Dell EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 with FluidFS v4

intel® core™ processors
We're here to help. Contact a Dell expert ›

Unified, simplified storage.

Optimize file storage with EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 NAS appliances and the scalability, flexibility and efficiency of the new FluidFS v4 file system.



Product Configurations

  • Storage arrays supported
    New or existing EqualLogic PS arrays with version 8.1 firmware

    Capacity and bandwidth expansion
    Up to 509TB usable file capacity in a single name space. One or two FS7600 or FS7610 appliances in a NAS cluster.Two Intel 1 GbE four-port NICS per controller.

    Two Intel 10GbE dual-port NICs per controller.10GbE can be either SFP+ or Base-T standards, and accommodate both copper and optical connectivity.

    Client connectivity over Ethernet, SAN connectivity over iSCSI Ethernet switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported.

    NAS appliance
    Each NAS appliance has a pair of controllers in an active-active configuration, using cache mirroring and an integrated backup power supply. Each controller contains 24GB auto-adaptive R/W RAM- based cache and two quad core Intel® processors.

    EqualLogic Group Manager graphic user interface (GUI), command line interface (CLI)

    Data Protection features
    Dual controller active-active NAS appliance, redirect-on-write, user recoverable snapshots, point-in-time replication, NAS container cloning, NDMP backup, antivirus, battery-based BPS, access based enumeration*

    Memory size
    Each controller has 24GB of memory (48GB per appliance) and its own backup battery that provides power sufficient to de-stage cache contents to a non-volatile internal storage device in the event of a power failure.

    Protocol support
    Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0*, Network Files System (NFS) v4.1, iSCSI, Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) 4, Active Directory, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), NIS (Network Information Service (NIS), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Link Aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad), Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB)

    Multi-client subnet support
    Configure multiple client networks and VLANs to present NFS exports or CIFS shares*

    User authentication
    For SMB clients: Kerberos v5 and NTLM v2 on Microsoft Active Directory Server; for NFS v4 clients: Kerberos 5 on AD and SASL support for encryption*, NFS v4 Access Control Lists

    Certified Backup Software
    Dell NetVault Backup 8.6x and 9.0x, Symantec BackupExec 2010 R3 and 2012, Symantec NetBackup 7.0 or later,CommVault Simpana 9.0 or later,IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3

    Qualified antivirus software
    Symantec ScanEngine 5.2 , Symantec Protection Engine 7.0, McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise 8.8 and Enterprise for Storage 1.0.2; Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.0; TrendMicro InterScan Web Security Suite 3.1

    Directory Services
    Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services, LDAP and NIS

    Windows Features
    LDAP Signing, SMB Signing, Roaming Profiles, Hidden Shares, Access Based Share Enumeration

    Qualified SAN switches
    Refer to EqualLogic Compatibility Matrix (English)

Technical Highlights

  • Deduplication and compression
    Policy-driven variable-block deduplication and LZPS compression, Deduped data can be rehydrated on read*

    Thin provisioning
    Space can be over-allocated based on customer needs for more efficient capacity planning.*

    Client network connectivity
    8 x 1Gb Ethernet using FS7600
    4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet using FS7610

    Storage Area Network connectivity
    8 x 1Gb Ethernet using FS7600
    4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet using FS7610
    Direct connect to the SAN is not supported.

    Min NAS Cluster size

    512GB for a single appliance; 1024GB for a two appliance cluster

    Max NAS Cluster size

    Min/max NAS container size

    Max files in a cluster
    64 billion per appliance

    Max NAS Containers

    Max file size
    10 TB

    Max file name length
    255 bytes

    Maximum number of directories in a cluster
    64 billion

    Maximum directory depth

    Max NFS mounts
    1024 (one or two FS7600 or FS7610 appliances)

    Max CIFS shares
    1024 (one or two FS7600 or FS7610 appliances)

    Max concurrent CIFS connections
    10,000 per NAS appliance, 20,000 for a two appliance cluster

    Max Quota rules per NAS Container (user quotas)
    1000 per NAS container

    Max Quota rules per cluster (user quotas)

    1000 per NAS cluster

    Max local users in a NAS cluster

    Max local groups in a NAS cluster

    Redirect-on-write snapshots

    Max snapshots per NAS container/cluster

    Maximum containers enabled for replication in a NAS cluster

    Max simultaneous replicated containers

    Max schedules per NAS cluster

    Backups using NDMP v4

    3rd Party anti-virus applications are supported via ICAP


  • Chassis Physical Specifications (per dual controller appliance)

    2U / 86.4 mm (3.4 inches)


    481.50 mm (18.96 inch) with rack flange.
    446.3 mm (17.6 inches)—Does not include rack flange.

    741.0 mm (29.2 inches)—Without bezel and handle
    813.0 mm (32.0 inches)—With bezel and handle

    Weight (Maximum configuration)
    30.5 kg (67 lbs)

    Rack Support
    ReadyRails II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks


  • Wattage
    717W output per appliance

    90 V AC to 264V AC, autoranging, 47 Hz/63 Hz. Note: This system is also designed to be connected to IT power systems with a phase to phase voltage not exceeding 230 V.

    Heat dissipation
    2446 BTU/hr. Note: The heat dissipation is calculated using the power supply wattage rating. The heat dissipation values are for the entire system which includes (chassis and two controllers).

    Maximum inrush current
    Under typical line conditions and over the entire system ambient operating range, the inrush current may reach 55 A per power supply for 10 ms or less

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature

    Continuous operation
    5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20 °C per hour.

    -40 °C to -60°C (–40 °F to 140 °F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20 °C per hour.

    Relative humidity

    20% to 80% (non-condensing) with maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour at maximum wet bulb temperature of 29 °C (89 °F)

     5% to 95% with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour at a maximum wet bulb temperature of 38 °C (100 °F)

    Maximum vibration

    0.26 Grms (5 Hz – 350 Hz @ 0.0002G2/Hz) in operational orientation for 5 minutes (maximum)

    1.88 Grms with the following PSD profile (all 6 sides tested for 15 minutes each side)

    Frequency (Hz) G2/Hz
    10 0.13
    20 0.13
    70 0.004
    130 0.004
    165 0.0018
    500 0.0018

    Maximum shock

    31G half-sine shock +/-5% with pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in the operational orientation (Maximum)

    Square wave shock of 27 G, at 235 inches/second (596.90 cm/second) velocity change (all six sides tested)

    Operating altitude

    -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 feet)
    For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1° F/550 feet.

    –15.2 m to 10,668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft)

    Airborne Contaminant Level Class
    G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
EqualLogic FS7600 Storage-Store more in less space

Store more in less space

New deduplication and compression technologies found in FluidFS v4 can decrease the capacity you’ll need to store common data by up to 48%.* Fluid Data Reduction technology also has the ability to automatically compress data, further reducing your data footprint and TCO.

Protect data with enterprise-class features

FluidFS v4 also protects your data through:
  • File-level, user-restorable snapshots
  • Asynchronous, file system-level, snapshot-based replication to peer FS7600 or FS7610 systems
  • Full replication of the entire file system, including shares, exports and permissions, to help ease data recovery following a disaster
  • Common Internet File System (CIFS) anti-virus support through any ICAP AV server and certified partner software
  • Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) for backup and disaster recovery
Dell EqualLogic FS7600 Storage-Manage growth intelligently

Manage growth intelligently

Manage your storage growth with the flexibility to scale both performance and capacity independently without disruption.
  • Seamlessly incorporate with existing or new EqualLogic PS Series arrays and eliminate forklift upgrades.
  • Expand block and file storage capacity within a single namespace up to 509TB* with a storage backend of EqualLogic PS arrays.
  • Improve scalability, performance and security with expanded protocol support.
  • Easily increase performance by adding a second FS7600 or FS7610 appliance.
  • Intuitively manage block and file operations with EqualLogic Group Manager or CLI.
dell equallogic fs7600 storage-Create an integrated and dependable network

Create an integrated and dependable network

Bring fully integrated, end-to-end unified storage to your EqualLogic storage system with the FS7600 and FS7610 NAS appliances. These solutions work with EqualLogic PS Series arrays to deliver the core benefits of the EqualLogic platform, including peer scaling, ease-of-use features and all-inclusive software licensing. The EqualLogic FS Series features:
  • 2U dedicated NAS platform with two highly available active-active controllers and a PCIe backplane for intercontroller communication
  • FS7610: Four 10GbE ports for SAN connectivity and four ports for the client network
  • FS7600: Eight GbE ports for SAN connectivity and eight ports for the client network
For dependability day after and day, EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 NAS appliances include:
  • Active/active clustering and cache mirroring for controller pairs
  • Integrated backup power supply to protect cached data in case of controller failure
  • Fully redundant and hot swappable controllers, power supplies and fans
  • Automatic controller failover
  • Checksums and failsafe journaling to protect file metadata
Global services and support

Reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. You can count on Dell for end-to-end solutions to maximize your performance and uptime. A proven leader in servers, storage and networking, Dell Enterprise Solutions and Services deliver innovation at any scale. And if you’re looking to preserve cash or increase operational efficiency, Dell Financial Services has a wide range of options to make technology acquisition easy and affordable.
dell equallogic fs7600 storage-Dell ProSupport
Dell ProSupport

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support are recommended to provide you the right support services for your EqualLogic solution.* Contact your Dell sales representative for more information.
dell equallogic fs7600 storage-Comprehensive Training
Comprehensive Training

Get the skills you need to keep pace in today's competitive IT environment with comprehensive training courses. Dell offers a vast array of instructor-led classes and online training courses in a range of topics from server maintenance to in-depth technical overview of specific systems.
Enterprise Service

Global Services and Support

Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment to help you transition from platform to platform.

Dell Support Services
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. For hyper-scale data centers, we also offer ProSupport Flex for Data Center.

Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* offers a full range of deployment services and professional certifications to help you get more out of your technology starting on day one. Choose ProDeploy Plus for the most complete deployment offer available in the market, ProDeploy for expert configuration and installations, or Basic Deployment for worry-free hardware installations.
Dell Training Services
Dell Education Services aims to complement your relationship with Dell as a trusted partner by offering Education Services for our own products, for industry leading infrastructure solutions and for the ongoing development of your organization. It is a global organization with local representation, classrooms and web-based training available worldwide.

Contact your Dell representative today for more information or click here.
Poweredge Vrtx