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PS4210 Series (PS4210XS shown)

SSD speed and HDD capacity within one array

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PS4210XS

  • Enables SSD speed and HDD capacity within one array
  • Automated data tiering within an array with hot data placed on SSDs
  • Ideal for high IOPS workloads such as VDI deployments, databases and other mixed workloads
  • Next-generation Dell Storage arrays that streamline storage management and improve performance
Tech Specs Fast Facts
Feature Description
Drives 7 hot-pluggable 400GB SSDs + 17 hot-pluggable 600GB 10K RPM SAS drives
Capacity 400GB SSD, 600GB SAS with up to 13TB system capacity
Controller Dual controller with 8GB non-volatile memory per controller

PS4210 Series

With new hybrid arrays, the next-generation Dell Storage PS4210 Series offers up to 6x the performance improvement of the previous generation arrays.

Source: Based on August 2014 Dell performance testing the PS4210XS hybrid-flash arrays and the PS4110XV HDD arrays using IOmeter with 4KB block and 100% random read IOs. Actual performance will vary depending on the workload and drive type.

Dell Storage PS4210XS arrays provide up to 80,000 IOPS for random read performance.

Source: Based on August 2014 Dell performance testing the PS4210XS hybrid-flash arrays using IOmeter with 4KB block and 100% random read IOs. Actual performance will vary.

The Dell Storage PS4210XS provides nearly 30K IOPS for 70/30 read/write random performance.

Source: Based on August 2014 Dell performance testing the PS4210XS hybrid-flash using IOmeter with 8KB block and 70/30 read/write random. Actual performance will vary.
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PS4210 Series SpecificationsPS4210EPS4210XPS4210XVPS4210XS

Drive types
and capacities

12 hot-pluggable 3.5" 7.2K NL-SAS: 2TB, 4TB, 6TB

24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K SAS: 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB

24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 15K SAS: 300GB, 600GB, 900GB

7 hot-pluggable 2.5" SSD: 400GB; 17 hot-pluggable 2.5” 10K RPM SAS: 600GB

System capacities

Up to 72TB per array (up to 144TB with 2 arrays)

Up to 43.2TB (up to 86.4TB with 2 arrays)

Up to 21.6TB (up to 43.2TB with 2 arrays)

Up to 13TB (up to 26TB with 2 arrays)

RAID

RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50*

RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50*

RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50*

Accelerated RAID 6

Chassis

H: 2U/8.68 cm (3.41 in) x W: 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x D: 59.4 cm (23.4 in) Weight: 29.2 kg (64.4 lb)

H: 2U/8.68 cm (3.41 in) x W: 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x D: 54.1 cm (21.3 in) Weight: 24.1 Kg (53.1 lb)

H: 2U/8.68 cm (3.41 in) x W: 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x D: 54.1 cm (21.3 in) Weight: 24.1 Kg (53.1 lb)

H: 2U/8.68 cm (3.41 in) x W: 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x D: 54.1 cm (21.3 in) Weight: 24.1 Kg (53.1 lb)

The following specifications apply to all PS4210 Series models:

Storage controller

Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller) with up to 32GB non-volatile memory in a group of 2 arrays

Network interfaces

10GbE connectivity
Management network: 1 x 100BASE-TX per controller
Interface ports: 2 x 10GBASE-T with RJ45 or 2 x 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling

Snapshots

128 per volume/up to 2,048 total per group

Volume connections per PS series group

Up to 512 per pool/1024 per group

Host protocol

Any standards-compliant iSCSI initiator

Expansion option

Can be combined with other PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online with a maximum of 16 total arrays per group that can support up to 2 PS4xxx arrays and 14 PS6xxx arrays. A maximum of 2 arrays can be in a group of PS4xxx Series with up to 144TB. Additionally, Dell Storage Manager (DSM) offers common management and cross- platform replication capabilities between PS Series and SC Series arrays, providing PS Series customers the flexibility to add SC Series arrays to their environment, if and when they choose.

Operating systems
and hypervisors

Microsoft® Windows Server® including Hyper-V®, VMware® ESX Server, VMware® ESX Server, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL), SUSE® Enterprise Linux® (SLES), Oracle® Linux
For a complete list of supported OS versions including software initiators, NICs/CNAs, and HBAs, see the Dell Storage Compatibility Matrix.

TCP network support

IPv4, IPv6 compliant. USGv6 certified.

Reliability

Redundant hot-swappable controllers with vertical port sharing
Hot-swappable disks and power supplies

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

Dell Storage Manager allows you to perform day-to-day tasks across SC and PS Series arrays from a single management interface
PS Series Group Manager
SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
Serial console
Ability to configure a separate management network
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
Multi-administrator support

Security

CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including Active Directory, LDAP, or RADIUS support

Notification methods

SNMP traps, email, syslog

Rack support

ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks

Power

AC voltage: 100-240 VAC +10% single phase 700W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 624W; +5Vsb up to 10W
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)
Power supplies: Dual 700W

Environmental operating
conditions

Temperature range: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)
Storage temperature: –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Altitude: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1ºF/550 ft
Operating relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Operational shock: Half-sine shock 31G +/- 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in operational orientations only
Operating vibration: 0.26 Grms (5 to 350 Hz) for 5 minutes in operational orientations
Acoustics category 4: <=7.2 bels at 23C +/- 2C
Air quality: Airborne contaminant level of G1 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

Dell support and optional storage service offerings

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support are recommended to provide you the right support services for your PS Series solution. Contact your Dell representative today for more information.

* RAID 5 is also available for non-production data, but is generally not recommended; RAID 50 is similarly not recommended for production data on drives larger than 2TB.
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FS7610 NAS appliance

Put more data in less space with FluidFS version 4

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FS7610 NAS appliance

  • Up to two appliances (four controllers) in a single NAS cluster
  • Works seamlessly with PS Series arrays
  • Expand block and file storage capacity within a single namespace up to 509TB
  • All-inclusive software licensing
  • Improve scalability, performance and security with expanded protocol support
  • Easily increase performance by adding a second FS7610 appliance
  • Intuitively manage block and file operations with PS Series Group Manager or CLI

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Tech Specs Fast Facts
Feature Description
Configuration options Two Intel 10GbE dual-port NICs per controller; 10GbE can be either SFP+ or BASE-T standards, and accommodate both copper and optical connectivity
Client connectivity over Ethernet, SAN connectivity over iSCSI; Ethernet switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported

FS7610 NAS appliance

Fluid Data Reduction decreases the capacity needed for common enterprise data by 48% by deduplicating and compressing redundant data when it’s no longer needed.

Source: Based on May 2013 internal Dell analysis of the FS8600 NAS appliance with Fluid Data Reduction, using real-world home share environment comprised of Office files (21%), .GZ (19%) and .flate (19%) files, among others.

The EqualLogic FS7610 NAS Appliance can be deployed into an existing EqualLogic SAN in less than approximately 1 hour, including racking, cabling and configuring the NAS cluster.

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Dell EqualLogic FS7610 with FluidFS v4

Storage arrays supported

New or existing Dell Storage PS Series arrays with version 8.1 firmware or greater

Capacity and bandwidth expansion

Up to 509TB usable file capacity in a single name space. One or two FS7610 appliances in a NAS cluster.
Two Intel 10GbE dual-port NICs per controller. 10GbE can be either SFP+ or Base-T standards, and accommodate both copper and optical connectivity.
Client connectivity over Ethernet, SAN connectivity over iSCSI Ethernet switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported.

NAS appliance

Each NAS appliance has a pair of controllers in an active-active configuration, using cache mirroring and an integrated backup power supply. Each controller contains 24GB auto-adaptive R/W RAM-based cache and two quad-core Intel processors.

Management

PS Series Group Manager GUI or CLI

Data protection features

Dual controller active-active NAS appliance, redirect-on-write, user recoverable snapshots, point-in-time replication, NAS container cloning, NDMP backup, antivirus, battery-based BPS, access-based enumeration

Memory size

Each controller has 24GB of memory (48GB per appliance) and its own backup battery that provides power sufficient to destage cache contents to a non-volatile internal storage device in the event of a power failure

Protocol support

Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0, Network Files System (NFS) v4.1, iSCSI, Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) 4, Active Directory, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), NIS (Network Information Service (NIS), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Link Aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad), Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB)

Multi-client subnet support

Configure multiple client networks and VLANs to present NFS exports or CIFS shares

User authentication

SMB clients: Kerberos v5 and NTLM v2 on Microsoft Active Directory Server
NFS v4 clients: Kerberos 5 on AD and SASL support for encryption, NFS v4 Access Control Lists

Certified backup software

Dell NetVault Backup 8.6x and 9.0x, Symantec BackupExec 2010 R3 and 2012, Symantec NetBackup 7.0 or later, CommVault Simpana 9.0 or later, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3

Qualified antivirus software

Symantec ScanEngine 5.2 , Symantec Protection Engine 7.0, McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise 8.8 and Enterprise for Storage 1.0.2; Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.0; TrendMicro InterScan Web Security Suite 3.1

Directory services

Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services, LDAP and NIS

Windows features

LDAP signing, SMB signing, roaming profiles, hidden shares, access-based share enumeration

Qualified SAN switches

See Dell Storage PS Series Compatibility Matrix

Deduplication and compression

Policy-driven variable-block deduplication and LZPS compression; deduped data can be rehydrated on read

Thin provisioning

Space can be over-allocated based on customer needs for more efficient capacity planning

Client network connectivity

4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet

Storage area network connectivity

4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet
Direct connect to the SAN is not supported

Min NAS cluster size

512GB for a single appliance; 1024GB for a two appliance cluster

Max NAS cluster size

509TB

Min/max NAS container size

20MB/509TB

Max files in a cluster

64 billion per appliance

Max NAS containers

1024

Max file size

10TB

Max file name length

255 bytes

Max number of directories in a cluster

64 billion

Max directory depth

512

Max NFS mounts

1024 (one or two appliances)

Max CIFS shares

1024 (one or two appliances)

Max concurrent CIFS connections

10,000 per NAS appliance, 20,000 for a two appliance cluster

Max quota rules per NAS container (user quotas)

1000 per NAS container

Max quota rules per cluster (user quotas)

1000 per NAS cluster

Max local users in a NAS cluster

100

Max local groups in a NAS cluster

100

Snapshots

Redirect-on-write snapshots

Max snapshots per NAS container/cluster

1024/10,000

Max containers enabled for replication in a NAS cluster

100

Max simultaneous replicated containers

10

Max schedules per NAS cluster

512

Backup

Backups using NDMP v4

Antivirus

Third-party antivirus applications supported through ICAP

Chassis (per dual controller appliance)

Height: 2U/86.4 mm (3.4 in)
Width: 481.50 mm (18.96 in) with rack flange; 446.3 mm (17.6 in) without rack flange
Depth: 741.0 mm (29.2 in) without bezel and handle; 813.0 mm (32.0 in) with bezel and handle
Weight (maximum configuration): 30.5 kg (67 lb)

Rack support

ReadyRails II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks

Power

Wattage: 717W output per appliance
Voltage: 90 V AC to 264V AC, autoranging, 47 Hz/63 Hz. Note: This system is also designed to be connected to IT power systems with a phase to phase voltage not exceeding 230 V.
Heat dissipation: 2446 BTU/hr. Note: The heat dissipation is calculated using the power supply wattage rating. The heat dissipation values are for the entire system which includes (chassis and two controllers).
Maximum inrush current: Under typical line conditions and over the entire system ambient operating range, the inrush current may reach 55 A per power supply for 10 ms or less.

Environmental operating conditions

Temperature

Operating: 5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20 °C per hour
Storage: -40 °C to -60°C (–40 °F to 140 °F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20 °C per hour

Relative humidity

Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour at maximum wet bulb temperature of 29 °C (89 °F)
Non-operating: 5% to 95% with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour at a maximum wet bulb temperature of 38 °C (100 °F)

Maximum vibration

Operating: 0.26 Grms (5 Hz – 350 Hz @ 0.0002G2/Hz) in operational orientation for 5 minutes (maximum)
Non-operating: 1.88 Grms with the following PSD profile (all 6 sides tested for 15 minutes each side)

Frequency (Hz) G2/Hz

10 0.13, 20 0.13, 70 0.004, 130 0.004, 165 0.0018, 500 0.0018

Maximum shock

Operating: 31G half-sine shock +/-5% with pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in the operational orientation (maximum)
Non-operating: Square wave shock of 27 G, at 235 inches/second (596.90 cm/second) velocity change (all six sides tested)

Operating altitude

-16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 feet)
For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1° F/550 feet.A197

Non-operating

–15.2 m to 10,668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft)

Airborne contaminant level class

G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

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