Dell EqualLogic PS6510X iSCSI SAN Storage

Dell EqualLogic PS6510X iSCSI SAN Storage

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Excellent balance of high density and cost-effective 10GbE iSCSI performance

The Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS65010X 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 10,000 RPM SAS disk drives, the PS6510X array provides up to 28.8TB of storage for a great balance of cost-effective performance and capacity. A PS Series SAN built with PS6510X arrays can scale up to 460.8TB under a single, intuitive management interface.

The PS6510 line features a redesigned 2 (two) 10GbE port controller delivering up to 10x the bandwidth per port and 2.5x the bandwidth per array compared to previous generations.

Dell EqualLogic PS6510X – Great for:

  • Very large-scale SAS SANs
  • Higher performance and capacity using 48 10K SAS
  • Tiered storage applications and consolidation
  • Consolidated disaster recovery sites
  • Capacity-intensive applications requiring speed and performance
  • Scale-out capacity and performance

Exceptional Ease of Use

All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network connections, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks to help ensure that all components are fully functional. A PS6510X is designed to be installed, configured, and serving storage in less than one hour.

The Dell EqualLogic SAN line is designed to meet and exceed the rugged requirements of the data center. The Dell EqualLogic PS6510X includes fault tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot-swappable components — dual-controllers, three fan trays and power supplies, and disk drives with hot spares.

With built-in storage features once available only to top-tier data centers, the Dell EqualLogic PS6510X enables best practice storage for every size organisation. 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, Dell EqualLogic PS6010X arrays provide exceptional flexibility at a low total cost of ownership.

Modular Design with Enterprise Reliability

EqualLogic PS Series arrays are based on a virtualised modular storage architecture that enables IT managers to purchase only the storage they need, when they need it — helping to prevent both underutilisation and over-provisioning.

Using innovative data movement technology, all Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays in a SAN work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources, and expand to meet growing storage needs.

The EqualLogic SAN line is designed to meet and exceed the rugged requirements of today’s data center. The PS6510X includes fault tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot-swappable components — dual-controllers, three fan trays and power supplies, and disk drives with hot spares.

Flexibility with Low Cost of Ownership

The 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, PS6510X EqualLogic arrays provide exceptional flexibility at a low total cost of ownership.

Whether 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 EqualLogic PS Series from Dell offers a family of proven, high-performance, self-managing storage arrays designed to meet the requirements of today’s critical datacenter environments.

Technical Highlights

Volumes
Up to 1,024

Snapshots
512 per volume / up to 10,000 total

Hosts Accessing PS Series Group
Up to 1,024 per pool / 4,096 per group

Host Protocol
Any standards compliant iSCSI initiator

Operating Systems Supported
Windows® 2000 Server
Windows Server® 2003
Windows Server® 2008, including Hyper-V™
Windows Vista®
Windows XP®
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.1 / 5, ESXi 3.5 / 4 / 4.1 / 5
Citrix® XenServer™
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SUSE® Linux Enterprise
Sun™ Solaris™
IBM® AIX
HP-UX®
Mac OS® X
Novell® NetWare®


RAID Support
Automatic RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 50

10GbE Network Interfaces
Two (2) SFP+ 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. Up to 16 total members per group.


Reliability
Redundant, hot-swappable controllers, power supplies, cooling fans and disks
Individual disk drive slot power control


Enclosure Monitoring System
Automatic spare configuration and utilisation
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
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
Serial console
Multi-administrator support
Ability to configure a separate management network


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
Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Power factor: 0.95 (minimum)
Power consumption: 1,030 VA, 1,200 Peak VA (operating maximum)
Heat dissipation: 3,500 BTU per hour (maximum)
Power supplies: Three 440W DC


Chassis
Height: 6.89″ (17.5 cm) / 4 EIA units
Width: 19.01″ (48.3 cm) / 1EC Rack Compliant
Depth: 37.8″ (96 cm)
Weight: 74.8 kg / 165 lb


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 3,000 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 Z axis only non-operational
Vibration: Random .21 grms @ 5-500Hz operational / Random 1.04 grms 2-200Hz non-operational
Acoustics: LwA 6.6 Bels
Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

EqualLogic Array Software

Dell delivers comprehensive end-to-end solutions to help you store and manage your data so you can efficiently move the right data to the right place at the right time for the right cost. EqualLogic™ array software and host software are part of these solutions and are included with your Dell EqualLogic array purchase, providing all the tools your organisation needs for a complete storage area network (SAN) solution.

Each EqualLogic array ships with a powerful set of features that help you manage, protect and optimise your data. The EqualLogic Group Manager helps streamline storage and data management while the EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility helps minimise downtime when transferring large amounts of data. EqualLogic PS Series 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:
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  • Virtualises SAN resources
  • Enables peer scalability of up to 16 arrays
  • Provides intelligent data management functionality
  • Automatically adjusts system resources
  • Optimises performance
  • Reduces human intervention

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:

  • Comprehensive data protection and availability
  • Integrated storage management
  • Reliable performance
  • Streamlined array configuration

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.

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