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Hardware Compatibility List

iSCSI Client Support

Vendor Operating System iSCSI Initiator
Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8, 2003 Server, 2008 Server, 2008 Server R2, 2012 Server Windows iSCSI
Apple Mac OS X v10.5 'Leopard', v10.6 'Snow Leopard', v10.7 'Lion' ATTO Xtend SAN initiator
(globalSAN is not supported)
Citrix XenServer 5.x (iSCSI, FC, NFS), XenServer 6.x (iSCSI, FC, NFS), Citrix Ready Certified iSCSI SR, NFS SR, StorageLink SR
VMware VMware ESXi 4.x, 5.x (iSCSI, FC, NFS) VMware initiator
Linux RHEL, SUSE, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, OEL, etc. (all major distros) open-iscsi

RAID Controller Support

QuantaStor supports all RAID controllers supported by Ubuntu Server 10.10. The following are integrated into the QuantaStor service core for monitoring and management.
Vendor Model Type
LSI MegaRAID (all models) SATA/SAS
LSI Nytro MegaRAID (all models) SATA/SAS
LSI Nytro WarpDrive (all models) PCIe SSD
STEC s1120 PCIe Accelerator (all variants) PCIe SSD
DELL PERC H7xx, H8xx (rebranded LSI 92xx) SATA/SAS
FusionIO ioDrive / ioDrive Duo / ioDrive Octal PCIe
HP SmartArray P4xx/P8xx SATA/SAS
Adaptec 5xxx/6xxx/7xxx/8xxx SATA/SAS

Fibre Channel HBAs (Target)

Note, you can use just about any FC HBA as your FC initiator but internal to a QuantaStor system we only support the use of specific Qlogic controllers as FC targets.
Vendor Model Type Driver
QLogic QLE25xx 8Gb 8.02.01-k4-tgt
QLogic QLE24xx 4Gb 8.02.01-k4-tgt

10GbE Network Interface Cards

Vendor Model Type Connector
Chelsio N3xx, T4 10GbE SFP+/10GBase-T
Intel All 1GbE and 10GbE models 1GbE/10GbE SFP+, 10GbE/1GbE Base-T
Interface Masters NIAGARA 32714L Quad-port 10GbE SFP+

Infiniband Adapters

Vendor Model Type Driver
Mellanox ConnectX Series 20Gb (DDR) Ubuntu 1.0
Mellanox ConnectX-2 VPI Series 40Gb (QDR) Ubuntu 1.0

Initiator NICs & HBAs

There are no known limitations with hardware on the initiator side. The following list outlines the network adapters that engineers at OS Nexus have tested and confirmed exemplary performance.
Use Vendor Models Notes
iSCSI/NFS Atto Tech. FastFrame FF-NS12 10GbE
iSCSI/NFS Chelsio N3xx, T4 10GbE
iSCSI/NFS Intel X520/X540 (all Intel 10GbE variants) 10GbE
iSCSI/NFS Interface Masters NIAGARA 32714L Quad-port 10GbE
Fibre Channel ATTO Tech. Celerity FC-82EN 8Gb FC
Fibre Channel QLogic QLE25xx 8Gb FC
Fibre Channel QLogic QLE24xx 4Gb FC
Infiniband Mellanox ConnectX & ConnectX-2 VPI Series 20Gb (DDR) & 40Gb (QDR)