Nomadic 4U 88X Technical Specifications

480.0TB - 4.0PB RAID combines SAS storage technologies with 3.4GB/sec Fibre Channel SAN and NAS with the option of Newlink host interface to data protection RAID 6 in a 4U rack-optimized enclosure.
The innovative GVS-designed Nomadic 4U RAID architecture combines affordable, high-capacity SATA-II drive technology with a dual to quad fiber channel host interface for fast,
reliable data access. Each GVS Drive Module uses
a dedicated 600.0Gb/s drive channel, maximizing
the Per Fibre Channel host connection.

3890C Controller:
Two independent Fibre Channel host ports
32/64GB Fibre; 1-4 compliant
8Gbit/sec or 32Gbit/sec transfer rate (selectable or automatic detection) upgrade to 64GB+/port
FC-AL, Point-to-Point and Switch Fabric topologies
Eight Port 32GB Fibre; 2-4 controller option
Four Port iSCSI; 1-4 controller option
Two Port eSAS; 1-2 controller option

4480C Controller RAID features:
RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
Multiple RAID selection
12(8) independent logical arrays configurations per controller
Online array roaming
Offline RAID set
Online RAID level/stripe size migration
Online volume set growth
Support global hot spare and dedicated hot spare
Instant availability and background initialization
Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
Greater than 2TB per disk drive
Each logical array can have an independent RAID level
Write back and write through cache selection
Variable stripe size
LUN slicing
Online RAID group capacity expansion
Drive hot-swapping
Intelligent Drive Management
Battery backup support
Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all configured RAID sets
Login record in the event log with IP address and service (HTTP, telnet, and serial)
Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
Support NTP protocol to synchronize RAID controller clock over the on-board LAN port
Redundant controller operation with active/active and failover/failback function
Dual-active RAID controller with cache mirroring through dedicated high-speed bus
Automatic synchronization of firmware version in the dual-active mode
Multi-path & load-balancing support (Microsoft MPIO)
Support for multiple RAID sets, multiple hosts, and LUN masking and mapping
Max 122 devices
Max 128 LUNs (volume set) per controller


GVS View management software for all major platforms via Ethernet port
Event notification via an independent GVSView client utility
Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
Firmware-embedded manager via RS-232 port
Firmware-embedded Web Browser-based RAID manager - Access your RAID subsystem from any standard internet browser via LAN port
Firmware-embedded SMTP manager monitors all system events, and the user can select either single or multiple user notifications to be sent via e-mails
Firmware-embedded SNMP agent allows remote to monitor events via LAN with no SNMP agent required
Access terminal menu by telnet via LAN port
API library for customers to write their own monitor utility
SAP management feature to easily manage multiple RAID units in the networke
Host Interface to the Fibre storage:
Two, four, six or eight 32GB or 64+GB Fibre Channel ports (SFP), 400MB/s throughput per channel
Guaranteed delivery (120.8Gbit/sec full duplex) per channel max 300.2Gbit/sec
Dual 32GB Fibre Channel PCIe Card (sold separately) or compatible third-party PCIe card
1000BASE-T Ethernet for remote management
Support read/write per port or read-only through
2nd Fibre Channel port without the need for SAN Software or switch
Short-Haul Transceiver (supports up to 500m with 50/125 m MMF)
Long-Haul Transceiver (supports up to 10km with 9/125 m SMF)

Host Interface to the 10Gbit iSCSI storage:
2x100Gbit ports (SFP), 200Gb/s throughput per controller
Guaranteed delivery (10Gbit/sec full duplex) per channel max 400Gbit/sec
Dual 100GB SFP or 10Gbitsec Channel
RAID level 0,1,0+1,3,5,6,10,30,50, 60, JBOD, N-way mirror
Up to 2048 logical volumes
Up to 64 hard drives per RAID group
One logic volume can be shared by as many as 16 hosts
Global and dedicated hot spare
Write-through or write-back cache policy
Online volume expansion
Instant RAID volume availability
Auto volume rebuilding On-line volume migration without system downtime

100Gbit iSCSI Controller Options Only:
iSCSI hardware offload engine
Jumbo frame, CHAP authentication
Virtual LAN, iSCSI support Role-based access control / Active directory Up to 32 multiple nodes support
Up to 64 hosts support
Up to 256 sessions per controller on 10Gbit Interface Option

RAID Controller specifications:
8GB, and 16GB cache per controller up to 32GB for 64GB Fibre Channel Host Interface
10Gbit iSCSI Ethernet Interface Optional:
Provide 2-4 iSCSI Ethernet ports connects to LAN to high-speed RAID storage w/iSCSI client tools with dual 10Gbit per port option.
SAS Interface Optional

SAS Expansion Interface:
24 drive per single Nomadic4U expansion bay

Battery Backup Module:
Smart battery backup module, integrated lithium cells. With one fully charged battery module used for each cached data protection during power failure .

Heavy-duty cold-rolled steel

Zinc-plated with bright chromate

Top cover anodized for better cooling

Rear: 4 x 60x 38mm hot-swap fans
Self-regulating speeds and front-to-back cooling
Optional: Front security door locking, noise reduction, and air filter

24 hot-swap SAS/SATA-II drive bay with up to
8 x LC FC Interface, or iSCSI and 4xSAS expansion 128 drive support per single SAS expansion port

Power secure lock key for on/off and system
reset + USB + serial port + RJ45 + 2-4 FC LC or iSCSI + SATA and SAS with SAS expansion port
8GB Fibre and 16GB Fibre Channel Host Interface Options Single or Dual Controller:
Fiber Channel hardware offload engine
FCP-2 & FCP-3 support
Auto-detect speed and topology, Topology support: Point-to-point, FC-AL, Fabric
Role-based access control / Active directory
Up to 64 multiple nodes support
Up to 64 hosts support
Up to 512 sessions per controller

Dual Controller Options for both 10Gbit, 8GB Fibre and 16GB Fibre Channel Host Interface
Dual-Active RAID controllers
Cache mirroring through high bandwidth channels (NTB)
Flexible RAID group ownership management
Management port seamless take-over
Online firmware upgrade, no system downtime (dual-controller mode only)
Multi-path & load-balancing support (Microsoft MPIO, MC/S, Trunking, LACP)

Advanced Data Protection for Both 10Gbit, 8GB Fibre and 16GB Fibre:
Replica remote replication
Snap writable snapshot
Volume cloning Microsoft Windows Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS)
Configurable N-way mirror
Online disk roaming
Instant volume restoration
Hot pluggable battery backup module (BBM, 72 hours for 4GB RAM)
Network UPS

OS Support:
NVIDIA Newlink
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle; Mac OS X later Tested (Full OS Independent)

Power, LAN, Fibre Channel, Drive, SAS, RS232, iSCSI, and Host

VMware (VAAI); Citrix; Hyper-V

Drive Bay:
Hotswap 24x SAS/NVMe
Optional SAS and SATA Drive Bay mix

5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Storage temperature: -40° to 47°C (-40°F to 140°F)

Operation mode : 20% to 80% non-condensing

Sea level to 10,000 ft.
Maximum thermal output: 1465 BTUs per hour

Power Supply Nomadic4U:
3x450W hot-swap Redundant load-sharing hot-swap power supplies
Min. 1x450W module w/ 24 Drive and Dual Controller support
Each 450W Module run Max 40A
Max 3x Universal input (100V to 230V AC),
power factor corrected
Frequency: 47Hz to 63Hz, single phase 8-4A

Power Consumption Nomadic 4U:
Max: 852W tolerance : ±5% with 24xSATA drive
Max: 705W tolerance : ±5% with 24xSAS drive
Idle: 245W tolerance: ±5%

Dimension Nomadic 4U:
D22” (558.80mm) X W17.58” (446.5) X H7.0” (177.80mm)
With Front Locking Face Option D23.25” (590.55mm) X W17.125” (180.98) X H7.25” (184.15mm)

Weight Nomadic 4U:
70-75 pounds (32-34 kg) hot-swap dual controllers and three power supply

For hard drive capacity measurements, 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less by 5% based on OS. Maximum capacity of 48TB achieved through use of 24x2GB Nomadic 4U Drive Modules. 3.4GB/sec Actual rates will vary based on host interface. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process. GVS custom configures each Nomadic 4U based on customer specification from block size. Each drive goes through an extensive burn-in period prior to shipment.
Product specifications are subject to change without notice. The above specifications may change without notice.
Nomadic 4U® designed and manufactured in the U.S. by GVS-Grande Vitesse Systems Inc.

Grande Vitesse Systems