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Storwize V7000 Array Compatibility

  • 1.  Storwize V7000 Array Compatibility

    Posted Sun January 05, 2020 06:11 AM

    Sorry for my level of questioning on the community but we are new to IBM Storage and are on a journey learning about Storwize V7000

    Is it possible to mix Gen 1, 2 & 3 array's with a 2076-124 controller?

    We have a Storwize V7000 2076-124 and would like to connect a 2076-24F array via SFF-8644 to SFF-8088

    Any advise would be very much appreciated...


    Geoff Ferris

  • 2.  RE: Storwize V7000 Array Compatibility

    Posted Mon January 06, 2020 10:47 AM
    Model 12F, 24F, and 92F expansion enclosures are only supported for attachment to Models 524 and 624 control enclosure. Previous generation Storwize V7000 control enclosures (Models 112, 124, 312, and 324) do not support the attachment of Model 12F,24F, and 92F expansion enclosures.


    Enrique Espinel
    IT Senior Specialist
    Gye - Ecuador

  • 3.  RE: Storwize V7000 Array Compatibility

    Posted Mon January 06, 2020 03:39 PM
    Hi Enrique,

    Many thanks for your very kind response.

    Geoff Ferris

  • 4.  RE: Storwize V7000 Array Compatibility

    Posted Thu May 14, 2020 11:52 AM

    I would like to add a comment: running a Gen.1 (modell 124) means, that you are having a quite high maintenance fee, especially for SWMA. This was due to the fact, that this generation of V7000 had a fairly low hardware portion and a fairly high software portion of the price.

    When looking for an expansion of this system, you might better consider a new system instead - a FlashSystem 5030 would be a good replacement, you might also look for the 5100 with FCM and compression.

    kind regards

    Konrad Trojok
    Head of Competence Center IBM Storage
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