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Consolidating a scalable converged blade solution to help control costs and ease management for various applications in small to midsize environments.

Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110 blade storage system

PS-M4110 Blade Array

Consolidate storage, blade servers and networking into a scalable, virtualized data center with the Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS-M4110 Blade Array.

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Dell Networking 2800 Series Smart LAN switches

Dell Networking 2800 Series

Connect up to 10 times the speed of your 10/100 network with Dell Networking 2800 Series smart GbE switches for simple, web-managed end-user connectivity.


Consolidating a scalable converged blade solution to help control costs and ease management for various applications in small to midsize environments.

High-speed, energy-efficient, web-managed access networks in small businesses, branch offices, schools and retail establishments.

Product Configurations

Storage controllersSingle or dual controllers with 2GB or 4GB of non-volatile cacheDual controllers with 4GB non-volatile cache
Network interfacesTwo (2) 10GbE connectivity with one dedicated management port accessible through Chassis Management Controller (CMC).
Hard disk drivesFourteen (14) 2.5” hot pluggable hard disk drivesNine (9) 10K SAS +
Five (5) SSD
Drive capacities1TB 7.2K NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED600GB, 900GB, or 1.2TB 10K SAS or SAS SED (SED 900GB)300GB 15K SAS or SAS SED600GB or 1.2TB 10K SAS + 400GB or 800GB SSD
System capacities14TB using fourteen (14) 1TB 7.2K NL-SAS drives or SEDs8.4TB using fourteen (14) 600GB 10K SAS drives
12.6TB using fourteen (14) 900GB 10K SAS drives or SEDs
16.8TB using fourteen (14) 1.2TB 10K SAS drives
4.2TB using fourteen (14) 300GB 15K SAS drives or SEDs
Nine (9) 10K SAS drives and five (5) SSDs
14.8TB using the allotted configuration
Nine (9) 10K SAS drives and five (5) SSDs

Technical Highlights

VolumesUp to 256 per array/up to 512 per Blade Array-only group
Snapshots128 per volume/up to 2048 per Blade Array-only group
Volume connections per PS series groupUp to 512 per pool/up to 1024 per Blade Array-only group

Host protocolAny standards-compliant iSCSI initiators.
OS supportedMicrosoft® Windows Server® 2003 R2 with SP2, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 , Microsoft® Windows® 8/Windows Server® 2012, VMware® vSphere™ 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.1, Citrix® XenServer 6.0, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5.7, 6.1, SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 10 SP4, 11 SP2, CentOS 5.6, Sun™ Solaris, IBM® AIX, HP-UX®, Mac OS® X, Novell® NetWare®
RAID supportedRAID 5 (not recommended), RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50
RAID 6 Accelerated
TCP network supportIPv4, Pv6 core support
Expansion optionCan be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series arrays in the same SAN group online. A maximum of two (2) PS-M4110 Blade Arrays can be in a group, up to four (4) blade arrays per blade chassis. Additionally, the PS-M4110 can scale outside blade chassis to traditional EqualLogic arrays for up to sixteen (16) in a SAN group.


Redundant hot-swappable controllers and hot-swappable disks, Redundant network path via internal fabric wiring in M1000e chassis, Redundant fans and power supplies provided by M1000e chassis

Enclosure Monitoring System

Automatic spare configuration and utilization
Automatic bad block replacement
Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drives


Dell Chassis Management Console (CMC) integration
EqualLogic Group Manager
EqualLogic SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
Serial console
Ability to configure a separate management network
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
Multi-administrator support
Local password and restricted IP addresses for secure access to the switch
Port mirroring provides the capability of mirroring four source ports to improve network traffic monitoring and troubleshooting
Internal DHCP Server
DHCP client support allows for simplified IP address assignment when used with a DHCP server
Switch software can be easily uploaded to the switch through the web-management interface
Configurations can be easily uploaded to and from the switch through the intuitive web-management interface
Port statistics available through industry-standard RMON
Switch is factory-configured as an unmanaged switch, but can be easily configured as a web-managed switch with the push of a button
Jumbo frame support for packets up to 9000 bytes
Broadcast storm control to help eliminate network traffic storms
Limited SNMP monitoring and CLI management – See User Guide for details


CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support

Notification Methods

SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog


PS-M4110E  PS-M4110X  PS-M4110XV  PS-M4110XS*
Wattage: 450W
Voltage: 12VDC
Max Power input: 450W
Input Current: 37.5A
Typical Power  248.9 W261.0 W293.3 W230.4 W
1.0A @ 100V
74 BTU/hr


27.54 lbs. (12.49 kg) 28.38 lbs. (12.87kg) 27.82 lbs. (12.62kg) 27.82 lbs. (12.62kg)
Half-height, double-wide storage blade
Height : 189mm(7.44 inches)
Width: 102mm (4.015 inches)
Depth: 515mm(20.275 inches)

Dependencies or Other Components

Blade EnclosurePowerEdge M1000e
Blade I/O Modules
Dell Force10 MXL, PowerConnect M8024-K, 8428-K and 10Gb-K Ethernet pass-through modules with external switches
Power Supplies and Fans
Supplied by Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure

Rack support
See Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure
43.2 x 265.5 x 161.7 mm (H x W x D) (1.7 x 10.453 x 6.4 in.)
1U, rack-mounting kit included
Unit Weight: 3 lbs
Fanless Design


Port Attributes

8 10/100/1000BASE-T auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet switching ports
Power reduction for short cables or inactive connections
Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow control
Integrated LEDs for improved visual monitoring and analysis
Supports Virtual Cable Diagnostics by Marvell™ and fiber transceiver diagnostics to provide advanced troubleshooting capabilities for your cable infrastructure


Switch Fabric Capacity up to 16 Gbps
Forwarding Rate 11.9 Mpps
Up to 8,000 MAC Addresses
1Mbits of Packet Buffer Memory


Supports up to 64 port-based VLANs

Quality of Service

Delivers 4 priority queues per port
Honor 802.1p values and honor IP DSCP values
Supports strict priority and configurable Weighted Round Robin (WRR) scheduling across queues

Other Switching

Link Aggregation:

Industry-standard link aggregation adhering to IEEE 802.3ad standards (static support only, LACP not supported)
Supports 4 link aggregation groups and up to 4 ports per group

Standards Supported

IEEE 802.3ac - VLAN Tagging
IEEE 802.3ad - Link Aggregation with Static LAG support
IEEE 802.1W - Rapid Spanning Tree (1)
IEEE 802.1D - Spanning Tree (1)
IEEE 802.1Q - Virtual LANs with Port Based VLANs
IEEE 802.1v - Protocol based VLANs
IEEE 802.1p - Ethernet Priority with User Provisioning & Mapping
IEEE 802.1X - Port Authentication
IEEE 802.3x - Flow Control
RFC 826 - ARP
RFC 854 - Telnet
RFC 855 - Telnet Option
RFC 1155 - SMI v1
RFC 1157 - SNMP
RFC 1213 – MIB II - Updated by RFC’s 2011, 2012 and 2013
RFC 2579 - Textual Conventions for SMI v2
RFC 2580 - Conformance statements for SMI v2
RFC 2819 – RMON
RFC 3164 - BSD Syslog Protocol
RFC 3416 - Management Information Base (MIB) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (December 2002).I
RFC 768 - UDP
RFC 783 - TFTP
RFC 791 - IP
RFC 792 - ICMP
RFC 793 - TCP
RFC 1533 – including 1534, Interoperation between BOOTP and DHCP
DHCP Server
RFC 2131 - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
RFC 2132 - DHCP Options and BootP vendor Extensions
RFC 950 - Internet Standard subnetting procedure
RFC 1123 - Requirements for Internet Hosts
RFC 1042 - A Standards for transmission of IP datagrams over IEEE 802 Networks
RFC 1071 - Computing the Internet Checksum
IGMPv2 snooping
GMP Snooping
Jumbo Frames
IPv6 Classification APIs

Environmental Operating Conditions

100% Lead-Free
Operating Temperature: 0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)
Storage Temperature: -20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Storage Relative Humidity: 10% to 95% non-condensing