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Setting Up Your Dell PowerVault NX3300 Network Attached Storage System

  WARNING: Before you set up and operate your Dell PowerVault system, review 

the safety instructions that shipped with your system.

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 dell.com/support and select your country or region from 

the page.


For documentation and information updates, see dell.com/support/ 


Verifying Package Contents

Verify that all components listed on your packing slip are available. 

Save all documentation and accessories.

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 




Locating Your System’s Service Tag

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 




The illustrations in this document are not intended to represent a speci

fi c NAS 


Default Password

The default password for the NAS system is 

[email protected]!

Default System Name

Your system is configured with a default system name of 




 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.





Before You Begin




Cabling the System Using iSCSI

Power-Up Procedure

You must 

fi rst 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.

Managing Your NAS

To manage your NAS locally, connect a keyboard, monitor, and mouse directly to the NAS system.

To manage your NAS remotely, you can use:

Remote Desktop



For more information on Remote Desktop, see the section 

Launching the Remote Desktop





For information about initial setup, configuration, and console redirection using iDRAC, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 User’s Guide 

at dell.com/openmanagemanuals.



Powering-Up and Managing Your NAS System

Check for documentation and information updates on dell.com/support/manuals.

Always read the updates 

fi rst because they often supersede information in other documents.

SAN switches

Client switches

Dell PowerVault NX3300 Controller 0

External iSCSI (directly 
connected to MD array)

Active directory server 
connected to the network

Dell PowerVault NX3300 Controller 1

Storage array

Network Cabling




fi gure is an example of cabling the PowerVault NX3300 NAS system 

with the MD3


storage array. To connect other Dell storage arrays to the 

PowerVault NX3300 NAS system, see the documentation for the storage array.