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RAID 10 Cluster Size for SQL Dynamics AX Database

Many article read and many websites visited yet still no closer to a firm or concrete answer. We have created all our Arrays for our SQL 2012 installation with the appropriate LUN's and understand ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 direct-attached to HP MSA 2040 SAN [closed]

I have no idea about Direct attached storage; I do not know that it is possible to do. I plan to use HP MSA 2040 storage to direct attached with my dell Power Edge R710 via Fiber Channel. What do i ...
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MSA2312i shows duplicate enclosures?

I just installed a redundant controller in my MSA70. This is in use with our old MSA2312i SAN. Now I'm seeing two entries for 'Enclosure 3' (the associated MSA70 disk shelf) in the UI. It appears ...
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Mapping LUNs to drive slots on a MSA2312i?

I'm working with an older MSA2312i. I really need map the current LUN configuration to associated slots via the SSH so I can make it scriptable. Is there a ready way to do so? I would have thought a ...
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Disk Speed Performance in a SAN

We are currently looking into buying a SAN, and have some concerns over the speed of disks we are going to put into the array. We would normally have gone for 15k disks over 10k every time, but one of ...
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HP X1600 G2: Convert a Shared folder to a VHD?

I have an HP x1600 G2 and I seem to have made a mistake. I partitioned more than half the space available as a Shared Folder. I have now mostly filled that volume with data, approximately 2TB. I need ...
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HP MSA2000, how detect faulty disks?

I have an HP MSA2012fc, it happened a few times that my large vdisk (6x 1TB raid 5) get offline, seems some disks are faulty, the event log only shows 2 of the drives had "bad blocks" and some disk ...
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RAID Recovery after Firmware issue

This may be a duplicate but I think the situation is different. We were having problems with a HP MSA2000 SAN, speaking to support they suggested that we upgraded the firmware to the latest version ...
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P2000 G3 for VMware - one vDisk, Multiple RAID levels?

I have a dual controller P2000 G3 (SAS 6GB) hooked up to 3 ESXi hosts. There are 12x 600GB 15k rpm drives total, and I have set them up in 1 RAID10 vDisk to maximize performance+reliability. The ...
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HP P4000 / Lefthand : how to do a manual failover

We have a P4000 SAN with 2 nodes; we don't have a Failover Manager. Right-clicking a node in the management console does not offer a failover option, the best one seems to be "power off or reboot". ...
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Is it ok to run 15k.6 and 15k.5 SAS disks in a SAN together?

I have a SAN (HP MASA 2012) running seagate Cheetah 15k.6 drives. One has failed and I have a replacement drive that is the same except for it is a 15k.5 drive. Is this ok to run in the SAN? What are ...
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New RAID1+0 in P2000 storage

I have P2000 SAS storage with RAID6 configured on 8 disks 1TB 7k2rpm. I want to add RAID1+0 with 4 SAS15K 300GB. The question is, does this storage support this setup? Should it work without any ...
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What does this mean: “SATP VMW_SATP_LOCAL does not support device configuration”?

Can anyone tell me what this means in ESXi 5.1?: SATP VMW_SATP_LOCAL does not support device configuration I've googled it and I get a lot of results, but as yet all the pages that contain the ...
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Sparing level on HP EVA 4000

One of the disks of our EVA4000 died today. This diskgroup (all volumes vraid5 with sparing level 1 and almost no space left for more volumes, 1TiB drives) is being rebuilt with "spare space" right ...
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Raid5 is off on my Lefthand P4500

I have 1 cluster with serveral p4500. There is HW Raid5 and the Raid5 is split on: first 6 is one raid 5, and the other 6 is one raid 5. There were two disk that came up with a fault. I replaced ...
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HP-UX Boot from SAN

Does anybody knows how to make HP-UX boot from SAN? Any help would be highly appreciated. I'm totally disappointed by HP's lack of documentation. The server is RX8640 with HP-UX 11.31
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Configuring HP “Multifunction” NIC for iSCSI SAN

I am about to implement a SAN here using a HP P2000; the SAN itself is on-order (ETA a couple of weeks) so in the meantime I'm getting the rest of the equipment up and running. The SAN has ...
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HP StorageWorks P4500 G2 Manager Management

According to the documentation, a management group should have an odd number of managers greater than 1. I have a four node SAN consisting of P4500 G2s. I plan on having two clusters with two nodes ...
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P4300 G2 SAN FAN Header Connections

I've recently had to replace the System Board on my P4300 G2 SAN due to a failure to find a boot drive. Unfortunately after replacing this it won't boot past the POST screen, it identifies that there ...
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SQLIO and SAN performance problems

I've had a feeling our SAN is performing badly, so I ran SQLIO with the help from Mr Ozar's blog post. My first problem is that I couldn't create a 20GB test file. This is the result using 64KB ...
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VMware with the HP MSA70

I would like to build a new smallish VMware cluster - only two nodes will ever be used. I have previously seen references to shared direct attached storage. That would dramatically push down the ...
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Multipathing vs. bonded connections

I recently tried to sell the idea of multipathing one of our production databases (thanks to Brent at SQL Pass summit!) currently using just 1 database file (189GB!!!) on a physical server with 2 ...
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Help identifying and getting started with this Fibre Channel equipment

Some old(?) fiber channel equipment is being donated to my company and I need help identifying what exactly I have, and how to get it up and running if possible. I have two HP rack units, each with ...
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Consideration for building shared storage for VMware environment DR site

I am investigating the of which one is the most preferable choice for DR environment ? between SAN based replication technology or 3rd party application (Veeam Backup and replication or VMware Site ...
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Vsphere san disk best practice

i have a HP EVA 4000 SAN now, what do you suggest in performance view. should i cut two 500GB raid 5 disks in the EVA and the do a disk expand in vsphere or i wont see any perfromance improvements? ...
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SAN for virtual envirnment

I will be ordering a c7000 server enclosure by HP and adding some BL460c G7 servers. This will be for a completely virtual environment. The G7's have the FlexFabric adapters built in and a pair of BLC ...
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Linear Performance Scalability with HP San Solutions

I need a San Solution with linear scalability in size as well as in performance. From what I know, with a Modular Smart Array solution such as the P2000/MSA-class solutions from HP, even with a dual ...
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HP Lefthand P4000 - Anyone got one?

If so how are you finding it and how do you have your multi-site setup configured? We're looking more and more likely to go the P4000 route and I'm looking at how things like failover work between ...
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Installing HP P4000 VSA seperatly from ESX server

we are planning to install an ESX v4.0 server. we will have a iSCSI SAN. my question is is it ok to install the HP P4000 as a virtual machine inside an esx server or it's better to install it in ...
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HP/IBM alternative to Buffalo iSCSI TerraStation?

I'm looking at virtualising some of our infrastructure in order to allow for more resiliance and future expandability. We have successfully virtualised on single servers with Direct Attached Storage ...
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NDMP NAS for HP EVA4400 SAN

We use EMC Celerra filer for our EMC array and it supports NDMP.n remote site we have EVA4400 HP SAN and it seems that our only option for NAS is Windows Storage Option. What if we want to use ...
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Command View EVA Login Problem

I'm using Command View EVA version 9.01 on a Windows Storage Server 2003 R2. And all of a sudden I can't log in to the command view, it always say incorrect username or password, I haven't done any ...