Huawei OceanStor V3 Storage

Huawei OceanStor V3 are the latest generation of unified storage systems. One of the most important features of the OceanStor V3 series is its ability to integrate block and file storage services into a system with a standard management console. HyperMetro software supports the synchronous replication at distances up to 150 km and transparent failover for block storage (HyperMetro). Ideal for use as central SAN and file storage but also for databases and mail server environments.


Huawei Oceanstor 5300V3

OceanStor 5300V3

The ideal entry-level device in the unified storage mid-class segment. It is suitable for use as a central storage for file and storage services in SME IT infrastructures.

Recommended areas of application

  • Centralized file services
  • Storage for small to medium-sized virtualization environments
Huawei Oceanstor 5500V3

OceanStor 5500v3

Designed as a block storage device in its basic version, it can be extended at any time to a unified storage solution.

Recommended areas of application

  • Centralized SAN storage
  • Storage for virtualization solutions
  • Storage for databases
Huawei Oceanstor 5600V3

OceanStor 5600v3

Systematically developed to offer upgradeability and flexibility for small to medium-sized companies. With up to 28 host ports per controller, even large storage infrastructures can be set up.

Recommended areas of application

  • Large virtualization solutions
  • VDI
  • Databases
  • External virtualization of existing storage landscapes
Huawei Oceanstor 5800V3

OceanStor 5800v3

High-performance and highly scalable unified storage system that belongs to the medium-level storage class with its various software features.

Recommended areas of application

  • Centralized SAN and file storage
  • Large database and mail server environments

Software features

Virtualization functions

  • Consolidated thanks to external virtualization storage resources from various vendors for their flexible and standardised management and instruction
  • RAID 2.0+ block virtualization: With the shared RAID algorithm, rebuild times can be reduced up to 20x


  • HyperSnap (snapshot)
  • HyperCopy (LUN copy)
  • HyperClone (clone)
  • HyperMirror (volume mirroring)
  • HyperReplication (remote replication)
  • HyperMetro (metro cluster)
  • HyperLock (WORM)


  • SmartQoS (intelligent Quality-of-Service control)
  • SmartPartition (intelligent cache partitioning)
  • SmartCache (intelligent SSD read caching)


  • SmartTier (intelligent storage tiering)
  • SmartThin (intelligent thin provisioning)
  • SmartMotion (intelligent data migration)
  • SmartMulti-Tenant (tenant compatibility)
  • SmartMigration (LUN migration)
  • SmartCompression (online compression)
  • SmartDedupe (online deduplication)
  • SmartQuota (quota management)
  • SmartErase (data erasure)


  • Standardized management GUI for all services
  • UltraPath (multipathing management)
  • Cloud service (remote maintenance and management including call home function)
  • ReplicationDirector (Disaster Recovery Management Software)

Technical data

5300 V3

5500 V3

5600 V3

5800 V3

System cache (extended to the number of controllers) 32 GB to 128 GB 48 GB to 384 GB 64 GB to 512 GB 64 GB to 1.024 GB
Maximum number of controllers 8 8 8 8
Supported storage protocols Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, InfiniBand, NFS, CIFS, HTTP, FTP
Port-Typen 1 Gbit/s Ethernet, 10 Gbit/s FCoE, 10 Gbit/s TOE, 16 Gbit/s FC, 56 Gbit/s InfiniBand, SAS 3.0 (back-end, 4 x 12 Gbit/s per port)
Unified Multi-Protocol Adapter (CNA)
Maximum number of hard disks/SSD that are supported by two controllers 500 750 1.000 1.250
Maximum number of front-end ports per controller 12 12 28 28
Maximum number of interface modules per controller 2 2 8 8
Supported RAID levels RAID level: 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50 (RAID 2.0+ block virtualization)