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Are FC and SAS DAS devices standard enough?

Before I ask my questions, here is some background info that may or may not be useful: For the first time I find myself needing a DAS solution. My priority is data through-put in a single direction. ...
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4answers
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SAN newbie: Using a server like an ISCSI gateway for a purely FC SAN device

I am very new to SANs and have inherited an old EMC CX300 to play with. The CX300 is purely FC, but I'd like to experiment with ISCSI as well without having to purchase an expensive ISCSI gateway ...
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Which events specifically cause Windows 2008 to mark a SAN volume offline?

I am searching for specific criteria/events that will cause Windows 2008 to mark a SAN volume as offline in disk management, even though it is connected to that SAN volume via FC or iSCSI. Microsoft ...
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Is it possible to multipath across FC and iSCSI?

Perhaps a silly question this one, but I was wondering if it were possible to multipath a storage array across a FC connection and an iSCSI connection? Given that the main point of multipathing seems ...
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1answer
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Convert EMC AX150 to iSCSI?

I've to an EMC AX150 SAN, with two FC controllers in it. And no existing FC infrastructure. Since the controller cards seem to be modular (you can get 1 or 2 of them), is it possible to obtain iSCSI ...
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2answers
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How to set up an Infiniband SRP Target?

I want to set up a server as a SCSI Target. How good are the open source implementations? What is the tutorial one? How is performance and reliability? How dependent is the OS? How much is ...
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2 Server FC SAN Configuration

I have 2 identical servers: -48GB Ram -8GigE NIC's -2FC NIC's -2x72GB RAID1 Hard Drives -Server 2008R2 Host I also Have a Fibre Channel SAN: -16x146GB RAID10 Hard Drives -2xDual-port FC Controllers ...
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Can I have different ESX hosts accessing the same LUN over different protocols?

I currently have a cluster of two ESX 3.5U2 servers connected directly via FiberChannel to a NetApp 3020 cluster. These hosts mount four VMFS LUNs for virtual machine storage. Currently these LUNs ...
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SAN Optimization: How do you go about it?

Lots of us have Storage Area Networks (SANs). Most of us, probably. How do you go about optimizing for speed? How many spindles do you have? iSCSI or FC? How do you break up your array? And if you ...
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Rough estimate for speed advantage of SAN-via-fibre to san-via-iSCSI when using VMware vSphere

We are in the process of setting up two virtualization servers (DELL R710, Dual Quadcore Xeon CPUs at 2.3 Ghz, 48 GB RAM) for VMware VSphere with storage on a SAN (DELL Powervault MD3000i, 10x 500 GB ...