Dell EqualLogic PS6000E iSCSI SAN Array

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Dell EqualLogic PS6000E iSCSI SAN Array

The EqualLogic peer storage architecture delivers a capable and affordable SAN that is extremely simple to manage

* Affordable midrange or high-capacity models
* Simplified management to get more done
* Reduce TCO with all-inclusive, software suite

Dell EqualLogic PS6000E
The Dell EqualLogic PS6000E is a virtualized iSCSI SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, enterprise performance and reliability, and seamless scalability. With SATA disk drives the PS6000E delivers good cost-per-Gigabyte with up to 16TBs of storage.

The PS6000E is an intelligent storage array that provides rapid installation, simple management, and seamless expansion. All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network topology, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks to help ensure that all components are fully functional. A PS6000E can often be installed, configured and serving storage in less than 1 hour.

EqualLogic PS Series arrays are based on a virtualized modular storage architecture that enables IT managers to purchase only the storage that is needed when it is needed – to help prevent both under utilization and over-provisioning. Using patented data movement technology, all PS Series arrays can work together to automatically manage data, load balance across system resources and expand to meet growing needs.The EqualLogic PS Series is designed to meet and exceed the rugged requirements of the data center. The PS6000E includes fault tolerance capabilities through fully redundant and hot swappable components – standard dual-controllers, dual fan trays, dual power supplies and disk drives with hot spares. Self tuning write-back caches are battery-backed and mirrored across controllers for ultimate protection without compromising performance.

Storage Controllers
Base Model: Single controller with 2GB battery-backed cache memory, only available with 250GB disk drive options
High Availability Model: Dual controllers with a total of 4GB battery-backed cache memory
Battery-backed cache provides up to 72 hours of data protection

Hard Disk Drives
8 or 16 SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives

Drive Capacities
7,200 RPM SATA II drives available in 250GB, 500GB or 1TB

System Capacities
Base Model: 2TB using eight (8) 250GB SATA disk drives, 4TB using sixteen (16) 250GB SATA disk drives
High Availability Model: 4TB using sixteen (16) 250GB SATA disk drives, 8TB using sixteen (16) 500GB SATA disk drives, 16TB using sixteen (16) 1TB SATA disk drives

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

Management Interfaces
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

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