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HDS 5529266-A 4-Port Fibre Channel I/O Module (FED/CHA) for USP-V w/4x 4Gbps SFPs Specifications
HDS Universal Storage Platform V Family Overview
The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V family, the industry’s highest performing and most scalable storage solution, represents the first implementation of a large-scale, enterprise-class virtualization layer combined with thin provisioning software, delivering virtualization of internal and external storage into one pool. Users realize the consolidation benefits of external storage virtualization with the efficiencies, power, and cooling advantages of thin provisioning in one integrated solution.
The Universal Storage Platform V family offers a wide range of storage and data services, including thin provisioning with Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning software, application-centric storage management and logical partitioning, and simplified and unified data replication across heterogeneous storage systems. The Universal Storage Platform V family enables users to deploy applications within a new framework, leverage and add value to current investments, and more closely align IT with business objectives.
The Universal Storage Platform V family is an integral part of the Services Oriented Storage Solutions architecture from Hitachi Data Systems. These storage systems provide the foundation for matching application requirements to different classes of storage and deliver critical services such as:
- Business continuity services
- Content management services (search, indexing)
- Non-disruptive data migration
- Volume management across heterogeneous storage arrays
- Thin provisioning
- Security services (immutability, logging, auditing, data shredding)
- Data de-duplication
- I/O load balancing
- Data classification
- File management services
HDS 5529266-A 4-Port Fibre Channel I/O Module (FED/CHA) for USP-V w/4x 4Gbps SFPs
The Universal Storage Platform V supports all-mainframe, all-open- system, and multiplatform configurations. The front-end directors (FEDs, also called CHAs) process the channel commands from the hosts and manage host access to cache. In the mainframe environment, the front-end directors perform CKD- to-FBA and FBA-to-CKD conversion for the data in cache.
Each front-end director feature (pair of boards) is composed of one type of host channel interface: fibre-channel, FICON, or Extended Serial Adapter (ExSA) (compatible with ESCON protocol). The channel interfaces on each board can transfer data simultaneously and independently.
The fibre-channel FED/CHA features provide data transfer speeds of up to 4 Gbps and can have either 8 or 16 ports per feature (pair of boards). The USP V supports shortwave (multimode) and longwave (single-mode) versions of fibre-channel ports on the same adapter board.
Fiber-channel connectivity is also supported for IBM mainframe attachment when host FICON channel paths are defined to operate in fiber-channel protocol (FCP) mode.