My company is looking for a third-party (meaning not affiliated with a SAN vendor/reseller/consulting company) to review the 3-4 top SAN vendors and review my company’s storage needs and give a quantitative recommendation. If anyone knows of someone or is someone who can fill this need, can you please reply to this email?
Answer Question | July 24, 2008 3:25 PM
SAN, SAN spending, Storage vendors
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) which we would [...]
Answer Question | August 6, 2009 10:01 AM
CLARiiON, CX500i, EMC, Fibre channel, Fibre channel SAN, Flexline 340, iSCSI, SAN
I have set up a cluster but when i get to MSDTC phhysical resource in the disk parameter I cannot see anything to select. The cluster is connected to a SAN. I can see various disks in disk management from both nodes.
Answer Question | August 13, 2008 6:40 AM
Clusters, MSDTC, SAN, Windows Server 2003
Hi all, Can you compare a NAS EMC? Celerra NS704G against a Windows HP storage server DL585 from a performance point of view? They told me that the WSS server is more for departemental usage. Is this true? Thanks Hans
Answer Question | August 25, 2009 10:18 AM
EMC, EMC Celerra, NAS, SAN, Storage servers, Windows Storage Server
I am having problems with backing up a 2 volumes from my HP MSA1000 SAN to an LTO tape library. The volumes are 80 & 90 GB in size and contain around 600,000 small files in each set. The 2 volumes are RAID 5 and I am getting about 5-8 GB per hour back-up. I [...]
Answer Question | February 7, 2009 4:47 AM
Commvault, LTO tape library, MSA1000, SAN, Tape Backups, Tape drives/Libraries, Tape libraries
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 Random [...]
Answer Question | September 25, 2008 10:53 AM
Backup & recovery, CX500, Emulex, HBA, LUNs, RAID 10, SAN, Storage products and equipment
Getting a message that says the storage management console server can not be contacted. we’ve never installed one of these before, but been to IBM training on it. training was uselsess for implementation from scratch. has anyone done one of these and can tell me where we are going wrong? will be very appreciative…..
Answer Question | August 8, 2005 4:01 PM
Arrays, Fibre channel, IBM, Implementation, IT architecture, SAN, Storage, Storage products and equipment, Storage servers
A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: I want to test a failover clustering in windows 2003 environment. As am doing this at home, I don’t have a SAN or Shared SCSI with me. Am struck at Shared Quorum. If am using Majority Node Cluster, is it possible to test with the IDE hard disks of these [...]
Answer Question | February 24, 2011 12:52 PM
Backup & recovery, Clustering, Failover, Microsoft Windows, SAN, SCSI, Storage clustering, Storage products and equipment, Windows Server 2003
Help! I’ve just discovered that I need to implement a new storage solution ASAP. As a starting point, I’m interested in getting my hands on a simple RFQ template for a SAN solution. Is anybody out there aware of such a template and/or can they point me in the right direction. Many Thanks
Answer Question | July 24, 2008 1:08 PM
Budgeting, SAN, SAN spending
A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: I was wondering if you could recommend a Cisco switch that can be used for Exchange to SAN (NetApp FAS960C) iSCSI connectivity.
Answer Question | February 3, 2009 3:36 PM
Cisco switches, FAS960C, iSCSI, iSCSI SAN, NetApp, SAN, SAN switches
Hi All, Does anyone know off hand were to get something comprehensive that will compare performace of the netapps kit and the HP kit mentioned in the subject line. I realise there is alot of different scenarios around FC and isci etc, what i am looking for is something that will outline the max performace [...]
Answer Question | February 4, 2009 6:35 AM
HP EVA3000, NetApp, NetApp FAS960, Network Appliance, SAN, Storage
Can both servers connect to the SAN at the same time? Can both access the SAN at the same time? If not, what else do I need to make both share the volume on the SAN? If both servers are connected, when one fails the other take charge without restarting it? Is it as simple [...]
Answer Question | July 24, 2008 11:38 PM
IBM, IT architecture, SAN, Servers, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003
Using the command line prompt in windows (the black box) which command i can use to scan my machine for viruses without using any virus scan tools ?
Answer Question | January 30, 2012 12:45 AM
Auditing, Cooling, Data center operations, Disaster Recovery, Electrical, Information risk management, Physical security, SAN, Security management, Security products, Software Quality Assurance, Space/structure
one of my project is very critical for the client . the application will run in 10 different sites . the infrastructure of each site will be : 4 linux servers (2 for ORACLE DB , 2 for websphere) + 1 linux/win server for backup software + DB oracle (~100GB) + storage. i have a [...]
Answer Question | July 28, 2008 1:35 AM
Linux servers, NAS, Oracle 10g, Oracle 9i, SAN
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?
Answer Question | August 28, 2008 4:36 PM
Disk drives, RAID, RAID 5, SAN, SCSI
A client has 16 databases, one per teritory, all running the same application and all on the same server and all the files on a SAN. The data in the 16 databases could all run in just one database. Will running all the activity through one database be faster than running it through 16? All [...]
Answer Question | February 3, 2009 7:26 AM
is there a vendor that does heterogenous SAN software? linux (any flavor) and windows client, it needs to run fast and robust, as we are streaming video over this SAN.
Answer Question | July 24, 2008 3:23 PM
SAN, Storage, Storage management, Storage products and equipment
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 the [...]
Answer Question | August 6, 2009 10:27 AM
3PAR, Adapters/Interfaces, ADIC, AMCC, AppIQ, Arrays, Backup & recovery, Blue Arc, Brocade, Cisco, CNT, Commvault, Commvault Systems, Computer Associates, CreekPath, Data Core Software, Dell, Disk drives, EMC, Emulex, Exabyte, FalconStor, Fibre channel, Finisar, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Imation, InterSAN, LSI Logic, McData, NAS, Network Appliance, NTP Software, Optical, Overland Data, Power Quest, Procom Technologies, Quantum, RAID, SAN, SCSI, SEA, Sony, Spectra Logic, Storability, Storage, Storage management, Storage products and equipment, Storage servers, StorageTek, Storcase technology, Sun Microsystems, Syncsort, Tape drives/Libraries, Tivoli, TrueSAN, Veritas, Xiotech
Storage area network is new to our organization. We plan to implement one next year to consolidate storage across several physical locations/divisions. Do you have any practical advice on implementation?
Answer Question | February 3, 2009 3:35 PM