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Differences between HP and EMC SAN

I've managed Dell's EMC and Equallogic SANs in the past. I was recently put in charge of a Hewlett-Packard P2000 SAN. HP and EMC use slightly different terminology. I'd like to confirm I understand ...
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What trouble will I have when running a SAN past its support lifetime?

We are replacing a Clariion CX320 SAN because it is old (7.5 years). It has been otherwise very reliable. Yes, we have replaced a lot of disks, battery modules, and maybe even one of the ...
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Does a dead LUN path cause an increase in I/O times on the remaining LUN path(s)?

We use an EMC SAN appliance. There are 2 'paths' from the cluster to the SAN. Today we experienced that one of the LUN paths was 'dead' (as reported in the windows event logs). Presumably the ...
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What is good book for administration & configuration of Storage logical arrays? [closed]

I am looking for a book which can explain pros and cons of different combination of configurations/policies of storage Arrays and may also suggest some best practices for certain scenarios for e.g. ...
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Best practices in connecting EMC VNX iSCSI storage [closed]

We have an EMC VNX5200 with 2 service processors, each having 4 iSCSI ports, 1 data mover (with 4 ports) and a control station, all of which is plugged into two stacked switches. What are the ...
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How to put a backup window for Networker job?

I need to configure a Networker job than needs to start at a fixed time and to finish if it has not completed at a certain (later) time. That is, it has a fixed window. But I do not manage to find ...
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Link rate between EMC DAE and HBA

I have a EMC DAE (KTN-STL4) drive cage directly connecconnected to a HP Proliant server using a QLogic QLE2560 HBA. I'm using copper cable between the HBA card and the DAE. On the controller card in ...
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EMC VNXe GNU Source Code

Does anyone know where EMC host their GNU source code for VNXe products? We are tired with calling Delhi/Idaho for them to dial in to fix trivial issues and would like to figure out the algorithm of ...
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Replicate EMC LUN to AWS. Is it possible?

Is it possible to replicate a LUN from our EMC VNX5300 to Amazon Web Services? This would be for a disaster recovery scenario. I've talked to AWS and they said to talk to EMC. I've talked to several ...
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EMC storage - set login/password VIA naviseccli command

I have two NETRA machines that connected to EMC storage ( EMC flare 28 ) I installed Solaris 10 on both NETRA machines my question - is it possible to set the login and password for EMC storage by: ...
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Does AIX support Advanced Format (4k sector size) SAN LUNs?

I am working with an EMC XtremIO storage array that utilizes SSD devices that use a native 4 KB sector size instead of the traditional 512 B size. I am attaching an IBM AIX 7.1 server to the array. I ...
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EMC Networker and symbolic links

When investigating EMC Networker setup, I found a strange issue. I have a job set up to save /oracle from a server. On that server, /oracle is a symbolic link to /TEMPORAL/oracle When I check the ...
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No LUNs visible on ESXi 5.5 using Brocade 825 connected to EMC VNX 5300

We've just bought a new Dell PowerEdge R620 to replace the oldest of our 3 hosts in our vSphere cluster. The existing hosts are connected to our EMC VNX 5300 SAN using gigabit ethernet which is a ...
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EMC PowerPath Support Matrix

I know this is a stupid question, but I've found nothing online. Does anyone know where EMC has hidden the support matrix documentation so that I know what version of PowerPath is supported with ...
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MultiPath configuration on RHEL5 and Clariion CX-300

I have problem with discovering my FC-connected CX-300 storage. Frankly speaking I'm complete novice in FibreChannel, so step by step explanation would be appreciated. My configuration consist of two ...
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Trouble with EMC vNXE and Cisco Catalyst Configuration for vSphere 5.5

Good afternoon, we have recently purchased -two Cisco Catalyst 2960-x switches -two Dell PowerEdge 320R server -1 EMC vNXE 3300-1 storage device I'm having a difficult time configuring the ...
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EMC Celerra and Access-based Enumeration

I have a few CIFS shares for Windows on our Celerra, and I've run the EMCABE tool (in enable mode) on one of our CIFS virtual servers. When I check if ABE is enabled using the same tool, it comes back ...
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UCS FC Adapter Aborts

So here's the scenario, and I'm hoping @Chopper3 can chime in here. For our SAN fabric, we have a pair of Cisco MDS 9513 FC switches with three EMC frames and four Cisco UCS domains directly attached. ...
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VSPEX vs vBlock [closed]

I've been reading about storage and the next two solutions (reference architecture / converged) made me a little confused whether is more advantageous to go with one of another assuming the following ...
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How to change / replace a failed “system” disk on EMC Clariion CX500?

On the first DAE, the first 5 disks are considered "special" because they host the OS of the storage array. One of those 5 disks is faulty : what is the procedure to change it? By the way, what ...
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How to setup a “last day of month” schedule in Networker?

I need to set up a "Last day of the month" schedule in EMC Networker V8.0.1 I have actually set up it as: Period: Week Action: skip skip skip skip skip skip skip Override: full last day every month ...
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Exchange management console: added columns don't persist after closing and reopening

I feel silly for even posting this, but when I open the EMC, go to Organization Configuration/ Mailbox/ Database Management -> click on one of the databases, I see the member servers and their ...
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replacing failed hard disk in raid 1 on dell emc cx300 [closed]

how can I replace failed disk in slot 12 in raid 1 on san dell emc cx300 I HAD Configured the san with hot spare hard disk in slot 13. Is it enough to remove it from it's slot an put instead of it ...
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EMC ESRS stops working when it is VMotioned

EMC is on site and told me: The ESRS SAN monitoring solution will cease to function if that host is VMotioned In case anyone doesn't know, the ESRS is a dial home solution that works over IP. ...
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Clariion CX300: Removing system disks from a RAID group?

I have a raid group that includes every disk my DPE2. I want to remove the system disks (0-4) from this RAID group. From what I read I should i put them in their own RAID group and avoid storing ...
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SAN newbie: Using a server like an ISCSI gateway for a purely FC SAN device

I am very new to SANs and have inherited an old EMC CX300 to play with. The CX300 is purely FC, but I'd like to experiment with ISCSI as well without having to purchase an expensive ISCSI gateway ...
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Using EMC DAEs standalone

I've got a number of EMC DAEs filled with drives, for free. I'd love to use them, as they total to around 30TB, with possibly more available from the same recycling facility. As of right now I can ...
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Can I mount a share to an EMC array?

I would like to mount an NFS share to an EMC array enlarging it's capacity until we can expand the EMC environment. I have a cheap Synology with 12TB of storage I would like to use to expand it for a ...
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What is a proper procedure for unplugging fiber chanel from ESXi

In my DC admins have to unplug my FC connection from ESXi5 (from EMC VNX) (temporary, some maintance works). I have never done that before and have some doubt about my own procedure... My first ...
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Exchange 2010 EMC connects to wrong server

I have an Exchange 2010 organization installed at two sites with one server at each site. I set up my local site first. Exchange Management Console always chooses to connect to the remote server ...
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How to register server HBAs to an EMC Clariion storage system

I have just attached a Solaris box (an old Enterprise 420R) to a Clariion storage array via an Emulex HBA but the Navisphere software is only seeing the system via a hexadecimal reference ID not by ...
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Inconsistency between LUN ID's

I just added a few LUN's to our new EMC VNX, and the LUN ID's are not consistent.. Screenshot from EMC Unisphere Screenshot from VMWare vSphere If you study the two screenshots carefully, ...
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Can anyone identify the hardware/software called “EMC Flex 8-16”?

I have discovered a Description entry ("EMC Flex 8-16") in an systems audit which I can't identify. I have asked the Vendors, but have not yet heard back. I'll post an answer myself when I find out. ...
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Upgrading antiquated EMC AX100 SAN Storage

I have an old, old, old EMC AX100 RAID array. It's not being used for anything important, but I would like to use it for testing and lab work. One of the problems is that the OS itself is stored ...
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Replace a failed disk in EMC CX2-30 san

Where can I find the procedure for replacing a disk in an EMC CX2-30 san. Amber light showing on one disk, NaviSphere shows the disk status as "Requested Bypass" The affected LUN is in a RAID 5 ...
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EMC VNX iSCSI setup - unsure about SP/port assignment

We have a new VNX5300 waiting to get configured, and I need to plan out the network infrastructure before the EMC tech arrives. It has 4x1gbit iSCSI per SP (8 ports in total), and I'd like to get the ...
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Symmetrix gatekeepers on Solaris 10

I have some Solaris machines that are connected to EMC Symmetrix for SAN storage. Apparently the Symm has a gatekeeper device that is used with the symmetrix CLI. We don't need the CLI, but I have ...
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EMC + erase LUNS from EMC storage by tool/script

the following link explain how to destroy LUNS / RAID configuration manual VIA Navisphere GUI http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2012/04/emc-delete-lun-raid-group/ my question - I want to find ...
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HP SAS HDD in an EMC VNX storage?

Would it be possible to use HP SAS 6G DP 300GB 10K SFF drives in an EMC VNX 5100 storage unit, which currently holds EMC 10K SFF drives (these are really Seagate Savvio 10K.5 SFF drives). Generally, ...
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RAID 10 or RAID 50 on 16x 900 GB 10K SFF disks

What type of RAID would you recommend for a single storage segment across 16 of 900 GB 10K SAS SFF disks on an EMC VNX 5100 storage unit? Disk 17 is a hot-spare. RAID 10, RAID 50 or something else? ...
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VM NetWorker server loses hard drive every night

Running EMC NetWorker server on a Server 2009 R2 w/ sp1 VM running on ESXi host. The VMDK is stored on a VNXe machine along with the VMDKs for all the other VM servers our organization runs. None of ...
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What does powercf do on the Solaris file system or EMC storage?

When I run powercf command on my Solaris machine, what changes does this command do on the EMC storage, or on Solaris file system? From the manual: DESCRIPTION During system boot on Solaris ...
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How can I monitor an EMC VNXe3100 with Nagios?

I've "Googled" a lot and there's some stuff for other products (Clariion & Celerra). I didn't find any Nagios plugin or script for VNXe. I got the vnxe_alert.mib but it's really not convenient ...
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EMC/Exchange Powershell not running as administrator or without correct privs

I have an AD/Exchange 2010 setup that usually works pretty well. However, after installing Outlook 2010 on the server and choosing to "remember the password" for a user who is not an administrator, ...
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Linux Kernel Modules Refuses to Load

I have a server running RHEL 5.5 with EMC PowerPath installed. Due to the security requirement, I had to upgrade the kernel to a newer version. Unfortunately, I was not aware of the impact of the ...
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Directly connected HP server and CX4 with fibre

I have direcly connected (with fibre) a HP ProLiant BL460c G7 with a EMC CX4. I installed VMWare Esxi 5.0. The problem is that cx4 cannot connect to the blade. It seems that there is no connectivity ...
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Routinely unable to remove qla2xxx module under CentOS

I routinely cannot unload the Qlogic fibre module qla2xxx under CentOS 5 or 6. These machines are running StorNext cvfs, EMC powerpath and hostagent. Nothing else should ever be touching the fibre. ...
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Force-enable write cache on an AX150 disk array or fake APC SmartUPS communication

I have a Dell-branded EMC AX150i disk array that refuses to enable its write cache. After calling Dell support, it turns out that the system will refuse to enable its write cache unless an APC ...
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Nagios / snmp - client side requirement?

I have an EMC NX4 that Im trying to monitor via Nagios. The command being sent is check_snmp -H<server> -P1 -Cpublic -oDISMAN-EVENT-MIB::sysUpTimeInstance -r Timeticks What I get back is ...
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ApplicationXtender?

Where can I find free technical documentation on EMC Application EXtender? This is a distributed system for "Storage, Organization, and Management of Business-Critical Information". The IT team where ...