The new Dell EMC PowerStore system is a midrange storage product with a container-based active/active architecture. The PowerStore system supports the latest storage media such as NVMe SCM, NVMe SSDs, and NVMe NVRAM drives. This system is a highly available 2U two-node-based appliance that comes with a flexible consumption model. The PowerStore system can scale out to up to four appliances (eight nodes) in a cluster and scale up to three expansion enclosures per appliance.
The following figure shows a PowerStore appliance:
Appliances in the PowerStore series are available in one of the following configurations:
In SAP HANA environments, configure the appliance for unified storage even when block storage is used for the SAP HANA persistence. The SAP HANA shared file system (/hana/shared) can reside on a PowerStore NFS share.
PowerStore T models are certified for running SAP HANA.
Each of these appliance configurations is available in different models with varying or expanding memory and CPU capabilities, as described in Table 1. To expand the compute and storage capabilities, you can configure up to four appliances into a PowerStore cluster that acts as a single component for resource management, efficiency, and availability. You can also add expansion enclosures to each appliance to further expand storage capabilities.
The HTML5-based PowerStore Manager UI, as shown in the following figure, is the primary management tool for PowerStore configuration and administration.