vStart 100

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Quickly deploy a virtualization solution for your growing midsize business with preassembled vStart 100, now with Dell™ 12th generation PowerEdge™ servers.

Dell vStart 100
Dell vStart 100 - Accelerate time-to-value
Accelerate time-to-value.
Rapidly deploy a preconfigured virtualization infrastructure for your growing midsize business or enterprise branch offices without assembly, testing and other tasks requiring specialized IT skills.
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Drive efficiency and help lower risk.
Host demanding workloads with the improved performance of Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge™ servers.
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Provide uncomplicated scalability.
Rely on a solution designed to scale with your growing and changing needs.
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Dell vStart 100 - Leverage Microsoft® or VMware virtualization platforms
Leverage Microsoft® or VMware virtualization platforms.
Choose VMware vSphere or Microsoft® Hyper-V virtualization platforms for full-virtualization infrastructure and application hosting.
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The vStart advantage
Benefit from additional vStart features as you deploy vStart 100, whether you are initiating a new data center or building onto your established infrastructure.
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Dell vStart 100 - Global services and support
Global services and support
Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team delivers distinctive capabilities, including full data migration solutions to facilitate consolidation from multiple file systems. Dell takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives, and uses established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help lower your total cost of ownership.
″Software summary

  • Hypervisor (options)
    • VMware® vSphere™ 5.0
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® Hyper-V™
  • Management
    • VMware vCenter™ (VMware edition)
    • Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter (VMware edition)
    • Dell EqualLogic Host Integration Tools for VMware (HIT/VE) Plug-in for vCenter (VMware edition)
    • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (Microsoft edition)
    • EqualLogic SAN Headquarters
    • Dell OpenManage Server Essentials
Server summary

Dell PowerEdge R720 rack server provides the core virtualization platform for the vStart 100, offering concentrated computing power in a 2-socket, 2U form factor. With high memory density and balanced I/O (input/output) it provides the ideal platform for the vStart 100 virtual environment.

  • The vStart 100 solution configuration includes three ESXi virtual servers with a total of 48 processor cores (Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processor) and 288GB* of memory.
  • Dual NICs provide full redundancy and highly available interconnect for vStart 100. Each NIC offers impressive I/O capabilities with balanced, scalable features, including integrated PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3-enabled expansion slots and choice of embedded NIC technology
  • Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC 7) Enterprise Edition provides out-of-band server management.
An included Dell virtualized PowerEdge R620 rack server serves as a host for the management tools.

For more information on Dell PowerEdge R720 servers, click here
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Storage summary

Dual Dell EqualLogic PS6100 series storage arrays provide virtualized 10GbE iSCSI SAN storage that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to offer simplified administration, rapid deployment, seamless scalability and enterprise performance and reliability.

  • Standard starting configuration includes 24 hot-pluggable 2.5 600GB* 10,000 rpm serial attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives, with total system capacity of up to 14.4TB*, scalable to 28.8TB* of raw storage. The system also supports 15,000 rpm SAS drives and 7,200 rpm NL-SAS drives.
  • Fault-tolerant capabilities are supported through fully redundant and hot-swappable components (dual 10GbE controllers, disk drives with hot spares and dual power supplies).
  • Dual controllers with multipathing offer high availability (SPF+ and 10GBASE-T port options)
Networking summary

Dell PowerConnect 7048 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches are Layer 3 scalable top-of-rack switches that offer you the power and flexibility you need for today and the future. They provide advanced switching capabilities that include standard high-density 10GbE uplinks (1GbE uplinks also supported), high-performance stacking and high redundancy and availability. Scalable from small-business applications to the data center edge, the PowerConnect 7048 features:



  • Up to 160 Mbps throughput and a data rate of up to 224 Gbps (full duplex) for both Layer 2 and Layer 3 environments.
  • Simple management and scalability via a 128 Gbps high-availability stacking architecture that allows you to manage up to 12 switches from a single IP address. Share the upgradeable 10GbE ports across the stack for uplinks to the next network layer.
  • Power-saving Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) ports that can reduce per-port power consumption to help lower electricity and cooling costs.
Summary of other required integration elements

  • Database compatible with VMware vCenter or Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Network routing
Support services

Dell ProSupport™ is included with every vStart 100
  • Dell ProSupport* offers next business day on-site service after remote diagnosis* on each server and switch during Limited Hardware Warranty* period.
Optional Remote Advisory Service
  • Phone- and internet-based consultation, configuration and management support from Dell specialists
Installation, configuration and deployment services are included with every vStart 100
  • Installation of individual components (servers, storage, network, UPS) into the rack
  • Cabling of all components as per specifications
  • Installation, configuration and knowledge transfer provided for VMware® ESX, VMware vCenter™ and the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter, Dell EqualLogic Host Integration Tools for VMware Plug-In for vCenter; or Microsoft® Windows Server® Hyper-V™ and Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
  • Installation, configuration and knowledge transfer provided for Dell EqualLogic SAN Headquarters
IT consulting

vStart 100 Assistance and Consulting Service
(available for both VMware and Microsoft versions)
  • Design service driven by categorization of source workloads
  • Health check of existing virtualization platform
  • Workload migration planning and execution
  • Virtualization Operational Readiness Assessment
Efficient Architecture Workshop
  • One-to-one presale consulting with a Dell representative
  • Outlines Dell strategy and reviews your needs
Cloud Strategy Workshop
  • One-to-one presale consulting with a Dell representative
  • Outlines Dell strategy and reviews your needs
Virtualization Readiness Assessment
  • On-site server inventory and infrastructure assessment for virtualization
P2V (physical-to-virtual) Accelerator Lite
  • One-week on-site training to help reduce platform TCO, simplify service administration and increase system availability
  • Includes up to 15 physical-to-virtual migrations
Cloud Roadmap Accelerator (VMware version only)
  • Comprehensive review of your journey to the cloud
Networking Assessment
  • Inventory of networking element asset report
  • Identifying out-of-date network devices and resources
  • Network infrastructure score cards based on industry best practices, utilization statistics and alternative consolidation scenarios. Also includes a blueprint of your current environment in relation to best practices
  • Recommendations founded on industry trends in data center networking standards and application performance improvement

Customer training

For Virtualization

  • Training for VMware software components, where available
  • Training for Microsoft software components, where available
For EqualLogic
  • Dell EqualLogic administration and advanced management training