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Quick Links. Table of Contents. Replacing a raid controller module in a single-controller mdi 4 pages. Dell powervault md storage array vmware vcenter plug-in installation and configuration guide 63 pages. Integrated dell remote access controller 6 version 1. Page 2 Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. User Interface Summary Tab. Page 4 Setting a Password Password Guidelines Resetting a Password.
Edit, Remove, or Rename Host Topology. Page 6 Disk Groups and Virtual Disks.. Creating Disk Groups and Virtual Disks.. Automatic Configuration Manual Configuration. Page 8 Creating a Virtual Disk Copy Copying the Virtual Disk. Page 9 11 Troubleshooting Problems.. Recovery Guru Storage Array Profile. Page 10 Contents The software can be used on any host attached to the storage array, as well as on storage management stations connected to the same sub-network.
Several tabs appear in this area to group the tasks you can perform on the selected array. When you click on a tab, the Content Area displays links for the tasks you can perform. Warranty information may be included within this document or as a separate one. Page About Your Storage Array About Your Storage Array This chapter covers basic information about how to manage storage arrays from MD Storage Manager, including adding and removing arrays from the software, performing initial setup tasks, setting passwords on an array, and configuring alert notifications.
For information on planning your storage array, see the Installation Guide. If you remove an access virtual disk mapping from an in-band-managed storage array, MD Storage Manager can no longer access the storage array. Do not modify the access virtual disk either in the operating system or with MD Storage Manager. A window is displayed that allows you to choose the automatic or manual process to add a new storage array.
NOTE: Verify that your host or management station network configuration— Naming Storage Arrays Each storage array should be assigned a unique name.
You can still manage the storage array from other storage management stations where it has been added. Page 20 6 Configure Host Access — Set up one or more hosts to access the storage array.
See "Configuring Host Access" on page 43 for more information. Page Storage Array Support Data Storage Array Support Data Aggregated support data can be generated for a storage array to aid in remote troubleshooting and issue analysis.
Page Password Guidelines Enter the current password in the Current password text box. If you forget your password, contact Dell for technical assistance. Storage Array The smart BBU module includes the battery, a battery gas gauge, and a battery charger.
The learn cycle calibrates the smart battery gas gauge so that it provides a measurement of the charge of the battery module. Page 30 After the program completes the startup process, text similar to the following messages is displayed: Storage Manager Agent, Version All rights reserved. Use this option only if you do not require secure data. Aliases are useful because the iSCSI target names are not intuitive. You should provide an iSCSI target alias that is meaningful and easy to remember.
NOTE: If you end a session, any corresponding connections terminate the link between the host and the storage array, and the data on the storage array is no longer available. The baseline time shows the latest time you set the baseline. The sampling interval is the difference in time from when you set the baseline until you launch the dialog or click Refresh.
NOTE: You must first set a baseline before you can compare baseline statistics. Page 39 continued Table Click the Modify tab, and then click Edit Host Topology. When enabled, the event monitor runs continuously in the background and monitors activity on the managed storage arrays. If the event monitor detects any critical problems, it can notify a host or remote system using e-mail, Simple Network Management Protocol SNMP trap messages, or both. If you are running the event monitor on multiple systems, disabling the event monitor on all but one system prevents the sending of duplicate messages.
A host is a system that accesses a storage array and is mapped to the virtual disks through one or more host connections. NOTE: The initiator name entered must match the name on a host server that will connect to the storage array.
Page Host Groups Host Groups A host group is a logical entity of two or more hosts that share access to specific virtual disks on the storage array. You create host groups with MD Storage Manager. All hosts in a host group must have the same host type operating system. In addition, all hosts in the host group must have special software, such as clustering software, to manage virtual disk sharing and accessibility.
The host is moved into the host group. The host retains the virtual disk mappings assigned to it, and inherits the virtual disk mappings assigned to the group. Other hosts in the group do not inherit the mappings of the added host. Page Removing A Host Group The host retains the virtual disk mappings assigned to it, and inherits the virtual disk mappings assigned to the group to which it is moved.
The host loses the virtual disk mappings assigned to the group from which it was moved. The host context agent starts when the host is started and stops when the host is turned off. Make sure to select all of the connections to the array when configuring host access to the storage array. Page 52 About Your Host Every disk group provides the overall capacity required to create one or more virtual disks.
Page Creating Disk Groups And Virtual Disks Creating Disk Groups and Virtual Disks Disk groups are created in the unconfigured capacity of a storage array, and virtual disks are created in the free capacity of a disk group.
The maximum number of physical disks supported in a disk group is The hosts attached to the storage array read and write data to the virtual disks. In this scenario, the AR and AP virtual disks probably need more capacity than the internal billing virtual disk. Page 57 15 To map the new virtual disk to a host now, select Map now and assign a logical unit number LUN to the virtual disk in the drop-down box.
To map the new virtual disk to a host later, select Map later. Page Hot Spare Drive Protection If you plan to create multiple virtual disks, wait until you have created all the virtual disks to register them.
Waiting prevents you from having to register virtual disks more than once. Page Manually Configuring Hot Spares coverage for the storage array. The number and type of hot spare drives is determined based on the number, type, and capacity of physical disks in the storage array. To add hot spare drive protection using automatic configuration: 1 Click the Configure tab, then click Configure Hot Spares. Changing Controller Ownership of the Virtual Disk If the host has a single data-path to the MD storage array, the virtual disk must be owned by the controller to which the host is connected.
If the host server is running Windows Server Core version, partition and format the virtual disk using the Microsoft DiskPart utility. Disk Group and Virtual Disk Expansion Adding free capacity to a disk group is achieved by adding unconfigured capacity on the array to the disk group.
Page Disk Group Migration If you receive a warning that the snapshot repository virtual disk is becoming full, you may expand the snapshot repository virtual disk from MD Storage Manager. See "Snapshot Repository Capacity" on page 81 for step-by-step instructions. Disk Group Migration Disk group migration allows you export a disk group so that you can import the disk group to a different storage array. Page Storage Array Media Scan On the target storage array: 1 Insert the exported physical disks into the available physical disk slots.
NOTE: Some settings cannot be imported during the import disk group procedure. For example, redundancy information cannot be used to reconstruct the data on a degraded virtual disk.
The error is reported to the event log. Microsoft VDS is a set of application programming interfaces APIs that provides a single interface for managing disks and other storage hardware, including creating virtual disks on those physical disks. Page 68 Disk Groups and Virtual Disks Follow the directions on the card to obtain a key file and to enable the feature.
The information that follows will better prepare users for using the snapshot virtual disk premium feature of the Dell PowerVault systems. Page Creating The Snapshot Using The Simple Path 3 Remove the drive letter s of the source in Windows or unmount the virtual drive s in Linux to help guarantee a stable copy of the drive for the Snapshot.
If this is not done, the snapshot operation will report that it has completed successfully, but the snapshot data will not be updated properly. If the required free space is not available in the disk group of the source virtual disk, the Create Snapshot Virtual Disks feature defaults to the advanced path.
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Let me first say, I've never used a direct access controller. I am unable to see any disks. We installed that on our servers to connect to our MD and manage everything through that. Exodus Neworks is an IT service provider.
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