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Speed mismatch is the death-trap for shared storage

I’ve been focusing on the implications of physical issues a lot in my posts over the last ~2 years. What I haven’t touched on is logical performance boundaries...

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5-minute initial troubleshooting on Brocade equipment

Very often I get involved in cases whereby a massive amount of host logs, array dumps, FC and IP traces are taken which could easily add up to...

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Brocade FOS 7.1 and the cool features

After a very busy couple of weeks I’ve spent some time to┬ádissect┬áthe release notes of Brocade FOS 7.1 and I must say there are some really nice features [..]

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One rotten apple spoils the bunch – 3

In the previous 2 blog-posts we looked at some areas why a fibre-channel fabric still might have problems even with all redundancy options available and MPIO checking for...

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One rotten apple spoils the bunch – 1

Last week I had another one. A rotten apple that spoiled the bunch or, in storage terms, a slow drain device causing havoc in a fabric. This time...

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Maintenance

Why do I keep wondering why companies don’t maintain their infrastructure. It looks to be more of an exception than a rule to come along software and firmware [..]

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