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Dell EqualLogic Quick
Reference Guide
Elevator
Pitch
Description
The Dell EqualLogic PS4000 brings data-center-class
IT solutions such as consolidation and virtualization
to remote office and small medium business storage
deployments. Get the same innovative EqualLogic
virtualized architecture and full software feature set as
previous generations at an affordable entry point.
Software
Basic Features
Data Management
Roles-based Administration
Rapid Provisioning
Remote Setup Wizard
PS Group Manager
Volume Management
SAN HeadQuarters Multi-Group Monitoring
Data Protection & Availability
Multipath I/O
RAID 5, 6, 10, 50
Automatic RAID Placement
Volume Consistency Sets
Data Maintenance
E-mail Home
Enclosure Monitoring System
Performance Monitoring
Auto-stat Disk Monitoring System
Competitors
Customer
Virtual Server Deployments in branch offices
and Small Medium Businesses
Profile
Departmental storage consolidation
Simplifying data protection and disaster
recovery at remote sites
Qualifying
What is the project that is driving the need for storage? (What application
or initiative is driving it? i.e., VMWare, Citrix, Exchange, DR, server/storage
Questions
virtualization and consolidation, etc.)
Does your prospect have a current SAN?
o If yes, what is their current storage platform? How many TB of
o If no, is their data all contained within the servers and/or a direct
If you hear these words, there's probably a SAN opportunity:
Disaster Protection
Exchange, SQL, Oracle
1 TB or more of data
College/University
PS4000
The Dell
EqualLogic
family of iSCSI SANs from Dell is fundamentally changing the way enterprises think about
purchasing and managing storage. Built on a virtualized peer storage architecture, the EqualLogic PS Series simplifies the
deployment and administration of consolidated storage environments. Its all-inclusive, intelligent feature set streamlines
purchasing, delivers rapid SAN deployment, easy storage management, comprehensive data protection, enterprise-class
performance and reliability, and seamless pay-as-you grow expansion. All EqualLogic PS Series arrays are completely
interoperable, and can be mixed and matched to build tiered storage within a single SAN or across SAN groups.
Unlike traditional SANs, the EqualLogic PS Series of arrays come with the software and applications expected from an
enterprise-level SAN, at no additional charge — there is no additional software to install or service costs to incur to
initiate the data management and protection features for this enterprise-class SAN.
raw storage do they currently have? Do they anticipate significant
growth in the next year or two?
attached storage device?
Backup/Restore issues
"Database", "Email"
Server Consolidation
Storage Management
PS6000/PS6500
The EqualLogic PS6000 Series is a line of enterprise-
class midrange storage arrays that delivers exceptional
self-optimizing performance, virtualized server
integration, integrated data protection for key
business applications, consolidated management, and
deployment flexibility without compromising data
availability.
Advanced Features
Storage Virtualization
Array Evacuation
Automatic Load Balancing
Automatic or Manual Storage Tiering
Complete SAN Virtualization
Online Data and Volume Management
RAID Load Balancing
Storage Pools
Thin Provisioning
Server Management & Protection Integration
Auto-Snapshot Manager/Microsoft Edition
Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition
Automatic MPIO Connection Management
Microsoft VSS and VDS Providers
Smart Copy for Microsoft Exchange, SQL
Server, Windows NTFS File Systems, Hyper-V
virtual machines, and VMware VMFS
VMware Site Recovery Manager Adapter
Data Protection & Recovery
Multi-volume, Writable Snapshots
Instant Volume Restore
Volume Cloning
Auto-replication, Multi-way
Snapshot and Auto-replication Scheduler
HP EVA, Net App, HP LeftHand, Compellent, IBM
Data center consolidation and virtualization
Microsoft Exchange, SQL, Oracle and other
critical business applications
Disaster recovery
Large-scale SAN deployments
Is the storage purchase budgeted? Purchase timeframe?
Is there a compelling event or customer pain point that is driving the storage
purchase? (Lease expiration, warranty expiration, out of disk space, suffered a
major outage, improve back-ups, DR project deadline, new application being
launched, etc.)
What is the solution selection and decision process? Who is involved?
What other storage solutions are you considering?
Who is the final decision maker that will approve the purchase?
Has the prospect seen a demo? (Event demo, onsite demo, web demo, etc.)
If yes, when/where?
Remote Replication
Performance
Storage Consolidation
Virtualization
PS6010/PS6510
The newest iSCSI arrays in the PS Series, the
EqualLogic PS6010 and PS6510 models, add the
power of 10GbE technology to the exceptional
EqualLogic storage performance of previous
generations. They deliver increased bandwidth
performance for critical business applications,
virtualization, storage consolidation and high-
performance data backup and data protection.
SAN HQ
From a single user interface, SAN HQ lets you:
Monitor multiple EqualLogic SAN Groups
Launch the EqualLogic Group Manager
management console for any monitored
storage group
Get a consolidated view of alerts
Perform trend analysis, with SAN HQ's
customizable views according to storage
manager-defined timelines
Manage multiple versions of firmware
SAN HQ helps administrators to:
Better understand storage performance and
capacity usage over time
More effectively allocate storage resources by
identifying underutilized resources
Quickly be informed of events and potential
issues such as latency
SAN HQ gathers and reports data on:
Capacity
I/O Performance
Network Data
Member Hardware and Configuration
Volumes Data
Data center consolidation and stronger
performing virtualization environments
High sequential performance and capacity
for streaming media and critical business
applications
Stronger performing data backup and
Disaster recovery
Scale-out capacity and performance
Redundancy
Blade servers
Medical/HIPPA

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  Summary of Contents for Dell PS4000E

  • Page 1 ™ The Dell EqualLogic family of iSCSI SANs from Dell is fundamentally changing the way enterprises think about purchasing and managing storage. Built on a virtualized peer storage architecture, the EqualLogic PS Series simplifies the Pitch deployment and administration of consolidated storage environments. Its all-inclusive, intelligent feature set streamlines purchasing, delivers rapid SAN deployment, easy storage management, comprehensive data protection, enterprise-class performance and reliability, and seamless pay-as-you grow expansion.
  • Page 2 PS series iSCSI storage arrays PS4000E PS4000X PS4000XV PS6000E PS6500E PS6500X PS6000X PS6000XV PS6000S PS6010E PS6010S PS6010X PS6010XV PS6510X PS6510E 400, 800 2, 4, 8 or 6.4, 7.2, or 4.8, 7.2 or...