Virtual Storage Platform G350, G370 Hardware Reference Guide

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The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G350 and VSP G370 is a versatile modular, rack-mountable hybrid array storage system equipped with drive boxes, supporting SAS hard-disk drives and flash drives, scaled for various storage capacity configurations.

The storage systems provide high performance operations by using multiple controllers with high-speed processors, dual in-line cache memory modules (DIMMs), cache flash memory (CFM), battery, fans and ports to connect iSCSI and Fibre Channel I/O modules. Each controller has an Ethernet connection for out-of-band management. If the data path through one controller fails, all data drives remain available to hosts using a redundant data path through the other controller.

For reliability, essential hardware components are implemented with a redundant configuration so that the storage system can remain operational if a component fails. Adding and replacing components, along with firmware upgrades, can be conducted while the storage system is active and without interruption of data availability to the hosts. A hot spare drive can be configured to replace a failed data drive automatically, securing the fault-tolerant integrity of the logical drives. Self-contained, hardware-based RAID logical drives provide maximum performance in compact external enclosures.