Tag Archives: T11

Why Fibre-Channel has to improve

Many of you have used and managed fibre-channel based storage networks over the years. It comes to no surprise that a network protocol primarily developed to handle extremely [..]

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Closing the Fibre-Channel resiliency gap – 2

So this morning I uploaded my proposal to T11 (13-348v0)  in order to get the ball rolling to get it adopted in the FC-LS-3 standard. (That would be [..]

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Closing the Fibre-Channel resiliency gap

Fibre-Channel is still the predominant transport protocol for storage related data transmission. And rightfully so. Over the past +-two decades it has proven to be very efficient and [..]

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Does SNIA matter?

If your not into enterprise storage and live in France you might confuse the acronym with the Brotherhood of Infirmary Anaesthetics (Syndicat National des Infirmiers-Anesthésistes) but if you [..]

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Fill Words. What are those, what do they do and why are they needed

There has been quite some confusion around the use of fill words with the adoption of the 8G fibre-channel standard. Some admins have reported that they have problems [..]

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The importance of clean fibre optics

I attended Cisco Live this week in Melbourne. Since it was very close to home and Cisco was kind enough to provide me with an entry ticket. (Many [..]

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Help, my Thin Provisioning is not working

On many occasions I’ve seen posts from storage administrator who mapped some luns to hosts and on the first use the entire pool got whacked with all bells [..]

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Fibre Channel improvements.

So what is the problem with storage networking these days? some of you might argue that it’s the best thing since sliced bread and it’s the most stable [..]

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