All Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays include a comprehensive set of software with no additional software licensing fees. For one price, you receive a fault-tolerant, fully redundant array as well as all the software features required to virtualize, optimize and protect your data. Your software consists of the following:
(Now Available: Version 6.0 - Learn More )
Provides advanced SAN functions that enable virtualized storage and best-practice data protection. Array software includes EqualLogic Firmware, EqualLogic Group Manager, and EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility.
EqualLogic Firmware is a full-function SAN operating system integrated across the entire family of EqualLogic PS arrays. A unique peer storage architecture helps deliver consistent performance through virtualization and optimization of resources across the SAN. Data protection resources, such as snapshots, clones and replication, help maximize business continuity and simplify backup and recovery.
EqualLogic Group Manager integrates with EqualLogic Firmware to provide storage administrators with detailed information on the SAN configuration as well as the ability to manage all the arrays in the SAN through a single interface, for example, in conjunction with replication-based disaster recovery operations.
EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility is a host-based tool for Windows and Linux operating systems that enables the secure transfer of large amounts of data using removable media.
Host Integration Tools
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Host Integration Tools for VMware 3.5 - Learn More
Host Integration Tools for Microsoft 4.6 - Learn More)
Extend the functionality of EqualLogic firmware by enabling cooperation with the host. Through this integration, EqualLogic Host Software can deliver advanced data protection, high availability and performance, and simplified management of application data.
Integration tools include the EqualLogic Remote Setup Wizard, which simplifies the process of setting up and scaling-out SAN arrays, and platform-specific editions of EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager, which help simplify and automate backup and recovery tasks within Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments. Additionally, EqualLogic Storage Adapter for VMware Site Recovery Manager integrates with VMware to provide centralized disaster recovery management, automation and testing for the entire virtualized data center.
EqualLogic SAN Headquarters (SAN HQ)
(Now Available: SAN HQ 2.6)
SAN HQ provides centralized access to detailed performance and event data, reporting, and intelligent alerts from EqualLogic storage array groups that can be spread across multiple locations around the world. SAN Headquarters 2.6 now offers enhanced RAID Reliability Reporting and support for Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 and Microsoft Windows® 2008. IT managers can see information and alerts on all monitored EqualLogic groups at a glance. The alerts range from basic hardware health status to more sophisticated analyses of latency on a given volume that may be impacting user experience or notification that a thin provisioned volume is approaching an important capacity threshold. If action is required, the EqualLogic Group Manager can be launched directly from SAN HQ giving storage administrators the ability to tune storage systems quickly to meet business needs.
SAN HQ 2.6 also marks the beginning of Dell’s implementation of SupportAssist for EqualLogic, designed to proactively collect data and detect failures in your EqualLogic storage infrastructure. When enabled by your Storage Administrator, system log and diagnostic data will be transmitted to Dell Support to help accelerate the detection and streamline the resolution of issues. Now, SAN HQ working with SupportAssist can enable certain types of support cases to be opened automatically. For these cases, Dell Support will proactively begin working the issue and advise you that a case has been opened. Dell will continue to build in additional SupportAssist capabilities for EqualLogic to deliver a proactive and automated support process that helps improve productivity and accuracy while helping you gain insight and control.
- EqualLogic software uses advanced integration with leading operating systems, hypervisors and application platforms to help streamline operations, optimize resources, and protect data in Microsoft, Linux®, and VMware environments.
- All the software features required to virtualize, optimize and protect your data are included with every EqualLogic PS Series array at no additional cost.
- Customers with a valid Dell ProSupport agreement can download software updates without paying additional license fees.
- EqualLogic supports live, non-disruptive firmware upgrades and maintenance, as well as linear scaling of capacity and performance with each array added to the group.
- The new FS7600 works seamlessly with multiple generations of EqualLogic PS Series arrays to provide file- and block-access from a single, virtualized pool.