Dell PowerVault DL4000

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Protect yourself from the unexpected.

Deploy comprehensive data and application backup and recovery for the physical and virtual servers that power your business with PowerVault™ DL4000.

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PowerVault DL4000 Data Recovery & Backup Server - Protect yourself from the unexpected


Operating System

  • Windows Server 2012 Standard (factory installed)


  • Standard Edition : 64GB RDIMM
    High Capacity Edition : 128GB RDIMM


  • Standard Edition : Two Intel Xeon E5-2640 6-core 2.5Ghz processors
    High Capacity Edition: Two Intel Xeon E5-2665 8-core 2.4Ghz processors


  • Network Connectivity

    Standard edition: Intel (4 x 1GbE); Broadcom (4x1GbE) NIC
    High Capacity edition: 2x10GbE Intel NIC; 4x1GbE Intel NIC


  • Redundant Auto-ranging, Platinum efficiency 750W


  • AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard, iDRAC7 Enterprise for remote management, AppAssure Central Management Console

Maximum Usable Capacity

  • Maximum Internal Provisioned Physical Capacity within the DL4000: 5.5TB
    Standard Edition: Maximum External Provisioned Physical Capacity with one PowerVault MD1200: 40TB
    High Capacity Edition: Maximum External Provisioned Physical Capacity with two PowerVault MD1200: 80TB


  • Drives

    Ten 2.5 inch hard drives:

    2x 300GB SAS drives for OS (2.5”, 10K, 6Gbps) RAID 1
    8x 1TB NL SAS for backup (2.5” 7.2K, 6Gbps) RAID 6


  • Dimensions

    Height: 42.8mm (1.69 inches)
    Width: 434mm (17.09 inches)
    Depth: 701.3mm (27.61 inches)


    18.6Kg (40.96lb)

    Rack Support

    ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm
    ReadyRails static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded and 2-post (Telco) racks



  • Licensing
    The DL4000 Disk Backup Appliances are licensed based on the back-end compressed and deduplicated stored data capacity.

    AppAssure Software Protection

    Operating Systems Supported Distributions

    All versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 using NTFS
    Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, and 7 
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 6.3 (32- and 64-bit)
    CentOS® 6.3 (32 and 64 bit)
    Ubuntu® 12.04 LTS (32 and 64 bit)
    SuSE Linux® Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (32 and 64 bit)

    Virtualization Platforms

    VMware® ESX® and VMware ESXi®
    Microsoft® Hyper-V®

    Application Support

    Microsoft® Exchange®:
    Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1 Rollup 5 or later
    Microsoft Exchange 2010
    Database Availability Group, Single Copy Clusters, and Cluster Continuous Replication
    Microsoft SQL:
    SQL Server 2005 or higher
    SQL Clusters


    Live Recovery
    Recovery Assure
    Universal Recovery
    Inline Global Deduplication and Compression
    Built-in Replication, WAN Optimized
    Block-Level Incremental Forever Snapshots
    Local Virtualization Rights on Appliance for Standby Virtual Machines. Standard Edition: 2 Virtual Machines, High Capacity Edition: 4 Virtual Machines
    Granular Backup Retention Policies
    First Time Boot Utility (FTBU) for Rapid Configuration and Deployment
    Web-Based Appliance Management and much more
Fast, effective data recovery
Safeguard the data in your growing business with confidence, knowing that in the event of an equipment or software failure, you’ll be back to business as usual in minutes, not hours or days.
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Designed for business resiliency
Go beyond backup to integrated disaster recovery with the leading-edge technologies in AppAssure software for Microsoft® Windows® and Linux®.
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Easily deployed and highly scalable
Deploy quickly with custom tools and efficiently expand with scalability options designed to provide continuous protection for a growing business-intelligence environment.
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PowerVault DL4000 Data Recovery & Backup Server
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.