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February 20th, 2024 18:39

Dell Equalogic ps6110 setup ETH0 fail

We bought used PS6110 and wiped the memory.

Im connected via CLI and can login with group admin

running setup Im unable to connect ETH0 to any port anywhere.

                Group Manager Setup Utility


 It appears that setup was run previously, but it did not
 complete. Restarting setup.


 Enter the network configuration for the array.

   Member name []: BOS
   Network interface [eth0]: 
   IP address for network interface []: 10.1.4.74
   Netmask [255.255.255.0]: 
   Default gateway [10.1.4.1]: 

 Initializing interface eth0.  This may take a minute...........
   *** Interface eth0 failed to connect to the network.  Please establish a network link to eth0.
       Please try again.

CLI>

This must be my inexperience. I'm not sure which slot/card ETH0 is utilizing (upper CM0 or lower CM1) orange type 14

with SPF+, mgnt (rj45),  rj45 (I assume this refers to eth0).

It's a single ethernet wire to any of those.

Am I missing something?

The point of this storage system is attaching to dell openstack servers. This will eventually become our swift and cinder block stores.

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February 21st, 2024 03:30

Hi,

 

Type 14 controller is a vertical port failure controller, have you connected both controller ETH0 (either the RJ45 or the SPF+) to the switch? Also, when you connect the ports, how are the ACT LED, are they lid/blinking? Have you tried other ports on the switch? Have you tried other network cable? 

 

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February 23rd, 2024 03:21

Hi,

 

You probably might need to check the connections to the switch, correct cables, and also it needs 10GbE. 

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February 26th, 2024 21:45

Hello,

 

I tried to find a good document for you.

See if this helps:

 

Dell PS Series Configuration Guide

Vertical port failover behavior in PS4110/PS6110 controllers

Page 51-53

https://dell.to/48wNtuh

 

Example Connectivity Diagrams page 7

https://dell.to/3Tao9Wu

 

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February 23rd, 2024 00:10

good questions all.

I do not have link lights.

My switches are 1 ubiquity dream machine, 2 cisco switch, and 2 switch hubs ( trendnet) 10/100.

The dream machine has a dedicated 10G port which is not in use yet.

 

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February 24th, 2024 04:50

Hello, 

 A  6110 is 10GbE only.   It does not negotiate down to 1GbE.    The RJ45 is for management but you cannot set up an EQL array without the iSCSI port being enabled 

 Regards, 

Don 

#iworkfordell

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February 26th, 2024 18:24

Joey and DWilliams,

Forgive me for not knowing this, the the type 14 controller has multiple ports including the SFP+ port with a 10 GB rj45 in place. That said, the SFP+ port is the port the setup is trying to enable as ETH0? and that needs a corresponding switch that handles 10GB?

I appreciate your responses and I'm not opposed to purchasing a random switch which uses 10GB. Does it need to be a Dell brand switch?

Thanks again,

bd 

 

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February 27th, 2024 16:10

Dell-Charles R,

      I wish I could mark everyone's post an accepted answer. Your post provided the card diagrams needed.

     Joey and DWilliams provided the idea of failover switch configs with 1GB and 10GB switches.

   Thank you everyone. All posts were the accepted answer....

The other doc I found was:

  https://i.dell.com/sites/content/shared-content/data-sheets/en/documents/ethernet-sans-using-dell-equallogic-storage-arrays.pdf

Our switch design will look similar to this document.Our racks have 4U's available to accept 2x6248P and 2x8924F switches. I'll reply back after they get installed. Please keep this thread open for no more than 14 days. With some luck and a very large electric bill I should have the whole system ready for our telco room.

thanks again,

bd

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February 29th, 2024 02:01

@Agrapha​     That is correct.  You need a 10GbE switch and the SFP+ and RJ45 are both ETH0 but fixed at 10GbE.    Prices on 10GbE switches are coming down.  But do not use 10GbE ports on a GbE switch  they are not designed to handle 10GbE iscsi traffic.  

 

 Good luck 

Don 

#iworkfordell

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