Dell PowerVault NX3500 Administrator's Guide

Dell PowerVault NX3500 Manual

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    Dell PowerVault NX3500 System Administrator's Guide
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    ... publication is subject to change without notice. © 2011 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction ...any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used ...claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest ...
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    ... 26 26 ... About This Document Other Information You May Need Terms Used in the Document ... PowerVault NX3500 Architecture . Key Features PowerVault NX3500 Views System Components ... ... NAS Controller Pair . BPS PowerVault MD Storage Cache ....
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    ...43 45 54 54 56 ... ... Creating Host-to-Virtual Disk Mappings Running the PowerVault NAS Configuration Utility ... Installing the PowerVault NAS ... Wizard ... NAS Manager Configuration Wizard . ... ... 3 Accessing the NAS Manager Accessing PowerVault NAS Manager Browser Requirements . NAS Manager ...
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    4 Monitoring PowerVault NX3500 Overview . Dashboard ... 63 64 64 68 69 69 70 73 73 74 74 ... Status Capacity ... Space Utilization Quota Usage Replication . ... ... Active Remote Replication Jobs Remote Replication Report . ... 5 PowerVault NX3500 Event Monitoring . Event Search ... 77 78 79 79 ...
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    ...Share . Resetting Local Administrator Password . Quotas ... ... Default Quotas Quota Types . User/Group Specific Quotas ... 7 Protecting Data on PowerVault NX3500 ... 95 96 97 97 98 98 NAS Block Level Replication Activating Replication ... Setting Up ...
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    ... Jobs Terminating an Active NDMP Job ... Protecting Data on PowerVault NX3500 . Overview Supported Applications. Adding Antivirus Hosts . ... Enabling Antivirus Support Per CIFS Share 8 Managing the PowerVault NX3500 Managing the System ... 107 109 109 109 110 110...
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    ...of an External UNIX Identity Management Database Configuring Active Directory ... Synchronizing PowerVault NX3500 With the Active Directory Server ... ... Configuring the Active Directory Service. Network Configuration Overview Accessing the System ...
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    ...... 121 122 122 123 123 123 123 124 124 124 124 124 125 125 125 126 127 127 127 ... Synchronizing PowerVault NX3500 With a Local NTP Server ...Configuring DNS . ... ... Adding DNS Servers Removing DNS Servers . Adding DNS Domains . Deleting DNS Domains ....
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    ... NX3500 . Shutting Down the PowerVault NX3500 System . Turning On the PowerVault NX3500 System . Installing the Service Pack . . 135 ... 137 138 139 139 140 141 142 142 143 144 144 ... ... ... Expanding the PowerVault NX3500 Storage Capacity ...Prerequisites ... ... Adding LUNs to PowerVault NX3500...
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    ...Name . Clients Compatibility Problems . Japanese Compatibility Issues . ... 149 149 149 149 ... 12 Troubleshooting . ... 151 151 151 152 152 154 155 .... Cannot Change the Ownership of a File or a Folder ...Cannot Modify NAS Files ... ... Cannot Mount NFS Export . CIFS ...
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    ... to Read Only Volume . Name Server Unresponsive ... Mixed File Ownership Denied . NAS Container Security Violation . NFS Export Does Not Exist . NFS File ... Netgroup Failure . NFS Mount Path Does Not Exist . NFS Owner Restricted Operation NFS Write to Read-Only Export ... ... NFS Write to Read-Only...
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    ... is Delayed NAS System Time is Wrong ... ... NFS Access Denied to a File or Directory . Problematic SMB Access From a Linux Client Specific Subnet Clients Cannot Access the PowerVault NX3500 System ... ... Contents 13
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    ... Troubleshooting Snapshots Troubleshooting System Shutdown Troubleshooting an NDMP Internal Error Error Received While Running the PowerVault NAS Configuration Utility ...Cannot Launch PowerVault NX3500 NAS Configuration Utility ...Multiple Errors Received During File System Format . ...
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    Troubleshooting RX and TX Pause Warning Messages . Identifying Controllers . ... 190 190 190 191 ... Determining the IQN of the PowerVault NX3500 Controllers Using CLI Associating LUN Names to Virtual Disks . ... A BPS Alarms ... 193 197 B NAS Setup Worksheet . ... Contents 15
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    16 Contents
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    Introduction 1 The Dell PowerVault NX3500 clustered network attached storage (NAS) solution is a high-availability storage solution that aggregates multiple NAS controllers in a cluster and presents them to UNIX, Linux, and Microsoft Windows clients as one virtual file ...
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    ...running diagnostics. Provides information on troubleshooting your NAS storage solution. Provides information about unicode support in PowerVault NX3500. Contains additional information on troubleshooting the Dell Backup Power Supply (BPS). Command ...
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    ... NAS system. The PowerVault NAS system supports multiple client access Virtual IPs (VIPs). Server appliance installed with the PowerVault NX3500 Dell Scalable File System software. Two NAS controllers that are configured as pair in a ...
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    Table 1-1. PowerVault NAS System Terms (continued) Dell PowerVault Modular Disk Storage ..., scalable file system software installed on NAS controllers. The PowerVault NX3500's internal network... arrays dedicated to the PowerVault NX3500 system. A virtualized volume that consumes storage space in the NAS...
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    ..., highly-available and scalable NAS appliance, providing NAS (CIFS and/or NFS) services, which is comprised... storage subsystem and the NAS Manager. A server appliance that is not installed with the PowerVault NX3500 DSFS software. For example, a new or replacement controller from the Dell factory is ...
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    PowerVault NX3500 Architecture The PowerVault NX3500 clustered NAS solution consists of a pair of controllers and the PowerVault Modular Disk (MD) iSCSI ... Windows Solaris UNIX Linux PowerVault NX3500 Controller PowerVault NX3500 Controller MD Storage Array 22 Introduction
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    ... with a single file system, IP address, and name. The PowerVault NX3500's global file system has the ability to serve all users concurrently without ... constraints. It offers end users the freedom to connect to the PowerVault NX3500 using their respective operating system's NAS protocols. • • NFS ...
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    ...in the NAS Manager from the CLI. System Components The PowerVault NX3500 system consists of NAS controller pair PowerVault storage Backup power supply ...connections Internal network A Internal network B LAN/client network NAS Controller Pair The PowerVault NX3500 clustered NAS solution...
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    ...Storage The controllers connect to the PowerVault MD iSCSI storage array, which is a RAID subsystem. RAID ... active component in the storage subsystem is redundant and hotswappable. The solution supports typical RAID ...: You can view the BPS events on the NAS Manager. Cache Each controller is equipped ...
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    ... from a private IP space and do not conflict with other subnets on your network. PowerVault NX3500's internal ... a single entity, thereby providing access to the file system. It enables the PowerVault NX3500 to perform load balancing between controllers, and ensures that the service continues even if ...
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    The LAN/client network is comprised of two Gigabit Ethernet NICs on each controller, which connect to LAN/client network switches. The PowerVault NX3500 solution and the MD storage arrays are administered from the LAN/client network. Introduction 27
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    28 Introduction
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    Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution This chapter describes the procedure to configure the Dell PowerVault NX3500 NAS cluster solution and integrate it into your environment. A successful configuration of the PowerVault NX3500 involves the...
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    Table 2-1. Switch Topologies for PowerVault NX3500 in the Non-Redundant and High Availability Options Topology Description High-Availability Non-Redundant ... controller would be used by the solution. The other four ports are dedicated to block devices. 30 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution
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    Figure 2-1. Best Practice Solution in the High Availability Option SAN Switches Client Switches Controller0 Controller1 MD32xx0i Client Connections Internal Network and SAN Connections Peer Connections MD32xx0i Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution 31
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    Best Practice Solution in the Non-Redundant Option In the non-redundant option, the SAN/internal traffic is isolated from the client traffic. All ... SAN/Internal network cables are connected to the SAN switch. Peer connections are always back to back. 32 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution
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    Figure 2-2. Best Practice Solution in the Non-Redundant Option SAN Switch Client Switch Controller0 Controller1 MD32xx0i Client Connections Internal Network and SAN Connections Peer Connections Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution 33
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    ...-One High-Availability Option Switches Controller0 Controller1 MD32xx0i Client Connections Internal Network and SAN Connections Peer Connections 34 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution
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    ... All-in-One Non-Redundant Option Switch Controller0 Controller1 MD32xx0i Client Connections Internal Network and SAN Connections Peer Connections Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution 35
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    ...and configure the PowerVault NX3500. The solution can be accessed using either the CLI or the NAS Manager.... utility is installed. NOTE: You can install Dell PowerVault NAS Configuration Utility ...Media Dell Scalable File System (DSFS) DVD that shipped with your solution. • • The PowerVault NX3500...
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    ...on the management station. 2 Target the MD storage array you plan to use for your NAS storage. See the Dell PowerVault MD3xx0i storage arrays deployment guide at support.dell.com/manuals. 3 Choose one of the following methods to start the Create...
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    ... menu. - a b To create a disk group from unassigned physical disks in the storage array: On the Physical tab, select one or more unassigned physical disks of... physical disks available for the selected RAID level are displayed in Select Capacity table. 38 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution
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    ... group. Create a minimum of two virtual disks dedicated for NAS storage. The NAS storage capacity can be expanded to a maximum of 16.... The number of virtual disks must increment in pairs. NOTE: Minimum virtual disk size required for the PowerVault NX3500 is 125 GB. Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 ...
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    ... Next. The Specify Capacity/Name window is displayed. 5 Select the appropriate unit for storage capacity in Units and enter the capacity of the virtual disk in New... parameters, select: • • Use recommended settings. Customize settings. 8 Click Next. 40 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution
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    ... created. Creating a Host Group To create a host group: 1 Launch the PowerVault MDSM and target the MD storage array you plan to use for your NAS storage. 2... should be added to this host group. 6 Click OK. The host group is added to the storage array. Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution 41
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    ...to-virtual disk mappings: 1 Launch PowerVault MDSM and target the MD storage array you plan... virtual disks that were created specifically to be used by the PowerVault NX3500. You must select an even ... pane in the Mappings tab are updated to reflect the mappings. 42 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 ...
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    ... pair the PowerVault NX3500 controllers together. It also starts the process of pairing the system to the PowerVault MD3xx0i storage appliance. It ... reconfigure an already clustered PowerVault NX3500 solution. Follow the corresponding procedures depending on the type of operating system installed on ...
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    ... explorer window and navigate to the optical drive where the PowerVault NX3500 Resource Media DVD is located. ... the PowerVault NX3500 Resource Media DVD into the optical drive. 2 Point the file-system ... the installation. Command-Line Installation 1 Insert the PowerVault NX3500 Resource Media DVD into ...
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    ... menu and navigate to All ProgramsDellPowerVault NAS. 2 Click on PowerVault NX3500 Configuration Utility. To launch this utility on Linux-based operating systems: 1 ... on each screen based on the completed worksheet. Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution 45
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    ... to configure two unconfigured controllers. Do not attempt to use this utility on fully configured/clustered PowerVault NX3500 or to reconfigure IP addresses. This utility does not ...you use jumbo frames (MTU: 9000) for optimal performance. 46 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution
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    ...in the Controller MAC addresses. Controller MAC Addresses: These are used to establish communication with the PowerVault NX3500 controllers and perform initial configuration. This can be found on the System Identification slide out tab located underneath the...
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    ... Manager and command line administration interfaces. Make a note of the NAS Management VIP address for use at a later stage. Controller... at all times, such as a domain controller. The Gateway IP address should always be accessible to the PowerVault NX3500 controllers. 48 Setting Up Your PowerVault ...
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    ... must be grouped in two different subnets and be completely isolated from any other system on the network. The PowerVault NAS Configuration Utility requests for these IP ...no IP address clashes with other systems on your network. Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution 49
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    ... Next. • SAN IPs: These are used for iSCSI communication with the backend storage device (PowerVault MD3xx0i). As a result, these IPs must be on the same subnets... block storage to other iSCSI clients. 12 The Configuration Summary window is displayed. 50 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution
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    ... IP addresses are present Check that IP groups are in the same subnet as required NAS cluster name follows expected naming configuration SAN MTU ... device 13 Click Next on the Configuration Summary window. The Configuration Results window is displayed. Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution 51
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    Upon successful configuration, the PowerVault NAS configuration utility presents you with the NAS controller IQNs required to complete the pairing to the ... Two Hosts" on page 53. After defining hosts, proceed to the NAS Manager Configuration Wizard. 52 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution
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    Define Two Hosts 1 From the PowerVault MDSM for the array you plan to use for your NAS storage, perform one of the actions Select Mappings and then Define Host. ... group you created (see "Creating a Host Group" on page 41), and click Next. Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution 53
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    ... Manager Configuration Wizard The NAS Manager Configuration Wizard helps complete the PowerVault NX3500 configuration ... Alert window appears after you install the PowerVault NX3500 system, or after upgrading ... is displayed. 3 Click the Install Certificate button. 54 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 ...
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    ... Browse to the License file and click Install. The PowerVault NAS Manager Login window is displayed. ...You have the option of changing the password later. The PowerVault NAS Manager is displayed with the Start Configuration ... does not open automatically. Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution 55
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    ... Wizard Table 2-3 describes the options available on the PowerVault NAS Manager Configuration Wizard. Table 2-3. The PowerVault NAS Manager Configuration Wizard Options Option Solution Integration DNS Configuration ... time zone with NTP servers. Description 56 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 ...
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    Table 2-3. The PowerVault NAS Manager Configuration Wizard Options (continued) Option Using Your System NAS Volumes Configuration CIFS Shares NFS Exports Enables you ... you to configure CIFS shares. Enables you to configure NFS exports. Description Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution 57
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    58 Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution
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    ... NAS Manager 3 The PowerVault NAS Manager is a web-based user interface that enables you to configure and monitor your PowerVault NX3500 storage system. Browser Requirements • • Firefox 3.6 or later Internet Explorer 7.0 or later The NAS ...
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    ... tree, located above the Admin tabs in the left pane, shows the available functionality and changes depending on the Admin tab selected. The Admin tree divides the functionality into groups and subgroups. This enables you to easily find the task you need to perform. 60 Accessing the NAS Manager
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    ...side of the page, displays the following options. Table 3-1. The NAS Manager Toolbar Options Option About Help ... settings. NOTE: The functionality and actions in NAS Manager are dynamic and are available as determined... user. NOTE: Only one session to the NAS Manager or the CLI is allowed at a time. If...
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    ...NAS Manager Search bar, located beside the page title, displays the following items. Table 3-2. The NAS Manager Search Bar Options Option Search filter field Icon Description N/A Description ... button to go to the last page of data. Go to next page Go to last page > >| 62 Accessing the NAS Manager
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    ... PowerVault NX3500 4 You can monitor the status of the Dell PowerVault NX3500 NAS clustered solution using the Monitor tab in the NAS Manager. You can view the ... Balancing Over time Client Connections CIFS Connections Hardware System Validation Monitoring PowerVault NX3500 63
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    ...last month, and last year. Allows you to see the quota usage for each NAS volume for users and groups Allows you to see a list of ... Current Performance Recent Performance Load Balancing NOTE: The information in the screen is refreshed automatically every few seconds. 64 Monitoring PowerVault NX3500
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    ... provide partial services to all clients. Partial Service Full service (journal) The system is fully operational and can be accessed by all clients. ... minutes depending on the fault. All the indicators of controllers' health are optimal. Server Status All optimal Monitoring PowerVault NX3500 65
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    ..., and therefore the system does not provide service. This can happen if controllers are down or have lost access to the storage sub system. Some down Some detached... and used for snapshots. The space, available on the LUNs, which is not allocated to any NAS volume. 66 Monitoring PowerVault NX3500
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    ... The Load Balancing section displays a table with real-time information about the PowerVault NX3500 status, CPU utilization, and the number of ... the percentage of the CPU in a controller that is busy. Indicates the percentage of the CPU in a controller that is idle. Monitoring PowerVault NX3500 67
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    Network Performance The Network Performance page displays PowerVault NX3500 performance over time. This page contains four tabs, each provides a different ... of the screen shows the operations per second (OPS) graph. The graph displays OPS information per operation. 68 Monitoring PowerVault NX3500
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    .... Load Balancing Over Time The Load Balancing Over Time page displays the balance in load between PowerVault NX3500 controllers over time. The screen includes four ... of the screen displays two graphs: • • Throughput-Read Throughput-Write Monitoring PowerVault NX3500 69
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    .... The protocol that the client connection uses: CIFS, NFS, or Other. PowerVault NX3500 identifies the clients accessing with a recognized protocol, CIFS, or NFS ...for example, routers, the system displays the value 'Other' as the protocol. Current interface Protocol 70 Monitoring PowerVault NX3500
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    ... selected clients assigned controller permanent (except during fail-over) clear the Allow these clients to migrate to other controllers when rebalancing the network load checkbox. Monitoring PowerVault NX3500 71
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    ... (CIFS), may be disconnected during fail-back. To optimize the fail-back operation, the system provides you with the following policies for migration on recovery, which ... You can configure the fail-back policy, as described above, per protocol and LAN/client network. 72 Monitoring PowerVault NX3500
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    .... Click Refresh to update the information displayed. Hardware The System Validation page shows the current status of all components in the PowerVault NX3500. It provides information about CPUs, monitoring availability, NICs, IPMI, Ethernet bandwidth, ...
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    The Hardware Component Status page displays the current status of the PowerVault NX3500. It provides information about status, internal hardware, connectivity, and power for the two ...Current tab and four over time tabs: last day, last week, last month, and last year. 74 Monitoring PowerVault NX3500
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    ... in use (GB) Percentage of used space assigned to snapshots The last field of the NAS volume row displays a graph of the space utilization for each one of the .... To display the quotas usage, choose: MonitorCapacityQuota Usage. The Quota Usage page is displayed. Monitoring PowerVault NX3500 75
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    ... the last installation). To monitor and view jobs, choose: MonitorNAS Replication. The Active Remote Replication Jobs page is displayed. Remote Replication... the last installation. To display the Remote Replication Report page, choose: MonitorNAS Replication. 76 Monitoring PowerVault NX3500
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    PowerVault NX3500 Event Monitoring 5 You can monitor your Dell PowerVault NX3500 system by detecting normal and abnormal events within your system using the Event ... this entry. Here are the possible fields which could appear in a query. PowerVault NX3500 Event Monitoring 77
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    ...Event Search The Event Viewer search utility enables you to find specific information about your PowerVault NX3500 in the system log. For example, if you want to debug...option, select Up or Down, to search either up or down the column(s). 78 PowerVault NX3500 Event Monitoring
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    ... You can define several queries and search the PowerVault NX3500 log database according to these queries to monitor your PowerVault NX3500 system. To define queries, in the Action bar of ...the Display tab. For more information, see Online Help. PowerVault NX3500 Event Monitoring 79
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    Filter Tab The Filter tab enables you to choose the fields for your query. 1 Click Run Query to run the query. A pop-up window prompts you to define the query name. 2 Click Close to close the Create Query window. 80 PowerVault NX3500 Event Monitoring
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    Using Volumes, Shares, and Quotas The Users Access tab enables you to define and manage the PowerVault NX3500 from the client perspective: To access the User Access parameters, in the Admin tree, click the User Access tab. Table 6-1. User Access Parameters ...
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    ..., the storage is managed as one storage pool and free space can easily be migrated between NAS volumes, by changing ...or for using a single volume should be considered. NAS volumes can be used to allocate storage for departments on demand, using the threshold mechanism to notify departments when they ...
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    ...space for the NAS volume, the new allocation is bounded by its used space (minimum) and the available space in Dell PowerVault NX3500 (maximum). Removing a NAS Volume When a NAS volume is no longer needed, it can be conveniently removed. To remove a ...
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    ... NFS Exports. The NFS Exports page appears, and displays the list of currently defined NFS exports. Adding an NFS Export to PowerVault NX3500 To add an NFS export: 1 Click Add on the Action bar. The Add NFS Export page is displayed. It consists of two ...
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    ... 2 Click Delete in the Action bar. Access Using NFS From a shell on a client system, use the su command to log in as root and type the following command: mount ...a specific NAS volume or all NAS volumes from the Show CIFS Shares for NAS volumes list. Adding a CIFS Share To add a CIFS share: 1 Click ...
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    ...Microsoft Management Console (MMC). Use MMC only to set share level permissions (SLPs). See "Setting Access Control Lists and Share Level Permissions on DSFS" on page 87. Modifying a CIFS Share Once you determine whether a CIFS share is a general access directory or user-based directory, you will ...
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    ... done using the NAS Manager or the CLI. For more information, see "Synchronizing PowerVault NX3500 With a Local NTP Server" on page 122. Setting ACLs or SLPs on a CIFS Share The... any ACLs or attempting to access this share. If the PowerVault NX3500 is joined to an Active Directory domain,...
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    ...Vip>\C$. This gives you complete access to all NAS volumes and their CIFS shares..., use the following credentials: \Administrator By default, the NetBios name is CIFSStorage...: You can change the NetBios name in the NAS Manager by navigating to System ManagementAuthentication�.
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    ... : \\\ Option 2 1 From the Start menu, select Run. The Run window is displayed. 2 Type the path to the PowerVault NX3500 share to which you want to connect: \\Client Access VIP >\. 3 Click OK. The Explorer window...
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    ...menu and add a shared folder snap-in to connect to PowerVault NX3500 cluster. The MMC does not let ... you can use either of the following: • If the PowerVault NX3500 you're trying to manage is...\Administrator. Before using MMC, connect to PowerVault NX3500 by using the client access Virtual IP...
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    ...create a new snap-in. 3 Select Shared Folders and click Add. 4 In the Shared Folders window, choose Another computer and type your PowerVault NX3500 system name (as configured in the DNS). Alternatively, you can use the Client Access VIP address. 5 ...
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    Quotas This section details managing PowerVault NX3500 Quotas for a user, or a group on a specific volume. Quota values always relate to a specific volume and... per group Alert administrator when quota reaches Description The NAS volume to set a default quota rule The amount...
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    Quota Types • • • User-Per user quota. All of group-Total quota of the entire group. Any user in group-Per user quota for any user that belongs to the group. Adding a Quota To add a quota: 1 Click Add in the Actions bar to add a user or group quota. The Create Quota page is displayed....
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    94 Using Volumes, Shares, and Quotas
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    ... NX3500 This chapter explains how to setup and manage replication on a Dell PowerVault NX3500 system or multiple PowerVault NX3500 systems. Table 7-1. Data Protection Options Field SnapShots Policies ... port. NDMP Active Jobs Antivirus Antivirus Hosts Protecting Data on PowerVault NX3500 95
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    NAS Block Level Replication NAS Block level replication is based on the snapshot technology in the PowerVault NX3500 file system. Replication is volume based .... Figure 7-1. Local Replication Source Volume (RW) Target Volume (RO) 96 Protecting Data on PowerVault NX3500
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    ... are provided a key to activate replication using the PowerVault NX3500 CLI. The syntax is as follows: system general licensing set replication XXXXXXX Setting ...directional replication trust. Source volumes and target volumes can be located on either system. Protecting Data on PowerVault NX3500 97
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    ... From the NAS Manager, navigate to Data ProtectionReplicationNAS Replication. Click on the hyperlink in the source system to modify a replication policy or click Add to ... Partners. Click the check box next to the Replication Partner Name and click Delete. 98 Protecting Data on PowerVault NX3500
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    ... ProtectionSnapshotsList. 2 Create a snapshot by clicking the Create button. 3 Choose the NAS volume from the drop-down menu and give the snapshot a unique ... to keep. It is advised to keep this number as low as possible or system performance may suffer. Protecting Data on PowerVault NX3500 99
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    ... Delete button. Backing Up and Restoring Data The PowerVault NX3500 system supports backup and restore of data using ... to be configured to be able to access the NAS appliance using the LAN/client network. PowerVault NX3500 does not use a dedicated address for backup operations, any configured LAN/...
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    ... Internal Network and SAN Connections Peer Connections NDMP backups on PowerVault NX3500 are performed using the LAN/client network. The .../client network can be used by backup software to take backups and perform restores. The PowerVault NX3500 NAS system provides a generic user interface to enable ...
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    Supported Applications The PowerVault NX3500 is certified to work with the following DMAs Symantec BackupExec 2010R3 Symantec NetBackup 7.0 or later CommVault Simpana 9.0 .... 3 Enter admin password and the new password for backup_user. 4 Click Save Changes. 102 Protecting Data on PowerVault NX3500
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    Modifying DMA Servers List In order to take an NDMP backup of the PowerVault NX3500 NAS system, the Backup Application server (DMA) must be... 7.0 you can manually type in the volume path. The PowerVault NX3500 system exposes backup volumes at the following path: /mnt/backup/
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    ...Kill Active NDMP Job. Multiple sessions may be selected at a time. Protecting Data on PowerVault NX3500 Overview Dell PowerVault NX3500 contains integration with industry... antivirus host must run Symantec ScanEngine 5.2, which is ICAPenabled: 104 Protecting Data on PowerVault NX3500
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    .... 2 Click on the CIFS share you would like to enable AV support for. 3 Select the Files should be checked for viruses check box at the bottom of... files should be checked for viruses (Optional). 7 Configure the exclusion list (Optional). 8 Click Save Changes. Protecting Data on PowerVault NX3500 105
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    Managing the PowerVault NX3500 8 You can view and set general system information, configure the file system and network parameters ... the current date and time. Description Subnets Client Connections DNS Configuration Static Routes Protocols CIFS Configuration Managing the PowerVault NX3500 107
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    ... Allows you to run the configuration wizard which guides you through the steps of integrating the NAS system into your environment. Runs discovery of ...Start Restore NAS Volume Configuration Restore System Configuration Start Configuration Wizard File System Format 108 Managing the PowerVault NX3500
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    ... more than one virtual IP address. You can define multiple subnets to allow clients to access PowerVault NX3500 directly, not through a router. Configure a single ... Subnets To view the defined subnets, click System ManagementNetwork Subnets. Managing the PowerVault NX3500 109
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    ..., displaying the list of currently defined administrators. 2 Click on an administrator listed in the User Name column to view the properties of that specific administrator. 110 Managing the PowerVault NX3500
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    ...Name column in the Administrator list. The properties of the selected administrator are displayed. 2 Click Change Password in the Action bar. The Change Password window is displayed. Managing the PowerVault NX3500 111
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    ...: 1 Select the check box next to the specific administrator in the Administrator list. 2 Click Delete in the Action bar. The selected administrator is removed from the list. 112 Managing the PowerVault NX3500
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    ... Local Users This section is intended for sites that use the PowerVault NX3500 system to manage local users. If your site..., access to the file system is determined by volumes, shares and exports. To allow PowerVault NX3500 to use local user definitions: 1 Select System Management Authentication...
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    ... the new password. Managing Local Groups This section is intended for sites that use PowerVault NX3500 system to manage local storage groups. If your site is ... you have very few Linux/UNIX end users who require access to PowerVault NX3500 using NFS, and only if there is no ...
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    ... in the organization and management of users. When defining users, you can assign local storage users to one or more groups. The PowerVault NX3500 system may also include groups/users defined externally, such as groups defined in a ...
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    ... local users and groups and map user names from Windows SIDs to UNIX UIDs. PowerVault NX3500 supports the following configuration modes Active Directory Authentication ... LDAP database Disable the use of an external UNIX identity management database 116 Managing the PowerVault NX3500
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    ...to use for authentication. It is usually in the format: dc=domain,dc=com. 3 Click Save Changes to save the configuration or click Revert to restore the previous configuration settings. Managing the PowerVault NX3500 117
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    ... With the Active Directory Server If your site uses Active Directory and the PowerVault NX3500 system is part of the Windows network, synchronize the time clock to the Active Directory server. To configure the PowerVault NX3500 system to be synchronized with all Windows clients: 1 Click...
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    ... Active Directory Service To configure the active directory service: 1 Choose System ManagementAuthenticationSystem Identity. The PowerVault NX3500 Identity page is displayed. This page shows the current configuration and whether PowerVault NX3500 ...
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    ... question is which subnets the clients belong to (there may be more than one) and can the PowerVault NX3500 be on the same subnets. Depending on the physical capabilities of the network infrastructure, the PowerVault NX3500: • Belongs to all LAN/client subnets, in which case all ...
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    ...8-1. Network Configuration Subnet X Subnet Y Subnet Z Router X Router Y Router Z Switch PowerVault NX3500 Controllers Dell BPS MD Storage Arrays Consider the above ...: There can be only one default gateway for the system. Let's assume you select router X. Managing the PowerVault NX3500 121
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    ...server(s). 3 Click Save Changes. Synchronizing PowerVault NX3500 With a Local NTP Server If the system is not part of a Windows network... such a server exists), or with an NTP server on the Internet. To configure the PowerVault NX3500 system to be synchronized with a local NTP server or an NTP server...
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    ...IP network. You can configure one or more external DNS server (external to PowerVault NX3500 but within the site) to be used for name resolutions. To configure ... DNS domains, click Add DNS Suffix in the Action bar. A new empty row is added to the list of suffixes. Managing the PowerVault NX3500 123
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    ... minimize hops between routers, static routes are suggested in routed networks when there are multiple direct paths from PowerVault NX3500 to various routers. Choose System ManagementNetwork ManagementStatic Routes. The Static Routes List page...
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    ...protocols are networking protocols that provide file system sharing services. The PowerVault NX3500 acts as a file ... enables Windows users to connect to the PowerVault NX3500 system. You can also enable ...and authenticate them through NIS, LDAP or the PowerVault NX3500 local users. Configuring General...
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    ... set the following: • • Which character sets will be used by DOS code pages? Which UTF-8 character set will be used by PowerVault NX3500? To configure advanced CIFS parameters: 1 Select System ManagementProtocolsCIFS Configuration. 2 Click Advanced and ...
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    ...the current date and time manually. To configure the current date and time manually 1 Click System ManagementGeneralTime Configuration. 2 Select There is no NTP server ...:MM:SS, where HH indicates a 24-hour format. For example: 17:38:23. 4 Click Save Changes. Managing the PowerVault NX3500 127
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    ...(CLI) provides a convenient way to manage the PowerVault NX3500 system. It can be used to configure subsystems,..., delete, enable, disable and set PowerVault NX3500 entities, such as exports, shares,...: returns to the main menu. exit: exits the PowerVault NX3500 CLI. • • • Command Line Interface...
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    ... an administrator workstation, use an SSH client, and connect to the NAS Management VIP address you specified during cluster ... available commands beginning with the given string. For example, to access a system that was defined with a NAS Management VIP of 10.10.1.200: # ssh admin@10.10.1.200 130 ...
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    ... Dec 26 03:04:51 from 172.41.200.12 Welcome to "NX3500-sup3" (1.0.326) Installed on Thu Dec 23 07:38:45 ... command line interface (version 1.0.366)! CLI Menu Options The following menus and menu options are available with the PowerVault NX3500. Table 9-1. CLI Menu Options Menu Options dataThe data-...
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    ...-exports: lets you set the NFS export options. nas-volumes: lets you configure NAS volumes. events The events menu lets you monitor your PowerVault NX3500 system by detecting normal and abnormal events 132 Command Line Interface
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    ... monitor Options The monitor menu lets you monitor your PowerVault NX3500 system. It includes the following menu items: quota: lets you ..., network, protocols and performance diagnostics on the system. The service pack menu keeps your PowerVault NX3500 system up to date. Command Line Interface 133
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    ... NOTE: See the Hardware Owner's Manual on support.dell.com, for information on hardware service and maintenance. 10 Shutting Down the PowerVault NX3500 System NOTE: Follow the procedure strictly to prevent data inconsistency. NOTE: This procedure ...
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    ... the front of each controller. • 2 MD storage arrays: • • 3 BPS units: Installing the Service Pack The PowerVault NX3500 system uses a service pack methodology.... To upgrade the service pack: 1 Download the service pack from support.dell.com/downloads. 136 Maintaining the PowerVault NX3500
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    ... MD storage array, see your MD Owner's Manual. Expanding the PowerVault NX3500 Storage Capacity You can add additional LUNs from ...) is installed and has available storage capacity that can be allocated to the PowerVault NX3500 The PowerVault NX3500 NAS Manager web interface is deployed Is located ...
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    ... from the unconfirmed capacity on the MD storage array that is providing storage to the PowerVault NX3500. See "Creating ... allocated to PowerVault NX3500 host group in MDSM, are now ready to be discovered using the NAS ... NX3500 system. Each LUN can be identified using its world-wide name. In the NAS ...
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    ...16. 3 Click Add LUNs to add the new LUNs to the PowerVault NX3500 system. The system performs an incremental file system format on the... GeneralSystemDiagnostic To run any of these options: 1 Using an SSH client, log on to the PowerVault NX3500 CLI (using the NAS Management VIP) as admin. 2 From the ...
  • Dell PowerVault NX3500 | Administrator's Guide - Page 140
    ... tests can provide you with important information you will need when talking to Dell service and support personnel. CAUTION: Use the Dell Diagnostics only to test .... Using this program with other systems may cause incorrect system responses or error messages. 140 Maintaining the PowerVault NX3500
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    To run Dell diagnostics: 1 Insert the Dell PowerVault NX3500 Resource media into the controller's DVD drive and reboot the controller. ... cause a loss of data. Reinstalling the PowerVault NX3500 To reinstall the PowerVault NX3500 software: 1 Insert the Dell PowerVault Resource media into a powered ...
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    ... set up, see "Setting Up Your PowerVault NX3500 Solution" on page 29 if you are ... NX3500 media is inserted into a system other than a PowerVault NX3500, the user will be prompted with a message and the system will fail to install the software. Replacing a PowerVault NX3500 Controller You may have to...
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    Detaching the PowerVault NX3500 Controller In order to bring the cluster into the single-controller mode you need to detach a controller while .... In the case of a failed controller, the system adjusts in a manner that allows the connection of a new controller. Maintaining the PowerVault NX3500 143
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    .... 5 Place the file system reinstall DVD in the drive and power on the newly replaced PowerVault NX3500 controller. 6 Select the Firmware reset option when ...running the following command: system maintenance controllers save-conf 144 Maintaining the PowerVault NX3500
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    ..., to view the progress, log in to the CLI again and execute the following command: system maintenance controllers attach status This process takes some time to complete. Maintaining the PowerVault NX3500 145
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    146 Maintaining the PowerVault NX3500
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    Internationalization Overview 11 The PowerVault NX3500 system provides full Unicode support allowing ... used by the client who creates a file, the PowerVault NX3500 system stores its file name or directory ... gain access to the file system due to the PowerVault NX3500 systems' ability to provide code ...
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    ...NFS clients may configure a different code page for different shares, while supporting concurrently non-Unicode clients that use different languages. For further information...Windows and DOS clients. NOTE: The web Interface provides full Unicode support. To display and use Unicode data via the CLI, a ...
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    ... configuration limitations File Size and Directory Name Clients Compatibility Problems Japanese Compatibility Issues File Size and Directory Name The ... each UTF-8 character occupies between 1 to 6 bytes. Clients Compatibility Problems In some cases different vendors use different UTF-8 encoding ...
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    ...FFE2 (FULLWIDTH NOT SIGN) The PowerVault NX3500 provides a special code page for the CIFS service, to support portability between protocols. ... Windows incompatible encoding is mapped to the appropriate UNIX/ Mac O/S encoding on PowerVault NX3500. This ensures that in any case correct and incorrect ...
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    Troubleshooting Clients Cannot Access CIFS Files Description 12 The Dell PowerVault NX3500 system supports antivirus scans on a per CIFS share ... not experience such problems. Check the status of the antivirus hosts and the network path between the PowerVault NX3500 system and the...
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    ... capacity and the file system denies any write requests, including overwrites. • The NAS volume is a target in a replication relationship and is read only Workaround 1 If the problem ...or use a different user account. 2 If the problem is related to a specific NAS volume: a Verify there is...
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    ..., the server could not recognize the client machine through NIS, or the server does not accept the identity you provided. • The PowerVault NX3500 system is down or has internal file system problems. • The mount command got through to the port mapper, ...
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    ...in the exports list. If the server not responding due to a port mapper failure: • Check the PowerVault NX3500 status. • Check the network connection by trying ...the file system. • Check the file systems related to the NFS through the PowerVault NX3500 user interface. If the issue ...
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    .... c In case all file system ACLs' are corrupted you can restore all data from the NAS replication partner. CIFS Client Clock Skew Description Cause ... the client to clock-synch with the Active Directory (as an NTP server) to avoid clock skews errors. Troubleshooting 155
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    ...triggered. If this issue repeats frequently, contact Dell. Workaround CIFS Client Login Failure ...user is unknown in the Active Directory server, and the NAS system mapped this user to a guest user... that the user is listed in the Active Directory server the NAS is using. Alternatively, you can remove...
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    ... deleted after it is closed. Until then, the file appears in its original location but the system denies any attempt to open it. Notify the user who tried to open ... there is a violation of the sharing definition, the user receives an access denied error and this event is issued. Troubleshooting 157
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    ... CIFS Locking Inconsistency Description Cause Workaround CIFS service is interrupted due to CIFS interlocking issues. CIFS client interlocking scenarios. System recovers ...Reached Description Maximum number of CIFS connections per NAS controller has been reached. 158 Troubleshooting
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    ... reaches the maximum. In such a scenario, consider adding NAS controllers. The system is limited to two controllers. .... In this case rebalance the clients using the NAS Manager. • The system is in degraded state (one or more ... a Windows client: 1 Click Run. 2 Enter the NAS service IP and share name:...
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    ... Client accessed a share which refers to an inexistent directory in the NAS container. • The NAS system is restored from a backup or remote replication. During restore .... • The user accesses the wrong system due to similarity in name/IP . • The user is accessing a NAS container, which was made ...
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    .... , For each server: 1 Ping the server from a client on PowerVault NX3500 subnet and verify it responds. 2 Issue a request to the server from a client on the PowerVault NX3500 subnet and verify it responds. 3 Check ... ownership, set UID and GID at same time. Cause Workaround Troubleshooting 161
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    NAS Container Security Violation Description Cause NAS container security violation. Selecting security ... ownership for a file on UNIX Security style container. The NAS container security style should reflect the... activity, split the data into separate NAS containers based on the main access protocol....
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    ... issued when an NFS user does not have enough permissions for the file on a NAS container. File ownership is UID/UNIX and the user is not privileged...If the access is non-native, translation rules come to effect and it is recommended to contact Dell Technical Support. Workaround Troubleshooting 163
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    ... it is part of the defined network or netgroups. Pay attention to pitfall scenarios, where the network netmask is not intuitive, for example, 192.175.255.254 is part of 192.168.0.0/12 but not of 192.168.0.0/16. 4 Once the mount succeeds, adjust the original options accordingly. 164 Troubleshooting
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    ...error is usually the outcome of a communication error between the NAS system and the NIS/LDAP server.... in the logs. 2 Network test: a Try pinging the NAS from a client located in the same subnet as the NIS/... server from a client located in the same subnet as the NAS. If a packet loss is evident on one...
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    ..., it is recommended to apply a strict permission scheme to avoid this scenario. Workaround 1 If the NAS system is being restored, communicate the current status to the customer and instruct him to wait for the restore process to complete....
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    ...file. NFS user attempted a chmod or chgrp operation while not being the owner of the file. This is a minor,... to modify a file on a read-only volume. NAS volume becomes read-only when it is set... the volume returns to a simple, normal state. Inform the user(s) of the state of the NAS volume. Workaround...
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    ... systems topology are incompatible. The source and destination systems are incompatible for replication purposes. Upgrade the PowerVault NX3500 which is down. Cause Workaround Replication Destination Cluster is Busy Description Replication ...
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    ... down. Administrators should check if the file system is down in the destination system using the monitoring section of the NAS Manager. If the PowerVault NX3500 file system is not responding, administrators should start the system on the destination cluster. ...
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    ...optimal. Replication fails because file system of the destination NAS volume is not optimal. The administrators... status of destination system using the monitoring section of the NAS Manager to understand why the file... destination volume fails because the destination NAS volume is busy freeing up space...
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    ... NAS destination volume fails because the system version of the source NAS cluster is higher than the ... cluster. Replication task fails since the system version of the NAS source volume is higher than the ... source and the destination NAS volumes fails due to an internal error. Contact Dell to resolve ...
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    ... NAS destination volume fails because the file system of the source NAS volume is busy replicating other NAS .... Replication task fails because the file system of the source NAS volume is busy replicating other NAS volumes. The replication continues automatically when the file system releases part of ...
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    ... volume is down. Administrators should check if the PowerVault NX3500 is down in the source system, by checking the monitoring section of the NAS Manager. If the PowerVault NX3500 is down, the administrators should start the system on the source cluster. The ...
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    ... a group member consumes space, the actual usage of the group does not grow and the group limitation is not enforced. The PowerVault NX3500 quota enforcement is performed based on the UID and GID of the file (UNIX) or the SID and the GSID of the primary group ...
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    ... time on the NAS system is incorrect. • No NTP server is defined for the NAS system. • The NTP server servicing the PowerVault NX3500 is either down or has stopped providing NTP services. • There are network problems communicating with the ...
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    ...a Linux Client Description A Linux/UNIX client is trying to mount a PowerVault NX3500 share using SMB (using /etc/fstab or...user%password -c ls Workaround It is recommended that you use the NFS protocol interfaces to access the PowerVault NX3500 DSFS systems from Linux/UNIX clients. To workaround this...
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    ... Subnet Clients Cannot Access the PowerVault NX3500 System Description Cause Users (new... from specific network(s), cannot access the PowerVault NX3500 system. This issue is due to a conflict between...=sys option to the PowerVault NX3500 mounts in the ubuntu fstab file. Workaround Troubleshooting 177...
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    ...Directory domain controllers are offline or unreachable. • System clock and Active Directory clock are out of sync. Workaround 1 Check the PowerVault NX3500 system event log in the NAS Manager for errors. 2 Verify that the user is not disabled ...
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    Troubleshooting Snapshots Description Cause Taking and deleting snapshots fail. Probable causes ... is under heavy workload. If the system is under a heavy workload, wait until the workload... of snapshots in the system. If the number is in the thousands, delete a few snapshots and retry. Troubleshooting...
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    ... The system shutdown procedure is comprises of two separate processes: • Stopping the file system • Powering down the PowerVault NX3500 controllers The file system may take... sync its state to the local drive. Workaround If the file system has stopped and if one of the controllers...
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    ... Manager or open a remote terminal to the appliance. 2 On the NAS Manager, go to Data ProtectionNDMP�. include the IP address of the backup application. – In the NAS CLI, type view and ensure... is Stor@ge! To change the password: 1 Log in to the NAS Manager or open remote terminal to the appliance...
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    Error Received While Running the PowerVault NAS Configuration Utility Description Cause Workaround Error occurred while running the PowerVault NX3500 NAS Configuration Utility. The error could be caused by either hardware setup, network switch ...
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    ...NX3500 NAS Configuration Utility Description Cause Cannot launch PowerVault NX3500 NAS Configuration Utility. Probable causes maybe: • NAS... during a file system format. Probable causes may be: • Wrong SAN IPs are used in the PowerVault NAS Configuration Utility. • Wrong IQNs used while defining...
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    ...wrong SAN IPs are used while running the PowerVault NAS Configuration Utility: 1 Verify that the MD discovery IP used while running the PowerVault NAS Configuration Utility is on the same subnet ...LUN size to meet or exceed the minimum required size. 3 Try to format the system. 184 Troubleshooting
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    ... required minimum LUN count of 2. 3 Try to format the system. Troubleshooting Active Directory Configuration Description Cause ... time matches the domain time. 6 If multiple NAS systems are used, ensure that you set ... users' identity via Active Directory and local users database. Troubleshooting 185
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    ...5 If you are using Microsoft Windows Server 2008, disable IE ESC. Troubleshooting DNS Configurations Description Cause Unable to connect to the PowerVault NX3500 using the system name and/or unable to resolve host names. Probable causes ...
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    ... Login Screen Description Cause Unable to connect to the NAS Manager and the login screen is blank....plugged in, and that utility power is present. 2 Check the NAS appliance event log for messages if ... power. For more information about the workaround, see "BPS Alarms" on page 193. Troubleshooting 187
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    ...module replacement procedure, a BPS firmware upgrade may be required and is performed automatically by the NAS appliance after the service pack upgrade reboot. The firmware.... 2 Verify that USB cable between the BPS module and NAS appliance controller is connected. 3 Reboot the NAS...
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    ... require a 120 V input and HV models require a 208 V input. Turn on BPS by pressing the BPS power button. 3 If none of the above actions resolves the issue, contact Dell technical support. Troubleshooting 189
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    ...Using CLI Description Workaround Determining the IQN of the PowerVault NX3500 controllers using CLI. Using an ssh client and the NAS Management VIP log in to the , PowerVault NX3500 solution CLI as an admin. From the command line type the following command: system maintenance luns ...
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    ...Manager web interface and go to System ManagementMaintenanceAdd Luns. This page displays all LUNs that the PowerVault NX3500 cluster has access to (assigned to the PowerVault NX3500 host group). Each LUN can be identified using its world-wide name. In the ...
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    192 Troubleshooting
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    ...steps in the Getting Started Guide. This chapter provides information about the external alarm conditions of the Dell backup ...). The Dell backup power supply (BPS) LED is solid amber with an audible alarm. Table ... it is replaced. Battery needs to be replaced. Contact Dell. Input AC over Utility RMS...
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    ... maximum allowable limits. Beeping Contact Dell. Contact Dell. Contact Dell. Inverter AC over voltage ... abnormally high inverter output voltage levels. Contact Dell. UPS has detected Beeping Inverter AC under voltage abnormally low inverter output voltage levels Contact Dell. 194 BPS Alarms
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    ...circuit Description Audible Corrective Action Contact Dell. Indicates that the UPS Beeping has detected ...exceeded the maximum operating temperature defined by Hardware. Fatal EEPROM fault Contact Dell. Set ...alarms. UPS has detected that Continuous Contact Dell. one or more fans are not functioning ...
  • Dell PowerVault NX3500 | Administrator's Guide - Page 196
    ... overload Description Audible Corrective Action Load levels are at or Slow Contact Dell. have exceeded the intermittent configurable threshold limit for a Level... the last battery test. Slow Replace the battery. Contact intermittent Dell. Slow Check the utility power. intermittent Input AC Utility ...
  • Dell PowerVault NX3500 | Administrator's Guide - Page 197
    NAS Setup Worksheet PowerVault NAS Configuration Utility Information Requested Storage Array Identification ...Client Client Client Client Client Client NX3500 Contoller Discovery Controller 1 IP Subnet ...Internal/Private Network Group 1 NAS cluster name PowerVault NAS Configuration Utility Results ...
  • Dell PowerVault NX3500 | Administrator's Guide - Page 198
    ... Configuration Utility NAS Cluster IP Allocation NAS controller 1 IQN Internal IP a3 Subnet mask . . ...Internal/Peer Internal/Peer NOTE: Use the IQNs recorded from the PowerVault NAS Configuration Utility to complete your mappings configuration on the MD3xx0i backend storage. Environment Setup...



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