IBM System Storage EXP5060 Storage Expansion Enclosure Planning Guide

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 17 December 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738450405
ISBN-13: 9780738450407
IBM Form #: REDP-4679-00
(56 pages)

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Authors: Sangam Racherla, Alexander Watson


The IBM® System Storage® EXP5060 Storage Expansion Enclosure (Machine Type 1818, Model G1A) provides high-capacity Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) disk storage for the DS5100 and DS5300 storage subsystems. The storage expansion enclosure delivers fast, high-volume data transfer, retrieval, and storage functions for multiple drives to multiple hosts. The storage expansion enclosure provides continuous, reliable service, using hot-swap technology for easy replacement without shutting down the system and supports redundant, dual-loop configurations.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication illustrates and describes the various external cabling options and Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) modules that connect the DS5100 or DS5300 storage subsystem to the EXP5060 storage expansion enclosure.

This paper gives you a brief introduction to the EXP5060 and serves as a supplemental planning guide to attach the EXP5060 to DS5100 or DS5300. This paper describes the best workloads, layouts, and practices for the EXP5060. This paper shows the results of a variety of EXP5060 performance testing.

This paper is intended for anyone who wants to understand the advantages and performance benefits of the EXP5060.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM System Storage EXP5060
Chapter 2. Implementing the IBM System Storage EXP5060
Chapter 3. Configuring the EXP5060
Chapter 4. EXP5060 performance

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