Dell EqualLogic FS7610 with FluidFS v4

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Unified, simplified storage.

Optimize file storage with the EqualLogic FS7610 NAS appliance and the scalability, flexibility and efficiency of the FluidFS v4 file system.

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EqualLogic FS7600 Storage System



Product Configurations

  • Storage arrays supported
    New or existing Dell Storage PS arrays with version 8.1 firmware or greater

    Capacity and bandwidth expansion
    Up to 509TB usable file capacity in a single name space. One or two FS7610 appliances in a NAS cluster.

    Two Intel 10GbE dual-port NICs per controller. 10GbE can be either SFP+ or Base-T standards, and accommodate both copper and optical connectivity.

    Client connectivity over Ethernet, SAN connectivity over iSCSI Ethernet switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported.

    NAS appliance
    Each NAS appliance has a pair of controllers in an active-active configuration, using cache mirroring and an integrated backup power supply. Each controller contains 24GB auto-adaptive R/W RAM- based cache and two quad core Intel® processors.

    PS Series Group Manager graphic user interface (GUI), command line interface (CLI)

    Data Protection features
    Dual controller active-active NAS appliance, redirect-on-write, user recoverable snapshots, point-in-time replication, NAS container cloning, NDMP backup, antivirus, battery-based BPS, access based enumeration

    Memory size
    Each controller has 24GB of memory (48GB per appliance) and its own backup battery that provides power sufficient to de-stage cache contents to a non-volatile internal storage device in the event of a power failure.

    Protocol support
    Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0, Network Files System (NFS) v4.1, iSCSI, Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) 4, Active Directory, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), NIS (Network Information Service (NIS), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Link Aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad), Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB)

    Multi-client subnet support
    Configure multiple client networks and VLANs to present NFS exports or CIFS shares

    User authentication
    For SMB clients: Kerberos v5 and NTLM v2 on Microsoft Active Directory Server; for NFS v4 clients: Kerberos 5 on AD and SASL support for encryption, NFS v4 Access Control Lists

    Certified Backup Software
    Dell NetVault Backup 8.6x and 9.0x, Symantec BackupExec 2010 R3 and 2012, Symantec NetBackup 7.0 or later, CommVault Simpana 9.0 or later, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3

    Qualified antivirus software
    Symantec ScanEngine 5.2 , Symantec Protection Engine 7.0, McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise 8.8 and Enterprise for Storage 1.0.2; Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.0; TrendMicro InterScan Web Security Suite 3.1

    Directory Services
    Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services, LDAP and NIS

    Windows Features
    LDAP Signing, SMB Signing, Roaming Profiles, Hidden Shares, Access Based Share Enumeration

    Qualified SAN switches
    Refer to http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/dtcmedia/m/mediagallery/19856862/download.aspx

Technical Highlights

  • Deduplication and compression
    Policy-driven variable-block deduplication and LZPS compression, Deduped data can be rehydrated on read

    Thin provisioning
    Space can be over-allocated based on customer needs for more efficient capacity planning.

    Client network connectivity
    4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet

    Storage Area Network connectivity
    4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet
    Direct connect to the SAN is not supported.

    Min NAS Cluster size
    512GB for a single appliance; 1024GB for a two appliance cluster

    Max NAS Cluster size

    Min/max NAS container size

    Max files in a cluster
    64 billion per appliance

    Max NAS Containers

    Max file size
    10 TB

    Max file name length
    255 bytes

    Maximum number of directories in a cluster
    64 billion

    Maximum directory depth

    Max NFS mounts
    1024 (one or two FS7610 appliances)

    Max CIFS shares
    1024 (one or two FS7610 appliances)

    Max concurrent CIFS connections
    10,000 per NAS appliance, 20,000 for a two appliance cluster

    Max Quota rules per NAS Container (user quotas)
    1000 per NAS container

    Max Quota rules per cluster (user quotas)
    1000 per NAS cluster

    Max local users in a NAS cluster

    Max local groups in a NAS cluster

    Redirect-on-write snapshots

    Max snapshots per NAS container/cluster

    Maximum containers enabled for replication in a NAS cluster

    Max simultaneous replicated containers

    Max schedules per NAS cluster

    Backups using NDMP v4

    3rd Party anti-virus applications are supported via ICAP


  • Wattage
    717W output per appliance

    90 V AC to 264V AC, autoranging, 47 Hz/63 Hz. Note: This system is also designed to be connected to IT power systems with a phase to phase voltage not exceeding 230 V.

    Heat dissipation
    2446 BTU/hr. Note: The heat dissipation is calculated using the power supply wattage rating. The heat dissipation values are for the entire system which includes (chassis and two controllers).

    Maximum inrush current
    Under typical line conditions and over the entire system ambient operating range, the inrush current may reach 55 A per power supply for 10 ms or less


  • Chassis Physical Specifications (per dual controller appliance)

    2U / 86.4 mm (3.4 inches)


    481.50 mm (18.96 inch) with rack flange.
    446.3 mm (17.6 inches)—Does not include rack flange.

    741.0 mm (29.2 inches)—Without bezel and handle
    813.0 mm (32.0 inches)—With bezel and handle

    Weight (Maximum configuration)
    30.5 kg (67 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

    Continuous operation
    5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20°C per hour.

    -40°C to -60°C (–40°F to 140°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20°C per hour.

    Relative humidity

    20% to 80% (non-condensing) with maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour at maximum wet bulb temperature of 29°C (89°F)

     5% to 95% with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour at a maximum wet bulb temperature of 38°C (100°F)

    Maximum vibration

    0.26 Grms (5 Hz – 350 Hz @ 0.0002G2/Hz) in operational orientation for 5 minutes (maximum)

    1.88 Grms with the following PSD profile (all 6 sides tested for 15 minutes each side)

    Frequency (Hz) G2/Hz
    10 0.13
    20 0.13
    70 0.004
    130 0.004
    165 0.0018
    500 0.0018

    Maximum shock

    31G half-sine shock +/-5% with pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in the operational orientation (Maximum)

    Square wave shock of 27 G, at 235 inches/second (596.90 cm/second) velocity change (all six sides tested)

    Operating altitude

    -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 feet)
    For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1°F/550 feet.

    –15.2 m to 10,668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft)

    Airborne Contaminant Level Class
    G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
Equallogic Fs7610 Storage System

Optimized platform for high-speed storage and low TCO

The next-generation Dell Fluid File System version 4 (FluidFS v4), with the enterprise-class FS7610, scales performance and capacity on the fly. Get more performance and lower TCO along with:

Linear performance expansion up to 494,000 max SPECsfs file OPS and 11.9 GB/sec max throughput
Improved performance with mirrored cache and automated load balancing, even as you add more data
Lower costs with one of the most competitive price per performance scale-out NAS solutions available
Dell EqualLogic FS7610 Storage- Manage growth intelligently

Manage growth intelligently

Manage your storage growth with the flexibility to scale both performance and capacity independently without disruption.

  • Seamlessly incorporate with existing or new Dell Storage PS Series arrays and eliminate forklift upgrades.
  • Expand block and file storage capacity within a single namespace up to 509TB* with a storage backend of PS arrays.
  • Improve scalability, performance and security with expanded protocol support including SMB 3.0*, NFS v4 ACLs and NFS v4.1.
  • Easily increase performance by adding a second FS7610 appliance.

Intuitively manage block and file operations with PS Series Group Manager or CLI.

Protect data with enterprise-class features

FluidFS also protects your data through:

File-level, user-restorable snapshots.
Asynchronous, file system-level, snapshot-based replication to peer FS7610 systems.
Full replication of the entire file system, including shares, exports and permissions, to help ease data recovery following a disaster.
Common Internet File System (CIFS) anti-virus support through any ICAP AV server and certified partner software.
Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) for backup and disaster recovery.


Dell Equallogic FS7610 Storage - Create an integrated and dependable network

Create an integrated and dependable network

Bring fully integrated, end-to-end unified storage to your PS Series storage system with the FS7610 NAS appliance. This solution works with PS Series arrays to deliver the core benefits of the PS Series platform, including peer scaling, ease-of-use features and all-inclusive software licensing. The EqualLogic FS Series features:
  • 2U dedicated NAS platform with two highly available active-active controllers and a PCIe backplane for intercontroller communication.
  • Four 10GbE ports for SAN connectivity and four ports for the client network.

For dependability day after and day, the EqualLogic FS7610 NAS appliance includes:

  • Active/active clustering and cache mirroring for controller pairs.
  • Integrated backup power supply to protect cached data in case of controller failure.
  • Fully redundant and hot swappable controllers, power supplies and fans.
  • Automatic controller failover.
  • Checksums and failsafe journaling to protect file metadata.
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