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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.

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Dell EqualLogic PS6500X iSCSI SAN
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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 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 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.

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

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

Dell EqualLogic PS6500X - Management
Management

  • PS Group Manager
  • SAN HeadQuarters Multi-Group Monitoring
  • Rapid Provisioning
  • Remote Setup Wizard
  • Roles-Based Administration
  • Volume Management
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X - Maintenance
Maintenance
  • Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System
  • E-mail Home
  • Enclosure Monitoring System
  • Performance Monitoring
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X - Data Protection, Availability & Recovery
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
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X - Server Management
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
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X - Storage Virtualization
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. 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.
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 Software

EqualLogic 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.

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 Wizard Available 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 Edition Available 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 Module Available 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 Services Available 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

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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