Dell EqualLogic PS6110XV 3.5 10GbE Virtualised iSCSI SAN

Dell EqualLogic PS6110XV 3.5 10GbE Virtualised iSCSI SAN

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Cost-effective performance and capacity

Dell EqualLogic PS6110XV 3.5″- for high-capacity performance with easy, flexible management for highly consolidated enterprise environments.

The Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS6110XV 3.5” is a virtualised 10GbE iSCSI SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, enterprise performance and reliability, and seamless scalability. With 15,000 RPM 3.5” SAS or SAS SED disk drives, the PS6110XV 3.5” array provides high transactional and sequential performance with up to 14.4TB* of storage capacity in a 4U form factor. The PS6010 line features a two 10GbE controllers with SFP+ and 10GBASE-T port options so you can leverage your existing infrastructure or build out lower-cost 10GBASE-T.

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. The Dell EqualLogic SAN line is designed to exceed the rugged requirements of the data center. The PS6110XV 3.5” includes fault-tolerant capabilities through fully redundant and hot-swappable components – dual 10GbE controllers, dual power supplies, and disk drives with hot spares.

With advanced storage features once available only to top-tier data centers, the PS6110XV 3.5” enables best practice storage for every size organisation. Unlike traditional SANs, the Dell EqualLogic PS Series includes software features expected from an enterprise-level SAN at no extra cost and with no additional licensing fees. For example, the Dell EqualLogic Array Software automatically tiers data to optimise pool performance at the sub-volume level-delivering the right data to the right place at the right time. The PS6110 Series 10GbE arrays can use Data Center Bridging to improve Ethernet quality of service and greatly reduce dropped packets for an end-to-end solution, from host adapters to iSCSI target.

Additionally, all Dell EqualLogic arrays include other advanced software features, like SAN HQ and Host Integration Tools, at no additional cost. SAN HQ multi-SAN historical performance monitoring and analysis tool provides consolidated performance and robust monitoring of multiple virtualized EqualLogic SAN groups distributed across different data centers and remote offices. Dell EqualLogic Host Integration Tools offer efficient data protection and simplified management and operations features for your EqualLogic SAN through tight integration with Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® products. Using Host Integration Tools, you can reduce time spent on tedious storage management tasks while increasing the reliability and performance of your EqualLogic environment.

The PS Series scales on-demand-and online-allowing storage growth without disrupting applications. As a result, EqualLogic PS6110XV 3.5” arrays provide exceptional flexibility at a low total cost of ownership.

Dell EqualLogic PS6110XV 3.5″ iSCSI SAN – Great for:

  • Mission-critical high I/O database applications: Oracle® & SQL OLTP, etc.
  • High virtualisation performance with improved I/O
  • Heavy Microsoft® Exchange deployments
  • Consolidation of top-tier application data
  • Scale-out capacity and performance
  • Improved Ethernet quality of service through Data Center Bridging

Designed to scale with your business

Implement enterprise-class performance and capacity with the PS6110XV 3.5” 10GbE iSCSI array, a Dell Fluid Data™ virtualised scale-out architecture for critical storage performance that is easy to manage and scale for future needs.

  • Leverage your existing infrastructure with 10GbE SFP+ or build out your network with new, cost-effective 10GBASE-T (both supported).
  • Help eliminate downtime and performance penalties with smooth, incremental SAN expansion.
  • Grow your virtual storage alongside your virtual server growth.
  • Change hardware without disruption.
  • Add or remove arrays at will, according to policy, age, application or business needs.
  • Easily mix new disk or network technologies in the SAN.
  • Move volumes (databases/VMs) online between any pool or disk resources.
  • Avoid forklift upgrades or data-in-place migrations that cost time and money.
  • Automatically balance loads across disks and multiple arrays in a pool.
  • Help eliminate manual re-distributing of capacity or application workloads (downtime and services costs).

Feature-rich architecture
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Flex your storage muscles with the performance, capacity and economy of the PS6110XV 3.5” 10GbE arrays. With high-performance 3.5” SAS drives, it offers similar performance to the PS6110XV with up to twice the capacity. It is an outstanding solution for critical enterprise-storage applications.

  • Dual 10GbE controllers and dual power supplies designed for built-in redundancy.
  • Dedicated 10/100 management port per controller.
  • 6G SAS backplane.
  • 24 hot-swappable 3.5” 15K drives.
  • Cache-to-flash memory de-staging.
  • Peer-scaling architecture that scales performance linearly.
  • Vertical Port Sharing, designed to enable you to maintain full bandwidth if a networking port fails.
  • Group Manager, which integrates all management into one console for both file- and block-storage protocols.
  • EqualLogic Host Software that extends the functionality of the array-based software to enable cooperation with the host.
  • Host Integration Tools for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® products as well as EqualLogic SAN Headquarters (SANHQ) management software.
  • Enhanced security with self-encrypting drives (SED)

Grow confidently with advanced Array Software features

Meet your current storage needs and future data management requirements with EqualLogic™ Array Software.

  • Synchronous Replication: Maintain two identical copies of a volume across two different storage pools in the same PS Series for real-time data protection.
  • Volume Unmap: Recover unused space previously allocated to thin-provisioned volumes for better storage capacity utilisation and cost-effectiveness.
  • Snapshot Space Borrowing: Temporarily increase the available snapshot space for a volume by borrowing from the snapshot reserve of other volumes and pool free space improving your capacity management.

Product Configurations

Storage Controllers
Dual controllers, each with 4GB memory for PS-series firmware. Each controller provides cache to flash for data protection.

Hard Disk Drives
Twenty-four (24) 15K SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives

Drive Capacities
3.5” 15,000RPM SAS (or SAS SED) disk drives available in 600 GB

System Capacities
14.4 TB1 using twenty-four (24) 600 GB1 15,000 3.5″ SAS (or SAS SED) disk drives


Technical Highlights

Volumes
Up to 1,024

Snapshots
512 per volume / up to 10,000 total per group

Volume Connections
Up to 1,024

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

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

10GbE Network Interfaces
10GbE connectivity with one (1) 10GBASE-T with RJ45, one (1) 10GbE SFP+ for fiber or twin-ax copper cabling, and one (1) 100BASE-TX dedicated management port 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

Vertical port sharing
Redundant hot-swappable controllers, power supplies / cooling fans, and hot-swappable disks
Individual disk drive slot power control
Cache-to-flash


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 drive


Management

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 Active Directory, LDAP, or RADIUS support


Notification Methods

SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog


Power

AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase, 1080W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 924W;+5Vsb up to 10W
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)
Power supplies: Dual 1080 W


Chassis

Height: 4U / 17.5 cm (6.89 inches)
Width: 44.63 cm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 57.5 cm (22.6 inches)
Weight: 45.36 kg (100 lbs)

Packaged physical: Length: 905 cm (35.63 inches) Width: 616 cm (24.25 inches) Depth: 508 cm (20 inches)
Packaged weight: 54.4338 Kg (120 lb)

Rack Support
Dell ReadyRails™ sliding rails for square-hole 4-post and 2-post racks 1U/2U Rail Attachment Brackets, designed to enable PS Arrays to snap into place with screws or other hardware

Dell VersaRails sliding rails for 4-post and 2-post racks 1U/2U Rail Attachment Brackets, designed to enable PS Arrays to be mounted in racks whose posts have round holes


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

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 Dell 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 Dell 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 centralised 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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