• Disk array setup

    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?

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  • HBA not showing WWN

    A SearchStorage.com reader asks: WE have a data center server, 2003 servers and two HBAs in each node. Both the cards are Emulex Fibre Channel Cards. One card is already in working condition. We have recently added the second HBA card. The driver was updated, and I am able to detect two HBAs from...

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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)...

    Jennifer20050 pointsBadges:
  • SAN Replacement Cycle 3 vs. 5 years

    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?

    PastaFazole5 pointsBadges:
  • What is the correct denotation of a SAN?

    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?

    RonaldBazuin55 pointsBadges:
  • I don’t know which storage system to buy!

    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?

    Meeteetse5 pointsBadges:
  • Path of a disk IO

    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 me through what happens. I realize a LOT...

    Thebug15 pointsBadges:
  • Managing an EMC SAN with SMI-S and SNMP

    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?

    SearchStorageATE215 pointsBadges:
  • Configuring tier 0 on a SAN

    Can I configure Tier 0 on a SAN ?

    SearchStorageATE215 pointsBadges:
  • Network storage topology and Data Migration

    How does Network storage topology (NAS or SAN) affect Data Migration process?

    Mayurkhe295 pointsBadges:
  • How to mount HP StorageWorks MSA2000 snapshot and assign LUN?

    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

    BrentSheets6,925 pointsBadges:
  • Is LX/LH fiber module a singlemode or multimode module?

    Is LX/LH fiber module a singlemode or multimode module?

    SearchStorageATE215 pointsBadges:
  • iSCSI SAN solution for a VMware ESX 3.5

    Looking for recommendations for an inexpensive iSCSI SAN solution for a VMware ESX 3.5 environment? Moderator Note: This is a user submitted question

    BrentSheets6,925 pointsBadges:
  • FileMaker Pro v8 SAN Backup

    We are running a mission critical application on Filemaker. The FileMaker server, a Dell Poweredge 2650, is configured to conducts scheduled backups 5x daily. However, the backups are saved on the server itself. We want to move the backups to the SAN and conduct the backups at non peak usage times....

    MPDIT55 pointsBadges:
  • SAN and NAS

    Wat is difference between NAS and SAN, what are their applications

    Maz5 pointsBadges:
  • Requirement of a shared disk for a failover clustering solution

    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...

    Inquisito20 pointsBadges:
  • Where do I find a list of SANs certified for Hyper-V R2, capable of supporting live migration?

    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

    ITKE372,455 pointsBadges:
  • SAN material

    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?

    Sam3395 pointsBadges:
  • Dell PowerVault MD3000i alert question

    I have the alerts setup already for the critical alerts but would like to know if\when the system fails over from primary to secondary node (active\passive). Is there a way to do this?

    Madrox5 pointsBadges:
  • Dell MD3000i and shared folders

    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...

    PaulQatar5 pointsBadges:

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