Dell PowerVault MD3000i Manuals

Manuals and User Guides for Dell PowerVault MD3000i. We have 15 Dell PowerVault MD3000i manuals available for free PDF download: Cli Manual, Getting Started, User Manual, Hardware Owner's Manual, Update Manual, Installation And Troubleshooting Manual, System Installation Manual, Information Update, Tuning Manual, Upgrade Manual, Support Note, Configuration Manual, Replacement Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Cli Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Cli Manual (236 pages)

Command Line Interface Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Software | Size: 1.13 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
About The Command Line Interface13................................................................................................................................................................
How To Use The Command Line Interface14................................................................................................................................................................
Usage Notes15................................................................................................................................................................
Cli Commands16................................................................................................................................................................
Command Line Parameters18................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting Considerations24................................................................................................................................................................
Detailed Error Reporting24................................................................................................................................................................
Exit Status25................................................................................................................................................................
Usage Examples27................................................................................................................................................................
About The Script Commands29................................................................................................................................................................
Script Command Structure30................................................................................................................................................................
Script Command Synopsis32................................................................................................................................................................
Recurring Syntax Elements34................................................................................................................................................................
Usage Guidelines40................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Comments To A Script File41................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring A Storage Array43................................................................................................................................................................
Determining What Is On Your Storage Array44................................................................................................................................................................
Saving A Configuration To A File47................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Create Virtual Disk Command48................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Auto Configure Command53................................................................................................................................................................
Modifying Your Configuration55................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Storage Array Password56................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Smtp And Snmp Alerts56................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Raid Controller Module Clocks57................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Storage Array Host Type57................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Modification Priority58................................................................................................................................................................
Assigning Global Hot Spares59................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Snapshot Feature61................................................................................................................................................................
Using Host Servers To Create An Initial Snapshot Virtual Disk63................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Snapshot Virtual Disk63................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Snapshot Virtual Disk Feature64................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Snapshot Virtual Disk With User-assigned Physical Disks64................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing Host Servers To Create An Initial Snapshot Virtual Disk65................................................................................................................................................................
Creating The Initial Snapshot Virtual Disk66................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Snapshot Virtual Disk With Software-assigned Physical Disks67................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Snapshot Virtual Disk By Specifying A Number Of Physical Disks69................................................................................................................................................................
User-defined Parameters70................................................................................................................................................................
Names Of Snapshot Virtual Disks And Repository Virtual Disks72................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Snapshot Virtual Disk Settings73................................................................................................................................................................
Stopping And Deleting A Snapshot Virtual Disk74................................................................................................................................................................
Re-creating The Snapshot Virtual Disk75................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing Host Servers To Re-create A Snapshot Virtual Disk75................................................................................................................................................................
Re-creating A Snapshot Virtual Disk76................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Virtual Disk Copy Feature77................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Virtual Disk Copy78................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Virtual Disk Copy Feature79................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Virtual Disk Copy Candidates79................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing Host Servers To Create A Virtual Disk Copy80................................................................................................................................................................
Copying The Virtual Disk81................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing Virtual Disk Copy Properties82................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Virtual Disk Copy Settings83................................................................................................................................................................
Recopying A Virtual Disk84................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing Host Servers To Recopy A Virtual Disk85................................................................................................................................................................
Recopying The Virtual Disk86................................................................................................................................................................
Stopping A Virtual Disk Copy87................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Copy Pairs87................................................................................................................................................................
Interaction With Other Features88................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Partitioning88................................................................................................................................................................
Snapshot Virtual Disks89................................................................................................................................................................
Maintaining A Storage Array91................................................................................................................................................................
Routine Maintenance91................................................................................................................................................................
Running A Media Scan91................................................................................................................................................................
Running A Consistency Check93................................................................................................................................................................
Resetting A Raid Controller Module94................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling Raid Controller Module Data Transfer94................................................................................................................................................................
Resetting Battery Age94................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Persistent Reservations94................................................................................................................................................................
Synchronizing Raid Controller Module Clocks95................................................................................................................................................................
Locating Physical Disks95................................................................................................................................................................
Performance Tuning95................................................................................................................................................................
Monitoring Performance96................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Raid Levels97................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Segment Size97................................................................................................................................................................
Defragmenting A Disk Group98................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting And Diagnostics98................................................................................................................................................................
Collecting Physical Disk Data98................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnosing A Raid Controller Module99................................................................................................................................................................
Recovery Operations100................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Raid Controller Module Operational Mode100................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Raid Controller Module Ownership101................................................................................................................................................................
Initializing A Physical Disk101................................................................................................................................................................
Reconstructing A Physical Disk102................................................................................................................................................................
Initializing A Virtual Disk102................................................................................................................................................................
Redistributing Virtual Disks103................................................................................................................................................................
Script Commands105................................................................................................................................................................
Command Formatting Rules106................................................................................................................................................................
Commands Listed By Function108................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Group Commands108................................................................................................................................................................
Enclosure Commands108................................................................................................................................................................
Host Topology Commands109................................................................................................................................................................
Iscsi Commands109................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Disk Commands110................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Controller Module Commands111................................................................................................................................................................
Session Command111................................................................................................................................................................
Show String Command111................................................................................................................................................................
Snapshot Commands111................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Array Commands111................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Commands113................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Copy Commands113................................................................................................................................................................
Commands Listed Alphabetically114................................................................................................................................................................
Accept Storage Array Pending Topology114................................................................................................................................................................
Activate Storage Array Firmware114................................................................................................................................................................
Autoconfigure Storage Array114................................................................................................................................................................
Autoconfigure Storage Array Hot Spares116................................................................................................................................................................
Check Disk Consistency117................................................................................................................................................................
Clear Physical Disk Channel Statistics118................................................................................................................................................................
Clear Storage Array Configuration118................................................................................................................................................................
Clear Storagearray Eventlog118................................................................................................................................................................
Clear Storage Array Firmware Pending Area119................................................................................................................................................................
Clear Virtual Disk Reservations119................................................................................................................................................................
Create Host120................................................................................................................................................................
Create Host Group121................................................................................................................................................................
Create Host Port121................................................................................................................................................................
Create Iscsi Initiator122................................................................................................................................................................
Create Raid Virtual Disk (automatic Physical Disk Select)123................................................................................................................................................................
Create Raid Virtual Disk (free Capacity Base Select)126................................................................................................................................................................
Create Raid Virtual Disk (manual Physical Disk Select)128................................................................................................................................................................
Create Snapshot Virtual Disk131................................................................................................................................................................
Create Virtual Disk Copy135................................................................................................................................................................
Delete Disk Group137................................................................................................................................................................
Delete Host138................................................................................................................................................................
Delete Host Group138................................................................................................................................................................
Delete Host Port139................................................................................................................................................................
Delete Iscsi Initiator139................................................................................................................................................................
Delete Virtual Disk140................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnose Raid Controller Module141................................................................................................................................................................
Disable Storage Array Feature144................................................................................................................................................................
Download Enclosure Management Module Firmware144................................................................................................................................................................
Download Physical Disk Firmware145................................................................................................................................................................
Download Storage Array Firmware/nvsram146................................................................................................................................................................
Download Storage Array Nvsram147................................................................................................................................................................
Download Storage Array Physical Disk Firmware148................................................................................................................................................................
Enable Raid Controller Module149................................................................................................................................................................
Enable Storage Array Feature Key149................................................................................................................................................................
Recopy Virtual Disk Copy150................................................................................................................................................................
Recover Raid Virtual Disk151................................................................................................................................................................
Re-create Snapshot153................................................................................................................................................................
Remove Virtual Disk Copy155................................................................................................................................................................
Remove Virtual Disk Lun Mapping156................................................................................................................................................................
Repair Virtual Disk Consistency157................................................................................................................................................................
Reset Raid Controller Module157................................................................................................................................................................
Reset Storage Array Battery Install Date158................................................................................................................................................................
Reset Storage Array Iscsi Baseline158................................................................................................................................................................
Reset Storagearray Sasphybaseline159................................................................................................................................................................
Reset Storage Array Virtual Disk Distribution159................................................................................................................................................................
Revive Disk Group160................................................................................................................................................................
Revive Physical Disk160................................................................................................................................................................
Save Enclosure Log Data161................................................................................................................................................................
Save Physical Disk Log161................................................................................................................................................................
Save Raid Controller Module Nvsram162................................................................................................................................................................
Save Storage Array Configuration162................................................................................................................................................................
Save Storage Array Events163................................................................................................................................................................
Save Storage Array Iscsi Statistics164................................................................................................................................................................
Save Storage Array Performance Statistics165................................................................................................................................................................
Save Storage Array Sas Phy Counts165................................................................................................................................................................
Save Storage Array State Capture166................................................................................................................................................................
Save Storage Array Support Data166................................................................................................................................................................
Set Controller166................................................................................................................................................................
Set Disk Group169................................................................................................................................................................
Set Enclosure Attribute170................................................................................................................................................................
Set Enclosure Identification171................................................................................................................................................................
Set Host171................................................................................................................................................................
Set Host Group173................................................................................................................................................................
Set Host Port174................................................................................................................................................................
Set Iscsi Initiator175................................................................................................................................................................
Set Iscsi Target Properties176................................................................................................................................................................
Set Physical Disk Channel Status177................................................................................................................................................................
Set Physical Disk Hot Spare178................................................................................................................................................................
Set Physical Disk State178................................................................................................................................................................
Set Session179................................................................................................................................................................
Set Snapshot Virtual Disk180................................................................................................................................................................
Set Storage Array182................................................................................................................................................................
Set Storage Array Enclosure Positions184................................................................................................................................................................
Set Storage Array Icmp Response184................................................................................................................................................................
Set Storage Array Isns Server Ipv4 Address185................................................................................................................................................................
Set Storage Array Isns Server Ipv6 Address186................................................................................................................................................................
Set Storage Array Isns Server Listening Port187................................................................................................................................................................
Set Storagearray Isnsserverrefresh188................................................................................................................................................................
Set Storage Array Time188................................................................................................................................................................
Set Unnamed Discovery Session188................................................................................................................................................................
Set Virtual Disk189................................................................................................................................................................
Set Virtual Disk Copy194................................................................................................................................................................
Show Current Iscsi Sessions194................................................................................................................................................................
Show Disk Group195................................................................................................................................................................
Show Host Ports196................................................................................................................................................................
Show Physical Disk196................................................................................................................................................................
Show Physical Disk Channel Statistics198................................................................................................................................................................
Show Physical Disk Download Progress199................................................................................................................................................................
Show Raid Controller Module200................................................................................................................................................................
Show Raid Controller Module Nvsram201................................................................................................................................................................
Show Storage Array202................................................................................................................................................................
Show Storage Array Autoconfigure204................................................................................................................................................................
Show Storage Array Host Topology206................................................................................................................................................................
Show Storage Array Lun Mappings206................................................................................................................................................................
Show Storage Array Negotiation Defaults206................................................................................................................................................................
Show Storage Array Pending Topology207................................................................................................................................................................
Show Storage Array Unreadable Sectors207................................................................................................................................................................
Show String208................................................................................................................................................................
Show Unconfigured Iscsi Initiators208................................................................................................................................................................
Show Virtual Disk209................................................................................................................................................................
Show Virtual Disk Action Progress210................................................................................................................................................................
Show Virtual Disk Copy211................................................................................................................................................................
Show Virtual Disk Copy Source Candidates212................................................................................................................................................................
Show Virtual Disk Copy Target Candidates212................................................................................................................................................................
Show Virtual Disk Performance Statistics212................................................................................................................................................................
Show Virtual Disk Reservations213................................................................................................................................................................
Start Disk Group Blink214................................................................................................................................................................
Start Disk Group Defragment214................................................................................................................................................................
Start Enclosure Blink215................................................................................................................................................................
Start Iscsi Dhcp Refresh215................................................................................................................................................................
Start Physical Disk Blink216................................................................................................................................................................
Start Physical Disk Initialize216................................................................................................................................................................
Start Physical Disk Reconstruction217................................................................................................................................................................
Start Storage Array Blink217................................................................................................................................................................
Start Virtual Disk Initialization217................................................................................................................................................................
Stop Disk Group Blink218................................................................................................................................................................
Stop Enclosure Blink218................................................................................................................................................................
Stop Iscsi Session218................................................................................................................................................................
Stop Physical Disk Blink219................................................................................................................................................................
Stop Snapshot219................................................................................................................................................................
Stop Storage Array Blink220................................................................................................................................................................
Stop Storage Array Physical Disk Firmware Download220................................................................................................................................................................
Stop Virtual Disk Copy220................................................................................................................................................................
Sample Script Files223................................................................................................................................................................
Configuration Script Example 1223................................................................................................................................................................
Configuration Script Example 2226................................................................................................................................................................
Index229................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell PowerVault MD3000i Getting Started

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Getting Started (144 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Speaker System | Size: 7.26 MB
Table of contents
System Features5................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications12................................................................................................................................................................
Erste Schritte45................................................................................................................................................................
Technische Daten54................................................................................................................................................................
Procedimientos Iniciales101................................................................................................................................................................
Dell PowerVault MD3000i User Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i User Manual (120 pages)

User's Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Software | Size: 0.66 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
About This Guide11................................................................................................................................................................
User Interface11................................................................................................................................................................
Summary Tab12................................................................................................................................................................
Configure Tab12................................................................................................................................................................
Modify Tab12................................................................................................................................................................
Tools Tab13................................................................................................................................................................
Iscsi Tab13................................................................................................................................................................
Support Tab13................................................................................................................................................................
Other Information You May Need14................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Storage Array15................................................................................................................................................................
Access Virtual Disk15................................................................................................................................................................
Out-of-band And In-band Management16................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Storage Arrays17................................................................................................................................................................
Automatic Discovery Of Storage Arrays17................................................................................................................................................................
Manual Addition Of A Storage Array17................................................................................................................................................................
Naming Storage Arrays18................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Storage Arrays18................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Storage Array19................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Array Support Data21................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Password21................................................................................................................................................................
Password Guidelines22................................................................................................................................................................
Resetting A Password22................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Serial Cable22................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup For Password Reset23................................................................................................................................................................
Reset Password24................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Expansion Enclosure Id Numbers25................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Alert Notifications25................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring E-mail Alerts25................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Snmp Alerts27................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Settings28................................................................................................................................................................
Starting Or Restarting The Host-agent Software In Windows28................................................................................................................................................................
Starting Or Restarting The Host-agent Software In Linux29................................................................................................................................................................
Using Iscsi31................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Iscsi Tab31................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Iscsi Target Authentication32................................................................................................................................................................
Entering Mutual Authentication Permissions32................................................................................................................................................................
Creating Chap Secrets32................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Iscsi Target Identification34................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Iscsi Target Discovery (optional)34................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring The Md3000i Iscsi Host Ports35................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Iscsi Host Ports Settings35................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing Or Ending An Iscsi Session36................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing Iscsi Statistics And Setting Baseline Statistics37................................................................................................................................................................
Edit, Remove, Or Rename Host Topology38................................................................................................................................................................
Event Monitor41................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Event Monitor41................................................................................................................................................................
Disabling The Event Monitor42................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Host43................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Host Access43................................................................................................................................................................
Automatic Configuration44................................................................................................................................................................
Manual Configuration (using Sas Hba)44................................................................................................................................................................
Manual Configuration (using Iscsi)45................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Host Access46................................................................................................................................................................
Host Groups47................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Host Group47................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Host To A Host Group47................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Host From A Host Group48................................................................................................................................................................
Moving A Host To A Different Host Group48................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Host Group49................................................................................................................................................................
Host Topology49................................................................................................................................................................
Host Context Agent50................................................................................................................................................................
I/o Data Path Protection51................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Groups And Virtual Disks53................................................................................................................................................................
Creating Disk Groups And Virtual Disks54................................................................................................................................................................
Manual Configuration55................................................................................................................................................................
Hot Spare Drive Protection58................................................................................................................................................................
Automatically Configuring Hot Spares58................................................................................................................................................................
Manually Configuring Hot Spares59................................................................................................................................................................
Host-to-virtual Disk Mapping60................................................................................................................................................................
Creating Host-to-virtual Disk Mappings60................................................................................................................................................................
Modifying And Removing Host-to-virtual Disk Mapping60................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Controller Ownership Of The Virtual Disk61................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Partitioning61................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Group And Virtual Disk Expansion62................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Group Expansion62................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Expansion62................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Group Migration63................................................................................................................................................................
Export Disk Group63................................................................................................................................................................
Import Disk Group64................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Array Media Scan65................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Media Scan Settings66................................................................................................................................................................
Suspending The Media Scan66................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Services67................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Service67................................................................................................................................................................
Volume Shadow-copy Service67................................................................................................................................................................
Premium Feature-snapshot Virtual69................................................................................................................................................................
Disks69................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Snapshot Virtual Disk Using The Simple Path70................................................................................................................................................................
About The Simple Path71................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing Host Servers To Create The Snapshot Using The Simple Path71................................................................................................................................................................
Creating The Snapshot Using The Simple Path73................................................................................................................................................................
Click Next74................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Snapshot Virtual Disk Using The Advanced Path75................................................................................................................................................................
About The Advanced Path75................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing Host Servers To Create The Snapshot Using The Advanced Path76................................................................................................................................................................
Creating The Snapshot Using The Advanced Path78................................................................................................................................................................
Specifying Snapshot Virtual Disk Names80................................................................................................................................................................
Snapshot Repository Capacity81................................................................................................................................................................
Re-creating Snapshot Virtual Disks82................................................................................................................................................................
Disabling A Snapshot Virtual Disk82................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing Host Servers To Re-create A Snapshot Virtual Disk83................................................................................................................................................................
Re-creating A Snapshot Virtual Disk84................................................................................................................................................................
Premium Feature-virtual Disk Copy85................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Virtual Disk Copy For An Mscs Shared Disk86................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Read/write Permissions87................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Copy Restrictions88................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Virtual Disk Copy89................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing Host Servers To Create A Virtual Disk Copy89................................................................................................................................................................
Copying The Virtual Disk90................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Array Performance During Virtual Disk Copy91................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Copy Priority91................................................................................................................................................................
Stopping A Virtual Disk Copy92................................................................................................................................................................
Recopying A Virtual Disk92................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing Host Servers To Recopy A Virtual Disk93................................................................................................................................................................
Recopying The Virtual Disk94................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Copy Pairs95................................................................................................................................................................
Premium Feature-32 Partitions97................................................................................................................................................................
Firmware Downloads99................................................................................................................................................................
Downloading Raid Controller And Nvsram Packages99................................................................................................................................................................
Downloading Both Raid Controller And Nvsram Firmware100................................................................................................................................................................
Downloading Only Nvsram Firmware101................................................................................................................................................................
Downloading Non-redundant Mscs Nvsram Firmware101................................................................................................................................................................
Downloading Physical Disk Firmware102................................................................................................................................................................
Downloading Emm Firmware103................................................................................................................................................................
Firmware Upgrade To 07.xx103................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Problems107................................................................................................................................................................
Recovery Guru107................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Array Profile107................................................................................................................................................................
Device Health Conditions107................................................................................................................................................................
Smrepassist Utility108................................................................................................................................................................
Support Information Package109................................................................................................................................................................
Unidentified Devices110................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering From An Unidentified Storage Array110................................................................................................................................................................
A Enclosure Hardware Replacement113................................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance, And Configuration113................................................................................................................................................................
Considerations113................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Inserting Enclosure Management Modules On Attached Expansion Enclosures113................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Emm From The Expansion Enclosure113................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting An Emm Into An Expansion Enclosure113................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Inserting Physical Disks114................................................................................................................................................................
Md3000 Maintenance Considerations114................................................................................................................................................................
Md3000 Cluster Configuration Guidelines For Standalone Host Servers115................................................................................................................................................................
Index117................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell PowerVault MD3000i Hardware Owner's Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Hardware Owner's Manual (106 pages)

RAID enclosure  
Brand: Dell | Category: Enclosure | Size: 1.56 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
About Your System9................................................................................................................................................................
Overview9................................................................................................................................................................
Enclosure Features9................................................................................................................................................................
Modular Disk Storage Manager11................................................................................................................................................................
Other Information You May Need11................................................................................................................................................................
Connection Components12................................................................................................................................................................
About The Enclosure Connections12................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Features13................................................................................................................................................................
Indicators On The Enclosure Bezel13................................................................................................................................................................
Front-panel Indicators And Features14................................................................................................................................................................
Back-panel Indicators And Features18................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Controller Modules18................................................................................................................................................................
Cache Functions And Features24................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply And Cooling Fan Features24................................................................................................................................................................
Using Your Raid Enclosure27................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Disks, Virtual Disks, And Disk Groups27................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Disks28................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Disk States28................................................................................................................................................................
Self-monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology (smart)29................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disks And Disk Groups30................................................................................................................................................................
Supported Raid Levels31................................................................................................................................................................
Raid 031................................................................................................................................................................
Raid 131................................................................................................................................................................
Raid 532................................................................................................................................................................
Raid 1032................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level Usage32................................................................................................................................................................
Segment Size33................................................................................................................................................................
Hot Spares And Rebuild33................................................................................................................................................................
Global Hot Spares33................................................................................................................................................................
Hot Spare Operation33................................................................................................................................................................
Rebuild34................................................................................................................................................................
Media Errors And Unreadable Sectors34................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Operations And Features35................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Operations35................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Group Operations37................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Background Operations Priority39................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Migration And Disk Roaming40................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Features42................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Partitions42................................................................................................................................................................
Host Types44................................................................................................................................................................
Snapshot Virtual Disks44................................................................................................................................................................
Snapshot Repository Virtual Disk45................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Service46................................................................................................................................................................
Volume Shadow-copy Service46................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Copy47................................................................................................................................................................
Using Snapshot And Disk Copy Together48................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Redundancy And Failover48................................................................................................................................................................
Redundancy And Non-redundancy49................................................................................................................................................................
Multi-path Software49................................................................................................................................................................
When A Raid Controller Module Is Replaced Or Removed50................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Controller Failover Modes51................................................................................................................................................................
Thermal Shutdown52................................................................................................................................................................
Updating Enclosure Firmware52................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Controller Module Firmware52................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Disk Firmware53................................................................................................................................................................
Expansion Enclosure Firmware53................................................................................................................................................................
Best Practices And Recommendations54................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Enclosure Components55................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Replacing The Front Bezel55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Physical Disks56................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Physical Disks From The Enclosure57................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Sas Physical Disks In The Enclosure58................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing A Raid Controller Module60................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Raid Controller Module60................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Raid Controller Module61................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing A Raid Controller Module Backup Battery Unit62................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing The Power Supply/cooling Fan Module64................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Power Supply/cooling Fan Module64................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Power Supply/cooling Fan Module65................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing The Control Panel66................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Control Panel66................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Control Panel67................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing The Midplane68................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Your Enclosure71................................................................................................................................................................
Safety First-for You And Your Enclosure71................................................................................................................................................................
Start-up Routine71................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting External Connections72................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting A Wet Enclosure72................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting A Damaged Enclosure73................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Power Supplies73................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Enclosure Cooling Problems75................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting A Fan75................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Sas Physical Disks76................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Enclosure Connections77................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Controller Failures And Lockdown Conditions78................................................................................................................................................................
Invalid Enclosure78................................................................................................................................................................
Ecc Errors78................................................................................................................................................................
Pci Errors79................................................................................................................................................................
Critical Conditions79................................................................................................................................................................
Noncritical Conditions79................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help81................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance81................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service82................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services82................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service83................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Enterprise Training83................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order83................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information83................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit83................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call84................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell84................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary87................................................................................................................................................................
Dell PowerVault MD3000i Update Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Update Manual (94 pages)

Modular Disk system Updating Storage Arrays to Support SATA Physical Disks  
Brand: Dell | Category: Storage | Size: 5.39 MB
Dell PowerVault MD3000i Installation And Troubleshooting Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Installation And Troubleshooting Manual (80 pages)

storage arrays with microsoft windows  
Brand: Dell | Category: Storage | Size: 4.76 MB
Table of contents
Troubleshooting Guide1................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction5................................................................................................................................................................
Overview5................................................................................................................................................................
Cluster Solution6................................................................................................................................................................
Cluster Hardware Requirements6................................................................................................................................................................
Cluster Nodes7................................................................................................................................................................
Cluster Storage8................................................................................................................................................................
Cluster Storage Management Software9................................................................................................................................................................
Supported Cluster Configurations11................................................................................................................................................................
Other Documents You May Need14................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling Your Cluster Hardware17................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling The Mouse, Keyboard, And Monitor17................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling The Power Supplies17................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling Your Public And Private Networks20................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling Your Public Network21................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling Your Private Network21................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dual-port Network Adapters For Your Private Network22................................................................................................................................................................
Nic Teaming22................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling The Storage Systems23................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling The Cluster In A Non-redundant Configuration23................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling The Cluster In Direct-attached Redundant Configuration25................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling The Cluster In Network-attached Redundant Configuration27................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Poweredge Cluster To Multiple Powervault Md3000i Storage Systems29................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing Your Systems For Clustering31................................................................................................................................................................
Cluster Configuration Overview31................................................................................................................................................................
Installation Overview33................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Iscsi Nics34................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Microsoft Iscsi Software Initiator35................................................................................................................................................................
Installing And Configuring The Storage Management Software35................................................................................................................................................................
Installing And Configuring The Shared Storage System37................................................................................................................................................................
Installing And Configuring A Failover Cluster63................................................................................................................................................................
A Troubleshooting65................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tools72................................................................................................................................................................
Known Issues74................................................................................................................................................................
B Cluster Data Form75................................................................................................................................................................
Iscsi Configuration Worksheet77................................................................................................................................................................
Index79................................................................................................................................................................
Dell PowerVault MD3000i System Installation Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i System Installation Manual (68 pages)

Modular Disk System  
Brand: Dell | Category: Network Storage Server | Size: 0.57 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction7................................................................................................................................................................
System Requirements7................................................................................................................................................................
Management Station Hardware Requirements7................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction To Storage Arrays8................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Installation9................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Configuration Planning9................................................................................................................................................................
About The Enclosure Connections9................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling The Enclosure10................................................................................................................................................................
Redundancy Vs. Nonredundancy10................................................................................................................................................................
Direct-attached Solutions10................................................................................................................................................................
Network-attached Solutions13................................................................................................................................................................
Attaching Md1000 Expansion Enclosures15................................................................................................................................................................
Expanding With Previously Configured Md1000 Enclosures16................................................................................................................................................................
Expanding With New Md1000 Enclosures17................................................................................................................................................................
Software Installation19................................................................................................................................................................
System Assembly And Startup19................................................................................................................................................................
Install The Iscsi Initiator Software (iscsi-attached Host Servers Only)19................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Iscsi Initiator On A Windows Host Server20................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Iscsi Initiator On A Linux Host Server20................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Md Storage Software23................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Md Storage Software On An Iscsi-attached Host Server (windows)23................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Md Storage Software On An Iscsi-attached Host Server (linux)25................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Dedicated Management Station (windows And Linux)27................................................................................................................................................................
Documentation For Windows Systems28................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing Resource Cd Contents28................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Manuals28................................................................................................................................................................
Documentation For Linux Systems29................................................................................................................................................................
Array Setup And Iscsi Configuration31................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Start31................................................................................................................................................................
Terminology31................................................................................................................................................................
Iscsi Configuration Worksheet32................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Iscsi On Your Storage Array35................................................................................................................................................................
Using Isns35................................................................................................................................................................
Step 1: Discover The Storage Array (out-of-band Management Only)36................................................................................................................................................................
Default Management Port Settings36................................................................................................................................................................
Automatic Storage Array Discovery36................................................................................................................................................................
Manual Storage Array Discovery36................................................................................................................................................................
Set Up The Array37................................................................................................................................................................
Step 2: Configure The Iscsi Ports On The Storage Array39................................................................................................................................................................
Step 3: Perform Target Discovery From The Iscsi Initiator40................................................................................................................................................................
If You Are Using Windows Server 2003 Or Windows Server 2008 Gui Version40................................................................................................................................................................
If You Are Using Windows Server 2008 Core Version40................................................................................................................................................................
If You Are Using Linux Server41................................................................................................................................................................
If You Are Using Rhel 5 Or Sles 10 Sp142................................................................................................................................................................
Step 4: Configure Host Access44................................................................................................................................................................
Understanding Chap Authentication45................................................................................................................................................................
What Is Chap45................................................................................................................................................................
Target Chap45................................................................................................................................................................
Mutual Chap45................................................................................................................................................................
Chap Definitions46................................................................................................................................................................
How Chap Is Set Up46................................................................................................................................................................
Step 5: Configure Chap Authentication On The Storage Array (optional)47................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Target Chap Authentication On The Storage Array47................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Mutual Chap Authentication On The Storage Array48................................................................................................................................................................
Step 6: Configure Chap Authentication On The Host Server (optional)49................................................................................................................................................................
If You Are Using Sles10 Sp1 Via The Gui53................................................................................................................................................................
Step 7: Connect To The Target Storage Array From The Host Server54................................................................................................................................................................
If You Are Using Windows Server 2003 Or Windows Server 2008 Gui54................................................................................................................................................................
If You Are Using A Linux Server56................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The Status Of Your Iscsi Connections57................................................................................................................................................................
Step 8: (optional) Set Up In-band Management58................................................................................................................................................................
Premium Features59................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tools59................................................................................................................................................................
Uninstalling Software61................................................................................................................................................................
Uninstalling From Windows61................................................................................................................................................................
Uninstalling From Linux62................................................................................................................................................................
Guidelines For Configuring Your Network For Iscsi63................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Host Setup63................................................................................................................................................................
Linux Host Setup64................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Tcp/ip On Linux Using Dhcp (root Users Only)65................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Tcp/ip On Linux Using A Static Ip Address (root Users Only)65................................................................................................................................................................
Index67................................................................................................................................................................
Dell PowerVault MD3000i Getting Started

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Getting Started (58 pages)

Getting Started Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Storage | Size: 3.48 MB
Table of contents
Getting Started1................................................................................................................................................................
System Features5................................................................................................................................................................
Supported Operating Systems6................................................................................................................................................................
Other Information You May Need6................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Technical Assistance7................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications12................................................................................................................................................................
Autres Informations Utiles21................................................................................................................................................................
Recursos Do Sistema33................................................................................................................................................................
Componentes Del Sistema47................................................................................................................................................................
Desembalaje Del Sistema50................................................................................................................................................................
Dell PowerVault MD3000i Information Update

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Information Update (58 pages)

Information Update  
Brand: Dell | Category: Storage | Size: 1.38 MB
Table of contents
Increasing Bandwidth With Multiple Iscsi Sessions5................................................................................................................................................................
Modular Disk Storage Manager7................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level Migration Requirements8................................................................................................................................................................
Md Storage Manager39................................................................................................................................................................
Dell PowerVault MD3000i User Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i User Manual (46 pages)

Dell MD Storage Array vCenter Plug-in User’s Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Software | Size: 2.62 MB
Table of contents
Notes And Cautions2................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Overview5................................................................................................................................................................
Installation Requirements6................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Configurations7................................................................................................................................................................
Software Installation8................................................................................................................................................................
Application And Vcenter Server Configuration9................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring The Storage Administrator Role10................................................................................................................................................................
Modifying Or Creating A Role10................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A User Id To A Role13................................................................................................................................................................
No Access14................................................................................................................................................................
Ssl Certificate Management14................................................................................................................................................................
Enhanced Ie Security15................................................................................................................................................................
Uninstalling The Dell Storage Vcenter Plug-in16................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Md Storage Vcenter Plug-in Features17................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Storage Arrays17................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A New Storage Array18................................................................................................................................................................
Networking Configuration For Software Iscsi Storage19................................................................................................................................................................
Activate Multipathing For Software Iscsi Initiator20................................................................................................................................................................
Esx Host Configuration Wizard22................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Array Summary25................................................................................................................................................................
Create Disk Group26................................................................................................................................................................
Making Lun Decisions28................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Predictive Scheme To Make Lun Decisions29................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Adaptive Scheme To Make Lun Decisions30................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Virtual Disk30................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Snapshot Virtual Disk31................................................................................................................................................................
Disabling And Re-creating Snapshots32................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Virtual Disk Copy33................................................................................................................................................................
Mapping A Virtual Disk35................................................................................................................................................................
Datastores View38................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Array Event Log39................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting40................................................................................................................................................................
Application Server Logs40................................................................................................................................................................
Common Errors41................................................................................................................................................................
Maximize Client Performance42................................................................................................................................................................
Preventing Slow Script Warning Messages42................................................................................................................................................................
Manually Unregistering The Dell Md Storage Vcenter Plug-in42................................................................................................................................................................
Restrictions44................................................................................................................................................................
Conclusions45................................................................................................................................................................
Dell PowerVault MD3000i Tuning Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Tuning Manual (32 pages)

Dell PowerVault MD3000/MD3000i Array Tuning Best Practices  
Brand: Dell | Category: Storage | Size: 0.38 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Audience And Scope4................................................................................................................................................................
Performance Tuning Overview4................................................................................................................................................................
Components That Influence Storage Performance4................................................................................................................................................................
Basic Approach To Performance Tuning4................................................................................................................................................................
Application Software Considerations5................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring The Md3000/md3000i6................................................................................................................................................................
Determining The Best Raid Level6................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting A Raid Level - High Write Mix Scenario8................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting A Raid Level - Low Write Mix Scenario8................................................................................................................................................................
Choosing The Number Of Drives In A Disk Group8................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Location And Capacity9................................................................................................................................................................
Virtual Disk Ownership10................................................................................................................................................................
Calculating Optimal Segment And Stripe Size10................................................................................................................................................................
Cache Settings12................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Virtual Disk-specific Write Cache And Write Cache Mirroring12................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Virtual Disk-specific Read Cache Pre-fetch12................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Storage Array Cache Block Size13................................................................................................................................................................
Tuning Using Array Performance Data14................................................................................................................................................................
Collecting Performance Statistics14................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level14................................................................................................................................................................
I/o Distribution15................................................................................................................................................................
Stripe Size16................................................................................................................................................................
Write Algorithm Data19................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Cli Performance Monitor21................................................................................................................................................................
Other Array Considerations22................................................................................................................................................................
Global Media Scan Rate22................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Virtual Disk-specific Media Scan22................................................................................................................................................................
Premium Feature Performance22................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Optimal Performance From Snapshot22................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Optimal Performance From Virtual Disk Copy22................................................................................................................................................................
Considering The Host Server(s)23................................................................................................................................................................
Host Hardware Platform23................................................................................................................................................................
Considering The Server Hardware Architecture23................................................................................................................................................................
Sharing Bandwidth On The Dell™ Md3000i With Multiple Nics23................................................................................................................................................................
Sharing Bandwidth With Multiple Sas Hbas24................................................................................................................................................................
Considering The System Software25................................................................................................................................................................
Buffering The I/o25................................................................................................................................................................
Aligning Host I/o With Raid Striping25................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A: Obtaining Additional Performance Tools27................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix B: System Troubleshooting28................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix C: References29................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix D: Glossary Of Terms30................................................................................................................................................................
Dell PowerVault MD3000i Upgrade Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Upgrade Manual (28 pages)

Upgrading Your Dell PowerVault MD3000i From Simplex to Duplex Mode  
Brand: Dell | Category: Enclosure | Size: 1.49 MB
Dell PowerVault MD3000i Support Note

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Support Note (22 pages)

MD3000i Support Matrix  
Brand: Dell | Category: Storage | Size: 0.46 MB
Dell PowerVault MD3000i Configuration Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Configuration Manual (10 pages)

Configuration for VMware ESX Server Software  
Brand: Dell | Category: Storage | Size: 0.39 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents2................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction3................................................................................................................................................................
Architectural Setup3................................................................................................................................................................
Iscsi Connectivity Support4................................................................................................................................................................
Powervault Md3000i Storage Setup And Configuration4................................................................................................................................................................
Iscsi Software Initiator Configuration On Esx Server5................................................................................................................................................................
Configure Iscsi Storage On Esx Server8................................................................................................................................................................
References9................................................................................................................................................................
Dell PowerVault MD3000i Replacement Manual

Dell PowerVault MD3000i Replacement Manual (4 pages)

Replacing a RAID Controller Module in a Single-Controller MD3000i  
Brand: Dell | Category: Storage | Size: 0.23 MB

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