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EqualLogic PS6510X iSCSI SAN Storage

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Excellent balance of high-density and cost-effective 10GbE iSCSI performance

Organizations seeking an excellent balance of cost-effective 10GbE performance and large capacity.

 
 
Dell EqualLogic PS6510X iSCSI SAN
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Product Configurations

  • Storage Controllers

    Dual controllers with 2GB non-volatile memory per controller

    Hard Disk Drives

    Forty eight (48) SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives

    Drive Capacities

    7,200 RPM SATA II drives available 1TB*, or 2TB*
    7,200 RPM NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED drives available in 3TB*

    System Capacities

    48TB using forty eight (48) 1TB* SATA disk drives
    96TB using forty eight (48) 2TB* SATA disk drives
    144TB using forty-eight (48) 3TB* NL-SAS or NL-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 and RAID 50*

    10 GbE Network Interfaces

    Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller
    Interface ports: Two 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling

    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
    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

  • 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: 1,030 VA, 1,400 Peak VA (operating maximum)
    Heat dissipation: 3,500 BTU per hour (maximum)
    Power supplies: Three 440W DC

Chassis

  • Height: 6.89" (17.5 cm) / 4 EIA units
    Width: 19.01" (48.3 cm) / 1EC Rack Compliant
    Depth: 37.8" (96 cm)
    Weight: 74.8 kg / 165 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 3,000 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 / 30 g 10 ms ½ sine 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 PS6510X

Dell EqualLogic PS6510X

The Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS65010X 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, the PS6510X array provides up to 43.2TB of storage for a great balance of cost-effective performance and capacity. A PS Series SAN built with PS6510X arrays can scale up to 691.2TB under a single, intuitive management interface.

The PS6510 line features a redesigned 10GbE dual-port controller delivering up to 10x the bandwidth per port and 2.5x the bandwidth per array compared to previous generations.

Exceptional Ease of Use

Exceptional Ease Of Use
Exceptional Ease of Use
The PS6510X is an intelligent storage array that is designed to provide rapid deployment, simple management and seamless expansion.
Exceptional Ease of Use
All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network connections, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks to help ensure that the array is fully functional out of the box.

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 they need, when they need it — helping to prevent both underutilization and over-provisioning.
Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability
Using innovative data movement technology, all EqualLogic PS Series arrays in a SAN work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources, and expand to meet growing storage needs.
Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability
The EqualLogic SAN line is designed to meet and exceed the rugged requirements of today’s data center. The PS6510X includes fault tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot-swappable components — dual-controllers, three fan trays and power supplies, and disk drives with hot spares.

ENTERPRISE DATA SERVICES WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COST

With built-in storage features, the PS6510X enables best practice storage for top tiered data centers, organizations producing high- intensity workloads or higher end business applications.


The EqualLogic PS Series arrays include the following enterprise data services and software features with no additional software licensing fees:

Management

  • PS Group Manager
  • SAN HeadQuarters Multi-SAN Historical Performance Monitoring
  • Rapid Provisioning
  • Remote Setup Wizard
  • Roles-Based Administration
  • Volume Management

Maintenance

  • Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System
  • E-mail Home
  • Enclosure Monitoring System
  • Performance Monitoring

Data Protection, Availability and Recovery

  • Auto-Replication, Multi-Way

  • Instant Volume Restore
  • Multi-Path I/O
  • Multi-Volume, Writeable Snapshots
  • Snapshot and Auto-Replication Scheduler
  • Volume Cloning
  • Volume Consistency Sets

Server Management and Protection Integration

  • Auto-Snapshot Manager/ Microsoft® Edition
  • Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware® Edition
  • Automatic MPIO Connection Management
  • Microsoft® VSS and VDS Providers
  • Smart Copy for Microsoft® Hyper-V , Exchange® , SQL Server® ,Windows® File Systems and VMware® VMFS
  • VMware® Site Recovery Manager Adapter

Storage Virtualization

  • Array Evacuation
  • Automatic Load Balancing
  • Automatic or Manual Storage Tiering
  • Complete SAN Virtualization
  • Online Data and Volume Movement
  • RAID Load Balancing
  • Storage Pools
  • Thin Provisioning

FLEXIBILITY WITH LOW COST OF OWNERSHIP

The 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 PS6510X arrays provide exceptional flexibility at a low total cost of ownership.

 

Whether consolidating a direct-attached storage (DAS) infrastructure, migrating data from an existing SAN or NAS system, streamlining data protection processes, or simply adding storage capacity, the EqualLogic PS Series from Dell offers a family of proven, high-performance, self-managing storage arrays designed to meet the requirements of today’s critical datacenter 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.
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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.

 

Global services and support

Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment, and to help you transition from platform to platform.
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Dell ProSupport Enterprise Suite for PS Series
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your Dell EqualLogic PS Series solution. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.
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Dell Enterprise Consulting Services
Our proven methodology and tools are derived from years of global field experience that help you design the right storage plan to mitigate risk and decrease costs while optimizing and simplifying your data management.
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Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
Our end-to-end deployment services ensure your Dell Storage installation, configuration and implementation is completed accurately and quickly- anytime, anywhere - with proven processes based on best practices acquired from thousands of deployments by our highly skilled experts.
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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 Storage and prepare you for more advanced topics to courses that dive into the advanced features included in the storage solution and how to apply best practices.More information can be found here.
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