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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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Samba Share on remote machine

I'm with the following environment: I have 3 computers: A machine working as a storage (Ubuntu 14.04) (Khan), a Samba Server (Ubuntu 14.04 with Samba 4.3.9 with a NT4-like Domain) (Vader) and a ...
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Software RAID underneath ESXi datastore

I'm building an virtual environment for a small business. It is based around a single ESXi 5.1 host, which will host half a dozen or so VMs. I'm having some doubts regarding how to implement the ...
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How can I query the NetAPP ONTAP API without using the SDK?

I have a bunch of NetApp filers, which I've been accessing via ssh with public-private key pairs. I would like to extend what I'm doing - we're repeatedly hitting limitations where e.g. ssh is ...
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interpreting IOPS these Bonnie++ and iostat results

I am looking to interpret the IOPS from a few runs of bonnie++ using iostat simultaneously and using the benchmarking from this post: Can I determine IOPS on a disk array using bonnie++? bonnie++ ...
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Massive /dev/shm RAM drive unused, safe to shrink?

today I ran the command df on my CentOS 6 - MySQL/Sphinx database server linux machine (with 80GB of RAM). Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 ...
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Confused about Azure Storage Performance

In my experience so far with Azure the biggest bottleneck seems to be Storage performance. I did a few tests with Crystal Disk Mark and as you can see below the performance is very poor. Especially ...
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esxi passthrough storage adapter

I run ESXi 5.1.0 (HP version) on HP ProLiant ML310e G8 v2. There are 2 Storage Adapters: Smart Array P222 Dynamic Smart Array B120i Storage Adapters are visible in ESXi/Storage Adapters. Storage ...
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Why is the free space in a storage pool less than the capacity?

I'm trying to set up a new storage pool using 2 physical disks in my system. The sceneario is as follows: I have 2x 3TB HDDS in the machine. The machine's BIOS doesn't support booting from GPT :( ...
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SAN storage not visible in multipath -ll but viibible in fdisk -l, tried everything on OS side, noe it seems to be some driver issue on the server

I have installed RHEL 7.0 on HP DL380 G9 server in UEFI mode. Now storage team has provided SAN storage from their end, but it is only visible in the output of "fdisk -l" as "/dev/sdb" and not in ...
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Distributed Storage Filesystem - Which one/Is there a ready to use product?

With Hadoop and CouchDB all over in Blogs and related news what's a distributed-fault-tolerant storage (engine) that actually works. CouchDB doesn't actually have any distribution features built-in, ...
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Does anyone know if an onboard RAID chip (LSI MegaRAID) the maximum drive it can support? [migrated]

I have an ASUS Z10PE-D16/4L motherboard, which has an onboard LSI MegaRAID chip. Anybody know how many drives it support. Looked up the manual, but it does not say. Also, if I get a dedicated RAID ...
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JBOD Storage Configuration on new Build Ideas and Assistance

I'm new to storage, and I'm building out a new server for my client. I am more of a networking professional (CCNP, JNICP, Palo Alto), so this is brand new to me as I try to learn this. I've been ...
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ESXi Host Supported Maximum Physical Hard Drive

Does anyone know what is the maximum physical hard drive space a single host of ESXi 6.0 can support? And no, this is not that dumb because Microsoft only supports a maximum storage of 64 TB. I am ...
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OpenStack Cinder: iSCSI login negotiation failure after reboot

I have a Cinder storage and controller node running on the same CentOS 7 box as Nova compute. Everything worked fine, until I rebooted. Now my instances can't mount volumes and I get the errors below. ...
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ESXI 6.0 u2 multipathing configuration with group by prio

Is it possible to change the path grouping policy of ESXI 6.0 multipathing to group_by_priority? In essence I want to work with the grouping priorities given by a SAN storage. I didnt see any specific ...
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RAID-5: Two disks failed simultaneously?

We have a Dell PowerEdge T410 server running CentOS, with a RAID-5 array containing 5 Seagate Barracuda 3 TB SATA disks. Yesterday the system crashed (I don't know how exactly and I don't have any ...
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ZFS vs XFS

We're considering building a ~16TB storage server. At the moment, we're considering both ZFS and XFS as filesystem. What are the advantages, disadvantages? What do we have to look for? Is there a ...
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EMC PowerPath Support Matrix

I know this is a stupid question, but I've found nothing online. Does anyone know where EMC has hidden the support matrix documentation so that I know what version of PowerPath is supported with ...
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Need disk UUIDs in KVM guests

I'm porting a virtual server cluster solution from ESX to KVM (libvirt) and am running into a bit of trouble. In order for our propietary volume manager to label and slice the virtual disks, we had to ...
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kvm virtualized Windows get low disk performances

Disclaimer This is indeed a continuation of this thread. I've opened a new question as the target has slowly shifted, therefore I think was good to open a new post. I will merge back if required. ...
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How do mirrored virtual disks get distributed in a 4 disk storage pool?

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server with 4 3TB drives. I had to upgrade after one of my JBOD disks failed and luckily I had backups to recover from my storage pool of 2-3TB and 2-1.5TB drives with 4 ...
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Isilon 'enabling_writes' gets stuck during failover

I've been testing failover functionality on a new Isilon. Running OneFS 8.0.0 (A .0 release, but .1 is on the install queue). Part of this is performing a failover operation, following a procedure ...
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How exactly does a SAS SFF-8087 breakout cable work? + RAID/connection questions

Please let me know if my question does not makes any sense as I am not sure if I am interpreting it correctly from my thoughts due to my lack of technical knowledge on this. If I am using a ...
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How cloud storage provider like google store and distinguish data of different users? [closed]

My question is simple. How the cloud storage provider like google store data of different users on same server. For example there are two user storing there data on a single drive on cloud. My ...
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Azure Scalable s Storage

Am wondering if for some reason I chose to deploy an Azure VM that has 29GB storage for the sda1 (O.S Disk), can I resize this disk in anyway possible? (resizing the SAME DISK without attaching new ...
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HP SAS Expander 12Gb max storage limitations

Is the max storage limitation stated in HP's documentation a real limitation or not? I currently have 48TB (8x 6TB in a raid 6) and I just purchased a Norco RPC-4224 and 8 additional drives to double ...
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How to eject sas hdd win server 2012 proliant dl380 g9

We got Proliant DL380 G9, when I try to eject or remove SAS HDD by taking it offline, the Red LED (Do not remove) is still on. I'm not really familiar with Proliant, on other servers I just take the ...
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IBM X Storage X3650m3 for SGDEVODB02

Error showing some of the monitored parameters are abnormal in my IBM storage X3650m3 but it showing green color so i dont know whats the problem here? Can any one please help? Update: In IBM ...
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Change a LVM/extended to an ext4

There seemed to be some miscommunication or confusion upon the installation of solusvm for my machine. From what I understand, I will not need an LVM for OpenVZ-based installations. So far, that's ...
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How to emulate or make multiple iSCSI software initiator IQNs on RHEL RedHat 7?

I have 2 Ethernet HBAs with 2 ports each, all 4 ports are connected to iSCSI targets and I can login using iscsiadm command. But the iSCSI initiator name (IQN) for all 4 ports is one, in /etc/iscsi/...
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Add more Drives to a RAID controller using a seperate\another SAS expander or Controller?

I have a custom build server. It currently has an LSI MegaRAID LSI00295 (9266-8i SGL) PCI-Express 2.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS RAID Controller configured with 8 3TB drive in RAID 6. Can I add more ...
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What incident may happen that stops a VM on Azure? [closed]

We were hosting a Website and a CMS at an external supplier. They told us that they host everything on Microsoft Azure. Yesterday I saw that my website was down and contacted them. Later that day they ...
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Confusion on how to hotswap dm-x device in software raid

Below is the dump when I do lsblk cat /proc/mdstat lmsetup -ls. So sde is dying and I would like to replace it. What i'm confused is, in lsblk it shows sde is part of md3 (software raid). but when I ...
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nas4free partitioning os drive [Nas4free]

I tried the nas4free forums but it doesn't seem that responsive so I am going to try my luck here. version: 9.2.0.1 - Shigawire (revision 972) My boot drive is in raid 1. One of the hdd is ...
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Four lane SFF-8088 to SFF-8470 cable, 6G/12G

I need a couple of SFF-8088 to SFF-8470 cables and the HP manual says the HP 408771-001 is the right one for me. My hardware dealer has them in stock for about 100$. I browsed a bit and found the HP ...
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MegaRAID Rebuild required after PdOffline + PdOnline?

In a RAID6 array with 12 disks I have taken a disk offline to flash new firmware, then brought it online again: MegaCli64 -PdOffline -PhysDrv[8:0] -a0 MegaCli64 -PdFwDownload -PhysDrv[8:0] -f ...
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Operational State Down on QLogic Switch

I have a QLogic SANbox 5800 Fibre Channel Switch with 20 SFP ports. Out of these 20, I can use only 16. The last 4 ports are showing Operational State Down. SANbox (admin) #> show port ...
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Choosing Block Size and I/O oustanding For Benchmarking Storage System

I have two quenstions. What is the recommended block size for benchmark a storage system, as I know many people would use 4K for random test but for sequential I am not sure whether to use 128K or ...
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VMWare and storage virtualization solution [closed]

I'd like to use the capabilities of two Dell EqualLogic SAN and a VMWare vSphere 6 installation to implement a storage virtualization solution. Basically I'd like to put virtual SAN layer above my ...
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Advice needed about RAID and partitioning new server

first of all i want to appolagize if i doublepost. Plese merge this with similar post. Thank you. Now about the situation and the system we are trying to build and want an advice from experienced ...
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Different IOPs measured on server and storage

so I have this strange behavior that I can not explain to myself - hopyfully someone here can. We received some server (hardware) and mounted an NFS drive. We plan to use these servers as Splunk ...
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Is using nested RAID 6+1+0 a good idea?

Currently I have 24 disks of 500 GB, and I would like to create a bigger nested RAUD using a Dell Power Edge R730 server, having 4 times RAID 6 with six times 500GB each, over them I want to add RAID ...
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How can I determine which files have high I/O in Windows?

In trying to reduce the storage bottleneck on a Windows server (2008 R2) I need to find the files that have the highest I/O over a long period of time (aka 'hot' files) so I can move those to SSD ...
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Troubleshooting MySQL Performance Issues

Environment: 1 physical machine 8GB RAM some older Core2Duo CPU 1 HDD Windows Vista 64 bit 1 Virtual Machine 16 GB RAM 2 vCPUs Windows 7 64bit Both machines running MySQL 5.5.28 (64Bit) with ...
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Performance associated with storing millions of files on NTFS

Does anyone have a method / formula, etc that I could use - hopefully based on both current and projected numbers of files - to project the 'right' length of the split and the number of nested folders?...
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Move existing workload to windows 2012 R2 tiered storage, sizing

I have a Hyper-V host that has it's performance bound by the storage subsystem, which is a RAID 10 array. I'd like to add two SSD PCIe cards and use them to create a mirrored fast tier using Windows ...
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How to monitor the hard disk status behind Dell PERC H710 Raid Controller with CentOS 6?

I have a Dell server running CentOS 6 using PERC H710 Raid Controller card with Raid 5 setup and I want to monitor the hard disk failure/working status behind the Raid Controller. Then I should be ...
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How to calculate storage working set for sizing SSD/Flash size for tiered storage?

How would you calculate the size of the working set of storage that would live in a SSD/Flash tier of a tiered/hybrid storage solution? This would be used to gauge the size of the SSD/Flash tier. By ...