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Setting Up Your Dell PowerVault NX3300 Network Attached Storage System
| Before You Begin
WARNING: Before you set up and operate your Dell PowerVault system, review
the safety instructions that shipped with your system.
Verifying Package Contents
Locating Your System’s Service Tag
Default Password
Verify that all components listed on your packing slip are available.
Save all documentation and accessories.
The default password for the NAS system is Stor@ge!
Dell Software License Agreement
Before using your system, please read the Dell Software License
Agreement that came with the system.
You must consider any media of Dell installed software as BACKUP for
the software installed on your system’s hard-disk drive.
If you do not accept the terms of the agreement, call the customer
assistance telephone number. For customers in the United States, call
800-WWW-DELL (800-999-3355). For customers outside the United
States, visit and select your country or region from
the page.
Installing the System in a Rack
This system requires a properly grounded electrical outlet, a compatible rack,
and a rack installation kit. For more information, see the section Additional
Your system is identified by a unique Express Service Code and Service Tag
number. The Express Service Code and Service Tag are found on the front
of the system by pulling out the information tag.
This information is used by Dell to route support calls to the appropriate
NOTE: The illustrations in this document are not intended to represent a specific NAS
Default System Name
Your system is configured with a default system name of D<ServiceTag>,
where <ServiceTag> is the Service Tag number located on the system.
To locate the Service Tag of your system, see the section Locating Your System’s
Service Tag in this document.
For documentation and information updates, see
Check for documentation and information updates on
Always read the updates first because they often supersede information in other documents.
| Cabling the System Using iSCSI
| Powering-Up and Managing Your NAS System
Network Cabling
SAN switches
Client switches
Power-Up Procedure
You must first turn on the storage arrays and additional expansion enclosure(s), if any. After the storage arrays and enclosure(s) are initialized, turn on
the PowerVault NX3300 NAS system.
Dell PowerVault NX3300 Controller 0
Managing Your NAS
Dell PowerVault NX3300 Controller 1
To manage your NAS locally, connect a keyboard, monitor, and mouse directly to the NAS system.
To manage your NAS remotely, you can use:
Storage array
External iSCSI (directly
connected to MD array)
NOTE: This figure is an example of cabling the PowerVault NX3300 NAS system
with the MD3XXX storage array. To connect other Dell storage arrays to the
PowerVault NX3300 NAS system, see the documentation for the storage array.
Active directory server
connected to the network
Remote Desktop
NOTE: For more information on Remote Desktop, see the section Launching the Remote Desktop.
NOTE: For information about initial setup, configuration, and console redirection using iDRAC, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 User’s Guide
Setting Up Your Dell PowerVault NX3300 Network Attached Storage System (continued)
| Initial Configuration
When you start your NAS system running Windows Storage Server 2012 for the first time, press OK on the Default
Password screen.
NOTE: Before changing the password, ensure that you
change the system language according to your preference.
To change the default language, navigate to
C:\Dell_OEM\MUI, and run the appropriate language batch
file. Follow the on-screen prompts to install your
preferred language.
To change your administrator password, press
<Ctrl><Alt><Del> and click Change a Password.
Server Manager starts automatically when you log on the first
| Additional Information
Dell OpenManage Server Administration
You can monitor your system remotely using Dell OpenManage Server Administrator. To access Server Administrator, connect to the secure port,
1311, of your NAS system. For example, type: https://D<ServiceTag>:1311
Where <ServiceTag> is a unique five- to seven-digit alphanumeric code. To locate the Service Tag of your system, see the section Locating Your
System’s Service Tag in this document.
For more information, see the following documentation at
Getting Started Guide
Provides an overview of system features, setting up your system, and technical specifications. This document is also shipped with your system.
Owner’s Manual
Provides information about system features and describes how to troubleshoot the system and install or
replace system components.
Rack Installation Instructions
Describes how to install your system into a rack. This document is also shipped with your rack solution.
Administrator’s Guide
Provides information about configuring and managing the system.
Troubleshooting Guide
Provides information about troubleshooting the software and the system.
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator User’s Guide
Provides information about using the OpenManage Server Administrator to manage your PowerVault NAS
In Server Manager, click Configure this local server to:
Change the computer name
Specify the domain
Check for latest Windows updates
Specify the time zone
Configure Remote Desktop
NOTE: Click on the left bottom corner of the screen
to locate the Start screen to navigate to a particular
NOTE: For any documentation related to Dell OpenManage Server Administrator, see
Launching the Remote Desktop
NOTE: Ensure that you have completed the Initial Configuration steps before connecting to the NAS system using Remote Desktop.
Documentation Feedback
Enable Remote Desktop using Server Manager or system properties (Control Panel -> System).
If Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) are implemented on your network, your system automatically configures the
network settings. You can launch Remote Desktop from a client and remotely access the NAS system using the default system name.
For example: In the Remote Desktop Connection window, type D<ServiceTag>, where <ServiceTag> is the Service Tag number located
on the system.
To locate the Service Tag of your system, see the section Locating Your System’s Service Tag in this document.
If you have any feedback for this document, write to Alternatively, you can use the Feedback link at the top
left corner of your documentation web page.
NOTE: The default password is Stor@ge!
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