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EqualLogic PS6000X iSCSI SAN Storage

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Enterprise-class, cost-effective iSCSI SAN with SAS performance

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Virtualized storage area network (SAN) providing a good balance of cost, performance and capacity for databases, virtual servers and e-mail.

  • 10,000-rpm serial attached SCSI (SAS) drives and automatic load balancing deliver strong performance for databases, e-mail and virtual servers
  • Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and make management easier with the PS Series all-inclusive SAN management software
  • Combine with other PS Series arrays for tiered SAN, optimized for both capacity and performance

Dell EqualLogic PS6000X iSCSI SAN
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Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Dell EqualLogic PS6000X

Dell EqualLogic PS6000X

Dell EqualLogic™ PS6000X 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 10,000 rpm SAS disk drives, the PS6000X array provides a balance of performance and capacity, with 9.6 TB* of storage capacity.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Exceptional ease of use

Exceptional Ease of Use

The PS6000X 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 PS6000X can often be installed, configured and operational in less than one hour.
Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Series Arrays: Modular design with enterprise reliability

Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability

EqualLogic PS Series arrays are based on a virtualized modular storage architecture that enables IT managers to purchase only the storage that is needed, when it is needed — to help prevent both under utilization 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. The EqualLogic PS Series is designed to meet and exceed the ruggedness requirements of the data center. The PS6000X includes fault tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot-swappable components — dual-controllers, standard dual fan trays, dual 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: 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.

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 with 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 a total of 4GB* battery-backed cache memory
    Battery-backed cache provides up to 72 hours of data protection

    Hard Disk Drives

    16 SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives

    Drive Capacities

    10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 400GB*
    10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 450GB*
    10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 600GB*

    System Capacities

    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

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

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

    GbE Network Interfaces
    Four (4) copper 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, 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: 520 VA, 540 PeakVA (operating maximum)
    Heat dissipation: 1,740 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
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.

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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:

 

 

  • 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.
Learn more about EqualLogic software

Find out how Dell EqualLogic software can help you design, manage and optimize your storage solution.


Dell ProSupport

With faster, more reliable support services designed to address the technology challenges you face today, the Dell™ ProSupport™* portfolio is focused on your needs, time demands and budgets.

  • Need professional support services that take care of both you and your employees’ IT needs 7x24? Choose Dell ProSupport to get access to a certified technician in two minutes or less.
  • Got an IT staff? Choose Dell ProSupport for IT and get tech-to-tech support along with 7x24 access to Dell-certified technicians.

Service models

Dell ProSupport
Designed for organizations with limited or no dedicated IT staff. Includes:

  • 7x24 direct break-fix hardware and software support for your employees
  • Access to a certified technician in two minutes or less

Dell ProSupport for IT
Designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT Professionals, database administrators, and internal service desks or helpdesks. Includes:

  • 7x24 direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers
  • Collaborative hardware and software support
Additional Dell ProSupport options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, your productivity and your sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.
Speed of responseProtectionPremium proactive
Mission Critical* — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. This package includes priority 4-hour on-site service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process and emergency dispatch.Data management and protection — Helps ensure data security
  • Keep your hard drive* helps you retain control of sensitive data
Enterprise-wide contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated service delivery manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments


Customization and setup services


Dell server and storage deployment services
Dell provides a comprehensive set of remote and on-site installation services for PowerEdge™ servers as well as PowerVault™, Dell | EMC™ and EqualLogic™ storage products to help reduce the time required to get your system up and running. These installation services help:
  • Speed up deployment
  • Supply necessary expertise for correct installation
  • Minimize disruptions to your business

Training Services


Comprehensive training

Get the skills you need to keep pace in today's competitive IT environment with comprehensive training courses. Dell offers a vast array of instructor-led classes and online training courses in a range of topics from server maintenance to in-depth technical overview of specific systems.

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's EqualLogic Storage array and prepare you for more advanced topics to courses that dive into the advanced features included in the PS Series Storage Array and how to apply best practices when integrating a PS Series Storage Solution into a vSphere Data Center.

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