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EqualLogic PS6500E iSCSI SAN Storage

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Hugely Scalable iSCSI SAN High density: 48TB in 4U

EqualLogic virtualized architecture combines with dense SATA package for affordable, enterprise-capable tiered storage

  • Scales seamlessly up to 1.5PB in a single SAN group
  • Low total cost of ownership with excellent cost-per-GB and comprehensive SAN management and protection software
  • Help save money, space, and energy by consolidating with the PS6500E
  • Improved sequential performance over previous generation

Dell EqualLogic PS6500E iSCSI SAN
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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

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.

Reliability

  • 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

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

Security

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

Notification Methods

  • SNMP 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

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)

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
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Dell EqualLogic PS6500E

Dell EqualLogic PS6500E

The Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS6500E is a virtualized Internet SCSI (iSCSI) SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, seamless scalability, and enterprise performance and reliability. With SATA disk drives, the PS6500E delivers excellent cost-per-gigabyte and up to 2.3PBs of high-capacity storage.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Exceptional ease of use

Exceptional Ease of Use

The PS6500E is an intelligent storage array that provides rapid installation, simple management and seamless expansion. All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network topology, automatically build RAID sets and conduct system health checks to help ensure that all components are fully functional. A PS6500E can often be configured and operational in less than one hour.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Modular design with enterprise reliability

Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability

The virtualized, modular architecture of the EqualLogic PS Series enables IT managers to purchase only the storage that is needed, when it is needed — helping to prevent both underutilization and over-provisioning. Using patented data movement technology, all PS Series arrays can work together to automatically manage data, load balance across system resources and expand to meet growing needs.

All PS Series arrays are designed to exceed the ruggedness requirements of the data center. The PS6500E is fault-tolerant, with fully redundant and hot-swappable components — standard dual-controllers, triple fan trays, triple redundant power supplies and disk drives with hot spares. Self-tuning write-back caches are battery-backed and mirrored across controllers for the ultimate protection without compromising performance.

Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Flexibility with low cost of ownership

Flexibility with Low Cost of Ownership

Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays represent a breakthrough in storage economics, from purchase and setup to operation and upgrades. The PS Series scales on-demand and online, allowing storage growth without disrupting applications. As a result, EqualLogic arrays provide exceptional flexibility at a low total cost of ownership.

Whether consolidating a direct-attached storage (DAS) infrastructure, migrating data from an existing SAN, streamlining data protection processes or simply adding storage capacity, the Dell™ EqualLogic™ family of proven, high-performance, self-managing storage arrays is designed to meet the requirements of today’s critical data center environments.

Software and Services for a complete SAN solution

Dell delivers comprehensive end-to-end solutions with software and services options to help you store and manage your data more efficiently and cost-effectively. Included with your PS Series array purchase are the EqualLogic™ array software and host software — virtually all the tools your organization needs for a complete solution.
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EqualLogic Array Software

  • EqualLogic Group Manager helps to streamline storage and data management.
  • EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility minimizes downtime when transferring large amounts of data.
  • EqualLogic PS Series Firmware is the foundation of the EqualLogic software family.
  • Dell Storage Update Manager simplifies the upgrade process with guided update management.

Integrated across the entire family of EqualLogic PS arrays, the EqualLogic Firmware is a SAN operating system based on a unique peer storage architecture that:

  • Virtualizes SAN resources
  • Enables peer scalability of up to 16 arrays
  • Provides intelligent data management functionality
  • Automatically adjusts system resources
  • Optimizes performance

EqualLogic Host Integration Tools

This family of host-based software provides tight integration between the PS Series array and the host. Dell provides host integration tools for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments to offer comprehensive data protection and reliable performance.

EqualLogic SAN Headquarters

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

 

Global services and support

Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment, and to help you transition from platform to platform.
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Dell ProSupport Enterprise Suite for PS Series
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your Dell EqualLogic PS Series solution. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.
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Dell Enterprise Consulting Services
Our proven methodology and tools are derived from years of global field experience that help you design the right storage plan to mitigate risk and decrease costs while optimizing and simplifying your data management.
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Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
Our end-to-end deployment services ensure your Dell Storage installation, configuration and implementation is completed accurately and quickly- anytime, anywhere - with proven processes based on best practices acquired from thousands of deployments by our highly skilled experts.
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Dell Education Services
Decrease downtime, improve utilization and ensure business continuity with storage training from Dell Education Services. Choose from courses designed to introduce Dell Storage and prepare you for more advanced topics to courses that dive into the advanced features included in the storage solution and how to apply best practices.More information can be found here.
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