You will need the following to connect to the management interface of a Dothill Storage system:
If your PC is not on the same IP address subnet as the controller, you will need to configure your system to have an IP address on the same IP network - for example, if the controllers are on their default IP addresses, you would have to configure your PC to be on 10.0.0.5, assuming that that IP address is available.
When you have everything ready: Open up the web interface and use the browser to go to either management interface IP address and use the username and password to administer the system. If you can't reach the web interface, try pinging a controller's IP address to verify connectivity.
|Default Controller A IP Address (upper controller)||10.0.0.2|
|Default Controller B IP Address (lower controller)||10.0.0.3|
|Default administrator username||manage|
|Default administrator password||!manage|
When a defective drive has been replaced in a Dothill system, the user must check that the RAID array has been rebuilt. To do this, the user should login to the web management interface and confirm that the rebuild is in progress, or has completed. When the rebuild is complete, the VDISK should no longer be listed as "Degraded".
If the VDISK is listed as degraded and there is no rebuild job in progress, a manual rebuild may be required.
As in most RAID systems, the easiest way to rebuild a VDISK, or virtual drive, is to nominate the newly fitted replacement disk as a spare drive.
Then go into Configuration, and then Manage Dedicated Spares
You will be presented with a graphical view of the unit, and will be able to select unused drives. Tick the drive, and then select "Modify Spare Configuration" to apply the change.
Ensure the Unit is rebuilding by refreshing the view and looking at the VDISK status.
Attached are the key Dothill manuals for many popular Dothill systems sold between 2009 and 2013.
The guide covers the 2002 series which includes the 2322 and 2332 (both iSCSI), 2522 and 2532 (SAS), and finally the 2722 and 2732 models (Fibre Channel).
For more document downloads direct from Dothill follow this link.
This article deals with two common problems when accessing older Dothill storage systems.
If you are 100% sure that you do not have a browser problem, and that you are connecting to the correct IP addresses etc., you may need to restart the Management controllers inside the Dothill. Make sure you have tried to connect to both Management controllers first.