Dell EqualLogic – Initial Setup

Setting up a new Dell EqualLogic is straightforward first connect a serial cable to the active controller and log in with the default credentials

Username – grpadmin

Password – grpadmin

Select to configure the array and allow for the initial initialisation

eqlsetup01  eqlsetup02

Once complete enter the member name for this array and IP information

eqlsetup03  eqlsetup04

Enter the group information, a Dell EqualLogic can work in a group and can join that group at this point.  If its a standalone EQL then this will create a new group


Once set up browse to the web page.  Click down to the member and setup the relevant network interfaces to be used with iSCSI and management


Click on the group, configure the group such as group IP address, group users accounts, e-mail alerts, SNMP and a dedicated management network

eqlsetup09  eqlsetup10

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