Equallogic

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

February 15, 2017 Jordansphere Equallogic

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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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 (192.168.74.230) Member name:        BTN-EQL6000E-BP1 (192.168.74.231)   1) FTP firmware to member […]

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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 172.17.16.0/24). All 6 hosts could see all 3 luns but one 1 host could only see 2 of the 3 LUNs available.  The protocol is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Changing Equallogic Replication Target

June 6, 2013 Jordansphere Equallogic

Scenario: I have a Equalliogic Group (Lets call this Group1 which has a single PS4000X  member – FW 5.1.2) which replicates a 2TB volume to Group2 (PS6000XV – FW 5.2.8). I wanted to stop this and replicate it to Group3 ( PS6100X  – FW 6.0.4)   Firstly you’ll need to check if it is possible/compatible […]

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Change Group Membership Password on Equallogic Group

May 23, 2013 Jordansphere Equallogic

Scenario: I needed to add another Equallogic to our existing group but couldn’t remember the group membership password (or  to be more accurate , the password I had stored didn’t work!) This is extremely easy and has no affect on the running/settings of the current group. Firstly telnet or SSH to your device (make sure […]

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Permanently Unpresent a LUN in ESXi 5.x and Equallogic – 6 Simple steps

May 17, 2013 Jordansphere Equallogic

The following is a quick tutorial on removing a VMFS datastore from an ESXi host 1) Do the pre-requsite checks Ensure : – The datastore is not part of the Datastore Monitoring (HA). – SIOC is disabled on the datastore. – The datastore is not part of a SDRS cluster OR part of a datastore […]

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