Tag Archives: Storage

The real hardware for the BeaST storage system

Shortly after I finished developing the BeaST storage system concept and ended testing it in the virtual environment I faced a problem of how to find a two-headed bare-metal server with a bunch of shared drives. In fact I did … Continue reading

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Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over iSCSI protocol

I continue to test the BeaST on a real hardware and here is an update to the Linux client configuration guide:

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Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over iSCSI protocol

It’s weekend, so I continue to work on the BeaST storage system. Here is my small HOW-TO describing multipath connection with the BeaST from a RHEL/Centos Linux server via iSCSI: Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over … Continue reading

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Children often ask me what I do at work (as a storage systems administrator)

And here is the answer for them right in the The Amazing World of Gumball – one of the funniest cartoon ever! See the “hacking” moment in the Safety episode (S03E32) where Anais talks about storage administration: The transcript: Gumball: … Continue reading

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A simple way to visualize IBM SVC/Storwize performance

Recently I wrote a set of tools to collect and display in CLI performance statistic of IBM Spectrum Virtualize: SVC and Storwize systems. Using various protocols it’s possible to get both detailed performance for each vdisk, mdisk or drive as … Continue reading

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My article about scripting is included into the “IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines” Redbook

The latest draft of the famous “IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines” book is already on the IBM Redbooks site. And this year I was lucky to take part in writing it. … Continue reading

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svcstats.py – Report IBM SVC/Storwize storage system performance statistics in CLI using SMI-S interface

My *stat-like utility to report IBM SVC/Storwize storage system performance statistics in CLI using SMI-S interface. Report IBM SVC/Storwize storage system performance statistics in CLI using SMI-S interface Requires Python 3 with ‘pywbem’ module Before running svcstats.py, enable statistic on … Continue reading

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