ES-2000 Windows Storage Spaces Direct Cluster

Windows Storage Spaces Direct Cluster - Overview

  • hyperconverged dual node mirror or multinode scale-out cluster
  • NAS storage cluster with Hyper-V
  • also as Metro Cluster
  • distributed file system over up to 16 nodes and 400 disks, up to 1 PB capacity
  • easy expandability by adding disks into existing nodes or adding additional nodes.
  • server with up to 36 3.5" or up to 72 2.5" disk slots, optionally expandable over 12 Gbit SAS
  • nearline SAS disks, SSDs and/or PCIe SSDs
  • 2 x 10 GbE RJ45 on-board, two more on PCI cards, optionally more Ethernet ports
  • two SSD slots for mirrored Windows boot disks
  • 3 years warranty, optionally up to 5 year, express exchange and on-site service
  • optionally installation on-site or remote configuration

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Product information

With the datacenter version of Windows 2019 a file server can easily be implemented as scale-out cluster. This is done by Storage Spaces Direct technology. Cluster nodes are connected with a 10 Gbit network. They then build a redundant file system spreading over up to 16 servers. All data is available on all the nodes.
Within the ES-2000 product series EUROstor especially configured servers for this purpose, with two strong processors, sufficient RAM and above all fast PCIe SSDs for write- and read-cache.
These server nodes can be delivered in different size, with up to 72 disks. But for high capacity need it is suggested to better use several small nodes than few bigger ones, as with each node also capacity and bandwidth of the cluster grow.
Storage Spaces Direct has been developed from the Storage Spaces Technology that already existed in Windows version 2012. The most important new feature is, that a file system can be extended over several nodes. Additionally, one media type is used for caching. Three media types are supported: PCIe SSD, SAS SSD and spinning disks. The fastest of the media used will automatically be defined as cache medium (at least two are required).
The cache is write- and read-cache, except in full flash configuration, where it is only used as write-cache. Theoretically using only one media type would work, but, for performance reasons, it is not recommended. Cache SSDs must support at least 5 DWPD.
Expansion of a cluster is easily done by adding nodes. With each single node performance and bandwidth grow. Partially populated serves can also be expanded on the fly. JBODs can also be used.
EUROstor offers storage systems tailor-made and, if required, also installs them at the customer’s site.

Further Scale Out Cluster and accessories:

Model overview

Windows Scale Out Cluster can be configured on the following systems:
model disks rackm. Size size WxHxD size PSU
8 2 U 437x89x648 2x 720 Watt redundant
12 2 U 437x89x648 2x 920 Watt redundant
16 3 U 437x132x648 2x 1000 Watt redundant
24 x 2.5" 2 U 437x89x660 2x 920 Watt redundant
24 4 U 437x178x699 2x 1280 Watt redundant
26* 4 U 437x178x699 2x 1280 Watt redundant
72 x 2.5"** 4 U 437x178x699 2x 1280 Watt redundant
*) 24 front, 12 rear **) 48 on front, 24 on rear side
system architecture X10 single socket (XST)
  • Intel E5-1620v4 processor on X10 Board single socket
  • 32 GB DDR 4 RAM, optional up to 512 GB
  • 2 Ethernet ports (1 Gbit), 1 IPMI port
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system architecture X10 dual socket (XDT)
  • Intel E5-2623v4 processor on X10 Board, opt. dual processor
  • 32 GB DDR4 RAM, optional up to 1024 GB
  • 2 Ethernet ports (10 Gbit RJ45), 1 IPMI port
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system architecture X11 dual socket (DA)
  • Intel XEON 4110 processor on X11 Board, opt. dual processor
  • 32 GB DDR4 RAM, optional up to 1024 GB
  • 2 Ethernet ports (10 Gbit RJ45), 1 IPMI port
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NAS features
  • SMB/CIFS for Windows clients
  • NFS for UNIX/Linux clients
  • Windows Active Directory
  • Distributed Filesystem Support (DFS)
  • iSCSI initiator for easy capacity expansion
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service (snapshots)
  • quota on NAS volumes
  • Single Instance Storage (deduplication)
  • data mirroring (2 or 3 copies) over the nodes
  • redundancy by Erasure Coding (more nodes required)
  • PCIe SSD as write/read cache (automatically mirrored to a second node)
optional ports
  • additional 10/25/40 Gbit Ethernet Ports
  • 8 Gbit FC ports for FC Volumes
  • optionally 12 Gbit SAS expansion port for JBODs, up to 240 disks
  • alternatively, faster Ethernet connection with 25/40/50/100 Gbit
monitoring / management
  • integrated web based RAID and virtualization manager
operating system Windows Server 2016 Datacenter license per node required
PSU 2 redundant PSUs, PFC
electrical 110-230 V AC, 50-60 Hz
temperature operating: 5 - 35° C, non-operating: -40° - +60° C