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SANtricity 11.8

Hardware component overview

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You can check component status on the Hardware page and perform some functions related to those components.

Which components can I manage?

You can check component status and perform some functions related to these components:

  • Shelves — A shelf is a component that contains the hardware for the storage array (controllers, power/fan canisters, and drives). Shelves are available in three sizes for housing up to 12, 24, or 60 drives.

  • Controllers — A controller is the combined hardware and firmware that implements storage array and management functions. It includes the cache memory, drive support, and the ports for host connections.

  • Drives — A drive can be either a hard disk drive (HDD) or a solid state drive (SSD). Depending on the shelf size, up to 12, 24, or 60 drives can be installed in the shelf.

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How do I view hardware components?

Go to the Hardware page, which provides a graphical depiction of the storage array's physical components. You can switch between the front and back views of the array shelves by selecting either the Drives or Controllers tab from the upper right of the shelf view.

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