can also start with block or file functionality and easily upgrade to unified when needed.

EMC VNX5100 Technical Specifications:

  • Intel Xeon 5600 processor
  • Maximum of 75 drives
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • RAID 0,1,10,3,5,6
  • Maximum of 225 TB of raw capacity

EMC VNX5100 Details:

The VNX5100 model uses a 1.6GHz, two-core Xeon 5600 processor with 4GB of RAM and a maximum of 75 drives with the following host connectivity option: FC. This model does not accept any UltraFlex I/O modules and, as such, only supports four Fibre Channel onboard ports for host connectivity. Note – The systems ship with only 2 SFPs per SP in mezzanine ports 2-3.

This model uses a DPE that is available in 15 x 3.5″ drive or 25 x 2.5″ drive form factors. Seen in Figures 2 and 3 respectively. It includes four onboard 8Gb/s Fibre Channel ports and two 6Gb/s SAS ports for backend connectivity on each storage processor. A micro-DB9 port and service LAN port are available. EMC service personnel use these ports to connect to the VNX.

EMC VNX5100 15 x 3.5 inch DPE

Figure 2. EMC VNX5100 15 x 3.5″ DPE

EMC VNX5100 25 x 2.5 inch DPE

Figure 3. EMC VNX5100 25 x 2.5″ DPE