is there a certification for SAN admin? I am a beginner and want to be a SAN admin where do i start?
Answer Question | August 9, 2011 5:46 PM
SAN, SAN certificate, SQL Server, Storage Area Networks
I have a SAN with a RAID 10 (16 Drives) and a stripe size of 512. I want to align the disks for better SQL Server performance, the problem is that the OS is already installed on a non-aligned drive and SQL Server is running in production using non-aligned drives. My current 8 drives starting [...]
Answer Question | January 17, 2011 11:10 PM
IOPS, SQL 2005, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2005 performance, Storage Area Networks
Whenever I give a disk rescan, the server mysteriously gets hung. the system log throws the following error – “A connection to the target was lost, but Initiator successfully reconnected to the target. Dump data contains the target name.” Storage : Stonefly optisan Host : Windows 2003
Answer Question | June 3, 2010 2:16 PM
iSCSI, Optisan, Stonefly, Storage Area Networks, Storage in 2010, Windows Server 2003
The case is the celerra is captive, that means no navisphere. We have two RAID Groups (4+1) and one Hot Spare. How could I expand the volumes and RAID groups to RAID5(6+1)
Answer Question | November 7, 2011 9:34 AM
EMC Celerra, RAID, RAID 5, SAN, Storage Area Networks
Can you approximate how much share each of these storage companies ((e.g., NetApp, IBM, Sun, HP, EMC, etc) had in terms of military/ DHS/ government spend?
Answer Question | April 19, 2010 6:33 PM
EMC, HP, IBM, NetApp, SAN, Storage Area Networks, Storage devices, Sun
We have two unsupported storage-area networks (SANs) – one Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) 9910 and one HDS 9960. They are both left over from a SAN upgrade to NSC55, but we are using the old 9910 and 9960 for our test rigs until they break down and stop working. The 9910 is fully populated with [...]
Answer Question | December 14, 2009 5:38 PM
HDS 9910, HDS 9960, Hitachi Data Systems, Storage Area Networks
Do you use any lower-end SAN products (EqualLogic, EMC, LeftHand Networks, Compellent Technologies, etc.) in your setup? If so, what do you use?
Answer Question | August 11, 2009 7:14 PM
Compellent Technologies, EMC, EqualLogic, LeftHand Networks, SAN, Storage Area Networks
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?
Answer Question | June 20, 2009 9:17 PM
SAN, SAN architecture, SAN certificate, SAN management, Storage Area Networks
I am new to disaster recovery (DR) and IT management. I have a production site with Cisco switches, and I’m backing up data to a storage area network (SAN). I have a GB link to a remote office and would like to replicate data to another SAN at the remote location. How do I set [...]
Answer Question | March 25, 2009 3:32 PM
Cisco switches, Data Replication, Disaster management, Disaster planning, Disaster Recovery, it management, Network management, Networking, Remote office/branch offices, Remote offices, Storage Area Networks, Storage back-ups, Virtual LAN, VLAN
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.
Answer Question | August 19, 2008 12:45 PM
SAN, Storage Area Networks, Storage capacity planning
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?
Answer Question | August 28, 2008 6:51 PM
SAN, SQL Server installation, Storage Area Networks
why and when to configure zoning in the SAN switches any body can explian please
Answer Question | September 28, 2008 12:59 PM
SAN, SAN switches, Storage Area Networks, Storage products and equipment
So far ive tried mirroring the internal disks in windows with the SAN disk and then removing the internal disks and no luck. So what I have done now is used Acronis and imaged the internal disks to the SAN disk, changed the boot options in the BIOS to point to the external disks, changed [...]
Answer Question | December 30, 2008 9:54 PM
Boot from SAN, IBM, Storage Area Networks, Windows Server 2003
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 am running a Windows 2003 server on a SAN. using 2 qlogic 2300′s connected to the IBM 2109-f16 switch. A IBM 4560slx tape library using a FCO (Fibre channel option) card in the library. The FCO card is connected to the IBM 2109-f16 switch. I have “port” zoned the Server and the library in [...]
Answer Question | July 15, 2008 10:32 AM
Backup & recovery, HBA, SAN, Storage Area Networks, Windows Server 2003