Dell EqualLogic PS4210 Arrays Series

Optimised performance, capacity and connectivity from Dell EqualLogic PS4210 Series

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The Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS4210 Series is Dell’s first hybrid storage array in the entry-level PS4000 series. The PS4210 series is aimed at small-to-medium data centres and remote offices that want the benefit of EqualLogic storage but perhaps don’t need the highest capacity or performance needs.

Offering next generation with increased memory, performance and connectivity that is easy to manage and is optimised for virtualisation platforms, the new arrays support 1GbE and 10GbE, easing the management of environments while providing flexibility of using SPF+ or 10GBASE-T ports.

Optimised Performance and Connectivity

With tight integration into common application environments, each model is flexible enough to use with various operating systems and is designed to increase performance and connectivity options for small to mid-sized businesses with:

  • Better performance of up to six times the performance with new hybrid-flash arrays compared to previous generation arrays
  • Dual 10GbE ports, twice as many ports as the previous generation
  • Support for server and desktop virtualisation
  • Consolidation of servers, storage and networking for easy management of virtual ecosystem
  • Support for multi-way replication providing robust disaster recovery
Simplified Management

As part of the EqualLogic family, the PS4210 Series allows IT generalists to manage more data with fewer resources and includes:

  • EqualLogic Host Software to extend the functionality of the array-based software and enable cooperation with host operating systems, hypervisors and applications
  • Host Integration Tools for Microsoft, VMware and Linux products
  • SAN HQ management software with an interface for monitoring groups of PS Series arrays to ensure storage resources are utilised for maximum benefit and integrated into Dell Services with SupportAssist
  • Support for block and file data along with FS Series network attached storage (NAS)
  • Dell Storage Update Manager for simplified firmware updates of PS Series platforms

Economical and Flexible

The full line of PS4210 Array Series brings 10GbE iSCSI SAN speed and efficiency to real-world applications, featuring:

  • Dual controllers, each with 8GB3 non-volatile cache (twice as much memory as the previous version)
  • Two 10GBASE-T RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb) ports, allowing auto negotiation from 1Gb to 10Gb to make your environment easier to manage
  • Two 10GbE SFP+ ports for fibre or copper cabling
  • Up to 24 hot-pluggable drives, including SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
  • Model options for 2.5″ drives and 3.5″ drives
  • Up to 48TB3 capacity per array

Enhances the Value of your Data

Dell Storage PS Series storage solutions have the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) over a five-year period, compared to two comparable SAN arrays.4 What’s more, the PS4210 Series arrays can be tailored to fit your exact needs, and grow with you, simply and cost effectively, with:

  • All-inclusive software functionality
  • No-forklift upgrades
  • Multigenerational compatibility that allows mix-and-match arrays to build tiered storage
  • Seamless rollout or retirement of arrays

EqualLogic PS4210XS Array

PS4210XS
Enables SSD speed and HDD capacity within one array.

  • Automated data tiering within an array with hot data placed on SSDs
  • Ideal for VDI deployments, databases and other mixed workloads
  • 7 hot-pluggable 400GB SSDs
  • 17 hot-pluggable 600GB 10K RPM SAS drives
  • Up to 13TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)

EqualLogic PS4210E Array

PS4210E
Provides entry-level options with affordable-capacity and high-capacity configurations for data-intensive applications.

  • Up to 12 hot-pluggable 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 3.5″ HDDs
  • 2TB, 3TB, 4TB HDD options
  • Up to 48TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)
  • Ideal for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint or other collaboration applications

EqualLogic PS4210X Array

PS4210X
Great balance of cost, performance and capacity for smaller data centers, including virtual server environments and databases.

  • Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5″ 10K RPM SAS HDDs
  • 600GB, 900GB, and 1.2TB options
  • Up to 28.8TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)

EqualLogic PS4210XV Array

PS4210XV
For your critical applications, it is the highest-performing HDD system in the PS4210 Series.

  • Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5″ 15K RPM SAS HDDs
  • 300GB HDDs
  • Up to 7.2TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)

EqualLogic PS4210XV 3.5″ Array

PS4210XV 3.5
High-performance 15K RPM HDD system for applications with high-capacity and high-performance requirements.

  • Up to 12 hot-pluggable 3.5″ 15K RPM SAS HDDs
  • 600GB HDDs
  • Up to 7.2TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)
The below specs apply to all PS4210 series models:

Storage Controller

Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)with up to 32GB non-volatile memory in a group of 2 arrays

Network Interfaces

Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller; 10GbE connectivity

Interface ports

Two 10GBASE-T with RJ45 or 2 x 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling

Snapshots

128 per volume / up to 2,048 total per group

Volume connections per PS series group

Up to 512 per pool / 1024 per group

Host Protocol

Any standards-compliant iSCSI initiator

Operating systems and hypervisors

Microsoft® Windows Server® including Hyper-V®
VMware® ESX Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL)
SUSE® Enterprise Linux® (SLES)
Oracle® Linux
Oracle® Solaris™
IBM® AIX®
HP-UX
Mac OS® X
Citrix® XenServer®
Novell® NetWare®

TCP Network Support

IPv4, IPv6 core support

Expansion option

Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online with a maximum of 16 total arrays per group that can support up to 2 PS4xxx arrays and 14 PS6xxx arrays. A maximum of two arrays can be in a group of PS4xxx series with up to 96TB.

Reliability

Redundant hot-swappable controllers with vertical port sharing
Hot-swappable disks and power supplies

Enclosure Monitoring System

CHAP authentication; Access control lists for iSCSI as well as Access Control Policies; Access control for management interfaces including Active Directory, LDAP, or RADIUS support

Management Interfaces

SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
Serial console
Ability to configure a separate management network
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
Multi-administrator support

Security

CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support

Notification Methods

SNMP traps, email, syslog

Power

AC voltage: 100-240 VAC +10% single phase
700W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 624W; +5Vsb up to 10W
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)
Power supplies: Dual 700W

Environmental Operating Conditions

Temperature range: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)
Storage temperature: –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Altitude: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1ºF/550 ft.
Operating Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Operational shock: Half-sine shock 31G +/- 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in operational orientations only
Operating Vibration: 0.26 Grms (5 to 350 Hz) for 5 minutes in operational orientations
Acoustics Category 4: <=7.2 bels at 23C +/- 2C
Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G1 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

Physical

Height: 2U/8.68 cm (3.41 in)
Width: 44.63 cm (17.57 in)
Depth: 59.4 cm (23.4 in)
Weight: 29.2 Kg (64.4 lb)

Dell support and optional storage service offerings

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support are recommended to provide you the right support services for your EqualLogic solution. Contact your Krome representative today for more information.

Dell EqualLogic PS4210 Series Data Sheet

The Dell™ Storage PS4210 Series arrays offer next-generation storage with increased memory, performance and connectivity options for small-to-medium data centers, remote offices and current PS Series environments.

Dell EqualLogic PS Family Brochure

Dell Storage PS Series is designed to provide rapid deployment, simple management and seamless expansion. All PS Series storage products include host integration tools to simplify host configuration and administrative tasks in Microsoft Windows®, Linux and VMware environments.

Whitepaper: VDI with Citrix XenDesktop and VMware vSphere on PS4210XS Hybrid Storage Arrays

Desktop virtualisation platforms like Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 can provide organisations with significant cost savings, streamlined implementation, and ease of desktop management. In order to achieve these VDI benefits and to ensure optimal user experience, storage infrastructure design and sizing considerations need to be addressed carefully.
The goal of this paper is to present the results of a series of storage I/O performance tests and provide the optimal virtual desktop density for a PVS based XenDesktop VDI solution leveraging a Dell Storage PS4210XS hybrid storage array.

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