The Dell-EMC VMAX series delivers Tier 1 multi-controller, scale out architecture for business-critical enterprise environments and also offers FICON attachment alternatives for “Z” connectivity. The VMAX 10K, VMAX 20K and VMAX 40K series scale from 4 to 8 Engines supporting up to 3200 drives and are built with the EMC Virtual Matrix Architecture.

Dell EMC 10K, 20K, and 40K Technical Specifications

VMAX ModelNo of EnginesCache per EngineQty Drives SupportedDrive Types SupportedHost Protocols SupportedMax PortsMax Replication PortsHost Type Supported
10K4 - 10K ENGINES each with 2 x 6-core 2.8GHz Xeon Processors128GB for max of 512GB15602.5” SAS: 300GB 10K, 300GB 15, 600GB 10, 900GB 10K, 1TB 7.2K, 100GB SSD, 200GB SSD, 400GB SSD; 3.5” SAS: 300GB 10K, 600GB 10K, 900GB 10K, 2TB 7.2K, 3TB 7.2K, 4TB 7.2K; 100GB SSD, 200GB SSD, 400GB SSD; FC: 300GB 15K, 450GB 15K, 600GB 15K FC, iSCSI, FCoE,64 PORTS8 SRDF8-64 FC; 4-32 16GB FC, 4-32 GBE, 4-32 10GBE, 4-32 10GB FCoE
20K8 - 20K ENGINES each with 4 x 4 core 2.33GHz Xeon Processors128GB for max of 1,024GB32003.5”: FC: 146 15K, 300 10K, 300 15K, 450 10K, 450 15K, 600 10K, 600 15K, 1TB SATA, 2 TB SATA, 3 TB SATA. 2.5” SAS: 300GB 10, 450GB 10K, 600GB 10K. SAS SSD: 100GB, 200GB 400GB, FC, FICON, FCoE, iSCSI128 PORTS32 SRDF4-128 FC; 4-64 4 OR 8GB FICON; 4-64 FCoE, 1GE AND 10GBE iSCSI
40K8 – 40K ENGINES each with 4 x 6 core 2.8GHz Xeon processors256GB for a max of 2,048GB2400-3200 (3.5” to 2.5” Drives)3.5”: FC: 300 10K, 300 15K, 600 10K, 600 15K, 2 TB SATA. 2.5” SAS: 300GB 10, 600GB 10K. SAS SSD 3.5”: 100GB, 200GB 400GB; SAS SSD 2.5”: 200GB, 400GB FC, FICON, FCoE, iSCSI128 PORTS32 SRDF4-128 FC; 4-64 4 OR 8GB FICON; 4-64 FCoE, 1GE AND 10GBE iSCSI