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This page is a frequently updated collection of all Dell Storage PS Series (EqualLogic) technical documents and videos produced by Dell Storage engineering, marketing and solution partners.

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Cloud FluidFS SharePoint
Data protection Linux / Unix SQL Server
Database (general) Oracle Virtualization
Exchange Server SAN (general) Windows Server

 

Cloud

Title Published/Updated Type
Overview of Microsoft Private Cloud with Dell EqualLogic Storage Arrays December 2014 White Paper

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Data protection

Title Published/Updated Type
PS Series Asynchronous Replication Best Practices and Sizing Guide November 2016 Best Practices
Best Practices for Securing a Dell Storage PS Series SAN October 2016 Best Practices
Protection of User and Configuration Data on PS Series Arrays October 2015 Technical White Paper
Using Dell PS Series Asynchronous Replication June 2015 Best Practices
Deploying Symantec Backup Exec 2014 with Dell PS Series Arrays May 2015 Best Practices
Oracle Database Protection on Windows Servers using Dell EqualLogic Storage and Tools March 2014 Reference Architecture
Advanced Performance Tuning for Dell EqualLogic Auto-Replication July 2014 Best Practices
Dell EqualLogic PS Series Arrays: Understanding Synchronous Replication March 2014 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Disaster Recovery Best Practices for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Dell EqualLogic Auto-Replication and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager December 2013 Best Practices
Best Practices for Deploying Dell EqualLogic Synchronous Replication October 2013 Reference Architecture
Protecting heterogeneous Dell storage environments using AppAssure Backup and Recovery October 2013 Technical Performance Study
Protect Your Data And Your Business With SAN-Based Synchronous Replication February 2013 Analyst Paper
Silver Peak WAN Optimization and Dell EqualLogic PS Series July 2012 Technical Report
EqualLogic Snapshots and Clones: Best Practices and Sizing Guidelines May 2012 Best Practices
Disaster Recovery with Dell EqualLogic PS Series SANs and VMware vSphere Site Recovery Manager 5 September 2011 Technical Report

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Database (general)

Title Published/Updated Type
Maximizing Database Performance with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays May 2011 Analyst Report
Automatic data tiering benefits for OLTP databases with EqualLogic hybrid arrays March 2011 Technical Report

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Exchange Server

Title Published/Updated Type
Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 with Dell PS Series Arrays February 2016 Best Practices
Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on VMware vSphere and Dell EqualLogic PS6110E Arrays August 2014 Reference Architecture
Dell EqualLogic PS6210E 5000 User Mailbox Resiliency Storage Solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 July 2014 Reference Architecture
Scaling Exchange 2013 Workloads on Dell EqualLogic PS6210E and Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V July 2014 Best Practices
Exchange 2013 Data Protection with EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager / Microsoft Edition October 2013 Technical Report
Dell EqualLogic PS Series 5,000 Mailbox Exchange 2010 Mailbox Resiliency Storage Solution August 2011 Technical Report
Dell EqualLogic PS Series 10,000 Mailbox Exchange 2010 Mailbox Resiliency Storage Solution August 2011 Technical Report
Dell EqualLogic PS Series 20,000 Mailbox Exchange 2010 Mailbox Resiliency Storage Solution August 2011 Technical Report
Dell EqualLogic PS Series 75,000 Mailbox Exchange 2010 Mailbox Resiliency Storage Solution August 2011 Technical Report

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FluidFS

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Title Published/Updated Type
FluidFS Antivirus Integration May 2014 Deployment Guide
EqualLogic FluidFS NAS Replication Technical Concepts and Best Practices July 2013 Reference Architecture
Best Practices and Guidelines for Integrating the Dell EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 into an Existing SAN February 2013 Best Practices
NDMP Backup on Dell EqualLogic FS Series NAS using CommVault Simpana January 2013 Best Practices
The Dell FS7600 and FS7610 -- Advancing Unified Scalable Storage December 2012 Analyst Report
Dell EqualLogic FS7500: Unifying the Storage Infrastructure with Integrated File Storage and Breakthrough Ease of Use June 2012 Analyst Report
Scaling and Best Practices for Virtual Workload Environments with the FS7500 May 2012 Best Practices
Integrating the Dell EqualLogic FS7500 into an existing SAN August 2011 Best Practices
EqualLogic FS7500 NAS Scalability and Deployment August 2011 Best Practices

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Linux / Unix

Title Published/Updated Type
Dell Storage PS Series Arrays with SUSE Linux Enterprise Sever 12 SP1 October 2016 Best Practices
Using HIT/Linux and ASM/LE with Dell PS Series Storage August 2016 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Configuration Guide for Dell Storage PS Series Arrays April 2016 Deployment and Configuration Guide
EqualLogic Integration: Host Integration Tools for Linux with Auto-Snapshot Manager April 2014 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Deploying Solaris 11 with EqualLogic Arrays February 2014 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 NIC Optimization and Best Practices with EqualLogic SANs January 2014 Best Practices
Deploying SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Dell EqualLogic PS Series Storage Arrays September 2011 Technical Report

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Oracle

Title Published/Updated Type
Migrating an Oracle VM Environment Across Heterogeneous Storage Arrays June 2014 Best Practices
Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying Oracle VM using Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays March 2014 Best Practices
Sizing and Best Practices for Online Transaction Processing Applications with Oracle 11g R2 using Dell EqualLogic PS6110XS Hybrid Arrays December 2013 Best Practices
Best Practices for Oracle 11g Backup and Recovery using Oracle RMAN and EqualLogic Snapshots May 2011 Best Practices
Choosing a storage ecosystem for transaction-intensive Oracle database applications October 2010 Power Solutions Article
Sizing and Best Practices for Oracle 11g OLTP on EqualLogic Storage September 2010 Best Practices

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SAN (general)

Title Published/Updated Type
Best Practices for Deploying a Mixed 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet SAN using Dell Storage PS Series Arrays December 2016 Solution Best Practices
PS Series Template Volumes and Thin Clones: How and When to Use Them November 2016 White Paper
PS Series iSCSI Volume Connection Count Maximum Characterization November 2016 White Paper
Deploying ESXi 6.0 with Dell PS and SC Series Storage on Separate iSCSI Networks October 2016 Configuration & Deployment
iSCSI Boot from SAN with Dell PS Series Storage and Dell PowerEdge 13G Servers September 2016 Best Practices
Dell PS Series Storage: Choosing a Member RAID Policy August 2016 White Paper
Dell Storage Cross-Platform Replication Solutions Guide May 2016 White Paper
Dell Storage Cross-Platform Replication Video May 2016 Video
Using IPv6 with Dell Storage PS Series Arrays May 2016 Best Practices
Guidelines for Replacing a PS Series Group with an SC Series Array February 2016 White Paper
Best Practices for Sharing an iSCSI SAN Infrastructure with Dell Storage PS Series and Dell SC Series Arrays January 2016 Best Practices
Best Practices for Sharing an iSCSI SAN Infrastructure with Dell PS Series and Dell SC Series Storage using a Windows Host December 2015 Best Practices
Best Practices for Sharing an iSCSI SAN Infrastructure with Dell PS Series and Dell SC Series Storage using Linux Hosts December 2015 Best Practices
Analyzing Dell Ps Series Storage with SAN Headquarters October 2015 Technical Report
PS to SC Series Terminology Dictionary October 2015 White Paper
Best Practices for Sharing an iSCSI SAN Infrastructure with Dell PS Series and Dell SC Series Storage using VMware ESXi Hosts October 2015 Best Practices
Space Borrowing for Snapshots and Replicas June 2015 Best Practices
Space Optimization of Data On Dell PS Series Storage June 2015 Technical White Paper
What's new in Dell PS Series firmware v8 June 2015 Video
PS Series Architecture - MPIO with Devices Having Unequal Link Speeds June 2015 Best Practices
Configuring a Dell EqualLogic SAN Infrastructure with Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) January 2015 Reference Architecture
EqualLogic PS Series Arrays: Access Control Policies January 2014 Technical White Paper
iSCSI Boot from SAN with Dell PS Series Storage and Dell PowerEdge 11G/12G Servers September 2013 Best Practices
Best Practices for Mixed Speed Devices within a 10 Gb EqualLogic SAN using Force10 S4820T Switches June 2013 Best Practices
EqualLogic PS Series Architecture: Self Encrypting Drive Management with PS Series Arrays May 2013 Technical Report
EqualLogic PS Series Arrays: Optimizing your SAN Environment for High Availability May 2013 Configuration Guide
EqualLogic PS Series Architecture: Hybrid Array Load Balancer March 2013 Technical Report
Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure and EqualLogic PS Series SAN Design Best Practices using Force10 Switches February 2013 Solution best practice
EqualLogic DCB Configuration Best Practices February 2013 Solution best practice
Dell EqualLogic SAN Headquarters v2.5 SAN Assist Feature February 2013 Tech Brief
Dell Active System 800 Converged Infrastructure Solution: VDI and Collaboration Performance February 2013 Analyst Report
Best Practices for Mixed Speed Devices within a 10Gb EqualLogic SAN using PowerConnect 8100 Series Switches February 2013 Solution Best Practice
Data Center Bridging: Standards, Behavioral Requirements, and Configuration Guidelines with Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SANs January 2013 Solution Best Practice
Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110 Hybrid Blade Arrays: The Storage Foundation for a Converged VDI Solution December 2012 Analyst Report 
Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade and EqualLogic PS Series 10 GbE SAN Design Best Practices October 2012 Solution Best Practice
Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array Technical Article October 2012 Technical Article
The Data Center in a Box Solution Performance Test: Comparing Dell and HP Blade Solutions May 2012 Analyst Report
Dell EqualLogic TCO Analysis: Multi-generational Manageability and Efficiency at a Low Cost April 2012 Analyst Report
Dell EqualLogic and Certeon aCelera Sync Accelerates Business Continuity April 2012 Technical Report
EqualLogic PS Series Architecture: Load Balancers September 2011 Technical Report
Creating a DCB Compliant EqualLogic iSCSI SAN with Mixed Traffic August 2011 Solution Best Practices
Using multi-tiered arrays to optimize application performance July 2010 Power Solutions Article

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SharePoint

Title Published/Updated Type
Deploying SharePoint 2013 Using a Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI SAN October 2014 Deployment and Configuration Guide
SharePoint Data Protection with Auto-Snapshot Manager/Microsoft Edition 4.7 Dell EqualLogic PS Series June 2014 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Windows Server 2012 on Dell - Great performance and value for the next generation Windows Server Platform: A SharePoint Study February 2013 Analyst Report

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SQL Server

Title Published/Updated Type
17TB and 26TB Data Warehouse Fast Track for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 using PowerEdge R730 Server and Dell Storage PS Series PS6210S December 2015 Deployment Guide
17TB Data Warehouse Fast Track Reference Architecture for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 using PowerEdge R730 and Dell Storage PS6210S March 2015 Reference Architecture
26TB Data Warehouse Fast Track Reference Architecture for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 using PowerEdge R730 and Dell Storage PS6210S March 2015 Reference Architecture
Microsoft SQL Server Database Protection using EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager / Microsoft Edition September 2014 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Best Practices and Sizing Guidelines for Transaction Processing Applications with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 using EqualLogic PS Series Storage Arrays June 2014 Reference Architecture
Using Microsoft SQL Server with Dell EqualLogic PS Series Arrays April 2014 Configuration Guide
Performance Baseline for Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 OLTP Database Applications Using EqualLogic PS Series Hybrid Storage Arrays April 2014 Supplemental
Best Practices for Decision Support systems with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 using Dell EqualLogic PS series Storage Arrays July 2013 Reference Architecture
Best Practices and Sizing Guidelines for Transaction Processing Applications with Microsoft SQL 2012 using EqualLogic PS Series Storage March 2013 Solution best practice
Protecting Microsoft SQL Server databases with EqualLogic Synchronous Replication October 2012 Technical Report

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Virtualization

Title Published/Updated Type

Citrix XenServer 6.5 with Dell PS Series Storage Configuration and Deployment

March 2016 Deployment and Configuration Guide

Virtual Volumes: Rapid Deployment of Virtual Machines

February 2016 Video

Configuring iSCSI Connectivity with VMware vSphere 6 and Dell PS Series Storage

January 2016 Deployment and Configuration Guide

Best Practices for Implementing VMware vSphere in a Dell PS Series Storage Environment

December 2015 Best Practices

Virtual Volumes: Terminology and More

November 2015 Video

How Virtual Volumes Will Solve Storage Challenges in the Datacenter

November 2015 Video

Configuring and Installing the PS Series Multipathing Extension Module for VMware vSphere and PS Series Arrays

June 2015 Deployment and Configuration Guide

Dell Virtual Storage Manager: Installation Considerations and Local Data Protection

June 2015 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Dell PS Series Arrays: Advanced Storage Features in VMware vSphere June 2015 Technical White Paper
Better Together: Optimizing VMware vSphere 6.0 Deployments with Dell EqualLogic PS Series Integration Tools April 2015 Technical White Paper
VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes on Dell PS Series March 2015 Technical White Paper
Dell Virtual Storage Manager 3.5: Installation Considerations and Datastore Manager January 2015 Technical Report
VDI with VMware Horizon View and VMware vSphere on Dell Storage PS4210XS Hybrid Storage Arrays January 2015 Reference Architecture
VDI with Citrix XenDesktop and VMware vSphere on Dell EqualLogic PS6210XS Hybrid Storage Arrays December 2014 Best Practices
VDI with Citrix XenDesktop and VMware vSphere on Dell Storage PS4210XS Hybrid Storage Arrays October 2014 Best Practices
VDI with Citrix XenDesktop and VMware vSphere on Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110XS Hybrid Blade Storage Arrays August 2014 Reference Architecture
Data Center Virtualization using Windows Server Hyper-V, PowerShell, and Dell EqualLogic Storage May 2014 Technical Solutions Collection
VMware ESXi NIC Optimization and Best Practices with EqualLogic SAN January 2014  Reference Architecture
Using Dell EqualLogic and Multipath I/O with Citrix XenServer 6.2 November 2013 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Automation and Integration with MS System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 and Dell EqualLogic Storage October 2013 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Dell EqualLogic Storage with Heterogeneous Virtualized Workloads on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V September 2013 Reference Architecture
Optimized Storage for Today’s Virtualized Data Centers June 2013 Power Solutions Article
VDI with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays: A Comparative Study with the Industry Leading NAS Solution May 2013 Analyst Report
Virtual Machine Protection with Dell EqualLogic Virtual Storage Manager v3.5 January 2013 Technical Report
VDI with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays: A Comparative Study with the Industry Leading SAN Solution February 2013 Analyst Paper
Hybrid Storage Intelligence for Agile Desktop Virtualization December 2012 Power Solutions Article
Better Together: Optimizing VMware vSphere Deployments with Dell's EqualLogic Integration Tools September 2012 Analyst Paper
Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying Citrix XenDesktop on VMware vSphere with Dell EqualLogic Storage January 2012 Solution Best Practices
EqualLogic PS Series Arrays – Scalability and Growth in Virtual Environments November 2011 Technical Report
Maximizing Desktop Virtualization Success with VDI-Optimized Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays March 2011 Analyst Report
Optimizing the storage infrastructure for desktop virtualization January 2011 Power Solutions Article
Breaking Down the Barriers to VDI with EqualLogic iSCSI SAN Arrays December 2010 Analyst Report

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Windows Server

Title Published/Updated Type
Setup and Configuration of a Windows Server Core Hyper-V Host using PowerShell and EqualLogic Storage and Tools May 2014 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Using Dell EqualLogic Storage with Failover Clusters and Hyper-V May 2014 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Best Practices for Configuring DCB with Windows Server and EqualLogic Storage Arrays January 2014 Reference Architecture
Using Dell EqualLogic Storage with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 November 2013 Deployment and Configuration Guide
Windows Server 2008 R2 NIC Optimization and Best Practices with EqualLogic SAN September 2013 Reference Architecture
Deploying and Configuring the Dell EqualLogic Multipath Device Specific Module with Microsoft Windows July 2013 Configuration Guide
Windows Command-line Automation Techniques for EqualLogic Storage July 2013 Configuration Guide
Windows Server 2012 NIC Optimization and Best Practices with EqualLogic SAN July 2013 Reference Architecture 
Using Windows Active Directory for Account Authentication to EqualLogic PS Series Groups November 2010 Technical Report

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  • I think there's a wrong word in the title for "Configuring iSCSI connectivity with VMware vStorage 5 and Dell EqualLogic PS Series Storage". When you go to the link, it says the document is "Configuring iSCSI Connectivity with VMware vSphere 5 and Dell EqualLogic PS Series Storage".