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Friday, October 16, 2009

Dell Equallogic Firmware Hack for PS Series Storage

Dell Equallogic Firmware Hack for firmware 4.* and higher, there is a neat hack that I use on the PS5000 that escapes out to the linux bash shell.

You can escape out to the bash shell by typing the following:
  1. login via the console, telnet, or a SSH session as grpadmin.
  2. Type the following command at the command prompt:
support exec bash

I haven't explored much, but in my case I was instructed to restart the snapshot/replication service:
eqlinit restart-snap MgmtExec

BTW, you may have just voided your warranty , but probably not.