Well i called the support and they sent me an offer to do this. They want 3500.- (Swissfrancs) from me to do this.. This is insane!
As i said i'm using the storage in private now, so paying 3500.- for just someone to delete 3 pools (which even dont have data on it) is absolute BS sorry.
So Dell is going to tell me: Pay 3500.- or trash your hardware?!!!
OFC nobody does, but deleting some LUNs with the right knowledge will take some minutes (infact that nobody has to care about data loss makes it even easier). I'd even pay someone maybe 300.- if he/she could do this for me. A short remote session, maybe 30mins and everybody is happy. But 3500.-.....
No should not, i made photos from everything and then i cabled it up as its written in the installation guide. The Numbers on the DAEs are correct, i read somewhere that if not, they would display not a number instead.
But if it would be the case, and thats the reason why the pools went offline, whats the solution to this?
the problem is NOT the LUN deletion
its that the pools seem to be corrupted.
recovery from that can require service help.
How it got there I can only speculate.
pools dont go offline without a reason - wrong cabling, disks that werent inserted when booting after transport, too many failed disks, ...
If you cant get your pools deleted and dont want to pay customer service then I think your only other chance is if you can find a friendly customer service guy in Switzerland who helps you in his off-duty time for a beer or two.
With Unity this would be much easier since a system re-image is a customer operation that you can even do from the GUI - with older VNX it is not
Even on VNX a lot is doable - but not always from the GUI.
You would have to take the time and patience to work through documentation, knowledgebase, Solve, ...
Private LUNs are normally not deleted, they are used for other functions. See if you can determine what the private LUNs are used for - they may be snaps or something like that. Make sure you don't have any hosts still listed in the storage groups - remove all hosts from the storage groups and then remove any host initiators that may be listed. Private LUNs may also be Reserve LUNs - check to see if you have Reserve LUNs configured. Also check for any other application that may still be configured - like mirrors, snaps, SanCopy, etc.