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ESOS® Platform Specifications

System Characteristics
Operating System Requirements At least 4GB of physical memory, 8GB recommended; Intel or AMD 64-bit capable processor; >= 4GB USB flash drive (for boot)
Front-end Target Connectivity Fibre Channel using ATTO Celerity Gen6 16/32 Gb HBA's, or QLogic 2400/2500/2600 series Host Bus Adapters; iSCSI interfaces via standard 1, 10, or 100 GbE controllers; InfiniBand (SRP) using a supported IB adapter (eg, Mellanox); Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) using Broadcom/Avago/Emulex OneConnect CNA's
Back-end Storage Subsystems Traditional Linux MD RAID (supporting RAID0/1/10/4/5/6); Broadcom/Avago/LSI MegaRAID and Microsemi/Adaptec AACRAID controllers; the ZFS combined file system and logical volume manager; Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM); SAS Host Bus Adapters; NVMe drives
Supported Disks/Drives Dependent on hardware RAID controller / Host Bus Adapter: 3 Gb SAS, 6 Gb SAS, 12 Gb SAS HDD's and SSD's, NVMe drives
Initiator Operating Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, macOS 10.12 + 10.13, Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 + 2016, VMware vSphere ESXi 6.x, Citrix XenServer 7.x, Microsoft Hyper-V
Specific Application Support BeeGFS, Quantum StorNext File System, IBM GPFS, SGI CXFS
Dual-Controller / High Availability (HA) Support
Replication via DRBD "Distributed Replicated Block Device" replicates data block between two symmetrical (or asymmetrical) storage nodes via a dedicated IP link; supports an active/active configuration (manual LUN placement)
"md-cluster" RAID1 Cluster aware Linux MD RAID1 supports high-throughput, ultra low latency storage; requires dual-domain SAS or dual-port NVMe hardware; can be combined with striped LVM logical volumes to create a RAID10 effect; supports an active/active configuration (manual LUN placement)
High Availability ZFS The Z File System from Sun Microsystems in an HA setup sports deduplication, snapshots, and end-to-end data integrity (checksums); requires dual-domain SAS or dual-port NVMe hardware; currently only an active/passive configuration is supported
Additional Information
User Interface (UI) Decentralized GUI management tool (ESOS Commander) supports managing ESOS hosts and clusters from Windows, macOS, or Linux; traditional TUI (text-based user interface)
Remote Access Support TUI / shell (CLI) via SSH; ESOS API via XML-RPC
System/Event Notifications Email notifications for failed drive, cluster event, etc. are standard; SNMP; Nagios; Munin
Warranty/Support/Updates Software updates and technical support are all inclusive with an active license subscription
Software Licensing ESOS Commander and ESOS RPC Agent are simply licensed by the number of ESOS hosts/nodes, and the management host; no per-feature licensing or capacity limits, it's all included

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