The IBM System Storage N5500 has been architected to deliver NAS, FCP and iSCSI functionality for entry and midrange environments. The single-node Model G10 is upgradeable to the Model G20, which is a dual-node, clustered model intended to support failover and failback function to enhance reliability.

The IBM N5500 is a scalable model, allowing attachment of up to 336 logical unit numbers (LUNs). Both models available, the G10 and G20, provide rapid data access and simultaneous multiprotocol support with low maintenance needs. 

IBM Model 2865-G10

  • Single-node base unit
  • 3U filer mounted in standard 19” rack
  • Storage not included in base chassis
  • Includes redundant, hot-pluggable power supplies, redundant cooling fans
  • 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports
  • 4 integrated 2-Gb FC ports (configure as targets or initiators)
  • Capable of being upgraded to an N5500 Model G20

IBM Model 2865-G20

  • Clustered, high-availability, dual-node base unit
  • Provides identical functioning as N5500 Model G10, but adds the Clustered Failover (CFO) function

Key Features of the IBM N5500:

  • Support entry-level and midrange environments requiring NAS, iSCSI, and FCP function
  • Support NFS, CIFS, FCP, and iSCSI protocols
  • Support up to 4 GB of ECC memory
  • Support up to eight backend Fibre Channel loops
  • Remote and local copy services
  • Improve the utilization of your disk resources and storage administrators
  • Support a heterogeneous storage environment that does not include direct attachment of EXN expansion units
  • Scalable with the attachment of up to 336 LUNs

For pricing on new or used IBM System Storage N5500 arrays, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.