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EqualLogic PS6210 Series Arrays

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Power, simplicity and versatility.

New-generation Dell Storage PS Series arrays streamline storage management and improve and simplify performance for lasting value.

 
 

 

 PS6210EPS6210XPS6210XVPS6210SPS6210XS
Hard Disk Drives 24 hot-pluggable 3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS drives 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K RPM SAS drives24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 15K RPM SAS drives24 hot-pluggable 2.5" SSDs7 hot-pluggable 2.5" SSDs and 17 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K RPM SAS drives
Drive Capacities
2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB600GB, 900GB, and 1.2TB300GB, 600GB400GB, 800GB, 1.6TBCombines 400GB or 800GB SSDs and 600GB or 1.2TB 10K RPM SAS drives
Self Encrypting Drives (SED)4TB 7.2K RPM NL-SAS drives 1.2TB 10K RPM SAS drives 600GB 15K RPM SAS drives  N/AN/A 
System Capacities Up to 144TB (up to 2.3PB with 16 arrays)Up to 28.8TB (up to 460.8TB with 16 arrays)Up to 14.4TB (up to 230.4TB with 16 arrays)Up to 38.4TB (up to 614.4TB with 16 arrays)Up to 26TB (up to 416TB with 16 arrays)
RAID SupportRAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50 (for 2 TB drives)*RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50* RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50* RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50* Accelerated RAID 6   
PowerAC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase 1080W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 924W;+5Vsb up to 10W

Frequency: 50/60 Hz

Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)

Power supplies: Dual, optional dual 1080W DC-DC
AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase, 700 W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 624W; +5Vsb up to 10W

Frequency: 50/60 Hz

Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)

Power supplies: Dual, optional dual 700W DC-DC
AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase 700 W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 624W; +5Vsb up to 10W

Frequency: 50/60 Hz

Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)

Power supplies: Dual, optional dual 700W DC-DC 
AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase, 700 W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 624W; +5Vsb up to 10W

Frequency: 50/60 Hz

Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)

Power supplies: Dual, optional dual 700W DC-DC
AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase, 700 W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 624W; +5Vsb up to 10W

Frequency: 50/60 Hz

Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)

Power supplies: Dual, optional dual 700W DC-DC
   
OS SupportedMicrosoft 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 & HBAs, please see the Dell Storage Compatibility Matrix: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/dtcmedia/m/mediagallery/20438558.
Physical
Height: 4U / 175 mm (6.87 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 580 mm (22.83 inches)
Weight: 47.1 kg (103.8 lb)**
Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 546 mm (21.50 inches)
Weight: 26.4 kg (58.3 lb)**
Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 546 mm (21.50 inches)
Weight: 26.4 kg (58.3 lb)**
Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 546 mm (21.50 inches)
Weight: 26.4 kg (58.3 lb)**
Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 546 mm (21.50 inches)
Weight: 26.4 kg (58.3 lb)**
Packaged physical: Length: 905 mm (35.63 inches) Width: 607 mm (23.88 inches) Depth: 521 mm (20.50 inches)
Packaged weight: 66.0 kg (145 lbs)**
Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 616 mm (24.25 inches) Depth: 508 mm (20.00 inches)
Packaged weight: 36.0 kg (79.3 lbs)**
Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 616 mm (24.25 inches) Depth: 508 mm (20.00 inches)
Packaged weight: 36.0 kg (79.3 lbs)**
Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 616 mm (24.25 inches) Depth: 508 mm (20.00 inches)
Packaged weight: 36.0 kg (79.3 lbs)**
Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 616 mm (24.25 inches) Depth: 508 mm (20.00 inches)
Packaged weight: 36.0 kg (79.3 lbs)**

The following specifications apply to all EqualLogic PS6210 series models:

Storage Controllers: Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory per controller

Network Interfaces: Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller

Interface ports: Two 10GBASE-T with RJ45 and two 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling

Volumes: Up to 1,024

Snapshots: 512 per volume/up to 10,000 total per group

Volume connections per PS series pool/group: Up to 1024/4096

Host Protocol: Any standards-compliant iSCSI initiator

TCP Network Support: IPv4, IPv6 compliant. USGv6 certified.

Expansion Option: Can be combined with other PS Series arrays in the same SAN group online; maximum of 16 total arrays per group that can support a maximum of 384 drives and up to 1.536PB with the PS6210 Series. With multigenerational capabilities, you can support up to 10 cross-generation types of controllers with multiple network configurations and drive types in a new or existing PS Series SAN resource pool, all managed by a single interface. Maximum number of drives and capacity varies based on configuration model and drive types. 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.

Reliability:
Redundant hot-swappable controllers with vertical port sharing
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 Interfaces:
Dell Storage Manager (DSM): Allows you to perform day-to-day tasks across SC and PS Series arrays from a single management interface
Group Manager (GUI & CLI)
SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
Virtual Storage Manager vCenter plugin
Serial console
Ability to configure a separate management network
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL)
Host scripting, including Windows PowerShell
Multi-administrator support

Security:

CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI as well as new Access Control Policies
Access control for management interfaces including Active Directory, LDAP, or RADIUS support

Notification Methods: SAN Headquarters alerting, including Dell SupportAssist,SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog

Environmental Operating Conditions:
Temperature range: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)
Storage temperature: –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Altitude: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1ºF/550 ft.
Operating Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Operational shock: Half-sine shock 31G +/- 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in operational orientations only
Operating Vibration: 0.26 Grms (5 to 350 Hz) for 5 minutes in operational orientations
Acoustics Category 4: <=7.2 bels at 23C +/- 2C
Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G1 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

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


Regulatory information:

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



ENERGY STAR®
The Dell PS6210 series arrays have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation. Click Here to learn more about the ENERGY STAR Storage 1.0 designation.
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* RAID 5 is also available for non-production data, but is generally not recommended; RAID 50 is similarly not recommended for production data on drives larger than 2TB.
** Actual unit & packaged weights will vary slightly by on drive type and packaging, and over time.
Dell EqualLogic PS6210 Series — Streamline storage management

Streamline storage management

The Dell EqualLogic PS6210 array allows you to manage more data with fewer resources, and integrate with common application environments and various operating systems. In addition, the latest Dell Storage PS and SC Series software releases provide common management and cross-platform replication capabilities, allowing you to take advantage of new functionality while utilizing existing investments. The PS6210 Series is designed to:

•  Deploy in virtualized VMware® environments, Microsoft® Exchange and SQL Server®
    applications and distributed DAS implementations
•  Support block and file data along with the FS Series through a single intuitive
    interface
•  Support server and desktop virtualization

Advanced software that eases management

Manage day-to-day tasks, replicate volumes and initiate migration from PS Series to SC Series arrays with the latest software releases, which include Dell Storage Manager (DSM). The Dell Storage PS Series Array Software helps you store, protect, virtualize and optimize data on the PS6210. The full Dell Storage PS Series software suite also includes:

• PS Series Host Software that extends the functionality of the array-based software to enable cooperation with
  host operating systems, hypervisors and applications

• Host Integration Tools for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® products

• SAN HQ management software with an interface for monitoring your groups of PS Series arrays that are
  integrated into Dell Services with SupportAssist
Dell EqualLogic PS6210 Series — Advanced software that eases management
Dell EqualLogic PS6210 Series — A new level of performance

A new level of performance

The Dell EqualLogic PS6210 Series arrays provide enhanced, simplified performance for the small-to-medium enterprise. Dell EqualLogic PS6210 arrays can drive up to approximately 2GB/sec of throughput per array for sequential, large-block workloads.* In addition, flash-enabled PS6210 arrays provide up to three times the random performance of prior-generation arrays.* The full line of PS6210 Series arrays brings 10GbE iSCSI SAN speed and efficiency to real-world applications, featuring:
  • Dual controllers, each with 16GB non-volatile cache
  • Two 10GBASE-T RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb) ports
  • Two 10GbE SFP+ ports for fibre or copper cabling
  • Up to 24 hot-pluggable drives, including SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
  • Model options for 2.5" drives and 3.5" drives
  • Up to 144TB capacity per array
Dell was recently given the iSCSI market leader award for the sixth year in a row.* The PS6210 adds new levels of performance and convenience to the Dell Storage PS Series portfolio.

Enhance the value of your data center

Dell Storage PS Series customers achieved up to a 513 percent return on investment in 6.2 months on average.* The PS6210 Series arrays offer low TCO through a family of solutions that can be tailored to fit your exact needs, and grow with you, simply and cost effectively, with:

 •All-inclusive software functionality
 •No-forklift upgrades
 •Multigenerational compatibility that allows mix-and-match arrays to build tiered storage
 •Seamless rollout or retirement of arrays
 •Long-term investment protection by allowing PS Series arrays to coexist with SC Series arrays
Global services and support    

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. Contact your Dell Sales Representative for more information. 

Fast and powerful arrays

As a part of the new generation of EqualLogic solutions, the PS6210 Series helps accelerate your most critical business services and application tasks. Powered by the updated firmware, the PS6210 family of high-performance arrays is ideal for virtualization, databases, consolidation and heavy IO applications. Build out and customize your storage system to meet your needs by combining PS6210 arrays and FS76x0 NAS appliances with existing EqualLogic arrays. Create the precise balance of speed and capacity that allows your data center to power through whatever comes next, from massive, complex workloads to everyday business activities, without skipping a beat.

    
PS6210S Array
     
 PS6210S Array

 All-flash array giving the highest random read IOPS performance and lowest latency in the PS6210 line for the 
 most demanding enterprise applications. The SSD-enabled PS6210 arrays can deliver customers flash at the 
 price of disk with a new level of performance in the EqualLogic family — twice the maximum IOPS as prior models 
 for the most critical applications*. All-flash PS6210S arrays provide load-balanced performance and dense SSD 
 capacity.
 • SSD-enabled PS6210 SAN groups can achieve up to 1.2 million random read IOPS with less than 2-millisecond  
   latency*.

 • Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" SSDs
 • 400GB*, 800GB, 1.6TB SSD options
 • Up to 38.4TB* system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
 • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory per controller


PS6210XS Array
 
 PS6210XS Array

 Enables SSD speed and HDD capacity within one array.
 • Automated data tiering within a member with hot data placed on SSDs
 • SSD-enabled PS6210 SAN groups can achieve over 267K IOPS for an OLTP workload with less than 5 
   milliseconds of latency*
 • Ideal for VDI deployments, important databases and other mixed workloads
 • 7 hot-pluggable 800GB* SSDs
 • 17 hot-pluggable 600GB or 1.2TB* 10K RPM SAS drives
 • Up to 26TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
 • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory per controller


PS6210E Array
 
 PS6210E Array

 Provides both entry-level configurations for affordable capacity and high-capacity configuration for data-intensive 
 applications, highly consolidated environments and collaboration applications, such as Exchange and SharePoint.
 • Up to 24 hot-pluggable 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 3.5" HDDs
 • 2TB*, 3TB, 4TB and 4TB SED, and 6TB HDD options
 • Up to 144TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
 • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory per controller


PS6210X Array
 
 PS6210X Array

 Great balance of cost, performance and capacity for enterprise data centers, including virtual server 
 environments and databases.
 • Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K RPM SAS HDDs
 • 600GB*, 900GB, 900GB SED and 1.2TB* options
 • Up to 28.8TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
 • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory per controller


PS6210XV Array
 
 PS6210XV Array

 Highest performance HDD system in the PS6210 Series for critical applications.
 • Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 15K RPM SAS HDDs
 • 300GB* 600GB, and 600GB SED options
 • Up to 14.4TB* system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
 • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory per controller

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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