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EqualLogic PS6210 Series Arrays — High performance and updated 7.0 software

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Power, simplicity and versatility.

New-generation EqualLogic arrays that streamline storage management and improve and simplify performance for lasting value

 
 

 


Fast and powerful arrays

The new generation of EqualLogic solutions help accelerate your most critical business services and application tasks. Powered by the updated 7.0 firmware, the PS6210 family of high-performance arrays is ideal for virtualization, databases, consolidation and heavy IO applications. Build out and customize your storage system to meet your needs by combining new PS6210 arrays and FS76x0 NAS appliances with existing EqualLogic arrays. Create the precise balance of speed and capacity that allows your data center to power through whatever comes next, from massive, complex workloads to everyday business activities, without skipping a beat.

PS6210S ArrayPS6210S Array

All-flash array giving the highest random read IOPS performance and lowest latency in the PS6210 line for the most demanding enterprise applications.The SSD-enabled PS6210 arrays can deliver customers flash at the price of disk with a new level of performance in the EqualLogic family — twice the maximum IOPS as prior models for the most critical applications*. All-flash PS6210S arrays provide load-balanced performance and dense SSD capacity.
• SSD-enabled PS6210 SAN groups can achieve up to 1.2 million random read IOPS with less than 2-millisecond latency*.

• Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" SSDs
• 400GB* and 800GB SSD options
• Up to 19.2TB* system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
• Dual controllers with 16GB of memory each

PS6210XS ArrayPS6210XS Array

Enables SSD speed and HDD capacity within one array.
• Automated data tiering within a member with hot data placed on SSDs
•SSD-enabled PS6210 SAN groups can achieve over 267K IOPS for an OLTP workload with less than 5 milliseconds of latency*
•Ideal for VDI deployments, important databases and other mixed workloads
•7 hot-pluggable 800GB* SSDs (400GB SSDs available early 2014)
•17 hot-pluggable 1.2TB* 10K RPM SAS drives ( 600GB 10K RPM SAS drives available early 2014)
• Up to 26TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
• Dual controllers with 16GB of memory each


PS6210E ArrayPS6210E Array

Provides both entry-level configurations for affordable capacity and high-capacity configuration for data-intensive applications, highly consolidated environments and collaboration applications, such as Exchange and SharePoint.
• Up to 24 hot-pluggable 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 3.5" HDDs
• 2TB*, 3TB, 4TB and 4TB SED HDD options
• Up to 96TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
• Dual controllers with 16GB of memory each


PS6210X ArrayPS6210X Array

Great balance of cost, performance and capacity for enterprise data centers, including virtual server environments and databases.
• Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K RPM SAS HDDs
• 600GB*, 900GB, 900GB SED and 1.2TB* options
• Up to 28.8TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
• Dual controllers with 16GB of memory each


PS6210XV ArrayPS6210XV Array

Highest performance HDD system in the PS6210 Series for critical applications.
• Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 15K RPM SAS HDDs
• 300GB* and 300GB SED options
• Up to 7.2TB* system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
• Dual controllers with 16GB of memory each


PS6210XV 3.5" ArrayPS6210XV 3.5" Array

High-performance 15K RPM HDD system with higher capacity than the 2.5” 15K RPM drive XV array for applications with high-capacity and high-performance requirements.
• Up to 24 hot-pluggable 3.5" 15K RPM SAS HDDs
• 600GB* and 600GB SED options
• Up to 14.4TB* system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
• Dual controllers with 16GB of memory each
 PS6210EPS6210XPS6210XVPS6210XV 3.5"PS6210SPS6210XS
Hard Disk Drives 24 hot-pluggable 3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS drives 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K RPM SAS drives24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 15K RPM SAS drives24 hot-pluggable 3.5" 15K RPM SAS drives24 hot-pluggable 2.5" SSDs7 hot-pluggable 2.5" SSDs and 17 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K RPM SAS drives
Drive Capacities
2TB, 3TB, 4TB 600GB, 900GB, and 1.2TB300GB600GB400GB and 800GBCombines 800GB SSDs and 1.2TB 10K RPM SAS drives. A config with 2.5” 400GB SSD and 2.5” 600GB 10K RPM SAS will be available in early 2014.
Self Encrypting Drives (SED)4TB 7.2K RPM NL-SAS drives 900GB 10K RPM SAS drives 300GB 15K RPM SAS drives  600GB 15K RPM SAS drives N/AN/A 
System Capacities Up to 96TBUp to 28.8TBUp to 7.2TBUp to 14.4TBUp to 19.2TBUp to 26TB
RAID SupportRAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50 (for 2 TB drives).RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50. RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50. RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50. RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50. Accelerated RAID 6   
PowerAC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase 1080W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 924W;+5Vsb up to 10W

Frequency: 50/60 Hz

Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)

Power supplies: Dual, optional dual 1080W DC-DC
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, optional dual 700W DC-DC
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, optional dual 700W DC-DC 
AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase, 1080W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 924W;+5Vsb up to 10W

Frequency: 50/60 Hz

Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)

Power supplies: Dual, optional dual 1080W DC-DC
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, optional dual 700W DC-DC
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, optional dual 700W DC-DC
   
OS SupportedMicrosoft Windows Server® including Hyper-V®
VMware® ESX Server™
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL)
SUSE® Enterprise Linux® (SLES)
Oracle® Linux®
Oracle® Solaris™
IBM® AIX®
HP-UX
Mac OS® X
Citrix® XenServer™
Novell® NetWare®

For a complete list of supported OS versions including software initiators, NICs/CNAs & HBAs, please see the EqualLogic Compatibility Matrix.
Physical
Height: 4U / 175 mm (6.87 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 580 mm (22.83 inches)
Weight: 47.1 kg (103.8 lb)**
Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 546 mm (21.50 inches)
Weight: 26.4 kg (58.3 lb)**
Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 546 mm (21.50 inches)
Weight: 26.4 kg (58.3 lb)**
Height: 4U / 175 mm (6.87 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 580 mm (22.83 inches)
Weight: 47.1 kg (103.8 lb)**
Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 546 mm (21.50 inches)
Weight: 26.4 kg (58.3 lb)**
Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 546 mm (21.50 inches)
Weight: 26.4 kg (58.3 lb)**
Packaged physical: Length: 905 mm (35.63 inches) Width: 607 mm (23.88 inches) Depth: 521 mm (20.50 inches)
Packaged weight: 66.0 kg (145 lbs)**
Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 616 mm (24.25 inches) Depth: 508 mm (20.00 inches)
Packaged weight: 36.0 kg (79.3 lbs)**
Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 616 mm (24.25 inches) Depth: 508 mm (20.00 inches)
Packaged weight: 36.0 kg (79.3 lbs)**
Packaged physical: Length: 905 mm (35.63 inches) Width: 607 mm (23.88 inches) Depth: 521 mm (20.50 inches)
Packaged weight: 66.0 kg (145 lbs)**
Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 616 mm (24.25 inches) Depth: 508 mm (20.00 inches)
Packaged weight: 36.0 kg (79.3 lbs)**
Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 616 mm (24.25 inches) Depth: 508 mm (20.00 inches)
Packaged weight: 36.0 kg (79.3 lbs)**



The following specifications apply to all EqualLogic PS6210 series models:

Storage Controllers: Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory per controller

Network Interfaces: Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller

Interface ports: Two 10GBASE-T with RJ45 and two 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling

Volumes: Up to 1,024

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

Volume connections per PS series pool/group: Up to 1024/4096

Host Protocol: Any standards-compliant iSCSI initiator

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

Reliability:
Redundant hot-swappable controllers with vertical port sharing
Hot-swappable disks and power supplies

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 Interfaces:
Group Manager (GUI & CLI)
SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
Virtual Storage Manager vCenter plugin
Serial console
Ability to configure a separate management network
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL)
Host scripting, including Windows PowerShell
Multi-administrator support

Security:

CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI as well as new Access Control Policies
Access control for management interfaces including Active Directory, LDAP, or RADIUS support

Notification Methods: SAN Headquarters alerting, including Dell SupportAssist,SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog

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

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


Regulatory information:

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



ENERGY STAR®
The Dell PS6210 series arrays have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation. Click Here to learn more about the ENERGY STAR Storage 1.0 designation.
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* RAID 5 is also available for non-production data, but is generally not recommended; RAID 50 is similarly not recommended for production data on drives larger than 2TB.
** Actual unit & packaged weights will vary slightly by on drive type and packaging, and over time.
Dell EqualLogic PS6210 Series — Simplified management and performance

Streamline storage management

The Dell EqualLogic PS6210 arrays offer IT generalists the ability to manage more data with fewer resources. The family has the capability to tightly integrate with common application environments and the flexibility to use with various operating systems. The PS6210 Series is designed to:
  • Deploy in virtualized VMware environments, Exchange and SQL server applications and distributed DAS implementations
  • Support block and file data along with the FS Series through a single intuitive interface
  • Support server and desktop virtualization
  • Promote server/storage/network consolidation to ease management of the virtual ecosystem
  • Support multi-way replication for robust disaster recovery

New software that eases management

The Dell EqualLogic Software 7.0, released with the PS6210 arrays but applicable to the entire PS family, is enhanced firmware that provides the tools to enable a sound data protection strategy and storage management, virtualization and optimization. The full Dell EqualLogic software suite also includes:
  • EqualLogic Host Software that extends the functionality of the array-based software to enable cooperation with host operating systems, hypervisors and applications
  • Host Integration Tools for Microsoft®, VMware and Linux® products
  • SAN HQ management software with an interface for monitoring your groups of EqualLogic arrays to ensure that your storage resources are utilized for maximum benefit and integrated into Dell Services, with SupportAssist
    Dell EqualLogic PS6210 Series — Simplified management and performance
    Dell EqualLogic PS6210 Series — Simplified management and performance

    A new level of performance

    EqualLogic PS6210 Series Arrays provide enhanced storage performance for the small-to-medium enterprise with the simplicity of the EqualLogic product line. Dell EqualLogic PS6210 arrays can drive up to approximately 2GB/sec of throughput per array for sequential, large-block workloads.* In addition, flash-enabled EqualLogic PS6210 arrays provide up to 3 times the random performance of prior-generation arrays.*The full line of PS6210 Series arrays brings 10GbE iSCSI SAN speed and efficiency to real-world applications, featuring:
    • Dual controllers, each with 16GB* non-volatile cache of memory
    • Two 10GBASE-T RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb) ports
    • Two 10GbE SFP+ ports for fibre or copper cabling
    • Up to 24 hot-pluggable drives, including SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
    • Model options for 2.5" drives and 3.5" drives
    • Up to 96TB* capacity per array
    Dell has been the #1 iSCSI storage vendor worldwide for 23 consecutive quarters,* and approximately 96 percent of customers would recommend EqualLogic.* The PS6210 adds new levels of performance and convenience to the Dell EqualLogic portfolio, continuing to continue the legacy of excellence.

    Enhance the value of your data center

    Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage solutions have the lowest total cost of ownership over a five-year period, compared to similar SAN arrays.* The PS6210 Series arrays offer low TCO through a family of solutions that can be tailored to fit your exact needs, and grow with you, simply and cost effectively, with:
    • All-inclusive software functionality
    • No-forklift upgrades
    • Multigenerational compatibility that allows mix-and-match arrays to build tiered storage
    • Seamless rollout or retirement of arrays
    Global services and support

    Global services and support

    Reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. You can count on Dell for end-to-end solutions to maximize your performance and uptime. A proven leader in Servers, Storage and Networking, Dell Enterprise Solutions and Services deliver innovation at any scale. And if you’re looking to preserve cash or increase operational efficiency, Dell Financial Services has a wide range of options to make technology acquisition easy and affordable. Contact your Dell Sales Representative for more information.
    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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