Posts Tagged ‘openindiana’

Alot of my time is spent handling storage from the array side, however recently I had the need to test both sides of the process in order to perform some exclusionary tests against a fully adaptable environment, without impacting our production environments, so I ended up using OpenIndiana 151a on both the target and initator […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, iSCSI, Solaris

The most critical thing about any storage implementation is flexibility.  This means that you need to be able to adapt your solution to changing environmental considerations.  The nice thing about a ZFS-based solution is that all of the building blocks are available.  If you want to use it as a NAS device, you can use […]

Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, iSCSI, Solaris, ZFS

Let me preface this article by stating that this issue is NOT a ZFS issue or a Solaris issue.  Previously I documented a issue in which the Crucial M4 SSD would “hesitate” causing ZFS to see it as faulted.  This was promptly fixed in v0002 of their firmware.  That issue is documented here.  This issue […]

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 08:00 | 1 comment

So I am on the ground in Dallas and trying to get my head around some of the technologies that we use in my new environment.  One of those being the Xen kernel.  I have never actually used Xen before, though I have used xenserver a bit.  Anyways so my first foray into the Xen […]

Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 08:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, Solaris, Xen

A few days ago someone contacted me with an interesting issue with regards to the ZFS automatic snapshots, facilitatedby the time slider service. The Situation OpenSolaris machine with zpool exported.  Time slider was working prior to export. Solaris 11 Express fresh install with zpool imported. The Symptoms Basically the core of the issue was that […]

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 08:00 | Comments Off
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