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Dell EqualLogic PS4100XV 3.5" Array

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Combine cost-effectiveness with high capacity and performance

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Enhance your enterprise data center with the high-performance, high-capacity and cost-effective Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS4100XV 3.5" GbE iSCSI arrays.

  • Increased Density: Space-saving 2U 3.5” disk enclosure sized right for your small business, remote or branch office.
  • Optimized scalability: Take advantage of highly virtualized peer storage for linear performance and capacity scalability.
  • Management flexibility: Manage both file and block storage protocols through one console with EqualLogic Group Manager.

EqualLogic PS4100 2U Storage System
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Built to make storage simple

Master your data-hungry tasks with EqualLogic™ PS4100XV 3.5” — powerful performance with easy, flexible management for small or midsize companies and remote and branch offices.
EqualLogic PS4100XV 3.5 Storage System

Enterprise features for smaller deployments

Ideal for your growing storage needs, the PS4100XV 3.5” GbE iSCSI array is a Dell Storage solution that offers a virtualized architecture, enterprise software and easy administration at an affordable price.
  • Take advantage of a data-center class IT solution in small and midsize businesses as well as enterprise branch offices.
  • Use the EqualLogic virtualized scale-out architecture for server consolidation and virtualization.
  • Integrate full snapshot, replication and application integration for data protection and disaster recovery.
  • Cut management time and costs with self-optimizing performance and automation.
  • Manage your enterprise-wide EqualLogic SAN, including PS4100 remote-site arrays, with EqualLogic SAN Headquarters.
  • Expand easily into a larger EqualLogic SAN by adding PS4100 (maximum two per group) and PS6100 arrays to scale capacity and performance. 
Whether you’re 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 Dell EqualLogic PS4100 series offers a solution. The proven, high-performance, self-managing storage arrays are designed to meet the requirements of your growing business.
EqualLogic PS4100 Series Storage System

Choose your array

Build a more powerful data center using PS4100XV 3.5” arrays. With 12 SAS 3.5” HDDs and up to 7.2 terabytes of capacity, the PS4100XV 3.5” is an excellent balance of cost, capacity and performance.

The Dell EqualLogic PS4100 series enables you to choose the storage solution that best suits your small or midsize business or enterprise branch office. The PS4100 series family features: 

  • Dual controllers designed for built-in redundancy
  • Two GbE ports per controller
  • Dedicated 10/100 management port per controller
  • 6G SAS backplane
  • Options for 12 or 24 hot-swappable drives
  • 7.2K NL-SAS, 10K Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), or 15K SAS drives 
  • Cache-to-flash memory de-staging
  • Peer-scaling architecture that scales performance linearly
  • Vertical Port Failover, designed to enable you to maintain full bandwidth if a networking port fails
  • Group Manager, which integrates all management into one console for both file and block storage protocols
  • Array firmware and host software with no additional licenses or fees

 

 


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Grow confidently with advanced Array Software features

 Meet your current storage needs and future data management requirements with EqualLogic™ Array Software.

  • Synchronous Replication: Maintain two identical copies of a volume across two different storage pools in the same PS Series for real-time data protection.
  • Volume Unmap: Recover unused space previously allocated to thin-provisioned volumes for better storage capacity utilization and cost-effectiveness.
  • Snapshot Space Borrowing: Temporarily increase the available snapshot space for a volume by borrowing from the snapshot reserve of other volumes and pool-free space, improving your capacity management.

Product Configurations

  • Storage Controllers
    Dual controllers with 4GB non-volatile memory per controller

    Hard Disk Drives
    Twelve (12) 15K SAS hot-pluggable hard drives.

    Drive Capacities
    3.5" 15K RPM SAS drives available in 600GB*

    System Capacities
    7.2TB* using twelve (12) 600GB* 15K SAS disk drives

Technical Highlights

  • Volumes
    Up to 256

    Snapshots
    128 per volume / up to 2,048 total per group

    Volume Connections
    Up to 512 per pool / 1024 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*

    GbE Network Interfaces
    Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller
    Interface ports: Two 1000BASE-T ports per controller

    TCP Network Support
    IPv4, IPv6 core support

    Expansion Option
    Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online. A maximum of two (2) PS4x00 arrays can be in a 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

  • SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
    Serial console
    Ability to configure a separate management network
    SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
    Multi-administrator support

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
    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 700 W

Chassis

  • Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
    Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
    Depth: 600 mm (23.62 inches)
    Weight: 29.3 kg (64.6 lbs)

    Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 629 mm (24.75 inches) Depth: 395 mm (15.56 inches)
    Packaged weight: 39.54 kg (87.17 lbs)

    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

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.
    Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
    Shock: Half-sine shock 31G +/- 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in operational orientations only
    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

Regulatory

Dell ProSupport

With faster, more reliable support services designed to address the technology challenges you face today, the Dell™ ProSupport™* portfolio is focused on your needs, time demands and budgets.

  • Need professional support services that take care of both you and your employees’ IT needs 7x24? Choose Dell ProSupport to get access to a certified technician in two minutes or less.
  • Got an IT staff? Choose Dell ProSupport for IT and get tech-to-tech support along with 7x24 access to Dell-certified technicians.

Service models

Dell ProSupport
Designed for organizations with limited or no dedicated IT staff. Includes:

  • 7x24 direct break-fix hardware and software support for your employees
  • Access to a certified technician in two minutes or less

Dell ProSupport for IT
Designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT Professionals, database administrators, and internal service desks or helpdesks. Includes:

  • 7x24 direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers
  • Collaborative hardware and software support
Additional Dell ProSupport options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, your productivity and your sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.
Speed of responseProtectionPremium proactive
Mission Critical* — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. This package includes priority 4-hour on-site service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process and emergency dispatch.Data management and protection — Helps ensure data security
  • Keep your hard drive* helps you retain control of sensitive data
Enterprise-wide contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated service delivery manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments


Customization and setup services


Dell server and storage deployment services
Dell provides a comprehensive set of remote and on-site installation services for PowerEdge™ servers as well as PowerVault™, Dell | EMC™ and EqualLogic™ storage products to help reduce the time required to get your system up and running. These installation services help:
  • Speed up deployment
  • Supply necessary expertise for correct installation
  • Minimize disruptions to your business

Training Services


Comprehensive training

Get the skills you need to keep pace in today's competitive IT environment with comprehensive training courses. Dell offers a vast array of instructor-led classes and online training courses in a range of topics from server maintenance to in-depth technical overview of specific systems.

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's EqualLogic Storage array and prepare you for more advanced topics to courses that dive into the advanced features included in the PS Series Storage Array and how to apply best practices when integrating a PS Series Storage Solution into a vSphere Data Center.

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