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EqualLogic PS6500 Series

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Enterprise-Class Virtualised Scale-Out SAN

Dell EqualLogic PS6500E iSCSI SAN

PS6500E

Very large-scale SATA SANs Tiered storage applications and consolidation Consolidated disaster recovery sites

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Dell EqualLogic PS6500ES

PS6500ES

Take advantage of high-speed, low-latency solid state drives (SSDs) and high-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) together in a single array.

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Dell EqualLogic PS6500X iSCSI SAN

EqualLogic PS6500X

Organizations seeking a high-performance, high-density SAS solution for capacity-intensive primary applications.

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EqualLogic PS6510E iSCSI SAN Storage
Dell EqualLogic PS6510X iSCSI SAN

EqualLogic PS6510X

Organisations seeking an excellent balance of cost-effective 10GbE performance and large capacity.

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Very large-scale SATA SANs Tiered storage applications and consolidation Consolidated disaster recovery sites

Great for maximizing resources and minimize administrative overhead, making efficient use of your infrastructure space, power and cooling.

Organizations seeking a high-performance, high-density SAS solution for capacity-intensive primary applications.

Organisations seeking an excellent balance of cost-effective 10GbE performance and large capacity.

Product Configurations

Storage Controllers
Dual controllers with a total of 4GB* battery-backed cache memory per array
Battery-backed cache provides up to 72 hours of data protection

Hard Disk Drives
48 SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives

Drive Capacities
7,200 RPM SATA II drives available in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB

System Capacities
24TB* using forty-eight (48) 500GB SATA disk drives
48TB* using forty-eight (48) 1TB SATA disk drives
96TB* using forty-eight (48) 2TB2 SATA disk drives
Storage controllers
Dual controllers with 2GB non-volatile memory per controller

Hard disk drives
Seven (7) SSD drives + Forty one (41) NL-SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives

Drive capacities
Seven (7) 400 GB SSDs + Forty-one (41) 2 TB NL-SAS

System capacities
84.8 TB (2.8 TB using 400 GGB SSD high performance + 82 TB using 2 TB NL-SAS drives)
Storage Controllers

Dual controllers with 2GB non-volatile memory per controller

Hard Disk Drives

48 SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives

Drive Capacities

10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 600GB*
10,000 RPM SAS or SAS SED drives available in 900GB*

System Capacities

28.8TB* using forty-eight (48) 600GB* SAS disk drives
43.2TB* using forty-eight (48) 900GB* SAS or SAS SED disk drives
Storage Controllers

Dual controllers with 2GB non-volatile memory per controller

Hard Disk Drives

Forty eight (48) SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives

Drive Capacities

7,200 RPM SATA II drives available 1TB*, or 2TB*
7,200 RPM NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED drives available in 3TB*

System Capacities

48TB using forty eight (48) 1TB* SATA disk drives
96TB using forty eight (48) 2TB* SATA disk drives
144TB using forty-eight (48) 3TB* NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED disk drives
Storage Controllers
Dual controllers with 2GB non-volatile memory per controller

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

Drive Capacities

10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 600GB
10,000 RPM SAS or SAS SED drives available in 900GB

System Capacities

28.8TB using forty-eight (48) 600GB SAS disk drives
43.2TB using forty-eight (48) 900GB SAS or 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
Windows® 2000 Server
Windows Server® 2003
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V ™
VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / ESXi 3.5
Citrix® XenServer™
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
Linux
Sun™ Solaris™
UNIX®
IBM® AIX
HP-UX®
Mac OS® X
Novell® Netware®

RAID Support
RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50

GbE Network Interfaces
Four (4) copper per controller

TCP Network Support
IPv4, IPv6 core support including JITC

Expansion Option
Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series online in the same SAN group; PS6500E can only be in a pool with other PS5500E, PS6500X and/or PS6500E systems.
Network interfaces

PS6500ES:
Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller
Interface ports: Four 1000BASE-T ports per controller, one may be used for management purposes

PS6510ES:

Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller
Interface ports: Two 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling

Snapshots
512 per volume/up to 10,000 total

Volumes

Up to 1024

OS 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®

RAID supported
RAID 6 Accelerated

Expansion option

Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online. Up to 16 total members per group

Unified storage options

Adding an EqualLogic FS7500, FS7600 or FS7610 NAS appliance to an EqualLogic group enables both block and file storage from a single storage solution
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

Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller
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.
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
Windows® 2000 Server
Windows Server® 2003
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
Windows Vista®
Windows XP®
VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.1 / ESXi 3.5 / 4 / 4.1
Citrix® XenServer™
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
Sun™ Solaris™
IBM® AIX
HP-UX®
Mac OS® X
Novell® NetWare®

RAID Support
Automatic RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50

10 GbE Network Interfaces
Two (2) SFP+ per controller

TCP Network Support
IPv4, IPv6 core support

Expansion Option
Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series online in the same SAN group; PS6510E can only be in a pool with other PS5500E, PS6500X, PS6500E and/or PS6510E systems
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
Windows® 2000 Server
Windows Server® 2003
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
Windows Vista®
Windows XP®
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.1 / ESXi 3.5 / 4 / 4.1
Citrix® XenServer™
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
Sun™ Solaris™
IBM® AIX
HP-UX®
Mac OS® X
Novell® NetWare®

RAID Support
Automatic RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50

10GbE Network Interfaces
Two (2) SFP+ per controller

TCP Network Support
IPv4, IPv6 core support

Expansion Option
Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series online in the same SAN group; PS6510X can only be in a pool with other PS5500E, PS6500E, PS6510E and/or other PS6510X systems

Reliability

Redundant hot-swappable controllers
Hot-swappable disks and power supplies
Redundant hot-swappable controllers
Hot-swappable disks and power supplies
Redundant hot-swappable controllers
Hot-swappable disks and power supplies
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
Redundant, hot-swappable controllers, power supplies / cooling fans, and disks
Individual disk drive slot power control
Automatic spare configuration and utilization
SMART
Automatic bad block replacement
Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drives
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
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
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
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
CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support
CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support
CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support

Notification Methods

SNMP traps, e-mail, syslogSNMP traps, e-mail, syslogSNMP traps, e-mail, syslogSNMP 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
AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase
Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Power factor: 0.95 (minimum)
Power consumption: 1000 VA, 1200 Peak VA (operating maximum)
Heat dissipation: 3,400 BTU per hour (maximum)
Power supplies: Three 440W dc
AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase
Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Power factor: 0.95 (minimum)
Power consumption: 1,030 VA, 1,400 Peak VA (operating maximum)
Heat dissipation: 3,500 BTU per hour (maximum)
Power supplies: Three 440W DC
AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase
Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Power factor: 0.95 (minimum)
Power consumption: 1,030 VA, 1,200 Peak VA (operating maximum)
Heat dissipation: 3,500 BTU per hour (maximum)
Power supplies: Three 440W DC

Chassis

Height: 18 cm (6.89") / 4 EIA units
Width: 48 cm (19.01") / 1EC Rack Compliant
Depth: 96 cm (37.8")
Weight: 74.8 kg / 165 lb (maximum configuration)
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 (maximum configuration)
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
Height: 17.5 cm (6.89") / 4 EIA units
Width: 48.3 cm (19.01") / 1EC Rack Compliant
Depth: 96 cm (37.8")
Weight: 74.8 kg / 165 lb (maximum configuration)
Height: 17.5 cm (6.89") / 4 EIA units
Width: 48.348 cm (19.01") / 1EC Rack Compliant
Depth: 96 cm (37.8")
Weight: 74.8 kg / 165 lb (maximum configuration)

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
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 / 20g 10 ms ½ sine, Z axis only 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
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
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 Z axis only 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

Regulatory

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