EqualLogic FS7500 Unified Storage Solution

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Adds NAS capability to bring scale-out unified storage to the EqualLogic ecosystem

Grow block and file capacity non-disruptively with EqualLogic™ FS7500, the only scale-out unified storage solution optimized for midsize and smaller deployments.

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EqualLogic FS7500 Storage System





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Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature

    10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour Note: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is de-rated 1°F/550 f
    -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20°C per hour


    Relative humidity
    20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
    -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20°C per hour

    Maximum vibration
    0.26 Grms at 5 – 350 Hz for 5 minutes in operational orientations
    1.54 Grms at 10 – 250 Hz for 10 minutes in all orientations



  • Wattage
    502 W (Energy Smart)

    90 – 264 VAC, auto-ranging, 47 – 63 Hz

    Heat dissipation
    1712.9 BTU/hr maximum (Energy Smart)

    Maximum inrush current
    Under typical line conditions and over the entire system ambient operating range, the inrush current may reach 55 A per power supply for 10 ms or less


  • EqualLogic Manager graphical user interface, CLI interface.


  • Physical (per controller)


    4.26 cm (1.68 in)

    48.24 cm (18.99 in) (includes rack latches)

    72.3 cm (30.39 in) (includes bezel and power supply handles)

    Maximum weight
    17.69 kg (39 lbs.)

    Backup Power Supply (Low voltage and High Voltage models)


    4.2 cm (1.6 in)


    43.4 cm (17.1 in.)


    72.3 cm (28.5 in)

    Maximum weight

    30 kg (66 lbs.)

Notification Methods

  • Protocol support

    CIFS (SMB 1), NFSv3, NDMP, SNMP, NTP, iSCSI, Active Directory, LDAP, NIS (Network Information Service)

Technical Highlights

  • Front-end NAS connectivity
    Four 1 Gb IP ports per controller for front-end CIFS/NFS connectivity

    Backend storage array connectivity
    Four 1 Gb IP ports per controller for back-end iSCSI connectivity

    Snapshot capability
    Redirect-on-write snapshots

    Max system size
    509 TB

    Max file size
    4 TB

    Max files
    ~64 billion

    Number of directories
    ~34 billion

    Max NAS file systems
    256 per 2-controller FS7500 system, 512 per 4-controller FS7500 solution

    Max snapshots per NAS file system

    Max snapshots
    10,000 per 2-controller system or 4-controller solution

    Memory size (per 2-controller FS7500 system)
    48 GB

    File name length
    255 bytes

    Max NFS mounts
    1024 per 2-controller FS7500 system, 2048 per 4-controller FS7500 solution

    Max CIFS shares

    1024 per 2-controller FS7500 system, 2048 per 4-controller FS7500 solution

    Max Quota rules per FS7500 system (user quotas)

    Max quota rules per volume

    Max directory depth

Product Configurations

  • Storage arrays supported
    Dell EqualLogic PS series (PS6100, PS6010/6510, PS6000, PS5000, PS4100, PS4000)

    Expansion capability
    Each 2-controller FS7500 system can support up to 8 EqualLogic PS series arrays with the ability to add another FS7500 system into the same namespace to improve file performance.

    Storage controllers
    Dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring the system’s memory. Each controller contains 24 GB of memory protected by the EqualLogic FS7500 backup power supply



EqualLogic FS7500 Storage System

Feel like an enterprise

Empower your SAN with the EqualLogic™ FS7500 and Dell™ Fluid File System, the only scale-out unified storage architecture optimized for midsize and smaller EqualLogic storage deployments.


The scale-out, unified difference

Expand block and file capacity and performance without interruption. Adding FS7500 controllers and EqualLogic™ arrays to your storage system can increase capacity and helps enhance computer performance as well. The EqualLogic FS7500 enables you to:

  • Manage block and file storage using a single interface.
  • Seamlessly expand Common Internet File Systems (CIFS) and Network File Systems (NFS) with the high-performance Dell™ Fluid File System.
  • Leverage existing hardware and help eliminate forklift upgrades.
Equallogic Fs7500 Storage Systems
  • No 16-100TB file share size limitations — a single file share can be scaled to the full capacity of the backend storage system (up to 509TB usable storage capacity).
  • Dual active/active controller architecture provides high-availability and outstanding performance.
  • Works with new and existing EqualLogic™ PS arrays.
  • Supports iSCSI, CIFS and NFS protocols.
  • Features quotas, user-restorable snapshots, seamless integration with Active Directory, NIS and LDAP, and Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) backup support.

Dell Fluid File System

  • Supports both scale-out performance and scale-up capacity expansion.
  • Incorporates advance caching, load balancing and multithreading for fast I/O processing.
  • Presents a storage pool as a single file system with a single virtual IP address to the storage client(s).
  • Provides a single global namespace for flexible accessibility.


Each two-node FS7500 system supports up to eight EqualLogic arrays.

New opportunity for small and midsize businesses

See what the FS7500 can offer you as a flexible and practical alternative to Windows® file servers. The wizard-based installation tool automates the initial setup and configuration process, helping reduce the time required to provision the NAS system and to create and manage multiple volumes and shares. 
The EqualLogic FS7500 scale-out unified storage solution is designed with comprehensive features and functionality that are intuitive and easy to use. In addition, software licensing and future firmware enhancements are included in the base price to help alleviate any concerns about add-on licensing and maintenance costs.
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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 EqualLogic storage and prepare you for more advanced topics to courses that dive into the advanced features included in the storage solution and how to apply best practices.

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