Posts Tagged ‘Clariion’

Clariion FC & IP Series Hardware Components

December 8th, 2008 No comments

Greetings from the gambling city of NJ: Atlantic City. 

A nice day here, pretty cold but full of beautiful Christmas lights around here……..

I had posted a blog about all the hardware components on a CX series Clariion, apparently didnt realize hadnt posted anything about a FC & IP series machines. 

Some of the famous Clariion FC and IP models are

FC4700, FC5700, FC5300, IP4700

There are various Components in an EMC Clariion FC series of machines that are FRUs. 

Disk Drives
DAE’s (Disk Array Enclosure)
SPE’s (Service Processor Enclosure)
LCC (Link Control Cards)
LCC Cables
DAE Power Supplies
SP (Service Processor)
SPE PS (SPE Power Supplies)


Clariion CX Model Comparison

November 29th, 2008 No comments

The below is the information comparing various Clariion CX Series of machines. Comparison is along the lines of Performance, Host per Array, LUNS, Maximum Cache size, Drives per Array, Disk Type, Software and Host Support. 

Very good chart for a side by side comparison of these models. 

Clariion CX Hardware Components

November 28th, 2008 3 comments

There are various Clariion Components associated with the full functionality of a Clariion CX Series machine.

Some of the very important components are highlighted below along with QTY’s per machine

SPS: Standby Power Supply (Battery) x 2
SPE: Storage Processor Enclosure x 1
SP: Service Processor x 2
PS: Power Supply for DPE x 2
Fan: Fan for DPE (primarily on CX600 and CX700) x 2
DAE: Disk Array Enclosure (varies per version of CX)
LCC: Link Control Card x 2 per DAE
PS: Power Supply for DAE x 2 per DAE
HSSDC: DAE Expansion Cables connect LCC together x 2 per DAE
Disk Drives:
36GB FC, 73GB FC, 146GB FC, 300GB FC, 250GB ATA, 320GB ATA x 15 per encl.

Clariion CX3 Models and Key Information

November 28th, 2008 No comments

The following are some key differences on the Clariion CX3-XX model numbers. Comparison consist of no. of disk drives, max luns it supports, iSCSI support, Fiber Ports, Host Connections, No of processors and available cache. 

Below are some of the key features on the CX3 model of machines.