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Before buying it, how can I tell if a storage array makes certain performance counters available over SNMP?

I've noticed that documentation for SNMP reporting that is built-in to devices (i.e. doesn't need an agent running in an OS) usually doesn't include a list of performance counters that are available ...
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Troubleshooting poor disk IO performance

Note that while this question is a little Redis-specific, the main problem is generic: a process takes so much HDD IO write bandwidth that other processes can't write anything. We've got an Ubuntu VM ...
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Strategy to optimize raid cache

HP SmartArray have "Accelerator Ratio: XX% Read / YY% Write", that configures how much cache ram dedicated for read, and how much for write. Is there way to find best proportion on alive server in ...
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Linux - real-world hardware RAID controller tuning (scsi and cciss)

Most of the Linux systems I manage feature hardware RAID controllers (mostly HP Smart Array). They're all running RHEL or CentOS. I'm looking for real-world tunables to help optimize performance for ...
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How do I test the effect of ionice (against a device using the cfq scheduler)?

I'm trying to construct an experiment to measure the effect of ionice. What I'd like to do is to (per another answer on serverfault) cause frequent enough I/O that a sufficiently "niced" process is ...
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How long is the “defined grace period” for the idle scheduling class of the CFQ io scheduler?

The ionice man page says A program running with idle io priority will only get disk time when no other program has asked for disk io for a defined grace period. Where is this "grace period" ...
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How to profile for HDD usage pattern?

I'm considering upgrading the storage system for some of my servers, and all the guides and manuals advise to consider the storage usage patterns of your app before deciding on a (RAID? SSD? iSCSI? ...