In this article we cover the following basic questions:
How to Factory Default a NetApp E-Series unit by using BOSCH tools and NetApp WEB GUI?
How to download the NetApp Support Bundle of a reachable online NetApp Storage Array
With the DSA E2800 Bosch introduced Multipathing. It is a fault-tolerance technique that defines more than one physical path between the camera and its iSCSI storage devices through redundant network connections.
When using this feature, recording of video data and replaying video data is possible even in case of an iSCSI controller failure. To ensure also that outages of infrastructure equipment (e.g. Switch) could be covered, we recommend following Interconnection.
This article describes the easiest method for adding Expansion shelves to a Base unit DSA E-Series E2600, E2700 or E2800.
This article also applies when:
The amount of storage is overloaded and you need additional storage after fully populating the base shelf.
1. Configuration Manager
2. Configuration Client which is included with BVMS
3. Santricity Software
This article contains 2 options describing the way you can find the Firmware version of your DSA unit, in case the Central Technical Support team is asking you about it or if you simply want to find it by yourself. Check out this article!
This article presents what should we check first if Channel 5 & 6 of DSA E2800 are showing as disconnected:
Verify if the expansion slots are connected correctly (page 21)
Afterwards, wait a few minutes until they load up, and only then start the DSA S2800.
Now, you can check in the Configuration Manager to see if the IP addresses need to be changed.
Once you verify that they are correct, you can add the Device in Configuration Client.
This article presents where you can find and download the Firmware for NetApp DSA unit.
Depending on the version you need, you can access this E-Series SANtricity OS Controller Software Link for Downloads.
If the Host Type was set to other value than “Factory Default” for DSA E2800 and you want to integrate it with BVMS, the targets will most likely not be scannable and there will be no recordings at all.
This information may be requested by Central Technical Support Team, as the bundle file is useful for troubleshooting the improper behavior of the unit.
The method for collecting the NetApp DSA E2800 support bundle file from SANtricity Storage Manager App is provided below.
Please make sure that you have the SANtricity Storage Manager App installed on your unit.
1. Open the SANtricity Storage Manager App
2. Right click on your DSA E2800 > select "Execute Script..." option
3. Add the following line in the Script Editor: save storageArray supportData file="c:\supdat.7z" force=true;
4. Go to Tools and select "Verify Syntax"
5. "Syntax check complete" message should be displayed
6. Next, go to Tools and select "Execute Only"
7. To perform this operation, you have to login with your DSA E2800 credentials > click OK > "Working" message will be displayed
Note: it may take a while for the next window to appear
8. Select "Add Security Exception" and next "Confirm Security Exception"
9. You will be prompted to enter the credentials again. Fill in the necessary details and click OK
10. The Script will start the execution and the bundle file will be exported.
11. The file will be downloaded in "C:\"
Nice to know:
How to download the support bundle file for DSA E2800 via WEB browser?
How to download the support bundle file for DSA E-Series E2700?
You can also see the NetApp Knowledge Base: How to collect an E-Series support bundle via SANtricity command line interface
Note: You should have a NetApp account to access the NetApp KB article above.
NetApp SANtricity Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) technology represents a significant advancement in storage system, data protection and data management. As disk capacities continue to grow without sufficient increases in data transfer rates, traditional RAID rebuild times are getting longer, even up to several days. This slow rebuild results in much more time with degraded performance and exposure to additional disk failures.