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11Jul/116

Restarting the Equallogic Group Manager Interface

I have run in to a few occasions over the last couple of years where the Equallogic Group Manager interface stops responding. Usually, the statistics will start to fail or the login page is simply inaccessible.

To remedy this, you can restart the UI, with the following command via the CLI:

eqlinit restart-snap netmgtd

Please note that this does not restart your array, just the management interface.

8Jul/111

Enabling VAAI Block Zeroing For Compellent Arrays

Recently, Compellent released VAAI (Block Zeroing) support for their arrays. Although we are still waiting on full VAAI support, block zeroing support is a great addition.

To enable this feature, you must install the .vib file from Compellent and the following changes need to be made on your hosts:

esxcli corestorage claimrule add --claimrule-class=Filter --plugin=VAAI_FILTER --type=vendor --vendor=COMPELNT --autoassign

esxcli corestorage claimrule add --claimrule-class=VAAI --plugin=VMW_VAAIP_T10 --type=vendor --vendor=COMPELNT --autoassign

esxcli corestorage claimrule load --claimrule-class=Filter

esxcli corestorage claimrule load --claimrule-class=VAAI

esxcli corestorage claimrule run --claimrule-class=Filter