iSCSI Subsystem Overview
The Addonics iSCSI Subsystem is the first in our lineup of high performance iSCSI storage appliances. It is a dedicated RAID/iSCSI unit with integrated hardware RAID controller that delivers enterprise class iSCSI features. Comes in a 5.25" drive form factor steel housing with LCD display at the front, the iSCSI subsystem supports up to eight SATA 1.5Gbps or 3.0Gbps hard drives, with the ability to connect a potentially unlimited amount of volumes using Hardware Port Multipliers. The mainboard boasts two Gigabit (1000Mbit) Ethernet ports with load balancing and fail-over for high availability, ensuring the integrity of mission critical data over extended periods of time.
Designed to fit inside a standard 5 1/4 drive bay, the iSCSI subsystem can be installed into many Desktop enclosures, rack mounted systems, Addonics Storage Tower or Storage Rack. You can customize your own Multi-Tera bytes storage farm with powerful RAID and expansion capability utilizing Addonics family of Port Multipliers, Disk Array back planes and removable drive systems.
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Build Redundant Multi-Terabyte RAID Volumes
A total of 256 logical volumes can be added to the iSCSI subsystem. The on-line volume expansion and RAID level migration features makes the iSCSI subsystem an excellent choice for accommodating future storage requirements. This iSCSI subsystem supports nearly every type of RAID, including 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, and JBOD(Just a Bunch of Disks). RAID 6, ideal for mission critical servers, provides protection against the failure of one or two hard drives and enable complete data recovery from the remaining data and parity drives. There are also support for global and dedicated hot spare disks that can be allocated to redundant RAID volumes for automatic volume rebuild.
Advanced Management Capability
The iSCSI subsystem is managed and controlled via a web based GUI (Graphical User Interface), accessible from any browser over the local network. For remote access, SSH (secure shell) client software can be used to manage the ISC8P2G from virtually any location with an internet connection. The Management GUI features a robust set of management options including low level access to the connected volumes, event notification via email, SNMP trap, browser pop-up windows, Syslog, Windows Messenger and many others. The intuitive LCM (LCD Control Module) located in the front panel provides a set of easily accessibly Function buttons for simple system administration.
Multiple Snapshots with Scheduling
The iSCSI subsystem comes with an integrated Snapshot module. The Snapshot, similar to the roll back software or the Windows System Restore, enables the iSCSI to record the state of the storage system at the preset time intervals without any interruption to the application access. This provides additional protection against data corruption and faster data recovery in case of a disaster, virus infection or an inadvertent data modification.