• Extend SAN disk of a 2-node cluster Exchange server

    I have a two node clustered Exchange 2003 Enterprise server (sp1) connected to a HP EVA SAN, where the transaction logs and database files sit on different disks. The Exchange server has one Storage Group and 3 mailbox stores on three different drive letters. One of the mailbox stores is on a drive...

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  • Outsourcing solutions–Hydra Network

    I'm a CIO for a company with 150 employees, and I'm considering outsourcing a good portion of our IT support and maintenance to a third party to cut our expenses. I met with a sales rep from Hydra Network last week after they had done a SAN implementation for us through another partner, and am...

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  • Storage allocation methods

    My current employer began allocating disk before having a storage administrator on staff. When a file system would achieve 90%, the individual systems admins would log on and just assign themselves new LUNs. This has made layout of the disk a nightmare. One thing they have done - in the name of...

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  • Keeping non-redundant devices up during a power failure

    I need to connect several AC redundant appliances (Servers, Load Balancers, Switches, Firewalls, etc) to other non-redundant ones (SAN Switches, KVM). I have AC PDU’s for redundant and non-redundant devices, but I haven’t figured out the best way to avoid my non-redundant devices being cut off...

  • Is virtualization causing you to rethink your storage infrastructure or consider adding/moving to a SAN?

    Is virtualization causing you to rethink your storage infrastructure or consider adding/moving to a SAN?

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  • SAN switches

    why and when to configure zoning in the SAN switches any body can explian please

    Rami220 pointsBadges:
  • Visible red light at 850nm

    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?

    Mchwf5 pointsBadges:
  • Backups to disk across GB ethernet – what’s your speed limit?

    We don't have a SAN yet. We're trying to improve backup and disaster recovery time windows so we have been testing backups to disk using the following: Windows 2003 Server Dell PowerEdge server 2GB RAM 2xXeon P4's Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 (backup file size set to 1GB each) SATA hardware RAID...

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  • 3Par and EMC problesm

    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 we only see the LUNs on...

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  • CX-500 LUNs

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: Am presenlty Testing the I/o performance on the new CX-500 San From Emc And Hba From Emulex,The LUn Size is 1 TB and when doing the Testing with SQlIO Tool with a I/o block size-8 i get 39.3 MB/sec for Random write requestes but when doing the same with...

    aburton195 pointsBadges:
  • EMC Clariion CX700 Problems – Data Sector Invalidated

    Hello, I have two EMC Clariion CX700's (which, for convenience we call CX700-1 and CX700-2) and one recently added CX3-40 in my SAN environment using fiber-switch fabric. Over the weekend, I experienced a hardware failure on SPA on CX700-1. After having it replaced by my vendor's technician and...

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  • Equallogic

    Hi, Just looking for people's experiences of using Equallogic SAN attached storage. Specifically - Performance - Interoperability - Cost - Competition - Management software Thanks in advance Noz

    Nozmeister00 pointsBadges:
  • IP-SAN solutions

    Am looking for resources to help me find a low-cost IP-SAN solution. This request for help was originally submitted to the Research Assistant on WhatIs.com.

    ResearchAssistant855 pointsBadges:
  • Reverse FC/iSCSI Gateway

    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 know of a gateway type...

    LUN-atic5 pointsBadges:
  • Open File Backups

    Can anyone recommend an open file backup program (other than St. Bernard Open File Manager) that will work with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager? The environment is Windows 2000/2003 clusters using SAN, NAS, DAS with basic/dynamic disks and simple and spanned volumes. Any input will be greatly...

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  • Mac, Linux, Windows, Storage

    What or how is the best way to present a single pool of storage to Mac clients using AFP, Windows using SMB/CIFS, and Linux/Unix using NFS? The ideal solution would be users to access all of their data whether they bounced from a Mac to a Linux workstation and then to a Windows system. Basically a...

    Dennisjo5 pointsBadges:
  • how can we access the SAN/ storage which is attached to solaris server from a linux server/box over the network

    how can we access the SAN/ storage which is attached to solaris server from a linux server/box over the network and the storage should be permanent even though we restart the linux box/server

    Oracle10gDBA25 pointsBadges:
  • Installing SQL Server over a SAN

    I am trying to install and configure my SQL Server over my Storage Area Network (SAN). Can you give me the best steps for doing so?

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:
  • Which RAID level should we use?

    A SearchStorage.com member recently asked: We have three 73 GB, U320, SCSI, 1-in, 15K, PE 2850s, with MR5 ROMB RAID-5 drives, to use in a server that will be doing file sharing and print serving. Is RAID-5 the best configuration?

    JenH0 pointsBadges:
  • Fabric / Storage Administration

    Currently today, we have a group that administers our storage from end to end (HBA to switch to storage cabinet). Our CIO is looking to give the responsibility of our Fabric to our Networking folks. I was just wondering how other places layed out the responbility of the different aspects of...

    MemphisJim5 pointsBadges:

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