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Dell PowerVault MD 32/36 Series Storage Software

Dell PowerVault MD 32/36 Series Storage Array and Expansion Enclosure

Fixes & Enhancements

This release contains the following features:

- Consolidated support for both 60-disk 4U (dense) and 12/24-disk 2U MD Series storage arrays.
- Resolves a potential I/O path error between Fibre Channel chip and RAID Controller memory
- Resolves a potential I/O Path error when using VMware vSphere 5.X when VAAI hardware accelerated VMFS data movement is enabled for VM migration, VMware snapshots, and VM cloning.
- Resolves Incorrect Drawer number when assigning Hot spare

- New features for 60-disk 4U (dense) MD Series storage arrays are:
- Enhanced snapshot functionality based on point-in-time (PiT) images
- Asynchronous remote replication (iSCSI and FC-based)
- Thin provisioned virtual disks
- SSD cache configuration and SSD performance modeling
- Windows Server 2012 (Standard and Datacenter)
- Windows 8

- New features for 12/24-based 4U MD Series storage arrays are:
- Adaptive disk pooling
- Redesigned MD Storage Manager interface
- Automatic support daya collection across multiple arrays
- VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI)
- Enhanced snapshot functionality based on point-in-time (PiT) images
- Asynchronous remote replication (iSCSI and FC-based)
- Thin provisioned virtual disks
- SSD cache configuration and SSD performance modeling
- Windows Server 2012 (Standard and Datacenter)
- Windows 8

Version

Version A01, A01

Release date

08 Nov 2012

Last Updated

19 Mar 2014

Importance

Urgent

Available formats

File Format:DVD ISO Image 1
File Name:DELL_MDSS_Consolidated_RDVD_4_1_0_88.iso
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1866MB
Format DescriptionThis file contains an ISO image to be used to create a DVDROM image. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then create a DVD using your choice of DVD burning software.
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MD5:
c1ddbddd90dd9618357d6063576642f2
SHA1:
0a7b19df7baa33750abb33d1ebe861b44ce52fba
SHA-256:
1de20422d41d1707364ae36876f0c0a9efceb6b9451a9b405feac158997a5a74

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Other versions

2.0.2.3,A00 04 Sep 20129:57:40 PM

Supported Operating Systems

Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
MS Windows 2008 x64
Suse Linux ES 10
MS Windows Server 2012
Red Hat Ent Linux 6
Red Hat Ent Linux 5
MS Windows 7 32-bit
MS Windows 7 64-bit
MS Windows 8 32-bit
MS Windows 8 64-bit
MS Windows Vista 32-bit
MS Windows 2008 x86
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2008 R2
MS Windows Vista 64-bit
MS Windows XP
MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

MD32/36 series Resource CD Updates

Installation instructions

- On the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system, DVDs are auto-mounted with the -noexec mount option. This option does not allow you to run any executables from the DVD. To fix this problem, you need to unmount the DVD, manually re-mount the DVD, and then run executables.

The command to unmount the DVD is:
# umount

The command to manually mount the DVD is:
# mount

- Operating System support for autorun varies. If the software does not automatically launch when the DVD is inserted, it must be manually invoked with one of the following commands in the root directory of the DVD:

Linux: ./autorun
Windows: md_launcher.exe

- On the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating system, before you run the silent install command, make sure to run the following script from the Resource DVD to install prerequisite packages:

# md_prereq_install.sh

# linux_hostnameupdates.sh

On the SuSE Linux Enterprise operating system, before you run the silent install command, make sure to run the following script from the Resource DVD to install prerequisite packages.

# linux_hostnameupdates.sh

Important Information

This update is recommended for all PowerVault MD 32/36 storage arrays.

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