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  • Forum Thread: iSCSI connections to EMC San from Windows 2003 Server

    I have a Dell PowerEdge Server running Windows 2003 R2 64bit Server, installed with a QLogic QLE220 HBA directly connected on Side B of an EMC AX4-5 SAN. using the EMC Utility I have connected the SAN to the server with a fiber connection from the B side of the SAN. And can manage both the Side B...
  • Forum Reply: Re: No option available to enble Access Logix CX3-40f.

    I appriciate for your reply job is done. Bye Asim
  • Forum Thread: Same EMC LUNs with different SCSI device names on different systems

    I posted this in the Linux forum also. I'm desperate.... I have RHEL 5.3 on 3 (2950) servers running Oracle RAC clusterware. Qlogic HBAs to EMC Clariion using powerpath. Presented 1 new LUN in Storage Group visible to all servers. On server RAC03, ran Qlogic scan, then 'powermt config'...
  • Forum Thread: No option available to enble Access Logix CX3-40f.

    Hi, Could you please suggest why I am not able to see Access Logix enable option in CX 3-40 . Would you really appreciate for your kind support. Thanks Asim
  • Forum Thread: CX300 - only expensive Fibre Channel drives?

    Hi I have got a CX300, and wanted to put some more drives in it. I am right, I can only use these unbelievable expensive FC Hard Disks? Sorry for my English Thank you very much
  • Forum Thread: Upgrade Cx3-20 disks from 2Gb to 4 Gb

    Hello... We currently have a CX3-20 disk box (all 2Gb 10K disks) and we want to replace all the disks with new 15k 4Gb... (So we can run at 4Gb).. We purchased 15 x15k 4Gb disks... What is the best method for replacing the 10k Disks... just to start from the slot 0 and replace 1st disk...
  • Forum Thread: Website/email for correcting peripheral information.

    Hello. Can someone direct me to a website, email or phone number to correct Service Tag & Peripheral information on DELL EMC Storage equipment. I have two that have incorrect service tags associated with them in my systems & peripherals resource list. It isn't something I want to burden...
  • Forum Thread: Fault reported by SPS. Replace SPS

    I received the following 2 email alerts from our SAN the other day: Time Stamp 07/14/13 06:18:24 Event Number 940 Severity Error Host MSVOTTSAN1_SPA Storage Array APM00081700058 SPA Device Enclosure 0 SPS A Description Fault reported by SPS Replace the SPS Time Stamp 07/14/13 06:18:27 Event Number...
  • Forum Thread: AX100 randomly marking virtual disks offline

    My AX100 seems to be randomly marking virtual disks offline for no apparent reason. The status of virtual disks can be different depending on which SP I log into. There are no component failures. I can refresh the management page and then the virtual disk will be fine. Refresh again and it'll be...
  • Forum Reply: Re: iSCSI connections to EMC San from Windows 2003 Server

    I have the AX4-5 connected to the 2950 using an HBA Qlogic 220 on the server and directly to one side of the SAN. We will only connect this one SAN to this one server. I have the management ports connected to a Cisco 3750 switch and really don't know whether I'm able to manage the SAN from the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Windows 2008 Hyper-V running on EMC CX3-40f

    - are your 2 servers clustered? ( Yes.. Active/Passive ) - is each server cabled to both storage processors? ( Yes..Direct attached without Fabric Switch ) - are you using the latest EMC certified HBA driver? ( Base driver, HBAnyware utility 4.1a35 ) - which version of Powerpath did...
  • Forum Thread: Problems connecting an M610 Blade to an EMC AX150 SAN through a Brocade Silkworm 200e

    Hi, I hope someone is able to help me. I have two M610 Blades, one running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard x64 and the other running Windows Server 2003 R2 SE 32bit. The scenario is the same on both servers and the problem presents itself the same as well. I am trying to connect the blades, containing...
  • Forum Thread: Can we Replace SATA HDD with SAS HDD

    Hi I am have some question regarding HDD replacement, details are as under: 1 - In EMC NX4 if SAS HDD fail can we replace with SATA HDD? 2 - In EMC CX Serise Stoare if FC HDD Fail and SATA HDD Configure as HotSpare, Is it possible that SATA HDD take the place of FC HDD? I will appriciate...
  • Forum Reply: Re: No option available to enble Access Logix CX3-40f.

    Yes, after restarting of the management server on the 2 storage processors, it problem was fixed. Thanks Asim
  • Forum Reply: Re: No option available to enble Access Logix CX3-40f.

    Thanks for your respone, Yes this is very strange, me too haven't seen any, this is my first experience with such problem. After taking the Storage properties i could see only general tab and cache tab. i could not see memory tab,software tab and storage access tab as it is seen normally...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 2008 Hyper-V running on EMC CX3-40f

    Hi, I have EMC CX3-40f external storage it is directly connected (without FC switches) with two servers PE-2950. Windows 2008 Hyper-V enable on both servers I am using SQL on VM running on Hyper-V. I created Raid, Storage group and presented the LUNs to these two servers. I am able to...
  • Forum Thread: Setting up Dell EMC CX3-40f

    Need to setup a CS3-40f and do not have EMC Navisphere software to initialize the system. Further I am not sure how the management interface is IP'd or even if it has had an IP setup in the past therefore am unable to connect via the web-interface if the system has one. I am effectively starting...
  • Forum Thread: EMC to Compellent Volume Import

    I'm looking to see how to import a volume that lives on an EMC array to a Compellent. I'm hoping this can be a SAN to SAN copy without the Windows OS getting invovled. I am also hoping to have as little downtime as possible to the application. Does anyone know where I can get a setup guide for...