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

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FC-Multipath: Which path_selector performs best?

So I learned that since Red Hat 6 it is possible to choose between 3 algorithms for loadbalancing between different paths to my FC-SAN, the default dumb round-robin - and new - queue-length and ...
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Is WinSAT reliable to test the speed of my iSCSI, Fibre SAN, under bare metal or Virtualized?

I discovered the following command in this whitepaper: WinSat disk -read -ran -ransize 4096 -drive c Is it reliable to use against a SAN, or iSCSI drive? I would like to compare the output of ...
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P4500 Lefthand SAN report degraded on one node when all disks are health “NORMAL”

I am experiencing a strange condition with our HP G1 lefthand SAN cluster. The cluster consists of 4 nodes across two sites, two nodes ( node 1 & 2 )in each site are RAID5 across the pair, and ...
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How to configure multipath using Intel X520-SR2 10GB on Oracle Linux 6.2?

I've installed the Intel x520-sr2 Ethernet/Fibre card into a server that has Oracle Linux 6.2 Installed on it. When I boot the server I can go into a QLogic menu (screen has something for Intel on ...
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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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Network issues regarding p4300 SAN - cannot manage p4300 through CMC

I am having an issue with my p4300 LeftHand SAN. It is a 2 node iSCSI system. Each one has 2 nics which are teamed into a cisco switch. The VMware cluster is connected into this switch as well with ...
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fdisk -l only displays boot partition

I have a SAN, and it's able to read and write to the 50TB RAID just fine, but when I run fdisk -l it only lists the boot partition of the SAN server, and doesn't display anything about the other ...
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SBD killing both cluster nodes when there are even small SAN network problems

I am having problems with stonith SBD in a openais-based cluster. Some background: The active/passive cluster has two nodes, node1 and node2. They are configured to provide an NFS service to users. ...
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SAN failover with Solaris 11 express

Is there a good solution to provide failover between two identical servers based on Solaris 11 Express? We replicate data between the two SANs now, but want to setup a failover solution. I have ...
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Shared storage for VMs without dedicated storage server

On a legacy project I've got 4 physical machines (servers, PM's) where each server has access to the SAN and fixed-space by it's own two devices (via device-mapper multipath). The local disks of the ...
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SMB returns the entire file instead of header info

Starting a section of code checks for access to many data files (flat files so each table is a file) and when I do a packet capture, in our capture only the header info is sent by the server to the ...
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Connection to MGMNT iterface on Cisco DSC 9124-K9 lost

From some reasons i've lost connection to mgmnt interface in DSC9124-K9 - I cannot ping, cannot see MAC in arp. Fabric interfaces are working well, without problems so I do not want to reset whole ...
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NetApp filer uses more amps when one power supply is turned off

We have two old NetApp FAS3050 filers at our colo. We also have an upcoming maintenance window that will take our circuits offline for an extended period of time. Our circuits are pretty much maxed ...
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iSCSI issue; “the media is write protected”

i've got some serious issues with w2k8 r2 standard and iSCSI controller. i'm running dell server, connected via ethernet to synergy NAS, which is handling LUN via iSCSI. i'm using ms iSCSI initiator ...
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Volume manager of Windows Server 2008 R2 does not show all iSCSI volumes

we set up a backup server (Win2k8 r2) for our VMware infrastructure which uses an iSCSI SAN for storage. The backup server has to be connected to the SAN for Veeam to be able to backup virtual ...
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VMware ESXi extremely slow Virtual disk performance compared to RDM

I have a ESXi 5.5 server running with a FC SAN. The FC san is created using an openfiler OS with software RAID and exported with the qlatgt driver. Direct writes to this SAN when no VMFS is used work ...
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NFS Datastore Disconnects When sVmotion Migration is Attempted

I have a EMC VNXe 3100 and I had tested both iSCSI and NFS connections from it to my hosts, with NFS appearing to be the better of the two. So I set it up and in my testing with 1 VM everything ...
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Xen: resizing underlying iSCSI SAN volume

I have a SAN volume that provides the storage for 3 machines running Xen 6.2. The volume is down to about 10% free but there is more available unallocated. The SAN (Equallogic) supports volume ...
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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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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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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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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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WS2003 network drive gets deactivated after restart

windows server 2003 OS runs sql backups regularly and periodically i have to restart once in a while. when the restart takes place the network drive(H) becomes deactivated which i do not understand ...
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Running SpinRite on SAN attached LUN with NTFS corruption

Got a customer that has an issue with NTFS corruption that is popping up on SAN attached storage. The LUN is RAID-10 (4:1 spindle ratio). The machines are Windows Server 2003 (64-bit), and they are ...
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multipath -l vs -ll

What system information is multipath -ll reading that multipath -l does not? From the RHEL DM Multipath Guide -l Display the current multipath configuration gathered from sysfs and the device ...
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How to install Ubuntu Server on SAN Storage with Multipath?

I have HP ProLiant BL35p blades and I want to install Ubuntu Server 12.x on them in order to do virtualization with OpenStack. The storage is made of HP StorageWorks SAN, which is connected to the ...
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Virtual fiber channel HBA in Solaris

We are trying to set up some virtual Fibre Channel HBA's in Solaris. This seems to be possible with NPIV. Creating NPIV's in a Solaris global zone works fine, but passing that NPIV to a zone didn't ...
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Dell Equallogic SAN - 4000 series to 6000 series connectivity issues

I have a 4000 series in production with two physical NICs and a group IP. I have a 6000 series in a DR site with four physical NICs and a group IP. 4000 series NIC1: 10.0.12.2 4000 series NIC2: ...
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XenServer Offsite Replication

I am trying to find the best way to migrate my VHD's to my DataCenter offsite for DR purposes. Currently I have a number of Xen Stacks setup as the following: Dual RAID ISCSI SAN multipathed to at ...
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Replacing LeftHand SAN Hard Disk Outside of Warranty / Service Contract

I am working with 3 clusters of LefHand SAN iSCSI storage arrays. The modules are all older NSM 150s and NSM 160s (super micro server hardware, sata disks). The workload is low priority and all ...
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Rebuilding a SAN

Okay, because of a mistake in adding disks earlier, I am going to rebuild my SAN. It is an HP MSA2000, and I am using 2 Windows Server 2008 servers in a cluster. Please review my plan and let me ...
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Celerra: zoning done to data mover

I have a small confusion-while zoning to data mover, wwn zoning in preferred. Which should be Node 50060160c1e10d7d -please correct me if I am wrong. Because in my environment I see it is zoned to SP ...
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Virtualization-(Cluster) with KVM/libvirt on top of a FC SAN

I'd like to set up a 2-node HA-Cluster based on Ubuntu and KVM running about 30 VM's. Both nodes are connected to a HP MSA(5TB) via Fibre Channel. Multipathing's already working and the nodes are able ...
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IBM DS 5300 password recovery

There is a IBM DS 5300 storage in our data center. Unfortunately I have forgot the password and I want to recover/reset it. I did a little search and found that I can connect a physical Console to ...
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SSL cert issued to and SAN attribute

I have added a cert to my application cacerts file. The new cert is issued to one DNS(abc.com) and they have added few other DNS(XYZ.com, TEST.com) to the SAN attribute while creating. I tried ...
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xen 6.2: is there a maximum shared storage size?

Am attempting to grow the volume size on shared storage from 2Tb to 3Tb. Have resized the volume but am not seeing any change when I ssh to the pool master and attempt to detect the change(s). Am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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No disks were found on which to perform cluster validation tests

I am trying to make a cluster of two Hyper-V machines running Windows Server 2012. There is a SAN available in which I have created several partitions to use such as J drive, K drive L drive etc. ...
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Unable to login into CISCO SAN switch management IP

when i try logging into the switch through device manager it throws the below error: "busy network,no rout,snmpd unresponsive" The physical connections between the san switch and the network switch ...
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ccs_tool addnode and addfence error invalid option — 'C'

I'm installing GFS2 on centos 6 with SAN and fiber channel. I followed this link: ...
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SANHQ iSCSI network access

Trying to setup and configure SANHQ on a virtual server. Network I have patched 1 vmnic from each ESXi host into the iSCSI switch and configured the switch ports to access the same vlan as the san. ...
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Server 2012 cluster - SAN volume - failover not working

The following configuration is available: - 3 HP SAN disk Enclusores / 2 SAN controller; HSV200 (FC) - 2 HP Brocade SAN switches - 2 HP blade servers, each with a QLogic FC HBA QMH2462 - SAN volume is ...
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How could I share data from a SAN?

I am considering deploying a SAN but I have found contradictory information. The thing is that I would like my cluster nodes to be able to read the same data from a unique source (I have a ...