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  • 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: Increasing drive capacity on EQL PS4000 array

    Hello, I work for a school district up in Alaska and I am their server specialist. We have 3 PS4000 san arrays. San Group1- Server Farm -has two PS4000 members, both have 16 drives. -one array has 16 1TB disks, and the other array has 16 200GB disks San Group2- Direct Replication target...
  • Forum Thread: Help regarding Subnets and performance

    Hi Guys, first time posting here so be gentle. I am having some issues with the performance of my backups and I think to some extent the iSCSI speed from the VM Host. I'll give you the setup as it is and try and cover all configs to get plenty of details here for you. First off...
  • 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: 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...
  • Forum Thread: Dell EqualLogic, Hyper-V 2008 R2, Multi-Site Failover

    Hi all, I hope someone can help me. I have two Dell Equallogic PS SANs, one at DC1 and one at DC2. DC1 and DC2 are two sepearate geographical sites. I have a 1GB interconnect between each site. Both at DC1 and DC2 there are two Hyper-V 2008 R2 nodes in an isolated cluster. What I am looking to do...
  • 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: Basic SAN Connection Question - Connecting to corporate LAN

    Hi all, I'm new to the communities and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction on a SAN network question. We've just taken delivery of our first Equallogic PS4100 and will soon have an R620 with 2 quad port NIC cards and 2 * powerconnect switches. I've read all the...
  • Forum Thread: Large scale EqualLogic SAN Network Architecture

    Hi There, Just wandered if anyone has done a large scale Equallogic SAN environment where you have multiple groups with totaling over 30 arrays with multiple blade chassis and server hosts on a single non routable L2 network? Any recommendations or points would be a great help. Thanks
  • 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: Replication Report

    Hi Does anyone know of a way to have the equallogics send out a report on all the replication done for the last 24 hours? Thanks
  • Forum Thread: Slow Copying Files on Equallogic PS4100X - High Latency

    Hi all, Was hoping someone may be able to advise on a potential issue we're seeing with our SAN. Now I should mention that we're very new to Equallogic and this our fist SAN so we're learning at present. We are running Windows Server 2012 and have one drive connected to the PS4100X...
  • Forum Thread: Can EQL PS Storage Arrays Actually Replicate Hyper-V VMs? Marketing and Sales say YES. ASM says NO!

    Earlier this year we purchased two R610s and two 4000 series EQL PS Series SANs. The purpose of these was to set up a small Hyper-V cluster and then use the EQL PS replication to achieve a disaster recovery at a second location. The sales team advised us that the equipment would be fine for this purpose...
  • Forum Thread: PS3900XV performance issues?

    We've had a PS3900XV connected to some Linux servers for a couple of years now and we still can't seem to get decent performance out of it. Our configuration is: Dell 1950 Dual 2.6GHz X5355 Quad Cores with 20GB of RAM running Centos 5.4 Qlogic 4062 HBA Pair of Dell 6224 switches configured...
  • Forum Thread: PS6000 iSCSI setup

    I am setting up an iSCSI environment for a Windows Server. I will be using 2 Dell Poweconnect 7024s , 1 Dell PS6000, and a Windows Server (2008 R2). I have more experience in fiber switches and EMC VNX series SANs than I do with the Powerconnect and PS series products, so I have a few questions. 1...
  • Forum Thread: Transfer between pools

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  • Forum Thread: Equallogic SAN PS100 Reset

    I've got a PS100 Equallogic SAN that' I'm trying to rebuild. I entered the 'reset' command and now I'm trying to figure out how to log back into the unit. What's the default IP, or method to access the array after a reset? Do I need to connect to the unit via a serial cable...
  • 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: 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: unwanted email messages from EqualLogic SAN Headquarters service

    I get messages like the one below every 6 hours from my SAN. They're really annoying because I know I have allocated all the space, it's be design. Unfortunately, sometimes there is something else in the message that is unexpected and it often gets missed due to this ongoing spam. Isn't...