Dell EqualLogic – New Volume


The following will show how to create a new volume on a Dell EqualLogic and present it to a Windows server using MPIO.  Login to the group with an account with the relevant permissions.  Choose Volumes at the bottom left hand side.  Right click Volumes – Create volume

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Give the volume a name and choose the storage pool.  Choose the size of the volume along with any snapshot reservations

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Configure the iSCSI access either with a configured access control policy or a basic access point.  If you choose not to configure here it can be configured later.

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I will be presenting this to a Windows server, my access point will be the initiator name on the windows server.  Open iSCSI initiator on the server and under Configuration tab it will show the initiator name

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Go back to the newly created Volume – Access – Add basic access point.  Add a CHAP account if required and add the initiator name

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Go back to the Windows server – iSCSI Initiator – Discovery – Add.  Enter the group discovery IP address

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If using CHAP select Advanced.  Enter the CHAP details

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Volumes will now appear, if CHAP is required each volume will be listed as Inactive until the advanced options are added as above.

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To enable MPIO select the volume, as the volume is connected tick Enable multi-path box – Advanced.  From advanced add the the CHAP account details and choose the Local Adapter and Initiator IP to specify a single NIC.  Repeat this for each NIC / path

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Now select the Properties of the volume and notice the multiple paths

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Run a rescan in disk management and the new volume will be available

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