E5600 Series Hybrid-Flash Storage Systems
Performance and Reliability for Capacity-intensive, Dedicated Apps
Run dedicated apps on E-Series.
Examine the compelling data-protection and reliability benefits when you run your open applications on the industry leading, purpose-built for dedicated applications hybrid-flash storage array.
Multiple Business Advantages
Optimized for Performance
The E5600 Series hybrid-flash arrays provide 2 to 3 times improvements in IOPS for read-intensive applications.
Benefit from nearly 1 million systems—hybrid-flash–optimized E-Series arrays are designed to work in the most demanding environments.
Advanced Data Protection
Guard against data loss and downtime events—locally and long distance—with advanced data protection.
Ease of Use and Configuration
Easily install and administer E5600 Series storage systems using powerful on-box, web-based NetApp SANtricity® software.
Models & Specifications
|E5660 (DE6600)||E5624 (DE5600)||E5612 (DE1600)|
|Form factor||4U/60 drives (both 2.5" and 3.5")||2U/24 drives (2.5")||2U/12 drives (3.5")|
|Maximum raw capacity||
|76.8TB (using 3.2TB SSD drives)
3.7PB with expansion shelves (using 10TB drives)
|120TB 3.8PB with expansion shelves (using 10TB drives)
|Maximum drives||360 with 60-drive shelves
384 with mixed shelves
120 SSDs (25 SSDs per 60-drive shelf)
|192 with 12-drive shelves
384 with mixed shelves
|Drives supported ||
|DC power||Not available||Available option||Available option|
|Host I/O ports||8-port 12Gb SAS
Optical 8-port 16Gb FC
8-port 10Gb iSCSI
4-port 56Gb (FDR) InfiniBand
|Operating system and system management||SANtricity OS 8.30
SANtricity Storage Manager 11.30
|High-availability features ||Dual active controller with automated I/O path failover
Auto load balancing and path connectivity monitoring
Dynamic Disk Pools and traditional RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10
Redundant, hot-swappable storage controllers, disk drives, power supplies, and fans
Automatic rebuild after a drive failure
Mirrored data cache with battery-backed destage to flash
Proactive drive health monitoring identifies problems before they create issues Greater than
|Host operating systems||Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Apple Mac OS, Oracle Solaris, HP, HP-UX, CentOS Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux, IBM AIX, VMware ESX|
|Included software features||SANtricity synchronous and asynchronous mirroring
SANtricity volume copy
SANtricity Snapshot® copies
SANtricity SSD Cache
SANtricity Thin Provisioning
Dynamic Disk Pools
|Optional software feature||SANtricity Drive Encryption|
|System capabilities||Data Assurance (T10-PI)
Dynamic volume expansion
Dynamic capacity expansion and contraction
Dynamic RAID-level migration
Dynamic segment size migration
System event monitor
NetApp AutoSupport automatic support system
Online SANtricity OS upgrades and drive firmware upgrades
VMware vSphere Storage APIs—Array Integration
Microsoft Windows Offloaded Data Transfer
|Application plug-ins ||NetApp SANtricity Management Pack for Microsoft System Center
NetApp SANtricity Plug-In for VMware vCenter
NetApp SANtricity VASA Provider
NetApp SANtricity Storage Replication Adapter for VMware vCenter Site
NetApp SANtricity Performance App for Splunk Enterprise
NetApp SANtricity Plug-In for Nagios
|Open management||NetApp SANtricity OpenStack Cinder
NetApp SANtricity Web Services Proxy (REST and SYMbol Web)
NetApp SANtricity PowerShell Toolkit
|System maximums||Hosts/partitions: 512
Snapshot copies: 2,048
|DIMENSIONS||E5660 SYSTEM SHELF
DE6600 DISK SHELF
|E5624 SYSTEM SHELF
DE5600 DISK SHELF
DE1600 DISK SHELF
|Height||7.0" (17.78cm)||3.47" (8.81cm)||3.4" (8.64cm)|
|Width||19" (48.26cm)||19" (48.26cm)||19" (48.26cm)|
|Depth||32.5" (82.55cm)||19.6" (49.78cm)||21.75" (55.25cm)|
|Weight||E5660 System Shelf||E5624 System Shelf||E5612 System Shelf|
|240.7 lb. (109.2kg)||63.2 lb. (28.7kg)||65.3 lb. (29.6kg)|
|Weight||DE6600 Disk Shelf||DE5600 Disk Shelf||DE1600 Disk Shelf|
|235.6 lb. (106.6kg)||57.5 lb. (26.8kg)||59.6 lb. (27.4kg)|
|POWER||E5660 System Shelf||E5624 System Shelf||E5612 System Shelf|
|DE6600 Disk Shelf||DE5600 Disk Shelf||DE1600 Disk Shelf|
-  All models can reach 384 disk drives when configured with intermixed drive shelves.
-  Availability with storage arrays that have FC or iSCSI host I/O ports only.
-  SRP or iSER protocol is supported.
-  No-charge download from mysupport.netapp.com.
-  E5660, DE6600, E5612, and DE1600 weight and power numbers are based on 6TB/8TB NL-SAS drives.
-  E5660 and D6600 nominal voltage range is between 200 and 240 VAC.
-  E5612, E5624, DE1600, and DE5600 nominal voltage range is between 100 and 240 VAC.
Primary Use Cases
Standard SANtricity software features are available with every E-Series and EF-Series storage system.
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|SANtricity Operating System|
|Dual I/O path protection||Sustain availability and load balancing in the event of path failures.||Gain access resiliency, increase data availability, and load balance for performance by working around path HBA and connectivity faults.|
|Mirroring||Get synchronous and asynchronous volume mirroring, with consistency groups.||Protect against site failures through remote mirroring of critical data. For RPO of zero, synchronous mirroring is available for short distances, while asynchronous replication is available for longer distances without slowing local processing speeds.|
|Dynamic Disk Pools||Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) enables dynamic rebalancing of drive-count changes and increased data protection.||DDP significantly lowers data exposure during drive failure. It reconstructs data much faster while protecting performance. Drive failures or additions become non-events.|
|RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10||Multiple RAID levels offer the flexibility to optimize for your workloads—and they can be changed on the fly.||Optimize for your workload performance. You can even change the RAID group or strip size while a volume stays online.|
|Data Assurance||Support for T10-PI standard||Data assurance, based on the ANSI T10-PI standard, offers enterprise-grade data integrity and protects against silent data corruption.|
|Proactive Drive Health Monitoring||Detect issues before a drive fails.||Proactive Drive Health Monitoring examines drive health and notifies administrators much earlier that a drive is having issues—allowing time for replacement before the drive affects the system.|
|Background Media Scans||Background media scans proactively check drives for media defects and initiate repairs.||Improve E-Series and EF-Series system reliability and robustness.|
|Snapshot||Create a point-in-time image of data or a set of related data volumes.||Snapshot technology and views provide a look into the data at a specific time, forming the basis for RPO, test and development, and other modifiable datasets.|
|Volume Copy||Create a complete physical copy (clone) of a volume in a storage system.||The clone volume is a unique entity that can be assigned to any host and used by applications that require a full point-in-time copy of production data (such as backup, application testing or development, information analysis, or data mining) without affecting the performance of the production volume.|
|Recovery Guru||It provides troubleshooting assistance and procedure guidance.||Recover your system faster in the unlikely event of an issue.|
|SSD Cache||Achieve automatic serving of high-reference data by up to 5TB of SSD via data-driven caching.||Data-driven caching accelerates applications while providing low-latency SSD access for highly referenced data.|
|SANtricity Storage Manager|
|Storage Administration||Manage the SANtricity OS and E-Series storage systems and EF-Series all-flash arrays.||Intuitive GUI and task wizards automate functionality, making it easy to set up and operate the E-Series and EF-Series systems. SANtricity Storage Manager also provides access to the detailed configuration for experts wishing to optimize manually.|
|Enterprise Management Window||See a combined overview of all E-Series and EF-Series systems, with consolidated host-level administration and alerts, plus access to individual storage system management.||The easy-to-use view of all storage systems, with consolidated reporting and host management, speeds common high-level storage maintenance tasks. Respond quickly and easily to systems needing attention.|
|Array Management Window||Manage individual storage systems, diagnose issues, and change configurations.||Configure individual volume group attributes, define hosts and access rights, monitor system health and performance, and view event and performance logs. The Array Management window makes it quick and easy to deliver storage value to your enterprise SAN environment.|
|Online Management||Manage all operations online.||You can manage your E-Series and EF-Series systems as 'no scheduled downtime' systems. Save yourself the headaches of coordinating service windows while continuing to deliver storage business value.|
Affordable, easy-to-buy add-on software is available to enhance your base-system functionality.
|Full Disk Encryption||AES-256 encryption and simplified key management protect data throughout the drive’s lifecycle without sacrificing performance.||All drives leave the datacenter. With Full Disk Encryption, your data doesn’t have to leave with them—and you also can perform secure instant erase for repurposing systems. SANtricity also supports FIPS-certified hard drives for security-sensitive customers.|
|[*] Hardware and software for at-rest data encryption is not available in certain countries including Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and other Eurasian Customs Union countries.|
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