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No primordial storage pool in windows 2012

I recently installed Windows 2012 R2 Preview and are in need to construct a storage pool for usage with Thiered storage. And as the topic says there is no primordial storage pool in my system, this ...
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vmware esxi host ha state in election

In my Vmware Esxi server 5.1 , 2 host machines which are added as cluster ,there HA state is turned to ELection .I tried Reconfiguring the vsphere for HA it is not working .In cluster it shows issue ...
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Cloud Computing Server Requirements [duplicate]

Im putting together a mobile iOS application and am trying to determine storage cost thru Amazon Web Services (AWS). I am having trouble filling in the following variables: Number of VM's CPU Cores ...
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Why is my RAID1 read access slower than write access?

I have done some simple performance tests and it seems that reading from my RAID1 is slower than writing: root@dss0:~# for i in 1 2 3; do dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1048576 count=131072; done ...
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DFSR Backlog Stuck on Non-Existent Folders

I have two 2008r2 servers setup in a full-mesh multipurpose replication group. (01 and 02). 01 was the source server. The initial sync just finished last night and there are 2 folders that do not ...
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What to look for when buying a FiberChannel card?

I have a couple of these LSI arrays LSI Model 0834 LSI product name: 1932 LSI Product codename: Mary Jane Enclosure name: Shea (DM1300) End of Life: 31-Dec-2010 but I can't find any information ...
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How to reliably map vSphere disks <-> Linux devices

Task at hand After a virtual disk has been added to a Linux VM on vSphere 5, we need to identify the disks in order to automate the LVM storage provision. The virtual disks may reside on different ...
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Do I need to RAID Fusion-io cards?

Can I run reliably with a single Fusion-io card installed in a server, or do I need to deploy two cards in a software RAID setup? Fusion-io isn't very clear (almost misleading) on the topic when ...
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How do storage IOPS change in response to disk capacity?

All other things being equal, how would a storage array's IOPS performance change if one used larger disks. For example, take an array with 10 X 100GB disks. Measure IOPS for sequential 256kb block ...
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Using ZFS head node as database server?

I'm using a dual-head ZFS-backed NAS for high availability cluster shared storage, based on Nexenta's recommended architecture as seen here: The disks in 1 JBOD will store the database files for a ...
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IBM V7000 firmware upgrade effect on mounted LUN

We've IBM storwize V7000 Storage where the firmware is going to be upgraded to latest version.. This will require a reboot to the storage. I've got arround 10 LUN's (almost 10TB) coming from this ...
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Resizing of volumes used as VMWare NFS datastores causes Linux VM issues

We had to perform a live volume resize of an NFS datastores VMWare uses on our Netapp. All of our Windows VMs were fine after the resize. However, some of our Linux VMs had issues. Some Linux VMs ...
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Error 26101: SSL certificate common name invalid

I have 3 systems with similar configuration: Windows Server Datacenter 2008R2 MS System Center 2012 connected to a storage array On 2 systems I can add the storage provider from VMM without any ...
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How to switch off storage IBM DS 3512?

It is a very simple question... How to switch off the storage (ex for maintance)? I really don't know if there is a standard procedure to switch off a SAS storage. I did not find any switch to push ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Rescaning Disks Locks System

I'm having an issue when re-scanning disks inside of the Windows Server Manager tool. When I go to: File and Storage Services > Disks > Tasks > Rescan Stroage the entire system locks up ...
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How to active HDD leds on HP MDS 600 / HP D6000?

I have a HP D6000 (sometimes called MDS 600) storage array, HP DL380p G8 with an LSI 9207-8e SAS adapter. When I am in the OmniOS (Solaris 10 fork), I can e.g. dd to one of the disks, but I don't see ...
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Storing a million images in the filesystem

I have a project that will generate a huge number of images. Around 1,000,000 for start. They are not large images so I will store them all on one machine at start. How do you recommended on ...
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How should I calculate IOPS for RAID50 & RAID60?

I'm investigating some 4TB database systems and I'm comparing differences between RAID-10 & RAID-50. I know how to calculate the IOPS for common RAID levels like RAID-1, RAID-5 & RAID-10. ...
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Should new Linux VMs under ESXi 5.5 mount their filesystems with discard option?

When creating new Linux virtual machines using recent (>= 2014) distributions in VMware ESXi 5.5, should they mount their filesystems with the discard option ? I make the assumption that the VM's ...
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EMC storage - set login/password VIA naviseccli command

I have two NETRA machines that connected to EMC storage ( EMC flare 28 ) I installed Solaris 10 on both NETRA machines my question - is it possible to set the login and password for EMC storage by: ...
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How can I un-mark a partition as active?

Overview: I use a backup storage enclosure with 6 backup drives incrementally backup up and taken off-site. One day I noticed that the backup process was failing. I logged onto the server that is ...
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What is the maximum theoretical throughput of a NAS device to 100 workstations with 1Gb/sec connections? [closed]

This is a difficult question to ask, since it depends on a number of assumptions. But let's assume we have 100 workstations that need to connect to a network attached storage device. What is the ...
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How do I change the hostname in a fhgfs management node?

FHGFS is a high performance parallel file system typically used in clusters. How would you go about changing the hostname of the management server without breaking connection between the storage and ...
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datatstax opscenter v 4.1.2 short-os collection failed

I've installed Datastax opscenter v4.1.2. It was bundled with Datastax Cassandra Community edition version 2.0.8. I'm running these on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit. When I open opscenter all ...
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Creating bootable Fedora USB with persistent storage

I am attempting to burn the full Fedora 19 x86_64 DVD iso to a USB drive and have a separate partition on it for a kickstart file / other media that will be installed in the kickstart process. With ...
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PowerVault MD3000 Password Reset Console Password

I need to reset the password on a Dell PowerVault MD3000. I have the necessary password reset cable and am able to get to the point where I am prompted for the "password from Dell Technical Support" ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 direct-attached to HP MSA 2040 SAN

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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how do I find out what part of my ec2 storage is ephemeral

This may be a silly question, excuse my ignorance. I have an instance running like this: Does Root Device : EBS mean my entire system is on EBS? I've configured apache and a perl app here, all my ...
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What is ephemeral storage good for?

I have been reading about the ephemeral storage with amazon ec2 and am trying to figure out what is the best way to use the 100s of GBs they supply you. If it isn't persistent, what can it be good ...
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Parted does not display partition created in IBM Storwize 3700

My server is running CentOS 6.5. I created a LUN on Storwize 3700 and had named it /dev/mapper/lun1 (I used multipath). And then I created a partition on it and formated it as ext4. When I type ...
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HP Command View: Could not find authenticator for Security Domain

I have some HP EVA storage arrays. They are monitored via Command View - the HP management product. Of 8 management servers, a grand total of one will not let me log in using 'domain' credentials - ...
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How to set two RAID1 on the HP SA-E200i controller?

I have an HP ML350 G5 with a RAID 1 between two SAS disks. I want to add 2 extra disks and configure a new RAID 1 separated from the other one. Reading this topic Multiple RAID arrays on E200i it ...
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Error in XenServer iSCSI SR Creation (SR is not available)

I have a XenServer 6.2 with a Debian 7.5 VM which i use as iSCSI target. I have my target reachable by portal but i would make a Storage Repository available in my XenServer pool. Unfortunately, ...
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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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After resizing a share's quota, why would we need to “resize” the volume?

We have one volume in our NetApp filer with multiple Qtrees that are shared as CIFS. To resize a share we normally: Modify the quota on the share Use "resize" command on the volume Perhaps I'm ...
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devstack - how to add directly attached storage to a single node installation

I have devstack up and running on an Ubuntu 14.04 x86_64 VM in a single node environment. The VM has / mounted on an 8GB primary disk and an 80GB secondary disk mounted on /mnt. Output of mount ...
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JBOD with PERC H810

I'm wondering if anybody has ever used Dell storage products like the MD3220 array in a JBOD configuration. From what I can tell only perc h810 will work for external JBOD but that is not terribly ...
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Why would Linux VM in vSphere ESXi 5.5 show dramatically increased disk i/o latency?

I'm stumped and I hope someone else will recognize the symptoms of this problem. Hardware: new Dell T110 II, dual-core Pentium G850 2.9 GHz, onboard SATA controller, one new 500 GB 7200 RPM cabled ...
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Store VMs on the same Stick as ESXi

I've a HP N54L Microserver with an ESXi, which runs from the 16GB USB Stick. In vSphere client I can't see any volumes, where I can store my VMs. And I think that ESXi never needs 16 GB to work. Is ...
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Best option for storage clustering

I'm working on an application that requires a large amount of storage space and I want to handle storage 'in-house' (Much cheaper than, say, S3) so we will have multiple servers (Initially 4) with ...
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S3-compatible Object Storage systems [closed]

Has anyone come across a near 100% Amazon S3 RESTful API compatible object storage system? What I am after is a layer that sit on top of any (preferably a POSIX) filesystem that provides Amazon S3 ...
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Selecting an EBS Volume as Root for EC2 instance

When launching an EC2 instance you have the option to select storage for your system but it seems to automatically choose a root volume for you. Is there a way to choose a root volume from among your ...
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Does a HP MDS600 fit in a HP 10636 G2 rack?

In the Quick Installation Giide to the MDS600/D6000 storage server it says IMPORTANT: Some racks other than the HP Rack 10000 Series rack do not allow full access to hard drive bays 29-35 in ...
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Migrating RAID6 array from HP SmartArray P600 to LSI MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP

My customer has an external RAID6 array (8x 1TB in HP MSA60 enclosure) attached to HP SmartArray P600 controller. They have now decided to replace the server and the new one comes with LSI MegaRAID ...
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Network Block Device (NBD) clients for Windows or similar solutions [closed]

Are there any NBD clients for Windows? Strangely, I cannot find any, or I am searching for them in a wrong way. Such client should be possibly a driver with front-end tool (may be a command-line ...
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Shared storage solution for Debian Wheezy [closed]

I need to setup a new infrastructure which provides high available shared storage between debian servers. Our current solution is a "clustered DRBD NFS solution". We have setup 2 virtual file ...
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Are SSD drives as reliable as mechanical drives (2013)?

SSD drives have been around for several years now. But the issue of reliability still comes up. I guess this is a follow up from this question posted 4 years ago, and last updated in 2011. It's now ...
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Areca 1880ix RAID hangs

Areca RAID controller ARC-1880ix-12 (firmware 1.50) hangs when on high load. My setup is: Chenbro 3U chassis Intel S5500BC mainboard Xeon 5603 CPU 16GB of RAM 12 Seagate SAS drives ST32000645SS (2 of ...
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VMDK File Growing After copying it using CP?

Using FreeBSD and a mounted NetApp NFS Share. I'm trying to copy a file FROM: localdisk/something.vmdk (size 527776 kilobytes) TO: nfsmount/copy-something.vmdk (size 533168 kilobytes) But it seems ...
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Which will have more faster for backups between usb drive on vm or NAS drive

I have IBM server with SAS drives and ESXi Server with many VM (not production). Now for backups of VM i have two options But NAS drive and use that on network Get USB drive , attach to FreeNAS VM ...