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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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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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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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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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Cannot login to ISCSI Target - hangs after sending login details

I have an ISCSI target volume, to which i am trying to connect using CentOS Linux server. Everything works fine, but cannot its stuck at login. Here are the steps i am performing: [root@neon ~]# ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...