Xsan 2 - Technical Specifications

Xsan 2 - Part Numbers
Xsan 2 MB081Z/A
Apple Maintenance Program for Xsan D2977Z/A
AppleCare Xsan Support M9754LL/A

 

System requirements

Mac OS X v10.5 or Mac OS X Server v10.5 or later, Intel or PowerPC G5 processor, at least 2GB of RAM and an additional 2GB for each hosted volume and Apple Fibre Channel card.  For maximum performance, a dedicated Ethernet interface is recommended for file system metadata communications. 

Storage and networking requirements

Switched Ethernet LAN, qualified RAID storage system, and qualified Fibre Channel switch. For maximum performance, a dedicated Ethernet interface is recommended for file system metadata communications. 

Qualified RAID storage

Xserve RAID, Promise VTrak E-Class RAID Subsystem

Qualified Fibre Channel switches

Brocade Silkworm 200E, 4100, 4900; QLogic SANbox 2-64, 1400, 5200, 5600, 9100, and 9200 series; Cisco MDS 9000 family

Xsan 2 - Technical Specifications

SAN File Sharing

  • 64-bit cluster file system
  • Fibre Channel connectivity
  • Concurrent read/write access
  • Block-level access
  • File and byte-range locking

High Availability

  • Metadata controller failover
  • Fibre Channel multipathing
  • Journaled file system
  • Controller failover prioritization

Performance

  • Striping across multiple disk arrays (LUNs)
  • Volume configuration profiles (high-definition and standard-definition video, file sharing, network home directories, iCal Server and Mail Server clustering, Podcast Producer)

Volume Management

  • Storage pools
  • Striping across multiple LUNs
  • Online volume expansion
  • Volume mapping
  • MultiSAN

Data Management

  • Affinities for automated data placement
  • Open Directory, Active Directory, and LDAP integration
  • User and group quotas
  • Flexible file permissions (access control lists)
  • Spotlight indexing and search

Remote Administration

  • Xsan Admin 2 with SAN Setup assistant
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Graphs and logging
  • Event notifications via email or pager

What’s in the Box

  • Xsan 2 CD
  • Setup Guide
  • Electronic documentation
Published Date: Jun 26, 2009