Balanced capacity and performance
Virtualized Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage area network (SAN) with performance and capacity for branch office and smaller SAN deployments.
- Self-optimized performance and automation to reduce remote office and small business 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 PS4000X
The Dell EqualLogic™ PS4000 Series of virtualized iSCSI 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 10,000 rpm serial attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives, the PS4000X array provides up to 9.6 TB of storage for a great balance of cost-effective performance and capacity. 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 UseAll 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 PS4000X is designed to be installed, configured and operational 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, monitoring PS4000 deployments at branch offices and PS6000 deployments in corporate data centers.
Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability
To help prevent both underutilization 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 within 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 PS4000X includes fault tolerance capabilities, through fully redundant and hot-swappable components — optional dual-controllers, standard dual fan trays, dual power supplies and disk drives with hot spares.
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.
- Storage Controllers
Dual controllers with a total of 4GB* battery-backed memory
Battery-backed memory provides up to 72 hours of data protection
Hard Disk Drives
Sixteen (16) SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives
10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 400GB* , 450GB*(coming soon) and 600GB*(coming soon)
6.4TB* using sixteen (16) 400GB* SAS disk drives
7.2TB* using sixteen (16) 450GB* SAS disk drives
9.6TB* using sixteen (16) 600GB* SAS disk drives
Up to 256
128 per volume / up to 2,048 total
Hosts Accessing PS Series Group
Up to 256 per pool / 512 per group
Any standards-compliant iSCSI initiator
Operating Systems Supported
Windows® 2000 Server
Windows Server® 2003
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux® Enterprise
Linux, Sun™ Solaris™
Mac OS® X
VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.1 / ESXi 3.5 / 4 / 4.1
VMware® vSphere™ 4
Automatic RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50
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
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.
- Redundant, hot-swappable controllers, power supplies / cooling fans, and disks
Individual disk drive slot power control
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: 0.98 (minimum)
Power consumption: 520 VA, 540 Peak VA (operating maximum)
Heat dissipation: 1,740 BTU per hour (maximum)
Power supplies: Dual 440W DC
- 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
|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.
|Learn more about EqualLogic software|
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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
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