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EqualLogic PS6500X iSCSI SAN Storage

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High-performance, high-density iSCSI SAN for capacity-intensive primary applications.

Organizations seeking a high-performance, high-density SAS solution for capacity-intensive primary applications.

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Dell EqualLogic PS6500X iSCSI SAN
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Product Configurations

  • Storage Controllers

    Dual controllers with 2GB non-volatile memory per controller

    Hard Disk Drives

    48 SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives

    Drive Capacities

    10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 600GB*
    10,000 RPM SAS or SAS SED drives available in 900GB*

    System Capacities

    28.8TB* using forty-eight (48) 600GB* SAS disk drives
    43.2TB* using forty-eight (48) 900GB* SAS or SAS SED 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
     

    Microsoft® 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, 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, RAID 50*

    GbE Network Interfaces

    Interface ports: Four 1000BASE-T ports per controller, one may be used for management purposes

    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
    Hot-swappable disks and power supplies

Enclosure Monitoring System

  • Redundant, hot-swappable controllers, power supplies / cooling fans, and disks
    Individual disk drive slot power control

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: 0.95 (minimum)
    Power consumption: 1000 VA, 1200 Peak VA (operating maximum)
    Heat dissipation: 3,400 BTU per hour (maximum)
    Power supplies: Three 440W dc

Chassis

  • Height: 17.5 cm / 6.89 in / 4 EIA units
    Width: 48.3 cm / 19.01 in / 1EC Rack Compliant
    Depth: 96 cm / 37.8 in
    Weight: 74.8 kg / 165 lb

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 3,000 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 / 20g 10 ms ½ sine, Z axis only non-operational
    Vibration: Random .21 grms @ 5-500Hz operational / Random 1.04 grms 2-200Hz non-operational
    Acoustics: LwA 6.6 Bels
    Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X

Dell EqualLogic PS6500X

The Dell EqualLogic PS6500X is a virtualized iSCSI SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, enterprise performance and reliability, and seamless scalability. With 10,000 RPM SAS disk drives that deliver exceptional performance and high capacity that scales up to 691TB, the PS6500X is an excellent choice for performance and capacity-intensive applications.

Exceptional Ease of Use

Dell EqualLogic PS6500X
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X - Exceptional Ease of Use
The PS6500X is an intelligent storage array that provides rapid installation, simple management and seamless expansion.
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X - Exceptional Ease of Use
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.
Dell EqualLogic PS6500X - Exceptional Ease of Use
A PS6500X can often be configured and serving storage in less than one hour.

Modular Design With Enterprise Reliability

The Dell EqualLogic PS Series’ virtualized, modular architecture enables IT managers to purchase only the storage that is needed when it is needed – helping to prevent both under utilization and over-provisioning.

EqualLogic PS6500x - Enterprise Interconnection
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 PS6500X can only be in a pool with other PS5500E, PS6500E and/or PS6500X systems.
EqualLogic PS6500x - Design
All PS Series arrays are designed to exceed the rugged requirements of the data center. The PS6500X is fault-tolerant with fully redundant and hot-swappable components — standard dual controllers, triple fan trays, triple redundant power supplies and disk drives with hot spares.
EqualLogic PS6500x - High Performance
Self-tuning, write-back caches are battery-backed and mirrored across controllers for ultimate protection without compromising performance.

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 at a low total cost of ownership.

Whether consolidating a direct attach storage (DAS) infrastructure, migrating data from and 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.

Software and Services for a complete SAN solution

Dell delivers comprehensive end-to-end solutions with software and services options to help you store and manage your data more efficiently and cost-effectively. Included with your PS Series array purchase are the EqualLogic™ array software and host software — virtually all the tools your organization needs for a complete solution.
Equallogic Array Software

EqualLogic Array Software

  • EqualLogic Group Manager helps to streamline storage and data management.
  • EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility minimizes downtime when transferring large amounts of data.
  • EqualLogic PS Series Firmware is the foundation of the EqualLogic software family.
  • Dell Storage Update Manager simplifies the upgrade process with guided update management.

Integrated across the entire family of EqualLogic PS arrays, the EqualLogic 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

EqualLogic Host Integration Tools

This family of host-based software provides tight integration between the PS Series array and the host. Dell provides host integration tools for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments to offer comprehensive data protection and reliable performance.

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 and capacity and provides alerts across multiple groups of PS Series arrays. SAN HQ with Support Assist further streamlines management and improves productivity with automatic case creation and case tracking.

 

End-to-end services

Dell offers a wide range of professional services and tools to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your PS Series environment, including Dell ProSupport and SupportAssist.

Dell Services storage experts go beyond everyday administration to help you improve the performance and utilization of your Dell Storage systems. The Dell Storage Services portfolio provides system installation and implementation as well as training. From disaster recovery planning to physical relocation, the Dell Services team is available to provide professional assistance when you need it.

Comprehensive, proactive support

With Dell ProSupport, you get the most out of your investment with the support expertise and insights Dell is known for across the globe. Dell ProSupport doesn’t just extend your IT team, it offers a single point of contact for all your hardware and software issues. Innovative tools like SupportAssist offer proactive issue notification and automated case creation to help streamline your support experience.

We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for comprehensive hardware and software support for your Dell Storage PS Series solution. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.

Implement fast. Implement correctly. Implement once.

Dell ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* can reduce costs and relieve your IT department of time-consuming implementation tasks that otherwise divert valuable IT resources from business-critical activities. We bring two unmatched values to every Dell Storage implementation: deep knowledge of our products and broad experience from performing thousands of deployments every year, in just about every type of customer environment. Choose ProDeploy Plus for the most complete deployment offer available in the market, ProDeploy for expert configuration and installations, or Basic Deployment for worry-free hardware installations.

Start on the right path with Dell Education Services

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to simplify administration, optimize resources and improve disaster recovery with Dell Storage training. Choose from online courses designed to introduce Dell Storage to hands-on training that dive into the advanced features and best practices to prepare for a successful implementation right from the start. Learn more about the right classes for your organization.

Transform your data center

Dell Storage Consulting Services can help you meet your complex storage infrastructure and data management needs while optimizing resources and budgets. Consulting services can help with:
  • Storage infrastructure consolidation and risk-managed migration for both PS and SC Series systems
  • Storage infrastructure optimization for virtual environments
  • Data protection process development and backup/restore policies
  • Data archiving to address long-term data retention, access and regulatory compliance
  • Classification and categorization of data for storage tiering and archival
  • Storage high availability and disaster recovery planning, design and implementation
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