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VNX DPE / DAE SAS cabling

A quick note to clarify SAS cabling between EMC VNX and extra enclosures or DAE’s as they are called.

When setting up a VNX with only the base DPE enclosure, there’s no need for cabling.

When adding the first and the second enclosure, you need a special kind of SAS cable, called the “mini-SAS to mini-SAS HD cables”.

When adding a third enclosure or more, you need a “mini-SAS to mini-SAS cable”.



The following is an overview on the partnumbers for both situations:VNXSAS



Help, my application opens outside the Windows 8 viewing area

you know the problem, the application window maximizes, but outside the Windows 8 viewing area and no way to retrieve it, resize, move….. #DOH !

the trick:

  • use ALT-TAB to select the application
  • then use the combination WINDOWS + LEFT ARROW keys to move the screen back in sight !

#Netgear #WNDR4500 down, power led blinking green

Last week, I woke up and noticed my wifi was not working.
After investigation, my wifi-router, NETGEAR WNDR4500 N900, seem to be in some kind of trouble.
The powerled was blinking green and I could not access it anymore.


The blinking green led means that the routers suffers from corrupted firmware, don’t know why this happened.

More info can be found at

Anyway the solution in short is to download a firmware package, then upload this to the router via TFTP and after a reboot, the green blinking led will stabilize and all functionality will return.
In my case the config was intact, so no harm was done.

In the meantime I also a logged a support call with NETGEAR Support, the morning after, they already responded with via email that “The router is suffering from a corrupted firmware. This cannot be restored so the router has to be exchanged.

Thanks you Netgear Support, but I consider myself technical enough to go for the self-repair option.