Hosts not seeing the same data on Equallogic SAN
Posted on 2014-07-28
I have a strange issue with my two Dell EqualLogic ps5000 sans and two Dell R710's running Server 2012 R2.
I have set up the two SANs in a cluster, set up a pool with 3 volumes, and presented the volumes to my two windows servers with iSCSI, status shows "connected" in the iSCSI manager. I have installed the latest Dell Host Integration Toolkit v4.7 to make the software compatible with Server 2012 R2. The SAN HQ software is also installed.
The volumes are seen normally in disk management and I have formatted them with NTFS using a long format.
The issue that I am having is that when I make a folder and save a file within it, only the server that made the file is able to see it. The other server looking at the same volume (with the same drive letter assigned) cannot see the file. When I reboot the servers they are able to see the new files but any new ones are not showing up dynamically.
I also get a message about the recycle bin on drive <x:> is corrupted for each volume. I tried setting full access NTFS permissions to my account at the root level of the volume I am testing on but still get the error each time I open it in windows explorer. Event log shows this: "A corruption was discovered in the file system structure on volume <X>:. The exact nature of the corruption is unknown. The file system structures need to be scanned online."
I have also found where the option to "allow simultaneous connections from initiators with different IQNs" can be set on the SANs and it is enabled.
Any help would be appreciated, hopefully someone has run into this issue before and can shed some light on it. Please let me know if you require any more information from me.