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EqualLogic PS6000XV iSCSI SAN Storage

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High-performance virtualised iSCSI SAN for demanding enterprise applications

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The PS6000XV is the best EqualLogic storage area network (SAN) for high-I/O, large-scale applications such as massive Microsoft® Exchange and virtual server deployments.

  • 15,000-rpm serial-attached SCSI (SAS) drives and automated load balancing deliver excellent performance
  • Simplified storage management lets you get more done
  • Combine with other PS Series arrays for tiered SAN with both capacity and performance
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EqualLogic PS6000xv iSCSI SAN Array
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Product Configurations

  • Storage Controllers

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

    Hard Disk Drives

    16 SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives

    Drive Capacities

    15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB* , 450GB*, 600GB*

    System Capacities

    4.8TB* using sixteen (16) 300GB* SAS disk drives
    7.2TB* using sixteen (16) 450GB* SAS disk drives
    9.6TB* using sixteen (16) 600GB* SAS 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 / 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

    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 arrays in the same SAN group, online. Up to 16 total members per group.

Reliability

  • Redundant, hot-swappable controllers, power supplies / cooling fans, and disks
    Individual disk drive slot power control

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: 0.98 (minimum)
    Power consumption: 520 VA, 540 PeakVA (operating maximum)
    Heat dissipation: 1,740 BTU per hour (maximum)
    Power supplies: Dual 440W DC

Chassis

  • Height: 13 cm / 5.12 in / 3 EIA units
    Width: 48.26 cm / 19.0 in / 1EC Rack Compliant
    Depth: 55.1 cm / 21.7 in
    Weight: 36 kg / 79.6 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 3,048 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: Sound Power Operating: < 5.8 db LpA @ 20°C
    Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Dell EqualLogic PS6000XV

Dell EqualLogic PS6000XV

The Dell EqualLogic PS6000XV 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 15,000 rpm SAS disk drives, the PS6000XV array provides high transactional performance with up to 9.6 TB* of storage capacity per array.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Exceptional ease of use

Exceptional Ease of Use

The PS6000XV 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 PS6000XV can often be installed, configured and operational in less than one hour.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Modular design with enterprise reliabilty

Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability

EqualLogic PS Series arrays are based on a virtualized modular storage architecture that enables IT managers to purchase only the storage that is needed, when it is needed — to help prevent both under utilization 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. The EqualLogic PS Series is designed to meet and exceed the ruggedness requirements of the data center. The PS6000XV includes fault tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot-swappable components — dual-controllers, standard dual fan trays, dual 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: Enterprise data services without additional costs

ENTERPRISE DATA SERVICES WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COST

The PS6000XV has built-in storage features once available only to top-tier data centers, enabling best practice storage for every size organization. EqualLogic PS Series arrays include the following enterprise data services and software features with no additional software licensing fees:

Management

  • PS Group Manager
  • SAN HeadQuarters Multi-SAN Historical Performance Monitoring
  • Rapid Provisioning
  • Remote Setup Wizard
  • Roles-Based Administration
  • Volume Management

Data Protection, Availability and Recovery

  • Auto-Replication, Multi-Way
  • Instant Volume Restore
  • Multi-Path I/O*
  • Multi-Volume, Writeable Snapshots
  • Snapshot and Auto-Replication Scheduler
  • Volume Cloning
  • Volume Consistency Sets

Storage Virtualization

  • Array Evacuation
  • Automatic Load Balancing
  • Automatic or Manual Storage Tiering
  • Complete SAN Virtualization
  • Online Data and Volume Movement
  • RAID Load Balancing
  • Storage Pools
  • Thin Provisioning

Maintenance

  • Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System
  • E-mail Home
  • Enclosure Monitoring System
  • Performance Monitoring

Server Management and Protection Integration

  • Auto-Snapshot Manager/Microsoft® Edition*
  • Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware® Edition*
  • Automatic MPIO Connection Management
  • Microsoft® VSS and VDS Providers
  • Smart Copy for Microsoft® Hyper-V™, Exchange® , SQL Server® ,Windows® File Systems and VMware® VMFS
  • VMware® Site Recovery Manager Adapter
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. Unlike traditional SANs, the EqualLogic PS Series includes software and applications expected from an enterprise-level SAN at no extra cost. 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 and 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 datacenter environments.

You bought a powerful SAN tool, and you expect all the tools you need to be in the box. Dell delivers with a valuable portfolio of storage software to support the family of EqualLogic storage arrays.

EqualLogic Array Software

EqualLogic Host Software

EqualLogic SAN Headquarters

EqualLogic Array Software

EqualLogic Array Software
EqualLogic Firmware is the foundation of the EqualLogic software family. 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
  • Reduces human intervention
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EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsSupported Host Environments
EqualLogic Firmware

EqualLogic Group Manager GUI

EqualLogic Group Manager CLI
Embedded with each EqualLogic array purchasedAvailable for Download*EqualLogic Firmware is supported on the family of EqualLogic arraysMicrosoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™ ,
Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4
VMware® ESXi 3.5 / 4
Citrix® XenSource
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
SunTM Solaris
IBM® AIX
HP-UX®
Mac OS® X
Novell® NetWare®

MPIO Feature is qualified for Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™ , Windows Server® 2008 R2 including Hyper-V™ VMware® , Linux® and Sun™ Solaris™ Operating Systems
EqualLogic Manual Transfer UtilityAvailable for Download*Available for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP, Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility is designed for EqualLogic storage array groups.
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EqualLogic Host SoftwareEqualLogic Host Software
This family of host-based tools provides an easy-to-use interface for extending the functionality of the EqualLogic Array Software, enabling cooperation with the host. This integration can deliver:
  • High availability and performance
  • Advanced data protection
  • Simplified management of application data and virtual machines for Microsoft® and VMware® environments
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Host Software for Windows
EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsManaged Environments
EqualLogic Remote Setup WizardAvailable for Download* as part of HIT Kit for MicrosoftAvailable for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
EqualLogic Firmware,
Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™ ,
Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager/ Microsoft EditionAvailable for Download* as HIT KitAvailable for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2003, SQL Server® 2008
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2007 including LCR and SCR, Exchange Server 2010
EqualLogic Multipath I/O Device Specific ModuleAvailable for Download* as HIT KitAvailable for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™ ,
Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
EqualLogic Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and Virtual Disk Service (VDS) Provider ServicesAvailable for Download* as HIT KitAvailable for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
Windows Server® 2008 R2, Including Hyper-V™
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2003, SQL Server® 2008
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2007
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2007 including LCR and SCR, Exchange Server 2010

Host Software for VMware
EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsManaged Environments
EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager/ VMware EditionAvailable for Download*Available for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
VMware® ESX 3.5 and 4
VMware® ESXi 3.5 and 4
Requires VMware Virtual Center 2.5or vCenter 4
EqualLogic Storage Adapter for VMware Site Recovery ManagerAvailable for Download*Available for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
VMware® ESX 3, 3.5 and 4
VMware® ESXi 3.5 and 4

Requires VMware® Site Recovery Manager 1.0 or 4.0
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EqualLogic SAN Headquarters
EqualLogic SAN Headquarters (SANHQ) is a single-view monitoring and reporting tool that gathers performance, capacity and event data across multiple groups of EqualLogic PS arrays, providing in-depth information for better planning

EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsManaged Environments
EqualLogic SAN HeadquartersAvailable for Download*Available for Download*Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
EqualLogic SAN Headquarters is designed to monitor EqualLogic storage array groups.
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Support Services

Dell ProSupport
— Faster, more reliable support services designed to address the technology challenges you face today. This new support portfolio is focused on your needs, time demands and budgets.

Need professional support services that take care of both you and your employees’ IT needs 24x7? Choose Dell ProSupport* to get access to a certified technician in two minutes or less.

Got an IT staff? Choose Dell ProSupport for IT and get tech-to-tech support, along with 24x7 access to Dell-certified technicians.

Dell ProSupport Service Model
Dell ProSupportDell ProSupport for IT

Designed for organizations with limited or no dedicated IT staff.

Includes:
  • 24x7 direct break-fix hardware and software support for your employees
  • Access to a certified technician in two minutes or less
Designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT professionals, database administrators and internal service desks or help desks.

Includes:
  • 24x7 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers
  • Collaborative hardware and software support
Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, your productivity and your sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

SPEED OF RESPONSEPROTECTIONPREMIUM PROACTIVE
Mission Critical — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour onsite service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven critical situation process, and emergency dispatch.
Data Management and Protection
  • Keep Your Hard Drive* helps you retain control of sensitive data
Enterprise-Wide Contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

Customization and Setup

Dell Server and Storage Deployment Services
Dell provides a comprehensive set of remote and on-site installation services for PowerEdge and PowerEdge SC servers, as well as PowerVault, Dell | EMC and Dell EqualLogic storage products to help reduce the time required to get your system up and running. These installation services help:

  • Speed up deployment
  • Supply necessary expertise for correct installation
  • Minimize disruptions to your business

Training

Comprehensive Training

Get the skills you need to keep pace in today’s competitive IT environment with comprehensive training courses. Dell offers a vast array of instructor-led classes and online training courses in a range of topics from server maintenance to in-depth technical overview of specific systems.
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