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equallogic as direct network drive

at work we have an equallogic which currently does nothing. I know how to create volumes and configure the equallogic. But I am wondering if it is possible to use it as a direct network drive via ...
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iSCSI SAN RAID 10 Performance — Poor Read, Good Write

I have a EqualLogic PS4000 SAN unit with the latest firmware, setup in RAID 10. I have 3 2TB Volumes on the SAN shared out via iSCSI on 2 eth ports on two different subnets. I have moved a test server ...
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Need to copy 100 TB of data from Dell EQL NAS to another Dell NAS, what is the best and fastest method?

I have a Dell Equallogic NAS group, capacity 500 TB. Need to move off 100 TB out of it to another similar NAS group. Storage arrays are PS6500E (5 of them in one group) and NAS heads are FS7500. ...
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Dell Equallogic: class com.equallogic.eqlgroupmgr.EqlGroupMgrApplet.class not found

I'm running into this error trying to load the web UI for my Dell Equallogic. I've made sure I've updated to Java 7, have current versions of FireFox (27) and Chrome (30.0.1599.114) and experience ...
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Should I install some OS on Dell EqualLogic PS4100 array to use it as storage only? [closed]

I have Dell PowerEdge Server R710 on which I installed ESXi. I also have a storage array, Dell EqulLogic PS4100. I would like to use my array as the storage only, I mean, using ESXi with vCenter ...
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Initiator disconnected from target during login equallogic san

I have a Dell Equallogic San and it is being accessed by many VMWare hosts (Esxi v5.1). Today morning I could find an error like iSCSI login to target " " failed for the following reason: Initiator ...
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How to Shrink a Volume on Equallogic SAN

I extended a disk on a DB server (so we could temporarily restore a database) and I would like to shrink the volume back down now that the data has been deleted. I deleted the data and shrank the ...
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Can a Dell Equallogic have an SMB share or are they only iSCSI?

Is it possible to set up an SMB share on a Dell Equallogic 4100, or is it solely iSCSI? I can't find anything but iSCSI. I would like to access the data over SMB (\\myequallogic) shares as opposed ...
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Is is possible to span “infinitely” across multiple Dell Equalogic devices?

I was looking at Dell Equalogic devices, the PS4100E. It says you can have two PS4100 boxes for 36TB each. Am I reading that right? What if I want to have more space? Can I span to more 4100E ...
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Samba 3.5 Shadow Copy for Windows 7

Over the past several days I have been trying to get the shadow to work with samba but haven’t been successful. Can someone check below config and let me know if I am missing something? We are using ...
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ESXi 5.0 iSCSI Timeout increase to upgrade Equallogic Firmware

As I understand it one can upgrade the firmware on a Dell Equallogic server in about 15 seconds and it can be done whilst an ESXi host is connected and VMs are running but that the iSCSI timeout value ...
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Do I need to have 2 RAID arrays to utilize both controllers in Equallogic unit?

I'm trying to figure out how EQL works with multiple controllers. Dell sales people recommended having one RAID array on one EQL unit. But will this set up allow utilizing both controllers? Or will ...
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MPIO in a VSphere ESX 4.1 cluster with an Equallogic PS4000

I'm having an issue with a client of ours. We've set up Round-robin multipathing to their san from their ESX cluster, we have it configured so that two NICs on each host are added to a port group, ...
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Is it possible to reduce the size of a storage pool or storage pool member in an equallogic array?

We have inherited responsibility for a Dell Equallogic PS4000 SAN that was configured with a single default pool and a single RAID 5 member that was using all 8 disks. Having now added 8 additional ...
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How to install additional hard drives into a Dell EqualLogic PS4000

We have a PS4000 that came with 8 drives. We have bought an additional 8 drives from Dell to fully populate the SAN but I can't find any information to confirm that it's as simple as just popping ...
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Can Dell Equallogic share a LUN that's not dirty for NTFS writes?

If I have a dell equallogic san that has a lun and I want three Windows 2008 servers to be able to write to it. Will the Dell Equallogic product allow me to write to that lun without being "dirty" or ...