ECS 3.2.x Product Documentation

See this page for ECS 3.3 documentation.

Software documentation (for ECS Appliance)

New Features and Changes

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Provides a summary of new features and changes in ECS 3.0 and later.

Administration Guide

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Supports the initial configuration and ongoing management of ECS.

Monitoring Guide

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Supports the monitoring of ECS on a day-to-day basis.

Data Access Guide

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Describes the protocols supported by ECS for end-user access to ECS object storage: Amazon S3, EMC Atmos, OpenStack Swift, and the Centera (CAS) object APIs, and introduces the ECS Management API.

REST API Reference

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Describes the APIs you can use to configure, manage, and monitor ECS. Provides reference information for the ECS Management APIs as well as supported ECS Object Services for Amazon S3, EMC Atmos, and OpenStack Swift.

Release Notes

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Describes new features, known and fixed problems, and other supplemental information for ECS 3.2.x.

Service Console 2.5.0.0 Release Notes

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Describes new features, known and fixed problems, and other supplemental information for Service Console 2.5.0.0.

Security Configuration Guide

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Provides an overview of configuration, deployment, and usage settings needed to ensure secure operation.

CLI Installation and Configuration Guide

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Provides instructions for installing and configuring the ECS CLI utility.

Overview and Architecture White Paper

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Provides an in-depth overview of ECS architecture.

Hardware documentation (for ECS Appliance)

EX-Series Hardware Guide

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Describes supported EX300 and EX3000 hardware configurations, upgrade paths, and rack cabling requirements.

D- and U-Series Hardware Guide

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Describes supported D-, and U-Series hardware configurations, upgrade paths, and rack cabling requirements.
EX300 Third Party Rack Installation Guidepdf
Describes how to install EX300 components into a customer supplied rack.
EX3000 Third Party Rack Installation Guidepdf
Describes how to install EX3000 components into a customer supplied rack.
40U-D Cabinet Site Unpacking and Setup Guidepdf
Contains information about unpacking and setting up your 40U-D cabinet, including required tools.

Network documentation

ECS Networks Guide for EX-Series Hardware

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Describes the ECS public, private, and OBM networks, and how they are used to connect to the customer networks, and connect within the ECS system running on EX-Series (Gen 3) hardware.

ECS Networks Guide for D- and U- Series (Gen 1 and Gen 2) Hardware

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Describes the ECS public, private, and OBM networks, and how they are used to connect to the customer networks, and connect within the ECS system running on  D- and U- Series (Gen 1 and Gen 2) hardware.

Related documentation: CIFS-ECS Tool

CIFS-ECS is a lightweight application that allows you to upload and download files to ECS from a Windows platform. It creates a Windows virtual drive and transfers data to ECS using REST S3 API.

  • CIFS-ECS Architecture, Performance & Best Practices White Paper
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  • CIFS-ECS User Guide
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  • CIFS-ECS Release Notes
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Internal documentation (available to Dell EMC personnel through SolVe desktop)

  • Network Separation Guide 
  • Node IP Change Guide
  • Installation Guide for ECS Appliance
  • Software Extend Instructions for ECS Appliance
  • Rolling Upgrade to ECS 3.2.2
  • Blackout Upgrade to ECS 3.2.2
  • Service procedures for field replaceable units (FRUs)