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Dell EMC Announces the Release of Isilon Generation 6 Platform and OneFS 8.1

Dell EMC Announces the Release of Isilon Generation 6 Platform and OneFS 8.1

We’ve just released our next generation hardware platform, featuring higher levels of performance, scale, and density. And, there’s a new, updated version of OneFS to go with it! Read on to learn more.

 

Generation 6 Platform

Isilon’s new Gen 6 platform, powered by Isilon OneFS 8.1, includes all-flash (F800), hybrid (H600, H500, H400), and archive storage (A2000, A200) systems that allow enterprise customers to take on more demanding unstructured data applications and gain new levels of performance.

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Isilon F800

Isilon all-flash scale-out NAS storage system delivers extreme performance and density for your most demanding unstructured data applications and workloads.

Isilon H600, H500, H400

Isilon hybrid systems are designed to provide a balance of performance, capacity, and value to support a wide range of file workloads. Our hybrid systems are an ideal choice for your high performance computing (HPC) applications and workloads that don’t require the extreme performance of the Isilon all-flash solution.

Isilon A2000, A200

Isilon archive systems are designed for the increasing need of efficient data archiving solutions where you can store and protect data for long-term retention.

 

Isilon OneFS 8.1

OneFS 8.1 includes support for the Generation 6 platform as well as these new features:

Automatic Replacement Recognition (ARR)

When replacing a drive in your OneFS cluster, the new ARR feature automatically recognizes, formats, and adds that drive to the cluster.

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CloudPools SmartLink Files

Your CloudPools SmartLink file version data is now stored and checked during NDMP Backup and NDMP Restore operations.

EMC Secure Remote Support (ESRS)

We added support for ESRS Gateway Server Release 3.x.

Licensing

Starting with OneFS 8.1, your Isilon software and hardware licensing is handled through the Dell EMC Software Licensing Central (SLC) system.

Smartpools

Smartpools features updates to L3 cache, node class, solid state drive, and quota settings.

OneFS Simulator

You can now install the OneFS Simulator using an OVA file.

CloudPools Documentation

Looking for the 411 on CloudPools content? Check out the OneFS CloudPools Administration Guide.

HDFS Documentation

The new OneFS with HDFS Reference Guide has everything you need to know about Isilon’s implementation of HDFS.

CLI Command Documentation

You can now find the CLI command content in the OneFS CLI Command Reference document.

 

More information

To learn more, check out the Isilon Generation 6 Platform Info Hub or OneFS 8.1 InfoHub. There you’ll find collections of related content, including release notes, guides, videos, and links to EMC Community Network (ECN) blog posts and discussions.

 

Let us know!

Let us know what you think. If you have feedback for us about this or any other Isilon technical content, email us at mailto:isicontent@emc.com. And thank you!

EMC Isilon InsightIQ 4.1.1 is now available!

Announcing EMC Isilon InsightIQ 4.1.1

InsightIQ allows you to monitor and analyze the performance and file systems on your Isilon OneFS cluster. InsightIQ provides powerful tools to help you maximize performance, optimize applications, and accurately forecast future storage needs.

New Features and enhancements in InsightIQ 4.1.1

The following are just some of the new features included in InsightIQ 4.1.1. For details and the complete list of new features and enhancements, see the InsightIQ 4.1.1 Release Notes. You’ll need to log in to EMC Online Support to access release notes.

Upgrade enhancements

Upgrading InsightIQ just got easier!  You can now upgrade from InsightIQ 3.2 and later directly to InsightIQ 4.1.1.

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Jobs and Services Performance report

The new Jobs and Services Performance report displays all jobs and services on the OneFS cluster and how they are affecting cluster performance.

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LDAP Authentication tab

The new LDAP authentication tab in the web user interface allows you to point your InsightIQ instance to an LDAP server for authentication.

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But wait, there’s more:

  • You can monitor and predict usage of Isilon storage clusters. Prediction is based on the rate of growth of capacity usage over time and extrapolated to identify when the capacity reaches 90%.
  • You can take advantage of the enhanced dashboard, including at-a-glance infographics that provide current health, status, and operations information for your monitored cluster.
  • You can easily monitor IPv6 data breakouts. InsightIQ reports IPv6 breakouts as separate clients instead of presenting them as one big generic IPv6 client group.
  • You can optionally communicate telemetry data to EMC through EMC Secure Remote Support.
  • InsightIQ 4.1.1 is fully compatible with OneFS 8.0.1 and IsilonSD Edge.
  • InsightIQ 4.1.1 is available as a free licensed product, which means that you can get community support through the EMC Community Network (ECN) Isilon Community.The new LDAP authentication tab in the web user interface allows you to point your InsightIQ instance to an LDAP server for authentication.

More information

To learn more, check out the InsightIQ Info Hub. There you’ll find a collection of InsightIQ-related information, including release notes, guides, videos, and links to EMC Community Network (ECN) blog posts and discussions.

Let us know!

Let us know what you think. If you have feedback for us about this or any other Isilon technical content, email us at mailto:docfeedback@emc.com. And thank you!