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EqualLogic PS6500E iSCSI SAN Storage

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

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Product Configurations

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

    Hard Disk Drives
    Forty eight (48) SATA or NL-SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives

    Drive Capacities
    7.2K RPM SATA II drives available in 1TB*  or 2TB*
    7.2K RPM NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED drives available in 3TB*

    System Capacities
    48TB* using 48 x 1TB* SATA disk drives
    96TB* using 48 x  2TB* SATA disk drives
    144TB* using 48 x 3TB* NL-SAS or NL-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

  • 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

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 / 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
Dell EqualLogic PS6500E Series Arrays: Dell EqualLogic PS6500E

Dell EqualLogic PS6500E

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 PS6500E Series Arrays: Modular design with enterprise reliability

MODULAR DESIGN WITH ENTERPRISE RELIABILITY

The 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. 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 rugged 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 ultimate protection without compromising performance.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Enterprise 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 ProSupport* agreement can download future software updates without paying additional license fees.

Dell EqualLogic PS6500E 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. 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.
Support Services

Dell ProSupport *— Fast, reliable support services designed to address the technology challenges you face today. This new support portfolio is focused on your needs, time demands and budgets.

Need professional support services that take care of both you and your employees’ IT needs 7x24? Choose Dell ProSupport*. Dell has been awarded the No. 1 position 30 of the last 38 quarters in the Corporate IT Service & Support Customer Satisfaction Study (2010).

Got an IT staff? Choose Dell ProSupport for IT and get tech-to-tech support, along with 7x24 access to Dell-certified technicians.

Dell ProSupport Service Model

Dell ProSupportDell ProSupport for IT
Designed for organizations with limited or no dedicated IT staff.

Includes:
  • 7x24 direct break-fix hardware and software support for your employees
  • Access to a certified technician
Designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT Professionals, Database Administrators and internal Service Desks or helpdesks.

Includes:
  • 7x24 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers
  • Collaborative hardware and software support

SPEED OF RESPONSEPROTECTIONPREMIUM PROACTIVE
Mission Critical — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority same day 4-hour onsite service* or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair*, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process, and emergency dispatch. Data Management and Protection
  • Keep Your Hard Drive helps you retain control of sensitive data
Enterprise-Wide Contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

Customization and Set-Up

EDT Installation
Enhanced installation and configuration with Dell professional project management and documentation. A project manager will be acting as the single-point-of-contact for the entire installation project from pre-site audit to co-ordination of the installation and delivery of post-project documentation.
 
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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.
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