This guide demonstrates the planning and deployment of an NVMe over TCP (NVMe/TCP) solution which includes Dell SmartFabric Storage Software (SFSS) and interoperable hosts and storage systems.
The Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) family of specifications defines how host software communicates with nonvolatile memory across a PCI Express (PCIe) interface.
|SFSS Support & Interoperability Matrix
|Shows the operating systems that are interoperable with SFSS, along with links to hardware models that Dell has validated with NVMe/TCP.
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The SFSS User Guide covers additional features that are not used during the deployment of SFSS, such as:
Lists new features and known issues
|NVMe/TCP Support Matrices
|See NVMe/TCP Host/Storage Interoperability and NVMe/TCP Switch Interoperability pages for E-Lab validated hardware lists.
Instructions and in depth information about configuring how operating systems for use with NVMe/TCP subsystems. Use these documents when deploying an NVMe/TCP solution without SFSS.
|Provides guidelines and best practices on attaching and configuring external hosts to PowerStore systems. Use this document when deploying an NVMe/TCP solution without SFSS.
|Blog: Unleash the Power of NVMe over TCP with Enterprise SONiC by Dell Technologies
|Introduces the benefits of using SONiC for NVMe/TCP networking
Provides a deeper understanding of the core technologies that form the basis of NVMe/TCP and SFSS. Delivers comprehensive information about these technologies while explaining their value and benefits.
|Dell Technologies NVMe IP SAN Solutions Overview (PPT)
|Slides introducing NVMe over TCP and SmartFabric Storage Software
|NVMe Transport Performance Comparison
|Compares iSCSI, NVMe/TCP, FCP and NVMe/FC performance using PowerStore and ESXi with 25Gb Ethernet and 32Gb Fibre Channel.
Introduces SFSS at a high level
Provides reference architecture for minimal setup of an NVMe/TCP lab. Includes links to other ways to try NVMe/TCP.
Ansible Network resource modules, and plugins needed to manage Dell EMC SFSS Application. Includes sample playbooks and documentation.
The APIs allow you to build console management tools that are based on common programming and scripting languages such as Python, Java, C, etc.
|Interactive Demo with SFSS
|Interactive Demo to guide through the creation of a CDC for ESXi 8.0 and PowerStore 3.x
|Videos showing the deployment and configuration of SFSS
|Dell Open Manage Network Integration Software
OMNI User Guide