Dell EqualLogic PS6500E iSCSI SAN Array

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Dell EqualLogic PS6500E iSCSI SAN Array

The Dell EqualLogic PS6500E 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 PS6500E delivers excellent cost-per-gigabyte and up to 576TBs of high capacity storage.

The PS6500E 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 PS6500E can often be configured and serving storage in less than 1 hour.

The EqualLogic PS Series’ virtualized, modular architecture enables IT managers to purchase only the storage that is needed when it is needed – helping to 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.

All PS Series arrays are designed to exceed the rugged requirements of the data center. The PS6500E is fault tolerant with fully redundant and hot swappable components – standard dual-controllers, triple fan trays, triple redundant 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
Dual controllers with a total of 4GB battery-backed cache memory per array
Battery-backed cache provides up to 72 hours of data protection

Hard Disk Drives
48 SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives

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

System Capacities
24TB using forty-eight (48) 500GB SATA disk drives
48TB using forty-eight (48) 1TB SATA disk drives

Technical Highlights
Up to 1,024

512 per volume / up to 10,000 total

Hosts Accessing PS Series Group
Up to 512 per pool / 2,048 per group

Host Protocol
Any standards compliant iSCSI initiator

Operating Systems Supported
Windows®  2000 Server, Windows Server®  2003, Windows Server®  2008, including Hyper-V, VMware®  ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / ESXi 3.5, Citrix®  XenServer, Red Hat®  Enterprise Linux®, SUSE®  Linux Enterprise, Linux, Sun Solaris, UNIX®, IBM®  AIX, HP-UX®, Mac OS®  X, Novell®  Netware®

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

GbE Network Interfaces
Four (4) copper per controller

TCP Network Support
IPv4, IPv6 core support including JITC

Expansion Option
Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series online in the same SAN group; PS6500E can only be in a pool with other PS5500E and/or PS6500E systems

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