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Dell Powervault 3260i ISCSI Setup

I have a Dell Powervault 3260i with two controllers. I need to connect two independent windows servers to this SAN using iSCSI and make use of dual controllers for fail-over. Is there any specific manual on how to setup this mode?

I have defined two disk groups and two LUN's all seems to be fine but when one SCSI cable is pulled out, the systems stops responding. How do I define failover settings on the host and SAN side?

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RE: Dell Powervault 3260i ISCSI Setup

Hello avilt,

Here is a link to the deployment guide for the MD3260i. ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_ser_stor_net/esuprt_powervault/powervault-md3260i_Dep... You can follow this guide to do your install & deployment of your MD3260i.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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RE: Dell Powervault 3260i ISCSI Setup

I am following the setup guide as explained in page-11, one physical server, two LAN cables, cable-1 to controller 0 and  cable-2 to controller 1 (no switches used). I am able to mount the LUN on this server but when I pull cable-1 out from controller 0, the server storage but after a while it switches to controller-1. What is the recommended setup? Is it 4 cables to a single server thru a switch?

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