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EqualLogic PS6500E iSCSI SAN Storage

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Hugely scalable iSCSI SAN with 48TB in 4U

 

EqualLogic virtualised architecture combines with a dense serial ATA (SATA) package to provide affordable, enterprise-capable tiered storage.

  • Scales seamlessly up to 576TB in a single storage area network (SAN) group
  • Low total cost of ownership (TCO) with both excellent cost-per-GB and comprehensive SAN management and protection software
  • Help save money, space and energy by consolidating with the PS6500E
  • Improved sequential performance over the previous generation
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Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Dell EqualLogic PS6500E

Dell EqualLogic PS6500E

The Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS6500E is a virtualized Internet SCSI (iSCSI) SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, seamless scalability, and enterprise performance and reliability. With SATA disk drives, the PS6500E delivers excellent cost-per-gigabyte and up to 2.3PBs of high-capacity storage.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Exceptional ease of use

Exceptional Ease of Use

The PS6500E 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. A PS6500E can often be configured and operational in less than one hour.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Modular design with enterprise reliability

Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability

The virtualized, modular architecture of the EqualLogic PS Series enables IT managers to purchase only the storage that is needed, when it is needed — helping to 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.

All PS Series arrays are designed to exceed the ruggedness requirements of the data center. The PS6500E is fault-tolerant, with fully redundant and hot-swappable components — standard dual-controllers, triple fan trays, triple redundant power supplies and disk drives with hot spares. Self-tuning write-back caches are battery-backed and mirrored across controllers for the ultimate protection without compromising performance.

Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Flexibility 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. 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 an 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 data center environments.

Product Configurations

  • Storage Controllers
    Dual controllers with 2GB non-volatile memory per controller

    Hard Disk Drives
    Forty eight (48) SATA or NL-SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives

    Drive Capacities
    7.2K RPM SATA II drives available in 1TB*  or 2TB*
    7.2K RPM NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED drives available in 3TB*

    System Capacities
    48TB* using 48 x 1TB* SATA disk drives
    96TB* using 48 x  2TB* SATA disk drives
    144TB* using 48 x 3TB* NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED 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

    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, RAID 50*

    GbE Network Interfaces

    Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller
    Interface ports: Four 1000BASE-T ports 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
    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
    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: 0.95 (minimum)
    Power consumption: 1400 VA, 1,400 Peak VA (operating maximum)
    Heat dissipation: 3,400 BTU per hour (maximum)
    Power supplies: Three 440W dc

Chassis

  • Height: 17.5 cm / 6.89 in / 4 EIA units
    Width: 48.3 cm / 19.01 in / 1EC Rack Compliant
    Depth: 96 cm / 37.8 in
    Weight: 74.8 kg / 165 lb

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 3,000 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: LwA 6.6 Bels
    Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
Dell delivers comprehensive end-to-end solutions to help you to store and manage your data so that 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 that your organisation needs for a complete SAN solution.

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EqualLogic Array Software||Each EqualLogic array ships with a powerful set of features that help you to manage, protect and optimise your data. The EqualLogic Group Manger helps streamline storage and data management while the EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility helps to minimise downtime when transferring large amounts of data. EqualLogic PS Series Firmware is the foundation of the EqualLogic software family. Integrated across the entire family of EqualLogic PS arrays, the EqualLogic Firmware is a SAN operating system based on a unique peer storage architecture that:
  • Virtualises SAN resources
  • Enables peer scalability of up to 16 arrays
  • Provides intelligent data management functionality
  • Automatically adjusts system resources
  • Optimises performance
  • Reduces human intervention



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 centralised monitoring and reporting tool that gathers and provides in-depth information on performance, capacity and alerts across multiple groups of EqualLogic PS arrays, helping to improve performance and effective allocation of group resources



Support Services

Dell Services

Dell believes that a well-planned and maintained storage infrastructure can support growing data requirements without the corresponding increase in cost and complexity. Intelligent data management allows organizations to optimize the value of their storage investment with a better use of resources. Dell Data Management Services can help customers design, implement, manage and maintain storage infrastructures that satisfy data availability, retention and recovery requirements.

Dell™ ProSupport™ —True enterprise-class support for complex environment with complex. More than 80 percent of IT budgets go to infrastructure maintenance costs, leaving little room for innovation. With the right support solution from Dell, you can focus on your core business.

  ProSupport Enterprise Suite

ProSupport Dell ProSupport Plus

Designed for customers who want premium hardware and software support

Includes: 
  • Single point of contact with access to highly trained experts
  • Available 24x7x365
  • 3rd party collaborative assistance
  • Support in 165+ countries and 55 languages

Designed for critical systems in a customer’s environment.

Includes:
  • Dedicated Technical Account Manager
  • Direct access to elite ProSupport Plus engineers
  • Remote monitoring and automated support with SupportAssist
  • Monthly reporting and performance recommendations
Dell Enterprise Deployment
Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
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:
  • Expert deployment engineers with deep product knowledge
  • Proven processes based on best practices and comprehensive tools and software
  • On demand global deployment resources and capabilities
  • Get world class enterprise deployment services beginning with a single point of project manager to evaluate, plan, configure and integrate your enterprise solutions. Now that your infrastructure is optimally deployed, leverage our data migration experts to design a robust plan and migrate your data.
Training
Dell Education Services
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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