Lost nfs connectivity from esxi host when nas is another. Cli to assign an ip address and netmask to each interface. Technical report equallogic virtual storage manager. I dont see anywhere in the document where it mentions how to change the ip address after the ovf has been deployed. Equallogic virtual storage manager for vmware note. The vasa provider plays an important role in enabling a vvol. Find answers to setup dell equallogic ps4100x from the expert community at experts exchange. Designing, building, and deploying dell active systems for. This nonscsi communication with the equallogic array enables vsphere to learn the capabilities of each datastore volume presented to the virtual environment. Equallogic array software, including equallogic firmware, group manager and the manual transfer utility, delivers advanced storage area network san functions that automatically virtualize and optimize storage resources while providing advanced data protection and san management.
Vasa is a set of apis that enable vcenter to communicate with the virtual environments underlying storage. Dell storage software is nontransferable, and you must use your customers login credentials to perform downloads on their behalf. Seriously, san replication sucks, veeam will do wan acceleration, and vsphere replication in 6. Updating firmware for dell equallogic ps series storage. The update is simple, you basically provide an upgrade package in. The equallogic architecture will allow you to change the ip addresses of the interfaces without any downtime provided the new addresses are visible to the old addresses but the group ip address that is used for management and as the iscsi target address cannot be changed without some downtime once you. When the deployment is finished and the va starts it is unable to time sync to ntp servers using dns names, however using ip addresses works.
After you launch the dell vsm, you now have the option to add your group name ip of your equallogic san environments. Change equallogic storage ip address experts exchange. Virtual storage manager vsm for vmware vsphere previously known as hitvmware recognizes dell equallogic fs series appliances and allows provisioning, resizing, and deletion of nfs datastores. How to set up a dell equallogic configuration in a vmware. Is the best course to create a new data store, configure replication, and storage vmotion the affected vms. Vmware only using 1 ip from equallogic ps6000 vmware. To change any of the servers in the smtp server list, enter all the ip addresses old and new on the command line. Equallogic group ip and name note both environments i worked with were each setup as their own group. The installer provisions red hat enterprise linux openstack platform using deployments.
Installing and configuring vsm configure the vcenter runtime ip. Bp1070 disaster recovery best practices for microsoft sql server 2012 with dell equallogic autoreplication and vmware vcenter site recovery manager a is an it community where you can connect with dell customers and dell employees for the purpose of sharing knowledge, best practices, and information about dell products and. Vsm contains many features and abilities that help vmware administrators gain better control and functionality over their equallogic environment including. The management can be done both within the vsphere client for old versions or the vsphere web client basically vsm management its just a web oriented interface.
Optimize virtualization deployments with dell equallogic. Related documentation for detailed information about ps series arrays, groups, volumes, array software. On deep discovery of chassis, discovery of the idrac modular servers is supported only for idrac7 or later. We are going to run the setup start by hitting the url ip setup. Virtual machine protection with dell equallogic virtual. A deployment is a collection of settings that defines the hosts on which services are to be provisioned, options such as whether to use neutron networking or nova networking as the networking back end, and key parameters for several of the services to be provisioned. Unfortunately, there is not an easy way to recover or see the membership password via the group manager. Through endtoend solutions, you can efficiently move the right data to the right place at the right time and for the right cost. Installing and configuring the dell equallogic host integration. The dell equallogic vasa provider shipped as part of the virtual storage manager plugin for vcenter, which also provides enhanced storage management functionality to vcenter. Virtual supervisor module vsm in our environment, the vsm is made up of 2 vms primary and secondary 2.
To remove all servers from the list, enter an empty string inside quotation marks. Equallogic san basic initial iscsi setup virtualization howto. If you are using ipv6 addresses exclusively in the group, you must use the cli to change the group ip address. Nov 17, 2011 tips for using dells updated equallogic host integration tools vmware edition hitve ever since my series of posts on replication with a dell equallogic san, ive had a lot of interest from other users wondering how i actually use the builtin tools provided by dell equallogic to protect my environment. Installation considerations and local data protection 2079bpvvsm 1. For the independent hardware iscsi adapters, you can also change the default ip settings. Audience the information in this guide is intended for vmware and dell equallogic administrators and installers. When chosing to deploy the ova file you input what dns servers to use in the va. Change ip address of equallogic vsm through cli dell community.
Vmware and storage virtualization solution server fault. However, it seems that equallogic might not be developed by dell going forward so am unsure what would be best to replace them with. Backup software fails back to nbd when using hotadd. An audience member member noted that you still need 2 vsms if youre running vcenter in linked mode. Replication is configured at the eql group level, not vsm. Ensure that the outofband ip address is set on the networking device. For customer service support or questions please email us at equallogic customer service certified channel partner help desk to learn more about the partnerdirect program and how we can assist our partners be more successful with equallogic solutions please contact the resources in your area.
San hq enables you to centrally monitor alerts from your equallogic environment, obtain historical performance reporting, and. Configuring dell equallogic management interface mike poulson. A list of validated hardware and software components are provided in the equallogic compatibility matrix ecm. I recently ran in to an issue with a vcloud director upgrade. Best practices when implementing vmware vsphere in a dell. Configuring an array and creating a group equallogic. Add an iscsi software adaptor and create an iscsi multipath network in vmware vsphere hypervisor esxi 4. If supportassist enterprise is installed on a linux operating system, adding servers running windows is not supported. Vmfs label missing on cloned replica solutions experts exchange. The dell equallogic iscsi san supports an outofband management network interface. Change the group ip address discovery to the new ip address. Configuring storage fc, iscsi, nfs in vcenter 6 vmwiki. Inspired by users, the advanced software features built into the equallogic ps series enable organizations of all sizes to implement high. I read the release notes of virtual storage manager 4.
Setting up network for iscsi and iser certain types of iscsi adapters depend on the vmkernel networking. Access to the vsm service via ip address or domain name. This document is being provided for informational purposes only and may change at any time. The vsm appliance is a worthy install if you are using a dell storage product such as equallogic. I need to change the ip address of my equallogic vsm vm. You will learn what hardware and software features are available. Dell equallogic ps6000e missing downloads, software. For hardware installation information, see the ps series quickstart or san setup poster for your model array. However, you will have to remove the groups in vsm for groups where theip address has changed. Configure and enable 5 ethernet port for managment network. The dell equallogic vsm virtual appliance contains the equallogic vasa provider. Need to change ip address of iscsi san without disruption.
Dell equallogic ps4210 installation and setup manual pdf. Then change the last iscsi port to the new ip address netmask. Does anyone have or have access to the latest firmware, drivers, software, and manual for a dell equallogic ps6000e that they would be willing to downloadshare forwith me. Add you existing sc and ps storage systems and youre ready to rock and roll. This is for managing the device from a separate network than the iscsi traffic is on. Use the following procedure to register for an equallogic customer support account, to log cases via the web, and to obtain software updates, further documentation and resources. Thank you for your interest in equallogic ps series storage products. Change the default route to the new subnet if applicable 3. Kit compatibility screen with remind you to confirm that all equallogic software in use in your. You will need to define similar rule on the remote sh with reverse sourcedestination subnet for the connection made from remote end to this location. The vsm plugin is a serverside plugin and does not need to be installed vsphere client endpoints. Jun 18, 2011 the dell equallogic iscsi san supports an outofband management network interface. Software hit kit vsm for vmware san hq vcenter scvmm 2 6 compatibility.
From here, the software uploads, installs, reboots, etc. We have an equalogic 6510 we are testing this out on. Equallogic install complete with vmware vsphere integration. First, be sure the array hardware is set up and there are no errors or red leds. Connectedconnect at power on are both ticked in settings for cd drive and attached to iso image. Logon to console and select maintenance update appliance software. Id like to use the capabilities of two dell equallogic san and a vmware vsphere 6 installation to implement a storage virtualization solution. Find out what the key steps are for setting up a dell equallogic configuration for an iscsi san in a vmware virtual server environment, including group settings, ip addressing, raid configuration. After that decided to revert it back, but did it wrong and turned off 5 port via the web gui managment network lost. Setup dell equallogic ps4100x solutions experts exchange. Jul, 2016 1 download the client, admin guide, etc do this by going to ip 2 run the setup ip setup. Ps series arrays offer allinclusive array management software, host software, and free firmware updates.
Jul 22, 2014 the dell vsm is a virtual appliance that is downloaded as part of the allinclusive dell equallogic software support and can be installed into an existing vmware vcenter environment. Theres currently no option to modify the group ip address once it has been added to vsm. Im trying to set up the vsm for the first time in our vsphere environment. For hardware installation information, see the ps series quickstart or san setup poster for your model array note. Dell equallogic vsm introduction vinfrastructure blog. Seeing storage device performance deteriorated in the logs when using equallogic ps 6000xv series. The group uses one smtp server or email relay at any time. Once the vsm has booted, check vsphere client plugins plugin manager and enable the ll. From the vsphere web client homepage select the dell virtual storage manager vsm icon. Member information individual storage array device name. To modify the ip settings for a network interface, doubleclick the interface and make the necessary changes in the modify ip settings dialog box figure. The dell equallogic configuration guide is provided as an aid to help storage administrators determine how best to build an iscsi. The dell vsm is a virtual appliance that is downloaded as part of the allinclusive dell equallogic software support and can be installed into an existing vmware vcenter environment.
The problem im having is when i connect the r610s to the ps6000 via the 10. Any advice on what to replace equallogic arrays with. The port is an untagged port similar to other outofband management ports on devices network switches. Dell equallogic software gives you enterprise power with everyday simplicity. If you are joining an existing group, you will not need the group ip above as you will simply join the group ip name that is already in place. Visit or the dell support url specified in information provided with the dell product. The documentation for the ps6000e is some of the worse i have ever seen.
I currently manage several equallogic arrays all ps4000xv, the solution they provide has been live for about 8 years and the company is now looking to replace. Tips for using dells updated equallogic host integration. I found what to me seems to be a strange bug when deploying the dell equallogic virtual storage manager eql vsm. Hello there rhomelab, hope youve been doing well tl. Change ip address of equallogic vsm through cli the install manual only shows how to set the ip address during deployment of the ovf. Equallogic s bundled software includes advanced, integrated tools designed to streamline storage management, deliver advanced virtualization capabilities, and enable effective business continuity strategies for enterprises.
Change ip address of equallogic vsm through cli dell. The appliance and the documentation are available from the equallogic support site. On an initial group configuration, settings such as group ip, grpadmin password, and membership password are chosen. Additionally, ps series arrays offer allinclusive array management software, host software. I also see these connections in the equallogic group manager. Cisco video surveillance manager vsm provides a comprehensive system for video surveillance. To modify the management network ip address or default gateway, enter the information in the management ip addressor default gatewayfield. Change this via the hit remote setup wizard multipathing. This example is regarding one of the most complex possible cases. Optimize virtualization deployments with dell equallogic virtualized storage and vmware vsphere 5. You will learn what hardware and software features are available with the ps series storage array. Disaster recovery best practices for microsoft sql server.
I recently attended the dell equallogic masterclass 2012. Anyway, you can safely change the password to something new and not affect any existing settings to get a new member in. Equallogic install complete with vmware vsphere integration the following blog runs through what could be considered to make up a complete install of an equallogic array with all possible value add software components when integrating with vmware vsphere. Dell equallogic hitvsm vmware license requirements. Nov 21, 2012 the cisco nexus v is a software implementation of a nexus switch. After the vcd cells and database were upgraded, i had to upgrade the existing vshield manager to version 5. The replication for this volume was set up prior to vsm and hasnt had a problem in previous d. Group names must be unique in your network environment. Before you begin determine the nas cluster management ip address. This ip address will need to be one that you can access from your management network. To modify the management network ip address or default gateway, enter the information in the management ip address or default gateway field.
While it is possible to configure an ip address with wild cards, eg 192. Dell provides a vmware vcenter integration plugin for the dell. How to setup equallogic replication michael ellerbeck. Modifying the management network configuration equallogic. These adapters include the software or dependent hardware iscsi. How to changed the ip address of equallogic ps4000xv. A group name can consist of one to 54 letters, numbers, or hyphens. Sep 23, 2011 as ive written in a previous post, dell has recently released the new versions of some equallogics software, included the new host integration tools hit for vmware 3. Virtual ethernet module vem this component is installed onto each host. Collections from networking devices do not contain the ip address of the networking device.
Introducing dell equallogic virtual storage manager 4. Modifying the group ip address or group name equallogic. The first server you specify is the default server. Once you know the member name you will need to set the ip address for your management interface. It consists mainly of iscsi protocol communication among the ps series array members. To learn more about the partnerdirect program and how we can assist our partners be more successful with equallogic solutions please contact the resources in. This can now address multiple eql groups in the backend. Connected to this port network cable managment network worked. I doubt that this will be possible with equallogic, at least not without some downtime. To modify the ip settings for a network interface, doubleclick the interface and make the necessary changes in the modify ip settings dialog box. For those of you who have not yet made the change to the vsphere web client, dell continues to support the previous version, vsm 3. Dell described this as an entrylevel storage course designed for users relatively new to the dell equallogic series of arrays. Additionally, ps series arrays offer allinclusive array management software, host software, and free firmware updates.
Basically id like to put virtual san layer above my two physical sans so that it can provide the same services as a usual san, this is for say, luns, iscsi endpoint and more, nfs, cifs shares, etc. To set up email notification, you must also specify one or more email addresses to receive the email and enable email event notification. Open the connection to the array via ip or hostname and log in with an account that has admin privileges, like grpadmin. The iscsi target portal in eql terms this is referred to as the group ip address masks physical. Setting up a dell equallogic storage array using only the serial connection. Equallogic virtual storage manager vsm is a must have if you have storage running on either a ps or fs array. The dell vsm is a virtual appliance that is downloaded as part of the allinclusive dell equallogic software support.1079 1087 265 409 1168 1268 46 650 1462 153 77 700 631 1238 973 638 629 159 961 1077 816 1100 806 1460 1359 1322 495 919 68 275 1464