A SAN is a Storage Area Network, for providing block-level access to storage subsystems across a network.

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How to configure multiple iSCSI Portal Groups on a EqualLogic PS6100?

I am working on a migration from a VMware vSphere environment to a Hyper-V Cluster utilizing Windows Server 2012 R2. The setup is pretty small, an EqualLogic PS6100e and two Dell PowerConnect 5424 ...
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Strangeness during Windows Server Install (drive duplication) [SAN]

I have recently taken over as an administrator for an IBM chassis and associated blades, along with accompanying IBM SAN. One of the blades is running VMWare ESXi 5, and we don't need it anymore, so ...
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San lun wwid number 3 in front

I have a san lun in a linux server, using this following command I saw this: scsi_id -g -u -s /block/sda 38001438005dea3760000700002660000 #3 number in front of wwid sg_inq -p 0x83 /dev/sda | ...
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Is it possible to use planet scale load-balanced virtulisation? [closed]

there are more and more implementations of distributed-virtualisation. A common one is Microsoft SCVMM. Currently, such things are kept inside LANs, and a san or fiber-channel system is used for ...
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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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Beowulf cluster storage setup [closed]

I'm a Computer Engineering student working on a project with a Verari blade cluster, a bit outdated for today standards. I had acquired some Unix experience but I'm not an expert at all. This Verari ...
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Can someone explain the important differences between fabric, point to point, and loop on a fibre san?

I have a fully redundant HP 8/20q FC SAN that has been working well, but as I dig deeper into things looking for more performance, I'm quickly at the end of my knowledge when it comes to FC ...
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Linux: Get information/stats about storage network

I want to know as much info as possible about the SAN a linux server is connected to. What commands will give me the most comprehensive view? Simply knowing the WWN of LUNS doesn't do much for me. ...
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How is that possible that file was changed without date modification? [closed]

I'm using Blade Server with CentOS 6.5 (ext4) installed, disks combined in raid6, connected in a storage area network. Somehow some of my files become corrupted from time to time without updating the ...
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SAN zoning advantages and disadvantages

We just got a SAN, and I will be assisting in installing it and configuring it, I asked someone to explain to me what we will gain using SAN zoning, but he was unable to answer my question, could some ...
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Re-purpose DD660 (DataDomain) for VM Storage

We have an un-used DD660 (DataDomain) and an un-used x3650 M2 that we are wanting to use as a test bed for playing with Hyper-V as we look into it vs. VMware. Has anyone used a DD660 is simply ...
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Is there a way to read SMART attributes for drives in a SAN?

We are running an SSD array in a SAN, and the performance is great. But we need to monitor the write endurance SMART attributes so that we can determine when the drives are close to wearing out. We ...
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HP LeftHand StoreVirtual VSA host affinity

I am testing the HP LeftHand StoreVirtual VSA for ESXi 5.x (a 3 nodes setup, hosting the VMs in the same hosts that have the VSA appliances). Is there a way to define some sort of 'ESXi host to VSA ...
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Add node to HP StoreVirtual Management Group

I believe that what I am trying to do is simple: How to add a node to an HP StoreVirtual Management group (and cluster)? Basically we got newer VM hosts, and we want to move the nodes to those ...
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how to determine the iscsi target's naa in linux

I understand that iSCSI uses iqn / eui to identify target LUN. Once I have discovered the iSCSI target and logged in is there a way to determine the LUN's NAA id for the remote target from a linux ...
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How much throughput increase to expect from link aggregation (LACP/802.3ad)?

I identified that data transfer within my cluster will be bottlenecked by the network interconnect (I'm saturating the dual SAS connection to my storage with sequential workloads), and I'm undecided ...
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Brocade mirror ports

I'm getting a bunch of brand new condor 3 based switches and these things have a feature I'd like to use called port mirroring. Essentially, a mirror port can be configured to show all traffic being ...
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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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associating HP MSA2000 G3 to a virtual machine on windows server 2012 DC

Basically i wanted to have a Debian Squeeze associated to the SAN HP MSA200 G3 but due to lack of support i have now planned to deploy Windows Server 2012 Data-center on 2xHP Proliant DL380p G7 ...
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Should I worry about Split I/O in a SAN?

We have a NetApp Storage system presenting LUNs to a few Hyper-V clusters. When running a system performance trace (in perfmon) on a 2008 R2 there's a warning about a "high level of Split I/O". ...
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How to configure HP MSA20000 G3 on a HP Proliant DL380p G7 Server on debian squeeze

I have configured a HP MSA2000 G3 attached over fiber channel to HP DL380 G7 servers and have configured it initially over Microsoft Server 2012 Standard edition and have set the identifiers and ...
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What effect does HBA queue depth and max transfer size have on transmission overhead?

This is a pretty straightforward question. What, if any, relationship do queue depth and max transfer size a QLogic HBA have on management overhead on a transmission? What I'm hoping to learn how (if ...
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Windows 2012 BCD process to boot from replicated LUN for Boot from SAN

For our infrastructure we have a production site and a disaster site with SAN-based replication for the LUNs on the Windows servers. So for our proof of concept we have one server on the production ...
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zfs recovery after hardware failure

My ZFS storage hardware failed including the rpool disks. I installed a new server and tried to import use zfs import -f poolname. I am able to see the pool and the disk utilized. But I am not able to ...
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How to check the current queue depth value?

I have an OEL server connected via fibre to a NetApp SAN. How can I view the queue depth as the OS sees it? Output from lspci: 05:00.0 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel ...
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Detect Fibre Attached Tape Drive in Red Hat Linux

I am running Red Hat Linux 6.4 and I have one Fibre Attached Tape Drive which is not visible to the OS. I also have the WWPN of the tape drive. The server has two Qlogic HBA Card with two port each. ...
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Scalability in a High Availability Environment - SQL Failover Cluster 2012

I have created an environment where 1 SAN is connected with 2 Nodes (part of SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster) of SQL Server. Windows Server 2008 R2 is used, and single DB is stored in SAN. We have ...
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Best method to share ISCSI lun across cluster of app servers

I'm in the process of migrating our cluster to new hardware. We use bare metal servers, no virtualization. Currently, we have around 30 "application" servers. When we make an update, we push the ...
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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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Veritas and VNX LUN Expansion

I have an EMC VNX Storage array and a front end Linux server running Veritas. A 4TB lun has been assigned from a diskpool on the VNX and presented to the server where Veritas has split it out into ...
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IQN Naming convention

I've seen a lot of information about how IQN's should be formatted, but there's not a lot of information on how to build them. I'm kind of a newb when it comes to iSCSI, and i have it working, but I'm ...
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Building a SAN on 2012R2 “Storage Spaces” - More Cores, or Faster Single Thread?

I am considering building a SAN unit on Server 2012R2 using Storage Space. In that situation is it more helpful to have more CPU cores, or less faster cores?
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XenServer Linux guest booting off iSCSI SAN (ZFS storage): Will a non-checksumming guest file system still be at risk?

We are storing files on FreeNAS 9.2 using ZFS. I love the data integrity claims made by ZFS, having randomly lost data in the past on servers using ext3, XFS, and ReiserFS that were not mistreated ...
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qle2462 target mode on redhat 6

i have a solaris server with 40tb of data on it that i need to get moved to another linux server. i bought 2 qlogic fiber cards both are qle2462 and put one in the solaris box and the other in the ...
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Intransa Server Failure/Software

Our agency has an IntransaBrand VideoAppliance storage server. It is currently running a Windows Vista client on server equipment and has 2 RAID arrays. One is a RAID 5 (4 x 2TB Western Digital ...
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ESXi 5x: Changing number of IOPS per path sees dramatic improvements

I'm a bit embarrassed that I've never seen or used the -iops parameter as part of the esxcli deviceconfig options. I stumbled upon an article and proceeded to benchmark before and after using various ...
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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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Destination Folder Access Denied error when accessing SAN share (EMC Celerra File Server)

There is a shared folder hosted on an EMC SAN to which Everyone has Full Control to the share's root. The SAN's Administrators group is set as the shared folder's owner. Beneath the root are a number ...
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Mount NTFS volume on two different servers

We mounted an NTFS volume on two Windows 2008R2 servers. This volume is on a MD Dell storage array, connected to servers with Fiber Chanel. It worked a while, but now we get some errors like ...
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Is it possible to measure HBA throughput using Perfmon on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have a server with two round-robin 4GB HBAs to a fiber switch and was wondering if I can measure activity/throughput on these HBAs using Perfmon? If so, which counters would I use? I initially ...
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What technical issues should I be aware of when re-mapping a LUN from one host to another?

I inherited an IBM System Storage DS4000 SAN with an AIX environment running Oracle RAC (3 nodes). One of the nodes crashed, so I got the system up and running with 2 nodes; however, the node that ...
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XenServer 6.1 Reports Wrong Storage Amount in XenCenter

We're using XenServer 6.1 Advanced on three blades in a pool. I'm in the process of moving storage from an old SAN to a new SAN using Storage XenMotion. So far, so good! I discovered though, on a LUN ...
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What would cause RMAN backups over NFS to kill SAN performance?

I've been trying to figure out this problem for several weeks now, we are using an Exadata that runs nightly RMAN jobs to backup the database to a NFS mount. When these jobs occur, the average latency ...
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replacing failed hard disk in raid 1 on dell emc cx300 [closed]

how can I replace failed disk in slot 12 in raid 1 on san dell emc cx300 I HAD Configured the san with hot spare hard disk in slot 13. Is it enough to remove it from it's slot an put instead of it ...
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10GbE with FCoE with SAN and LAN traffic is a good solution?

I'm building a small datacenter from the ground, and I'm considering 10GbE. I'm looking for some advices about this decision. I've compared Infiniband, FC, 10GbE and LACP with GigE, and in the end ...
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Backup slowness after changing the SAN switch

We have a netbackup environment Recently we changed the connectivity of two of our sql servers(cluster servers) from one SAN switch(MDS 9509) to another (MDS 9513) followed by which we are ...
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EMC ESRS stops working when it is VMotioned

EMC is on site and told me: The ESRS SAN monitoring solution will cease to function if that host is VMotioned In case anyone doesn't know, the ESRS is a dial home solution that works over IP. ...
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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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Can't view properties of an hba in vSphere 5.5

Why can't I view the properites of this HBA in vSphere?
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Splitting Multiple Files in Windows

We have a 21TB LUN full of images that are approx 600K in size in multiple sub folders on the disk. We are trying to split the 21TB LUN into 8 smaller LUNs that are about 2.6TB a piece in order to ...