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EqualLogic PS4000E iSCSI SAN Storage

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Midrange Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage area network (SAN) with affordable capacity for branch offices and small SAN deployments, such as in small- and medium-size businesses.

  • Self-optimized performance and automation to reduce remote-office storage administration
  • Virtualized scale-out architecture, ideal for server virtualization and storage consolidation
  • Enterprise-class software, such as replication software, included at no extra cost

Dell EqualLogic PS4000E iSCSI SAN
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Dell EqualLogic PS4000E

Dell EqualLogic PS4000E

The Dell EqualLogic™ PS4000 Series of virtualized Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage area network (SAN) arrays are designed to bring enterprise-class features, intelligence, automation and reliability to remote or branch office, departmental and small-to-medium business (SMB) storage deployments.

The PS4000 Series addresses branch office and SMB storage needs with simplified administration, rapid deployment and an affordable price, while providing a full set of enterprise-class data protection and management features, solid performance, scalability and fault-tolerance. With up to 16 serial ATA (SATA) disk drives per modular array, the PS4000E delivers outstanding capacity value for an entry into midrange enterprise storage. To grow storage capacity and performance for remote office needs, two PS4000 arrays can be combined in a SAN group. To further scale out the SAN, EqualLogic PS6000 arrays can be added seamlessly without sacrificing the initial investment in PS4000 arrays.

Exceptional Ease of Use

Exceptional Ease of Use

All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network connections, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks to help ensure that all components are fully functional. The PS4000E is designed to be installed, configured and operating in less than one hour. To improve enterprise-wide storage management, the EqualLogic SAN HeadQuarters software tool provides centralized performance and event monitoring of EqualLogic SANs across multiple sites — for instance, PS4000 deployments at branch offices and PS6000 deployments in corporate data centers.
Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability

Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability

To help prevent both under-utilization and over-provisioning, EqualLogic PS Series arrays are based on a virtualized modular storage architecture that enables IT managers to purchase only the storage they need, when they need it. Using innovative data movement technology, all EqualLogic PS Series arrays in a SAN work together to automatically manage data, load-balance across all resources and expand to meet growing storage needs.

The EqualLogic SAN line is designed to meet and exceed the ruggedness requirements of the enterprise data center and remote office. The PS4000E includes fault-tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot-swappable components, including optional dual-controllers, standard dual fan trays, dual power supplies and disk drives with hot spares.

Enterprise Data Services Without Additional Cost

Feature-Rich Software Portfolio

The EqualLogic software portfolio is an essential component of the EqualLogic storage solution. This feature-rich software portfolio can help your organization establish reliable, high-performing interactions with your customers while protecting critical business data.

The EqualLogic all-inclusive software model gives you the functionality required for a complete SAN solution at one price, eliminating the need to manage software licenses or multiple support contracts. The full software portfolio, including EqualLogic Array Software, EqualLogic Host Software and EqualLogic SAN Headquarters, is included with the array purchase. Customers with a valid Dell ProSupport* agreement can download future software updates without paying additional license fees.

Product Configurations

  • Storage Controllers

    Base Model: Single controller with 2GB* battery-backed memory.Only available in eight (8) drive option

    High Availability Model: Dual controllers with a total of 4GB* battery-backed memory
    Battery-backed memory provides up to 72 hours of data protection

    Hard Disk Drives

    Eight (8) or sixteen (16) SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives

    Drive Capacities

    7,200 RPM SATA II drives available in 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 256

    Snapshots

    128 per volume / up to 2,048 total

    Hosts Accessing PS Series Group

    Up to 512 per SAN group, 256 per pool

    Host Protocol

    Any standards-compliant iSCSI initiator

    Operating Systems Supported

    Windows® 2000 ServerWindows Server® 2003
    Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
    Windows Vista®
    Windows XP®
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    SUSE® Linux® Enterprise
    Linux, Sun™ Solaris™
    UNIX®
    IBM®
    AIX®
    HP-UX
    Mac OS® X
    VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.1 / ESXi 3.5 / 4 / 4.1
    VMware® vSphere™ 4
    Citrix® XenServer™
    Virtual Iron®
    Novell® Netware®

    RAID Support

    Automatic RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50

    Network Interfaces

    Two (2) GbE copper for I/O, One (1) 10/100 copper (optional management network only) 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) PS4000 arrays can be in a group. For more details, please see the release notes.

Reliability

  • Optional redundant, hot-swappable controllers
    Redundant 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

Regulatory

  • Regulatory Model: E03M
    Regulatory Type: E03M003


    Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
    Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
    Dell and the Environment

    Basic and Optional Dell Support Services

    1-Year Dell Basic Service**:
    Included with all EqualLogic purchases. For a period of one year – telephone support services during local business hours excluding local national holidays; service parts shipped via next business day freight method or the next most expedited shipping available in the locality; access to software/firmware updates.
    Dell ProSupport for IT or for End-Users with NBD or 4 Hour Onsite Options*: Direct access to Dell experts, 7x24x365 phone support, collaborative hardware and software support, escalation support, global Command Center management and monitoring, how-to application and configuration assistance (Dell ProSupport for End-Users only).
    Additional Dell ProSupport* Options include: Keep your Hard Drive (KYHD), Mission Critical, and Dell ProSupport for IT with Enterprise-Wide Contract.

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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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.

More information can be found here.
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