• Windows Server 2008 Shutdown

    I have a Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard with a 3.5 TB RAID 5. The system periodically hangs and I am unable to shutdown or restart. Task Manager only opens in the taskbar. When I finally seem to get a shutdown command to run, the server just sits with the hourglass flashing. This is happening...

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  • What are your biggest security fears related to storage virtualization?

    What do you perceive to be the biggest security flaws or threats related to storage virtualization today?

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  • Disk array setup

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  • Flash drive usage policy

    Has anyone created a flash drive usage policy?

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  • Adding/Increasing Space on Wintel Server

    How does the installation of space on a Wintel server compare with the installation of DASD storage on a mainframe processor

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  • HBA not showing WWN

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  • Best rules of thumb?

    What are five best rules of thumb when reviewing output from system monitors for preventing future problems. The system monitors could be any SMF/RMF MICS TSO/MON MXG OMEGAMON system monitor type report for reporting on the mainframe. Example might be 1. sustained CPU utilization over 85% 2. Long...

    DavidColbourn0 pointsBadges:
  • HP Dataprotector vs. EMC Networker

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: What's best: HP Dataprotector or EMC Networker

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  • iSCSI vs FC SAN

    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)...

    Jennifer20050 pointsBadges:
  • EMC vs Isilon

    Who uses Isilon? Has anyone seen a pros and cons list developed for Isilon? I'm doing some research on Isilon, EMC, and Pillar Systems. We are a media content driven organization and the content will be stored on one of the three or a combination of the three storage company's products. At the same...

    Will I Am0 pointsBadges:
  • Is synchronous replication possible between EMC DMX4 and EMC CLARiiON CX3-80?

    I would like to know whether synchronous replication is possible between EMC DMX4 and EMC Clariion Cx3-80 storage systems. I understand MirrorView software replicates only between two Clariion CX models and SAN Copy configured on the Clariion CX3-80 could only do asynchronous replication, but does...

    SearchStorageATE215 pointsBadges:
  • EMC Symetrix DMX- Power Query

    I have a EMC Symetrix DMX, which requires three phase power. Unfortunately our site only has single phase power. Is it possible to bypass the three phase PDU and connect directly to the 10A connections on the power strips at the back of the boxes. Will this work?

    Muffback5 pointsBadges:
  • Solaris command for enabling dual path for EMC?

    Can I enable the dual path (EMC) if so what's the command in Solaris

    Arunkb1235 pointsBadges:
  • How to rename a Storage Group in EMC Navisphere?

    Is there a way to rename a Storage Group in EMC Navisphere Management Suite? Much appreciated if someone would mention the steps on where/how to do this. Thank you. Moderator Note: This is a submitted question

    BrentSheets6,925 pointsBadges:
  • EMC Heat summary tool

    does anyone know how to take multiple heat summary's from EMC and combine them into one report, or spreadsheet, fairly easily? When you have about 100 hots to review it is very tedious to go through each heat report. EMC CE's I know have used some script to consolidate them...just curious if i have...

    Nansmo5 pointsBadges:
  • Server OS failure need to configure 2nd disk RAID 1

    the server had an os fauilure and i would like to build it on the first disk and add the second disk later but configure them both to be Raid 1. Is that possible

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • SAN Replacement Cycle 3 vs. 5 years

    For us, our SAN is a capital purchase and our capital budget is on a five year cycle. However, EMC is on a three year replacement cycle. This causes us budgeting problems. What replacement cycle does your SAN vendor promote?

    PastaFazole5 pointsBadges:
  • What is the correct denotation of a SAN?

    A lot of people speak about a SAN when they mean a Storage Array. Can anyone help me in the correct denotation of the words SAN and Storage Array?

    RonaldBazuin55 pointsBadges:
  • Intel Matrix Storage Manager

    Will I loose data if I go to mirrored/RAID drives? I bought a HP e9180f with Vista 64 pre-installed on a 1T drive. I have another 1T drive from my old machine. They play nice together (no hardware/software issues) and I would like to mirror them. But the Intel tool is inconsistent about telling me...

    Mmdmurphy30 pointsBadges:
  • I don’t know which storage system to buy!

    I have a large budget, I need a storage system that stores videos that can be accessed online, I also need to store files (documents) which can be accessed via a mobile network. What do I buy?

    Meeteetse5 pointsBadges:

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