I have a permanent spare and dynamic spares are available in the symmetrix array when a disk is going to fail the data available in the failed disk will be copied to permanent or dynamic spare? How the disk choose whether the data has to be copied to permanent or dynamic spare?
Answer Question | September 29, 2010 7:23 AM
Dynamic allocation, EMC, EMC Symmetrix, Symmetrix
Has anyone ever seen a White Paper on the best way to utilize features of both VMWare and EMC Symmetrix based SANs in a real-time or rapid batch based upgrade from SQL Server 2000/2005 to SQL Server 2008 with minimal downtime for application availability?
Answer Question | August 27, 2010 4:47 PM
EMC SAN, EMC Symmetrix, EMC Symmetrix DMX-4, SAN, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005 upgrade, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2005 upgrade, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Upgrade, Symmetrix, VMware, Windows Server 2008
How are you tracking your storage allocations from your DMX to your servers? We began with the Excel-based design workbook that EMC delivers at the end of the installation engagement & that works up to a point. I’ve written code that loads the info into SQL & does some reporting on it, but is there [...]
Answer Question | August 6, 2009 6:08 PM
DMX, EMC, Storage management, Symmetrix
Recently we allocated Symmetrix space for an ESX cluster. Some of the LUNs format fine but one or two come up with an error message that says “unable to read partition information from this disk.” All of the luns were exactly the same capacity. The ESX is currently attached to a Symmetrix array as well [...]
Answer Question | February 15, 2009 3:07 PM
Array, Clustering, EMC Symmetrix, LUN, Symmetrix, VMware ESX, VMware ESX Cluster