• IS iSCSI software or hardware based?

    What exactly is iSCSI? Is it software based or hardware? Also, people often speak about iSCSI ports, but they generally look like normal LAN ports. Can you give me explanation of this?

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  • VMware guests network traffic

    If I have a iSCSI target server and a regular Windows 2003 server on the same host, will the iSCSI network traffic between the 2 VMWare guests stay internal or does it actually somehow goes out and back in.

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  • iSCSI naming conventions without FQDN

    I'm in the process of creating an iSCSI test environment and have a question regarding the naming conventions. The standard specifies using a FQDN as part of the name. What have others done when a FQDN was not available or you did not want to use your existing FQDN? Thank you.

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  • 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)...

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  • Best practices for configuring clients to boot from Windows 2003 server and attached iSCSI SAN

    Are there any best practices for configuring clients to boot from an Windows 2003 server hosting the client O/S images on an attached iSCSI SAN? Is there a list of hardware or software that is required? I'm considering a HP - LeftHand iSCSI SAN solution to host the client images but want to...

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  • iSCSI technology for Oracle Rac

    Hello, I'm looking for some information about Oracle Rac when the DB is running on iSCSI system like HP Lefthand or DELL EqualLogic system? This king of system storage seems very interesting in particular for the Disaster recovery site. If this configuration is existing, thank you to give me some...

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  • 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?...

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  • RAID 5 configuration on Dell PowerEdge 2800 hard disk failure

    Using DELL Poweredge 2800 with a Raid 5 configuration of 2 hard drives capacity 85GB Ultra 320 SCSI. Hard disks have been showing failure. I tried to bring the hard drives ONLINE by FORCE option provided in the utility manager to configure RAID and got the hard drives up but couldn't login to...

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  • SQL Server 2000 performance issues

    Running SQL Server 2000, SP4 on Windows Server 2003 R2. 4GB RAM; 3GHz dual-processor, dual-core. The databases and logs are on an ISCSI SAN. This is the original implementation design. Since the beginning the users have said the system does not perform as well as they would like. The database...

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  • scsi

    What scsi interfaces allow up to 16 devices, including the adapter, to be connected on a single shared cable?

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  • iscsi and FC network

    can iscsi and FC been on same network?

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  • Storage System

    Dear Experts, I am evaluating storage solution for my office application running on MS SQL/Oracle/Exchange 2003 etc. As usual, the only two big players in the market are HP & IBM. IBM proposed N5200/N3700 to HP EVA4000. As far as I understand, the N5200/N3700 is a IPSAN compare to EVA4000 of FC...

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  • Cisco switch for iSCSI SAN

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: I was wondering if you could recommend a Cisco switch that can be used for Exchange to SAN (NetApp FAS960C) iSCSI connectivity.

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  • Intel ISCSI Remote Boot error message TCP/IP

    Using Windows Server 2003 and get this error when using Intel ISCSI remote boot "ERROR: Could not establish TCP/IP connection with iSCSI target system." Using Pro/1000 server adapters and Dell Poweredge 2900 server

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  • iSCSI SAN how many IP Addresses are needed?

    We are planning to implement an iSCSI SAN. There are 4 controllers, each with 2 iSCSI ports. How many IP addresses are needed for the ISCSI SAN

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  • Diskless Install iSCSI Remote Boot with Intel Pro 1000/PT NIC Windows 2008 Installer doesnt see LUN

    Hello I have a Dell 2950 ||| and it has an Intel Pro 1000/pt Dual Port Server Adapter in it. I have configured the adapter for iSCSI remote boot, and during server startup the NIC is able to connect to my iSCSI LUN (Windows Storage Server w/ iSCSI Target Installed). When I go to install Windows...

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  • iSCSI SAN Server suggestions?

    We are in the process of purchasing a new SAN server. I was curious if anyone has any good or bad experience with HP, Netapp, Dell, Fujitsu or others. We will be using Exchange 2007 mostly in the environment and need something that is very expandable. Thanks

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  • iSCSI associations dissapear at reboot need to manually reconnect

    I've got two SLES 10 x64 SP2 systems, and whenever i reboot, their iSCSI associations disappear. My disk array is a Dell MD3000i with 4 x iSCSI interfaces. I've done a normal discovery and explicitly toggled all of them to automatic startup but still need to manually reconnect Submitted by a User

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  • Do 10Gbit iSCSI and 8Gbit FC change how you think about your strategy for managing your data in the future?

    Do 10Gbit iSCSI and 8Gbit FC change how you think about this and your strategy for managing your data in the future?

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  • Reverse FC/iSCSI Gateway

    I have a FC SAN in place and want to purchase an iSCSI array to segregate some data from the rest of the SAN members. I know of a few iSCSI gateways that all iSCSI initiators to talk to a FC target. I want to do the opposite...FC initiators to an iSCSI target. Does anyone know of a gateway type...

    LUN-atic5 pointsBadges:

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