Category Archives: Storage Networking

The DCX man has retired.

In 2008 Brocade announced the 8G director class switches DCX and DCX-4S. A rather impactful release of a new piece of hardware where the next generation FC ASIC...

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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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Crackdown on FOS support

If you’ve read my articles over the last decade or so you’ve seen I’m keen on maintenance. Both from a physical hardware as well as software perspective a...

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BNA before 14.4.1 is no longer supported

I’ve already mentioned that BNA was End-of-Life and will/is (be) replaced by SANNav. As of the time of this writing any BNA version older than 14.4.1 is no...

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Storage Videos – Troubleshooting – High CPU utilisation

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SFP in -INF state

The entire IT industry is packed with mathematics. So instead of keeping things easy we need to work our way around imposed restriction that have been imposed on...

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FOS 8.2.1 – the one that is required.. or not?

Like clockwork Brocade releases new FOS version around every 6 months. No news here. FOS 8.2.1 is however a release you may need to pay special attention to...

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When to replace an SFP

Maybe the title should be “When to NOT replace an SFP” as I see in many occasions it is seen as a first option of fixing problems. In...

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FOS 8.2.0 – The first Broadcom FOS release.

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:...

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Brocade is no more

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...

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