• Installing Exchange Server 2003 in the second node of a SAN cluster

    We have a storage area network (SAN) and I'm trying to install Exchange Server 2003 on the second node of the cluster. When I run the installation, the default C: drive doesn't show up and the change path button is grayed out. I have three accounts that have full Exchange administrator rights but...

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  • Sharing One Server Blade between two servers

    Is there a way one storage blade be shared among two blade servers in a sort of shared pool via a SAN or other means?

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  • SAN storage solutions on SQL Server

    It has been said somewhere on this site that “what will be more advantageous [for SAN storage] are more drives in the array versus a couple of very large drives.” However, if the whole lot of arrays is a bunch of disks RAID-5 that are presented as a logical disk and then partitioned into many...

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  • Raid1 vs Raid5 Microsoft exchange data

    We are implementing Microsoft Exchange on a EMC DMX3500 DASD Subsystem that has 146GB and 300GBs. Talked to Gartner Group Consultant Bob Passmore and he is strongly recommending RAID 1: his justification is based on the fact that RAID 1 is double the number of disk drives; therefore you cut what is...

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  • What are the best practices for storing SQL Server application/program files on a SAN?

    We have a non-clustered SQL Server with a Storage Area Network (SAN) on it. What are industry standards/best practices for the location of the application/program files? Is it okay to put the app files on the SAN? We usually put them on local disk storage, but due to an incorrect installation, they...

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  • when adding newly created logical san drives to my host disk manager is populating the disk twice.

    when adding newly created logical san drives to my host ,disk manager is populating the disk twice. disk two is healthy but disk one is not initialize both appear as the same size HELP!!!!! server windows 2003 sp2 ds4000 HBA qlogic 2340

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  • EVA vs FAS3000

    looking for performance and adminstration comparisons between eva and fas3040..

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  • Installing a Simple SAN — good or bad experience?

    Hi -- has any administrator had a less than ideal experience installing a Simple SAN in their business? Was the deployment process not as simple as it was cracked up to be? Or were too many features/functions left out in the name of simplification? Note: I am an editor at TechTarget and am...

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  • Help with IBM ds6800 storage array. can’t assign storage unit to complex.

    Getting a message that says the storage management console server can not be contacted. we've never installed one of these before, but been to IBM training on it. training was uselsess for implementation from scratch. has anyone done one of these and can tell me where we are going wrong? will be...

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