eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Dell PowerVault MD3000i

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Dell PowerVault MD3000i

Normally all youll see of Dells PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI SAN (storage area network) device is this plain front that looks like all of the other Dell rack mount equipment youve seen.Photo: Dell

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Dell PowerVault MD3000i - The Dell iSCSI SAN as We Saw It

When you pull the bezel off of the PowerVault MD3000i, youll see up to 15 hot-swappable drives. According to Dell, these are the same drives that are used in the companys PowerEdge servers.Photo: Dell

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Dell PowerVault MD3000i - Summary Screen

Dells Disk Storage Manager software starts out with its Summary screen, which shows the status of the SAN at a glance.Source: Wayne Rash / eWEEK

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Dell PowerVault MD3000i - Non-Graphical Configuration

Most of the screens in Dells Disk Storage Manager, including the Configuration screen, provide links to wizards and forms. Its not exactly a graphical control screen, but it is easy to use.Source: Wayne Rash / eWEEK

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