Dell EqualLogic PS6100XV Array

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Deploy an enterprise storage solution built for performance

Master critical applications with the high-performance Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS6100XV iSCSI arrays, ideal for enterprise and corporate distributed sites.

  • Exceptional I/O performance: Up to 67% IOPS improvement with EqualLogic PS6100 and PS4100 Series arrays over previous generation arrays.*
  • Optimized scalability: Take advantage of highly virtualized peer storage for linear performance and capacity scalability.
  • Management flexibility: Manage both file and block storage protocols through one console with EqualLogic Group Manager.

EqualLogic PS6100XV Storage Array


Built to make storage simple

Master your data-hungry tasks with EqualLogic PS6100XV high-capacity performance with easy, flexible management for highly consolidated enterprise environments.
EqualLogic PS6100XV - Built to make storage simple

Designed to scale with your business

Fulfill your high-performance mission-critical needs with the PS6100XV 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 redistributing of capacity or application workloads (downtime and services costs).
EqualLogic PS6100XV - Choose your array

Choose your array

Build more powerful storage for critical applications using PS6100XV arrays. With 24 high-performance 2.5” SAS HDDs and up to 7.2 terabytes of capacity in a 2U chassis, the PS6100XV GbE iSCSI array is an ideal solution for enterprise, government and education sites.

The PS6100 Series family features:
  • Dual controller 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 15K SAS (or SAS SED) drives or solid-state drives (SSDs) 
  • Cache-to-flash memory destaging
  • 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)


Product Configurations

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

    Hard Disk Drives
    Twenty-four (24) 15K NL-SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives.

    Drive Capacities
    2.5" 15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146 GB*
    2.5" 15,000 RPM SAS (or SAS SED) drives available in 300 GB*

    System Capacities
    3.5 TB* using twenty-four (24) 146 GB* 15,000 SAS disk drives
    7.2 TB* using twenty-four (24) 300 GB* 15,000 SAS (or SAS SED) disk drives

Technical Highlights

  • Volumes
    Up to 1,024

    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
    Oracle® Solaris™
    IBM® AIX®
    Mac OS® X
    Citrix® XenServer®
    Novell® NetWare®

    For a complete list of supported OS versions including software initiators, NICs/CNAs, and HBAs, see the EqualLogic Compatibility Matrix on http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/storage/w/wiki/2661.equallogic-compatibility-matrix-07262013.aspx.

    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 core support

    Expansion Option
    Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online. Up to 16 total members per group.


  • Redundant hot-swappable controllers with vertical port sharing
    Hot-swappable disks and power supplies

Enclosure Monitoring System

  • Automatic spare configuration and utilization
    Automatic bad block replacement
    Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drive


  • 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


  • 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


  • AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase 700 W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 624W; +5Vsb up to 10W
    Frequency: 50/60 Hz
    Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)
    Power supplies: Dual 700W


  • 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 racksed-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
    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
Dell le brinda soluciones integrales para ayudarlo a almacenar y administrar sus datos, así podrá transferir de manera eficiente los datos correctos al lugar correcto, en el momento adecuado y por el precio justo. El software de host y el software de arreglo de EqualLogic forman parte de estas soluciones y se incluyen cuando adquiere su arreglo EqualLogic. Ellos proporcionan todas las herramientas que su organización necesita para obtener una solución de red de área de almacenamiento (SAN) completa.

Panel de GUISoftware para arreglos EqualLogic

Cada arreglo EqualLogic se envía con un poderoso conjunto de funciones de software que lo ayudan a administrar, proteger y optimizar sus datos. El Administrador de grupos de EqualLogic permite optimizar el almacenamiento y la administración de datos a través de los arreglos de SAN de la serie PS y los dispositivos NAS de la serie FS. El firmware EqualLogic de la serie PS es la base de la familia de software de EqualLogic. Integrado en la familia completa de arreglos EqualLogic PS, el firmware EqualLogic de la serie PS es un sistema operativo SAN basado en una única arquitectura de almacenamiento del mismo nivel que:
  • Virtualiza los recursos SAN
  • Permite la escalabilidad de pares de hasta 16 arreglos
  • Proporciona funcionalidad de administración de datos inteligente
  • Ajusta automáticamente los recursos del sistema
  • Optimiza el rendimiento
  • Reduce la intervención manual

En el firmware, también se incluye la utilidad de transferencia manual EqualLogic que proporciona una capacidad de replicación sin red a fin de minimizar el tiempo requerido para transferir grandes cantidades de datos entre los asociados de replicación.

La última versión de firmware EqualLogic (versión 7.0) incluye funciones mejoradas para arreglos de la serie PS como:

  • Políticas de Control de acceso sólido y escalable para la administración simplificada
  • GUI rediseñada recientemente con funcionalidad de búsqueda
  • Recomendaciones de política de RAID para ayudar a promover las mejores prácticas de RAID
  • Las nuevas tecnologías con compatibilidad con versiones anteriores que incluyen la versión de firmware de kernel de 64 bits para los arreglos de discos más recientes y soporte para unidades de volúmenes del sector de 4 K y volúmenes sector nativo (4 Kn) de 4 K
Software de host VMWareHerramientas de integración de host EqualLogic

Esta familia de software basado en host brinda una integración estrecha entre el arreglo EqualLogic y el host. Dell proporciona herramientas de integración de host para entornos de Microsoft®, VMWare® y Linux®, a fin de ofrecer a los clientes los siguientes beneficios:

  • Protección y disponibilidad integrales de datos
  • Administración integrada del almacenamiento
  • Rendimiento confiable
  • Configuración de arreglo optimizada

SAN HQSAN Headquarters de EqualLogic

SAN Headquarters (SAN HQ) de Dell EqualLogic es una herramienta centralizada para el monitoreo y la creación de informes que recopila y proporciona información detallada sobre el rendimiento, la capacidad y alertas entre múltiples grupos de arreglos EqualLogic PS, lo que ayuda a mejorar el rendimiento y la asignación eficaz de los recursos de grupo.

Con la funcionalidad SupportAssist de Dell, SAN HQ 3.0 puede crear automáticamente casos de soporte en función de fallas del sistema y le permite ver sus casos abiertos de soporte de Dell para arreglos EqualLogic monitoreados por SupportAssist.
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Customization and setup services

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

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Comprehensive training

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Decrease downtime, improve utilization and ensure business continuity with storage training from Dell Education Services. Choose from courses designed to introduce Dell's EqualLogic Storage array and prepare you for more advanced topics to courses that dive into the advanced features included in the PS Series Storage Array and how to apply best practices when integrating a PS Series Storage Solution into a vSphere Data Center.

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