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Dell EqualLogic PS6100X Array

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Combine cost-effectiveness with high capacity and performance

Deploy high-performance, high-capacity and cost-effective Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS6100X arrays for Microsoft® Exchange servers, databases, virtual environments and more.

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Product Configurations

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

    Hard Disk Drives
    Twenty-four (24) 10K SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives.

    Drive Capacities
    2.5” 10K SAS drives available in 600GB, 900GB, and 1.2TB (1.2TB also available in SAS SED)

    System Capacities
    Up to 28.8TB

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
    Citrix® XenServer®

    For a complete list of supported OS versions including software initiators, NICs/CNAs, and HBAs, see the Dell Storage Compatibility Matrix: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/dtcmedia/m/mediagallery/20438558.

    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 compliant. USGv6 certified.

    Expansion Option
    Can be combined with other PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online. Up to 16 total members per group. Additionally, PS and SC Series offer common management and cross-platform replication capabilities between arrays, providing PS Series customers the flexibility to add SC Series arrays to their environment, if and when they choose.*

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 drive

Management

  • Dell Storage Manager (DSM): Allows you to perform day-to-day tasks across SC and PS Series arrays from a single management interface*
    PS Series Group Manager
    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
    Frequency: 50/60 Hz
    Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)
    Power supplies: Dual 700 W

Chassis

  • Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
    Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
    Depth: 561 mm (22.09 inches)
    Weight: 24.2 kg (53.4 lbs)

    Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 629 mm (24.75 inches) Depth: 395 mm (15.56 inches)
    Packaged weight: 29.48 kg (65.00 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

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Built to make storage simple

Master your data-hungry tasks with EqualLogic PS6100X high-capacity performance with easy, flexible management for highly consolidated enterprise environments.
EqualLogic PS6100X - Built to make storage simple

Designed to scale with your business

Fulfill your high-performance and high-capacity needs with the PS6100X GbE 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 re-distributing of capacity or application workloads (downtime and services costs).

 

EqualLogic PS6100X - Choose your array

Choose your array

Build more powerful storage using PS6100X arrays. With 24 high-performance 2.5” SAS HDDs and up to 28.8 terabytes of capacity in a 2U chassis, the PS6100X is an ideal solution for exchange servers, databases and high-I/O virtual server environments.

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)

 

Enterprise power with everyday simplicity

Enterprise power with everyday simplicity

Dell Storage PS Series software helps you store and manage your data more efficiently and cost-effectively. PS Series array, host and management software are included in your storage array purchase — virtually all the tools your organization needs for a complete solution. PS Series software virtualizes and simplifies your environment to help protect business-critical data, optimize storage performance and streamline operations. Additionally, the latest SC and PS Series software releases offer common management and cross-platform replication capabilities between SC and PS Series storage arrays, allowing you to take advantage of new functionality while leveraging existing investments.
Simplified management and data protection deliver lasting value

Simplified management and data protection deliver lasting value

Dell Storage PS Series Array Software, including PS Series Firmware, Group Manager and the Manual Transfer Utility, delivers advanced Storage Area Network (SAN) functions that automatically virtualize and optimize storage resources while providing advanced data protection and SAN management. Integrated across the entire family of PS Series arrays, the PS Series Firmware is a SAN operating system based on a unique peer storage architecture that automatically adjusts system resources. In addition, Dell Storage Update Manager simplifies the firmware upgrade process.
Advanced cross-platform streamlined management and disaster recovery

Advanced cross-platform capabilities and streamlined management

If you are adding an SC Series array to your environment, Dell Storage Manager (DSM) provides a common management tool for PS and SC Series day-to-day activities. You can also initiate volume replication between PS and SC Series with DSM, and easily configure and monitor replication task. To simplify migration, you can import data from PS to SC Series using the Thin Import feature.*
Data center automation with integration and monitoring tools

Data center automation with integration and monitoring tools

This family of host-based software provides tight integration between the PS Series array and the host. Dell Storage PS Series Host Integration Tools (HIT) for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments offer comprehensive data protection and reliable performance.

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

End-to-end services

Dell offers a wide range of professional services and tools to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your PS Series environment, including Dell ProSupport and SupportAssist.

Dell Services storage experts go beyond everyday administration to help you improve the performance and utilization of your Dell Storage systems. The Dell Storage Services portfolio provides system installation and implementation as well as training. From disaster recovery planning to physical relocation, the Dell Services team is available to provide professional assistance when you need it.

Comprehensive, proactive support

With Dell ProSupport, you get the most out of your investment with the support expertise and insights Dell is known for across the globe. Dell ProSupport doesn’t just extend your IT team, it offers a single point of contact for all your hardware and software issues. Innovative tools like SupportAssist offer proactive issue notification and automated case creation to help streamline your support experience.

We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for comprehensive hardware and software support for your Dell Storage PS Series solution. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.

Implement fast. Implement correctly. Implement once.

Dell ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* can reduce costs and relieve your IT department of time-consuming implementation tasks that otherwise divert valuable IT resources from business-critical activities. We bring two unmatched values to every Dell Storage implementation: deep knowledge of our products and broad experience from performing thousands of deployments every year, in just about every type of customer environment. Choose ProDeploy Plus for the most complete deployment offer available in the market, ProDeploy for expert configuration and installations, or Basic Deployment for worry-free hardware installations.

Start on the right path with Dell Education Services

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to simplify administration, optimize resources and improve disaster recovery with Dell Storage training. Choose from online courses designed to introduce Dell Storage to hands-on training that dive into the advanced features and best practices to prepare for a successful implementation right from the start. Learn more about the right classes for your organization.

Transform your data center

Dell Storage Consulting Services can help you meet your complex storage infrastructure and data management needs while optimizing resources and budgets. Consulting services can help with:

 • Storage infrastructure consolidation and risk-managed migration for both PS and SC Series systems
 • Storage infrastructure optimization for virtual environments
 • Data protection process development and backup/restore policies
 • Data archiving to address long-term data retention, access and regulatory compliance
 • Classification and categorization of data for storage tiering and archival
 • Storage high availability and disaster recovery planning, design and implementation
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