Category Archives: My projects

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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BeaST Quorum functional tests and usage explanations

As I promised earlier, I have just finished a new paper on how to use the BeaST Quorum (BQ) device for automatic LUN failover switching on active/active storage controller system with FreeBSD CTL HA. Also I have updated BQ to version 1.1.

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New BSD Magazine issue with my article!

Another bright topic for today! BSD Magazine has just published the fresh issue with my article on the cover! “As Benjamin Franklin once said, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” In that spirit, we are happy to deliver another … Continue reading

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Fetching data from Hitachi Command Suite with HiCommandCLI, PowerShell and Python

You may say it’s not worth writing a post on the subject, just use the Command Suite CLI, Luke and that’s all! But sometimes HCS CLI behavior is not so obvious. Telling the truth it may surprise you.

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Quorum device for the FreeBSD CTL HA and the BeaST Storage system

Today I am pleased to announce BQ (the BeaST Quorum). It is a simple quorum drive implementation which is suitable to run with the FreeBSD CTL HA and the BeaST Storage system. Soon I’m going to write a long post … Continue reading

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