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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

EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array Series

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

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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.

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


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


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