Dell EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 with FluidFS v3

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Unified, simplified storage.

Optimize file storage with EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 NAS appliances and the scalability, flexibility and efficiency of the new FluidFS v3 file system.



Product Configurations

  • Storage arrays supported
    New or existing EqualLogic PS arrays with version 7.0 or later firmware

    Capacity and bandwidth expansion
    Up to 509TB usable file capacity in a single name space. One or two FS7600 or FS7610 appliances in a NAS cluster.Two Intel 1 GbE four-port NICS per controller.

    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.

    EqualLogic 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, NDMP backup ,antivirus, battery-based BPS

    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) 2.1, Network Files System (NFS) v3 and v4, 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)

    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 EqualLogic Compatibility Matrix 

Technical Highlights

  • Deduplication and compression
    Policy-driven variable-block deduplication and LZPS compression

    Client network connectivity
    8 x 1Gb Ethernet using FS7600
    4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet using FS7610

    Storage Area Network connectivity
    8 x 1Gb Ethernet using FS7600
    4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet using FS7610
    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 FS7600 or FS7610 appliances)

    Max CIFS shares
    1024 (one or two FS7600 or 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


  • 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


  • 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

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
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