• 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...

    Mberger5 pointsBadges:
  • 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...

    Andrew Burton355 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:
  • 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...

    N2fastbikes0 pointsBadges:
  • 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:
  • Redundant data centers with multi-service ISP/ASP

    Hi, we're working on 2 new datacenters to provide datavault/DR services to clients in three service tiers: cold, worm and hot. This will also be a traditional service provider DC with internet and hosting services. DC1 will be 2-3K Sqm. DC2 will be very small running as backup. there is a plan for...

    Kellyb0 pointsBadges:
  • Redundant data centers with multi-service ISP/ASP-2

    Hi, we're working on 2 new datacenters to provide datavault/DR services to clients in three service tiers: cold, worm and hot. This will also be a traditional service provider DC with internet and hosting services. DC1 will be 2-3K Sqm. DC2 will be very small running as backup. there is a plan for...

    Kellyb0 pointsBadges:
  • Setting up a new 100GB storage system

    I am new to storage systems, currently gathering information on setting up a storage systems. I know the concepts but am unable to relate how will a storage system be setup based on Allocation, zoning, masking and mapping. Please help.

    SB20 pointsBadges:
  • Your opinion needed on blade server setup for a small company

    Hi! I'm the Sys Admin for a small (50 employees) company. We're currently running off of a couple of Dell 2850s, a 6600 for SQL and a few other various machines for web server, intranet, etc. We recently partnered with a new company. They are pushing me to setup a blade server (mostly because they...

    Systems Channel ATE15 pointsBadges:

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