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P20 Password Reset Challenge Code I recently acquired two Wyse P20s to try out in a home lab environment. I have no idea what the administrator passwords on these are but I have read that in ord... See more...
P20 Password Reset Challenge Code I recently acquired two Wyse P20s to try out in a home lab environment. I have no idea what the administrator passwords on these are but I have read that in order to reset the password I need to get the challenge code from my device and then send it to Wyse tech support. I don't have a support contract with them and when I go to the self service portal to register it asks me to register under an existing company. I am not affiliated with any company. Where do I send the challenge code and will it be possible for me to reset these or am I dead in the water? Thanks
Thanks for all the help. After reading through the documentation I believe I have figured what would work in my situation: 1. Keeping the current version of Flare on the CX-40c, establish a di... See more...
Thanks for all the help. After reading through the documentation I believe I have figured what would work in my situation: 1. Keeping the current version of Flare on the CX-40c, establish a direct connection to the controller and reset IP, username and Domain settings on each storage processor. 2. Login to the Navisphere UI (it is embedded in the SP right? I don't have to install it separately?) and configure the contoller to accept the 4 FC enclosures (still not exactly sure how to accomplish this without USM) 3. Add the 4 enclosures each with 15x 500gb 7.2k FC drives - total raw capacity 30TB 4. Configure storage pools and Raid with Navisphere UI as well as LUNs to be mapped. 5. From vCenter Map the shared storage to the vSphere 5.1 hosts 6. On a separate windows physical machine directly connected to array, install Unisphere server and Client. Manage the CX3 with the Unisphere client (The CX3 series can be managed with unisphere Client correct?) Does this sound correct? Thoughts of Concern: I have read in various places that resetting the IP/Username/Domain settings does not clear the previous raid and LUN configurations and that a reinstall of FLARE is required. Is this true? If so, I have no way to do that without access to FLARE software. Is there any other way to completely clear the array? Also I keep seeing that in a full CX3 System the first 4 drives are reserved for FLARE/Array configuration. I would not need to install anything in my case onto drive 1-4 in the first DAE right? If so what would it be and how could I acquire it?  Finally the CX3 is no where to be seen on the vSphere 5.1 HCL. Does that mean it wont map the drives. This array wont be used in production just a test cluster (still I don't want to have the array become unreadable and potentially lose data due to some compatibility issue). Is anyone using vSphere 5.1 and a CX3 system. Does it work and are there any performance issues. If everything above checks out I will go ahead and setup the array as I stated. I just want to make sure I cover all the basis so that I don't end up half way in and find out its not possible without some powerlink software package. Again really appreciate your help.
After reading through the documentation, a lot of the setup procedures require tools and utilities from support.emc.com which I assume is the same as powerlink. Is there anyway I can procede to s... See more...
After reading through the documentation, a lot of the setup procedures require tools and utilities from support.emc.com which I assume is the same as powerlink. Is there anyway I can procede to setup this array by acquiring tools such as Unisphere Service Manager and Unisphere Client/Server without an active Powerlink account?
Thanks for the help. Also, is it possible to install unisphere on the cx3-40c. I know I might have to upgrade Flare but does the controller support it and how would I be able to get the update pa... See more...
Thanks for the help. Also, is it possible to install unisphere on the cx3-40c. I know I might have to upgrade Flare but does the controller support it and how would I be able to get the update packages?
I recently acquired 4 used dell/emc DAE4P Fiber enclosures. I have never worked with EMC Fiber SANs but from what I understand these are just "dumb" shelfs and require a controller. I have found ... See more...
I recently acquired 4 used dell/emc DAE4P Fiber enclosures. I have never worked with EMC Fiber SANs but from what I understand these are just "dumb" shelfs and require a controller. I have found a used dell/emc SPE-i CX3-40C and was wondering if it would work for these enclosures? Also would I need FLARE/Navisphere to manage it? If so how do I obtain it? Since I am not a paying customer with EMC or Dell how would I access the Powerlink downloads? I am hoping to map the disks to vSphere. Is it feasible to do with all used components as I have? Any help appreciated.