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How to Reset a Dell EqualLogic PS6100 Without Password or Serial Access

I have before me a Dell EqualLogic PS6100 with two Type 11 (green) controllers. I have been tasked with refurbishing the unit ready for resale for an IT waste recycling firm. My boss is one of those ...
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Dell EqualLogic PS6010E Network Setup

We recently got a PS6010E and going through setup, I put in all the IP info we are planning on using, and when I get to the part where it says to go to http://[group-ip-addr], I am unable to connect. ...
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Which RAID level for virtual machines in SAN

I have Dell EqualLogic PS5000E iSCSI Array. I have connected this SAN in servers directly. I used Jumbo Frames. In this case, everything is ok. My storage is ~25TB. Now, I need to choose, which RAID ...
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Trying to get a Dell EqualLogic PS6000 up and running, may need a reset as well

I have a possibly unused Dell EqualLogic PS6000, but I can't figure out how to get it up and running. Or even where to start really. It was previously owned by another company, but when they sold it ...
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Why is Group Manager reporting different space available than VSphere?

I received a warning that 84% of a datastore is being used from my EqualLogic Group Manager. The 1TB LUN shows that 857.74 GB are in-use. When I go to VSphere and look at the datastore it shows that ...
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About Equallogic Dell storages controller replacement ? Active /Passive

Regarding Dell Equallogic storage arrays, is it possible to replace the active controller module despite the fact that it's processing volume I/O? If not, what should I do before replacing it?
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Resetting EqualLogic PS6000XV iSCSI SAN Storage

K, so some background first. Just started working for this company as their sort of backup IT person. They have a bunch of projects that they never have to the time to work on, one such project is ...
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Replacement drives for Equallogic PS6210X?

I'm searching for a replacement drive for a 1.2TB 10K 12Gb/s 2.5" hard drive that is showing multiple failures. A Dell representative has stated that p/n: 400-AHNG will work. I also see a very ...
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MSSQL I/O performance degraded after SAN consolidation?

Recently I have consolidated all our Dell Equallogic SANs into the same group; previously each SAN was in its own group. They are all populated with 15k RPM SAS drives in RAID 6 so I haven't bothered ...
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Prevent corruption on ext3 Linux Vms running on Xenserver after Equallogic hung for 45 minutes

I face a problem today with my Storage Equallogic PS4000E, they get stucked for 45 minutes then goes up and running normally, no logs, no nothing to help us discover what happens. Well, I run a ...
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Old Disk Size Showing in Explorer

We recently added a second iSCSI disk array to an existing disk array group. This added 6TB to our pool. In the pool we have 3 volumes. I added 2TB of free space to each of the 3 volumes. If I login ...
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VMWare and storage virtualization solution [closed]

I'd like to use the capabilities of two Dell EqualLogic SAN and a VMWare vSphere 6 installation to implement a storage virtualization solution. Basically I'd like to put virtual SAN layer above my ...
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Will a Dell Equallogic PS-M4110 use both Fabric A1 and A2?

Does anyone know if this SAN when configured to run on Fabric A of a Dell M1000e should be able to work on either A1 or A2? I have one configured along with Force 10 - MXL 10/40 switches in Fabric A. ...
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With a Dell Equallogic, how can I see the individual RAID 5 arrays in a RAID 50 policy?

I have a Dell Equallogic PS4000 with the policy set to RAID 50. I can't see in the Group Manager where there are multiple arrays to make the RAID 50. Are they created automatically in the background,...
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Ethernet link goes down and comes back up on server reboot

We have a DELL R610 server connected to a DELL PowerConnect 5424 switch. This switch is connected to a DELL Equallogic SAN. The DELL R610 serves as a MySQL Database server, the SAN provides the data ...
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MySQL intermittently fails to come up when data directory is configured on SAN via iSCSI

I am running Ubuntu Linux 14.04.2 on a Dell R610 Server. This box is used to host the MySQL service for my applications. The MySQL data directory is mounted on DELL SAN Equallogic so this box is also ...
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How to choose the right rack and UPS?

I have two configurations: 10 Dell PE R720 servers, 2 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 4 Dell N3000 Switches, 1 N4000 switch 20 Dell PE R820, 1 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 2 Dell N3000 Switches, 1 ...
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How are Dell Equallogic Snapshots different from a Clone as it relates to disk space consumption?

I have a volume that is 125GB in space. Each snapshot I have is 125GB, exactly. I thought snapshots only grabbed data that changed, using its pointers. If not what the difference between a snapshot ...
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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 ST3450856SS/...
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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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iSCSI SAN RAID 10 Performance — Poor Read, Good Write

I have a EqualLogic PS4000 SAN unit with the latest firmware, setup in RAID 10. I have 3 2TB Volumes on the SAN shared out via iSCSI on 2 eth ports on two different subnets. I have moved a test server ...
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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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Need to copy 100 TB of data from Dell EQL NAS to another Dell NAS, what is the best and fastest method?

I have a Dell Equallogic NAS group, capacity 500 TB. Need to move off 100 TB out of it to another similar NAS group. Storage arrays are PS6500E (5 of them in one group) and NAS heads are FS7500. ...
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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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Should I install some OS on Dell EqualLogic PS4100 array to use it as storage only? [closed]

I have Dell PowerEdge Server R710 on which I installed ESXi. I also have a storage array, Dell EqulLogic PS4100. I would like to use my array as the storage only, I mean, using ESXi with vCenter ...
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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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Can a Dell Equallogic have an SMB share or are they only iSCSI?

Is it possible to set up an SMB share on a Dell Equallogic 4100, or is it solely iSCSI? I can't find anything but iSCSI. I would like to access the data over SMB (\\myequallogic) shares as opposed ...
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Is is possible to span “infinitely” across multiple Dell Equalogic devices?

I was looking at Dell Equalogic devices, the PS4100E. It says you can have two PS4100 boxes for 36TB each. Am I reading that right? What if I want to have more space? Can I span to more 4100E ...
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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: 10.0....
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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 Equallogic, 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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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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ESXi 5.0 iSCSI Timeout increase to upgrade Equallogic Firmware

As I understand it one can upgrade the firmware on a Dell Equallogic server in about 15 seconds and it can be done whilst an ESXi host is connected and VMs are running but that the iSCSI timeout value ...
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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 ...