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1answer
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ISCSI Connector and Domain Name Migration

I have a Dell MD3000i that is connected to both of my Hyper V hosts. We recently went through a full domain migration from one domain to another. The last AD server is one of the hyper v hosts ...
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1answer
498 views

Dell Compellent SAN with ESXi 5.1 iSCSI

I have a Compellent SAN that I am trying to point to my ESXi server through iSCSI. In the Compellent UI: i've created a volume. It, of course, says the volume is offline until you map it to a server. ...
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2answers
153 views

iscsi versus non-iscsi san?

We are considering adding a SAN. I have two choices right now, the Dell MD3000 and the Dell MD3000i, 15 x 146Gb san drives. Naturally the latest model is more expensive (2x as much), but can ...
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1answer
366 views

Dell Powerconnect 7024 and iSCSI on Dell PS6000

I am setting up an iSCSI environment for a Windows Server. I will be using 2 Dell Poweconnect 7024s , 1 Dell PS6000, and a Windows Server (2008 R2). I have more experience in fiber switches and EMC ...
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1answer
260 views

Dell Equallogic PS6100x network configuration

So we just picked up a new PS6100x and I'm wondering if I need to setup the ethernet channels myself or is it automatic? It's configured in an HA setup; dual controllers connected to redundant cisco ...
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0answers
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Equallogic ESXI 4.1 Slow read performance

We experience a slow read performance with a high read latency in vSphere/ESXi on our Equallogic iSCSI array (14x 750gb in RAID10). We checked already very much but cannot find anything. Setup: ...
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2answers
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Dell PowerVault MD3200i dm-multipath configuration and performance snags in Debian 6.0 (squeeze)

I'll be using this iSCSI target for a couple of Debian-based KVM virtual machine hosts. Each of the target's redundant controllers has 4 ethernet ports; likewise for the initiators. I use two switches ...
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3answers
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Dell MD3200i config query

Just a short query: I have a Dell Md3200i setup to serve LUNs to my 2 physical hosts and I'm running vSphere/ESXi v5 with a number of VM's. Is it normal behavior for ALL VM's and LUN's to run off the ...
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2answers
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Dell MD3220i Multipathing

our company recently purchased a Dell MD3220i with 24x 300GB SAS 10K disks for a project. To my great horror, the management tool does not seem to allow any ethernet bonding of the 2x4 ports even ...
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4answers
562 views

ESX3.5 Cluster & MD3000i — Both servers see iSCSI Targets, Only one server can use partition

Alright. First and foremost, Warning. This is a bigger-then-normal question. I like to be thorough and try to eliminate all possible "easymode" answers, as well as give everyone a feel of what i've ...
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3answers
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How to upgrade an iSCSI Switch stack with minimal downtime?

We have several Dell 6248 swtich stacks (of 3 each) that form the backbone of our iSCSI Storage network. We need to perform firmware updates on the switch stacks, but are concerned about the downtime ...
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4answers
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SAN choices for two server ESXi 4.0 cluster with vMotion and HA

I'm planning to move two separate vmware ESXi 4.0 hosts into a cluster to use the vMotion and HA capabilities of ESXi (essentials plus). Right now we have a dev vm host and a production vm host and ...
4
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2answers
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Setup redundant iSCSI network with 2 switches, SAN and ESX

I am in the process of re-doing the iSCSI network at my work. We currently have the following equipment: 1x Dell PowerConnect 6224 switch 1x Dell PowerVault MD3000 SAN connected to 2x Dell PowerEdge ...