Author Archives: mezzantrop

About mezzantrop

10 years of experience in large SAN and storage environments: mainly Hitachi, HP and Brocade. Now I am a proud SAN/storage IBMer. Empty – expect-like tool author. FreeBSD enthusiast.

Short memo for SSL/TLS debugging and session decrypting

When trying to automate recurring or annoying operations on a network client, you must be lucky to have a special SDK, well-known documentation on API and plain-text protocols. Otherwise, it often happens that you have to start capturing tcpdump outputs … Continue reading

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There is a super nice typical problem scenario #4…

… according to the NetApp® Manageability SDK Printable Online Help, October 2016 | 215-11740_A0, page 147 exists on DataONTAP prior to 7.3/7.2.3P1 versions 🙂

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The BeaST Classic with RAID arrays and CTL HA + the BeaST Quorum

I have just uploaded the guide for the BeaST Classic in the confuguration with RAID arrays and CTL HA + the BeaST Quorum, so now we have complete documentation for the RAID part of the BeaST Classic. The BeaST with … Continue reading

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The BeaST storage is one year old

A year has passed since I got early results with the BeaST storage system concept. The first public announce was made on 2016.04.22 and the full paper was published a week after. Thanks to the BSD Magazine for republishing all my papers and for … Continue reading

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The new BSD Magazine with my article is finally out

“Simple Quorum Drive for the FreeBSD CTL HA and the BeaST Storage System by Mikhail Zakharov During our experiments on developing the BeaST storage system we faced the lack of an automatic LUN failover function of the CTL HA subsystem. Yes, … Continue reading

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Solaris 2.6

That is how my first Solaris with CDE looked like when I installed it years ago on a home computer with Intel Pentium CPU onboard. I begged a copy of the installation CDROM and a bootable floppy drive in the institute lab. Then … Continue reading

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Online command-line reference for scripting

SS64.com is a Command line reference – Web, Database and OS scripting. I have found this brilliant site, while trying to learn PowerShell in a day for writing the script which fetches hosts to LDEVs relationships from Hitachi Command Suite. … Continue reading

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