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EqualLogic PS6500E iSCSI SAN Storage

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Hugely Scalable iSCSI SAN High density: 48TB in 4U

EqualLogic virtualized architecture combines with dense SATA package for affordable, enterprise-capable tiered storage

  • Scales seamlessly up to 1.5PB in a single SAN group
  • Low total cost of ownership with excellent cost-per-GB and comprehensive SAN management and protection software
  • Help save money, space, and energy by consolidating with the PS6500E
  • Improved sequential performance over previous generation

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The Dell EqualLogic PS6500E is a virtualized iSCSI SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, enterprise performance and reliability, and seamless scalability. With SATA disk drives the PS6500E delivers excellent cost-per-gigabyte and up to 1.5PBs of high capacity storage.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Exceptional ease of use

Exceptional Ease of Use

The PS6500E is an intelligent storage array that provides rapid installation, simple management and seamless expansion. All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network topology, automatically build RAID sets and conduct system health checks to help ensure that all components are fully functional. A PS6500E can often be configured and operational in less than one hour.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Modular design with enterprise reliability

Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability

The virtualized, modular architecture of the EqualLogic PS Series enables IT managers to purchase only the storage that is needed, when it is needed — helping to prevent both underutilization and over-provisioning. Using patented data movement technology, all PS Series arrays can work together to automatically manage data, load balance across system resources and expand to meet growing needs.

All PS Series arrays are designed to exceed the ruggedness requirements of the data center. The PS6500E is fault-tolerant, with fully redundant and hot-swappable components — standard dual-controllers, triple fan trays, triple redundant power supplies and disk drives with hot spares. Self-tuning write-back caches are battery-backed and mirrored across controllers for the ultimate protection without compromising performance.

Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series ArraysEnterprise data services without additional cost

FEATURE-RICH SOFTWARE PORTFOLIO

The EqualLogic software portfolio is an essential component of the EqualLogic storage solution. This feature-rich software portfolio can help your organization establish reliable, high-performing interactions with your customers while protecting critical business data.

The EqualLogic all-inclusive software model gives you the functionality required for a complete SAN solution at one price, eliminating the need to manage software licenses or multiple support contracts. The full software portfolio, including EqualLogic Array Software, EqualLogic Host Software and EqualLogic SAN Headquarters, is included with the array purchase. Customers with a valid Dell ProSupport1 agreement can download future software updates without paying additional license fees.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Flexibility with low cost of ownership

FLEXIBILITY WITH LOW COST OF OWNERSHIP

Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays represent a breakthrough in storage economics, from purchase and setup to operation and upgrades. Unlike traditional SANs, the EqualLogic PS Series includes software and applications expected from an enterprise-level SAN at no extra cost. The PS Series scales on-demand and online allowing storage growth without disrupting applications. As a result, EqualLogic arrays provide exceptional flexibility at a low total cost of ownership.

Whether consolidating a direct-attached storage (DAS) infrastructure, migrating data from and existing SAN, streamlining data protection processes or simply adding storage capacity, the Dell EqualLogic family of proven, high-performance, self-managing storage arrays is designed to meet the requirements of today’s critical datacenter environments.

Product Configurations

  • Storage Controllers
    Dual controllers with a total of 4GB* battery-backed cache memory per array
    Battery-backed cache provides up to 72 hours of data protection

    Hard Disk Drives
    48 SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives

    Drive Capacities
    7,200 RPM SATA II drives available in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB

    System Capacities
    24TB* using forty-eight (48) 500GB SATA disk drives
    48TB* using forty-eight (48) 1TB SATA disk drives
    96TB* using forty-eight (48) 2TB2 SATA disk drives

Technical Highlights

  • Volumes
    Up to 1,024

    Snapshots
    512 per volume / up to 10,000 total

    Hosts Accessing PS Series Group
    Up to 1,024 per pool / 4,096 per group

    Host Protocol
    Any standards compliant iSCSI initiator

    Operating Systems Supported
    Windows® 2000 Server
    Windows Server® 2003
    Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V ™
    VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / ESXi 3.5
    Citrix® XenServer™
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    SUSE® Linux Enterprise
    Linux
    Sun™ Solaris™
    UNIX®
    IBM® AIX
    HP-UX®
    Mac OS® X
    Novell® Netware®

    RAID Support
    RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50

    GbE Network Interfaces
    Four (4) copper per controller

    TCP Network Support
    IPv4, IPv6 core support including JITC

    Expansion Option
    Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series online in the same SAN group; PS6500E can only be in a pool with other PS5500E, PS6500X and/or PS6500E systems.

Reliability

  • Redundant hot-swappable controllers
    Hot-swappable disks and power supplies

Enclosure Monitoring System

  • Automatic spare configuration and utilization
    SMART
    Automatic bad block replacement
    Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drives

Management

  • SAN HeadQuarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
    SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
    Serial console
    Multi-administrator support
    Ability to configure a separate management network

Security

  • CHAP authentication
    Access control for iSCSI
    Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support

Notification Methods

  • SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog

Power

  • AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase
    Frequency: 47-63 Hz
    Power factor: 0.95 (minimum)
    Power consumption: 1400 VA, 1,400 Peak VA (operating maximum)
    Heat dissipation: 3,400 BTU per hour (maximum)
    Power supplies: Three 440W dc

GPU & Chassis

  • Height: 18 cm (6.89") / 4 EIA units
    Width: 48 cm (19.01") / 1EC Rack Compliant
    Depth: 96 cm (37.8")
    Weight: 74.8 kg / 165 lb (maximum configuration)

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature range: 5 to 35°C / 41 to 95°F
    Storage temperature: -20 to 60°C / -22 to 140°F
    Altitude: -70 to 3,000 m operational / -305 to 12,192 m non-operational
    Relative humidity: 20 to 80% non-condensing operational / 5 to 95% non-condensing non-operational
    Shock: 5 g 10 ms ½ sine operational / 30 g 10 ms ½ sine non-operational
    Vibration: Random .21 grms @ 5-500Hz operational / Random 1.04 grms 2-200Hz non-operational
    Acoustics: LwA 6.6 Bels
    Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
You bought a powerful SAN tool, and you expect all the tools you need to be in the box. Dell delivers with a valuable portfolio of storage software to support the family of EqualLogic storage arrays.

EqualLogic Array Software
EqualLogic Host Software
EqualLogic SAN Headquarters

EqualLogic Array SoftwareEqualLogic Array Software
EqualLogic Firmware is the foundation of the EqualLogic software family. Integrated across the entire family of EqualLogic PS arrays, the EqualLogic Firmware is a SAN operating system based on a unique peer storage architecture that:
  • Virtualizes SAN resources
  • Enables peer scalability of up to 16 arrays
  • Provides intelligent data management functionality
  • Automatically adjusts system resources
  • Optimizes performance
  • Reduces human intervention

EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsSupported Host Environments
EqualLogic Firmware

EqualLogic Group Manager GUI

EqualLogic Group Manager CLI
Embedded with each EqualLogic array purchasedAvailable for Download*EqualLogic Firmware is supported on the family of EqualLogic arraysMicrosoft® Windows Server® 2003,

Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™ ,
Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.1
VMware® ESXi 3.5 / 4 / 4.1
Citrix® XenSource
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
Sun™ Solaris
IBM® AIX
HP-UX®
Mac OS® X
Novell® NetWare®

MPIO Feature is qualified for Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™ , Windows Server® 2008 R2 including Hyper-V™ VMware® , Linux® and Sun™ Solaris™ Operating Systems
EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility Available for Download*Available for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP, Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility is designed for EqualLogic storage array groups.

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EqualLogic Host SoftwareEqualLogic Host Software
This family of host-based tools provides an easy-to-use interface for extending the functionality of the EqualLogic Array Software, enabling cooperation with the host. This integration can deliver:
  • High availability and performance
  • Advanced data protection
  • Simplified management of application data and virtual machines for Microsoft® and VMware® environments

Host Software for Windows
EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsManaged Environments
EqualLogic Remote Setup WizardAvailable for Download*as part of HIT Kit for MicrosoftAvailable for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
EqualLogic Firmware,
Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™ ,
Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager/ Microsoft EditionAvailable for Download*as HIT KitAvailable for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2003, SQL Server® 2008
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2007 including LCR and SCR, Exchange Server 2010
EqualLogic Multipath I/O Device Specific ModuleAvailable for Download*as HIT KitAvailable for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™ ,
Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
EqualLogic Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and Virtual Disk Service (VDS) Provider ServicesAvailable for Download*as HIT KitAvailable for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
Windows Server® 2008 R2, Including Hyper-V™
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2003, SQL Server® 2008
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2007
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2007 including LCR and SCR, Exchange Server 2010


Host Software for VMware
EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsManaged Environments
EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager/ VMware Edition
Available for Download*Available for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
VMware® ESX 3.5 and 4 / 4.1
VMware® ESXi 3.5 and 4 / 4.1
Requires VMware Virtual Center 2.5or vCenter 4
EqualLogic Storage Adapter for VMware Site Recovery Manager Available for Download*Available for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
VMware® ESX 3, 3.5 and 4 / 4.1
VMware® ESXi 3.5 and 4 / 4.1

Requires VMware® Site Recovery Manager 1.0 or 4.0
EqualLogic Multipath Extension Module for VMware ESX Available for Download*Available for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.1
VMware® ESXi 3.5 / 4 /4.1

Requires VMware vSphere 4.1 Enterprise Plus

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EqualLogic SAN Headquarters
EqualLogic SAN Headquarters (SANHQ) is a single-view monitoring and reporting tool that gathers performance, capacity and event data across multiple groups of EqualLogic PS arrays, providing in-depth information for better planning

EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsManaged Environments
EqualLogic SAN Headquarters
Available for Download*Available for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
EqualLogic SAN Headquarters is designed to monitor EqualLogic storage array groups.
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