• Infiniband storage network using SRP

    Hi, I'd like a "howto" on configuring SRP initiators and targets. I'm using Centos/Xen hypervisors and will build my own storage servers. I'm using Infiniband cards with Mellanox MT25408 chipset. I'm familiar with Linux but unsure of exactly what I need to get this up and running. I dont want to...

    Chris745 pointsBadges:
  • Failover clustering in windows 2003 environment.

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: I want to test a failover clustering in windows 2003 environment. As am doing this at home, I don't have a SAN or Shared SCSI with me. Am struck at Shared Quorum. If am using Majority Node Cluster, is it possible to test with the IDE hard disks of these...

    aburton200 pointsBadges:
  • SAN certification for storage career

    Do i really need to get certification for Storage Area Network in EMC if i wanted to be storage professional?

    rkwac453125 pointsBadges:
  • SQL Server 2005 with SAN storage problem

    i have a very strange problem: - i have an  windows 2003 server - a SAN storage attached to that server - i installed SQL server 2005 proffesional into the server - database files in the san storage - when i attach the database into the san storage it gives an error that it cann't see the drive E...

    Masterofpcs5 pointsBadges:
  • Synchronising SANs before replication

    What is the best approach to synchronising SANs before I start replicating? Should I do a full tape backup and recovery and then start replication?

    Patch0115 pointsBadges:
  • SQL SERVER SAN Setup

    I do not know much about SAN's, I want to setup a SQL Server to use a SAN. 1. Should I use a SAN drive to install the OS or is it best practice to install the OS on a local drive on the server? 2. Should I install SQL SERVER on the SAN or on a local drive on the server?

    Rick Martinez585 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:
  • Domino – Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and EqualLogic configuration suggestions

    Any one have experience with the above configuration? I am not a SAN guy, so looking for configuration suggestions for the Hyper-V settings, and Equallogic SAN configuration.

    SlikTool1,840 pointsBadges:
  • EMC SAN Expansion in VMware

    Hello We have an EMC SAN Clariion connected to 5 VM Hosts. I recently put in five more 500 GB hard drives into the SAN. When I went to expand it into our VMware virtual disk the expansion took around 8 hours. The problem I am having now is that the SAN is now running extremely slow. I have VM's...

    Nealkal5 pointsBadges:
  • What are the benefits of an external san over internal storage?

    What are the benefits of an external san over internal storage? How could my organization use the external san to improve data storage?

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Upgrading SQL Server 2000/2005 to 2008 with VMWare and EMC SANs

    Has anyone ever seen a White Paper on the best way to utilize features of both VMWare and EMC Symmetrix based SANs in a real-time or rapid batch based upgrade from SQL Server 2000/2005 to SQL Server 2008 with minimal downtime for application availability?

    SQL2K8Dude5 pointsBadges:
  • Has anyone used StarWind iSCSI for production network? What about its reliability and performance?

    StarWind claims to turn any standard server into a fault-tolerant, fail-safe Windows iSCSI target SAN. Compared to EMC and Netapp products, where does it stand in term of performance & reliability (e.g. assuming new & stable server)? Has anyone deployed it on production? What kind of hardware do...

    ITKE346,195 pointsBadges:
  • What’s your take on tape storage?

    For a while now, everyone has been talking about how Tapedrive has been finally nixed by digital storage like NAS and SAN, but tape is still being used by enterprises, whether due to compliance or cost issues. Are you using tape as your storage/backup solution or a mixture of different media? Do...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • IPL (boot) from SAN

    I have 2 System i 570 connected to 2 x DS8100 in 2 different locations and replicating with PPRC. No internal disks, IPL from SAN. We will run a switch test : stop production server, end PPRC and start backup server on the "PPRC copy" (more steps indeed). Does anyone has information about the...

    BillyBelgium190 pointsBadges:
  • Locations throughout the US need a storage strategy. Our current strategy has servers and individual machines backing up to web-based services

    We have a data center I was thinking of acquiring a SAN unit from, then using DFS to copy server files to the SAN and then back that information to a remote storage site. How do I accomplish this with laptops? Do I use folder redirection, that takes too much time when logging in?

    ITKE346,195 pointsBadges:
  • What is the best solution (DVR, NVR or SAN) for video storage with 300 terabyte per day for 90 days storage?

    I am asking about a video surveillance storage solution as we have to store 100 terabytes/day of live video stream that is coming from 900 PTZ cameras. We also have to keep the recordings in storage for 90 days before archiving.

    ITKE346,195 pointsBadges:
  • Dynamic and Static SRDF

    Can anyone tell be What is dynamic and Static SRDF?

    IMSANMAN5 pointsBadges:
  • Form for Subject Alternate Names in Exchange UCC SSL

    I need assistance to make a correction to the Subject Alternate Names (SAN) in my UCC SSL. I hope that if I provide the network topology, an expert will be able to recommend the correct names for the SANs. The internet domain name is distance.com and the internal domain name is depth. The server...

    JeReLo5 pointsBadges:
  • Windows 2003 file server cluster and exchange 2007 CCR

    Hi,  I need to know if i can have windows 2003 file server as cluster and also host Exchange 2007 CCR on the same nodes with having a FSW on another machine.  So does my windows 2003 cluster quorum, conflict with my FSW?  Can i have my file server cluster resources on my SAN, and my exchange...

    wrathyimp50 pointsBadges:
  • Storage market for DHS, Gov and DOD

    Can you approximate how much share each of these storage companies ((e.g., NetApp, IBM, Sun, HP, EMC, etc)  had in terms of military/ DHS/ government spend?

    Sevatec5 pointsBadges:

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