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Do Equallogic PS6010s accept non-EQL firmware disks?

We have a PS6010 which is just out of its support contract. We are looking to give it another lease on life so would like to replace all the drives with new ones. It currently has 16x ...
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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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Dirty Cache Dell Equallogic Storage Array

has anyone ever run into a dirty cache issue with a Equallogic SAN. Even after replacement of the controller cards in the Equallogic Storage Array fails offline with a dirty cache. I have listed ...
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Dell Equallogic PS5000E Multipathing Extension Module for VMware vSphere required even if storage is not presented to ESXi?

Single Dell Equallogic PS5000E array, fw 7.0.5, dual controller, NIC0 and NIC1 on each controller are on the iSCSI VLAN, NIC2 on each controller is on the management VLAN. VMware vSphere 5.5, ...
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ESXcli command timeout at 30 minutes

I am working on a powercli script to loop through each datastore in our environment and reclaim space on the thin provisioned LUNs. All LUNs in the environment are Dell Equal Logic. vCenter ...
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How to configure multiple iSCSI Portal Groups on a EqualLogic PS6100?

I am working on a migration from a VMware vSphere environment to a Hyper-V Cluster utilizing Windows Server 2012 R2. The setup is pretty small, an EqualLogic PS6100e and two Dell PowerConnect 5424 ...
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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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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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PS6000 showing packet errors but no errors appear on the switch

We have a loaned PS6000E SAN that we are using to relocate our iSCSI LUNs off our current PS4000E SAN to upgrade it from Seagate Moose drives under a proactive replacement plan by Dell. We've ...
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Replicating databases using Dell equallogic

Can the Dell Equallogic 6100/4100 replicate databases like mysql, MS SQL 2012, and Oracle 11g? I would like to set up my web applications and their databases in VMWare 5. They would run off the ...
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SAN HQ Write Latency

We have an iSCSI SAN setup with Dell's EqualLogic PS series SANs. SAN HQ reports a 30ms write delay. Is this 30ms for the SAN box itself to write the data to the disks, or does the 30ms also include ...
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Does the Dell Equallogic PS5000E accept SSD drives?

I have an EQL PS5000E which with a recently expired support contract. I am running firmware 6.0.2 and given that this is an old array I don't plan to renew support. My VAR says that the PS5000E can ...
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SQL data and log files on Equallogic volumes

I've recently begun an exercise in looking into SQL best practices in terms of performance. I've read that it is recommended to put MS SQL data files (mdf) and log files (ldf) on separate volumes. ...
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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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links between switches for iSCSI

We inherited a SAN/vmWare/iSCSI setup with both Dell and HP equipment purchased for it, but not fully setup, and we need to get some additional switches to make it all work. But we're getting ...
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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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Dell Equallogic SAN - 4000 series to 6000 series connectivity issues

I have a 4000 series in production with two physical NICs and a group IP. I have a 6000 series in a DR site with four physical NICs and a group IP. 4000 series NIC1: 10.0.12.2 4000 series NIC2: ...
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SAN Snapshot backups

In our environment, we have three physical servers that are running Windows Hyper-V to host various server images. The Images themselves are stored on a Dell Equallogic SAN connected via the iSCSI ...
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iSCSI SAN Implementation with several ESXi hosts and two Equallogic SANs

I work for a small state college. We currently have 4 ESXi hosts (all made by Dell), 2 EqualLogic SANs (PS4000 and PS4100) and a bunch of old HP Procurve switches. The current setup is very far from ...
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What is the default RAID-50 stripe size on a Dell EqualLogic PS6510?

We have a Dell EqualLogic PS6510 RAID Array. I have full access to the web-based "PS Group Manager" app, as well as the "SAN Headquarters" app. I have hunted high and low, and searched Google for ...
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Performance of Cluster Shared Volume file copy from SAN

I am hoping someone can help me out with a strange issue. We are running a Microsoft Failover Cluster with Server 2008 R2 and an Equallogic PS4000 SAN. Our main configuration has 2 Dell Poweredge ...
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Connecting to EqualLogic with Starwind Starport Initiator, login trouble?

We have a working iSCSI SAN, an EquallLogic, which runs fine with the Microsoft iSCSI initiator. With the Starport Initiator, we can't even connect. There's no login needed, neither local nor LDAP. ...
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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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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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Setting priority to NICs for iSCSI initiator connectivity to EqualLogic SAN

So we purchased an Dell Equallogic 4100 SAN and I have the privilege of connecting our 2 RHEL 5.1 R3 Oracle Financial servers to it with Multipath. I have 3 NICs on the server: ETH0 = 60.60.60.88/24 ...
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VMware vSphere 4.1 and BackupExec 2010

I'm sure a common problem with most shops is backups, their size, and the window in which you have to back up the data. What we are working with: VMware vSphere 4.1 Cluster PS4000XV Equallogic ...
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Gracefully Shutdown an Equalogic SAN

Like many others I have jumped on the VMware bandwagon. We are hosting all of our data on an Equalogic SAN and need a "gracefull" way to shut down the VMs and the SAN if the battery backups reach a ...
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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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Need help with estimating required bandwidth for SAN array to SAN array replication over WAN

I have a long-term goal of setting up a DR site in a colo somewhere and part of that plan includes replicating some volumes of my EqualLogic SAN. I'm having a bit of a difficult time doing this ...
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EqualLogic vs. PowerVault [closed]

Alright, looking at SAN options. We have a vendor we're working with, and they're obviously pushing EqualLogic hard. They just released the 4100 series which is a bit nicer, and they're trying to get ...
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Best practice Raid groups for EqualLogic PS6510X

We are thinking about purchasing 4 x EqualLogic PS6510X SANs (the Sumo boxes). Each has 48 x 600GB 10k SAS drives. They will be stacked to form a logical pool of storage (all in the same location). ...
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EQL-PS4000 Fail Over test?

This is been confusing me, I need to demo a controller failure. The PS4000 will only kick over to the secondary controller on physical failure. So link state will not work. Other that me tearing into ...
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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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Running SQL Server 2008 with an Equallogic PS-series [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Anyone have any experience with SQL over iSCSI on Equallogic boxes? We've currently got a dedicated Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 server that's quickly running out of ...
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SAN Suggestions for ESX? [closed]

I now need to start planning the replacement of our main ESX cluster. Implementation will be around December time but it suddenly doesn't seem that far away. Right now I have a pair of ESX hosts, ...
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Expected IOPS for log writing on PS6000X SAN?

Customer is experiencing poor Sybase ASE 15 performance on a PS6000X SAN with 16 X 450GB 10K in RAID-50. The server is a Dell R710 running 2003 server R2 64bit in ESX 4.0.0,256968 I've used sqlio to ...
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Lefthand SAN questions

I'm curious about Lefthand SAN solutions from HP. People from Dell have told me that Lefthand SAN's require at least two nodes and data must be mirroring between them so capacity is a half less ...
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Citrix XenServer iSCSI shared disk?

I am running Citrix XenServer Essentials 5.5, with VMs stored on an EqualLogic iSCSI shelf, using XenServer's StorageLink. I would like to create a "virtual disk" that can be attached to multiple ...
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Getting Partial / No Redundancy on VM's created on latest datastore

First some background. I'm in the process of upgrading my ESX servers from 3.5 to vSphere 4 and so far I have setup the new vCenter Server. Before I start the upgrade of the ESX, I needed more ...
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Need to change IP address of iSCSI SAN without disruption to service

We are in the process of a network redesign and I am now down to changing the IP address of the Equallogic iSCSI SAN that is in use by our VMware ESX servers. The Equallogic has three active ethernet ...
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Anyone have any experience with SQL over iSCSI on Equallogic boxes?

Anyone have any experience with SQL over iSCSI on Equallogic boxes? I have heard their iSCSI outperforms the competition. Also they say that spanning connections works for 2Gbps. Any thoughts on ...
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SQL Server disk design on an ISCSI SAN

Its standard practice to separate log and data files to separate disks away from the OS (tempdb, backups and swap file also) Does this logic still make sense when your drives are all SAN based and ...