Sun StorageTek 2500 Series Array:
The Sun StorageTek 2540 Array, the Sun StorageTek 2530 Array, the Sun StorageTek 2510 Array, and the Sun StorageTek 2501 Expansion Tray are a family of storage products that provide high-capacity, high-reliability storage in a compact configuration. The Sun StorageTek 2500 Series Array is a modular, rack-mountable controller tray.
It is scalable from a single controller tray configuration to a maximum configuration of one controller tray and three additional drive expansion trays. This would create a storage array configuration with a total of 48 drives attached behind the controllers (one controller tray and three drive expansion trays). All four of the trays can be installed in the following cabinets:
- Sun Rack 900/1000 cabinet
- Sun StorageTek Expansion cabinet
- Any 19-inch wide, 4-post, EIA-compatible rack or cabinet with a front-to-back depth between vertical cabinet rails of 61cm to 91cm (24 in. to 36 in.). The cabinet can have threaded or un-threaded cabinet rails.
The Sun StorageTek 2540 Array, the Sun StorageTek 2530 Array and the Sun StorageTek 2510 Array contains disk drives for storing data. The controller tray, typically with two controller modules, provides the interface between a data host and the disk drives.
The Sun StorageTek 2540 Array provides a Fibre Channel connection between the data host and the controller tray. The Sun StorageTek 2530 Array provides a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) connection between the data host and the controller tray.
The Sun StorageTek 2510 Array provides iSCSI connections using Ethernet between the data host and the controller tray. The Sun StorageTek 2501 drive expansion tray provides additional storage. You can attach the drive expansion tray to any of the 2500 series arrays.
You manage the array with the Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager software.