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Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array

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Storage for a converged blade solution.

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

 
 

 

Product Configurations

  • Features
    PS-M4110EPS-M4110XPS-M4110XVPS-M4110XS*
    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

  • FeaturesPS-M4110EPS-M4110XPS-M4110XVPS-M4110XS*
    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.

Reliability

  • 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
    SMART
    Automatic bad block replacement
    Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drives

Management

  • 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

Security

  • CHAP authentication
    Access control for iSCSI
    Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support
    IPSEC
    SED

Notification Methods

  • SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog

Power

  • Feature
    PS-M4110E  PS-M4110X  PS-M4110XV  PS-M4110XS*
    Power
    Wattage: 450W
    Voltage: 12VDC
    Max Power input: 450W
    Input Current: 37.5A
    Typical Power  248.9 W261.0 W293.3 W230.4 W

Chassis

  • Features
    PS-M4110EPS-M4110SPS-M4110XVPS-M4110XS*
    Weight
    27.54 lbs. (12.49 kg) 28.38 lbs. (12.87kg) 27.82 lbs. (12.62kg) 27.82 lbs. (12.62kg)
    Physical
    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

Product ConfigurationsPS-M4110EPS-M4110XPS-M4110XVPS-M4110XS
Storage controllersDual controllers with 2GB non-volatile memory per controller
Network interfaces Redundant 10Gb connections available through Fabric A or B
Hard disk drivesFourteen 2.5" hot-pluggable hard disk drivesNine 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 1.2TB)300GB,  600GB 15K SAS or 300GB SAS SED600GB or 1.2TB 10K SAS + 400GB or 800GB SSD
System capacities14TB using fourteen (14) 1TB 7.2K NL-SAS drives or SEDs 8.4TB 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
8.4TB using fourteen (14) 600GB 15K SAS drives
14.8TB using the allotted configuration
Nine (9) 10K SAS drives and five (5) SSDs
Technical HighlightsPS-M4110EPS-M4110XPS-M4110XVPS-M4110XS
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 Internet SCSI (iSCSI) initiators.
OS supported

Microsoft Windows Server® including Hyper-V®
VMware® ESX Server™
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL)
SUSE® Enterprise Linux® (SLES)
Oracle® Linux®
Citrix® XenServer®
For a complete list of supported OS versions including software initiators, NICs/CNAs, and HBAs, see the Dell Storage Compatibility Matrix: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/dtcmedia/m/mediagallery/20438558.

RAID supportedRAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50*RAID 6 accelerated
TCP network supportIPv4, IPv6 compliant. USGv6 certified.
Expansion optionCan be combined with other PS Series arrays in the same SAN group online. A maximum of two PS-M4110 blade arrays can be in a group, up to four blade arrays per blade chassis. Additionally, the PS-M4110 can scale outside blade chassis to traditional PS Series arrays for up to sixteen in a SAN group. Additionally, PS and SC Series offer common management and cross-platform replication capabilities between arrays, providing PS Series customers the flexibility to add SC Series arrays to their environment, if and when they choose.
PowerPS-M4110EPS-M4110XPS-M4110XVPS-M4110XS
Wattage:450W450W450W450W
Voltage:12VDC12VDC12VDC12VDC
Max Power input:450W450W450W450W
Input Current:37.5A37.5A37.5A37.5A
Typical Power:248.9W261.0W293.3W230.4W
ChassisPS-M4110EPS-M4110XPS-M4110XVPS-M4110XS
Weight:27.54 lb (12.49 kg)28.38 lb (12.87 kg)27.82 lb (12.62 kg)27.82 lb (12.62 kg)
Physical:Half-height, double-wide storage blade
Height:189 mm (7.44 inches)189 mm (7.44 inches)189 mm (7.44 inches)189 mm (7.44 inches)
Width:102 mm (4.015 inches)102 mm (4.015 inches)102 mm (4.015 inches)102 mm (4.015 inches)
Depth:515 mm (20.275 inches)515 mm (20.275 inches)515 mm (20.275 inches)515 mm (20.275 inches)
Dependencies or Other ComponentsPS-M4110EPS-M4110XPS-M4110XVPS-M4110XS
Blade enclosurePowerEdge M1000e
Blade I/O modulesDell Networking MXL 10/40GbE blade switch, PowerConnect M8024-k, M8428-k and 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through-k modules with external switches
Power supplies and fansSupplied by Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure
Rack supportSee Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure

Reliability
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
SMART
Automatic bad block replacement
Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drives

Management
Dell Chassis Management Console (CMC) integration
Dell Storage Manager (DSM): Allows you to perform day-to-day tasks across SC and PS Series arrays from a single management interface
PS Series Group Manager
PS Series SAN Headquarters multigroup performance and event monitoring tool
Serial console
Ability to configure a separate management network
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, web (SSL), host scripting
Multiadministrator support

Security
CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support
IPSEC
SED

Notification Methods
SNMP traps, email, syslog

Regulatory

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

Converge your data center
Converge your data center
Compute, network and store in a single PowerEdge™ M1000e blade chassis and help reduce your data center real estate, cable configurations and power/cooling requirements.
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Integrate enterprise-class storage with your blades
Gain highly flexible storage for your blade environment with a double-wide, half-height blade array that can be installed in any slot in the PowerEdge M1000e chassis.
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Expand your storage with ease
Save time scaling storage capacity and performance simultaneously and non-disruptively with EqualLogic’s outstanding peer-scaling architecture.
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Help simplify management and mitigate risk
Depend on centralized monitoring and reporting as well as powerful data protection with the enhanced all-inclusive software features of the EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array.
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Equallogic PS M4110 Storage
The EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array is available in four different configurations

PS-M4110E
Help improve storage capacity, performance and connectivity for your small or midsize business with the cost-effective EqualLogic PS-M4110E 10GbE iSCSI Blade Array.
  • Up to 14 x 2.5”, 7.2K RPM NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED HDDs 1TB per drive
  • Up to 14TB per array, up to 28TB per group inside the blade chassis
  • Single- or dual-controller options

PS-M4110X
Deploy an excellent balance of cost-effective performance and capacity for a variety of applications with the Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110X 10GbE iSCSI Blade Array.
  • Up to 14 x 2.5”, 10K RPM SAS or SAS SED (1.2TB drives only) HDDs
  • 600GB or 900GB or 1.2TB per drive
  • Up to 16.8TB per array, up to 33.6TB per group inside the blade chassis
  • Single- or dual-controller options
PS-M4110XV
Master critical applications with the high-performance Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110XV 10GbE iSCSI Blade Array.
  • Up to 14 x 2.5”, 15K RPM SAS or SAS SED (300GB drives only) HDDs
  • 300GB or 600GB per drive
  • Up to 8.4TB per array, up to 16.8TB per group inside the blade chassis
  • Single- or dual-controller options

PS-M4110XS
Experience advanced tiering capabilities with SSD low-latency performance and HDD capacity in one storage solution with the Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110XS 10GbE iSCSI Blade Array.
  • Up to 9 x 2.5”, 10K RPM SAS HDDs and 5 x 2.5” SSDs
  • 600GB and 1.2TB HDD and 400GB and 800GB SSD
  • Up to 14.8TB per array, up to 29.6TB per group inside the blade chassis
  • Dual-controller option only
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End-to-end services

Dell offers a wide range of professional services and tools to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your PS Series environment, including Dell ProSupport and SupportAssist.

Dell Services storage experts go beyond everyday administration to help you improve the performance and utilization of your Dell Storage systems. The Dell Storage Services portfolio provides system installation and implementation as well as training. From disaster recovery planning to physical relocation, the Dell Services team is available to provide professional assistance when you need it.

Comprehensive, proactive support

With Dell ProSupport, you get the most out of your investment with the support expertise and insights Dell is known for across the globe. Dell ProSupport doesn’t just extend your IT team, it offers a single point of contact for all your hardware and software issues. Innovative tools like SupportAssist offer proactive issue notification and automated case creation to help streamline your support experience.

We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for comprehensive hardware and software support for your Dell Storage PS Series solution. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.

Implement fast. Implement correctly. Implement once.

Dell ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* can reduce costs and relieve your IT department of time-consuming implementation tasks that otherwise divert valuable IT resources from business-critical activities. We bring two unmatched values to every Dell Storage implementation: deep knowledge of our products and broad experience from performing thousands of deployments every year, in just about every type of customer environment. 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.

Start on the right path with Dell Education Services

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to simplify administration, optimize resources and improve disaster recovery with Dell Storage training. Choose from online courses designed to introduce Dell Storage to hands-on training that dive into the advanced features and best practices to prepare for a successful implementation right from the start. Learn more about the right classes for your organization.

Transform your data center

Dell Storage Consulting Services can help you meet your complex storage infrastructure and data management needs while optimizing resources and budgets. Consulting services can help with:
  • Storage infrastructure consolidation and risk-managed migration for both PS and SC Series systems
  • Storage infrastructure optimization for virtual environments
  • Data protection process development and backup/restore policies
  • Data archiving to address long-term data retention, access and regulatory compliance
  • Classification and categorization of data for storage tiering and archival
  • Storage high availability and disaster recovery planning, design and implementation
Enterprise power with everyday simplicity

Enterprise power with everyday simplicity

Dell Storage PS Series software helps you store and manage your data more efficiently and cost-effectively. PS Series array, host and management software are included in your storage array purchase — virtually all the tools your organization needs for a complete solution. PS Series software virtualizes and simplifies your environment to help protect business-critical data, optimize storage performance and streamline operations. Additionally, the latest SC and PS Series software releases offer common management and cross-platform replication capabilities between SC and PS Series storage arrays, allowing you to take advantage of new functionality while leveraging existing investments.
Simplified management and data protection deliver lasting value

Simplified management and data protection deliver lasting value

Dell Storage PS Series Array Software, including PS Series Firmware, Group Manager and the Manual Transfer Utility, delivers advanced Storage Area Network (SAN) functions that automatically virtualize and optimize storage resources while providing advanced data protection and SAN management. Integrated across the entire family of PS Series arrays, the PS Series Firmware is a SAN operating system based on a unique peer storage architecture that automatically adjusts system resources. In addition, Dell Storage Update Manager simplifies the firmware upgrade process.
Advanced cross-platform streamlined management and disaster recovery

Advanced cross-platform capabilities and streamlined management

If you are adding an SC Series array to your environment, Dell Storage Manager (DSM) provides a common management tool for PS and SC Series day-to-day activities. You can also initiate volume replication between PS and SC Series with DSM, and easily configure and monitor replication task. To simplify migration, you can import data from PS to SC Series using the Thin Import feature.*
Data center automation with integration and monitoring tools

Data center automation with integration and monitoring tools

This family of host-based software provides tight integration between the PS Series array and the host. Dell Storage PS Series Host Integration Tools (HIT) for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments offer comprehensive data protection and reliable performance.

Dell Storage PS Series SAN Headquarters (SAN HQ) is a centralized monitoring and reporting tool that gathers and provides in-depth performance and capacity information and provides alerts across multiple groups of PS Series arrays. SAN HQ with SupportAssist further streamlines management and improves productivity with automatic case creation and case tracking.
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