Enterprise-class iSCSI SAN, ideal for consolidation
The Dell EqualLogic peer storage architecture delivers a capable and affordable storage area network (SAN) that is extremely simple to manage.
- Affordable midrange or high-capacity models
- Simplified management to get more done
- Lower total cost of ownership (TCO), with all-inclusive software suite
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 3,048 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: Sound Power Operating: < 5.8 db LpA @ 20°C
Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
- AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase
Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)
Power consumption: 450 VA, 530 Peak VA (operating maximum)
Heat dissipation: 1,550 BTU per hour (maximum)
Power supplies: Dual 440W DC
- SAN HeadQuarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
Ability to configure a separate management network
- Height: 13 cm / 5.12 in / 3 EIA units
Width: 48.26 cm / 19.0 in / 1EC Rack Compliant
Depth: 55.1 cm / 21.7 in
Weight: 36 kg / 79.6 lb (maximum configuration)
- Redundant, hot-swappable controllers, power supplies / cooling fans, and disks Individual disk drive slot power control
- SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog
Up to 1,024
512 per volume / up to 10,000 total
Hosts Accessing PS Series Group
Up to 1,024 per pool / 4,096 per group
Any standards compliant iSCSI initiator
Operating Systems Supported
Windows® 2000 Server
Windows Server® 2003
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.1 / 5, ESXi 3.5 / 4 / 4.1
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
Mac OS® X
Automatic RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50
GbE Network Interfaces
Four (4) copper per controller
TCP Network Support
IPv4, IPv6 core support including JITC
Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online. Up to 16 total members per group.
- Storage Controllers
Dual controllers with a total of 4GB* battery-backed cache memory
Battery-backed cache provides up to 72 hours of data protection
Hard Disk Drives
Sixteen (16) SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives
7,200 RPM SATA II drives available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB* or 2TB *
4TB2 using sixteen (16) 250GB* SATA disk drives
8TB2 using sixteen (16) 500GB* SATA disk drives
16TB2 using sixteen (16) 1TB* SATA disk drives
32TB2 using sixteen (16) 2TB* SATA disk drives*
Enclosure Monitoring System
- Automatic spare configuration and utilization
Automatic bad block replacement
Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drives
Dell EqualLogic PS6000EThe Dell EqualLogic PS6000E 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 SATA disk drives the PS6000E delivers good cost-per-Gigabyte with up to 32TB s of storage.
Exceptional Ease of UseThe PS6000E is an intelligent storage array that provides rapid installation, simple management and seamless expansion. 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. The PS6000E can often be installed, configured and operating in less than one hour.
Modular Design with Enterprise ReliabilityEqualLogic PS Series arrays are based on a virtualized modular storage architecture that enables IT managers to purchase only the storage that is needed, when it is needed — to help prevent both underutilization and over-provisioning. 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 EqualLogic PS Series is designed to meet and exceed the ruggedness requirements of the data center. The PS6000E includes fault tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot-swappable components — standard dual-controllers, dual fan trays, dual power supplies and disk drives with hot spares. Self-tuning write-back caches are battery-backed and mirrored across controllers for ultimate protection without compromising performance.
ENTERPRISE DATA SERVICES WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COST
The PS6000E has built-in storage features once available only to top-tier data centers, enabling best practice storage for every size organization. EqualLogic PS Series arrays include the following enterprise data services and software features with no additional software licensing fees:
- PS Group Manager
- SAN HeadQuarters Multi-SAN Historical Performance Monitoring
- Rapid Provisioning
- Remote Setup Wizard
- Roles-Based Administration
- Volume Management
Data Protection, Availability and Recovery
- Auto-Replication, Multi-Way
- Instant Volume Restore
- Multi-Path I/O1*
- Multi-Volume, Writeable Snapshots
- Snapshot and Auto-Replication Scheduler
- Volume Cloning
- Volume Consistency Sets
- 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
- Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System
- E-mail Home
- Enclosure Monitoring System
- Performance Monitoring
Server Management and Protection Integration
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. Unlike traditional SANs, the EqualLogic PS Series includes software and applications expected from an enterprise-level SAN at no extra cost. 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-attached 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 datacenter environments.
EqualLogic Array Software
Each EqualLogic array ships with a powerful set of software features that help you manage, protect and optimize your data. The EqualLogic Group Manager helps streamline storage and data management across both PS Series SAN arrays and FS Series NAS appliances. EqualLogic PS Series Firmware is the foundation of the EqualLogic software family. Integrated across the entire family of EqualLogic PS arrays, the EqualLogic PS Series Firmware is a SAN operating system based on a unique peer storage architecture that:
Also included in the firmware is the EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility that provides a non-network replication capability to minimize the time required to transfer large amounts of data between replication partners.
EqualLogic’s latest firmware (release 7.0) includes enhanced functions for PS Series arrays such as:
|EqualLogic Host Integration Tools|
This family of host-based software provides tight integration between the EqualLogic array and the host. Dell provides host integration tools for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments, providing customers with the following benefits:
|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, capacity and alerts across multiple groups of EqualLogic PS arrays, helping improve performance and effective allocation of group resources.
With Dell SupportAssist functionality, SAN HQ 3.0 can automatically create support cases based on system faults, and it allows you to view your open Dell Support cases for EqualLogic arrays monitored by SupportAssist.
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