Enterprise-class, cost-effective iSCSI SAN with SAS performance
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 PS6000XDell 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.
Exceptional Ease of UseThe 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.
Modular Design with Enterprise ReliabilityEqualLogic 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.
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.
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 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.
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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Designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT Professionals, database administrators, and internal service desks or helpdesks. Includes:
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- Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers
- Collaborative hardware and software support
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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:
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.
- 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
10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 400GB*
10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 450GB*
10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 600GB*
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 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
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
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
Mac OS® X
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
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, 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 PeakVA (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