Dell's PowerVault line covers several data storage and backup devices.

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Connecting a Powervault 220 to R805

I'm trying to connect a dell powervault 220 to a dell poweredge R805 I bought a PCI express SCSI Card for the 805 (Adaptec 29320LPE) and plugged the vault into it. The server sees the card because I ...
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Accessing Dell PERC H800 from non-Dell server

I'm wondering if it's possible to access the Dell PERC H800A from an Intel server (not a Dell server), for performing the initial configuration of an MD1200 storage enclosure? I've not worked with an ...
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Use 'normal' disks in a Dell Powervault? [closed]

I want to build a two node rack, with one node being high compute intensity and one node used to store the results. I am not concerned with data integrity. When I look at the cost for 'nearline' ...
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Dell SAS 5/E vs Dell PERC 5/E

Purchased a MD1000 from craiglist, came with two SAS 5/E cards and cables. I dug out an old 2950, put server 2003 (32bit) on it, put in one of the cards, installed / updated firmware, etc. When I ...
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Dell MUMC: How to shut down servers if any one of two UPSes loses power?

We have here two Dell R720 running ESXi (managed with vCenter). Each is connected to the same PowerVault MD3660i storage array. However the two servers are powered by different UPSes. One UPS (UPS1) ...
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Dell PowerVault MD1000 + PN939

I have a Dell PowerVault MD1000 with all hard drives damaged. I want to know if it is possible to replace the SAS drives with SATA drives + PN939 or similar interposer. I know that SATA drives are ...
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PowerVault MD3000 Password Reset Console Password

I need to reset the password on a Dell PowerVault MD3000. I have the necessary password reset cable and am able to get to the point where I am prompted for the "password from Dell Technical Support" ...
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Can Dell storage servers be upgraded to full OS installations?

I have a Dell NX3000- which is a Windows Server 2008 based unit. It has an additional cabinet full of drives attached, as well. I have spare licenses for Windows Server 2012 Standard that could be ...
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Failure connecting to Dell MD3200i from XenServer 6.2 pool

This question also asked at Citrix Forums http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?threadID=332289 I have a MD3200i that is currently working fine with my Xen5.6 pool, but I cannot get a connection to ...
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md3222i only single data stream?

We've setup an md3220i SAN to be used against vmware 5.1. When inside a VM on this SAN we tried copying a file multiple times creating multiple/sessions streams. When doing this, it's only the latest ...
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connect Powervault tl2000 over network for old backup exec tapes

I need to connect a Powervault tl2000 to one of our rebuilt server to recover some data from an old tape. We don't use BackupExec or the PowerVault any more so I downloaded a trial version of BE2012 ...
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Disk status on Dell Powervault 1200 attached storage?

I have a RHEL box with direct attached storage (Dell Powervault 1200) containing 10 disks in RAID 10. There are two logical volumes set up on the server. I am wondering how to determine the health ...
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Dell PowerVault 122T change from Sequential Mode to Random mode - how?

I have 4 PowerVault 122T tape drives. Three of them say SEQ on the front lcd screen. One does not. I'm using Backup Exec 2010 R3 to restore data from old tapes. I have 2 tape drives connected to a ...
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MD1000 + PERC 5/E SATA III support? Interposer on sata?

Does Dell MD1000 + perc5/e support SATA 3 HDDs? Will I need interposer for my tray/caddy to support sata II/III hdds? Thanks in advance!
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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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Proxmox and PXE boot

I have 10 rack servers, each has an 80 GB hard drive, and a Dell PowerVault with no hard drives. It is possible to take all these hard drives and put them in the PowerVault cluster, then boot proxmox ...
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Backup using Dell powervault 124T

I connected my Dell PowerVault 124T to my Windows Server using SCSI cable, I set IP and Address mask for remote connection on my Dell device. I red on Dell page that Symantec Backup Exec is compatible ...
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Dell Poweredge 2850 with (2) attached Powervault 220s will not boot

I have a Dell Poweredge 2850, which has an additional PERC3 PCI RAID controller. The controller has two Powervault 220s's connected to it, each with 14 143GB drives. (Also has the built in PERC4 ...
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Howo to get Multipath IO with Dell MD3600i into active/active setup?

I'm desperately trying to improve performance of my SAN connection. Here's what i have: [root@xnode1 dell]# multipath -ll mpath1 (36d4ae520009bd7cc0000030e4fe8230b) dm-2 DELL,MD36xxi ...
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SAN for Medium Business - Where to start?

I've always run Linux on my home computers, and done PC repair for years, but this is my first experience with needing to buy a SAN. I thought I was knowledgeable, but I feel a bit lost. I need to be ...
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How to best tune Dell PowerVault MD3600i SAN/Initiators for best performance?

Recent owner of a Dell PowerVault MD3600i i'm experiencing some weird results. I have a dedicated 24x 10GbE Switch (PowerConnect 8024), setup to jumbo frames 9K. The MD3600 has 2 RAID controllers, ...
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MD3000i SAN - live firmware upgrade

I have an MD3000i Dell SAN with dual controllers. Long story short - it managed to muck up some of its own readings on drives and Dell's support told me I could try to shake it loose with a firmware ...
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MD3200i Slow Performance and Queue Depth

Read performance on our SAN is slow under certain workloads. When we compare this to some local storage, we find the local storage performing 2x as fast. The SAN performs well with a high Queue ...
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Dell MD3000, MD1000 and 2950

I have a Dell 2950 with MD3000, MD1000 ; Suddenly the I have lost all drives on both of the enclosures and all drives on the MD3000/1000 are blinking, but only ONE Light on each disk, not 2 Lights. I ...
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What SFPs can be used with Dell MD36x0f storage?

I've not found any information about used SFPs and supported cable length (which is what I actually want to know). Online configuration wizard does not allow to choose SFP type, only quantity. One ...
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Dell PowerVault LTO4-120 Drive displays Error “6” on the drive display

My newly installed dell PowerVault LTO4-120 Drive (in a PowerEdge T300/Server 2008R2) displays a code "6" and the exclamation indicator is lit up. What do these mean, and how can I fix them?
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md3000i : recover data from healthy unplugged hard disk but with deleted configuration on the array

I have a question for an MD3000i SAN expert : We had a RAID with 2 disks on a MD3000i DELL SAN. We deleted the configuration on the storage array without the disks of this RAID configuration plugged ...
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Read LUN from dell SAN with a PC on linux

We are currently using a md3000i DELL SAN server with a RAID1. I would like to access the information on one disk from a workstation. The hard disk contains 2 LUN but I can only access the first ...
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Building a SAN with a MD3000(i)

I've been by here as a lurker a few times in the past, and have found it nothing but helpful, now I have a question of my own. I'm charged with creating a VM cluster solution and have been looking ...
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Poor MD3000i read performance (for one controller, but not the other)

We have an MD3000i array accessed by three separate servers (all blade servers accessing through chassis nic's). Controller 1 (both Ports 0 and 1) are linked to Server A. Servers B and C (both with ...
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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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Install SAS/SATA backplane in Dell PowerVault 220S

Is the backplane of a Dell PowerVault 220S svc tag 3sdpcb1 (14 drive, 80 pin hot swap scsi) upgradeable to a SAS/SATA backplane & controller card replacement? The unit already seems to be quite ...
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What is the maximum number of servers that can connect to a Dell MD3000i?

What is the maximum number of servers that can connect to a Dell MD3000i ??
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Dell MD3000 - Resizing a virtual disk

I've replaced some drives to our MD3000 with bigger ones. These currently store database files used in a SQL Server 2005 cluster running on Windows Server 2003. Now, we replaced the smaller hard ...
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Windows not showing full DEll MD3000i volume size

I have a DEll MD3000i that connects directly to a Dell R610 server (with Windows 2008 standard OS) via the iSCSI connections. The MD3000i shows 5TB in the Disk Management Console, but windows only ...
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Upgrading drives on a MD3000

Our MD3000 array is getting full as our databases are growing and we need more spaces. Currently, we use a MD3000 with a two-servers Windows 2003 cluster and 15x 73GB SAS drives. Disk groups are ...
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Dell Powervault MD3000 - Not sharing Files between servers

I'm a developer who has to set up a Dell Powervault MD3000 due to lack of resources. I have connected the Powervault to 2 Dell 2950 servers via the SAS cables. I performed the setup using Dell's MD ...
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Dell PowerVault MD3000 2TB partition size limit

I've a MD3000 and the max partition size that I can allocate is 2TB. Is there any way, through firmware updates or other trickery, to allocate a useful amount of space to a partition, 4TB say? Is it ...
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Adding 60TB Storage to an SLES 10 Server

I have to add some archive\staging storage to an SLES 10 Server. The requirement is to present fairly large volumes (9-20TB each approx, 60TB or so in total) that will be used to store archive data ...
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Remote shutdown of Dell PowerVault MD3000

It's heating up down here (Australia) and we always have power issues over the summer at one of our sites. We have a reasonable UPS with massive batteries and run an agent on our Servers that shuts ...