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Dell DL4000 Appliance

Release Notes

Notes, cautions, and warnings

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2016 - 05

Rev. A05

Contents

1 Introduction...........................................................................................................6

About Dell DL4000 Appliance

.............................................................................................................. 6

About DL Appliance Software

...............................................................................................................6

Other information you may need

.........................................................................................................6

Registering your appliance on the license portal

.................................................................................7

2 Known issues and limitations for Rapid Recovery..........................................9

Download DL Appliance Log feature fails

............................................................................................ 9

Some symbols are displayed as numeric codes in the backup link

.................................................... 9

VM operation buttons are missing on the VM Management page

..................................................... 9

Winbackup feature does not function using the Backup now button

..............................................10

An incorrect link is displayed in the Backup Status message

............................................................ 10

Appliance Backup tab freezes when creating a RASR USB drive

...................................................... 10

Error message displayed when creating a RASR USB drive in the Appliance Backup tab

................10

Error displayed when you click the virtual standby tab

.....................................................................11

Cannot recover the DVM repository after remounting volumes if one of the mount points was removed on your appliance

......................................................................................................... 11

DVM Repository created in Rapid Recovery 6.0 cannot be mounted in AppAssure 5.4.3

............... 11

After upgrading to Rapid Recovery 6.0, Recovery and Update Utility fails to start after a reboot

...................................................................................................................................................11

On upgrading the Core from AppAssure 5.4.3 to Rapid Recovery 6.0, the Core Console does not launch automatically

.....................................................................................................................12

Error displayed when remounting volumes

....................................................................................... 12

Rapid Recovery 6.0 displays an error when ESX(i) host is offline

...................................................... 12

3 Known issues and limitations for AppAssure.................................................13

Running out of space while executing or configuring backup policy in the Backup tab on the

Appliance page

.................................................................................................................................... 13

Dell DL Appliance Applications fail with an error during the Recovery and Update Utility

..............13

Unable to recover the Appliance with Windows Recovery Wizard when booting from a USB drive

......................................................................................................................................................13

Remount fails for both controllers after a Recovery and Update Utility (version # 184) upgrade and a factory restore

............................................................................................................ 14

Occasionally Windows Recovery Wizard fails if Rapid Appliance Self Recovery (RASR) was launched from bootable RASR virtual disk

......................................................................................... 14

Virtual disks fail to get created when running the AppAssure Appliance Recovery Wizard

.............14

Windows Backup Policy state changes to Bad Policy after clicking the Backup now button

......... 15

AppAssure Core upgrade fails when performed manually

................................................................ 15

3

4

When remounting volumes on the Provisioning page a new job with an error status is created

................................................................................................................................................. 15

The Remount volumes button on Appliance tab does not remount the repository volume

.......... 15

At times nonlocalized messages are displayed in the AppAssure Core and the AppAssure

Event log

.............................................................................................................................................. 16

Do not use underscore in the hostname

............................................................................................17

Recovery and Update Utility build 99 fails

.........................................................................................17

On remounting volumes an error occurs when one of the mount points is removed on the appliance

..............................................................................................................................................18

Content in the DL Appliance Backup tab is missing after running the Recovery and Update

Utility

.................................................................................................................................................... 18

Error displayed while creating the RASR USB key

..............................................................................18

View Policy in the appliance tab responds slowly

............................................................................. 19

Error displayed when the hostname of your appliance is configured and added to a domain

.......19

Dell Storage Management Web Service fails to start

......................................................................... 19

Status of Appliance tab indicator is yellow if the RASR USB drive is not created

............................. 19

Appliance tab does not have any content

......................................................................................... 20

"Collecting..." message remains on the screen while collecting DL Appliance logs

....................... 20

VM Operations buttons for virtual standby are active while VM export is being performed

...........20

Installing the wrong RUU causes features in the DL Appliance to hang

.......................................... 20

Appliance tab loses functionality

........................................................................................................20

Non-RAID 6 configurations are not supported on your appliance

...................................................21

AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard fails to complete

..........................................................21

The appliance tab status is green after an upgrade

........................................................................... 21

The appliance tab is empty if the UI is active overnight

.................................................................... 21

No warning is displayed when a repository has been unmounted

................................................... 21

Unsuccessful creation of RASR or Windows Backup LUN by Configuration Wizard

.......................22

Attempting to provision with SATA device does not display any error message

............................. 22

OpenManage Server Administrator issues

......................................................................................... 22

OpenManage Server Administrator fails to install properly

...............................................................22

OpenManage Server Administrator fails to update status

................................................................. 22

Task failed with exception error

......................................................................................................... 23

Recovery and Update Utility takes time to complete

........................................................................23

Inaccurate reporting due to unexpected replacement of MD1200 enclosures

...............................23

Desktop shortcut for AppAssure not displayed for domain users

.................................................... 23

Core console shortcut is not updated with hostname change

........................................................ 23

Error displayed when no NIC is selected for configuration

.............................................................. 24

Error message does not close when trying to exit AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard

....24

License key installation failure

...........................................................................................................24

License key installation and AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard fails

................................ 24

Incorrect message displayed for license configuration failure

......................................................... 25

Storage provisioning window does not resize when the display resolution is changed

................. 25

4 Getting help.........................................................................................................26

Contacting Dell

................................................................................................................................... 26

Documentation feedback

...................................................................................................................26

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Introduction

This document describes important product information and additional information on the Dell DL4000

Appliance. This release has Rapid Recovery 6.0.2 as a new feature.

NOTE: For more information on the new features in this release see the

Dell DL4000 Appliance

Deployment Guide

at dell.com/support/manuals .

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About Dell DL4000 Appliance

The DL4000 appliance is a fully configured backup appliance that is powered by AppAssure software. The

DL4000 integrates storage capacity and standby virtual machines (VMs) with snapshot, replication, deduplication, and compression software to quickly recover applications and data.

Your appliance:

• Helps eliminate your backup window.

• Creates snapshots as often as every 5 minutes.

• Maintains multiple standby VMs to quickly restore critical servers.

• Offers integrated, inline block-level deduplication and compression, combined with optimized backups for WAN replication.

• Provides a wizard based configuration utility to automatically provision DL4000 storage and iDRAC for remote management.

About DL Appliance Software

The Dell DL Appliance software offers near-zero recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives.

More than disaster recovery, DL Appliance software offers data solutions for data migration and management. You have the flexibility of performing bare-metal restore (to similar or dissimilar hardware), and you can restore backups to physical or virtual machines, regardless of origin. The DL Appliance software can also archive to the cloud, to a Dell DL series backup and recovery appliance, or to a supported system of your choice. With the DL Appliance software, you can replicate to one or more targets for added redundancy and security.

For more information, see: https://support.software.dell.com

.

Other information you may need

NOTE: For all Dell OpenManage documents, go to dell.com/openmanagemanuals .

NOTE: Always check for updates on dell.com/support/home and read the updates first because they often supersede information in other documents.

NOTE: For any documentation related to Dell OpenManage Server Administrator, see dell.com/ openmanage/manuals .

You product documentation includes:

Getting Started

Guide

Owner’s Manual

Provides an overview of system features, setting up your system, and technical specifications. This document is also shipped with your system.

Provides information about system features and describes how to troubleshoot the system and install or replace system components.

Deployment Guide Provides information on hardware deployment and the initial deployment of the appliance.

User’s Guide Provides information about configuring and managing the system.

OpenManageServe r Administrator

User’s Guide

Provides information about using Dell OpenManage Server Administrator to manage your system.

System Placemat Provides information on how to set up the hardware and install the software on your solution.

Resource Media Any media that ships with your system that provides documentation and tools for configuring and managing your system, including those pertaining to the operating system, system management software, system updates, and system components that you purchased with your system.

Interoperability

Guide

Provides information on supported software and hardware for the DL4000 appliance as well as usage considerations, recommendations, and rules.

Registering your appliance on the license portal

1.

In your web browser, navigate to the License Portal at the website URL that was provided to you in the email you received upon purchase.

2.

On the Register page, in the

Email Address

text box, enter the email address associated with your contract.

3.

Enter the license number for your appliance.

If you have multiple appliances, enter a license number and then press Enter to enter additional numbers.

4.

Click Activate .

If the email address that you entered is not registered on the License Portal (if there was a new

License Portal account), you are prompted to create an account in the License Portal using that email address.

5.

To create an account in the License Portal, enter the necessary information.

After you register, you are logged on to the License Portal. An activation email is also sent to your email address.

6.

A notification of successful registration appears, which also lists the license key. This notification describes the instructions for you to apply the license key to your appliance as follows: a. Launch the Core Console for your appliance.

b. Go to Configuration

Licensing .

c. Click Change License .

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d. Copy and paste the software license key included in the successful registration notification message, and then save your changes.

7.

Click OK .

For more detailed information, see

Dell Software License Portal User Guide

available at http:// documents.software.dell.com/AppAssure/ .

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Known issues and limitations for Rapid

Recovery

NOTE: Rapid Recovery version 6.0.2 is available. If upgrading from a localized version of a previous release (such as AppAssure 5.4.3), note that the upgraded Rapid Recovery components, including the Core Console and the PowerShell module, are only available in English.

Download DL Appliance Log feature fails

Description

Workaround/

Solution

On clicking Collect Logs on the Download DL Appliance Log panel, no results are displayed. Download DL Appliance Log doesn’t work with Rapid Recovery 6.0.2.

To manually locate the logs in your system:

1.

Click Collect Logs .

Wait until Collect Server Logs background job is finished. The job status can be tracked in the Core GUI either on the Events tab or running tasks dropdown in the upper–right corner of the page.

2.

Go to, C:\ProgramData\AppRecovery\OMSA_logs. The zip file in this folder contains all the collected logs.

Some symbols are displayed as numeric codes in the backup link

Description

Workaround/

Solution

Some symbols are displayed as numeric codes in the backup link on the Appliance page on the Health tab in the Portuguese Rapid Recovery core.

The backup link points to the Backup page in the Appliance tab. You can navigate to the page manually.

VM operation buttons are missing on the VM

Management page

Description

Workaround/

Solution

VM operations buttons (start/stop) are not available on VM Management page. The

Virtual Standby page is displayed instead.

Go to the corresponding hypervisor (Hyper-V or ESXi) and make the setting changes.

9

Winbackup feature does not function using the Backup now button

Description

Workaround/

Solution

The Winbackup feature can’t be forced using the Backup now button on the View

Windows Backup Policy . The Backup now button is inactive on the popup page.

Click the Backup now button on the Appliance Backup page.

An incorrect link is displayed in the Backup Status message

Description When creating a Windows backup, the backup fails. The following information appears in the Error Action field:

Retry by clicking on the "Configure" link on the Configuration pane below

. The Configure link does not exist.

NOTE: Ensure that the backup target disks are available before proceeding to the workaround.

Workaround/

Solution

Click the Backup Now button.

Appliance Backup tab freezes when creating a RASR USB drive

Description When creating a RASR USB drive, the Appliance Backup tab freezes.

NOTE: You can still access other pages on the Core Console. You can track the RASR USB drive creation progress on the Events tab of the Core.

Workaround/

Solution

Wait until the RASR USB drive is created before accessing the Backup tab.

NOTE: It takes approximately 30 minutes to create the RASR USB drive.

Error message displayed when creating a RASR USB drive in the Appliance Backup tab

Description

Workaround/

Solution

An error message:

The following critical files and/or directory paths required for RASR USB drive creation are missing: winre.wim, bootmgr, bmr

may appear in the Appliance Backup tab.

Wait till the RASR USB is created and refresh the page.

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Error displayed when you click the virtual standby tab

Description

Workaround/

Solution

The server does not respond when several export jobs are running simultaneously.

Close the error and retry the action.

Cannot recover the DVM repository after remounting volumes if one of the mount points was removed on your appliance

Description Recovering a DVM repository fails on Appliances if the repository was provisioned on several controllers and one of the mount points was removed.

NOTE: Ensure you use the PERC H710P Mini controller to create the initial repository.

Workaround/

Solution

1.

Assign drive letters to volumes with storage locations of the repository.

2.

Manually restore Core settings or use the Open Existing Repository option through the Repositories pane specifying valid paths for repositories.

DVM Repository created in Rapid Recovery 6.0 cannot be mounted in AppAssure 5.4.3

Description

Workaround/

Solution

After a factory restore on the Appliance, the DVM repository on Rapid Recovery 6.0 cannot be mounted to AppAssure 5.4.3 due to changes in how repositories are identified.

Upgrade to Rapid Recovery 6.0 and then use the Open Existing Repository option.

If a repository was created in Rapid Recovery 6.0, and after a factory restore the repository exists in AppAssure 5.4.3, then immediately (the first step in the

Appliance GUI) upgrade to Rapid Recovery 6.0.

After upgrading to Rapid Recovery 6.0, Recovery and

Update Utility fails to start after a reboot

Description

Workaround/

Solution

When using the Dell DL Appliance Recovery and Update Utility (RUU), a failed script error message appears after a system reboot. The core services cannot be started automatically.

Manually restart the RUU, wait until it completes and then launch the Core Console using the desktop icons.

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NOTE: Do not launch the Core Console while the RUU is running.

On upgrading the Core from AppAssure 5.4.3 to Rapid

Recovery 6.0, the Core Console does not launch automatically

Description

Workaround/

Solution

After upgrading the Core from AppAssure 5.4.3 to Rapid Recovery 6.0, you are prompted to restart the system. On restarting the system the startAA.vbs script does not open the Core Console but displays a Windows Script Host error.

After upgrading to Rapid Recovery 6.0, manually start the Core Console by clicking the icon on the desktop.

Error displayed when remounting volumes

Description When recovering a DVM repository the following error is displayed:

Failed read consistency lock on IsSpare_AC or

MediaPresent_DiskDriveToStorageExtent_AC Association Cache

. The error occurs when a repository was provisioned on several controllers and one of the mount points was removed.

NOTE: Ensure you use the PERC H710P Mini controller to provision storage.

Workaround/

Solution

1.

Assign drive letters to volumes with storage locations of the repository.

2.

Manually restore Core settings or Open Existing Repository through the

Repositories pane specifying valid paths for repositories.

Rapid Recovery 6.0 displays an error when ESX(i) host is offline

Description

Workaround

After exporting ESX(i) virtual standby, if the state of ESX(i) host is offline, the error:

Unable to connect to the remote server now

is displayed.

If an ESXi server backed Virtual Standbys exist, ensure all hosting ESXi servers are up and operational.

12

Known issues and limitations for

AppAssure

Running out of space while executing or configuring backup policy in the Backup tab on the Appliance page

3

Description

Workaround/

Solution

The Winbackup virtual disk can accommodate up to 75 GB of data. If the backup data exceeds 75 GB, an out of capacity error is displayed.

The Winbackup disk capacity cannot be increased but the Windows backup can be reconfigured to a network share or to another disk volume on the DL Appliance.

For more information see,

Recovering a Dell™ DL Backup and Recovery Appliance using Rapid Appliance Self Recovery (RASR)

at Dell.com/storagemanuals .

Dell DL Appliance Applications fail with an error during the Recovery and Update Utility

Description

Workaround/

Solution

Dell DL Appliance Applications fail with the error

There was an error while installing Dell DL Appliance

during the Recovery and Update Utility (RUU).

Contact support. RUU is an important tool that introduces many changes to the environment, if some of the steps cannot be executed, the system might be left in an inconsistent state.

Unable to recover the Appliance with Windows Recovery

Wizard when booting from a USB drive

Description

Workaround/

Solution

When a USB drive is formatted as a RASR USB drive, the appliance does not recognize the USB drive and displays it as a Fixed Disk in the operating system.

Do not use any USB drives that shows up as a Fixed Disk in the operating system.

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Remount fails for both controllers after a Recovery and

Update Utility (version # 184) upgrade and a factory restore

Description

Workaround/

Solution

The remount volume was not able to restore the mount point previously used by the VM volume because the volume letter was reassigned to other removable devices.

Remove all removable media from the system and then run Remount Volumes again.

Occasionally Windows Recovery Wizard fails if Rapid

Appliance Self Recovery (RASR) was launched from bootable RASR virtual disk

Description

Workaround/

Solution

When RASR is launched from a bootable RASR virtual disk, the following error is displayed:

To restore thus computer, Windows needs to format the drive that the Windows Recovery Environment is currently running on. To continue with the restore, shut down the computer and boot it from a Windows installation disc or a system repair disc and then try the restore again

.

Perform restore using System Recovery option.

Virtual disks fail to get created when running the

AppAssure Appliance Recovery Wizard

Description

Workaround/

Solution

The Rapid Appliance Self Recovery and the Winbackup virtual disks fail to get created when running the AppAssure Appliance Recovery Wizard.

Perform the following:

1.

If the AppAssure Appliance Recovery Wizard fails with both Virtual disk options selected, deselect one of the Virtual disks to complete the AppAssure

Appliance Recovery Wizard.

2.

If step 1 fails reverse the selection. If this combination also fails it usually means the DL Appliance is out of disk space.

3.

Deselect both the VDs so that the AppAssure Appliance Recovery Wizard skips

VD creation altogether. AppAssure Appliance Recovery Wizard should then complete successfully.

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Windows Backup Policy state changes to Bad Policy after clicking the Backup now button

Description On clicking the Backup Now button on the Windows Backup Policy, the description of the bad policy reads as

Recovery volume is not part of the configured Windows Backup Policy

. This issue occurs if the Recovery

Partition was deleted before System Recovery or just after System Recovery.

CAUTION: Do not delete the Recovery Partition.

Workaround/

Solution

Perform a Factory reset through the RASR USB drive or IDSDM.

AppAssure Core upgrade fails when performed manually

Description

Workaround/

Solution

This issue occurs when trying to upgrade the Core outside the Recovery and

Update Utility (RUU) process.

Before performing the Core update, stop the following services:

• Dell Storage Management Web Service

• DSM SA Connection Service

• DSM SA Data Manager

• DSM SA Event Manager

• DSM SA Shared Services

Restart the services after the update.

When remounting volumes on the Provisioning page a new job with an error status is created

Description

Workaround/

Solution

On remounting volumes on the Provisioning page a new job with an error status is created. This issue occurs after rebooting the appliance from a Rapid Appliance

Self Recovery (RASR) USB drive and performing a factory reset.

Remove all USB drives when provisioning.

The Remount volumes button on Appliance tab does not remount the repository volume

Description

Workaround/

Solution

If a mount point is deleted in a repository disk, the Remount volumes button on

Appliance tab does not work.

To restore the volume mount point:

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1.

Open the Repository tab and expand the error repository.

2.

Copy the repository file path.

3.

Open Operating system Disk Manager: Server Manager

Tools

Computer Management → Disk Management .

4.

Find the repository disk, the name of the disk contains repository information.

5.

Right-click the disk and select Change drive letter and paths .

6.

Click Add .

7.

Select Mount in the NTFS folder.

8.

Paste the path copied in step 2.

9.

To remove File_X, edit the path. (For example, if the path of the repository is

C:\DLDisks\Repository 1\disk_1234567890\File_0, you have to change it to C:

\DLDisks\Repository 1\disk_123456790)

10. Click OK .

11. Repeat for all the repository paths that you can see in step 2 if they differ.

Ignore the File_X number, if the rest of the path is the same, you do not have to repeat this step.

12. After all failed repository paths are restored, go to Configuration

Repositories tab, and click check repository .

At times nonlocalized messages are displayed in the

AppAssure Core and the AppAssure Event log

Description

Workaround/

Solution

Sometimes nonlocalized messages are displayed in the AppAssure Core (lowerright corner of the screen) and the AppAssure Event log.

Restart the Core, WMI and SRM Web Service services, then empty the browser cache and restart the browser.

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Figure 1. Nonlocalized messages displayed in the AppAssure Core and the AppAssure Event log

Do not use underscore in the hostname

Description

CAUTION: It is recommended not to use underscore in the hostname, the

Open Manage Server Administrator (OMSA) portal may not work.

Workaround/

Solution

For the new host name to take effect, manually change the hostname through the operating system and restart the appliance.

Recovery and Update Utility build 99 fails

Description

Workaround/

Solution

Recovery and Update Utility (RUU) build 99 fails on DL Appliances during a Rapid

Appliance Self Recovery (RASR) update.

Do not use build 99. If you have installed build 99, upgrade to the latest RUU.

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On remounting volumes an error occurs when one of the mount points is removed on the appliance

Description The error

Failed read consistency lock on IsSpare_AC or

MediaPresent_DiskDriveToStorageExtent_AC Association Cache

is displayed when repository was provisioned on several controllers and one of the mount points was removed.

Workaround/

Solution

1.

Restart Core’s Service.

2.

To get access to the disks, proceed to the Disk Management and assign a letter to both repository disks.

3.

To view Open Existing DVM Repository window, click Open Existing

Repository button from the Repositories tab. Enter the path of repository in the Path field that corresponds to the volumes with assigned letters (step 2).

4.

Click Open .

5.

Fix storage paths for current repository by clicking the Change link.

6.

Specify both location paths that correspond to the volumes with assigned letters (step 2).

7.

Click OK .

8.

Refresh the Repositories tab.

Content in the DL Appliance Backup tab is missing after running the Recovery and Update Utility

Description

Workaround/

Solution

After you recover your Appliance through the Recovery and Update Utility (RUU) and restart the AppAssure Core Web Console, content in the Appliance Backup tab goes missing if a web browser is open while the RUU is running.

Clear the browser cache, close the browser, and start the AppAssure Core Web

Console.

Error displayed while creating the RASR USB key

Description

Workaround/

Solution

While creating the RASR USB key, the following message is displayed:

Unable to connect to Dell storage management Web service. Try restarting the Windows Management Instrumentation service, and then restart the Dell Storage Management Web and reload this page

.

Ignore this message.

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View Policy in the appliance tab responds slowly

Description

Workaround/

Solution

When you click the View Policy button, it changes appearance, but takes some time for the dialog box to display. If you interact with the user interface during this delay, the following message is displayed:

<hostname> is not responding

.

Wait for this message to disappear.

Error displayed when the hostname of your appliance is configured and added to a domain

Description

Workaround/

Solution

When you change the hostname of your appliance and add it to a domain with an identical hostname, the following message is displayed:

A critical error occurred while trying to configure the hostname and domain settings. Ensure that hostname does not already exist in the domain. If the issue persists, close the AppAssure Appliance

Configuration Wizard, delete the configuration file below and restart the wizard. C:\Program Files\Dell\PowerVault\Appliances

\DL\FTBU\FTBU.dat If the issue still persist, contact Dell support further assistance

.

Reboot your appliance to join the domain.

Dell Storage Management Web Service fails to start

Description

Workaround/

Solution

Dell Storage Management Web Service fails to start due to a conflict with the

Broadcom driver.

Download and install the latest QLogic driver. Go to www.Dell.com/support , click

Servers, storage, & Networking

PowerVault

Dell DL4000Drivers & downloads

Category

Network

QLogic BCM57xx and BCM57xxx .

During the installation, deselect the CIM Provider with Qlogic Advanced Server

Program (QLASP) and start the Storage Resource Management software.

Status of Appliance tab indicator is yellow if the RASR

USB drive is not created

Description It is recommended to create the RASR USB drive when the AppAssure Appliance

Configuration Wizard is running. If the RASR USB drive is not created, then the

Rapid Appliance Self Recovery status on the health page turns yellow. This in turn causes the Appliance tab indicator to turn yellow.

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Appliance tab does not have any content

Description

Workaround/

Solution

When you click the Appliance tab, the content inside the table is not displayed. The following error message is displayed instead:

The following error occurred during the previous installation attempt.

This typically happens when the AppAssure core is updated in RUU, and the AppAssure core is open in a browser.

Clear browser cache. Go to Internet Options in IE, click General → Browsing history → delete browsing history and press Delete . Restart the browser.

"Collecting..." message remains on the screen while collecting DL Appliance logs

Description

Workaround/

Solution

"Collecting...” message remains on the screen while trying to collect logs in

AppAssure Core through Tools

Diagnostics

View Logs .

Press F5 to refresh the browser.

VM Operations buttons for virtual standby are active while VM export is being performed

Description

Workaround/

Solution

While the VM export is in progress, the VM operation buttons Start and Add

Network Adapter are enabled.

Do not click these buttons until the corresponding VM export is complete.

Installing the wrong RUU causes features in the DL

Appliance to hang

Description

Workaround/

Solution

Installing the incorrect Recovery and Update Utility (RUU) on your DL Appliance causes features to break or not work properly.

Every DL Appliance has a unique RUU. To download the correct RUU, go to www.Dell.com/support , click Servers, Storage, & Networking

Dell Storage

Drivers & downloads

Category

IDM

Dell DL4000 Series Appliance

(DL4300 and DL4000) Recovery and Update Utility .

Appliance tab loses functionality

Description Occasionally, you may see that Appliance tab does not respond. The rotating progress button is stuck.

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Workaround/

Solution

1.

Restart Internet Information Service Manager .

2.

Restart the services in the given order: a.

Windows Management Instrumentation b.

SRM Web Service c.

AppAssureCore

3.

Clear the browser cache.

4.

Refresh the page.

Non-RAID 6 configurations are not supported on your appliance

The user cannot manually provision storage in a non-RAID 6 configuration because AppAssure supports

RAID-6 configuration only.

AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard fails to complete

Description

Workaround/

Solution

The AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard fails to complete, if the user terminates the process or if a device error occurs.

Rerun the AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard using the shortcut on the desktop.

The appliance tab status is green after an upgrade

Description

Workaround

After a system upgrade, the appliance tab status is green on the Core with no information displayed.

Try to log on as a local administrator, if that works then log back in as a domain administrator and set up the Service Request Manager (SRM) service to use the domain account login.

The appliance tab is empty if the UI is active overnight

Description

Workaround

The Appliance tab is empty if the User Interface (UI) is left active overnight.

Refresh the window, press F5.

No warning is displayed when a repository has been unmounted

Description

Workaround

When the repository is unmounted no warning is displayed.

Remount the volume. For more information, see topic 'Remounting Volumes' in

Dell DL4000 Appliance User’s Guide

.

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Unsuccessful creation of RASR or Windows Backup LUN by Configuration Wizard

Description

Workaround

The configuration wizard creates RASR file or the Windows backup LUNs unsuccessfully.

Reboot or retry.

NOTE: Duplicate LUNs are created if the configuration wizard was partially successful. Delete the duplicate LUNs using the Server Administrator.

Attempting to provision with SATA device does not display any error message

Description

Workaround

No error message is displayed if a SATA device is used to provision the storage.

SATA devices are not supported on Dell DL4000 or MD1200 systems.

OpenManage Server Administrator issues

Description

Workaround/

Solution

Due to the complex interactions between the various subsystems in the DL4000 appliance, OpenManage Server Administrator may not always function properly.

Restart the DSM SM Data Manager service.

OpenManage Server Administrator fails to install properly

Description

Workaround/

Solution

In rare instances when using the Recovery and Update Utility, OpenManage Server

Administrator may not install properly.

Manually delete OpenManage by clicking Start

Control Panel

Uninstall a program

Dell OpenManage Systems Management Software , and then manually reinstall the software.

OpenManage Server Administrator fails to update status

Description

Workaround/

Solution

OpenManage Server Administrator sometimes fails to update the status, and the

OpenManage Server Administrator status does not match the status displayed on the Appliance tab Overall Status screen.

Navigate to Server Manager

Tools

Services , and then stop and restart the

DSM SA Data Manager service.

NOTE: The Services window may direct you to restart other services. If the issue remains after restarting the services, restart the appliance.

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Task failed with exception error

Description

Workaround/

Solution

The error message

Task failed with exception

with no further information sometimes represents transient Windows events.

Retry the action. The action should complete without further errors.

Recovery and Update Utility takes time to complete

Description

Workaround/

Solution

When running the Recovery and Update Utility when joined to a domain, the completion time exceeds 90 minutes.

To expedite the Recovery and Update Utility, log on to the machine as a local administrator. Do not log on to the domain. Start the Recovery and Update Utility, and then log on to the domain.

Inaccurate reporting due to unexpected replacement of

MD1200 enclosures

Description

Workaround/

Solution

Unexpected replacement of MD1200 enclosures may cause incorrect results in several tools.

Shut down the Appliance, ensure that the enclosure is properly installed and start the server again.

CAUTION: Do not remove the MD1200 enclosure from the environment when the server is running as it may result in unexpected behavior. To replace the enclosure, shutdown the Appliance first.

Desktop shortcut for AppAssure not displayed for domain users

Description

Workaround/

Solution

For domain users without administrator privileges, the desktop shortcut for

AppAssure software is not displayed.

The AppAssure software desktop shortcut is displayed only for users with administrator privileges. Log on the appliance as a local admin or a user with administrative privileges.

Core console shortcut is not updated with hostname change

Description After the hostname of the system (with AppAssure Core Console installed on it) is changed, the AppAssure Core Console shortcut located under Start

AppAssure

Core is not updated with the new hostname.

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Cause This issue occurs after you change the hostname of the system using AppAssure

Appliance Configuration Wizard, close the AppAssure Console and delete its desktop shortcut.

Do not delete the desktop shortcut for the AppAssure Core Console.

Workaround/

Solution

Error displayed when no NIC is selected for configuration

Description

Workaround/

Solution

An error is displayed when you configure the appliance without selecting any NIC.

While configuring the appliance, connect at least one ethernet port.

1.

Close the displayed error message.

2.

Restart the appliance.

3.

Connect at least one ethernet port.

4.

Start the AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard and select at least one

NIC port for configuration.

Error message does not close when trying to exit

AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard

Description

Workaround/

Solution

If you try to close the AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard after an error in storage provisioning, a message prompts you to wait. The appliance stops responding and you cannot close the displayed message.

Restart the Appliance, the AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard should start automatically.

License key installation failure

Description

Workaround/

Solution

Appliance does not display a red X for Software License after the license keys for various components fail to install.

Run the license key installation again.

License key installation and AppAssure Appliance

Configuration Wizard fails

Description

Configuration of the appliance fails when incorrect data (for example, incorrect host name, domain credentials, and so on) is entered in using the AppAssure

Appliance Configuration Wizard.

The AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard may continue to fail after restarting as the AppAssure services are not automatically restarted.

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Workaround/

Solution

License key installation also fails if the AppAssure services are not running.

1.

Close the AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard .

2.

Manually restart AppAssure services.

3.

Restart the AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard .

Incorrect message displayed for license configuration failure

Description The following incorrect error message is displayed for license configuration failure:

A critical error occurred. Click 'Back' to try again. If the issue persists, contact Dell Support for assistance

Workaround/

Solution

1.

Close the AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard .

2.

Manually restart AppAssure services.

3.

Restart the AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard .

Storage provisioning window does not resize when the display resolution is changed

Description With the storage provisioning window open, if you change the display resolution, the storage provisioning window does not resize to the updated display resolution.

Workaround/

Solution

• Use a minimum display resolution of 1024 x 768.

• Do not change the display resolution while the AppAssure Appliance

Configuration Wizard is running.

• Close and restart the AppAssure Appliance Configuration Wizard.

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Getting help

Contacting Dell

NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.

Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer-service issues, go to software.dell.com/support .

Documentation feedback

Click the Feedback link in any of the Dell documentation pages, fill up the form, and click Submit to send your feedback.

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