Which technologie should I use between SMI-S and SNMP to manage an EMC SAN? I heard that SMI-S offers more management for SAN. What can SMI-S do that SNMP cannot do?
Answer Question | August 4, 2009 3:04 PM
EMC SAN, SAN, SAN management, SMI-S, SNMP
Is LX/LH fiber module a singlemode or multimode module?
Answer Question | July 7, 2009 2:43 PM
LX/LH Fiber, Multimode Fiber, NAS, SAN, Singlemode Fiber
While it is a stated fact that for a failover clustering solution, the methodology works on the usage of quorum, shared storage (NAS, SAN etc), is there any possibility of not using a shared storage system and yet implement Failover Clustering? Are there any third-party solutions available on the market that provides such a(n) (?)alternative? [...]
Answer Question | June 30, 2009 5:16 PM
Cluster management, Failover Cluster Management, Failover Clustering, Majority Node Set, NAS, SAN
Running VMware ESX and have a StorageWorks MSA2000 snapshot. What steps do we need to take to mount the snapshot to a VM and assign a LUN? Thank you very much. Moderator Note: This is a submitted question
Answer Question | July 8, 2009 7:42 PM
HP StorageWorks MSA2000, LUN, SAN, Storage management, Virtual Machines, VMware, VMware ESX 4.0, VMware snapshots
Wat is difference between NAS and SAN, what are their applications
Answer Question | July 2, 2009 6:26 AM
A lot of people speak about a SAN when they mean a Storage Array. Can anyone help me in the correct denotation of the words SAN and Storage Array?
Answer Question | August 5, 2009 9:19 AM
Do you use different disk array types in your data center, or do you tend to gravitate toward one setup? How have your disk arrays changed over time? What do you use?
Answer Question | August 7, 2009 8:57 PM
Data Center Hardware, Disk arrays, NAS, SAN, Storage virtualization
Where do I find a list of SANs certified for Hyper-V R2, capable of supporting live migration? This question is from the 5/14 Microsoft Virtualization Chat on ITKnowledgeExchange.com
Answer Question | June 22, 2009 3:37 PM
Hyper-V, Hyper-V Live Migration, Hyper-V Migration, Hyper-V R2, Microsoft virtualization, Microsoft Virtualization Chat 5/14, SAN
Hi all, I know this is a pretty big question but just trying to learn as much as I can about this topic. I wanted to understand how IO travels in a SAN. Lets say for example, I have a linux host connected to a SAN. If I copy a 2MB file, can someone walk [...]
Answer Question | August 4, 2009 3:53 PM
Disk I/O, SAN
From where should I start to master the concepts of SAN-storage area networks? Do we have a proper sequence, like where to start and carry on?
Answer Question | June 20, 2009 9:17 PM
SAN, SAN architecture, SAN certificate, SAN management, Storage Area Networks
Hi all. We have an MD3000i connected to an HP Proliant DL380G5. Occasionally when the server is restarted after, say, an update or software change, the shared folders on the MD3000i are no longer shared. I believe this is because the storage device is not available at the time that Windows tries to activate the [...]
Answer Question | May 18, 2009 5:48 AM
Dell MD3000i, Dell PowerVault MD3000i, HP ProLiant DL380 G5, SAN, SAN arrays, Shared folders
For us, our SAN is a capital purchase and our capital budget is on a five year cycle. However, EMC is on a three year replacement cycle. This causes us budgeting problems. What replacement cycle does your SAN vendor promote?
Answer Question | August 5, 2009 8:18 PM
SAN, SAN management, SAN Performance
The following question was recently submitted via e-mail by a user: I currently use SAN based clusters with 10 2-node passive and active clusters. They work fine, but I want to know: What happens if we shut down the nodes unexpectedly (eg, power failure) and when we go to start them, they don’t work? In [...]
Answer Question | April 9, 2009 8:48 PM
Cluster Backup, Cluster Management Console, SAN, SAN Backup, SAN-based Clusters
I need to track the IOPS that our Novell servers are using in order to spec out a SAN solution. I have been unable to find any tools or utilities that would allow me to do that. Does anyone know of a way to monitor disk usage and IOPS?
Answer Question | April 15, 2009 7:05 PM
IOPS, Netware 6.5, SAN
We are having to justify the access rights that our storage team members have to the Windows, VMWare, and Unix servers. Our storage team is also responsible for all backups, restores, and disaster recovery. Can any one provide a best practices or a already compiled list of access rights that they have identified a storage [...]
Answer Question | April 8, 2009 2:04 AM
Access Rights, Disaster Recovery, SAN, Storage Engineer, Storage management, User authentication
I have been given a task of setting up Disaster Recovery for Exchange 2003 Infrastructure. We have several Exchange Servers in each of the 2 Sites. Each Site will be a Recovery Center for each other. I’d like to set up a block level Exchange DR between the 2 Sites. All Exchange data are currently [...]
Answer Question | March 10, 2009 5:57 PM
Disaster Recovery, Exchange 2003, Exchange 2003 SP2, Exchange Backup, Exchange Backup & Restore, SAN
The following question was recently submitted via e-mail: Is there a way that I could create a virtual SAN on an external USB disk drive? Are there any open-source solutions?
Answer Question | March 23, 2009 9:16 PM
Logical SAN, SAN, Virtual SAN
Looking for recommendations for an inexpensive iSCSI SAN solution for a VMware ESX 3.5 environment? Moderator Note: This is a user submitted question
Answer Question | July 7, 2009 7:56 PM
iSCSI SAN, SAN, VMware, VMware ESX, VMware ESX 3.5
Need to upgrade our SAN due to performance limitations of the HP MSA2000 using fibre channel to connect to our xen servers Any suggestions on products and your experiences Thanks
Answer Question | February 21, 2009 2:48 PM
Fibre channel, HP MSA2000, SAN, SAN Upgrades, Storage management, XenServer
I have a large budget, I need a storage system that stores videos that can be accessed online, I also need to store files (documents) which can be accessed via a mobile network. What do I buy?
Answer Question | August 4, 2009 6:08 PM
mobile network, NAS, SAN, Storage pricing, Storage products and equipment, Wireless access