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Critical Hardware Component Failure. C2F Power Module Has Insufficient Hold Time

February 15, 2017 Jordansphere Dell

Problem: A Dell Equallogic 6100X threw an alert via email. Upon logging into the GUI I could see secondary controller was showing a battery fail and the error :   Severity  Date and Time        Member          ID       Message                   […]

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Unable to Add Local Storage with Dell PERC in ESXi 5.0

June 10, 2015 Jordansphere Dell

Scenario: I had a Dell R730 which I wanted to install ESXi 5.0 on and implement into an exising test environment. The server had local storage which was to be used as a VMFS-5. ESXI 5.0 installed successfully but no Perc (H730 Mini) driver showed up in Storage Adapters.     Before I begin. ESXi 5.0 is NOT […]

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Intermittent iSCSI Connections to Dell MD3200i

September 4, 2014 Jordansphere Dell

Setup: 2 ESXI 5.0 hosts, connecting to a Dell MD3200i SAN via stacked Cisco switches. The setup has 3 LUNS. Problem: The small, private cloud with a webserver and backend DB server (amongst a few other servers ) became inaccessible from the outside world via HTTP/SSH etc. Upon inspection it appeared that the iSCSI storage was flapping. vCenter […]

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