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EqualLogic PS4110E 10GbE iSCSI Array

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Affordable high-capacity enterprise-class storage

Improve storage capacity, performance and connectivity for your small or midsize business with cost-effective EqualLogic™ PS4110E 10GbE iSCSI SAN arrays.

 
 

 

 

Enterprise power with everyday simplicity

Enhance your small or midsize business with the EqualLogic PS4110E iSCSI array — powerful performance, 10GbE connectivity and easy, flexible management.
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Enterprise features for smaller deployments

Ideal for your growing storage needs, the PS4110E 10GbE iSCSI array is a high-capacity Dell™ Storage solution that offers a virtualized architecture, enterprise software and easy administration at an affordable price.
  • Leverage your existing infrastructure with 10GbE SFP+ or build out your network with new, cost-effective 10GBASE-T (both supported).
  • Implement EqualLogic’s first 10GbE storage array right-sized and right-priced for small and midsized businesses.
  • Use the EqualLogic™ virtualized scale-out architecture for server consolidation and virtualization.
  • Integrate full snapshot, replication and application integration for data protection and disaster recovery.
  • Cut management time and costs with self-optimizing performance and automation.
  • Manage your entire EqualLogic™ SAN, including PS4110 remote-site arrays, with EqualLogic™ SAN Headquarters (SANHQ).
  • Easily grow your EqualLogic™ SAN by adding other PS Series arrays to scale capacity and performance.
Dell EqualLogic PS4110E Storage System

Economical and flexible

Build capacity for your data center with versatile PS4110E arrays, 12 nearline Serial Attached SCSI (NL-SAS) 3.5” drives and up to 36TB of capacity, the PS4110E has the lowest cost per terabyte in the PS4110 line and features:
  • Dual 10GbE controllers and dual power supplies designed for built-in redundancy
  • Dedicated 10/100 management port for each controller
  • 6G SAS backplane
  • 12 NL-SAS, 7.2K hot-swappable drives
  • Cache-to-flash memory destaging
  • Peer-scaling architecture that scales performance linearly
  • Vertical Port Sharing, 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
  • EqualLogic Host Software that extends the functionality of the array-based software to enable cooperation with the host
  • Host Integration Tools for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® products as well as EqualLogic SANHQ management software

 

Dell EqualLogic PS4110E Storage System

Grow confidently with advanced Array Software features

Meet your current storage needs and future data management requirements with EqualLogic™ Array Software.

  • Synchronous Replication: Maintain two identical copies of a volume across two different storage pools in the same PS Series for real-time data protection.
  • Volume Unmap: Recover unused space previously allocated to thin-provisioned volumes for better storage capacity utilization and cost-effectiveness.
  • Snapshot Space Borrowing: Temporarily increase the available snapshot space for a volume by borrowing from the snapshot reserve of other volumes and pool free space improving your capacity management.

Product Configurations

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

    Hard Disk Drives
    Twelve (12) 7.2K NL-SAS hot-pluggable hard drives.

    Drive Capacities
    3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS drives available in 1TB, 2TB or 3TB

    System Capacities
    12TB using twelve (12) 1TB NL-SAS disk drives
    24TB using twelve (12) 2TB NL-SAS disk drives
    36TB using twelve (12) 3TB NL-SAS disk drives

Technical Highlights

  • Volumes
    Up to 256

    Snapshots
    128 per volume / up to 2,048 total per group

    Volume Connections
    Up to 512 per pool / 1024 per group

    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®
    HP-UX
    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*

    10GbE Network Interfaces
    Management network: One 100BASE-TX dedicated management port per controller
    Interface ports: One 10GBASE-T with RJ45 and one 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling 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. A maximum of two (2) PS4xx0 arrays can be in a group.

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 drives

Management

  • 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 RADIUS support

Notification Methods

  • SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog

Power

  • 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 700 W

Chassis

  • Height: 2U / 8.68 cm (3.41 inches)
    Width: 44.63 cm (17.57 inches)
    Depth: 59.4 cm (23.4 inches)
    Weight: 27.67 kg (61 lbs)

    Packaged physical: Length: 851 cm (33.50 inches) Width: 629 cm (24.75 inches) Depth: 395 cm (15.56 inches)
    Packaged weight: 40.8261 Kg (90 lb)

    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.
    Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
    Shock: Half-sine shock 31G +/- 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in operational orientations only
    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

Regulatory

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.


GUI DashboardEqualLogic 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.
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Dell provides a comprehensive set of flexible remote and on-site deployment services for PowerEdge™ and PowerEdge SC servers, as well as PowerVault™ and Dell EqualLogic storage products to optimize deployment and get your system up and running quickly. We deploy better than anyone else with our:
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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 EqualLogic storage and prepare you for more advanced topics to courses that dive into the advanced features included in the storage solution and how to apply best practices.

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