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Your storage admin isn't giving you the whole story. IOPS are what you will be limited by when you're doing normal IO (random seeky reads and small block writes), however you're correct that backups should be a big sequential read and can't be measured helpfully in IO/s. When you do a backup, are you reading contiguously, or are you doing lots of small ...


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The V7000 will upgrade and reboot the nodes one at a time with a 30 minute pause enforced between one half of the nodes in the cluster and their respective partners. This means that your host will see half of the paths dissapear from the fabric and return, then a after half an hour, the other paths will do the same. As long as your DM Multipathing ...


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This is entirely dependent on the software you are using. Exchange, for example, does not support NAS protocols such as NFS or CIFS/SMB for its databases; only SAN and DAS solutions like iSCSI or Fibre Channel. There is also general confusion about what constitutes NAS and SAN. Many new products are what is called "unified storage"; a combination of NAS ...


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Answering to your question about setting disks in fault state: the Storage Manager Client allows you to maually fail a disk. In the main menu, go to "Advanced" -> "Recovery" -> "Fail drive"


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ewwhite was right. For those how want to see how i get the values in PRTG (Networkmonitoring) here are my scripts. I know the following is NOT very nice and seems to be very "froggy", but for me it works and i only need values over a periode of about a week... The ssh connection is established via "plink.exe" a smart comand line tool as a part of the SSH ...



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