VLANs and VSANs and...

Recent posts discussed the correctness of the term Virtualization in it's current use. Also the post on the "Storage Virtualization" which should actually be called some form of "Volume Manager" made me think of the next storage related network. The File Area Network, in which the file management problems are to be handled. I've been doing some reading in the new Brocade pocket book which I got at a recent "Brocade Fusion Tour" seminar, and this tought me that most file management issues are in the Windows environment. Where else I immediately thought. We…

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VLANs and VSANs and...

Recent posts discussed the correctness of the term Virtualization in it's current use. Also the post on the "Storage Virtualization" which should actually be called some form of "Volume Manager" made me think of the next storage related network. The File Area Network, in which the file management problems are to be handled. I've been doing some reading in the new Brocade pocket book which I got at a recent "Brocade Fusion Tour" seminar, and this tought me that most file management issues are in the Windows environment. Where else I immediately thought. We…

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Galaxy and ProtecTIER issues.

Today,I've come across some problems when configuring a Commvault Galaxy server to use the Diligent's Virtual Tape Facility including ProtecTIER. I thought you'd be interested. This applies to the Commvault Galaxy Media Agents for Windows for as far as I know. Another criteria, is that you have chosen to configure drives to be spread across two or more fibrechannel connections. When doing a standard detection in Galaxy, the library device and tape units are properly detected, and the units can be automatically configured into the corresponding drive slots in the library. While this…

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Galaxy and ProtecTIER issues.

Today,I've come across some problems when configuring a Commvault Galaxy server to use the Diligent's Virtual Tape Facility including ProtecTIER. I thought you'd be interested. This applies to the Commvault Galaxy Media Agents for Windows for as far as I know. Another criteria, is that you have chosen to configure drives to be spread across two or more fibrechannel connections. When doing a standard detection in Galaxy, the library device and tape units are properly detected, and the units can be automatically configured into the corresponding drive slots in the library. While this…

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When it gets hot, you need to cool it....but not to much...

In case someone missed my recent post on datacenter disasters in my neighbourhood, take a look at this. Just about a month or two ago, I presented our management with a new proposal for our TSM environment. The primairy server grew beyond acceptable limits, and AIX4 clients kept failing backups because the TSM server's software level was too advanced. So my proposal was accepted, and very soon we would start to implement the new TSM layout. We made a separate TSM server using an older version, so the remaining AIX4 servers could still be backed up. We temporarily…

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When it gets hot, you need to cool it....but not to much...

In case someone missed my recent post on datacenter disasters in my neighbourhood, take a look at this. Just about a month or two ago, I presented our management with a new proposal for our TSM environment. The primairy server grew beyond acceptable limits, and AIX4 clients kept failing backups because the TSM server's software level was too advanced. So my proposal was accepted, and very soon we would start to implement the new TSM layout. We made a separate TSM server using an older version, so the remaining AIX4 servers could still be backed up. We temporarily…

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I need to speak to my boss...

On a dutch Storage Magazine website, I read an article that was translated from this one. I was actually quite surprised by the salaries some guys in this industry seem to get.  I am proud to able to call myself a BCFP (Brocade Certified SAN Professinal) and CMSP (Certified McData SAN Professional), and some other certifications as well, but ... I think I have to schedule a meeting with my boss . Like I said before,  I am very happy with my life as it is, but it makes me think......…

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I need to speak to my boss...

On a dutch Storage Magazine website, I read an article that was translated from this one. I was actually quite surprised by the salaries some guys in this industry seem to get.  I am proud to able to call myself a BCFP (Brocade Certified SAN Professinal) and CMSP (Certified McData SAN Professional), and some other certifications as well, but ... I think I have to schedule a meeting with my boss . Like I said before,  I am very happy with my life as it is, but it makes me think......…

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