Equallogic – Connection to the Server Could Not be Established

February 24, 2020 Jordansphere Equallogic

Problem I reconfgured the management IP address and default gateway of PS6210X whilst on site. I tested access before I left site. When I got back to the office I was unable to connect to the Group Manager although I could SSH successfully.   The following error appeared: Connection to the server could not be established     […]


Configuring Management IP Address via Equallogic CLI

April 20, 2018 Jordansphere Equallogic

Scenario: I installed a new EQL but didn't want to physically connect into the ISCSI network to configure the management IP addressing. An alternative is to use the CLI to configure the settings: Resolution: 1) Console to the EQL 2) Select the member you'd like to configure dr-eqlgrp01> member select dr-eql0 3)  Activate the Mangement NIC. […]


Reset Equallogic Password via CLI

April 20, 2018 Jordansphere Equallogic

Scenario: I wanted to re-delpoy a standalone Equallogic 6210X but had neither the password or even the IP address of the device Resolution: Steps  1) Console on the Equallogic and powercycle the device 2) Press CTRL+P on boot 3) Use the following commands: EQL> setenv RESETPASSWORD 1 EQL> reload This should reset the password back to […]


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                   […]


Updating Equallogic Firmware via CLI

January 12, 2017 Jordansphere Equallogic

Below is an output from the Equallogic firmware update process from 7.1.14 to 8.1.6. In this example I will be using FTP to transfer the file (kit_V8.1.6-R427114_2004107431.tgz) to the member (not group) and updating via the CLI Group name:            btn-eqlbackup-g1 ( Member name:        BTN-EQL6000E-BP1 (   1) FTP firmware to member […]


Single LUN Inactive on One Host

March 4, 2015 Jordansphere Equallogic

Scenario: I have 7 hosts connecting to an Equallogic Group (2 x 6000s). There are 3 LUNs visible to each host and locked down to specific ISCI IP range. ( eg All 6 hosts could see all 3 luns but one 1 host could only see 2 of the 3 LUNs available.  The protocol is […]


iSCSI Storage in VMware – A Quick Overview

September 10, 2014 Jordansphere Equallogic

Today I will be writing a very brief overview on iSCSI storage and how it fits into a VMware environment. In this example I will be referring to a small cloud I have set up using a 3 host ESXi (5.1)  cluster which connects to an Equallogic SAN using a software initiator.   What is iSCSI? iSCSI encapsulates […]


UNMAP – Reclaim Space on Equallogic via VMware Datastores

April 11, 2014 Jordansphere Equallogic

Scenario: We have a 2TB LUN thin provisioned on an Equallogic group. This is is used for a VMFS5 datastore on an ESXi 5.1 cluster. We were getting warnings from the SANs LUN is over our warning threshold. However, VMWare was reporting nowhere near that limit. Using the UNMAP facility available in ESXi 5.0u1 + we are […]


Equallogic Load Balancing

October 17, 2013 Jordansphere Equallogic

A have written a very brief overview of the techniques Equallogic use for load balancing in a storage pool. These can be split into 3 different components: 1) NLB – Network Load Balancer Depending on network load, Equallogic can redistribute ISCSI connections across Ethernet ports. This is accompolished automatically by using an inbuilt feature of iSCSI called redirection. The […]


NLB APLB CLB equallogic load balancing,

Flash LEDs on Equallogic via CLI

June 6, 2013 Jordansphere Equallogic

If you want to flash the LEDs on an Equallogic array whilst plugged into the Serial port (or via SSH/Telnet) then run these commands   When on the CLI: # member show This will output the member(s) information Name                 Status Version Disks Capacity FreeSpace Connections ——————– ——- […]


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