DELL EMC MD 3800F Configuration



Dell Storage MD Value and performance storage Designed for quick deployment, easy management and efficient storage scalability Dell EMC PowerVault Modular Disk Storage Manager (MD Storage Manager) is a graphical user interface (GUI) application used to configure and manage one or more MD Series storage arrays.

Optimized to meet the needs of small business, departmental and branch office operations, the Dell Storage MD Series, offer industry-leading capabilities. They are designed to offer affordability without compromising advanced features and reliability. The MD Series provides a range of storage options that include entry-level SAN direct-attached storage (DAS) expansion enclosures. The versatile MD Series brings advanced features to meet the demands of high performance and data protection. Enhanced premium features, mix-and-match hard drive configurations, and the ability to select between a small form factor and a compact high-density form factor are just some of the versatile options available with the MD Series.

Open PowerVault Modular Storage Manager Utility

This Software is used to configure Dell MD Series Storage.Run this software from computer  which you are running the Dell (MDSM) utility must be on the same subnet as your Dell MD system

Click On Automatic Discovery of the array then OK Button .

New array will be shown as unnamed

Select and double click on it or right click click on storage

License Activation

Click on Manager Premium Features to activate License

Select The key file from local system.

Click On Yes

Raid Group Creation Go to Storage and click Next

Select Raid Level as Raid 5 and click next

Select Manual Disk

Select all the disks(SAS) and click on finish

Click on No

Now Select the SSD disks and click on Finish

Add host or register to the array and click Next

Add the fiber WWN Number and Click on Next

Select Host OS and click on Next

Select No because its standalone host and click Next

Click On Finish

Click on Next

Create The Virtual Disk from SSD

Create The Virtual Disk from SAS

Click Finish

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