Genesis HyperMDC HA Metadata Controller

Scalable high-speed, highly-reliable storage

Your facility demands performance and redundancy. The HyperMDC offering provides the scale you need to achieve the most stringent bandwidth requirements for multiple connected color finishing rooms using Resolve and other tools. It also supports large editing environments being fully integrated in Adobe and Avid workflows. HyperMDC grows to almost unlimited performance with block and Scale-Out NAS Gateways. This really is the perfect combination for superior performance requirements and the reliability needed in an ‘always on’ facility.

Stream Counts - Multiple Streams of DPX 8K, we don’t have a ceiling!!

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Challenges solved:

  • Need for high demand, 24x7 (always on) solution
  • Scale out and scale up to match changes in workflow, capacity and performance
  • Maximize your ROI with ‘unlimited’ options as your environment grows
  • Total cost of ownership declines with 5+ year support and lifecycle

Key workflows perfect the Genesis HyperMDC:

  • High end Color correction finishing rooms - Resolve, Autodesk etc.
  • Adobe, Avid, FCP with 20-100+ editors doing hi-resolution 4k/8k editing

HyperFS: File system management

HYPERFS SAN ManagementHyperFS is a scalable, high-availability, global file system supporting both block and file based protocols simultaneously to deliver both high-bandwidth SAN and dynamic, on-the-fly Scale-Out NAS functionality.

SAN clients and LAN clients simultaneously accessing the same data either by file level (via Scale-Out NAS) or block level (via SAN) using 16/32 Gb/s Fibre Channel, 1/10/25/40/100 GigE, or ISCSI. This provides Windows, Mac, or Linux SAN-based editing clients with a way to share files using standard SMB, CIFS, or NFS protocols leveraging Genesis IAP integrated application server as a gateway to deliver Scale-Out NAS performance and enabling file-based workflows for LAN clients.

Integrated application platform

Small in size but huge in performance, the single rack unit Genesis HyperFS IAP, is the new standard 1U application server. Now partnered with the latest build out and build up version of HyperFS, the IAP platform is the only server for the job of providing metadata service for your HyperFS SAN.

High-availability Metadata Cluster

  • Single or dual controller
  • 12, 16, 24, 48, and 60 Bay options in 2, 3 and 4U footprints
  • 0, 1(0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60 RAID levels
  • Plenty of JBOD expansion configurations scalable into the petabyte range
  • iSCSI, Fibre Channel and Ethernet ready

HYPERFS metadata and data flow with Scale-Out NAS

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Hardware and software details

Genesis IAP base server system and controller features
Chassis RoHS compliant 1U Steel and Aluminum Alloy enclosure with rack mount kit, dual FRU power supplies and fan assemblies and 6Gbit SAS Drive Backplane Power on/off switch; System reset switch; LAN, Fan fail indicator, Power indicators; 6 High-speed fans, UID button and LED, key lock bezel
System CPU/RAM/Drives 3.5 GHZ E5-1600, 32GB RAM, 2x240GB SSD HDD Mirrored
External I/O Ports 4x USB 3.0 rear Ports, 1x VGA Port, 2x RJ45 LAN Ports, 1x RJ45, Optional; 2x 10Gbit SFP Ports Dedicated IPMI LAN Port, plus 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slot for a FC HBA or other I/O.
Management Tools Embedded web management uses standard HTTP - no host agent is required; local or remote, in-band or out-of-band management; easy to use monitoring and advanced error logging.
Event Notification Email, Audible (buzzer), and visible (LED) alerts for bad drives and power supplies
Genesis IAP power server system and controller features
Chassis Sames as base server
System CPU/RAM/Drives 3.5 GHZ E5-2600, 64GB RAM, 2x240GB SSD HDD Mirrored
External I/O Ports Sames as base server
Management Tools Sames as base server
Event Notification Sames as base server
IAP Mechanical Specifications
Voltage 100 – 140 V / 200 – 240 V, 60 – 50 Hz, 8.5 – 6 Amp
Power Supply 700W Redundant PS high-efficiency power supply with PMBus and I2C
Operating Wattage 220 Watts x 2 servers in HA
Operating Temperature 5°- 35°C (-40° +70°C non operational)
Relative Humidity Maximum 90%
Dimensions 17.2 x 26.6 x 1.7 inch / 437.0 x 676.0 x 43.0 mm - Gross Weight: 46.0 lbs / 20.9 kg [approx.)
Genesis DS3 RAID controller/Drive chassis features
Chassis Modular compact 2U Steel and Aluminum Alloy enclosure with key lock drive cans and rack mount kit Dual FRU power supplies and embedded FRU RAID controllers
RAID Controllers Disk Drives 300GB 2.5” 15K SAS
External I/O Ports Choose from up to 16Gb/s Fibre Channel, up to 10Gb/s iSCSI, or up to 12Gb/s SAS based on your needs and budget
System Cooling Embedded cooling fans in power supplies
Operational Features
RAID/Controller protection RAID 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, RAID migration, Configurable stripe size and write policy per system, Intelligent drive handling
Spare Drives Genesis DS3 configurations can support hot and cold spare drives
Background Activities Rebuild; drive monitoring; RAID fail-back, media health monitoring and repair
RAID Robustness RAID controller active/active monitoring, physical drive error recovery, Replacement drive rebuild and monitoring, Bad Sector Re-mapping, Error recovery mechanisms and automated defect elimination.
System Management
Supported OS Windows, Mac OS X, HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, OpenStack Cinder
Management Tools Web-based SANWatch management software
RS232 serial port for local access to firmware-embedded utility
Automated cache flush and caching mode operation per enclosure status
Telnet and SSH system monitoring via Ethernet
Platform-independent firmware management GUI
LCD keypad panel for monitoring and access to all configuration options
Module status LED indicators: component presence detection & thermal sensors via I2C bus
Event Notification Various event notification methods including email, LAN broadcast, fax, SNMP trap and SMS.
Mechanical Specifications
Voltage 100VAC @ 10A to 240VAC @ 5A with PFC (auto-switching)
Power Consumption Two 530W, Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Operating Temperature Operating: 0 to 40°C without BBU or CBM / 0 to 35°C with BBU or CBM
Relative Humidity 10 - 80%
Dimensions 448mm (W) x 88mm (H) x 500mm (D) **Without chassis ears / protrusions
HyperFS File System Specifications
System Capacity 64 ZB Theoretical Limit
Max number of files/objects/folders Up to 4,000,000,000 when using 4TB metadata volume
File size 64 ZB Theoretical Limit
File name length Windows: 255 ASCII characters; Linux/Mac: 255 ASCII characters
Directory depth Windows: 244 characters
Linux: 4096 Bytes
Max number of LUNs 4093
Exported Paths 512
No. of Metadata controllers (MDC) Up to 2, can be configured in HA mode
Number of concurrent file systems 16
Full redundancy configuration Supported: No single point of failure
Dynamic file system expansion Yes, LUNs can be added with no downtime
Supported SAN client OSs Windows 7 32/x86_64/Win 8, Win 10
Windows 2008/2008_R2/2012/2012_R2/Server 32/x86_64/2016_x86_64
RHEL 5 (Update3-Update10) 32/x86_64, RHEL 6 (Update0-Update8) 32/x86_64,
RHEL 7 {Update0-Update4}
SUSE 11 SP1-3
OS X 10.7-10.14
SSD Support Yes
Optional HyperFS Scale-Out NAS Specifications
Number of nodes per cluster 64
Number of clusters 32
Supported Protocols CIFS/SMBv1.0/v2.0/v3.0
NFSv2/v3/v4, FTP/FTPS
Scale-Out Nas OS RHEL/CentOS x86_64
Number of Scale-Out Nas Clients CIFS clients: 2048 per node, NFS clients: No limit
FTP clients: 1GbE 800 clients and 10GbE 1600 clients
Number of shares mounted on client CIFS on Windows Client: 23 NFS Client: 256
Supported OS of Scale-Out Nas clients Windows 7/8/10
Windows 2008/2008_R2/2012/2012_R2 Server/2016 Server
CentOS/RHEL 4.x ; CentOS/RHEL 5 U1-U8; CentOS/RHEL 6 U1-U9, CentOS/RHEL 7 U1-U6
Suse11 SP1
OS X 10.6-10.14

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“Implementing a high speed HyperFS SAN made our workflows here at Redlab much more efficient, but the risk of downtime/data loss due to a MDC failure was unacceptable. By adding HA (adding a second MDC) made that problem disappear...literally. I think we have failed over twice in the past 6 years and only engineering noticed! Not even a blip in my flame suite. Now that we have 24/7 health monitoring, I expect we'll hear from Scale Logic before our engineers!”