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Dell EqualLogic PS6100E Array

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Build up your capacity with powerfully simple storage

Enhance storage capacity and performance for your mid-tier iSCSI SAN with high-capacity EqualLogic™ PS6100E next generation GbE iSCSI SAN arrays.

 
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Product Configurations

  • Storage Controllers
    Dual controllers with 4GB non-volatile memory per controller

    Hard Disk Drives
    Twenty-four (24) 7.2K NL-SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives.

    Drive Capacities
    3.5" 7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 1 TB, 2TB, 3TB or 4 TB (3TB and 4TB also available in NL-SAS SED) 

    System Capacities
    24 TB* using twenty-four (24) 1 TB* NL-SAS disk drives
    48 TB* using twenty-four (24) 2 TB* NL-SAS disk drives
    72 TB* using twenty-four (24) 3 TB* NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED disk drives
    96 TB* using twenty-four (24) 4 TB* NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED disk drives

Technical Highlights

  • Volumes
    Up to 1,024

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

    Volume Connections
    Up to 1,024

    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, and RAID 50*

    GbE Network Interfaces
    Management network: One 100BASE-TX dedicated management port per controller
    Interface ports: Four 1000BASE-T ports per controller

    TCP Network Support
    IPv4, IPv6 core support

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

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

  • 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 Active Directory, LDAP, or RADIUS support

Notification Methods

  • SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog

Power

  • AC 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 1080 W

Chassis

  • Height: 4U / 175 mm (6.87 inches)
    Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
    Depth: 580 mm (22.83 inches)
    Weight: 44.5 kg (97.9 lbs)

    Packaged physical: Length: 905 mm (35.63 inches) Width: 607 mm (23.88 inches) Depth: 521 mm (20.50 inches)
    Packaged weight: 60.73 kg (133.60 lbs)

    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

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

Regulatory

Built to make storage simple

Master your data-hungry tasks with EqualLogic PS6100E—high-capacity performance with easy, flexible management for highly consolidated mid-tier storage environments.
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Designed to scale with your business

Fulfill your high-capacity needs with the PS6100E GbE internet SCSI (iSCSI) array, a Dell™ Storage solution with a virtualized scale-out architecture that delivers enhanced storage performance and reliability that is easy to manage.

  • Help eliminate downtime and performance penalties with smooth, incremental SAN expansion.
  • Grow your virtual storage alongside your virtual server growth.
  • Change hardware without disruption.
  • Add or remove arrays at will, according to policy, age, application or business needs.
  • Easily mix new disk or network technologies in the SAN.
  • Move volumes (databases/VMs) online between any pool or disk resources.
  • Avoid forklift upgrades or data-in-place migrations that cost time and money.
  • Automatically balance loads across disks and multiple arrays in a pool.
  • Help eliminate manual redistributing of capacity or application workloads (downtime and services costs).

 

EqualLogic PS6100E Storage Array

Choose your array

Build capacity for your data center using PS6100E arrays. With 24 NL-SAS 3.5" HDDs and up to 96 terabytes of capacity in a 4U chassis, the PS6100E combines maximized capacity and optimized scalability with simple, flexible management.

The PS6100 Series family features:

  • Dual controllers designed for built-in redundancy
  • Four GbE ports per controller
  • Dedicated 10/100 management port per controller
  • 6G SAS backplane
  • 24 hot-swappable drives
  • 7.2K NL-SAS, 10K SAS (or SAS SED), or 15K SAS drives or solid state drives (SSDs) 
  • Cache-to-flash memory de-staging
  • Peer-scaling architecture that scales performance linearly
  • Vertical Port Failover, designed to enable you to maintain full bandwidth if a networking port fails
  • Group Manager, which integrates all management into one console for both file- and block-storage protocols
  • Array firmware and host software with no additional licenses or fees
  • Enhanced security with self-encrypting drives (SED)

 

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.

More information on EqualLogic Software can be found here.

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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