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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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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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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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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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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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705 views

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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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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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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2answers
357 views

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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386 views

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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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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2answers
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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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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 ...