Dell PowerVault MD32/MD34/MD36/MD38 Series Resource DVD

Resource DVD for Dell PowerVault MD32/MD34/MD36/MD38 storage arrays.

Fixes & Enhancements

-SYMsdk complete CSB collection does not function
-Error 29 window pops up when opening AMW
-Translation updates for GURU files
-Resource leak in CollectCoreDumpSupportData
-Translation updates for Online Help files
-UTM Driver blocking UTM volumes from being found
Unable to create virtual disk in MDSM GUI

-Added support for Windows Server2016
-Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
-Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8
-Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2


Version, A10


Resource CD

Release date

10 Jan 2018

Last Updated

10 Jan 2018


Available formats

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Supported Operating Systems
Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
SUSE Linux ES 12
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 7, 64-bit
Windows 8, 64-bit
Windows 8.1, 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2016
Windows 10, 64-bit
VMware ESXi 5.1
VMware ESXi 5.5
VMware ESXi 6.0
Applies to
MD3 Series Resource DVD Updates
Installation instructions
On a server running Microsoft Windows Server 2016, the Microsoft MPIO driver needs to be installed prior to installing the Module Disk Storage Manager (MDSM) located on the Resource DVD available on Failure to do so will require MDSM to be installed a second time.

For further instruction on Installing and Updating MDSM please refere to the Deployment Guide located at

Upgrading MD Storage Software

To upgrade from a previous version of the MDSM application, uninstall the previous version and then follow the instructions below.

To install the MD storage software:

1. Insert the PowerVault MD series resource media.

Depending on your operating system, the installer may launch automatically. If the installer does not
launch automatically, navigate to the root directory of the installation media (or downloaded installer
image) and run the md_launcher.exe file. For Linux-based systems, navigate to the root of the
resource media and run the autorun file.

NOTE: By default, Red Hat Enterprise Linux mounts the resource media with the -noexec
mount option, which does not allow you to run executable files. To change this setting, see the
Readme file in the root directory of the installation media.

2. Select Install MD Storage Software.

3. Read and accept the license agreement.

4. Select one of the following installation options from the Install Set dropdown menu:
- Full (recommended) - Installs the MD Storage Manager (client) software, host-based storage
agent, multipath driver, and hardware providers.
- Host Only - Installs the host-based storage agent and multipath drivers.
- Management - Installs the management software and hardware providers.
-Custom - Allows you to select specific components.

5. Choose whether to start the event monitor service automatically when the host server reboots or

NOTE: This option is applicable only to Windows client software installation.

6. Confirm the installation location and choose Install.

7. If prompted, reboot the host server after the installation completes.

8. When the reboot is complete, the Modular Disk Configuration Utility (MDCU) may launch
automatically. If the MDCU does not launch automatically, launch it manually.
- In a Windows-based operating system, click Start > Dell > Modular Disk Configuration Utility.
- In a Linux-based operating system, double-click the Modular Disk Configuration Utility icon on
the desktop.

9. Start MD Storage Manager and discover the arrays.

10. If applicable, activate any premium features purchased with your storage array. If you purchased
premium features, see the printed activation card shipped with your storage array.

NOTE: The MD Storage Manager installer automatically installs the required drivers, firmware,
and operating system patches/hotfixes to operate your storage array. These drivers and
firmware are also available at In addition, see the Dell PowerVault MD32xx/34xx/36xx/
38xx Series Support Matrix at for any additional settings and/or
software required for your specific storage array.
Important Information
This update is recommended for all Dell PowerVault MD32/MD34/MD36/MD38 storage arrays.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).