Posts Tagged ‘san’

So recently I dealt with a rather aggravating problem.  Basically I had a couple of Poweredge R515′s to be built with NexentaStor Enterprise, which would not get a valid network configuration. The Problem During the initial setup via the console…  I selected bnx0 as the primary and set it to use DHCP, after a bit […]

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

So if you purchased  a Equallogic and put it into production one of the first things that you notice is that your xTB didn’t go as far as you originally planned, this is because Equallogic by default comes with a 100% snapshot reserve on all volumes that you create.  This means that if you allocate […]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, iSCSI

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

One of the most complex parts of storage in general and ZFS in particular is correctly assessing the amount and types of storage that you will need to meet your requirements.  You can of course just purchase what you can afford and hope for the best.  But after reading this article you can relatively easily […]

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 06:00 | 1 comment
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