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Destination Folder Access Denied error when accessing SAN share (EMC Celerra File Server)

There is a shared folder hosted on an EMC SAN to which Everyone has Full Control to the share's root. The SAN's Administrators group is set as the shared folder's owner. Beneath the root are a number ...
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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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205 views

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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1answer
185 views

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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EMC CX3-10c Fault Condition won;t clear

We have an old CX3-10c from Dell that had both Standby Power Supplies (SPS) fail. This obviously caused a fault on the system and disabled the cache. We have replaced the SPS's and they test fine as ...
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4answers
101 views

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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1answer
147 views

vSphere 5 and Powerpath/VE?

I am in the process of setting up our vSphere 5 environment. With previous version of vSphere I have used the native pathing with VMware but I now want to investigate Powerpath/VE since it now works ...
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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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2answers
960 views

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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1answer
515 views

SAN design: File & Block level access?

The short question: can I share file and block level traffic on the same SAN? Perhaps more importantly, should I? The gory details are below... I'm hopefully putting the finishing touches on a new ...
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3answers
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Disk-to-disk backup to same storage array?

We're looking to get a new SAN, and so we're re-examining our storage, network and backup issues. Our plan is to get an EMC VNXe 3100 with SAS drives for production data, then buy an expansion shelf ...
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What could be the best practice while allocating so that I/O performance is high

I have a question on planning. Recently, I got a request to create 2 625GB Luns (clariion cx-240), FC Connected, to ESX server 4.0 (four new hosts). I don't know the application they would be running. ...
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is provisioning storage in VMAX difficult?

is provisioning storage in VMAX difficult? I am not getting any sort of training from my manager .There's going to be requests fro the clients in provisioning storage to their hosts (cluster, stand ...
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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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1answer
235 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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3answers
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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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2answers
600 views

NDMP NAS for HP EVA4400 SAN

We use EMC Celerra filer for our EMC array and it supports NDMP.n remote site we have EVA4400 HP SAN and it seems that our only option for NAS is Windows Storage Option. What if we want to use ...
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558 views

What is good book for administration & configuration of Storage logical arrays?

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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EMC PowerPath or MultiPath?

We are using a SAN for our datastorage. I recently got the SAN connected to a CentOS 5.3 server by using the EMC PowerPath software along with the Navisphere Agent running on CentOS. However I have ...
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EMC CLARiiON - merge raid groups, retain LUN's

Not sure this is possible, but... Let's say you have two raid groups, each striped across 6 disks. Group 1 has 2 LUNs, Group 2 has two LUNs - is it possible to merge the raid groups (i.e. gain ...