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EqualLogic PS6500X iSCSI SAN Storage

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

 

The Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS6500X is a high-performance internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage array capable of meeting large data storage requirements.

  • High-density serial attached SCSI (SAS) 10,000 rpm array with up to 43.2TB of storage capacity in a dense 4U chassis
  • Requires less power at peak and releases fewer BTUs per hour (requiring less cooling) when compared with a similarly configured storage area network (SAN)
  • Scales up to 691.2TB under a single, intuitive management interface
  • Enhanced security with self-encrypting drives (SED)

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

    Drive Capacities
    7.2K RPM SATA II drives available in 1TB*  or 2TB*
    7.2K RPM NL-SAS or NL-SAS SED drives available in 3TB*

    System Capacities
    48TB* using 48 x 1TB* SATA disk drives
    96TB* using 48 x  2TB* SATA disk drives
    144TB* using 48 x 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, RAID 50*

    GbE Network Interfaces

    Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller
    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

  • 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: 1400 VA, 1,400 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 / 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 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.
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