Configuring Dell Powervault SAN storage on a Centos 7 host

recently I had the misfortune of re-setting up a decomissioned Dell Powervault SAN unit in order to get restore some data on the disks that we urgently needed for production.

Dell Powervault is a nightmare to setup and manage compared to products from Synology, everything is overly complicated, documentation is horrendous and it took me over 3 days to figure out how to wire up and configure this thing in order to access data that was stored on the disk array

If you are in process of purchasing a NAS or SAN storage, please stay away from Powervault, its a disaster.

Hopefully this guide gives a few pointers to those unlucky enough to have to do this.

Full guide here:

https://sites.google.com/site/mrxpalmeiras/linux/powervault-md3200i-setup-on-centos-7