PowerVault 650F

Kevin_Burroughs@Dell.com Kevin_Burroughs at Dell.com
Tue Apr 23 19:33:01 CDT 2002

Just wanted to backup what Jason wrote.  He and I exchanged e-mails about
this subject last week and his information is accurate.

At this point, there are no Linux tools in our SAN software to manage the
650.  Data Supervisor is the software to manage one 650 at a time, Data
Administrator can manage multiple arrays in one session and this is an
optional piece of software that costs extra.

I am in Dell|EMC training this week, and there was actually discussion today
about whether the 650 can be managed like the Dell|EMC arrays through
Navisphere.  No one in this discussion has had the opportunity to attempt to
make this work and not sure when this can/will be tested.

Kevin Burroughs, MCSE, MCP+I
PowerVault and Fibre Channel Gold Storage Support Specialist
Dell Computer Corp. Enterprise Expert Center
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-----Original Message-----
From: jason andrade [mailto:jason at dstc.edu.au]
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 8:58 AM
To: Pavel Rabel
Cc: linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
Subject: Re: PowerVault 650F

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Pavel Rabel wrote:

> How do I manage the 650F array from linux?

you can't.  it's a source of much disappointment to me, but i've
come to learn to live with a windows box in the middle of our
linux cluster. 

> Are there any tools I can download from Dell?

yes.  but they are not for linux.

i'm sure the dell guys will step in if i'm wrong here, but the
only tools you can use to "manage" a 650F array is:

Data Supervisor (runs under Windows - my version says NT only, but it
runs fone on 2000 and i imagine there is a newer version)

Data Administrator  as above.

I mix them up, but one comes with the 650F and can be used to manage
one array at a time.  the other can manage multiple 650F arrays.  and
costs additional money.

there was some talk to navisphere for linux becoming available for
the 650F, but this appears to be rumour only and in fact never
eventuated.  since the 650F is "old" technology, i doubt it ever
will be available.

hope this helps.


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