dell™ poweRvaUlt™ dl2100

powervault ™ DL2100
powered by commvault®
The industry's only integrated solution
for faster disk-based backups and
recoveries gets you up and running
4.5 times faster than configuring it yourself.
Up and Running 4.5x Faster
Configuring homegrown backup-to-disk solutions
can be difficult, time-consuming, prone to errors,
and expensive. Dell has simplified the backup
process by offering the industry's first and only
integrated hardware, software, and services
solution powered by CommVault® Simpana®
software. This integrated solution is a cost-effective way to reduce total cost of ownership.
PowerVault™ DL2100 — Powered by CommVault® comes factory-installed with CommVault
Simpana software, plus a unique wizard-driven setup and management utility. Integrated
automated dynamic disk provisioning configures and sets up the disks for immediate use.
Set it up, configure storage, add more disks — it only takes a few clicks. PowerVault DL2100
solutions are fully tested and validated, sure to work together, and you can deploy them fast.
In fact, we've timed it: You can deploy PowerVault DL2100 — Powered by CommVault and
start executing your first backup in just 27 minutes. That's 4.5 times faster than setting up and
configuring the hardware and software pieces on your own.
Industry leaders Dell and CommVault co-developed this offering to get you up and running fast
with a tested solution that offers easier management. It’s an ideal way for any IT department to
achieve fast, reliable backups and restores. It’s disk-based backup simplified by Dell.
Disk-Based Backup that’s 52% faster than backing up
to tape with 77% faster restore capabilities*
Managing tapes can be complex and time consuming. Backups to tape often exceed their backup
window, and tape-based backups can fail due to media or handling issues. Disk-based backup
with the PowerVault DL2100 — Powered by CommVault is up to 52% faster than tape, and restores
are as much as 77% faster, with up to 19% greater reliability. And CommVault’s Simpana software
reduces backup windows even more than traditional backup-to-disk software. It takes advantage
of disk’s random read/write capability and writes data faster, in “chunks” rather than as large,
sequential files. This means faster backups and restores — as much as 77% faster recovery times.
*Based on 2008 survey commissioned by CommVault, available at,
Built-in Data Deduplication: Reduces storage by up to 15 times **
The PowerVault DL2100 — Powered by CommVault has a built-in compression and deduplication
capability that stores files only once, eliminating redundant files, attachments, and documents
across consolidated backup sets. No longer are you limited to one or two full backup cycles on
disk. Deduplication lets you keep weeks of complete recovery copies on a smaller disk footprint.
You get optimal recovery performance while minimizing your storage investment and reducing
your storage requirements by up to 15 times with deduplication.
**Data deduplication can reduce storage requirements by up to 15x compared to the same amount of tape, which in turn
The PowerVault DL2100 – Powered by CommVault is the first of Dell’s TierDisk
family of products, designed to provide cost-optimized solutions for secondary
storage environments for data protection and data management.
can reduce backup windows, increase restore times, and save money. (Individual results will vary. See the CommVault data deduplication calculator at Dell.
com/DL2100 to estimate reductions based on various factors.)
Better Than VTL
Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs) are “point products” that can help fix backup and recovery bottlenecks in the short run.
But they’re separate “boxes” that create silos of information and add management complexity. Virtual tapes have to
be created, provisioned, and managed from a separate interface, and VTL products lack alerting and reporting within
the backup solution. The PowerVault DL2100 is a native, disk-to-disk solution that is designed to eliminate the need for
manual setup and management. It automatically and dynamically provisions disk, invisibly to the user, and gives you
proactive monitoring, alerts, and reporting.
Integrated Tape Support
The PowerVault DL2100 is available with the Dell PowerVault TL2000, TL4000, or ML6000 tape library integrated into
the full solution. Take advantage of backup-to-disk for rapid recovery, then transfer to tape from the same management
console for offsite disaster protection.
Remote Management, Monitoring, and Reporting
Your data center administrators can use the PowerVault DL2100’s integrated management console to set backup tasks
and policies and do system monitoring and maintenance from their central location. This makes the PowerVault DL2100
the ideal backup solution for remote offices that don’t have IT experts on-site. The PowerVault DL2100 – Powered by
CommVault features built-in robust alerting and reporting so you can quickly detect and determine problems before they
slow down operations.
Distributed Protection of Data Centers and Branch Offices
Pairing two PowerVault DL2100 devices across geographically distributed sites helps you replicate your deduplicated
backups efficiently. Managed from a central site, each remote PowerVault DL2100 delivers rapid recovery at the branch
office where it's located, and also lets you protect your data with a replica copy at your DR site that you can use for
restores or tape creation.
Continuous Protection of Data
The PowerVault DL2100 with CommVault features Continuous Data Replicator (CDR) agents that are designed to deliver
continuous protection for your servers with critical recovery objectives. You can use these CDR agents to provide secure,
byte-level file, Exchange, SQL, or Oracle® data for consolidated backups from your production servers to a centralized
PowerVault DL2100.
Single-Step Granular Recovery
Efforts to restore lost data can range in scope from a full system recovery to recovering an individual e-mail. The
PowerVault DL2100 – Powered by CommVault provides the fast and easy recovery of individual objects with single-step,
individual object recovery.
Synthetic Full Backups Reduce Performance Impact on Applications
Frequent full backups can take a toll on server I/O and can slow down user applications. The PowerVault DL2100 —
Powered by CommVault removes that performance burden by continually backing up smaller, incremental changes from
production servers and merging them with unchanged data to create a synthetic full backup copy. Patented Smart Client
technology reduces the incremental backup time by tracking all of the files that have changed.
File and E-mail Archival Agents Reduce Primary Storage Use
The PowerVault DL2100 – Powered by CommVault's File, E-mail and SharePoint Archiver software moves infrequently
accessed data from production servers and archives it. Your end users and applications retain normal access to the
archived items at all times. By archiving your server data, you can achieve smaller backups and faster recoveries.
lifecycle storage solution Support
Choosing the right backup solution is an important step in keeping your critical information safe. Storage Consulting
and Deployment from Dell can help you implement, manage, and optimize storage infrastructure as well as backup and
recovery in a cost-effective manner, helping to reduce the risk associated with ineffective data management and reduce
complexity while improving information availability. Having the right support is also important. Dell ProSupport for IT
provides businesses of all sizes with flexible, reliable, and easier support solutions.
The Dell ProSupport for IT service model was designed for IT professionals like you. It provides:
• 7x24 direct access to Dell Expert Centers
• Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
• Escalation management through Dell's Global Command Centers
The globally consistent, customer-driven Dell ProSupport for IT portfolio includes proactive support options that align
to how you use technology. These enhanced offerings can help you protect your investment, reduce risk, manage
complexity, enhance productivity, and guard your sensitive data.
PowerVault DL2100 — Powered by CommVault® specifications
PowerVault DL2100 — Powered by CommVault is available in both a Standard Edition and an Advanced Deduplication
Edition. Each edition comes with five File System Agents. Additional optional agents are available.
• Standard Edition: Includes CommServe Master Server, MediaAgent, and 5-File System Agents
dvanced Deduplication Edition: Includes CommServe Master Server, MediaAgent, 5-File System
Agents, and File and E-mail Deduplication
Additional available licenses:
• File System Agent: Protects the file system and system state for servers
• E-mail Agent: Delivers granular protection for Exchange, Lotus Notes, or GroupWise
• Database Agent: Provides hot backup for Oracle, SQL, and SharePoint
irtual Machine Agent: Protects the file system and system state for Virtual Servers (VMware or
Microsoft Virtual Server)
• Active Directory: Delivers granular protection for Active Directory
ontinuous Data Replication: Provides byte-level, asynchronous host replication (one agent needed per
server replicating to the PowerVault DL2100)
ile Archiver: Removes infrequently accessed Windows, Linux, or Netware files to reduce primary
storage space. Stubs are left behind that recall files when needed.
-mail Archiver: Removes infrequently accessed e-mail messages (including attachments) to reduce
primary storage space. Stubs are left behind that recall e-mails or attachments when needed.
hardware: DL2100
Value Series
1 processor (Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® E5410, 2x6MB Cache, 2.33GHz, 1333MHz FSB) and 8GB RAM
Performance Optimized
2 processor (2 ® Xeon® E5520, 8M Cache, 2.26GHz), 24GB RAM and DRAC 6 express.
(Dell Remote Access Card)
Internal Storage
2 x 250GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II Drives in Hardware RAID 1 Configuration
External Storage
Available through 1 or 2 PERC 6/E
Tape Connectivity
SAS 5/E HBA; U320 SCSI HBA; Fiber Channel HBAs: Emulex or QLogic HBAs
Dual-embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme IITM 5708 Gigabit6 Ethernet NIC with fail-over and load balancing
Operating System
Windows® Server 2008, Standard, x64
Systems Management
OpenManage™, ITA and Dell Management Console
Remote Management
Physical Dimensions
2U rack-mountable chassis
26.80" (68.07cm) D x 17.44" (44.31cm) W x 3.40" (8.64cm) H with bezel attached
Rack Weight
57.54 lbs. (26.1 kg), maximum configuration
Rear: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x serial connector, 1 x video connector
PowerVault MD1000 External Storage Features included with the PowerVault DL2100
Hard Drives
Available in only eight (8) or fifteen (15) 1-inch x 3.5-inch SATA II hot-pluggable 3.0 Gbps hard drives
Drives Available
7200 RPM SATA II: 500GB, 750GB or 1TB; 5400 RPM Energy Efficient SATA II: 1TB
Maximum Scalability
Up to 6 MD1000 shelves connected to one dual-ported PERC card; Up to a total of 12 MD1000s shelves using
two PERC cards in a DL2100
Maximum Usable Capacity
Up to 144TB of usable space (180TB of raw disks)
Height: 13.11 cm (5.16") H x 44.63 cm (17.57") W x 48.01 cm (18.9") D
Weight: 35.37 kg (78 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
Power Supplies
Wattage: 488W maximum continuous; 550W peak
Heat dissipation: 200W
Voltage: 100-240V rated (actual 90-264V)
Frequency: 47-63Hz
Amperage: 7.2A at 100V, 3.6A at 200V
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