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How do i get EMC hard drives to work in a Dell Poweredge R510?

Recently I have acquired a Dell Poweredge R510 12 bay LFF 2U server without any drives. I made an impulse buy for 12x 3TB hard drives because they were a great deal and i didn't think much in the way ...
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Setup snapshot and backup with Commvault Intellisnap with EMC Unity

We have an Dell\EMC Unity 650F box with some NAS create and Commvault as backup system. We try to use Commvault to manage storage file system snapshot with Intellisnap. The documentation said we ...
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DELL PERC H730 RAID Performance Problems

I purchased a Dell EMC R740 with 8 Intel S3520 SATA 6 Gbps SSD drives. The problem I have is that no matter what RAID configuration I select I seem to be limited to roughly 5 Gbps. I would think ...
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What is that big orange knob on EMC Unity 600 series storage processors?

There is a big orange knob on the storage processors, for example, see the following picture (which show storages equipped with two storage processors, therefore we talk about these, in total 4 orange ...
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emc bios default password

I have a EMC server that hasn't been used for a while and I am trying to repurpose it. I am having trouble getting into the bios as it seems to be locked behind a password by default. Hardware: EMC ...
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RedHat: MultipathPackage Compatibility

I have an old RedHat5 server I can't upgrade the OS and new san XtremeI/O storage EMC recommended to install device-mapper-multipath 0.4.9-72 as a native multipath package.But the only available ...
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EMC ScaleIO vs Starwind Virtual SAN

I'm setting a test lab to evaluate best solution for future production use. The production farm intended for an SMB, so budget is present, but it is also limited. Goal for production: 3 ...
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ESXi FibreChannel Woes

I just recently got VMWare ESXi installed on one of our servers. I installed some fibre channel cards (QLogic) and for some unknown reason they show up in the storage adapters tab as an ISCSi Adapters....
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EMC NS-480 Celerra - Way to verify which iSCSI initiators are currently connected to a LUN?

In the NS-480 or a given Celerra NAS, is there a way to verify which iSCSI initiators are actually CURRENTLY CONNECTED to a given LUN? I can see how to look at the LUN MASKs in Unisphere and see ...
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hp proliant not recognizing emc sas drives

We have lots of 2.5'' SAS drives from a decomissioned EMC AX4 array (Seagate Savvio 10k.3), and would like to install on HP Proliant 360pG7. Proliant does not detect those drives, is there something ...
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Is it possible to dynamically resize emc lun which is using powerpath

*I have the below mount which is coming from EMC storage and uses powerpath drivers .Now Storage has resized this to 1.5 TB , is it possible to resize this in host without any downtime . [root@...
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cifs shared mount on linux doesn't read folder

I have CIFS share from EMC storage which is mounted on Linux and also on other windows & mac machines. At Linux server, CIFS share mounted with mount.cifs. My linux server has php code running on ...
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Setting up Bitlocker on a VNX5300 Network Access Storage ( NAS )

Whether it is possible to have Bitlocker ( Windows 2008 Server - Encryption ) enabled on NAS Storage Server which is access by multiple users ? We are using VNX 5300 NAS Storage.
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Differences between HP and EMC SAN

I've managed Dell's EMC and Equallogic SANs in the past. I was recently put in charge of a Hewlett-Packard P2000 SAN. HP and EMC use slightly different terminology. I'd like to confirm I understand HP'...
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What trouble will I have when running a SAN past its support lifetime?

We are replacing a Clariion CX320 SAN because it is old (7.5 years). It has been otherwise very reliable. Yes, we have replaced a lot of disks, battery modules, and maybe even one of the controllers,...
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Does a dead LUN path cause an increase in I/O times on the remaining LUN path(s)?

We use an EMC SAN appliance. There are 2 'paths' from the cluster to the SAN. Today we experienced that one of the LUN paths was 'dead' (as reported in the windows event logs). Presumably the ...
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Replicate EMC LUN to AWS. Is it possible?

Is it possible to replicate a LUN from our EMC VNX5300 to Amazon Web Services? This would be for a disaster recovery scenario. I've talked to AWS and they said to talk to EMC. I've talked to several ...
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Does AIX support Advanced Format (4k sector size) SAN LUNs?

I am working with an EMC XtremIO storage array that utilizes SSD devices that use a native 4 KB sector size instead of the traditional 512 B size. I am attaching an IBM AIX 7.1 server to the array. I ...
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EMC Networker and symbolic links

When investigating EMC Networker setup, I found a strange issue. I have a job set up to save /oracle from a server. On that server, /oracle is a symbolic link to /TEMPORAL/oracle When I check the ...
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No LUNs visible on ESXi 5.5 using Brocade 825 connected to EMC VNX 5300

We've just bought a new Dell PowerEdge R620 to replace the oldest of our 3 hosts in our vSphere cluster. The existing hosts are connected to our EMC VNX 5300 SAN using gigabit ethernet which is a ...
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How to put a backup window for Networker job?

I need to configure a Networker job than needs to start at a fixed time and to finish if it has not completed at a certain (later) time. That is, it has a fixed window. But I do not manage to find ...
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EMC VNXe GNU Source Code

Does anyone know where EMC host their GNU source code for VNXe products? We are tired with calling Delhi/Idaho for them to dial in to fix trivial issues and would like to figure out the algorithm of ...
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EMC PowerPath Support Matrix

I know this is a stupid question, but I've found nothing online. Does anyone know where EMC has hidden the support matrix documentation so that I know what version of PowerPath is supported with ...
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Link rate between EMC DAE and HBA

I have a EMC DAE (KTN-STL4) drive cage directly connected to a HP Proliant server using a QLogic QLE2560 HBA. I'm using copper cable between the HBA card and the DAE. On the controller card in the DAE ...
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Trouble with EMC vNXE and Cisco Catalyst Configuration for vSphere 5.5

Good afternoon, we have recently purchased -two Cisco Catalyst 2960-x switches -two Dell PowerEdge 320R server -1 EMC vNXE 3300-1 storage device I'm having a difficult time configuring the ...
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VSPEX vs vBlock [closed]

I've been reading about storage and the next two solutions (reference architecture / converged) made me a little confused whether is more advantageous to go with one of another assuming the following ...
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How to change / replace a failed “system” disk on EMC Clariion CX500?

On the first DAE, the first 5 disks are considered "special" because they host the OS of the storage array. One of those 5 disks is faulty : what is the procedure to change it? By the way, what ...
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How to setup a “last day of month” schedule in Networker?

I need to set up a "Last day of the month" schedule in EMC Networker V8.0.1 I have actually set up it as: Period: Week Action: skip skip skip skip skip skip skip Override: full last day every month ...
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UCS FC Adapter Aborts

So here's the scenario, and I'm hoping @Chopper3 can chime in here. For our SAN fabric, we have a pair of Cisco MDS 9513 FC switches with three EMC frames and four Cisco UCS domains directly attached. ...
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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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Exchange management console: added columns don't persist after closing and reopening

I feel silly for even posting this, but when I open the EMC, go to Organization Configuration/ Mailbox/ Database Management -> click on one of the databases, I see the member servers and their ...
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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. An ...
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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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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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Using EMC DAEs standalone

I've got a number of EMC DAEs filled with drives, for free. I'd love to use them, as they total to around 30TB, with possibly more available from the same recycling facility. As of right now I can ...
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Can I mount a share to an EMC array?

I would like to mount an NFS share to an EMC array enlarging it's capacity until we can expand the EMC environment. I have a cheap Synology with 12TB of storage I would like to use to expand it for a ...
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What is a proper procedure for unplugging fiber chanel from ESXi

In my DC admins have to unplug my FC connection from ESXi5 (from EMC VNX) (temporary, some maintance works). I have never done that before and have some doubt about my own procedure... My first ...
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EMC + erase LUNS from EMC storage by tool/script

the following link explain how to destroy LUNS / RAID configuration manual VIA Navisphere GUI http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2012/04/emc-delete-lun-raid-group/ my question - I want to find ...
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HP SAS HDD in an EMC VNX storage?

Would it be possible to use HP SAS 6G DP 300GB 10K SFF drives in an EMC VNX 5100 storage unit, which currently holds EMC 10K SFF drives (these are really Seagate Savvio 10K.5 SFF drives). Generally, ...
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RAID 10 or RAID 50 on 16x 900 GB 10K SFF disks

What type of RAID would you recommend for a single storage segment across 16 of 900 GB 10K SAS SFF disks on an EMC VNX 5100 storage unit? Disk 17 is a hot-spare. RAID 10, RAID 50 or something else? ...
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What does powercf do on the Solaris file system or EMC storage?

When I run powercf command on my Solaris machine, what changes does this command do on the EMC storage, or on Solaris file system? From the manual: DESCRIPTION During system boot on Solaris ...
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How can I monitor an EMC VNXe3100 with Nagios?

I've "Googled" a lot and there's some stuff for other products (Clariion & Celerra). I didn't find any Nagios plugin or script for VNXe. I got the vnxe_alert.mib but it's really not convenient ...
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EMC storage - set login/password VIA naviseccli command

I have two NETRA machines that connected to EMC storage ( EMC flare 28 ) I installed Solaris 10 on both NETRA machines my question - is it possible to set the login and password for EMC storage by: ...
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EMC/Exchange Powershell not running as administrator or without correct privs

I have an AD/Exchange 2010 setup that usually works pretty well. However, after installing Outlook 2010 on the server and choosing to "remember the password" for a user who is not an administrator, ...
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Directly connected HP server and CX4 with fibre

I have direcly connected (with fibre) a HP ProLiant BL460c G7 with a EMC CX4. I installed VMWare Esxi 5.0. The problem is that cx4 cannot connect to the blade. It seems that there is no connectivity ...
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Routinely unable to remove qla2xxx module under CentOS

I routinely cannot unload the Qlogic fibre module qla2xxx under CentOS 5 or 6. These machines are running StorNext cvfs, EMC powerpath and hostagent. Nothing else should ever be touching the fibre. ...
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Nagios / snmp - client side requirement?

I have an EMC NX4 that Im trying to monitor via Nagios. The command being sent is check_snmp -H<server> -P1 -Cpublic -oDISMAN-EVENT-MIB::sysUpTimeInstance -r Timeticks What I get back is ...
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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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How do I disconnect users from a file stored on a NAS?

We recently migrated our file servers from a Windows file server to an EMC VNXe NAS device. Previously, when a user needed into a critical file that someone else had open and the situation warranted, ...
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VM NetWorker server loses hard drive every night

Running EMC NetWorker server on a Server 2008 R2 w/ sp1 VM running on ESXi host. The VMDK is stored on a VNXe machine along with the VMDKs for all the other VM servers our organization runs. None of ...