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EqualLogic PS6500X iSCSI SAN Storage

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High-Performance, High-Density iSCSI SAN For Capacity Intensive Primary Applications

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High performance Dell EqualLogic iSCSI array that meets the needs of large data storage requirements.

  • High-density SAS 10K RPM array with up to 28TB of SAS storage in a dense 4U chassis.
  • When compared with a similarly configured SAN*, The high-density PS6500X requires less power at peak and releases fewer BTUs per hour, requiring less cooling
  • Scales up to 460TB under a single, intuitive management interface

Dell EqualLogic PS6500X iSCSI SAN
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Dell EqualLogic PS6500X

Dell EqualLogic PS6500X

The Dell EqualLogic PS6500X is a virtualised iSCSI SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, enterprise performance and reliability, and seamless scalability. With 10K RPM SAS disk drives that deliver exceptional performance and high-capacity that scales up to 460TB*, 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.

FEATURE-RICH SOFTWARE PORTFOLIO

The EqualLogic software portfolio is an essential component of the EqualLogic storage solution. This feature-rich software portfolio can help your organization establish reliable, high-performing interactions with your customers while protecting critical business data.

The EqualLogic all-inclusive software model gives you the functionality required for a complete SAN solution at one price, eliminating the need to manage software licenses or multiple support contracts. The full software portfolio, including EqualLogic Array Software, EqualLogic Host Software and EqualLogic SAN Headquarters, is included with the array purchase. Customers with a valid Dell ProSupport3 agreement can download future software updates without paying additional license fees.

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-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.
You bought a powerful SAN tool, and you expect all the tools you need to be in the box. Dell delivers with a valuable portfolio of storage software to support the family of EqualLogic storage arrays.

EqualLogic Array Software
EqualLogic Host Software
EqualLogic SAN Headquarters

EqualLogic Array Software

EqualLogic Array Software
EqualLogic Firmware is the foundation of the EqualLogic software family. 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
  • Reduces human intervention

EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsSupported Host Environments

EqualLogic Firmware

EqualLogic Group Manager GUI

EqualLogic Group Manager CLI
Embedded with each EqualLogic array purchasedAvailable for DownloadEqualLogic Firmware is supported on the family of EqualLogic arraysMicrosoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™ ,
Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4
VMware® ESXi 3.5 / 4
Citrix® XenSource
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
Sun™ Solaris
IBM® AIX
HP-UX®
Mac OS® X
Novell® NetWare®
EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility Available for DownloadAvailable for DownloadMicrosoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP, Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility is qualified to manage EqualLogic arrays.
EqualLogic Host SoftwareEqualLogic Host Software
This family of host-based tools provides an easy-to-use interface for extending the functionality of the EqualLogic Array Software, enabling cooperation with the host. This integration can deliver:
  • High availability and performance
  • Advanced data protection
  • Simplified management of application data and virtual machines for Microsoft® and VMware® environments

Host Software for Windows
EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsManaged Environments

EqualLogic Remote Setup Wizard
Available for Download as HIT KitAvailable for DownloadMicrosoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™ ,
Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager/ Microsoft Edition Available for Download as HIT KitAvailable for DownloadMicrosoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2003, SQL Server® 2008
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2007
EqualLogic Multipath I/O Device Specific Module Available for Download as HIT KitAvailable for DownloadMicrosoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™ ,
Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
EqualLogic Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and Virtual Disk Service (VDS) Provider Services Available for Download as HIT KitAvailable for DownloadMicrosoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
Windows Server® 2008 R2, Including Hyper-V™
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2003, SQL Server® 2008
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2007


Host Software for VMware
EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsManaged Environments

EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager/ VMware Edition
Available for DownloadAvailable for DownloadMicrosoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
VMware® ESX 3.5 and 4
VMware® ESXi 3.5 and 4
Requires Virtual Center 2.5
EqualLogic Storage Adapter for VMware Site Recovery Manager Available for DownloadAvailable for DownloadMicrosoft® Windows Vista® ,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
VMware® ESX 3, 3.5 and 4
VMware® ESXi 3.5 and 4

Requires VMware® Site Recovery Manager 1.0 or 4.0

EqualLogic SAN Headquarters

EqualLogic SAN Headquarters (SANHQ) is a single-view monitoring and reporting tool that gathers performance, capacity and event data across multiple groups of EqualLogic PS arrays, providing in-depth information for better planning
EqualLogic Software TitlePackagingUpdatesOperating PlatformsManaged Environments

EqualLogic SAN Headquarters
Available for DownloadAvailable for DownloadMicrosoft® Windows Vista®,
Windows® XP,
Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003,
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
EqualLogic SAN Headquarters is qualified for EqualLogic array groups.
Dell can offer, via Local Partners, a wide range of Services to suit you and your business. Extensions to the parts or exchange warranty, upgrades to any service level required, International warranty, Installation Services, and other competitive items are available. Dell can also offer Custom Factory Integration (CFI) to customise hardware settings and add Asset Services.

Please contact your Local Partner for further information.
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