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EqualLogic PS6510X iSCSI SAN Storage

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Excellent balance of high density and cost-effective 10GbE iSCSI performance

Organisations seeking an excellent balance of cost-effective 10GbE performance and large capacity.

 
Dell EqualLogic PS6510X iSCSI SAN
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Dell EqualLogic PS6510X

Dell EqualLogic PS6510X


The Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS65010X 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 10,000 RPM SAS disk drives, the PS6510X array provides up to 28.8TB of storage for a great balance of cost-effective performance and capacity. A PS Series SAN built with PS6510X arrays can scale up to 460.8TB under a single, intuitive management interface.

The PS6510 line features a redesigned 2 (two) 10GbE port controller delivering up to 10x the bandwidth per port and 2.5x the bandwidth per array compared to previous generations.

Exceptional Ease of Use

Exceptional Ease Of Use
Exceptional Ease of Use
The PS6510X is an intelligent storage array that is designed to provide rapid deployment, simple management and seamless expansion.
Exceptional Ease of Use
All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network connections, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks to help ensure that the array is fully functional out of the box.

MODULAR DESIGN WITH ENTERPRISE RELIABILITY

Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability
EqualLogic PS Series arrays are based on a virtualized modular storage architecture that enables IT managers to purchase only the storage they need, when they need it — helping to prevent both underutilization and over-provisioning.
Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability
Using innovative data movement technology, all EqualLogic PS Series arrays in a SAN work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources, and expand to meet growing storage needs.
Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability
The EqualLogic SAN line is designed to meet and exceed the rugged requirements of today’s data center. The PS6510X includes fault tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot-swappable components — dual-controllers, three fan trays and power supplies, and disk drives with hot spares.

ENTERPRISE DATA SERVICES WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COST

With built-in storage features, the PS6510X enables best practice storage for top tiered data centers, organizations producing high- intensity workloads or higher end business applications.


The EqualLogic PS Series arrays include the following enterprise data services and software features with no additional software licensing fees:

Management

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

Maintenance

  • Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System
  • E-mail Home
  • Enclosure Monitoring System
  • Performance Monitoring

Data Protection, Availability and Recovery

  • Auto-Replication, Multi-Way

  • Instant Volume Restore
  • Multi-Path I/O
  • Multi-Volume, 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-V , 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

The 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 PS6510X arrays provide exceptional flexibility at a low total cost of ownership.

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

Product Configurations

  • Storage Controllers
    Dual controllers with 2GB non-volatile memory per controller

    Hard Disk Drives
    Forty eight (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
    Windows® 2000 Server
    Windows Server® 2003
    Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
    Windows Vista®
    Windows XP®
    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
    VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.1 / ESXi 3.5 / 4 / 4.1
    Citrix® XenServer™
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    SUSE® Linux Enterprise
    Sun™ Solaris™
    IBM® AIX
    HP-UX®
    Mac OS® X
    Novell® NetWare®

    RAID Support
    Automatic RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50

    10GbE Network Interfaces
    Two (2) SFP+ per controller

    TCP Network Support
    IPv4, IPv6 core support

    Expansion Option
    Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series online in the same SAN group; PS6510X can only be in a pool with other PS5500E, PS6500E, PS6510E and/or other PS6510X 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: 1,030 VA, 1,200 Peak VA (operating maximum)
    Heat dissipation: 3,500 BTU per hour (maximum)
    Power supplies: Three 440W DC

Chassis

  • Height: 17.5 cm (6.89") / 4 EIA units
    Width: 48.348 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 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
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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