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Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis
Cisco NSS3100 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis with Two 500-Gigabyte Hard Disk Drives
Cisco NSS3200 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis with Four 500-Gigabyte Hard Disk Drives
Cisco NSS3400 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis with Four 1-Terabyte Hard Disk Drives

As small companies move from paper-based processes to digital applications, they become more vulnerable to the huge costs and disruptions that can result from losing vital business information. Small businesses are also challenged to comply with growing regulatory requirements governing the storage of customer information. They need strong data security, advanced encryption capabilities, and tools to control the way users access sensitive data. The common data storage solutions used in many small businesses -- backup disks and flash drives, primitive tape backup systems, and simple hard drives directly attached to employee PCs -- cannot provide the advanced security and control features that today's small businesses require. Such ad hoc storage solutions can also diminish productivity by impeding employees' ability to easily transfer and share files.

Figure 1. Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Series Network Storage System

The Cisco ® Small Business NSS3000 Series Network Storage System provides the robust security and advanced data backup capabilities your business needs, at a price small companies can afford. With support up to 4 TB of data and up to 15 concurrent users per chassis, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Series provides the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. And unlike entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Series delivers the advanced backup, encryption, user authentication, and high availability you need to protect your business.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis, supports any approved hard disk drive. It provides a wealth of features in a desktop-size system designed specifically for small businesses. And it gives you the flexibility to configure the system without any connected drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis together, providing a solution that can continually grow with your business.
You can use the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Series to:

• Automatically back up important information from every PC and server in your business

• Provide centralized storage and sharing of important files

• Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to automatically back up every version of every file saved by employees, allowing you to easily restore data

• Store and archive digital video from your video surveillance system

Features and Benefits

The Cisco NSS3000 Series Network Storage System provides:

Robust reliability: Traditional small business NAS systems require each hard drive to run its own operating system software, making them inherently less stable. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Series integrates the Linux operating system that controls the storage system into the chassis itself, helping ensure that your business remains protected even if an individual hard drive fails.

Maximum flexibility: The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Series supports a variety of data storage schemes (Redundant Array of Independent Disks [RAID] 0, 1, 5, and 10 and "just a bunch of disks" [JBOD]) and file systems, and allows you to link Windows-based users, Mac users, UNIX/Linux users, and FTP clients into a single data storage system, providing a complete storage solution for virtually any business environment.

Advanced storage capabilities: The solution's rich network storage features include support for the Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) monitoring system for hard disks, file journaling, and virtualization of RAID storage systems across Cisco NSS chassis1, giving you a full suite of tools to create a robust file-sharing and data backup system for your business.

Strong security: The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Series supports a variety of security features to protect your data and help you comply with regulatory standards, including file encryption support, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) file-based disk encryption, virtual LANs (VLANs), and user authentication and access control.

Easy setup and operation: The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Series simplifies configuration and ongoing status monitoring with a two-line LCD display that provides unit health status, storage status, network status, and more.

Reduced costs: By integrating the operating system into the chassis, instead of individual hard drives, the solution eliminates the need to purchase and maintain third-party licenses, upgrades, and accessories for each hard drive in the system.

Out-of-the-box compatibility with other business applications: The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Series is designed to fully integrate with other Cisco Small Business Series solutions in a single, easy-to-manage network environment. For example, the solution provides the ideal data storage foundation for Cisco IP video surveillance and CDP applications.

Product Specifications

Table 1 gives the specifications for the Cisco NSS3000, NSS3100, NSS3200, and NSS3400 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis. Table 2 provides hard drive and RAID configurations for the Cisco Small Business Network Storage System. Table 3 provides storage accessory information for the Cisco Small Business Network Storage System. Table 4 provides ordering information for the Cisco Small Business Network Storage System.

Table 1. Cisco NSS3000, NSS3100, NSS3200, NSS3400 Specifications

Specifications

Model

Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis

Cisco NSS3100 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis with two 500-Gigabyte HDDs

Cisco NSS3200 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis with four 500-Gigabyte HDDs

Cisco NSS3400 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis with four 1-Terabyte HDDs

System memory

128 MB synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM)

Flash memory

256 MB internal flash memory

Encryption

AES 256

Power supply

150W Internal Power Supply

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) drive bays

Support for up to 4 internal SATA hard disk drives with hot-swap capability

LAN ports

One 10/100/1000 Mbps auto medium dependent interface (MDI) and MDI crossover (MDI-X)

Ports

3 AUX ports (supports USB flash disk for configuration backup only)

1 UPS-USB port (APC Smart-UPS only)

Temperature

Internal thermal temperature sensors for automatic fan control

Buttons

Power, system reset/network default settings restore

LEDs

Unit Power, LAN Link, System Error, Hard Disk Drive Activity (4), Hard Disk Drive Error (4), 2 Line LCD provides realtime product status

Operating system

Linux 2.6

Mean time between failures (MTBF)

Calculated 300,000 hours

Power consumption

19W with no hard disk drives; 56W with (4) 250GB SATA hard disk drives

(Power consumption varies depending on the number and type of hard disk drives installed.)

Form factor

Desktop form factor

Warranty

3-year limited hardware warranty with return to factory replacement and 90-day limited software warranty

Package Contents

NSS3000 System Chassis

(4) 3.5 inch SATA Hard Drive Trays

AC Power Cord

CD-ROM with Discovery Tool & User Documentation

Network Attached Storage Features

Supported RAID levels

RAID0 (striping), RAID1 (mirroring), RAID5, RAID 10

JBOD

Just A Bunch Of Disks - Independent Disk Linear Concatenation

Intelligent drive

Intelligent SATA HDD spin-up/spin-down with built-in hysteresis to avoid HDD power up/down "flapping"

File and Storage System Support

Server Message Blocks (SMB)/ Common Internet File System (CIFS)

File sharing for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and UNIX/Linux (using Samba client) systems using SMB or CIFS

Network File System (NFS)

File sharing for UNIX/Linux systems via NFS v3

FTP/Secure FTP (FTPS)

File sharing via FTP. Secure sessions supported via FTP over SSL

Journaled file system

XFS

Unified file locking

Provides common file-locking mechanism that allows simultaneous, multiprotocol access to common shares by Windows/Mac (CIFS), UNIX/Linux (NFS), and FTP

Virtualization

Supports virtualization of RAID sets across multiple chassis (requires at least 1 Cisco NSS6000/NSS6100 on the same network). Supports up to 4 exported RAID sets per master unit.

Distributed File System (DFS)

Use multiple NAS systems as a single system via DFS

Security Features

On-disk file

On-disk file encryption (AES 256)

VLANs

Port and 802.1Q/p

Access control lists (ACLs)

Windows-like ACLs (user, group, access, and filters)

Network filtering

MAC/IP address filtering

LAN Network Features

VLANs

802.1Q/p

Quality of service (QoS)

802.1p

Jumbo frame

Up to 9 KB jumbo frames

Table 2. Hard Drive and RAID Configurations for the Cisco Small Business Network Storage System

SKU

Hard Drives Included

RAID Configuration

NSS3000

none

N/A

NSS3100

2x500GB (1TB Total)

RAID1

NSS3200

4x500GB (2TB Total)

RAID5

NSS3400

4x1TB (4TB Total)

RAID5

Table 3. Storage Accessories for the Cisco Small Business Network Storage System

SKU

Description

HDT0000

Spare NAS Drive Tray (No Drive)

HDT0004

Spare NAS Drive Tray, Qty 4

HDT0250

Spare NAS Drive Tray with 250GB Drive

HDT0500

Spare NAS Drive Tray with 500GB Drive

HDT1000

Spare NAS Drive Tray with 1TB Drive

To order, find a Cisco Partner near you: http://www.cisco.com/go/partnerlocator.

Table 4. Ordering Information for the Cisco Small Business Network Storage System

Part Number

Description

NSS3000

4-Bay Desktop Gigabit Network Storage System

NSS3100

4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis with Two 500-Gigabyte Hard Disk Drives

NSS3200

4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis with Four 500-Gigabyte Hard Disk Drives

NSS3400

4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis with Four 1-Terabyte Hard Disk Drives

Complimentary/Optional Product(s)

Cisco Small Business Continuous Data Protection: Supports synchronized and scheduled backups that can be customized for high- and low-priority files

LBACDP03

Continuous Data Protection for Files 3 user license

LBACDP15

Continuous Data Protection for Files 15 user license

LBACDP25

Continuous Data Protection for Files 25 user license

Cisco Limited Warranty for Cisco Small Business Series Products

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Series Network Storage System comes with a 3-year limited hardware warranty with return to factory replacement and a 90-day limited software warranty. In addition, Cisco offers software application updates for bug fixes and telephone technical support at no charge for the first 12 months following the date of purchase.
To download software updates, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/smallbiz.
Product warranty terms and other information applicable to Cisco products are available at http://www.cisco.com/go/warranty.

A Proven Partner for Your Business

When it comes to the technology that keeps your employees, suppliers, and customers securely connected, it has to work. As the leader in networking and communications, Cisco is already helping small businesses around the world work better. And you can rely on us to help your business too.
With Cisco Small Business Solutions, you get the networking and communications technology you need, when and how you need it, so you can get more done in less time. We offer a broad range of small business products, which means that we're ready to be your technology partner -- both today and as you grow.
You'll work with a local business partner who understands your unique needs and can design, install, and maintain a secure, reliable network that you can afford. A network that's backed by Cisco, is customized especially for your needs today, and offers a clear path to tomorrow.
Cisco Small Business Solutions: Technology you can trust to help your business succeed.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Series Network Storage System, visit http://www.cisco.com/smallbusiness.
1Requires at least one Cisco NSS6000/NSS6100 4-Bay Advanced Gigabit Storage System.