Virtual Storage Platform F350, F370 Hardware Reference Guide

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The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F350 and VSP F370 are versatile, rack-mountable all-flash arrays equipped exclusively with flash drives that can be scaled for various storage capacity configurations. To deliver consistent low-latency host response times and high IOPs performance across all host connection ports, conventional hard-disk drives are not supported in the VSP Fx00 models.

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.