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Dell PowerVault MD3220i iSCSI SAN Storage Array
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Dell PowerVault MD3220i iSCSI SAN Storage Array

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Dell PowerVault MD3220i iSCSI SAN Storage Array
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Overview:

The PowerVault™ MD3220i series is a next generation iSCSI SAN solution that is ideal for entry-level storage consolidation in virtualized environments that require high availability. PowerVault MD3200i arrays are designed for environments that need higher capacity solutions while PowerVault MD3220i arrays are ideal for deployments that require increased density and higher performance.

The PowerVault™ MD3220i is a next-generation Ethernet-based array designed for exceptional performance and flexibility for storage consolidation, with system scalability for unexpected business demands, optional data protection features for added security and optional high-performance tier firmware upgrade for enhanced performance.

  • Implement your storage area network (SAN) on cost-effective Ethernet networks.
  • Choose from available single and dual controller models.
  • Mix and match drives to create a tiered-storage environment.
  • Scale up as you grow, supporting a base configuration of 120 hard drives, with an optional upgrade up to 192 hard drives.

Consolidation = Efficiency

Reduce the effort required to store and manage your data. The MD3220i arrays raise the bar for performance, flexibility and scalability.

  • Supports up to 32 physical servers when connected to one or more Ethernet switches
  • With an option to scale up to 192 total hard drive storage capacity with PowerVault MD1200 and/or MD1220 enclosures
  • Cuts management complexity with a single management interface
  • Four times the base capacity over the previous generation
  • Six times the capacity over the previous generation

Now it's simple to improve storage utilization by pooling storage resources. Increase availability with redundant hardware and a streamlined management and backup process.

iSCSI Storage is Ideal for Virtual Server EnvironmentsiSCSI Storage is Ideal for Virtual Server Environments

The MD3220i arrays offer several advantages 

  • 1 Gb Ethernet is a mature, well-understood technolo gy that is less complicated
  • Ethernet hardware is cost-effective and readily available.
  • Widespread familiarity with Ethernet technology can help cut training time and costs.

The PowerVault™ VMware vCenter™ Plug-In 5.0 support provides VMware administrators with powerful capabilities designed to increase their productivity and simplify their jobs.

The Plug-In is designed to monitor and manage the MD arrays used in conjunction with VMware virtualization software, allowing administrators to monitor and provision the storage subsystems they employ — with the ultimate goal of ensuring the performance and availability of the virtual infrastructure they are managing.

MD storage systems are certified for use in virtualized application environments with VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer™ and Microsoft Hyper-V™ software. Please see hardware support matrix for more details.

In addition, the MD series storage arrays support vSphere™ Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA). This enables unprecedented coordination between vSphere/vCenter and storage arrays. It provides built-in storage insight in vCenter to support intelligent VM storage provisioning, bolster storage troubleshooting and enable new DRS-related use cases for storage.

New Levels in Flexibility and Scalability

MD3200/MD3220 SAS arrays enable you to mix and match components to create a tiered data environment.

  • Directly connect up to eight non-HA-configured servers or four HA-configured servers to a single MD3200 or MD3220 storage system.
  • Deploy up to a base total of 120 hard disk drives, with an option to upgrade to 192 hard drives, by simply plugging in PowerVault MD1200 and/or PowerVault MD1220 expansion enclosures behind the MD3200/MD3220 arrays.
  • Scale your system with a mix of both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives.

The PowerVault VMware vCenter Plug-In 5.0 support provides VMware administrators with powerful capabilities designed to increase their productivity and simplify their jobs.

The Plug-In is designed to monitor and manage the MD arrays used in conjunction with VMware virtualization software, allowing administrators to monitor and provision the storage subsystems they employ — with the ultimate goal of ensuring the performance and availability of the virtual infrastructure they are managing.

MD storage systems are certified for use in virtualized application environments with VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V™ software. Please see hardware support matrix for more details.

In addition, the MD series storage arrays support vSphere™ Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA). This enables unprecedented coordination between vSphere/vCenter and storage arrays. It provides built-in storage insight in vCenter to support intelligent VM storage provisioning, bolster storage troubleshooting and enable new DRS-related use cases for storage.

Overview MonitorSystem management is easy

The MD3220i arrays are managed by next-generation MD Storage Manager software, an intuitive, easy-to-use client-based application.

  • Two different management paths offer easy user interaction, even for those with only a basic familiarity of storage systems.
  • The enterprise window feature monitors multiple systems through a single interface.
  • Wizard-based array management helps simplify the configuration process.

Software detects and alerts you of any problems and launches an automatic Recovery Guru to help troubleshoot and resolve the issues.

Keep pace with ever-increasing performance demands

The MD3220i arrays deliver an excellent performance/price ratio.

  • Four iSCSI ports per controller enable twice the throughput compared to previous Dell MD3000i iSCSI arrays.
  • Increased cache sizes of up to 2GB per controller meet large database application needs.
  • SSD support optimizes the system for the most demanding I/O applications.

Reach new levels of flexibility and scalability

MD3220i arrays enable you to mix and match components to create your optimal tiered-storage environment.

Deploy up to 192 HDDs by simply plugging in PowerVault MD1200 and/or PowerVault MD1220 enclosures behind MD3220i arrays. Scale your system with a mix of both 3.5” and 2.5” hard drives.

  • Four times the base capacity over previous generation arrays
  • Six time capacity over previous generation with optional PFK for hard drives

Tested, validated and warranted to operate within the highest current temperature and humidity guidelines issued by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), the MD Family of arrays are capable of short-term, excursion-based operation in temperatures up to 113º F (45º C). By leveraging the thermal and reliability advantages engineered into this portfolio of equipment, customers are able to run data centers even warmer, helping reduce additional maintenance and infrastructure costs while enabling lower overall energy consumption.

Optional Data Protection

  • Snapshots 
    Each virtual disk supports up to sixteen snapshots, with a total of 256 snapshots per system. These are typically used when data needs to be 'frozen' in time.
  • Virtual disk copy 
    Virtual disk copy is full replication of an existing virtual disk at any point in time, often used for decision support and application development testing.
  • Self-encrypting drives 
    If a drive is removed, the SED, which encrypts data written to the drive and decrypts data read from the drive, 'locks' to prevent unauthorized access.
  • High Performance Tier (HPT)
    Meet the most demanding performance requirements for your organization to remain productive and competitive.
  • Additional Hard Drive Premium Feature Key 
    Ability to add up to 192 hard drives providing additional capacity to the MD Series of arrays.

Key Benefits:

Next-generation Ethernet-based network storage

PowerVault MD3220i arrays offer exceptional performance and flexibility for storage consolidation including scalability to meet your business demands. Now it's simple to improve storage utilization by combining storage resources while increasing availability with redundant hardware. A single management interface is also included, reducing management complexity.

Consolidation = efficiency

Reduce the effort required to store and manage your data. MD3220i series arrays can support up to 32 physical servers when connected to one or more 1Gb Ethernet switches. Storage capacity, up to a base of 120 hard disk drives, can be expanded by attaching a PowerVault MD1200 and/or MD1220 expansion enclosure. For additional scalability there is option to increase up to 192 hard drives.

iSCSI storage, ideal for virtual server environments

Implement your network storage solution for less with MD3220i series arrays using cost-effective, well understood 1Gb Ethernet technology. Along with significant savings in hardware, IP SANs can also lower training costs. Ethernet is a familiar technology, so there's usually no learning curve.

Now you can effectively consolidate storage to support the value of your virtual environment. MD3220i storage arrays are fully qualified for use in virtualized application environments with VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V™ software.

Keep pace with ever-increasing storage demands

MD3220i arrays deliver an excellent performance/price ratio. Take advantage of a next-generation array with four (4) iSCSI ports per controller that offers a 2x performance improvement compared to earlier MD storage arrays.

They easily handle the application demands of large databases with increased processing capability. These arrays also support solid state drives (SSD) to meet the most demanding I/O requirements. An optional High Performance Tier firmware upgrade is available to increase array I/O performance.

Gain a new level of management efficiency

MD3220i series arrays are managed by the advanced MD Storage Manager software, an intuitive client-based Java application. Designed for easy user interaction with the system no matter what your level of familiarity with storage systems, it offers twodifferent management paths and features an enterprise window that monitors multiple systems, including previous generation MD3000i arrays, through a single interface.

Wizard-based array management helps simplify the configuration process. MD Storage Manager detects and alerts you to problems then launches an automatic Recovery Guru to help you troubleshoot and resolve the problem. It's simple—the expertise is built into the software.

The PowerVault vCenter plug-in and vSphere Storage APIs - Storage Awareness (VASA) provides VMware administrators with powerful capabilities designed to increase their productivity and simplify their jobs.

Deployment scalability and flexibility

Scale up. Mix and match drive types to create your optimum tiered data environment.

Scale Easily: Up to 32 servers can be connected to a single MD3220i storage system. Storage capacity can be expanded up to a total of 192 hard drives. Scaling capacity is as simple as plugging in additional PowerVault MD1200 and/or PowerVault MD1220 enclosures.

Mix and Match Drives: MD3200i arrays can hold up to twelve (12) 3.5 inch form factor hard drives and MD3220i arrays hold up to twenty-four (24) 2.5 inch drives. Both the MD1200 enclosure (twelve 3.5" hard drives) and the MD1220 enclosure (twenty-four 2.5" drives) can be added behind MD3200i series arrays, enabling you to mix 3.5" and 2.5" drives in the same array. This flexibility enables data tiering for optimizing system performance.

Optional features

Snapshots: Take point-in-time snapshots of data for backup and other operations. The MD3200i series supports up to 16 snapshots per virtual disk and a total of 256 snapshots per system. Snapshot scheduler and Snapshot Rollback are features included in the Premium Feature Key providing additional data availability.

Virtual Disk Copy (VDC): Make exact, point-in-time full replications of existing virtual disks for decision support and software development testing. Reads and writes are supported while doing a virtual copy.

Self-encrypting Drives (SEDs): SEDs encrypt everything written to the drive and de-crypt everything read from the drive. Once an SED is secured, it becomes "locked" and unreadable by unauthorized persons if the drive is ever removed from the array.

High Performance Tier (HPT) - Meet the most demanding performance requirements for your organization to remain productive and competitive.

Additional Hard Drives Premium Feature Key

Ability to add up to 192 hard drives providing additional capacity to the MD Series of arrays.

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Choose single or dual controllers, each with 2GB of battery-backed cache and four 1 Gb Ethernet host ports (up to 800 MB/s total aggregated bandwidth in dual-controller systems.) Mix 3.5" and 2.5" SAS, near-line SAS and solid-state drives to optimize your SAN.
Active RAID controllers
Choose single or dual controllers, each with 2GB of battery-backed cache and four 1 Gb Ethernet host ports (up to 800 MB/s total aggregated bandwidth in dual-controller systems.)
Implement tiered-storage solutions
Mix 3.5" and 2.5" SAS, near-line SAS and solid-state drives to optimize your SAN.
Help lower the cost of storage and server consolidation using well-understood 1 Gb Ethernet technology. Lower power consumption with 80PLUS Silver Certified pwoer supplies, variable-speed fans and low-power 2.5" drives.
Leverage proven Ethernet technology
Help lower the cost of storage and server consolidation using well-understood 1 Gb Ethernet technology.
Energy-efficient storage
Lower power consumption with 80PLUS Silver Certified pwoer supplies, variable-speed fans and low-power 2.5" drives.

Technical Specifications:

  PowerVault MD3200i PowerVault MD3220i
Features
Hard Disk Drives Up to twelve (12) 3.5 inch SAS, Near-line SAS and SSD drives Up to twenty-four (24) 2.5 inch SAS, Near-line SAS and SSD drives
3.5" Drive Performance and Capacities 15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300 GB, 450 GB and 600 GB
7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500 GB, 1TB, 2TB and 3TB
2.5" Drive Performance and Capacities 15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 73 GB and 146 GB
10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146 GB and 300 GB
7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500 GB
Solid State Drive (SSD) available in 149 GB (available in 3.5" HDD carriers)
Expansion Capabilities Expand up to a base of 120 hard drives with an optional Premium Feature Key to scale up to 192 total drives using MD1200 and/or MD1220 expansion enclosures
Host Connectivity
Single Controller Models Supports up to 4 servers directly connected or up to 32 servers when configured with an Ethernet switch
Dual Controller Models Supports up to 8 servers directly connected or up to 32 servers when configured with Ethernet switches
Storage Controllers and RAID Levels
Storage Controllers Each controller contains 2GB of battery-backed cache
Dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring each other's cache
Cache protection is provided via flash memory for permanent data protection
RAID Levels Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
Up to 120 physical disks per group in RAID 0, 1, 10
Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
Up to 512 virtual disks
Array Management and Optional Premium Features
Array Management 2nd generation Modular Disk Storage Manager
Multi-path software provides failover management of redundant data paths between the server and storage array
Optional Premium Features Snapshots: Up to 16 snapshots per virtual disk and 256 per system
Snapshots Plus Virtual Disk Copy: Up to 16 simultaneous virtual disk copies
High Performance Tier firmware upgrade increases array IO performance
Additional Hard Drives - capacity up to 192 hard drives
Back-Panel Connectors (per controller)
Host Connectivity Four RJ-45 1Gb Ethernet
Expansion Connectivity One x4 6Gb SAS (8088 mini connector)
Remote Management One RJ-45 1Gb Ethernet
Service Management One PS/2 Serial
LED Indicators
Front Panel 1 two-color LED indicator for system status, 1 single-color LED indicator for power, 1 LED unused in this system
Hard Drive Carrier 1 single-color activity LED, 1 two-color LED status indicator per drive
Storage Controller 1 one-color LED power indicator, 1 one-color LED controller fault indicator, 1 one-color LED controller identifier, 1 one-color LED cache activity indicator, 1 one-color LED battery fault indicator
Power Supply/Cooling Fan Module 3 one-color LED status for AC status, DC status and power supply cooling fan fault
Power Supplies (per supply)
Wattage 600 W peak output
Maximum Heat Dissipation 150 W
Input Voltage Range 90 to 264 VAC
Frequency Range 47 to 63 Hz
Maximum Input Current at Rated Power 55 A for 10ms or less, 25 A for 10-150ms
Available Hard Drive Power (per slot)
Supported Continuous Consumption 3.5" drive: 25 Watts
2.5" drive: 12 Watts
Physical
Height x Width x Depth 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 56.1cm (22.09") 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 50.8cm (20")
Weight 29.3kg (64.59 lbs.) (maximum configuration) 24.2kg (53.35 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
Environmental
Expanded Temperature Operating Range Continuous Operation: 10C to 35C, 10% to 80% relative humidity (RH) with a 26C max dew point. De-rate maximum allowable dry bulb temperature at 1°C/300 meters above 900 meters (1 degree F per 550 feet) 10% of annual operating hours: 5C to 40C, 5% to 85%RH with a 26C max dew point. For temperatures between 35 and 40C, de-rate maximum allowable dry bulb temperature 1°C/175 meters above 950 meters (1 degree F per 319 feet)
Relative Humidity 1% of annual operating hours: -5C to 45C, 5% to 90%RH, with a 26C max dew point. For temperatures between 40 and 45C, de-rate maximum allowable dry bulb temperature 1°C/125 meters above 950 meters (1 degree F per 228 feet)
Altitude Operating: -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)
Note: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is de-rated 1°F/550 ft.

Services:

Having the right backup solution is key to protecting your critical information. So is having the right support. Dell ProSupport™ is a portfolio of globally consistent, customer-driven support services that provides businesses of all sizes with flexible, reliable and easier support solutions.

Dell ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:

  • 24x7 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, productivity and sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

Speed of Response Protection Premium Proactive
Mission Critical — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour on-site2 service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell's proven Critical Situation process and emergency dispatch. Keep Your Hard Drive — Enables you to control your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive and helps you comply with current data privacy regulations to help mitigate risks associated with regulatory or civil liabilities. Enterprise-Wide Contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

Proactive Maintenance — Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems. 

Remote Advisory Options —Provides telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization and more.

Basic Hardware Warranty
Basic Support
Ideal for nonessential application environments. This service offers business-hour, phone-based support* for hardware-only issues with Next Business Day On-Site Service following completion of phone-based troubleshooting.
Additional Service Offerings
Comprehensive Storage Training and Certification
Through comprehensive storage training courses, Dell provides expertise in implementing Dell storage into an existing IT infrastructure. If you are interested in validating or maintaining your skill sets for company compliance, the Dell Certified Network Storage Networking Professional Certification path is available.

Backup and Recovery
To sustain the continued operation of your storage solution, you should engineer availability, security and reliability into every process from the outset. Dell can provide backup and recovery solutions that help ensure adequate procedures are in place to minimize or avoid data loss.

Storage Consolidation
Our storage experts analyze existing infrastructure, operational practices and technical readiness to develop a roadmap for conducting a storage consolidation. They will also develop a detailed consolidation deployment plan as well as a validated and refined solution design.

Dell PowerVault MD Storage Arrays Compare:

Dell PowerVault MD 3200/3600/1200 Series of storage arrays simplify IT by optimizing your data storage architecture and insuring the availability of your data. This frees up valuable resources to help reduce costs and make innovation a daily practice. Managing the relentless growth of application data can strain IT organizations, whose strategic roles have expanded even in the face of contracting budgets. The Dell PowerVault MD 3200/3600/1200 Series of storage arrays address these challenges with versatile solutions that are optimized for smaller-scale storage consolidation, flexible virtualization projects and high business continuity. The PowerVault MD 3200/3600/1200 Series includes high-performance SAN and direct-attached storage arrays, high-capacity expansion enclosures and robust management software that together deliver exceptional flexibility, scalability and value. To help suit your particular business requirements, MD 3200/3600 Series arrays offer iSCSI, Fibre Channel or SAS technology.

 
  MD1200 MD1220 MD3200 MD3220 MD3200i
MD1200 MD1220 MD3200 MD3220 MD3200i
Drives 12 24 12 24 12
Max. Drives 96 192 96 96 96
Drive Type 3.5-inch 6 Gbps SAS and NL SAS HDDs, 3.5-inch
3 Gbps SSDs
2.5-inch 6 Gbps SAS and NL SAS HDDs, 2.5-inch
3 Gbps SSDs
3.5-inch 6 Gbps SAS and NL SAS HDDs, 3.5-inch
3 Gbps SSDs
2.5-inch 6 Gbps SAS and NL SAS HDDs, 2.5-inch
3 Gbps SSDs
3.5-inch 6 Gbps SAS and NL SAS HDDs, 3.5-inch
3 Gbps SSDs
Max. Cache Controller Dependent Controller Dependent 4GB (2GB per controller) 4GB (2GB per controller) 4GB (2GB per controller)
Host Interface Two 6Gbps SAS Two 6Gbps SAS Eight x 6Gbps SAS (4 per controller) Eight x 6Gbps SAS (4 per controller) Eight x 1Gbps Ethernet (4 per controller)
Max. Hosts Controller Dependent Controller Dependent 8 8 32
Max. HA Hosts Controller Dependent Controller Dependent 4 4 32
Form Factor 2U 2U 2U 2U 2U
Management Software OpenManage™ Storage Management OpenManage™ Storage Management MD Storage Manager MD Storage Manager MD Storage Manager
Optional Features N/A N/A Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, Self-encrypting drives, High Performance Tier Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, Self-encrypting drives, High Performance Tier Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, Self-encrypting drives, High Performance Tier
Server Support Dell PowerEdge only Dell PowerEdge only Dell servers Dell servers Industry-standard servers
OS Support Controller Dependent Controller Dependent Microsoft Windows, Linux, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V Citrix XenServer Microsoft Windows, Linux, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V Citrix XenServer Microsoft Windows, Linux, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V Citrix XenServer
  MD3220i MD3600i MD3620i MD3600f MD3620f
  MD3220i MD3600i MD3620i MD3600f MD3620f
Drives 24 12 24 12 24
Max. Drives 96 96 96 96 96
Drive Type 2.5-inch 6 Gbps SAS and NL SAS HDDs, 2.5-inch
3 Gbps SSDs
3.5-inch 6 Gbps SAS and NL SAS HDDs, 3.5-inch
3 Gbps SSDs
2.5-inch 6 Gbps SAS and NL SAS HDDs, 2.5-inch
3 Gbps SSDs
3.5-inch 6 Gbps SAS and NL SAS HDDs, 3.5-inch
3 Gbps SSDs
2.5-inch 6 Gbps SAS and NL SAS HDDs, 2.5-inch
3 Gbps SSDs
Max. Cache 4GB (2GB per controller) 4GB (2GB per controller) 4GB (2GB per controller) 4GB (2GB per controller) 4GB (2GB per controller)
Host Interface Eight x 1Gbps Ethernet (4 per controller) Four x 10Gbps Ethernet (2 per controller) Four x 10Gbps Ethernet (2 per controller) Eight x 8Gb/s Fibre Channel (4 ports per controller) Eight x 8Gb/s Fibre Channel (4 ports per controller)
Max. Hosts 32 64 64 64 64
Max. HA Hosts 32 64 64 64 64
Form Factor 2U 2U 2U 2U 2U
Management Software MD Storage Manager MD Storage Manager MD Storage Manager MD Storage Manager MD Storage Manager
Optional Features Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, Self-Encrypting Drives, High Performance Tier Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, Self-Encrypting Drives, High Performance Tier Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, Self-Encrypting Drives, High Performance Tier Remote Replication, Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, Self-Encrypting Drives, High Performance Tier Remote Replication, Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, Self-Encrypting Drives, High Performance Tier
Server Support Industry-standard servers Industry-standard servers Industry-standard servers Industry-standard servers Industry-standard servers
OS Support Microsoft Windows, Linux, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V Citrix XenServer Microsoft Windows, Linux, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V Citrix XenServer Microsoft Windows, Linux, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V Citrix XenServer Microsoft Windows, Linux, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V Citrix XenServer Microsoft Windows, Linux, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V Citrix XenServer

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