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Dell PowerVault MD3000i Support Note

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  • Page 1 Power rVault MD300 0i storage solu ution. NOTE: Only d rivers and firmw ware released by Dell are support ted. For the lates st driver and firmware relea ases, see the Do ownloads section n at support.dell. .com. w to Differ...
  • Page 2 NIC teaming is only supported with VMware ESX server √ √ and Citrix XenServer Dell Edition. Dell recommends that you enable your switch Spanning √ √ Tree setting to Port Fast when using with the MD3000i iSCSI ports and host server ethernet ports. (The Port Fast...
  • Page 3 Windows Server ® 2003 Cluster environment and up to sixteen nodes in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Cluster environment. Connecting an MD3000i and an MD3000 to the same host √ is not supported. Table 3. Considerations Dell PowerVault Data MD3000i Support Matrix...
  • Page 4 NICs in the same host will use the same iSCSI name. The name will identify the host and the NICs will not be identifiable. Dell MPP drivers are required for multi-path support (refer √ √ to Table 10). Linux open framework dm-mpp (multi-path) drivers are not supported with the MD3000i.
  • Page 5: Supported Operating Systems

    Statement of Support When the MD3000i is connected to non-Dell supplied networking components or servers, Dell Technical Support will provide "best effort" technical assistance in troubleshooting those components. For any additional support, users will be referred to the provider of the non-Dell supplied equipment.
  • Page 6 Windows Server 2008 supporting √ √ KB950050 needed. Hyper-V Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 are not supported. Windows Server 2008 R2 √ Microsoft Hyper-V Server supporting Hyper-V 2008 and Microsoft Hyper-V ‫׀‬ Dell PowerVault Data MD3000i Support Matrix...
  • Page 7 V10.0 x64 Service Pack 2, Service Pack 3 (2.6 kernel; No XEN support) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server √ V11 and V11 SP1 x64 (2.6 kernel; No XEN support) XEN kernel not supported √ √ Dell PowerVault Data MD3000i Support Matrix...
  • Page 8: Supported Iscsi Initiators

    Server V11.0 SUSE Linux Enterprise built in built in Server V10.0 SUSE Linux Enterprise built in built in scsi_mod-sles9sp3-dkms.noarch.rpm Server V9.0 (SUSE v9 SP3 only) iscsi-88.31.2_sles9sp31dkms. noarch.rpm (SUSE v9 SP3 only) ‫׀‬ Dell PowerVault Data MD3000i Support Matrix...
  • Page 9 100 M Mb/s switches s for out-of-b band mana gement path hs are recomm mended. NOTE: Dell Powe erConnect 5324 4 is not supporte ed on MD3000i for use with th e iSCSI host po orts. Dell Po werVault Data M...
  • Page 10 D3000i they m must be runn ning the supp ported iSCSI initiator, opera ting system, network com mponents, and d the Dell M PIO or MPP driver. ported Ex xpansion Enclosur The M MD3000i sup pports up to t two MD1000 expansion en nclosures.
  • Page 11 Seagate (Barracuda ES.1) SATA 500 GB 7.2K RPM ST3500630NS Seagate (Barracuda ES.1) SATA 750 GB 7.2K RPM ST3750640NS Seagate (Barracuda ES.2) SAS 500 GB 7.2K RPM ST3500620SS Seagate (Barracuda ES.2) SAS 750 GB 7.2K RPM ST3750630SS Dell PowerVault Data MD3000i Support Matrix...
  • Page 12 Management Software Supported with the MD3000i (Windows servers) Software First Gen. Second Gen. Notes MD3000i 1.2.153, 2.2.0.18, A11 Resource CD Dell Modular 02.71.G6.07 03.35.G6.50 Component of Resource CD. This version also Disk Storage supports management of the MD3000. Manager ‫׀‬ Dell PowerVault Data MD3000i Support Matrix...
  • Page 13 Provider MPIO driver 01.02.36.19 01.03.0306.409 Multipath software—installed during MDSM host or typical installation. VMware Download plugin executable from Dell driver vCenter plugin support web site. For 32 bit Windows, download and install SMIA-vCenter-WS32-01.00.3650.0007.exe. For 64 bit Windows, download and install SMIA-vCenter-WSX64-01.00.3650.0007.exe.
  • Page 14 PowerVault M MD3000i does not t support Device e-Mapper Multip path for Linux ba ased solutions. ported La anguages Dell PowerV Vault MD Sto orage Manage er is available e in the follow wing languag ges: Englis sh, Simplified...
  • Page 15 Windows Server www.dell.com/hyper-v Refer to Windows 2008 Hyper-V 2008 Virtualization Dell Edition Solution Guide for Solution reference configuration information Exchange Server www.dell.com/exchange Refer to the ESRP Articles for Solution the MD3000i ESRP article Dell PowerVault Data MD3000i Support Matrix...
  • Page 16 Single Cont troller (Simplex stan ndalone (one or 2 two-node cluster Ethernet o) host server management port D3000i RAID 5 corporate , public or closure (single private ne etwork ntroller) ‫׀‬ Dell PowerVault Dat ta MD3000i Supp port Matrix...
  • Page 17 Servers, Single- -Path Data, Dual l Controllers (Du uplex) stan ndalone (up to Ethernet MD3000i RA r) host server managem ment port Enclosure (du controllers) corp porate, public o priv vate network Dell Po werVault Data M MD3000i Support t Matrix...
  • Page 18 Dual Controlle (Dup plex) stan ndalone (one or 2 two-node cluster Ethernet o) host server management port D3000i RAID 5 corporate , public or closure (single private ne etwork ntroller) ‫׀‬ Dell PowerVault Dat ta MD3000i Supp port Matrix...
  • Page 19 Data, Single Controller (Sim plex) up to 16 stan dalone 2 SAN (Gigabit Ethernet host servers hernet switch) managem ment port MD3000i RA rporate, public Enclosure (si ngle private network controller) Dell Po werVault Data M MD3000i Support t Matrix...
  • Page 20 3 clusters, up to 16-n node Windows 2008 8 clusters, or a mbination of tiple clusters non-clustered serv D3000i RAID corporate e, public or losure (dual private n network cont trollers) ‫׀‬ Dell PowerVault Dat ta MD3000i Supp port Matrix...
  • Page 21 Enclosure e Cabling Con nfigurations Figure 6. Proper Cabl ing of Expansion n Enclosures in a Single-Contro ller Configuratio on slot 0 slot 1 mplex MD3000i Storag ge Array xpansion enclosures Dell Po werVault Data M MD3000i Support t Matrix...
  • Page 22 Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.