Category Archives: Storage

Enabling Verbose Logging on Linux with Emulex Host Bus Adapters

Where did my disks go? So no and then you may run into an issue which cannot be explained properly by just looking at the standard events that [..]

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HBA Firmware and Drivers – The Storage Grey Area

Whenever things goes haywire on an OS or application there are two areas that are looked at first: Networks Storage In a fair few cases the issue is...

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Performance misconceptions on storage networks

The piece of spinning Fe3O4 (ie rust) is by far the slowest piece of equipment in the IO stack. Heck, they didn’t invent SSD and Flash for nothing,...

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Open Source Storage (part 2)

Six years ago I wrote this article : Open Source Storage in which I described that storage will become “Software Defined”. Basically I already predicted SDN before the [..]

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Open Source Storage

Storage vendors are getting nervous. The time has come that SMB/SME level storage systems can be build from scratch with just servers, JBOD’s and some sort of connectivity. [..]

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