Mar 16

DSN-1000 Series: On the front of your D-Link DSN-1100-10 you will find the Ready and Fault LED located along the lower edge of the bezel. When it changes color to green, then the SAN has loaded successfully and is ready to use.

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DSN-2000 and 3000 Series: On the front of your DSN-2100-xx, 3200-xx or 3400-xx you will find the Boot and Fault LED located along the upper edge of the bezel on the right. When it changes color to green, then the SAN has loaded successfully and is ready to use.

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DSN-5000 Series: On the front of your DSN-5000 Series SAN, the Ready LED is located third down along the right “ear” of the enclosure. When it changes color to green, then the SAN has loaded successfully and is ready to use.

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Nov 05

The procedures are in accordance assuming the following device information.

IP Address: 10.90.90.90
Subnet Mask: 255.0.0.0
Default Gateway: 0.0.0.0
All ports are untagged members of the default VLAN.

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A. Login to the Web Management Interface

Step 1: Make sure the device is powered on. Connect your computer to one of the 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports located on the front panel using an Ethernet cable. Make sure the cable connections are secured.

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Step 2: Statically assign your IP address settings using the following parameters.

IP Address: 10.90.90.10
Subnet Mask: 255.0.0.0

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Step 3: Open a web browser and type in the address bar, type in the URL http://10.90.90.90 and press Enter on the keyboard. Click on Login at the top of the page. By default, there is no user name and password, click OK. You will now be logged into the Web Management Interface.

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B. Login to the Command Line Interface via Console

Step 1: Make sure the device is powered on. Connect one of the COM ports located on the rear panel of your computer to the RS-232 serial port located on the front panel of the device. Make sure the cable connections are secured.

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Step 2: If you are using the Windows operating system, click on Start and select the Run. Type in the Run field hypertrm and click OK.

Note: For support on running the Terminal Emulation application on another operating system, consult your OS manufacturer.

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Step 3: For the Name, type in DES-3526. Click on OK.

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Step 4: For the Connect To window, select the appropriate COM port used in connecting to the device. Click on OK.

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Step 5: For the Port Setting, use the following paramters:

Bits per second: 9600
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow Contol: None

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Click on OK.

Step 6: Make sure the Scroll Lock option is disabled on the keyboard. Press Enter on the keyboard and the Command Line Interface will appear. By default, there is no user name and password. You will now be logged into the command line interface.

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C. Login to the Command Line Interface via Telnet

Step 1: Make sure the device is powered on. Connect your computer to one of the 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports located on the front panel using an Ethernet cable. Make sure the cable connections are secured.

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Step 2: Statically assign your IP address settings using the following parameters.

IP Address: 10.90.90.10
Subnet Mask: 255.0.0.0

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Note: For instructions on statically assigning your IP address, click on the appropriate option.

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Mac OS-X

Step 4: If you are using the Windows operating system, click on Start and select the Run. Type in the Run field telnet 10.90.90.90 and click OK.

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Note: For support on running the Telnet application on another operating system, consult your OS manufacturer.

Step 5: The Telnet screen will appear. By default, there is no user name and password. You will now be logged into the Command Line Interface.

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Apr 11

How to upgrade the PROM code on an D-Link xStack series (DGS-3324SR, DGS-3324SRi, DXS-3326GSR, DXS-3350SR) switches?

Step 1: Run HyperTerminal from Start > Programs > Accessories > Communications > HyperTerminal.

Step 2: On the Connection Description window, enter a name for this connection. Click OK.

Step 3: On the Connect To window, select the COM port that the serial cable is connected to using the drop-down box next to Connect Using. Click OK.

Step 4: On the COMX Properties (X represents the COM port number) window, select the following settings using the drop-down boxes:

* Bits per second – 115200
* Data bits – 8
* Parity – None
* Stop bits – 1
* Flow control – Hardware

Click OK.

You will now see a blank screen which shows Connected at the bottom left hand corner of the screen.

Step 5 Log into the switch and then reboot the switch.

Step 6 Press “#” (Shift + 3) before the POST runs to 100%.

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Step 7 After a short delay, the switch will attempt to establish a connection to the Z-Modem, as shown below.

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Step 8: Click Transfer -> Send File, which will open the “Send File” window:

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Step 9: Choose the PROM file to be upgraded by utilizing the Browse button and pressing “Send.” After the file transfer has completed, the device will reboot automatically.
IMPORTANT: During the reboot process, DO NOT power off the switch. Doing so will cause a boot failure and the device cannot be rebooted. The RMA (Return Material Authorization) process will be needed for recovery.

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Step 10: After rebooting, the PROM version will be changed.

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Jul 25

This guide teaches you How to create a Volume in the D-Link SAN(DSN-1100 as an example)

Step 1: Access the SAN by typing in the Management Port IP of the SAN into a web browser. Click on the Click Here link to run the xStack Storage now.

Step 2: Log into the SAN.

Step 3: Once you have logged in, click on the Volume Creation Wizard link located in the left window pane.

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Step 4: The create Volume Wizard will pop open. Click on Next.

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Step 5: Create a Name for the volume. You will have the option to configure the volume to your specific needs. In this example we will select “Help me choose the best volume organization”.

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Step 6: Click Next to Walk me through the choices…

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Step 7: If the Data is very Important we will select Very Important.

Step 8: Click Next for Complete Copy.

Step 9: Select No if you want to use the fewest drives possible.

Step 10: Select the desired size of the volume and click Next.

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Step 11: If you have an Initiator currently active you can Specify and select a certain Initiator or Grant access to an Initiator not on the list, or even Grant access to ALL initiators. Click Next.

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Step 12: Click Finish and Close.

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Mar 21

D-Link, a provider of end-to-end computer networking solutions, announced that two of its xStack storage area network, or “SAN,” storage products have earned VMware Ready status and are now listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.

D-Link’s (News – Alert) xStack SAN storage products, DSN-3200-10 and DSN-5210-10, had to pass an extensive VMware-specified evaluation, interoperability criteria and testing process, in order to ensure that these products make best use of VMware technology, and are ready for deployment in customer environments.

These solutions are the company’s xStack iSCSI SAN arrays that represent the next generation of storage technology for businesses of all sizes, such as the enterprise market.

The xStack SAN Array DSN-3200-10 is designed to provide a reliable network data storage solution for customers in entry-level and SMB segments. It leverages a 10Gbit iSCSI system-on-a-chip solution that can handle more than 80,000 I/Os per second and can be implemented as nearline storage to supplement the primary IP network storage solution or can be utilized as a basic backup and recovery device.

The other device, the DSN-5210, is also a xStack SAN array that utilizes a 10Gbit iSCSI SoC. In addition, it is capable of supporting 24TB raw capacity using 2TB hard drives in each of the 12 hot swappable SAS (News – Alert)/SATA disk drive bays.

“Server consolidation provides a triad of benefits through flexibility, scaling and redundancy. Our VMware Ready xStack Storage SAN arrays can form a solid foundation for customers by providing a fast, reliable and cost-effective solution that can scale with their future needs,” said AJ Wang, chief technology officer at D-Link. “This verification from VMware adds to our credibility as a major iSCSI SAN array vendor for the business marketplace.”

“As an alternative to expensive Fibre Channel and slower software-based iSCSI solutions, D-Link’s xStack SAN Storage solutions deliver cost-efficient features for IT managers looking for a robust and expandable storage solution,” Wang said.

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