Thursday, April 30, 2009

SNIA "Assement & Planning" Day 4

Today was all about "Performance Tuning" from host/fabric & subsystem level. Learn't alot of good tips and can't wait to try them out when I get back to work.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

SNIA "Assement & Planning" Day 3

Today was all about ISCSI & FCOE , I've never really been such a big fan of ISCSI but today I saw the SNIA way of incorprating ISCSI into an existing Fiber Channel infrastructure. Because at the end of the day it's all about getting rid of DAS (direct attached storage) so ISCSI can solve those servers we have , sitting out in our data centers that require very little I/O access.

Big thanks to an old freind from "Landesk" Gavin Stearns for dinner and showing me around Melbourne.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SNIA "Assement & Planning" Day 2

Today we covered ITL stuff (yeah fun :) then started to get into the serious stuff of Fabric Topology design strengths and weakness.

Finished up the day with a walk down to Southbank and dinner at the "Crown Casion"

Monday, April 27, 2009

SNIA "Assement & Planning" Day 1

Arrived in cold and rainy Melbourne for a week of SNIA "Assement & Planning" training this week. Day 1 was a little slow went through most of the inital project/planning stages.

Class is bigger by 2 people from when the last time I did my training in Sydney.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Climbing up the Brocade Community Ranks

I just noticed the other day that I'm climbing up the ranks on the Brocade Community Fourms.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

A under the skirt look at Google's Servers

Google have finally made a public presentation about there custom build servers , and data centers that they use.

Apparently they have been running a sea container style (Sun Blackbox) since 2005.

Note check out the battery mounted near the mainboard , apparently they use these instead of buying UPS.

SGI accquired by Rackable Systems

So it seems the mighty and very cool SGI have officially gone bust. I remember my first experience with SGI back in high school , when I undertook a work experience program and I was placed with a reseller/partner.

Going out to install 4GB SCSI hard-disk for all the engineers running CAD , and all the animation guys. I still have an old VHS tape of some of the stuff SGI animation could pump out (somewhere at home)