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EqualLogic PS6500X iSCSI SAN Storage

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High-Performance, High-Density iSCSI SAN For Capacity Intensive Primary Applications

Organizations seeking a high-performance, high-density SAS solution for capacity-intensive primary applications.

 
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X iSCSI SAN
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Features

Features

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Product Configurations

  • Storage Controllers

    Dual controllers with 2GB non-volatile memory per controller

    Hard Disk Drives

    48 SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives

    Drive Capacities

    10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 600GB*
    10,000 RPM SAS or SAS SED drives available in 900GB*

    System Capacities

    28.8TB* using forty-eight (48) 600GB* SAS disk drives
    43.2TB* using forty-eight (48) 900GB* SAS or SAS SED 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
     

    Microsoft® Windows Server® including Hyper-V®
    VMware® ESX Server™
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL)
    SUSE® Enterprise Linux® (SLES)
    Oracle® Linux
    Oracle® Solaris™
    IBM® AIX®
    HP-UX
    Mac OS® X
    Citrix® XenServer®
    Novell® NetWare®

    For a complete list of supported OS versions including software initiators, NICs/CNAs, and HBAs, see the EqualLogic Compatibility Matrix on http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/storage/w/wiki/2661.equallogic-compatibility-matrix-07262013.aspx.

    RAID Support

    RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50*

    GbE Network Interfaces

    Interface ports: Four 1000BASE-T ports per controller, one may be used for management purposes

    TCP Network Support

    IPv4, IPv6 core support including JITC

    Expansion Option
     
    Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online. Up to 16 total members per group.

Reliability

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

Enclosure Monitoring System

  • Redundant, hot-swappable controllers, power supplies / cooling fans, and disks
    Individual disk drive slot power control

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: 1000 VA, 1200 Peak VA (operating maximum)
    Heat dissipation: 3,400 BTU per hour (maximum)
    Power supplies: Three 440W dc

Chassis

  • Height: 17.5 cm / 6.89 in / 4 EIA units
    Width: 48.3 cm / 19.01 in / 1EC Rack Compliant
    Depth: 96 cm / 37.8 in
    Weight: 74.8 kg / 165 lb

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 / 20g 10 ms ½ sine, Z axis only 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
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X

Dell EqualLogic PS6500X

The Dell EqualLogic PS6500X is a virtualised iSCSI SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, enterprise performance and reliability, and seamless scalability. With 10K RPM SAS disk drives that deliver exceptional performance and high-capacity that scales up to 460TB, the PS6500X is an excellent choice for performance and capacity intensive applications.

Exceptional Ease of Use

Dell EqualLogic PS6500X
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X - Exceptional Ease of Use
The PS6500X is an intelligent storage array that provides rapid installation, simple management and seamless expansion.
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X - Exceptional Ease of Use
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.
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X - Exceptional Ease of Use
A PS6500X can often be configured and serving storage in less than one hour.

Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability

The Dell EqualLogic PS Series’ virtualized, modular architecture enables IT managers to purchase only the storage that is needed when it is needed – helping to prevent both under utilization and over-provisioning.

EqualLogic PS6500X - Enterprise interconnection
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.The PS6500X can only be in a pool with other PS5500E, PS6500E and/or PS6500X systems.


EqualLogic PS6500X - Design
All PS Series arrays are designed to exceed the rugged requirements of the data center. The PS6500X 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.

EqualLogic PS6500X - High Performance
Self tuning write-back caches are battery-backed and mirrored across controllers for ultimate protection without compromising performance.

Enterprise Data Services Without Additional Cost

The PS6500X has built-in storage features once available only to top-tier data centers, enabling best practice storage for every size organization. All EqualLogic arrays include the following enterprise data services and software features and others with no additional software licensing fees:

Management

  • PS Group Manager
  • SAN HeadQuarters Multigroup Monitoring
  • Rapid Provisioning
  • Remote Setup Wizard
  • Roles-Based Administration
  • Volume Management

Maintenance

  • Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System
  • Email Home
  • Enclosure Monitoring System
  • Performance Monitoring

Data Protection, Availability and Recovery

  • Auto-Replication, Multiway
  • Instant Volume Restore
  • Multipath I/O (imput/output)*
  • Multivolume, Writeable Snapshots
  • Snapshot and Auto-Replication Scheduler
  • Volume Cloning
  • Volume Consistency Sets

Server Management and Protection Integration

  • Auto-Snapshot Manager/Microsoft® Edition*
  • Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware® Edition*
  • Automatic MPIO Connection Management
  • Microsoft® VSS and VDS Providers
  • Smart Copy for Microsoft® Hyper-VTM , Exchange® , SQL Server® ,Windows File Systems and VMware® VMFS
  • VMware® Site Recovery Manager Adapter

Storage Virtualization

  • Array Evacuation
  • Automatic Load Balancing
  • Automatic or Manual Storage Tiering
  • Complete SAN Virtualization
  • Online Data and Volume Movement
  • RAID Load Balancing
  • Storage Pools
  • Thin Provisioning

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. 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 attach 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 data center environments.
Dell delivers comprehensive end-to-end solutions to help you store and manage your data so you can efficiently move the right data to the right place at the right time for the right cost. EqualLogic array software and host software are part of these solutions and are included with your EqualLogic array purchase — providing all the tools your organization needs for a complete storage area network (SAN) solution.

GUI Dashboard

EqualLogic Array Software

Each EqualLogic array ships with a powerful set of software features that help you manage, protect and optimize your data. The EqualLogic Group Manager helps streamline storage and data management across both PS Series SAN arrays and FS Series NAS appliances. EqualLogic PS Series Firmware is the foundation of the EqualLogic software family. Integrated across the entire family of EqualLogic PS arrays, the EqualLogic PS Series 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 manual intervention

Also included in the firmware is the EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility that provides a non-network replication capability to minimize the time required to transfer large amounts of data between replication partners.

EqualLogic’s latest firmware (release 7.0) includes enhanced functions for PS Series arrays such as:

 

 

  • Robust and scalable Access Control Policies for simplified administration
  • Newly redesigned GUI with search functionality
  • RAID policy recommendations to help promote RAID best practices 
  • New technologies with backward compatibility including a 64-bit kernel firmware version for newer arrays and support for 4K sector volumes and 4K native sector (4Kn) drives

 

VMWare Host SoftwareEqualLogic Host Integration Tools

This family of host-based software provides tight integration between the EqualLogic array and the host. Dell provides host integration tools for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments, providing customers with the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive data protection and availability
  • Integrated storage management 
  • Reliable performance 
  • Streamlined array configuration

SAN HQEqualLogic SAN Headquarters

Dell EqualLogic SAN Headquarters (SAN HQ) is a centralized monitoring and reporting tool that gathers and provides in-depth information on performance, capacity and alerts across multiple groups of EqualLogic PS arrays, helping improve performance and effective allocation of group resources.

With Dell SupportAssist functionality, SAN HQ 3.0 can automatically create support cases based on system faults, and it allows you to view your open Dell Support cases for EqualLogic arrays monitored by SupportAssist.
Learn more about EqualLogic software

Find out how Dell EqualLogic software can help you design, manage and optimize your storage solution.


Dell can offer, via Local Partners, a wide range of Services to suit you and your business. Extensions to the parts or exchange warranty, upgrades to any service level required, International warranty, Installation Services, and other competitive items are available. Dell can also offer Custom Factory Integration (CFI) to customise hardware settings and add Asset Services.

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