000037043 - RSA NetWitness Series 6 hardware and DAC compatibility

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Article Number000037043
Applies ToRSA Product: RSA NetWitness
RSA Product Family: RSA NetWitness suite
RSA Product version: 11.x
IssueYou have purchased series 6 hardware as part of the hardware upgrade. You wish to know if you can continue using existing DAC to attach to the core appliance. Also, you would like to know the compatibility with the new PowerVault offering
ResolutionThe Series 6 core appliance is supported to utilize existing DACs, as well as PowerVault, with the exception of  Hybrids.

Customers can now refresh their hardware to Series 6 while continuing to use DACs or mixed storage environments (Powervault and DACs). In the case of mixed storage environments, customer needs to have a Series 6 Add-on PERC Card for Core appliances. This card is required to support mixed-mode storage deployments to a single Series 6 Core host. Updated hardware guides are now available on RSA Link: https://community.rsa.com/netwitness/hardware. The additional PERC is to allow all DACs to attach to one PERC while all PowerVaults are attached to the other PERC. DACs and PowerVaults should not be attached to the same PERC for a single system.
Series 6 Hybrids Mix Mode (DACs & PowerVault attached storage) is currently being qualified, ETA to be advised.
Series 6 Hybrids will allow up to two attached storage units compared to the previous series of Hybrid hardware. A single DAC or PowerVault storage unit is already allowed on Series 6 Hybrids if it is the only attached storage (Non-Mixed Mode).

The SKU of add-on PERC card:
RSA NetWitness Series 6 Add-on PERC Cards for Core Appliances:
NW-S6-PERC-LP           NW S6 PERC H840 8GB Card LP Core
NW-S6-PERC-LP-B1     NW S6 PERC H840 8GB Card LP Core BMnt1Mo
NW-S6-PERC-LP-E1     NW S6 PERC H840 8GB Card LP Core EMnt1Mo