Veritas NetBackup™ 5230 Appliance and Storage Shelf Product Description

  • Modified Date: 2017-08-17

About the appliance

The NetBackup 5230 appliance and the Storage Shelf provide complete deduplication and backup solutions. This document describes the major hardware aspects of these devices. This document is available to the general public.

Table: Appliance features lists the features of the product.

Table: Appliance features

Feature

Description

Space reduction

The deduplication engine provides up to 100 times reduction in storage. The client-side plug-in provides similar levels of bandwidth reduction.

Scalable architecture

Due to fingerprinting and RAID redundancy, the overall storage capabilities are not a simple multiplication of the disk size and the total number of disks.

See About storage capacity.

High availability

Supports the redundant hot-swappable disks and power modules.

Easy management

Provides separate out-of-band management network interfaces. You can remotely turn on, turn off, and reset appliances through the network.

Supports remotely configuring and managing the appliances through KVM over IP.

Supports the SNMP traps and automatically reports alarms.

Supports reporting the disk information through the out-of-band management channel.

System memory configuration (DIMMS)

64 GB, up to a maximum of 192 GBs

Note:

You can purchase additional 64-GB memory kits to maximize the amount of memory in the NetBackup 5230 Appliance. You can also use the memory kits to increase the appliance memory when you add an optional storage shelf to the system.

RAID levels

RAID 1 (standard mirroring) and RAID 6 (block level striping with double distributed parity) are used as follows:

  • Appliance system disks: RAID 1

  • Appliance storage disks: RAID 6

  • Storage shelf data storage disks: RAID 6

Note:

The disk drives in the appliance are pre-formatted before the appliance is shipped. These drives should not be moved into different slots or otherwise rearranged.

Performance and capacity

  • Supports the high-performance processors with low-power consumption.

  • Provides the high-capacity intra-appliance switching bandwidths and high I/O throughput.

  • Usable capacity can be any combination of up to 144 TB deduplication pool or 148 TB AdvancedDisk pool (non-deduplicated storage).

    Refer to the following section for capacity details.

    See About storage capacity.

  • Processor - two 6-core 2.5GHz E5-2620 CPUs

  • An appliance with 4-TBs of internal storage and zero storage shelves contains eight 8Gb DIMMs.

  • An appliance with 14-TBs of internal storage and zero storage shelves contains eight 8Gb DIMMs.

  • An appliance with 4-TBs of internal storage and one or more storage shelves contains sixteen 8Gb DIMMs.

  • An appliance with 14-TBs of internal storage and one or more storage shelves contains sixteen 8Gb DIMMs.

Fibre Channel support

The NetBackup 5230 appliance can be ordered with up to five FC HBA cards preinstalled. A 10Gb Ethernet card can also be ordered and preinstalled.

Rear panel ports

Two SAS ports that connect to the storage shelf

One 1 Gb/s IPMI remote management network port

One VGA port

Three USB 2.0 ports

Four 1Gb Ethernet network ports, each with link and activity LEDs.

Two 10Gb Ethernet network ports, each with link and activity LEDs. These ports support fiber cabling and copper cabling. Two 10GBASE-SR (Short Range) SFP+ transceivers ship with each server. The customer can use these connectors. Alternately, customers can provide 10GBASE-LR (Long Range) transceivers or twin-ax copper cables depending on their network environment. Contact Technical Support for more information.

The appliance can be ordered with several combinations of SAS RAID cards, Fibre Channel cards, and 10Gb Ethernet cards installed.

See About the NetBackup 5230 rear panel configurations.

The technical specification section contains dimensions and weights for both types of devices.

See About storage capacity.

About the appliance

The NetBackup 5230 appliance and the Storage Shelf provide complete deduplication and backup solutions. This document describes the major hardware aspects of these devices. This document is available to the general public.

Table: Appliance features lists the features of the product.

Table: Appliance features

Feature

Description

Space reduction

The deduplication engine provides up to 100 times reduction in storage. The client-side plug-in provides similar levels of bandwidth reduction.

Scalable architecture

Due to fingerprinting and RAID redundancy, the overall storage capabilities are not a simple multiplication of the disk size and the total number of disks.

See About storage capacity.

High availability

Supports the redundant hot-swappable disks and power modules.

Easy management

Provides separate out-of-band management network interfaces. You can remotely turn on, turn off, and reset appliances through the network.

Supports remotely configuring and managing the appliances through KVM over IP.

Supports the SNMP traps and automatically reports alarms.

Supports reporting the disk information through the out-of-band management channel.

System memory configuration (DIMMS)

64 GB, up to a maximum of 192 GBs

Note:

You can purchase additional 64-GB memory kits to maximize the amount of memory in the NetBackup 5230 Appliance. You can also use the memory kits to increase the appliance memory when you add an optional storage shelf to the system.

RAID levels

RAID 1 (standard mirroring) and RAID 6 (block level striping with double distributed parity) are used as follows:

  • Appliance system disks: RAID 1

  • Appliance storage disks: RAID 6

  • Storage shelf data storage disks: RAID 6

Note:

The disk drives in the appliance are pre-formatted before the appliance is shipped. These drives should not be moved into different slots or otherwise rearranged.

Performance and capacity

  • Supports the high-performance processors with low-power consumption.

  • Provides the high-capacity intra-appliance switching bandwidths and high I/O throughput.

  • Usable capacity can be any combination of up to 144 TB deduplication pool or 148 TB AdvancedDisk pool (non-deduplicated storage).

    Refer to the following section for capacity details.

    See About storage capacity.

  • Processor - two 6-core 2.5GHz E5-2620 CPUs

  • An appliance with 4-TBs of internal storage and zero storage shelves contains eight 8Gb DIMMs.

  • An appliance with 14-TBs of internal storage and zero storage shelves contains eight 8Gb DIMMs.

  • An appliance with 4-TBs of internal storage and one or more storage shelves contains sixteen 8Gb DIMMs.

  • An appliance with 14-TBs of internal storage and one or more storage shelves contains sixteen 8Gb DIMMs.

Fibre Channel support

The NetBackup 5230 appliance can be ordered with up to five FC HBA cards preinstalled. A 10Gb Ethernet card can also be ordered and preinstalled.

Rear panel ports

Two SAS ports that connect to the storage shelf

One 1 Gb/s IPMI remote management network port

One VGA port

Three USB 2.0 ports

Four 1Gb Ethernet network ports, each with link and activity LEDs.

Two 10Gb Ethernet network ports, each with link and activity LEDs. These ports support fiber cabling and copper cabling. Two 10GBASE-SR (Short Range) SFP+ transceivers ship with each server. The customer can use these connectors. Alternately, customers can provide 10GBASE-LR (Long Range) transceivers or twin-ax copper cables depending on their network environment. Contact Technical Support for more information.

The appliance can be ordered with several combinations of SAS RAID cards, Fibre Channel cards, and 10Gb Ethernet cards installed.

See About the NetBackup 5230 rear panel configurations.

The technical specification section contains dimensions and weights for both types of devices.

See About storage capacity.

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