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How To Use Consistent_Lun setting on VMAX Initiator Groups

Introduction Using the consistent_lun setting we eliminate the issue where different devices show different lun id’s. This is more prevalent with ESX Hosts. For this to work the flag must be set at creation time of the host and parent initiator groups. ¬†In this post we will cover how to complete the task. Step 1 – Create Host Initiator Groups The first step is to create the host initiator... read more

How to Remove a TDEV on EMC VMAX

Introduction So you are doing some cleanup on your VMAX and need to remove a few TDEV volume’s in a Storage Pool and want to free this space to create a new volume or expand an existing volume. In this post we will detail how to delete a single TDEV volume in a Storage Group. An example of such a configuration is in the case where a single TDEV was mapped and used as a dedicated server¬†volume with... read more

How To Remove a Device Tag on a Recoverpoint TDEV

Learned a new tidbit today on removing device tags on EMC VMAX and RecoverPoint. Before you can reclaim a TDEV you must first remove the Device Tag. Overview In this post we will cover how to remove the device tag, disable write access, un-map, un-bind the device and dissolve the meta on EMC VMAX that is using Recoverpoint   Remove the Device Tag First get the tag information: $ symdev -sid... read more

How to Setup iSCSI on Windows 2008 R2

Here is one of those topics you do not see much, sure there are basics on setting up the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator but what about the details in adding the whole thing, well here it it is!. Overview In this post we will be configuring a NIC just for accessing the storage, configuring the iSCSI Initiator, then adding the storage to the server. Configure the iSCSI NICS on Server Before we can configure the... read more

How To Remove Storage Resources from a Windows 2008 R2 Cluster

So you have a cluster and storage that you no longer have use for and need to safely remove it from your cluster. It is a simple and easy process to follow just a few things to make sure before you remove. Nothing is using the storage Any and all dependencies for the storage are removed. Administrator access Login to any node of the cluster and open up Failover Cluster Manager (Start > Administrative... read more

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