DR Series Software 4.0.3 - Interoperability Guide

Expansion unit limits

NOTE: The external enclosure is a Dell PowerVault MD1400 direct-attached storage array for the DR4300e, DR4300, and DR6300 systems. The external enclosure is a Dell PowerVault MD1200 direct-attached storage array for the DR4000, DR4100, and DR6000.

 

Table 9: Maximum expansion units
System Max # of Expansion Enclosures
DR4300e core 1

DR4300e

1
DR4300 2
DR6300 4
DR4000 2
DR4100 2
DR6000 4

Fibre Channel controllers

You can add a Fibre Channel (FC) card to a DR Series hardware system for FC VTL connectivity. The following table lists supported FC controllers.

NOTE: The DR Series system supports up to two (2) FC cards.

Table 10: Supported fibre channel controllers
System Controller Recommended Slot
DR4300, DR6300

QLOGIC 2562 DUAL PORT 8GB OPTICAL FULL HEIGHT

5 (5 and 6 are FC-supported slots, with 5 being the default)

QLOGIC 2662 DUAL PORT 16GB OPTICAL FULL HEIGHT 5 (5 and 6 are FC-supported slots, with 5 being the default)

RAID controllers

The following table lists supported RAID controllers for the DR Series systems.

Table 11: RAID controllers
System RAID controllers Max # of controllers
DR 4300e core, DR4300e, DR4300, DR6300 PERC H730P 1
PERC H830 1
DR4000 PERC H700 1
PERC H800 1
DR4100, DR6000 PERC H710P 1
PERC H810 1

NOTE: The DR4000/DR4100 with 2.7 TB base unit does not support expansion.

USB flash drive

The USB flash drive needed for performing a system recovery is not included with the system release. The minimum size required for the DR Series Restore Manager for all DR Series systems is 4GB.

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