Dell EqualLogic PS6100S Array

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Master the most demanding enterprise applications with Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS6100S Internet SCSI (iSCSI) arrays, featuring high-performance, low-latency solid state drives.

  • Exceptional I/O performance: Up to 67 percent I/Os per second (IOPS) improvement with EqualLogic PS6100 and PS4100 Series arrays over previous generation arrays.*
  • Optimized scalability: Take advantage of highly virtualized peer storage for linear performance and capacity scalability.
  • Management flexibility: Manage both file and block storage protocols through one console with EqualLogic Group Manager.

EqualLogic PS6100S Storage Array


Built to make storage simple

Master your data-hungry tasks with EqualLogic PS6100S high-capacity performance with easy, flexible management for highly consolidated enterprise environments.
EqualLogic PS6100S Stoarge Array (overview)

Designed to scale with your business

Experience the low-latency advantage of solid-state storage with the PS6100S iSCSI array, a Dell Storage solution with a virtualized scale-out architecture that delivers enhanced storage performance and reliability that is easy to manage.


  • Help eliminate downtime and performance penalties with smooth, incremental SAN expansion.
  • Grow your virtual storage alongside your virtual server growth.
  • Change hardware without disruption.
  • Add or remove arrays at will, according to policy, age, application or business needs
  • Easily mix new disk or network technologies in the SAN.
  • Move volumes (databases/VMs) online between any pool or disk resources.
  • Avoid forklift upgrades or data-in-place migrations that cost time and money.
  • Automatically balance loads across disks and multiple arrays in a pool.
  • Help eliminate manual re-distributing of capacity or application workloads (downtime and services costs).



EqualLogic PS6100S Stoarge Array (overview)

Choose your array

Build new levels of performance in your enterprise storage needs using PS6100S arrays. With up to 24 high-speed 400GB or 800GB SSDs and up to 19.2 terabytes of capacity, the PS6100S GbE iSCSI array offers the highest random-read IOPS performance and lowest latency in the EqualLogic PS6100 line.

 The PS6100 Series family features:

  • Dual controllers designed for built-in redundancy
  • Four GbE ports per controller
  • Dedicated 10/100 management port per controller
  • 6G SAS backplane
  • 24 hot-swappable drives
  • 7.2K NL-SAS, 10K SAS, or 15K SAS drives or solid state drives (SSDs) 
  • Cache-to-flash memory de-staging
  • Peer-scaling architecture that scales performance linearly
  • Vertical Port Failover, designed to enable you to maintain full bandwidth if a networking port fails
  • Group Manager, which integrates all management into one console for both file- and block-storage protocols
  • Array firmware and host software with no additional licenses or fees


    Product Configurations

    • Storage Controllers
      Dual controllers with 4GB non-volatile memory per controller

      Hard Disk Drives
      Twenty-four (24) SSD hot-pluggable hard disk drives.

      Drive Capacities
      2.5” SSDs available in 400GB and 800GB

      System Capacities
      Up to 19.2TB

    Technical Highlights

    • Volumes
      Up to 1,024

      512 per volume / up to 10,000 total per group

      Volume Connections
      Up to 1,024

      Host Protocol
      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)
      Oracle® Linux
      Oracle® Solaris™
      IBM® AIX®
      Mac OS® X
      Citrix® XenServer®
      Novell® NetWare®

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

      GbE Network Interfaces
      Management network: One 100BASE-TX dedicated management port per controller
      Interface ports: Four 1000BASE-T ports 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. Up to 16 total members per group


    • Redundant hot-swappable controllers with vertical port sharing
      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 drive


    • SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
      Serial console
      Ability to configure a separate management network
      SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
      Multi-administrator support


    • CHAP authentication
      Access control for iSCSI
      Access control for management interfaces including Active Directory, LDAP, or RADIUS support

    Notification Methods

    • SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog


    • AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase, 700 W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 624W; +5Vsb up to 10W
      Frequency: 50/60 Hz
      Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)
      Power supplies: Dual 700 W


    • Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
      Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
      Depth: 561 mm (22.09 inches)
      Weight: 24.2 kg (53.4 lbs)

      Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 629 mm (24.75 inches) Depth: 395 mm (15.56 inches)
      Packaged weight: 29.48 kg (65.00 lbs)

      Rack Support
      ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks

    Environmental Operating Conditions

    • Temperature range: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)
      Storage temperature: –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
      Altitude: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1ºF/550 ft.
      Operating Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation
      of 10% per hour
      Operational shock: Half-sine shock 31G +/- 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in operational orientations only
      Operating Vibration: 0.26 Grms (5 to 350 Hz) for 5 minutes in operational orientations
      Acoustics Category 4: <=7.2 bels at 23C +/- 2C
      Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G1 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.

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

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    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.

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    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

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    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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