"Simplicity is the Solution"

The Dell EqualLogic family of virtualized iSCSI SANs are designed to provide responsive, reliable support to end users; while increasing efficiency and decreasing the cost of data management. The PS6000XVS virtualized iSCSI arrays are ideal for optimizing responsiveness of applications through intelligent tiering of data, within the array, across low-latency SSD and performance sensitive 15K RPM SAS hard disk.

Benefits Include:

  • Optimize performance of tiered application workloads, such as virtual desktop or applications delivered as a service
  • Intelligent data placement across SSD and 15K RPM SAS helps deliver excellent user responsiveness for tiered workloads
  • Balance cost and performance with a combination of SSD and 15K RPM SAS in a single array

The PS6000XVS reinforces the EqualLogic principles of intelligence, automation and scalable performance, with the addition of optimized data response for your applications through intelligent data tiering. Using a combination of low-latency SSD and performance oriented SAS drives the PS6000XVS automatically places data on the appropriate disk technology using historical I/O and performance patterns and helps optimize data response for your applications while maximizing efficiency.

The ability to sense and intelligently respond to data requirements is a valuable feature for applications like virtual desktops that can benefit from low-latency SSD during desktop initialization (i.e. Bootstorm) and often require cost effective, performance-oriented storage for user data files.

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. A PS6000XVS is designed to be installed, configured, and serving storage in less than one hour.

Technical Specs

  • Storage Controllers
    Dual 1GbE controllers with a total of 4GB1 battery-backed memory
    Battery-backed memory provides up to 72 hours of data protection
  • Hard Disk Drives
    Eight (8) hot-pluggable Solid State Disk (SSD) drives and
    Eight (8) hot-pluggable SAS hard disk drives
  • Drive Capacities
    Combines 100 GB1 SSD drives and 450 GB1 15,000 RPM SAS drives
  • System Capacities
    4.4TB1 using eight (8) 100GB1 SSD drives and
    Eight (8) 450GB1 using sixteen (16) 600GB1 SAS disk drives

Technical Highlights

  • Volumes
    Up to 1,024
  • Snapshots
    512 per volume / up to 10,000 total per group
  • 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
    • Windows Server® 2008 R2, including Hyper-V
    • Windows Vista®
    • Windows XP®
    • VMware® ESX Server 3 / 3.5 / 4 / ESXi 3.5 / 4
    • Citrix® XenServer
    • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    • SUSE® Linux Enterprise
    • Sun Solaris
    • IBM® AIX
    • HP-UX®
    • Mac OS® X
    • Novell® NetWare®
              • RAID Support
                Accelerated RAID 6
              • 1GbE Network Interfaces
                Four (4) RJ-45 1GbE 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

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

                  Enclosure Monitoring System

                  • Automatic spare configuration and utilization
                  • SMART
                  • 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


                  • AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase
                  • Frequency: 47-63 Hz
                  • Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)
                  • Power consumption: 300 VA, 350 PeakVA (operating maximum)
                  • Heat dissipation: 1,024 BTU per hour (maximum)
                  • Power supplies: Dual 440W DC


                  • Temperature range: 5 to 35 °C / 41 to 95 °F
                  • Storage temperature: -20 to 60 °C / -22 to 140°F
                  • Altitude: -70 to 3,048 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: Sound Power Operating: < 5.8 db LpA @ 20°C
                  • Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985


                  • Height: 13 cm / 5.12 in / 3 EIA units
                  • Width: 48.26 cm / 19.0 in / 1EC Rack Compliant
                  • Depth: 55.1 cm / 21.7 in
                  • Weight: 36 kg / 79.6 lb (maximum configuration)




                  Dell ProSupport

                  Is a configurable suite of support services that enables you to build a support solution based on who you are, how you use technology, and where you want to allocate your IT resources. We know downtime equals lost productivity and revenue and that storage is the heart of the data center. That’s why Dell ProSupport goes beyond the hardware protection included in the Dell EqualLogic basic hardware service. Choose ProSupport for End-Users if you need full service support or ProSupport for IT if you have an IT staff.

                  Dell ProSupport for End-Users or Dell ProSupport for IT With NBD or 4hr Onsite Response Options Provides:

                  • How-to Application & Configuration Assistance
                  • 24x7 phone and online support
                  • Collaborative hardware and software support
                  • Single point of contact for escalation management with customer-defined severity levels
                  • Global Command Centers to help manage critical situations, monitor all onsite dispatches, and provide proactive crisis management during events like natural disasters

                  Additional Dell ProSupport Service Options:

                  You also have additional Dell ProSupport options to further customize your support experience based on the critical factors that define your IT environment such as: Speed of Response, Data Protection, Proactive Support, or a combination of all three.

                  Speed of Response Options
                  Dell ProSupport Mission Critical

                  Servers and storage are the backbone of your infrastructure. Every minute of unplanned downtime is lost productivity and quite often, lost revenue. Reducing recovery time from days to hours is a must. It’s for these scenarios that Dell offers the Mission Critical Option, Dell’s most rapid response option. With this option, you can choose from 2-, 4-, or 8-hour onsite response service for rapid resolution and reply on Dell’s demonstrated Critical Situation (CritSit) Process to get you back up and running fast.

                  Data Protection Options
                  Keep your Hard Drive

                  Enables you to maintain control over your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive while it is covered by your limited hardware warranty.

                  Proactive Options
                  Dell ProSupport for IT with Enterprise-Wide Contract

                  Dell believes that support should be more than break-fix—it’s about preventing problems before they happen. Offered with Dell ProSupport for IT, the Enterprise-Wide Contract option provides a deep support relationship and is ideally suited for more complex IT environments. Includes a designated Service Delivery Manager, performance benchmarking reporting, proactive planning, and custom reporting to help you maximize uptime and performance— and, ultimately, reduce costs.

                  Learn More about ProSupport

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