Nimble Storage Arrays


Technical Specifications


  • HPE Nimble Storage SF-Series Secondary Flash Arrays (capacity per array, with expansion): Starting at 21 TB Raw
    16 TB Useable
    128 TB Effective, up to 210 TB Raw
    up to 169 TB Usable
    up to 3 PB Effective (Assumes typical 3x to up to 18x savings, based on Backup retention policy, on a Veeam target)
    Starting configuration based on HPE Nimble Storage SF100 Secondary Flash Array.

Drive description

  • Up to (21) LFF MDL SAS HDDs
    1/2/4/6/10TB drive capacities supported, depending on model. (3 or 6) SFF SSD
    Depending on configuration. 480/960/1920/3840GB SSD Cache capacities supported, depending on model.


  • (2)
    Maximum Expansion Shelves supported.

Maximum drives per enclosure

  • (21) HDDs and Flash Cache per base array or SF Series Expansion Shelf.

Host interface

  • 1 GbE/10GbE iSCSI (4) Ports and
    1 GbE/10GbE iSCSI (4) Ports or
    1 GbE/10GbE iSCSI (4) Ports and
    10 GbE iSCSI (4) Ports or
    1 GbE/10GbE iSCSI (4) Ports and
    16 Gb/8 Gb Fibre Channel (4)
    Depending on configuration.

Storage controller

  • 2

Availability features

  • Triple+ Parity RAID for data protection Redundant storage controllers Redundant power supplies and fans

Compatible operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server VMware ESXi SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    Ubuntu Server Edition LTS
    Oracle Linux
    Citrix XenServer
    Oracle Solaris IBM AIX For the latest information on supported operating systems refer to Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge for HPE Storage Products (SPOCK):

Minimum dimensions ( H x W x D)

W445mm x D673mm x H175mm




Warranty Standard Statement HPE Nimble Storage arrays come with the following warranties: 1-year, parts-only warranty for hardware components 90 day, software updates for defects. Additionally, HPE Nimble Storage will provide phone support for replacing a defective part. Additional support coverage is required for HPE Nimble Storage arrays. NOTE: For hardware warranty claims, defective part must be received before replacement parts are shipped.