Dell Powervault 715N

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I recently migrated all my file shares from an old  Dell Powervault 715N Nas box to a newer HP NAS box using the File Server Migration tool. After the migration I took the old NAS off our Domain by putting it in a work group so I could use the same name and IP on the new one. The whole process went went fine especially with the help of EE. I would like to access the old Dell box but I can no longer access it after  rebooting it. I was wondering if anyone knows a way of accessing it? I tried telneting to it through the console port but got no response. I no longer have the CDs and they are not available from Dell anymore. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated
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    Expert Comment

    You should not use the same IP address on the network for your old and new box. IP addresses can only be used once unless they are segregated by a routing boundary/nat rules or physically disconnected from each other.

    Author Comment

    Yes. I had disonected the network cable before I made the IP change.

    Accepted Solution

    I was able to find a solution to my problem on Dell's website. I guess the Dell rep was wrong when he said there was no available documentation. I was able to find a procedure for connecting to my device via the com port using a serial cable and configuring a network connection.

    Author Closing Comment

    I was able to find a solution on Dell's website. Before posting my question on EE I contacted Dell and the rep said there wasn't any documentation available because of the age of the product. While waiting for response back from EE I did a search on Dell's site and found the information I needed.

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