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Sharing a SAN LUN across 2 clients

I have an ISCSI SAN that we purchased to store images for our cluster (2TB of images). After reading, we probably should have gone with a NAS rather than a SAN, but back to the point. I'm going to ...
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Clariion CX300: Removing system disks from a RAID group?

I have a raid group that includes every disk my DPE2. I want to remove the system disks (0-4) from this RAID group. From what I read I should i put them in their own RAID group and avoid storing ...
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SAN: is it better to have separate LUNs for operating system and data of virtual machines? [closed]

We have an iSCSI SAN that will be used as backing store for virtual machines. We use Xen and will directly present the LUNs as block devices of VMs (so there is no file system with files on it for ...
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Considerations for spanned volumes with SAN's LUN.

I want to know, before going forward, what I can expected in lost of performance (or not) of creating Windows spanned volumes from LUN delivered by a SAN ? I don't know which kind of SAN is (we don't ...
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Cannot extend existing data disk over 2TB on windows 2008 with dynamic and gpt part

As my D: disk is almost full (2TB) I extended the FC lun to 2.5TB. The new 500Go are seen by windows as "Unalloacted" as expected. I tried to extend the volume but windows says There is not enough ...
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IBM DS300 SAN, Need to expand partitions on LUN

I have a IBM DS300 SAN, and I have setup one LUN with 2.7 TB. I have this LUN setup with 2 partitions, one 130GB partition, and one 1.27TB partition. I have an additional 1.3TB free space. I would ...
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LUN and VMFS 5 sizing assistance

I am working on setting up our vSphere 5 environment. With vSphere 5 you can go > the 2TB VMFS datastore size that you were capped at with in 4.x, etc. What size datastores are people using and ...
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Can I re-assign the scsi letter for virtual floppy?

Having issues with oracle starting up in our cluster environment due to disks not lining up properly. For example, on the problematic host, I see the following. [1:0:0:0] cd/dvd AMI Virtual ...
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Is it possible to query the LUN ID of a list of windows server?

I'm trying a combination of FCINFO and PSEXEC to get the LUN ID (LUN NUMBER) used by servers, but i cant get this information directly from fcinfo. I've also try using WMI until i learned that i ...
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Read LUN from dell SAN with a PC on linux

We are currently using a md3000i DELL SAN server with a RAID1. I would like to access the information on one disk from a workstation. The hard disk contains 2 LUN but I can only access the first ...
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Migrating the SAN lun in Linux

How to perform LUN migration in Linux (using LVM and native multipath) from one storage device to another storage device
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File Server - One large LUN or multiple smaller LUNs?

We're about to replace a bunch of kit (servers, SAN etc.) and migrate our servers across from their current platform. Our file server has around 8tb of data on it right now, spread across 5 LUNs (all ...
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P2v options within a hyper-v environment

I have a server that san boots that I want to p2v. I have many options disk2vhd, scvmm etc but I was thinking about cloning the lun (flexclone, netapp) presenting it to my hyper-v r2 server. Within ...
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Identify LUNs on Redhat server

I inherited an environment where there was no LUN masking or proper zoning. With that said, I need to identify the correct LUNs that are presented to a particular server. I see 6 LUNs if I run "fdisk ...
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Assign and remove multiple LUNs from VMs on ESXi 4

We currently have a test environment where we create hundreds of LUNs on our SAN-attached storage array, export them to one or more (physical) servers, run tests on the data contained on the LUNs, ...
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What are your recommendations/best-practices for vDisk/datastore/LUN management with VMWare ESX

Obviously there's an infinite variety of ways of carving up your raw SAN LUNs to provide VM boot and data vDisks - but what methods do you use, what are their pros/cons, and are there any good ...
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SQL Server disk design on an ISCSI SAN

Its standard practice to separate log and data files to separate disks away from the OS (tempdb, backups and swap file also) Does this logic still make sense when your drives are all SAN based and ...