Dell EqualLogic PS6510E iSCSI SAN Storage

Dell EqualLogic PS6510E iSCSI SAN Storage


Highly scalable enterprise 10GbE iSCSI SAN with up to 48TB per 4U array

The Dell EqualLogic™ PS6510E with 48 1TB SATA drives delivers great IOPs performance and bandwidth with excellent cost per gigabyte

  • Highly available and reliable storage for capacity-demanding deployments up to 768TB in a single SAN group
  • Virtualised scale-out architecture, ideal for server virtualisation and storage consolidation
  • Increased throughput performance from 10GbE technology
  • Robust backup and recovery through application integration and automation
  • Scalable, self-managing storage that grows with your business

The Dell EqualLogic PS6510E 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.

The Dell EqualLogic PS6510E delivers the lowest cost-per-gigabyte in the PS6010 Series with up to 48TB of SATA storage in a high-density 4U chassis. A PS Series SAN built with PS6510E arrays can scale up to 768TB under a single, intuitive management interface.

The Dell EqualLogic 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.

The PS6510E iSCSI SAN – Great for:

  • Very large-scale SATA SANs
  • High performance and very high capacity storage
  • Tiered storage applications and consolidation
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Capacity-intensive primary applications
  • Scale-out capacity and performance

Exceptional Ease of Use

The PS6510E is an intelligent storage array that is designed to provide rapid deployment, simple management and seamless expansion. 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 the array is fully functional out of the box.


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 PS6510E 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 Dell 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, 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

Up to 1,024

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™
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V™
Windows Vista®
Windows XP®
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™
Mac OS® X
Novell® NetWare®

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

10 GbE 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.

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

Enclosure Monitoring System

Automatic spare configuration and utilisation
Automatic bad block replacement
Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drives

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

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

Notification Methods
SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog

AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase
Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Power factor: 0.95 (minimum)
Power consumption: 1,030 VA, 1,400 Peak VA (operating maximum)
Heat dissipation: 3,500 BTU per hour (maximum)
Power supplies: Three 440W DC

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 (maximum configuration)

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 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:

  • 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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