DELL EQUALLOGIC HD FIRMWARE UPDATE

By , August 10, 2013 1:43 PM

Uploading the Drive Firmware Update Kit to the Array
Use FTP to upload the drive firmware kit to the array in binary mode. For detailed information, see Uploading the Kit to the Array Using FTP on page 5. Repeat this upload step for each additional array that meets the criteria in the table above.
Updating the Drive Firmware
1. Update the drive firmware by entering the following command at the CLI prompt.
support exec sh dfwupdV2.5_r287352.bin
2. Repeat the procedure on every group member containing the drive type that requires the update.

 

HOW TO RESET DELL EQUALLOGIC

By , August 5, 2013 11:28 PM
How To Reset an EqualLogic PS SAN Print E-mail
NOTE: This resets the SAN to factory defaults. ANY DATA ON THE SAN WILL BE COMPLETELY DELETED!
1. Connect to the SAN via a serial cable to the active storage processor.

 

 

2. Enter the group login and password (grpadmin/grpadmin is default).

 

PS Series Storage Arrays
Unauthorized Access Prohibited

login: grpadmin
Password:
Welcome to Group Manager

Copyright 2001-2008 EqualLogic, Inc.

 

demogrp>
demogrp>
demogrp> 463:0:login: 5-Mar-2010 10:38:07.210001:login.c:583:INFO:46.2.0:CLI: Lo
gin to account grpadmin using a serial connection succeeded.

 

3. Enter the command “reset” and read the warning.

4 . If you want to reset the SAN enter “DeleteAllMyDataNow”.
demogrp> reset

Warning: This command resets an array to the factory
defaults (original condition).  The result is the
elimination of all group and volume configuration
information and any volume data residing on the array.

Before resetting an array that is a member of a group,
it is recommended that you delete the member from the
group.

Reset this array to factory defaults? [n/DeleteAllMyDataNow] DeleteAllMyDataNow
Resetting system, this will take a few minutes.
Deleting backup password files
Deleting agent.cnf
Zeroing drives, nvram and rebooting the system

 

 

5. The SAN will then reset and reboot, ready for initial configuration.
#########################################################
#                                                       #
#       EqualLogic (R), Inc. storage array              #
#               Copyright 2001-2007                     #
#    70-0111 Rev=R07 SN=RMS83308A031146 ECO=C02         #
#                                                       #
#########################################################
— Type Ctrl-p key to enter setup mode —

BOOTROM version 7.0.0
Build Date: Wed Dec 19 01:50:35 EST 2007
Total memory: 0x40000000 bytes (1024MB)
NP Loading …Done
SP Loading …Done

EqualLogic(R) Storage Array

Copyright 2001-2008 EqualLogic, Inc.

SP:33.57:sbsmbus.c:354:INFO:28.2.4:Executing as active control module in slot 0.

SP:1267803781.52:pclass.c:4406:INFO:32.2.12:Disk enclosure/disk 0/0 (Model ST340
0755SS     /SN 3RJ0G83L00009840RDN8) 781249999 blocks, devLun=0, state=Ready
SP:1267803781.53:pclass.c:4406:INFO:32.2.12:Disk enclosure/disk 0/1 (Model ST340
0755SS     /SN 3RJ0G8H400009840XSJY) 781249999 blocks, devLun=1, state=Ready
SP:1267803781.54:pclass.c:4406:INFO:32.2.12:Disk enclosure/disk 0/2 (Model ST340
0755SS     /SN 3RJ0GGDJ00009839QNAY) 781249999 blocks, devLun=2, state=Ready
SP:1267803781.55:pclass.c:4406:INFO:32.2.12:Disk enclosure/disk 0/3 (Model ST340
0755SS     /SN 3RJ0HXXX00009842SX34) 781249999 blocks, devLun=3, state=Ready
SP:1267803781.56:pclass.c:4406:INFO:32.2.12:Disk enclosure/disk 0/4 (Model ST340
0755SS     /SN 3RJ0G8AW00009750E8V4) 781249999 blocks, devLun=4, state=Ready
SP:1267803781.57:pclass.c:4406:INFO:32.2.12:Disk enclosure/disk 0/5 (Model ST340
0755SS     /SN 3RJ0G9WM00009840YVCN) 781249999 blocks, devLun=5, state=Ready
SP:1267803781.58:pclass.c:4406:INFO:32.2.12:Disk enclosure/disk 0/6 (Model ST340
0755SS     /SN 3RJ0GLGJ00009840UX19) 781249999 blocks, devLun=6, state=Ready
SP:1267803781.59:pclass.c:4406:INFO:32.2.12:Disk enclosure/disk 0/7 (Model ST340
0755SS     /SN 3RJ0HYGL00009842QERJ) 781249999 blocks, devLun=7, state=Ready
MFS set up
Building databases…
SP:1267803787.38:ses.c:5176:INFO:28.2.91:Active controller CEMI firmware version
: 06.08
SP:1267803787.66:emm.c:928:INFO:28.2.6:Enclosure serial number: SHM94552C0104AE.

SP:1267803789.61:events.c:65:INFO:13.2.5:Spare disk drive 4 added.
SP:1267803789.61:events.c:65:INFO:13.2.5:Spare disk drive 1 added.
SP:1267803789.61:events.c:65:INFO:13.2.5:Spare disk drive 3 added.
SP:1267803789.62:events.c:65:INFO:13.2.5:Spare disk drive 5 added.
SP:1267803789.62:events.c:65:INFO:13.2.5:Spare disk drive 0 added.
SP:1267803789.62:events.c:65:INFO:13.2.5:Spare disk drive 6 added.
SP:1267803789.62:events.c:65:INFO:13.2.5:Spare disk drive 7 added.
SP:1267803789.62:events.c:65:INFO:13.2.5:Spare disk drive 2 added.
SP:1267803790.68:emm.c:1495:WARNING:28.3.51:Warning health conditions currently
exist.
Investigate these conditions before they affect array operation.
Control modules are initializing. Control module failover cannot occur u
ntil the initialization completes.
There are 1 outstanding health conditions.  Investigate these conditions
before they affect array operation.
SP:1267803794.11:emm.c:1728:INFO:28.2.30:Control modules have completed initiali
zing, and failover is now operational.
Fri Mar  5 10:43:16 EST 2010
Mar  5 10:43:16 init: kernel security level changed from 0 to 1

PS Series Storage Arrays
Unauthorized Access Prohibited

login: grpadmin
Password:
login:1267803807.15:login.c:583:INFO:46.2.0:CLI: Login to account grpadmin using
a serial connection succeeded.
Welcome to Group Manager

Copyright 2001-2008 EqualLogic, Inc.

 

It appears that the storage array has not been configured.
Would you like to configure the array now ? (y/n) [n]SP:1267803824.42:ses.c:5176
:INFO:28.2.92:Secondary controller CEMI firmware version: 06.08

 

VMware vSphere Client Download

By , August 4, 2013 12:55 AM

vSphere v5.1
– VMware vSphere Client v5.1  :  VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-786111.exe
– VMware vSphere Client 5.1.0a : VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-860230.exe
– VMware vSphere Client 5.1.0b : VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-941893.exe
– VMware vSphere Client 5.1 Update 1 : VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-1064113.exe

DELL EQUALLOGIC FIRMWARE UPGRADE

By , August 2, 2013 8:02 PM

Open Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer).  In the path field at the top of the window, replace whatever text is there with:
ftp://grpadmin@192.168.1.186 (replace 192.168.1.183 with the IP address of your array)
Enter grpadmin as the user name, and the correct password, then click OK.

upload your update file

and then go to putty and login

type: update

type: restart

UPGRADE PATHS

5.2.x
  • Later 5.2.x releases
  • 6.0.x
 5.1.x
  • Later 5.1.x releases
  • 5.2.x and 6.0.x
5.0.x (excluding 5.0.0 and 5.0.1)
  • Later V5.0.x releases
  • 5.1.x
  • 5.2.x
5.0.0 and 5.0.1
  • 5.0.2

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