How to Power Down PowerStore Cluster (Shut Down)?

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Written By Amit Singh

I am a technology enthusiast with 15 years of experience in SAN and NAS Storage. 

In this article, we will look at how to safely and gracefully shutdown the Dell PowerStore using the GUI.

Prerequisites before shutting down your PowerStore

  • It is recommended that you disconnect all network shares, LUNs, and VMware datastores from each host to prevent data loss. When the system is fully powered up, you can reconnect the hosts to these storage resources.
  • The shutdown process can take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete. During this time, the connection to the system will be lost and you will not have access to PowerStore Manager or the online help.

PowerStore Shutdown using PowerStore Manager – Step by Step

Step 1

how to power down powerstore cluster
Click Power Down Cluster

Step 2

  • On the confirmation prompt, enter the service password, and then click Power Down.
  • Check the status of the hardware LED’s to confirm if the array has shut down.
Enter Service Password

PowerStore Shut down using service script/CLI – Step by Step

  • Launch an SSH client, and connect to the appliance using the management IP address.
  • Enter the username and password that is associated with the service account, and log in.
  • Run the following command to power off the appliance: svc_cluster shutdown

Shut Down and Restart your Dell PowerStore Node – Video

I am a technology enthusiast with 15 years of experience in SAN and NAS Storage. I work with one of the fortune 500 companies as SAN Storage Architect.

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