The Dell EqualLogic PS6110 storage array is an 7.2TB – 96TB system with 24 NL-SAS, SAS, or SSD hard drives in a 2-4U enclosure. Whether you’re looking for parts or a complete EqualLogic storage system, we have what you need. If you don’t see the part listed that you’re looking for, please use our Contact Us form; as we have many parts in inventory that are not listed. Please note that all Dell EqualLogic storage arrays, systems and parts are used / refurbished, and backed by a 60 day warranty.
The PS6110 iSCSI SAN is a complete system configured with dual Type 14 controllers, dual power supplies, dual fans, a universal rail kit, and power cords.
PS6110, PS6110E, PS6110X, PS6110S, PS6110XV Dell EqualLogic Storage Array Specifications
Dell EqualLogic PS6110E, PS6110X, PS6110XV, PS6110S Storage Array Overview
The Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage arrays offer enterprise power with everyday simplicity. The PS6110 Series offer exceptional performance and increased throughput with 10GbE and the flexibility of using SFP+ or 10GBASE-T (copper) — so you can leverage your existing infrastructure or build out lower-cost 10GBASE-T.
The EqualLogic PS6110 Series doesn’t force you to make a choice between scaling storage performance or expanding capacity. A virtualized, peer-scale architecture delivers high-performance to demanding enterprise applications, even as they grow. PS Series arrays make it possible to purchase only the storage you need when you need it. Sophisticated yet simple management features speed SAN configuration while built-in intelligence senses network connections, automatically builds RAID sets and conducts system health checks. Even multi-generations of PS Series arrays can work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources or seamlessly expand the storage pool when you add a new array. The reliable PS6110 Series arrays reduce single points of failure with fully redundant and hot-swappable controllers, fan trays, power supplies, disk drives with hot spares, and vertical port sharing.
The EqualLogic PS Series arrays include innovative firmware and host software with no additional cost or software licensing fees. What’s more, EqualLogic’s unique all-inclusive software licensing model allows you to continue to add new features and functionality to your existing hardware as they become available — without charge. So, you can deploy the latest storage innovations without a costly rip-and-replace upgrade. PS Series arrays include enterprise-class storage software features like sub-volume automated tiering, thin provisioning and pointer-based snapshots so you can efficiently deliver the right data to the right place at the right time. In addition, 10GbE arrays feature Data Center Bridging designed to greatly reduce or eliminate dropped packets by standardizing performance over your converged SAN and LAN network.
EqualLogic Host Software extends the functionality of the array-based software, optimizing server and storage cooperation. Host Integration Tools are available for major OS and hypervisor providers, including Microsoft, VMware and Linux. EqualLogic SAN Headquarters (SAN HQ) gives you in-depth reporting and analysis, consolidated performance and robust event monitoring across multiple EqualLogic groups so you have a well-tuned EqualLogic SAN to meet and surpass your business requirements.
Whether consolidating a direct-attached storage (DAS) infrastructure, migrating data from an existing SAN, streamlining data protection processes, or simply adding storage capacity, the Dell EqualLogic PS Series offers a family of proven, high-performance, self-managing storage arrays designed to meet the requirements of any SAN environment.
Dell EqualLogic PS6110E, PS6110X, PS6110XV, PS6110S Controller Redundancy
The EqualLogic PS6110 can be configured with either a single controller, or dual redundant controllers. The single controller configuration will provide the same level of I/O performance as a dual controller configuration. The dual controller configuration provides for redundancy. Redundant controllers will prevent volume connections between hosts and SAN from being dropped in the event of an active controller failure.
The Active Controller is the controller which is processing all disk and network I/O operations for the array. A second controller in dual controller configurations will always be in a “passive” operating mode. In this mode, the secondary controller will exhibit the following characteristics:
- Each of its Ethernet ports are electrically inactive (active lights are off)
- The passive controller cache mirrors the cache of the active controller
Dell EqualLogic PS6110E, PS6110X, PS6110XV, PS6110S Controller Failover
To support redundant controller fail over, each Ethernet port on the active controller that is connected to the EqualLogic PS6110 SAN must have its corresponding port on the passive controller also connected to the same SAN network. In the event of a controller failure, the passive controller will immediately activate and continue to process all data requests to the array. The following changes occur during fail over:
- The backup controller automatically enables each of the corresponding Ethernet ports that were enabled on the failed primary controller
- The IP addresses that were assigned to each of the failed controller Ethernet ports are reassigned to the corresponding ports on the second controller
A link failure on one or more of the Ethernet ports on the active controller does not constitute a controller failure. For this reason, it is important to ensure that ports from each controller are connected to at least two different switches. This will prevent a switch failure from also disabling all paths between a host and its connected volumes.
Dell EqualLogic PS6110E, PS6110X, PS6110XV, PS6110S Data Services
- Automatic Load Balancing
- Auto-Snapshot Manager
- Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System
- Volume Consistency Sets
- Multi-Path I/O
- PS Group Manager
- Pooled and Tiered Storage
- RAID Load Balancing
- Smart Copy for Microsoft SQL Server and Windows File Systems
- Snapshot and Auto-Replication Scheduler
- E-mail Home
- Writeable Snapshots
- Roles-based Administration
- Storage Virtualization
- Thin Provisioning
- Volume Consistency Sets
- Volume Cloning
- Volume Management
- Volume Snapshot