Friday, March 20, 2009

New Toys

Just finished installing my new baby @ work specs are


Dual Active/Active Controllers
8GB Cache
16*1TB SATA disk's
16*500GB SATA disk's

The main purpose of this array is to migrate lower I/O hosts from our NCS55 and from our very expensive 15k Fiber channel disk.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thanks to the Opensolaris Storage Sumit 09 for this pic

IBM to buy Sun

So I wake up this morning and turn on Bloomberg news to hear a story about IBM to buy Sun ??

Is this just another rumour we all remember the Apple to buy Sun one many years ago , will just have to wait if it's just rumour mill or serious.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Fabric Design 101

So when your creating your SAN Fabric and your plugging in all your hosts , remember your storage array controllers also need , to be spaced across your switches.

Otherwise you could end up with a single point of failure in your fabric , if your ever decide to reboot a switch for any sort of maintenance. A fabric should be highly resilient , and allow you to reboot hosts ( dual pathing software installed of course & low I/O activity). If you can't then you seriously need to look at your fabric design.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Climbing Goodness