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10Nov/121

Reset Equallogic Member To Default Settings

In our lab environments, we are constantly using Equallogic members for various purposes. Sometimes, it is easier to simply reset an array and initialize it for quick use.

To reset an array to factory defaults, simply ssh in to the IP address of one of the network interfaces on your array and enter the reset command.

GROUPNAME> reset
Reset this array to factory defaults? [n/DeleteAllMyDataNow] DeleteAllMyDataNow

Note that the array makes sure you want to reset the configuration by making you type in "DeleteAllMyDataNow".

10Nov/120

Quickly Reset Equallogic Group Membership Password

I have run in to situations where I need to add new Equallogic members to groups that did not have the password documented. On an initial group configuration, settings such as group IP, grpadmin password, and membership password are chosen. Unfortunately, there is not an easy way to recover or see the membership password via the Group Manager.

Anyway, you can safely change the password to something new and NOT affect any existing settings to get a new member in.

To do this, simply ssh in to your group IP, and issue the grpparams and passwd commands:

GROUPNAME>grpparams
GROUPNAME>passwd
Password for adding members: 1234
Retype password: 1234
Password change succeeded.

23Jun/110

Accessing the bash shell in Equallogic

Sometimes I need tools such as traceroute when troubleshooting connectivity between Equallogic arrays. This is especially useful when configuring features like replication.

From the main Equallogic shell, only certain Equallogic specific commands are available. To access the OS level shell, you can simply ssh in to your array and issue the command:

su exec bash

From the bash shell, you can issue OS level commands such as ifconifg and traceroute.