StoreVault S500

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Simplified Storage™

StoreVault is a division of NetApp that is focused on delivering data storage products and services tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. Using a technology base that has been proven in enterprise environments, StoreVault products and solutions are designed to take the complexity out of storage management, allowing you to focus on growing your business.

The StoreVault S500 is an all-in-one storage appliance that is capable of NAS, SAN and DAS right out of the box. Capacities start at 1TB and can scale to 6TB. The management interface is simple and intuitive, with a familiar Windows look-and-feel.


With support for NAS and SAN in one box, ease of use and simple management, the StoreVault S500 delivers unprecedented levels of flexibility, reliability and affordability. Maybe this is your first foray into networked storage; maybe you have direct attached storage that never seems to have capacity where you need it; maybe your shrinking backup window is threatening further growth; in any case, the StoreVault S500 is ready to adapt to your needs as your business grows.

  • Scales to 6TB but can start at 1TB – grow only as you need it
  • Consolidates file and block-level storage for better storage utilization
  • Simple on-the-fly provisioning from a central pool to applications, groups or users
  • Protects against concurrent disk drive failures without paying for massive redundancy
  • Dual hot-swap redundant power and cooling
  • Eliminates the backup window
  • QLogic SAN Starter Kit lets you easily add high-performance Fibre Channel SAN to your StoreVault S500

The StoreVault S500 is designed to allow you to concentrate on growing your business and not worry about your growing storage.


StoreVault S500 Specifications

System Software Specifications

Operating System

Network Appliance™ Data ONTAP® StoreVault Edition

Standard Software Features

Simultaneous NAS and SAN support, online capacity expansion, up to 255 Snapshots™ per volume, e-mail alerts, DNS, NDMP, FlexVol™ thin provisioning

Security Integration

UNIX® NIS, Macintosh® NIS, Windows® Active Directory and Windows Workgroup (local) integration

NAS Protocol Support

NFS V2/V3/V4 over UDP or TCP, NFS client authentication, Microsoft® CIFS

SAN Protocol Support

Fibre Channel and iSCSI Up to 64 LUNs

Fibre Channel QLogic SAN Starter Kit, available from the StoreVault Division
spaceriSCSI Software Initiators Microsoft initiator v2.02, VMware ESX and VMware Server, Linux Red Hat ES 11 (upgrade 4), Linux SuSE EL 9, Netware 6.5, Solaris 10
spaceriSCSI Hardware Initiators Silverback iSNAP 2110, QLogic QLA4052 (Q1 2006)

RAID Support

Global Hot Spare, RAID-4 and RAID-DP (Double Protection, a form of RAID-6 without any
performance penalty)

Management Interface StoreVault Manager, a Windows-based administration utility
SNMP Support Agent compatible with SNMP ver1. MIB-II and NetApp custom MIBs supported.

System Hardware Specifications


2U, 19” rack-mountable

Power Supplies

Dual redundant, hot pluggable

Max. Raw Capacity


Disk Drives

Up to 12; 250GB SATA I and 500GB SATA II

DDR2 Memory (System RAM)

1024 MB

Nonvolatile SDRAM (NVRAM)

256MB - protects “in flight” transactions for 3 days in the event of a power loss.

Integrated I/O

2 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Copper

Optional SCSI Card

68-pin LVD Ultra 160

Environmental Specifications

AC Power / Max. Current

100 to 120VAC, 9A; 200 to 240VAC, 4.5A

Thermal Rating

1706 Btu/hr (fully loaded shelf)

Dimensions (height/width/depth) 2 EIA U (3.5” 13.3 cm) / 19” EIA rack compliant (17.6”, 44.7 cm) / 22” (55.9 cm)
Max. Weight 52.0 lb (35.8 kg) fully loaded
Operating Temperature & Relative Humidity 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F); 20% to 85% relative humidity, noncondensing)
Nonoperating Temperature & Relative Humidity -40°C to 65°C (-40° F to 149° F); 20% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing)
Operating Acoustic Noise 61 dBA @ 1m at 23°C
Min. Service Clearances 10.55” (26.8 cm) front; 16.3” (41.4 cm) rear

StoreVault Manager Installation Requirements

Hardware requirements

Intel-based PC with single 2 GHz CPU (Xeon or Pentium 4)
40 MB of free disk space minimum
512 MB of memory minimum

Software requirements

Windows XP
Windows 2003 server

Windows 2003 Server

Command Line Support

Management interface protocols such as telnet, rsh, ssh and HTTP are not supported on Data ONTAP StoreVault Edition



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