Huawei FusionStorage Distributed Storage Management Software

Deploy generic servers as high-reliability cloud storage systems with distributed block storage software designed for large-scale data center operations. Distributed storage architecture and advanced data routing, caching, and global load-balancing technologies ensure high-performance and high-availability storage, as well as access to petabyte-scale data.

Open interfaces and APIs enable customization to support both traditional and cloud-based storage resources, and specialized requirements for mission-critical applications in telecommunications, finance, securities, energy utilities, Smart Grid, and healthcare industries.

Huawei FusionStorage Highlights

Huawei FusionStorage is a core component in Huawei Server SAN solution. It can be deployed on multiple general-purpose x86 servers to consolidate the local hard disks on all the servers into virtual storage resource pools to provide the block storage function.

FusionStorage has the following highlights:

Advanced distributed architecture: FusionStorage uses a distributed structure that features the distributed management clusters, distributed hash routing algorithm, distributed and stateless engines, and distributed intelligent cache. This structure can effectively prevent SPOFs in the entire storage system.

♦High performance and high reliability: FusionStorage balances load among all disks and stores data in a distributed manner, thereby preventing data hotspots in the system. The effective routing algorithm and distributed cache mechanisms ensure high performance. FusionStorage stores several identical copies on different servers or disks for a piece of data. Therefore, failures of a single hardware device do not interrupt services. Furthermore, FusionStorage employs the strong-consistency replication technology to ensure data consistency between data copies.

Rapid parallel data rebuilding upon failures: Data is fragmented in the resource pool. By simultaneously restoring data copies in the resource pool efficiently, FusionStorage can automatically rebuild data if a disk is faulty.

♦Easy expansion and ultra-large capacity: The distributed stateless engines in the FusionStorage system support horizontal expansion, smooth and parallel capacity expansion of storage and computing resources, and non-silo ultra-large capacity expansion.

♦Deep integration of computing and storage resources: FusionStorage is deployed on servers that have local hard disks to virtualize all the local disks on the servers as a virtual resource pool. This resource pool integrates computing and storage resources of the servers and can function as an external storage device for the servers.

FusionStorage consolidates local hard disks on all servers into multiple storage resource pools. Based on the storage resource pools, FusionStorage provides interfaces for upper-layer software to use resources in the storage resource pools, for example, creating or deleting volumes and snapshots.

FusionStorage storage resource pools have the following characteristics:
♦FusionStorage automatically stores a piece of data into several identical data copies on different servers.
♦FusionStorage automatically ensures strong data consistency between the data copies.
♦FusionStorage stores user data on hard disks in Key-Value mode.
♦FusionStorage provides easy-to-use volumes for upper-layer applications.
♦FusionStorage automatically ensures that data on each hard disk is evenly distributed, thereby preventing data hotspots.
♦All the hard disks in storage resource pools can function as the hot spare disks for storage resource pools. In the two-copy scenario, each storage resource pool supports a maximum of 96 hard disks. In the three-copy scenario, each storage resource pool supports a maximum of 2048 hard disks.

FusionStorage Architecture

After keeping a watchful eye on industry development trends and customers' requirements, Huawei has unveiled the FusionStorage distributed storage system that is installed on generic x86 servers. The FusionStorage system employs distributed hash-based data routing, distributed caching, global load balancing, and multi-data protection technologies to provide high-performance block storage. For that reason, FusionStorage can meet the requirements of key services in a variety of industries, including finance, telecommunications, securities, electricity, and oil. It not only ensures stability and efficiency in the operation of customer services, but also significantly improves service agility and competitiveness

Huawei FusionStorage Distributed Storage system price

FusionStorage uses the distributed cluster control and distributed hash table (DHT) technologies to provide distributed storage.

FusionStorage function modules

Storage interface layer: provides volumes for operating systems (OSs) and databases over the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) or Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) interfaces.

Storage service layer: provides various advanced storage features, such as snapshot, linked cloning, thin provisioning, distributed cache, and backup and disaster recovery (DR).

Storage engine layer: provides basic storage functions, including management status control, distributed data routing, strong-consistency replication, cluster self-recovery, and parallel data rebuilding.

Storage management layer: provides the operation and maintenance (O&M) functions, including software installation, automatic configuration, online upgrade, alarm reporting, monitoring, and logging, and also provides a portal for user operations.

FusionStorage logic deployment

FusionStorage Manager (FSM): FusionStorage management module, which is deployed on two hosts to work in active/standby mode and provides O&M functions, such as alarm reporting, monitoring, logging, and configuration.

FusionStorage Agent (FSA): FusionStorage agent module, which is deployed on each host to enable the host to communicate with the FSM node. An FSA node can collect the monitoring and alarm information of its host, receive upgrade packages during a component upgrade on the host, and perform the upgrade.

ZooKeeper (ZK): A FusionStorage system needs three, five, or seven ZK processes to form a ZK cluster, which provides the arbitration service for the Metadata Controller (MDC) cluster during the election process. Ensure that at least three ZK processes are deployed and more than half are active.

Metadata Controller (MDC): A metadata control component of FusionStorage for controlling distributed cluster node status, data distribution rules, and data rebuilding rules. A FusionStorage system needs at least three MDC nodes, which form an MDC cluster. During the system startup, the ZooKeeper cluster elects the active MDC node, which then monitors the status of other MDC nodes. If the active MDC node fails, the ZK cluster then elects another active MDC node from all proper MDC nodes. Each storage resource pool has its own MDC node. If this MDC node fails, the active MDC node specifies another properly running MDC node to host this pool. One MDC node can manage up to two storage resource pools. The MDC process can start on each storage node. An MDC process automatically starts if the user adds a storage resource pool. One FusionStorage system allows up to 96 MDC processes.

Virtual Block Storage (VBS): Deployed on all hosts as a VBS cluster to manage volume metadata and provide the distributed storage access point (AP) service over SCSI or iSCSI interfaces, enabling computing resources to access distributed storage resources. The VBS node communicates with all Object Storage Device (OSD) nodes deployed in the storage resource pool that is accessible to the VBS node. Therefore, the VBS node can access all hard disks in the storage resource pool. Each host has one VBS process running by default. However, you can deploy multiple VBS processes on one host to improve host I/O performance. During the VBS startup, the active MDC node communicates with the VBS nodes and elects the active one.

Object Storage Device (OSD): Deployed for each disk on all servers to perform specific I/O operations. One host can have multiple OSD processes deployed. When SSD cards are used as the main storage, multiple OSD processes can be deployed on one SSD card to maximize the SSD card usage and performance. For example, one 2.4 TB SSD card supports a maximum of six OSD processes, each of which manages the I/O operations for 400 GB of space.

 

Typical Application Scenarios and Benefits

 

Cloud resource pool

The resource pool scenario applies to large- and medium-sized enterprises or organizations, for example, carriers, finance, and oil sectors, which have high requirements for storage capacity. In the resource pool scenario, FusionStorage pools general-purpose x86 servers deployed in a large-scale cloud computing data center to build up large-scale storage resource pools and provide standard interfaces for accessing block storage data. FusionStorage supports various hypervisors and cloud platforms, such as Huawei FusionSphere, VMware vSphere, and open-source OpenStack. FusionStorage consolidates scattered resources into centralized storage resource pools, allowing the cloud data center to have strong elastic scheduling capabilities, improving storage resource utilization, and simplifying management.

Traditional SAN devices cannot achieve linear expansion of performance and capacity. If customers use traditional SAN devices to build storage resource pools, one data center may have SAN devices of different models or from different vendors. Resource usages may be imbalanced among multiple SAN devices, and resources cannot be managed in a unified manner or elastically scheduled. Frequent application data migrations among multiple SAN devices increase O&M costs

Benefits
• Large resource pools improve storage resource utilization by 50%.
• Linear capacity expansion allows performance capacity scalability on demand and flexible customers' investment

Desktop cloud

FusionCube for VDI, a one-stop desktop solution supporting 800 VMs and meeting enterprises' requirements for mobile working and information security.

Benefits
• Distributed engines and the parallel I/O processing mechanism resolve I/O performance-related issues, such as boot storms.
• FusionStorage supports advanced features such as linked cloning and thin provisioning, which significantly improve resource utilization and reduce TCO.

Development and test cloud

enables quick deployment and simplifies management for frequently changing development and test environments.

Benefits
• FusionStorage supports automatic resource discovery, resource addition, and load balancing, allowing customers to adjust resources on demand and simplifying customers' management of resources.
• FusionStorage manages storage resources by application running on VMs, significantly improving management efficiency.

Database applications

FusionCube for Database Infrastructure delivers millions of IOPS, up to 120 GB/s I/O, and only 150μs latency.

The architecture consisting of traditional SAN storage and midrange computers has performance bottlenecks due to centralized engines, and therefore cannot provide high I/O bandwidth and scalability. FusionStorage uses the P2P blocking-free switching technology and does not have the performance bottlenecks that may be caused by centralized engines. Therefore, FusionStorage completely eliminates the bandwidth bottlenecks that may occur between computing and storage nodes.

FusionStorage uses the distributed design and allows all I/O operations to be parallelly processed. FusionStorage supports distributed cache. Compared with traditional SAN storage, FusionStorage increases the cache capacity by N times and improves the hit rate and I/O efficiency for accessing data hotspots. FusionStorage supports the high-speed, low-latency InfiniBand network, which helps eliminate network bottlenecks. Therefore, FusionStorage can be used in database applications, for example, bandwidth-demanding online analytical processing (OLAP) database applications and IOPS-demanding online transaction processing (OLTP) database applications.

Benefits
• FusionStorage delivers high performance and eliminates the network and I/O performance bottlenecks that may be confronted by the traditional architecture.
• FusionStorage supports mainstream database applications, such as Oracle, SAP HANA, and IBM DB2, freeing customers from vendor lock-in.

Specifications

Maximum No. of Nodes per Cluster

4,096

Storage Type

Block storage

Storage Medium

HDD and SSD

Cache

SSD, NVDIMM

Data Redundancy

Two or three identical data copies

Reliability

Server and rack-level reliability

Heterogeneous Servers

Supported

Storage Services

Snapshot and thin provisioning

FusionStorage Compatibility List

 

Server Compatibility

Server compatibiliy (Huawei)

SN.

Vendor

Server Model

Server Type

CPU Model

Remarks

1

Huawei

RH2285 V2

Rack server

E5-2400 V1/V2 series

 

2

Huawei

RH2288 V2

Rack server

E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

3

Huawei

RH2288H V2

Rack server

E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

4

Huawei

E9000 CH121

Blade server

E5-2600 V1/V2 series

Computering Node

5

Huawei

E9000 CH220

Blade server

E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

6

Huawei

E9000 CH221

Blade server

E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

7

Huawei

E9000 CH223

Blade server

E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

8

Huawei

E9000 CH222

Blade server

E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

9

Huawei

E9000 CH240

Blade server

E5-4600 V1/V2 series

Computering Node

10

Huawei

E9000 CH242

Blade server

E5-4800 V1 series

Computering Node

11

Huawei

RH2288 V3

Rack server

E5-2600 V3 series

 

12

Huawei

RH2288H V3

Rack server

E5-2600 V3 series

 

13

Huawei

RH5885 V3

Rack server

E5-4800 V2 series

Computering Node

14

Huawei

X6800 XH628 V3

Blade server

E5-2600 V3 series

 

15

Huawei

X6800 XH622 V3

Blade server

E5-2600 V3 series

Computering Node

16

Huawei

E9000 CH121 V3

Blade server

E5-2600 V3 series

Computering Node

17

Huawei

E9000 CH220 V3

Blade server

E5-2600 V3 series

 

18

Huawei

E9000 CH222 V3

Blade server

E5-2600 V3 series

 

19

Huawei

E9000 CH242 V3

Blade server

E7-4800 V2 series

Computering Node

20

Huawei

OceanStor T3500 G3

Rack server

E5-2400 V1/V2 series

Multiple expanders are connected to this server. FusionStorage allows data disks to be attached to only one expander.

21

Huawei

RH5288 V3

Rack server

E5-2600 V3 series

 

Server Compatibility (IBM)

SN.

Vendor

Server Model

Server Type

CPU Model

Remarks

1

IBM

System X3650 M4

Rack server

Intel E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

2

IBM

X3650M3

Rack server

Intel E56xx series

 

3

IBM

X3850 X5

Rack server

Intel X75xx series

Intel E7-48xx series

 

4

IBM

BladeCenter HS22

Blade server

Intel E56xx series

 

Server Compatibility (HP)

SN.

Vendor

Server Model

Server Type

CPU Model

Remarks

1

HP

ProLiant DL380p Gen8

Rack server

Intel E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

2

HP

ProLiant DL380p Gen7

Rack server

Intel E56xx series

 

3

HP

ProLiant DL380p Gen6

Rack server

Intel E55xx series

 

4

HP

ProLiant DL580 G5

Rack server

Intel E74XX/73XX/72XX series

 

5

HP

ProLiant DL380p Gen5

Rack server

Intel E54XX/ E55xx series

The server is incompatible with FusionStorage with E200i RAID cards configured

6

HP

ProLiant DL580 Gen7

Rack server

Intel E75XX/E7-4800 series

 

Server Compatibility (Dell)

SN.

Vendor

Server Model

Server Type

CPU Model

Remarks

1

Dell

PowerEdge R710

Rack server

Intel E56XX

 

2

Dell

PowerEdge R720

Rack server

Intel E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

3

Dell

PowerEdge R910

Rack server

Intel X75xx series

The server only allows solid-state disks (SSDs) to function as cache.

4

Dell

PowerEdge 2950

Rack server

Intel E50XX

 

5

Dell

PowerEdge R820

Rack server

Intel E5-4600 V1/V2 series

 

Server Copatibility (Inspur)

SN.

Vendor

Server Model

Server Type

CPU Model

Remarks

1

Inspur

LC-NF5270M3

Rack server

Intel E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

2

Inspur

NF5280M4

Rack server

Intel E5-2600 V3 series

 

Server Compatibility (Lenovo)

SN.

Vendor

Server Model

Server Type

CPU Model

Remarks

1

Lenovo

WQ R525 G3

Rack server

Intel E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

2

Lenovo

ThinkServer RD640

Rack server

Intel E5-2600 V1/V2 Series

This server does not allow SSD cards to serve as the cache. It supports only 8 disks. The server equipped with 16 disks must be verified before put to use.

Server Compatibility (Supermicro)

SN.

Vendor

Server Model

Server Type

CPU Model

Remarks

1

Supermicro

X9DRT-PT

Rack server

Intel E5-2600 V1/V2 series

 

RAID Card Compatibility

RAID Card Compatibility (Huawei)

Vendor

RAID Card Model

RAID Card Chip Model

Remarks

Huawei

SR100

LSI SAS 1068E

 

Huawei

SR120

LSI SAS 2308

 

Huawei

RU120

LSI SAS 2308

 

Huawei

SR220

LSI SAS 2308

 

Huawei

SR320

LSI SAS 2208

Each storage disk must form an independent RAID 0 array for the host to identify it. In addition, the RAID card write policy must be configured to write-through.

 

Huawei

SR320C

LSI SAS 2208

Huawei

SR320BC

LSI SAS 2208

Huawei

RU220

LSI SAS 2208

Huawei

SR420

LSI SAS 2208

Huawei

SR420C

LSI SAS 2208

Huawei

SR420BC

LSI SAS 2208

Huawei

BC61ESMQ

LSI SAS 3108

Huawei

SR130

LSI SAS 3008

 

Huawei

STG3SEA

LSI SAS 2008

 

RAID Card Compatibility (HP)

Vendor

RAID Card Model

RAID Card Chip Model

Remarks

HP

HP Smart Array P400i

HP Smart Array G5 controllers

When the RAID cards of HP Smart Array P400i, P410i, and 420i are configured, each storage disk must form an independent RAID 0 array for the host to identify it. In addition, the RAID card write policy must be configured to write-through.

Hotplug certification for HP Smart Array controllers is not complete .

HP

HP Smart Array P410i

HP Smart Array G6 controllers

HP

HP Smart Array P420i

HP Smart Array G8 controllers

RAID Card Compatibility (IBM)

Vendor

RAID Card Model

RAID Card Chip Model

Remarks

IBM

IBM ServeRAID M5110e SAS/SATA Controller

LSI 2208

 

IBM

ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller

LSI 2008

 

IBM

ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller

LSI 2108

 

IBM

IBM ServeRAID BR10il SAS/SATA Controller V2

LSI 1064E

 

IBM

IBM Device 03a7

LSI SAS 1064ET

 

RAID Card Compatibility (Dell)

Vendor

RAID Card Model

RAID Card Chip Model

Remarks

Dell

Dell PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller

LSI 1078

The firmware version of the RAID card must be 1.40.322-1445 or later.

Dell

Dell PERC H310 Integrated RAID Controller

LSI 2208

Each storage disk must form an independent RAID 0 array for the host to identify it. In addition, the RAID card write policy must be configured to write-through.

 

Dell

PERC H700 Integrated RAID Controller

LSI 2108

 

Dell

Dell SAS 5/i Integrated Controller

LSI SAS 1068

 

Dell

Dell PERC H710 Adapter

LSI MegaRAID SAS 2208

 

Dell

Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated RAID Controller

LSI SAS 1068E

 

Dell

Dell PERC H200 Integrated

LSI SAS 2008

 

RAID Card Compatibility (Lenovo)

Vendor

RAID Card Model

RAID Card Chip Model

Remarks

Lenovo

Lenovo Device 1013

LSI 1078

The firmware version of the RAID card must be 1.40.322-1445 or later.

RAID Card Compatibility (Inspur)

Vendor

RAID Card Model

RAID Card Chip Model

Remarks

Inspur

RS0810L

LSI 2108

 

Inspur

Inspur Device  1bd4

LSI   MegaRAID SAS 2208

Each storage disk must form an independent RAID 0 array for the host to identify it. In addition, the RAID card write policy must be configured to write-through.

 

RAID Compatibility (Supermicro)

Vendor

RAID Card Model

RAID Card Chip Model

Remarks

Supermicro

Intel Corporation C600/X79 series chipset 6-Port SATA AHCI Controller

Intel AHCI

 

RAID Card Compatibility (LSI)

Vendor

RAID Card Model

RAID Card Chip Model

Remarks

LSI

MegaRAID SAS9271-8i

LSI   MegaRAID SAS 2208

Each storage disk must form an independent RAID 0 array for the host to identify it. In addition, the RAID card write policy must be configured to write-through.

 

LSI

MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i

SI   MegaRAID SAS 2108

 

 

NIC Compatibility

Etherent NIC Compatibility List

FusionStorage allows TCP- and IP-based Ethernet NICs to be used as storage planes, and does not allow FC NICs to be used as storage planes

Infiniband NIC Compatibility List

SN.

Vendor

NIC Model

NIC Type

Remarks

1

Huawei

E9000 MZ610

2 x 40 Gbit/s

 

2

Huawei

E9000 MZ611

2 x 56 Gbit/s

 

3

Huawei

E9000 MZ612

2 x 56 Gbit/s

 

4

Huawei

E9000 MZ613

2 x 40 Gbit/s

 

5

Mellanox

MCX354A-FCBT

2 x 56 Gbit/s

 

6

Mellanox

MCX353A-FCBT

1 x 56 Gbit/s

 

7

Mellanox

MCX353A-QCBT

1 x 40 Gbit/s

 

8

Mellanox

MCX354A-QCBT

2 x 40 Gbit/s

 

 

Hard Disk Compatibility List

HDD Disk Compatibility List

FusionStorage is compatible with SATA and SAS hard disk drive (HDD) disks, including SAS, NL-SAS, and SATA hard disks of all models, and is not compatible with FC HDD disks

SSD Disk Compatibility List

FusionStorage is compatible with SATA and SAS SSD disks and is not compatible with FC SSD disks

SN.

Vendor

SSD Card Model

Flash Technology

Remarks

1

Intel

SSDSC2BA200G3

eMLC

 

2

Intel

SSDSC2BA400G3

eMLC

 

3

Intel

SSDSC2BA800G3

eMLC

 

7

Intel

SSDSC2BB480G6

MLC

The MLC disks can be used only as main storage, but not caches.

In addition, they apply only to low-IOPS scenarios, such as virtualization and VDI scenarios. These disks cannot be used in database scenarios.

 

8

Intel

SSDSC2BB300G6

MLC

9

Intel

SSDSC2BB600G6

MLC

10

Intel

SSDSC2BB800G6

MLC

PCIe SSD Card and Disk Compatibility List

SN.

Vendor

SSD Card Model

Flash Technology

Remarks

1

Huawei

HW ES3000 (400 GB)

MLC

 

2

Huawei

HW ES3000 (800 GB)

MLC

 

3

Huawei

HW ES3000 (1200 GB)

MLC

 

4

Huawei

HW ES3000 (2400 GB)

MLC

 

6

Huawei

HW ES3000 V2 (800 GB)

MLC

 

7

Huawei

HW ES3000 V2 (1200 GB)

MLC

 

8

Huawei

HW ES3000 V2 (2400 GB)

MLC

 

9

Huawei

HW ES3000 V2 (3200 GB)

MLC

 

10

Huawei

HW ES3000 V2-H (600 GB)

MLC

 

11

Huawei

HW ES3000 V2-H (800 GB)

MLC

 

12

Huawei

HW ES3000 V2-H (1200 GB)

MLC

 

13

Huawei

HW ES3000 V2-H (1600 GB)

MLC

 

 

Virtualization Platform and OS Compatibility List

Virtualization Platform Compatibility List

SN.

Vendor

Virtualization platform Type

Remarks

1

Huawei

FusionSphere V100R003C00

 

2

Huawei

FusionSphere V100R003C10

 

3

Huawei

FusionSphere V100R005C00

 

4

Huawei

FusionSphere V100R005C10

 

5

VMware

vSphere 5.1

Proof Document

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=san&productid=37874&vcl=true

6

VMware

vSphere 5.5

Proof Document

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=san&productid=37874&vcl=true

7

OpenStack

OpenStack Grizzly and Havana

 

OS Compatibility List

SN.

Vendor

OS Type

Kernel Version

Node Type

Remarks

1

Red Hat

Red Hat 6.2

2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64

Computing/Storage

The OS has the "division by zero" bug and can be used only in the POC test.

In a commercial use, the OS must be upgraded to 2.6.32-220.23.1.el6.x86_64.

1

Red Hat

Red Hat 6.2

2.6.32-220.23.1.el6.x86_64

Computing/Storage

 

2

Red Hat

Red Hat 6.4

2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64

Computing/Storage

 

3

Red Hat

Red Hat 6.4

2.6.32 – 358.el6.x86_64

Computing/Storage

 

4

Red Hat

Red Hat 6.5

2.6.32 – 431.el6.x86_64

Computing/Storage

 

5

Red Hat

Red Hat 6.6

2.6.32 - 504.el6.x86_64

Computing/Storage

 

6

Red Hat

Red Hat 7

3.10.0 – 123.el7.x86_64

Computing/Storage

 

7

SUSE

SUSE 11.1

2.6.32.12-0.7-default

Computing/Storage

 

8

SUSE

SUSE11.2

3.0.13-0.27-default

Computing/Storage

 

9

SUSE

SUSE 11.3

3.0.101-0.40-default

Computing/Storage

 

10

SUSE

SUSE 11.3

3.0.76-0.11-default

Computing/Storage

 

11

SUSE

SUSE 11.3

3.0.101-0.47.52-default

Computing/Storage

 

12

Oracle

Oracle Linux 6.2

2.6.32-300.3.1.el6uek.x86_64

Computing

 

13

Oracle

Oracle Linux 6.2

2.6.32-400.36.8.el6uek.x86_64

Computing

 

14

Oracle

Oracle Linux 6.4

2.6.39-400.17.1.el6uek.x86_64

Computing

 

15

Oracle

Oracle Linux 6.5

3.8.13-16.2.1.el6uek.x86_64

Computing

Proof Document

http://linux.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=102:2:23075499095144::NO::P2_VC_ID:656

16

Oracle

Oracle Linux 6.6

3.8.13-44.1.1.el6uek.x86_64

Computing

 

17

Oracle

Oracle Linux 7

3.8.13-35.3.1.el7uek.x86_64

Computing

IB driver fault.

Application Software Compatibility List

Database Compatibility List

SN.

Vendor

Database Type

Compatible Database Software Version

Remarks

1

Oracle

Oracle RAC

Oracle RAC 11gR2

Proof Document

http://linux.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=102:2:23075499095144::NO::P2_VC_ID:656  

2

Oracle

Oracle RAC

Oracle 12c 12.1.0.1

 

3

Sybase

Sybase IQ

SybaseIQ 15.4

 

4

SAP

SAP HANA

1.00.60

Proof Document :

http://global.sap.com/community/ebook/2014-09-02-hana-hardware/enEN/appliances.html#search=huawei

5

Dameng

DM

V7

 

6

Kingbase

KingbaseES

V7

 

7

IBM

DB2

IBM DB2 10.1 and 10.5

Proof Document:

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/bf97d0c3-fe06-469d-b954-239d36b815e8/page/Huawei%20FusionCube

8

Microsoft

SQL server

Microsoft SQL Server 2003, 2008, and 2008R2

 

9

Oracle

MySQL

5.6.23/24

 

 

Market Analysis

In addtion to Huawei, here are some top vendors of Software Defined Storage:

EMC

EMC provides intelligent software-defined storage solutions that help organizations drastically reduce management overhead through automation across traditional storage silos and pave the way for rapid deployment of fully integrated next generation scale-out storage architectures.

EMC® ViPR® is software-defined storage to manage and automate all storage resources for traditional and next-generation cloud storage platforms. EMC ViPR Controller is storage automation software that centralizes and transforms storage into a simple, extensible, and open platform. It abstracts and pools resources to deliver automated, policy-driven storage services on demand through a self-service catalog – reducing time, cost, and risk.

HP

HP has been a player in Software-Defined Storage and the Software-Defined Data Center since inception and the only vendor capable of delivering on all elements of the software-defined data center —compute, networking, storage and management—offering a complete SDS strategy and vision based on simplicity, efficiency, and openness that makes storage availability a top priority.

Hp’s StoreVirtual VSA is a proven enterprise feature set that delivers the capabilities and performance you expect from a traditional SAN at a fraction of the cost. HP’s StoreOnce VSA provides low cost data protection that delivers fast, efficient, and scalable backup with no dedicated hardware required.

IBM

New era cloud environments and applications such as analytics, mobile and social are driving huge growth in data volumes, making data the new natural resource. But cost-effectively optimizing your current storage environments while at the same time exploiting new opportunities is straining storage budgets. The solution — IBM Spectrum Storage™.

IBM Spectrum Storage unlocks the potential of data and increases your business agility and efficiency in ways that weren’t possible until now. Spectrum Storage enhances the speed and efficiency of your storage and simplifies migration to new workloads by:

Simplifying and integrating storage management and data protection across traditional and new applications
Delivering elastic scalability with high performance for analytics, big data, social and mobile
Unifying silos to deliver data without borders with built-in hybrid cloud support
Optimizing data economics with intelligent data tiering from Flash to tape and cloud
Building on open architectures supporting industry standards including OpenStack and Hadoop

NetApp

NetApp is an important vendor in the Global Enterprise Storage market. The company established a sizeable market presence in the SDS space. Its SDS offerings include NetApp clustered Data ONTAP OS, NetApp OnCommand, NetApp FAS series, and NetApp FlexArray virtualization software. Some salient features of NetApps SDS are:

Virtualized storage services: Includes effective provision of data storage and access based on service levels
Multiple hardware options: Supports hardware deployment in a variety of enterprise platforms
Application self-service: Delivers APIs for workflow automation and custom applications

VMware

VMware Software-Defined Storage (SDS) transforms storage on virtualized environments by aligning it with application demands. We are driving transformation through the hypervisor, bringing to storage the same operational efficiency that server virtualization brought to compute.

In the VMware SDS model, the data plane, responsible for storing data and applying data services (snapshots, replication, caching, and more, is virtualized by abstracting physical hardware resources and aggregating them into logical pools of capacity (virtual datastores) that can be flexibly consumed and managed. By making the virtual disk the fundamental unit of management for all storage operations in the virtual datastores, exact combinations of resources and data services can be configured and controlled independently for each VMVMware Software-Defined Storage (SDS) transforms storage on virtualized environments by aligning it with application demands. We are driving transformation through the hypervisor, bringing to storage the same operational efficiency that server virtualization brought to compute.

In the VMware SDS model, the data plane, responsible for storing data and applying data services (snapshots, replication, caching, and more, is virtualized by abstracting physical hardware resources and aggregating them into logical pools of capacity (virtual datastores) that can be flexibly consumed and managed. By making the virtual disk the fundamental unit of management for all storage operations in the virtual datastores, exact combinations of resources and data services can be configured and controlled independently for each VM

Dell (Nexenta)

The Dell and Nexenta software-defined solutions combine proven Dell hardware coupled with comprehensive, open source-based Nexenta software. These solutions enable enterprise data centers to meet capacity and performance requirements cost-effectively and to upgrade as needed, without disruption. The complete hardware and software stack of server, network and storage includes:

SAN and NAS support
Unlimited snapshots and cloning
Block and file replication
Inline deduplication

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 provides the always-available, agile and automated foundation needed for a trusted continuous-cloud infrastructure. Powered with Hitachi global storage virtualization, its new software capabilities unlock IT agility and enable the lowest storage TCO.

We are delivering the industry's best combination of enterprise-ready software-defined storage, advanced global storage virtualization, and efficient, scalable, high-performance hardware. This combination enables the continuous operations, self-managing policy-driven management, and agile IT demanded by today's new breed of cloud applications.

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000) with Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operation System (SVOS) is the next generation of enterprise storage that redefines storage virtualization and resets customer expectations.

 

 

GysionStorage Distributed storage system

FusionStorage Hightlights:

High Scalability: Industry-leading capacity with support for 4,096 nodes and 196 PB; performance and capacity linearly increase to protect investments and provide flexible, on-demand scalability of storage resources

High Performance: Process 10 million+ IOPS on high-speed 56 Gbit/s Infiniband networks using distributed controller, caching technologies, and parallel I/O processing

Open Interfaces: Support a mixture of cloud and non-cloud infrastructure, hybrid deployments on various virtualization platforms, and block storage on generic x86 servers – customized to meet your specialized needs

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