The Dell EMC VNX succeeds the EMC’s Clariion and Celerra platforms offering scalable block and file hybrid storage solutions. The VNX is designed for mid-tier through enterprise platforms providing offerings which include file only, block only and unified. VNX offers increased drive density utilizing SAS drive technology, faster processor speeds with more efficient performance than the Clariion or Celerra predecessors.

Dell EMC VNX Gen 1 Technical Specifications

VNX Gen 1 ModelMax Qty Drives/Max Raw CapacityProcessorFast CacheMax Port per ArrayUnified-File Componenet Max Data MoversUnified-File Component Min/Max Ports on Data MoverMax 6GB/s SAS Buses Drives SupportedDrive Encl OptionsProtocols Supported
VNX5100, 3U4-75/225TB2 x Intel Xeon 5600/8gb100GB8N/AN/A2 x 4-LaneFLASH: 100GB, 200GB; SAS: 300GB 15K, 600GB 15K, 300GB 10K, 600GB 10K, 900GB 10K; NL-SAS: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB15x3.5" SAS/FLASh/NL-SAS (3U) and 25 x 2.5" SAS/Flash (2U)FC
VNX5300, 3U4 to 125/360TB2 x Intel Xeon 5600/16gb500GB241-2FC PORTS=4; IP PORTS=8; 1 GBASE T PORTS=8; 10 Gbe PORTS=42 x 4-LaneFLASH: 100GB, 200GB; SAS: 300GB 15K, 600GB 15K, 300GB 10K, 600GB 10K, 900GB 10; NL-SAS: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB15x3.5" SAS/FLASh/NL-SAS (3U) and 25 x 2.5" SAS/Flash (2U)CIFS, NFS, pNFS, MPFS, FC, FCoE, iSCSI
VNX5500, 3U4 to 250/720TB2 x Intel Xeon 5600/24gb1TB241-3FC PORTS=4; IP PORTS=12; 1 GBASE T PORTS=12; 10 Gbe PORTS=62 or 6 x 4-LaneFLASH: 100GB, 200GB; SAS: 300GB 15K, 600GB 15K, 300GB 10K, 600GB 10K, 900GB 10; NL-SAS: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB15x3.5" SAS/FLASh/NL-SAS (3U) and 25 x 2.5" SAS/Flash (2U)CIFS, NFS, pNFS, MPFS, FC, FCoE, iSCSI
VNX5700, 2U4 to 500/1,485TB2 x Intel Xeon 5600/36gb1.5GB242-4FC PORTS=4; IP PORTS=12; 1 GBASE T PORTS=12; 10 Gbe PORTS=64 x 4-LaneFLASH: 100GB, 200GB; SAS: 300GB 15K, 600GB 15K, 300GB 10K, 600GB 10K, 900GB 10K; NL-SAS: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB15x3.5" SAS/FLASh/NL-SAS (3U) and 25 x 2.5" SAS/Flash (2U)CIFS, NFS, pNFS, MPFS, FC, FCoE, iSCSI
VNX7500, 2U4 to 1000/2,970TB2 x Intel Xeon 5600/48 or 96gb2.1TB322-8FC PORTS=4; IP PORTS=16; 1 GBASE T PORTS=16; 10 Gbe PORTS=84 or 8 x 4-LaneFLASH: 100GB, 200GB; SAS: 300GB 15K, 600GB 15K, 300GB 10K, 600GB 10K, 900GB 10K; NL-SAS: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB15x3.5" SAS/FLASh/NL-SAS (3U) and 25 x 2.5" SAS/Flash (2U)CIFS, NFS, pNFS, MPFS, FC, FCoE, iSCSI