We make use of temporary tables when we develop stored procedures, but they also become very slow when there is a heavy workload. We have an ISCSI SAN running RAID 10, and our database, logs and tempdb (15 GB) are on the SAN. We think the SAN is overworked; the SQL Server shows no CPU. [...]
Answer Question | July 30, 2008 8:23 PM
iSCSI, RAID 10, SAN, SQL stored procedures, Stored Procedures, TempDBs
I am looking into the virtual storage arena but I am not sure who to look at. I have looked at Lefthand, equalogics, DataCore, and Falconstor. Any input would be appreciated as I need to start looking at what will work with our 5TB SAN. EverlearningOne
Answer Question | July 15, 2008 3:02 PM
DataCore, EqualLogic, FalconStor, LeftHand Networks, SAN, Virtual storage, VMware
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?
Answer Question | July 9, 2008 6:24 PM
Blade servers, SAN, Storage Area Network, Storage Blades
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 [...]
Answer Question | June 24, 2008 8:25 PM
RAID 5, SAN, SAN storage, SQL Server
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 it still [...]
Answer Question | July 9, 2008 7:28 PM
Exchange 2003, Installation, SAN
In terms of speed/efficiency, which device type is better?
Answer Question | July 28, 2008 1:59 PM
DASD, SAN, Storage performance
Why are SFP’s used in SAN devices (brocade, emulex,cisco) emit visible red light if their specs say they operate at 850nm wavelength which is outside of visible electomagnetic spectrum? Even though they are class 1 lasers is it safe to view the beam with the naked eye?
Answer Question | September 25, 2008 4:28 AM
850nm, Lasers, SAN, SFP
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 called QUEUE DEPTH [...]
Answer Question | May 1, 2008 2:31 PM
EMC, Exchange, RAID, RAID 1, RAID 1 vs RAID 5, RAID 5, SAN, Storage
I have a Sun x4100 has two qlogix qle2460 HBAs both connected to a 3Par SAN and a EMC cx700 SAN. When both HBA’s are active in non-failover mode we can see the LUNs in /proc/scsi/qla2xxx/3 and 4 – BUT fdisk does not see the devices. If we have the HBAs set in failover mode [...]
Answer Question | September 25, 2008 4:30 PM
3PAR, EMC, HBA, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 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 wound up on [...]
Answer Question | April 9, 2008 10:48 PM
SAN, SQL Server, Storage Area Networks
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 [...]
Answer Question | September 9, 2008 7:05 PM
Dell Storage, Fibre channel, Fibre channel SAN, iSCSI, SAN
I,m trying to add shared SAN storage to 2 ESX 3.5 hosts in preparation to setting up HA, DRS and Clustering. I’m doing this through VMInfrastructure Client 2.5 connecting to VMware Virtual Center Server2.5 I add the SAN storage (600GB, Target ID vmhba2:0:0, LUN 0)to vhost-1 using the name vsan-0. I format it with 8MB [...]
Answer Question | July 24, 2008 2:34 AM
ESX 3.5, SAN, VMware, VMware ESX
We have a need to run numerous virtual servers from a NAS/SAN. The questions is, which should we choose? THe product we support (Citrix XenServer) supports either for backend virtual system storage and can run VM’s from either. Currently, our needs are small. We have about 10 virtual servers that we want to migrate to [...]
Answer Question | July 24, 2008 6:44 PM
DR, HBA, iSCSI, NAS, NFS, RAID 5, SAN, Virtual Machines, Xen
Has anyone out there in a Windows 2003 AD environment successfully moved their operation master server’s (RID, PDC, Infrastructure) operating system to a SAN?
Answer Question | July 28, 2008 2:55 PM
Active Directory, AD, PDC, SAN, Windows Server 2003
Any data would be helpful. Basically for use in additional staff justification.
Answer Question | July 15, 2008 2:14 PM
FTE, SAN, SAN ports
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
Answer Question | December 14, 2007 3:08 AM
Disk Manager, SAN, Windows Server 2003
Could someone describe the materials required for a fiber channel interconnect for a backbone network. I assume it is a switch, fiber patch “cables” and pci cards for server. Could someone give me information and/or a reference to vendors.
Answer Question | July 15, 2008 5:13 PM
Fibre channel, SAN, Storage products and equipment
My SAN seems to be getting bigger and bigger. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to manage it.
Answer Question | July 15, 2008 4:10 AM
SAN, SAN architecture
I’m looking to formulate a RFI/RFP for two separate engagements: Phase 1. SAN analysis – contract someone to evaluate our current SAN and provide recommendations only (vendor neutral). Phase 2. SAN procurement – find what questions to ask and what’s important with the purchase of a new SAN
Answer Question | July 30, 2008 6:11 PM
SAN, SAN spending
looking for performance and adminstration comparisons between eva and fas3040..
Answer Question | October 3, 2007 2:00 PM
NAS, Network Appliance, SAN, Storage