How many SAN people are bald?

OK.  I am.  What I have left is probably deeply rooted and I doubt I will lose much more but is my lack of hair related to my constant SAN problems over the last year.  Perhaps it just fell out or I pulled it out.  I am still determining the cause. Some time ago, a poster was complaining about Windows and I never really wondered about it but recently, I am starting to come to the conclusion that one year in a Windows shop has caused me more problems than at least five in…

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How many SAN people are bald?

OK.  I am.  What I have left is probably deeply rooted and I doubt I will lose much more but is my lack of hair related to my constant SAN problems over the last year.  Perhaps it just fell out or I pulled it out.  I am still determining the cause. Some time ago, a poster was complaining about Windows and I never really wondered about it but recently, I am starting to come to the conclusion that one year in a Windows shop has caused me more problems than at least five in…

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History being re-written?

My first external fibre attached storage was in the mid 1990's.  It was a Sun RSM200 (I think) and I used Veritas VxVM 2.4 (or whatever Sun called it then).  I was impressed.  I had all these disks in trays (9 disks per tray, 9.1 GB disks and 5 trays).  That was pretty big storage in those days.  I was able to carve up these disks to one or two E4000 servers (as thats how many ports were on the controllers the RSM2000 had).  I had the…

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History being re-written?

My first external fibre attached storage was in the mid 1990's.  It was a Sun RSM200 (I think) and I used Veritas VxVM 2.4 (or whatever Sun called it then).  I was impressed.  I had all these disks in trays (9 disks per tray, 9.1 GB disks and 5 trays).  That was pretty big storage in those days.  I was able to carve up these disks to one or two E4000 servers (as thats how many ports were on the controllers the RSM2000 had).  I had the…

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2008 - one month gone already.

Its been pretty quite on the ole blog front and I put it down to the enormous workloads on people.  I think I have done more in the last month than I did during the last few months of 2007.  Unfortunately, that is not by design.  One of my pet hates is back at it again and that is HP P Class blades and their enclosures.  Its amazing what a "hardware" fault in an enclosure can do to a SAN fabric and eventually storage on IBM DS4800's.  I…

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2008 - one month gone already.

Its been pretty quite on the ole blog front and I put it down to the enormous workloads on people.  I think I have done more in the last month than I did during the last few months of 2007.  Unfortunately, that is not by design.  One of my pet hates is back at it again and that is HP P Class blades and their enclosures.  Its amazing what a "hardware" fault in an enclosure can do to a SAN fabric and eventually storage on IBM DS4800's.  I…

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Capacity Management - 2008

I am curious about this thing called Capacity Management.  Sure, a few years ago, a lot of people had jobs related to it and even now, some people are doing it.  But, it has always been a Mainframe thing to me.  There are words that stick in my mind like DASD and MIPS.  Let's think about this.  How many people out there know what Edlin was.  No hints like I gave to the 20 something Windows guru's at work.  I feel old.  Its probably because I am…

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Capacity Management - 2008

I am curious about this thing called Capacity Management.  Sure, a few years ago, a lot of people had jobs related to it and even now, some people are doing it.  But, it has always been a Mainframe thing to me.  There are words that stick in my mind like DASD and MIPS.  Let's think about this.  How many people out there know what Edlin was.  No hints like I gave to the 20 something Windows guru's at work.  I feel old.  Its probably because I am…

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