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

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PowerVault MD 1000 raid 5 with three physical disks one failed and virtual disk become “failed”

I have a Power Vault MD 1000 which includes a RAID 5 array (I inherited it), open manage server administrator reports the structure as RAID 5. Today one of the three disks failed. I would have ...
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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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How do I get the power consumption of a Dell PowerVault on the CLI?

How do I measure the power usage of a Dell PowerVault storage device from the command line of the attached server?
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Clearing By-Passed Disk in a Dell Powervault MD3000i

We have a Dell 3000i iSCSI SAN that had a drive go. We tried popping an off-the-shelf disk in but it didn't work due to Dell requiring custom firmware on the drive. So we bought a replacement drive ...
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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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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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Using Dell Omreport on Dell attached storage

Hi I have a Dell Powervault 1220 mounted to a PERC H800 (/dev/sda) I'm really confused on how to use dells monitoring software, srvadmin. According to this question, I should use omreport. However, ...
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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) ...