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
Dell EqualLogic PS6500EThe 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.
Exceptional Ease of UseThe 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.
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.
Flexibility with Low Cost of OwnershipDell™ 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.
- 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
7.2K RPM SATA II drives available in 1TB* or 2TB*
7.2K RPM NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED drives available in 3TB*
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
Up to 1,024
512 per volume / up to 10,000 total
Hosts Accessing PS Series Group
Up to 1,024 per pool / 4,096 per group
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)
Mac OS® X
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 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
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
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 drives
- SAN HeadQuarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
Ability to configure a separate management network
- CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support
- SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog
- 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
- 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
|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:
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:
|EqualLogic 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:
|EqualLogic 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 Enterprise Deployment|
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.
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