• How can I use fibre channel hard disk in SATA or IDE port

    How can I use fibre channel hard disk in SATA or IDE port?

    Chetanm145 pointsBadges:
  • Fibre Channel HBAs initiator or target mode for NetApp

    How can you tell if the fibre channel HBAs are in initiator or target mode in a NetApp SAN?

    ITKE347,530 pointsBadges:
  • Storage Protocol: What is the main difference between IFCP and FCIP?

    what is the main differance between IFCP and FCIP?

    Arunkumar sr5 pointsBadges:
  • Why unique FCID is needed when WWN is also unique?

    Hi,I have a basic question. This was asked to me on an interview for which i was not able to answer. Q: WWN is a 64 bit unique identifier and is given for each port and node and also for switches.Why do we need an seperate FCID in fibre channel when we have a unquie WWN. Why cannot we use the WWN...

    facebookbharathi5 pointsBadges:
  • FiberChannel over Ethernet FC-OE Loopback cable for Swordfish-R

    Hi, Do you know where can I get the spec chart for this cable? Also, I have the IBM #40K9804 & 40K9805. Thanks, Gowri

    fiber5 pointsBadges:
  • USB External Hard drive and Windows XP

    I have two issues which are basically the same. I have an external USB hard drive that I connect to a computer running Windows XP. Windows USB driver recognizes the hard drive and shows the drive in Device Manager but Windows does not show the drive in Windows Explorer. A customer has a USB FLASH...

    Cestanley0 pointsBadges:
  • storage

    Hi , I am mahesh.j a fresher , i would like build my carrier on storage .where i am familer to storage hardware now i would like expertise on it.My question is that how to be expertise on it, so i would request u all help me on it by ur guidlines. what are platform of operating system,application...

    Sjmahesh0 pointsBadges:
  • Preference of fiber channel over ethernet in FC switch?

    To put it mildly, my experience with fiber channel switches is limited.  In actuality my only real experience is from a couple dozen google searches in trying to find the answer to these questions. Anyway, here's a bit of background on what's going on before I get to the questions:  My company...

    Tratch5 pointsBadges:
  • What are the STP cable types?

    What are categories of shielded twisted pair (STP) cable?

    NetworkingATE1,545 pointsBadges:
  • Storing and updating text files on Fibre Channel switches

    Hi, I am exploring a use case where in I need to store some text files on the FC switch which is connected to the host. Question is - 1) Can we store text files on the switches, persistent to switch reboots 2) Is there any API's that can be used to create,modify and delete text data on the switch?...

    Ranj1t15 pointsBadges:
  • What are the benefits tO FC and iSCSI?

    Cost effective and easier to manage ?

    Enhancetech25 pointsBadges:
  • FC cable speed

    How can I tell what speed capability of fiber channel cables?

    CTA5 pointsBadges:
  • Fibre Channel or ISCSI for SAN

    We have a SAN that is mission critical to the business. Performance and availabilty are key. I have read that I should lean towards fibre channel for this versus ISCSI but was curious if anyone has seen a noticable difference.

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • Fibre Channel cables – are they all the same?

    Looking to purchase some fibre channel cables and was curious about what people think about each brand and if they have noticed any difference with the lower priced brand? Looking at SC-SC and LC-LC

    ITKE347,530 pointsBadges:
  • Throughput calculator for all the SAN subsystem?

    I was searching for a long time for a simple tool which can tell us the controller throughput of any SAN environment. Its necessary for every Storage engineer to have this utility to cross verify the subsystem we buy. Ofcourse the vendor will have the tool or LAB benchmark for the same. But those...

    GuruBhai95 pointsBadges:
  • FCoE investment: worth the upgrade or holding off?

    Do you use mostly traditional Fibre Channel or FCoE devices in your organization, or a balance of both? What are the contributing factors? What would be the tipping point that would cause you to switch from using mostly one type over to the other? Also see: Will 2011 be the year of Fibre Channel...

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • HBA not showing WWN

    A SearchStorage.com reader asks: WE have a data center server, 2003 servers and two HBAs in each node. Both the cards are Emulex Fibre Channel Cards. One card is already in working condition. We have recently added the second HBA card. The driver was updated, and I am able to detect two HBAs from...

    JenH0 pointsBadges:
  • iSCSI vs FC SAN

    We are trying to determine if there is any impact to MS SQL 2000 servers given either a iSCSI SAN vs Fibre Channel SAN. The majority of the databases are read/query intensive during the day, and write intensive during the overnight job cycle. Currently we have 8 SQL database servers (Windows 2000)...

    Jennifer20050 pointsBadges:
  • Would you go with iSCSI or Fibre Channel for mass storage in this case?

    Is there any TPS benchmarking available in deciding whether to go for Fibre channel or iSCSI? We are using Oracle database which requires a Terabyte of storage and will be operating at the 1000TPS at peak level. In this case - should we go for iSCSI or Fibre Channel as the mass storage device?...

    BrentSheets6,925 pointsBadges:
  • Adding an additonal Fibre channel card on XServe G5

    I have tape library that connects via fibre channel. When I set up the tape library, I've connected it to an open port on a QLogic fibre channel switch that had an XServer G5 and seven RAIDS. The tape library is running into speed and connection issues when the RAIDs are being hit with a lot of...

    ITKE347,530 pointsBadges:

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