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VNX trespassed luns command line

EMC Command line find and remedy trespassed luns (this is being run on a EMC VNX 7500) To list all of the luns that are trespassed on your array run (example output below) NaviSECCli.exe -h -user sysadmin -password sysadmin … Continue reading

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VNX and Brocade Loop Port

I have been working with two new EMC VNX’s and ran into a odd problem and could not find anything about the issue, so I am going to post what I know and see if anyone has any more in-depth … Continue reading

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VMWare ALUA path preference

Updating some path types the other day in VMware for a ALUA compliant storage array, came across Duncan wrote the post very well so as I was running some of the commands I noticed that one of them appeared to be EMC … Continue reading

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Identify storage performance issues with esxtop

Taken from Start esxtop by typing ‘esxtop’ at the command line Press ‘d’ to switch to disk view (HBA mode. Press s, then 2 to alter the update time to every 2 seconds and press Enter. Now I have used … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Raid 6

The other day I was building a new lun and had the option of raid 5 or raid 6… Hmm.. 6 must be better because it is newer? Not so much.. Is it better? Depends on your criteria of better? More … Continue reading

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Max Lun Size

So the other day I was given the task of presenting 32tb contiguous (or as much as possible). No problem I thought, I had a EMC Clariion and a few HP EVA’s at my disposal.  All had updated firmware so … Continue reading

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Disk Alignment

One step to remember when doing your P2V process, if able, be sure to run your favorite disk alignment software. While 2008 servers (and hopefully newer) do not suffer from the alignment issue of a blindly formatted disk 2003 does, and … Continue reading

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