RA4000

External Fibre Channel Storage System

RA4100

External Fibre Channel Storage System
Features Descriptions
RA4000 RA4100
Option Part Number
  • 19-inch rack-mountable - 223100-001
  • Tower - 241300-001
  • 19-inch rack-mountable - 146013-001
  • Rack to Tower Conversion Kit - 154253-B21
Spare Part Number 241321-001 / FD-84194-01 158366-001 / FD-61427-01
Controller RAID 0, 1, 4, and 5
Cache 32 MB, Accelerated, ECC protected, Battery backed-up, Read/Write (64 MB option available) 64 MB, Accelerated, ECC protected, Battery backed-up, Read/Write
Maximum Number of Drives 12 (1-inch) or 8 (1.6 inch) 12 (1-inch)
Supported Drives Compaq Hot-plug Wide-Ultra SCSI3 Disks,
Compaq Hot-plug Fast-Wide SCSI2 Disks
Compaq Hot-plug Fast-SCSI2
Compaq Hot-Plug Ultra2 Disks
Hard Drive Interface Wide-Ultra SCSI-3, Fast-Wide SCSI, and Fast SCSI-2
Host Interface Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop
SCSI ID Select Automatic
Hot-Pluggable Components
  • Drives
  • Fan Assembly
  • Power Supply (in redundant power supply configurations)
  • Standby/Failed Controller (in redundant controller configurations)
LEDs
  • Hard Drives
  • Storage System Front Panel
  • Fan Assembly
  • RA4000 Controller
  • Power Supply
Supported Operating Systems
(Note 1)
 Redundant configuration
  • Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0
  • Windows NT® Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Cluster Server
  • NetWare 4.xx, NetWare 5.xx
Redundant and Non-Redundant configurations
  • NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 cluster
  • NetWare (4.2, 5)
  • SCO UnixWare 7.X
  • SCO OpenServer 5.X
  • Warp 3.0 family
  • Solaris (on Intel x86 family)
Non-Redundant configuration
  • Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0
  • Windows NT® Enterprise Edition
  • NetWare 3.12, NetWare 3.20
  • NetWare 5.0, NetWare High Availability Server
  • NetWareCluster Server
  • IntraNetWare
  • SCO OpenServer
  • UnixWare 2.1
  • UniWare 7
  • Banyan Vines 6.x and 7.x
  • OS/2 SMP 2.11
  • OS/2 Warp Server Family
  • Sun Solaris 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.6
Supported Servers
  • ProLiant 8500 Xeon
  • ProLiant 8000 Xeon
  • ProLiant 7000 Xeon
  • ProLiant 6500 Xeon
  • ProLiant 6400R Xeon
  • ProLiant 6000 Xeon
  • ProLiant 5500R Xeon
  • ProLiant 5500 Xeon
  • ProLiant 3000R 6/450, 6/500, 6/550
  • ProLiant 3000 6/450
  • ProLiant 1850R 6/500, 6/550
  • ProLiant 1600R 6/400, 6/450, 6/500, 6/550
  • ProLiant 1600 6/350, 6/400, 6/450, 6/500, 6/550
  • ProLiant 1200
  • ProLiant 800 6/350E, 6/400, 6/450, 6/500, 6/550
Note 1: In addition to SS 4.30 you need ACU 2.30, Insight Manager 4.30, and ADU Version 1.12

Overview

The RA4x00 are high-performance external storage systems using various Fibre Channel devices and the Fibre Channel I/O Standard to connect servers to external storage systems. The Compaq StorageWorks RAID Array 4000 (RA4000), formerly the Fibre Channel Storage System, is an external storage solution incorporating Fibre Channel interconnect technology. The Compaq StorageWorks RAID Array 4100 is a fibre channel storage product similar to the RA4000. The RA4100 design is based on the RA4000 and incorporates Ultra2 Hot-Plug drives.

Similarities between RA4100 and RA4000:

Differences between RA4100 and RA4000: