• NAS or SAN?

    We have a need to run numerous virtual servers from a NAS/SAN. The questions is, which should we choose? THe product we support (Citrix XenServer) supports either for backend virtual system storage and can run VM's from either. Currently, our needs are small. We have about 10 virtual servers that...

    Isdpcman20 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?

    ITKE351,865 pointsBadges:
  • iSeries HBA Cards WWPN

    Can anybody help me to get WWPN of HBA cards installed on my system?

    qmaster1,675 pointsBadges:
  • Virtualization’s impact on drivers and switches

    What is virtualization’s impact on HBA drivers and zoning switches?

  • Advice required on building career in Storage Area Network

    Hi,I want to build a career in Storage Area Network and get into HBA testing/development of iSCSI,FC,FCOE cards. What are the scope of job opportunities in India?Please let me know the technical knowledge a person should pursue to become an expert in this field. It will be helpful to know if there...

    NSM5 pointsBadges:
  • rename VMware storage adapter

    Added several HBA's to an ESXi host - is there a way to rename them from "vmhba#" to something else, and where is that done? Looked through Vsphere client and couldn't see anything.

    GDow15 pointsBadges:
  • Arcvault 24 with qlogic hba

    Hi, I'm trying to connect an arcvault 24 to a qlogic qmh2462 hba. It has shown up on the brocade but sansurfer does not see it. Can you connect a tapeloader directly to a server using fibre? If so, what would the settings be? Thanks

    S4ndz5 pointsBadges:
  • Powerpath and HBA updates

    What is the preferred sequence for updating/upgrading powerpath and hba f/w, drivers etc on windows 2003 with HP proliant servers ? 

    Crazy4tek35 pointsBadges:
  • VMware v4, failure, ESX hosts disconnecting from vCenter and EMC SAN, SCSI Reservation issues also, October 2010

    We have a multi cluster VMware environment consisting of HP BL680’s, DL580’s and DL585’s that has been very stable for over a year and we have made no recent changes to storage, switches, hosts or HBAs. Recently we experienced two incidents where ESX hosts on different clusters have...

    Cengage5 pointsBadges:
  • HBA for AS400

    Hi all, I want to connect an AS400 to a EMC (storage). Is it possible to make this? Someone can tell me the reference of the HBA adapter please? bests regards

    ENZ5 pointsBadges:
  • XenServer on Hitachi BladeSymphony 320

    I have installed XenServer on a blade inside a Hitachi BladeSymphony 320. The issue i have is that it doesnt recognize the FC HBA Any suggestions

    ITKE351,865 pointsBadges:
  • Accessing heterogeneous disk arrays to a Windows server using a single HBA via SAN

    I am planning my disk array upgrade, and I want to know if anyone has any thoughts, or if there are any reference/best practice/white papers, for accessing heterogeneous disk arrays to a Windows server using a single HBA via SAN. Any concern about the multi-path software?

    SearchStorageATE215 pointsBadges:
  • Urgent SAN on Redhat x86_64 problem

    If I run probe-luns -a, it shows all 3 luns. I then use fdisk -l and it shows the devices as expected. Output after reboot: [root@hhln-mgt-sac101 ~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/cciss/c0d0: 146.7 GB, 146778685440 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 17844 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280...

    Schweet5 pointsBadges:
  • 3Par and EMC problesm

    I have a Sun x4100 has two qlogix qle2460 HBAs both connected to a 3Par SAN and a EMC cx700 SAN. When both HBA's are active in non-failover mode we can see the LUNs in /proc/scsi/qla2xxx/3 and 4 - BUT fdisk does not see the devices. If we have the HBAs set in failover mode we only see the LUNs on...

    Mberger5 pointsBadges:
  • CX-500 LUNs

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: Am presenlty Testing the I/o performance on the new CX-500 San From Emc And Hba From Emulex,The LUn Size is 1 TB and when doing the Testing with SQlIO Tool with a I/o block size-8 i get 39.3 MB/sec for Random write requestes but when doing the same with...

    Andrew Burton200 pointsBadges:
  • Fabric / Storage Administration

    Currently today, we have a group that administers our storage from end to end (HBA to switch to storage cabinet). Our CIO is looking to give the responsibility of our Fabric to our Networking folks. I was just wondering how other places layed out the responbility of the different aspects of...

    MemphisJim5 pointsBadges:
  • Can I transfer the data between SANs by connecting one HBA to one SAN and the other HBA to the new SAN

    Can I transfer the data between SANs by connecting one HBA to one SAN and the other HBA to the new SAN and copy the data We have around 500gb of data. Any help is appreciated.

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • SAN attach Windows servers hang on boot

    I have several IBM X series (342,345,346) servers with Windows 2000 and 2003 loaded. I am experiencing an issue with the server hanging when booting. This only happens when I have the server connected to the SAN. I am using Qlogic 2340 HBA connecting to Cisco 9509 SAN switches. I can see the HBA...

    Chucklong0 pointsBadges:
  • Getting errors backing up a Windows SAN

    I am running a Windows 2003 server on a SAN. using 2 qlogic 2300's connected to the IBM 2109-f16 switch. A IBM 4560slx tape library using a FCO (Fibre channel option) card in the library. The FCO card is connected to the IBM 2109-f16 switch. I have "port" zoned the Server and the library in one...

    MarkLewis10 pointsBadges:
  • san consideration for backup: hba

    Can 1 hba be used to access disk storage and tape devices on a SAN? Is this a good practice? Thanks.

    veritatis0 pointsBadges:

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