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How to manual config hot spare coverage for diskarray IBM DS and Dell MD series?

I have disk array with many expansion enclosure with mixed disk type (SAS 7.2k and SAS 15k for example). I want to have one hot spare per one enclosure. -Enclosure 0 with SAS 15k will have one ...
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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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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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Dell Compellent SAN with ESXi 5.1 iSCSI

I have a Compellent SAN that I am trying to point to my ESXi server through iSCSI. In the Compellent UI: i've created a volume. It, of course, says the volume is offline until you map it to a server. ...
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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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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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318 views

Dell Powerconnect 7024 and iSCSI on Dell PS6000

I am setting up an iSCSI environment for a Windows Server. I will be using 2 Dell Poweconnect 7024s , 1 Dell PS6000, and a Windows Server (2008 R2). I have more experience in fiber switches and EMC ...
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157 views

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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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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Is DELL R510 a right setup for a backup server [closed]

I am a programmer and doesn't have a knowledge on SAN. My boss asked me to get a quotation of SAN from a vendor. The vendor suggest the following setup for our SAN: File Server:DELL ...
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427 views

Dell MD3200i config query

Just a short query: I have a Dell Md3200i setup to serve LUNs to my 2 physical hosts and I'm running vSphere/ESXi v5 with a number of VM's. Is it normal behavior for ALL VM's and LUN's to run off the ...
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Working with Dell PowerVault MD3600 SAN

I've been tasked with looking at a couple of different IT projects. One of which is adding a DELL PowerVault MD3600i with 12 2TB HDDs in a RAID 5 or 6 combination. That's fine, no problems. My ...
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2answers
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Dell MD3220i Multipathing

our company recently purchased a Dell MD3220i with 24x 300GB SAS 10K disks for a project. To my great horror, the management tool does not seem to allow any ethernet bonding of the 2x4 ports even ...
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SAN choices for two server ESXi 4.0 cluster with vMotion and HA

I'm planning to move two separate vmware ESXi 4.0 hosts into a cluster to use the vMotion and HA capabilities of ESXi (essentials plus). Right now we have a dev vm host and a production vm host and ...
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389 views

MD3000i Hot Swap Drives

Are the drives needing to be hotswappable or does the SAN understand hotswap of any SATA/SAS drive?
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1answer
220 views

using EMC branded disk array with Dell/EMC branded CX3-20 head unit

Are there any problems or gotchas with using an EMC branded DAE3P with a Dell/EMC branded Clariion SAN? Obviously getting support for the array would be problematic, but other than that is there ...
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What are the most important aspects to consider when choosing a SAN for a small office virtualization project?

I am in the process of consolidating 6 physical servers running 6 different operating system flavors (don't ask) into two identical physical servers (Dell PowerEdge 2900), using the free VMware ESXi ...
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4answers
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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 ...