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  • Forum Thread: How to solve the problem MD3000i WARNING: Restart by watchdog time out

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Adding 9767 symbols for standalone. Error 07/30/13-12:37:53 (GMT) (tRootTask): NOTE: I2C transaction returned 0x0423fe00 Reset, Power-Up Diagnostics - Loop 1 of 13600 Processor DRAM ...
  • Forum Thread: adding an additional raid 0 to an existing storage array already configured with raid 1 and raid 10

    Hi everyone. This is a bit beyond my scope of expertise, and any assistance will be greatly appreciated. We have a dell poweredge 2950 with a disk array. The dell has 2 x disks configured in raid 1, and an external disk array where 4 drives are in raid 1 and 4 drives in raid 10. I have added...
  • Forum Thread: Raid Storage Manager - ERROR

    Hi, We have a Dell poweredge SC420server. Last week we had a faild hard drive (HD), so i changed the 2nd hard drive to be in Port 0 and installed a new HD (same size but different make) to be in Port 1. I had some help to set the HD's up and now in the Raid Storage Manager i can see the second...
  • Forum Thread: MD3000i - Degraded channel / physical disk paths

    I have the Support files collected and need someone to take a look and tell me how to fix this. I will send via email to Dell support once I'm contacted. Failure Entry 1: DEGRADED_DRIVE_PATH Degraded physical disk paths: Channel: 0 Related physical disks: (0, 4) Individual Physical Disk...
  • Forum Thread: Dell EMC2 AX150I --Lost Boot OE (FLARE)

    I lost all 4 drives that carry the Flare OE on my AX150i. I have looked everywhere and cannot find the full download so I can try and recover the boot. If you have a copy of the flare OE for the AX I would really appreciate some assistance.
  • Forum Thread: MD1200 Orange Light

    Currently have a MD1200 connected via SAS Cable to a Server. Orange light on the MD1200 - Cannot access this through the Server to confirm what the error is. MD1200 basically acts as a external hard drive to the server. Checked the Hard Drives that are in MD1200 and are all ok and data is being stored...
  • Forum Thread: There are disk drives in this storage system that are not working properly.

    This is my first post, so please be kind:) I'm running a Dell AX4-5, 11 slots, 0-11. Slots 0-8 are good, I originally had my spare in slot 11, but it was getting an amber light and just kept saying empty. Bought a new drive, reseated it, still staying empty with an amber light. I tried moving...
  • Forum Thread: Reallocate disks on a CX300

    Is it possible to reallocate disks on a CX300? For example, Bus 0 Enclosure 0 Disk 13 that is allocated to LUN 3 and make it part of LUN30?
  • 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 Thread: PS6000XV, Hot Spare disk spinning ?

    Hello, We are doing a setup of a PS6000 XV and one question pop-up in our discution : Are the Hot Spare disks spinning or are they just in standby mode (not spinnig) ? I can't find this information writen back on white on the net. Regards, BenoitP
  • Forum Thread: Adding Drives to CX300

    Hello everyone! I have two CX300 SAN devices and would like to expand one of them. One is under maintenance and one is not. As such I would like to take the drives out of the off-maintenance device and put them into the on-maintenance one to expand the storage. I was just wondering if this is possible...
  • Forum Thread: Raid 1

    I mistakenly deleted array of raid 1 and iwant to create the array but it says all the files will be deleted.My main concern my primary disk because it contains data.Please help me !!!
  • Forum Thread: Used MD3000 problem

    Hello. I got a used MD3000 without hard disks. I have the resource cd and I connected the storage to my notebook (via ethernet cable) running W7 (just for test). I ran the configure MD3000 wizard, but it couldn't discover the storage. I used a DHCP server to be sure the notebook and the MD3000 gets...
  • Forum Thread: Equallogic RAID 50 question

    Hi, My environment is a s follow: 1 PS6000XV - RAID 50 - 500GB Volumes 1 PS600X - RAID 50 - 500GB Volumes VMware ESX3.5 As I start using the Equallogic, my goal is to spread the data through as many drives as possible, especially when it applies to database servers and the initial intention...
  • Forum Thread: PS6010 EqualLogic in Production with 8 300GB SAS HDD, Customer wants to add 8 more HDD

    Hi, With reference to above noted subject our respected customer have one PS6010 storage in production with 8 300GB HDD & now he is out of space, so my question is: How to add 8 more 300GB HDD in same raid group? Is it possible after add new HDD to increase the current LUN size without lossing...
  • Forum Thread: Dell EqualLogic MPIO

    I have three dell EqualLogics which i intend to use at one site with three R910's dell servers. On the switch level i also have three dell powerconnects that i have stacked. What would be the recommended redundancy path i should take for my SAN with regard to wiring? I also intend to use one EqualLogic...
  • Forum Thread: Designing Network for my new Equallogic SAN

    I have received shipment of my new PS6500ES (YAY!) along with 2 PowerConnect 6224 switches. I am not a networking guy. One thing that I don't understand is how I will connect to the 2 switches and the Equallogic array itself on order to manage them. My iSCSI traffic will all be addressed as...
  • Forum Thread: Questions regarding snapshot volume reserve and behavior

    We were getting cramped for space on our SAN and upon looking at it, I noticed that we had about 17 TB of space in use and 14 TB reserved for snapshots. This seems way too high taking into account how our data changes combined with what I've read. I'd like to pose an example and see if someone...
  • Forum Thread: Multiple Vendor NICs in MPIO to EqualLogic PS 4000

    Hi, We have two Dell R610s with 10 NICs connecting to a Dell EqualLogic PS 4000 SAN. The NICs on the R610s are as follows: Motherboard - 4 x Broadcom NICs Expansion Slot 1 - 2 x Broadcom NICs Expansion Slot 2 - 4 x Intel NICs (purchased later as Broadcom add-ins were out of stock for...
  • Forum Thread: BLADE M1000 EQUAL LOGIC PS600

    1-BLADE M1000 2-SERVER MODEL M600 1-EQUAL LOGIC PS 6000 1-SWITCH PowerConnect 2464 10-UTP-CERTIFIED CAT-6 ALL CONNECTED WORKSTATIONS 1-GB Keep all ESTADARES INFRASTRUCTURE THIS IS A PART OF WHICH I HAVE IN MY OTHER DATA CENTER EQUIPMENT ARE MORE SERVER 2850 and Dell PowerConnect with...
  • Forum Thread: Specifying a non-replicated datastore for transient data using array-based replication and VMware SRM

    Hi all, Apologies if this has been asked already, but I've searched and come with nothing on this. The basic problem is that it does not appear to be possible to take quiesced virtual machine snapshots with the EqualLogic Host Integration Tools for VMware (HIT/VE) in an environment that is...
  • Forum Thread: Equallogic pools

    Hi, I just bought a Equallogic boks. nr.2, I joined it to the existing group configured with a different RAID level, and made a pool. This array is slower than the one I allready have, I was thinking of transfering 3 volumes from the old one to the new boks, so I could free up some space for my...
  • Forum Thread: vmware standalone 5.1 complains about block size for Equallogic ISCSI storage

    Good Morning, I am trying to convert a very large file server to a vm, it has 2 partitions, 1 40GB (os) and 1 large 6TB, when I try to convert it i get an error that the iSCSI share does not support copies of this size, please check the file system block size? is there a quick fix to this? Thanks...
  • Forum Thread: adding 2nd ps6100 member ith bigger disk size

    Hi guys, just a quick question. currently have a ps6100e storage with 24x 1 TB disks which we are using for our vmware infrastructure. Will be purchasing another ps6100e, like to know if i have to have the same size 24x 1tb disks or can i go with 24x 2tb disks inthe new member ??? will there be any...
  • Forum Thread: Two PS4000 Equallogic arrays

    Hi, I have one PS4000 array today, set up with 8x 300 GB SAS disks. This is set up with RAID 50 and 2 hot spare disks. Now I need more diskspace, and since 8 new SAS discs cost almost the same as the new array with 8 SATA discs I decided to buy a new array. I have devided my volume on the existing...