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Hyper-V Dell MD3200 Cluster (SAS)

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Hi,

I am trying to set up a cluster using an MD3200 (Not the MD3200i).  I have been following the directions as per http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pvaul/en/powervault-md3200-series-hyper-v-implementation.pdf I have the cables set up for full failover.

What my issue is when creating the Host Configuration in the storage manager I need to define a host, however I can not find the host port identifier, it states to look in the BIOS so I restart (Dell R710) press CTRL C to go to SAS configuration and look at the SAS Address however it does not match as per the attached screenshots.

I think I may be looking in the wrong area..

Thank you
Shawn
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DellSasScreen4.jpg
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I suspect you're looking at your internal RAID controller rather than the HBA connected to the storage. There's a simpler way anyway - unplug all but one cable and check on the storage and the only SAS address you will see is the one that's connected. Also since you're going to present the LUN to all HBAs anyway the names don't matter, although it will be tidier if they are set right.
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Turns out I am looking at the internal raid controller.  

I am unable to find this information from the PERC H800 screen as well, was hoping not to have to drive to the site.
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I'd give them temporary names for now assuming you're presenting all LUNs to everything. Not sure if it interupts storage when you change the alias, but doubt it will interupt more than one path for a second or two max.
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Thank you,

I think that is exactly what I will do until I can get on site to confirm.
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Turns out what had happened is the Server had Perc H800 HBA's rather than External SAS HBA's which is what I needed as the DAS has RAID built in to it.  Sent back the wrong HBA's added the new ones and everything was great.
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