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Author Archives: Erwin van Londen
With the transition to Broadcom the Brocade entity now operating under that flag has release it’s first major release 8.2.0. The release notes show a somewhat strange title: [..]
Exactly 20 years ago I installed my first Fibre Channel switch. It was from a startup company founded by Kumar Malavalli, Paul Bonderson and Seth Neiman who wanted [..]
OK, OK, don’t panic. In 99.999% of all cases you’re BNA management system is well dug deep inside the datacenter’s behind a fair few layers of firewalls, switch...
VANTARA. Hitachi Vantara. Yes, took me a while to get used to it as well after almost 15 years at HDS but I must say reading all the [..]
If there is one thing that gets people relatively annoyed is that their data is not available for a certain amount of time. You can’t get to your...
System administrators are very inventive and lazy. I know, I used to be one of them. 🙂 Everything that can be done to make ones life easier is...
A relatively simple regular expression is all that needed to change all marketing material and documentation but the consequences for customers are significant. In the short term everything [..]
Arrays from all vendors have significant troubleshooting capabilities but in most cases these are scambled in the most obscure way you can imagine. You need special tools to...
In the storage world there mainly have been two environments : 1 FCP and 2. SBCC which stands for Fibre Channel – Protocol and Single Byte Command Code [..]
If you’ve been laying low during Christmas last year and have overlooked that Brocade announced its first to market with “Gen 6” (32G) hardware and FOS code 8, [..]