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EqualLogic PS6000E iSCSI SAN Storage

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Enterprise-class iSCSI SAN Ideal for Consolidation

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The EqualLogic peer storage architecture delivers a capable and affordable SAN that is extremely simple to manage

  • Affordable midrange or high-capacity models
  • Simplified management to get more done
  • Reduce TCO with all-inclusive, software suite

Dell EqualLogic PS6000E iSCSI SAN
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Features

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Product Configurations

  • Storage Controllers

    Base Model: Single controller with 2GB* battery-backed cache memory, only available with 250GB* disk drive options

    High Availability Model: 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

    8 or 16 SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives

    Drive Capacities

    7,200 RPM SATA II drives available in 250GB* , 500GB*, 1TB* or 2TB*

    System Capacities

    8TB* using sixteen (16) 500GB* SATA disk drives
    16TB* using sixteen (16) 1TB* SATA disk drives
    32TB* using sixteen (16) 2TB* SATA 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 / 4.1 / 5, 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: 450 VA, 530 Peak VA (operating maximum)
    Heat dissipation: 1,550 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 PS6000E

Dell EqualLogic PS6000E

The Dell EqualLogic PS6000E is a virtualized iSCSI SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, enterprise performance and reliability, and seamless scalability. With SATA disk drives the PS6000E delivers good cost-per-Gigabyte with up to 32TB s of storage.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Exceptional ease of use

Exceptional Ease of Use

The PS6000E 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. The PS6000E can often be installed, configured and operating in less than one hour.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Modular design with enterprise reliability

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 underutilization 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 PS6000E includes fault tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot-swappable components — standard dual-controllers, 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 ultimate protection without compromising performance.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series ArraysEnterprise data services without additional cost

ENTERPRISE DATA SERVICES WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COST

The PS6000E 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/O1*
  • 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-VTM, Exchange® , SQL Server® ,Windows® File Systems and VMware® VMFS
  • VMware® Site Recovery Manager Adapter
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series ArraysFlexibility 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.

Dell delivers comprehensive end-to-end solutions to help you store and manage your data so you can efficiently move the right data to the right place at the right time for the right cost. EqualLogic array software and host software are part of these solutions and are included with your EqualLogic array purchase — providing all the tools your organization needs for a complete storage area network (SAN) solution.

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EqualLogic Array Software

Each EqualLogic array ships with a powerful set of software features that help you manage, protect and optimize your data. The EqualLogic Group Manager helps streamline storage and data management across both PS Series SAN arrays and FS Series NAS appliances. EqualLogic PS Series Firmware is the foundation of the EqualLogic software family. Integrated across the entire family of EqualLogic PS arrays, the EqualLogic PS Series 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 manual intervention

Also included in the firmware is the EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility that provides a non-network replication capability to minimize the time required to transfer large amounts of data between replication partners.

EqualLogic’s latest firmware (release 7.0) includes enhanced functions for PS Series arrays such as:

 

 

  • Robust and scalable Access Control Policies for simplified administration
  • Newly redesigned GUI with search functionality
  • RAID policy recommendations to help promote RAID best practices 
  • New technologies with backward compatibility including a 64-bit kernel firmware version for newer arrays and support for 4K sector volumes and 4K native sector (4Kn) drives

 

VMWare Host SoftwareEqualLogic Host Integration Tools

This family of host-based software provides tight integration between the EqualLogic array and the host. Dell provides host integration tools for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments, providing customers with the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive data protection and availability
  • Integrated storage management 
  • Reliable performance 
  • Streamlined array configuration

SAN HQEqualLogic SAN Headquarters

Dell EqualLogic SAN Headquarters (SAN HQ) is a centralized monitoring and reporting tool that gathers and provides in-depth information on performance, capacity and alerts across multiple groups of EqualLogic PS arrays, helping improve performance and effective allocation of group resources.

With Dell SupportAssist functionality, SAN HQ 3.0 can automatically create support cases based on system faults, and it allows you to view your open Dell Support cases for EqualLogic arrays monitored by SupportAssist.
Learn more about EqualLogic software

Find out how Dell EqualLogic software can help you design, manage and optimize your storage solution.


Support Services

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Dell ProSupport Service Model
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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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