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Jan
31
comment How can I distinguish between SAN zoning and LUN assignment issues on RHEL6?
Also, you really don't want to have the host emulation for your storage set to HP-UX for Linux. This is set on the hostgroup level on HP's HDS storage, so I recommend that instead of adding the Linux WWNs to the existing hostgroup, you create a new one (on different ports) and set the host emulation to linux.
Jan
31
comment How can I distinguish between SAN zoning and LUN assignment issues on RHEL6?
I'm not the right guy to answer this because I don't know enough about how to manipulate storage with Linux, but can tell you that if you can see the storage port but don't see the right LUNs, that's a masking issue. If you can't see the port at all, that's a zoning issue.
Jan
28
comment NetApp reconfigure aggregate
As far as I know, the installed version should still be available from the boot menu.
Dec
16
comment Exchange 2016 “Microsoft.Office.CsmSdk” dependencie
Never use a server like a desktop. It should have nothing installed that's not directly related to the server's function. When you format and reinstall, leave off notepad++, chrome, and everything else that's not exchange or something directly needed for it. That stuff belongs on your workstation.
Dec
2
comment ~50tb of storage in Azure presented as a single Windows File Share
50TB in a single namespace is best done with DFS, currently.
Nov
30
comment Can increased disk throughput increase CPU utilization?
I had this- my SAP guys didn't pass the word around when we put the DB on SSD and fell back on a change thinking they were missing something.
Nov
24
comment NETAPP - Enable on-box DNS load balancing in an Active Directory environment
I am not an expert with this- I don't have it at my shop, but the way I remember it working, I think you're supposed to have a separate DNS entry for each individual LIF, and you can either use one of those or create one that's not a potential delegate just for joining the domain.
Nov
19
comment Cannot connect to sql server by IP Address but using the hostname works
Any time I see something that acts differently with a name and an IP address, I assume authentication/kerberos issues. I don't know enough about sql to help though.
Nov
18
comment NFS mount on Windows 8 non-enterprise
I am looking for a third party option, I will edit the question to make that clearer. Also, Microsoft has withdrawn their media pack that allows the upgrade to 8.1 pro. If you edit this answer to explain how to use one of the third party options, I'll accept it and reward the bounty :)
Nov
10
comment Now to add ssh publickey to Clustered NetApp for Active Directory user?
CDOT doesn't have the same concept of a directory structure for a SVM- it might still be possible to hack it in, but not by changing /etc on a node.
Nov
4
comment Does the max-80%-use target suggested for ZFS for performance reasons apply to SSD-backed pools?
I think this is because when they try to write, they have to work/read harder to find what they need. That doesn't change on SSD, although it'll get done faster.
Oct
21
comment Now to add ssh publickey to Clustered NetApp for Active Directory user?
My point is that I don't think you can do what you're trying to do.
Oct
16
comment Now to add ssh publickey to Clustered NetApp for Active Directory user?
Never mind, I think I found your problem, posting it in an answer
Oct
16
comment Now to add ssh publickey to Clustered NetApp for Active Directory user?
Does security login domain-tunnel show show that your user is tunneling properly?
Oct
16
comment Now to add ssh publickey to Clustered NetApp for Active Directory user?
That's the correct syntax. Are you sure that your URI is correct and that you can reach it from the cluster management LIF? Try to ping the IP address of the URI using net ping.
Oct
8
comment Different NTFS Permissions on subfolders
I've also heard good things about emcopy.
Aug
26
comment What's the minimum latency achievable for a shared drive?
I disagree- I think this is on topic. Maybe badly worded, but what's really being asked here is how to minimize latency for file access between VMs in the same hypervisor.
Aug
24
comment Is it possible for a UNC path to a SAN be disconnected through overwhelming I/O?
UNC paths are for network drives. SAN provides SCSI LUNs. Unless you clarify a specific scenario that you are dealing with, this question should be closed.
Aug
17
comment Best practice for 24 Disk Array
That's a rather vague assertion, Tom. A good counter example would be Netapp, which doesn't do raid 10 and hosts a large number of databases across their install base. Raid 10 is something you do when you're using internal disk, for sure, but I wouldn't go as far as to say that the "storage community as a whole" recommends it. Each vendor has their own recommendations.
Aug
14
comment Best practice for 24 Disk Array
People who are voting to close this: this is not an opinion based question, it's a best practices question. There is an answer from the vendor, and it's on-topic at serverfault.