Tag Archives: Tips & tricks

Executing a batch of commands on multiple IBM SVC/Storwize storage systems

Sometimes you have to change several configuration parameters or run multiple commands over a list of IBM SVC storage systems. Here is my small Python 3 script to do the stuff quickly. It requires Paramiko module to handle SSH interactions. Edit … Continue reading

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Scan IBM SVC/Storwize system for “SCSI ID Mismatches”

A small addition to the SAN/Storage CLI Toolbox which shows so called SCSI ID (LUN) mismatches on IBM SVC/Storwize systems. This Bourne shell/awk script shows the list of the same vdisks that are mapped with different SCSI IDs. Should be useful … Continue reading

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Short memo on COUNTIFS(), SUMIFS() and VLOOKUP() functions in MS Excel

Not using Excel very often, I sometimes have to waste my time searching Office support site for these functions in order to refresh in memory their tricky syntax and usage limitations. Today I decided to gather everything I know about … Continue reading

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Quick MS Excel IsTime() and TypeIs() functions solution

I never thought I would write hints for MS Excel VBA, nevertheless here is the first one. It turns out, there is a scripting problem with identifying value as a time in a cell on a worksheet. I was curious … Continue reading

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Setting memory size for Hitachi Command Suite CLI (HICommandCLI)

When running CLI for Hitachi Command Suit (HICommandCLI.sh in UNIX or HICommandCLI.bat in Windows) we sometimes get this type of error: KAIC90574-E The memory for the CLI became insufficient while this operation was being performed Command Suite CLI is actually … Continue reading

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How can you find out which process is listening on a port on Windows?

If you can start cmd as an Administrator, simple run: netstat -nab which will give you the list of open sockets along with the names of processes. In other case you can try to find it by process-id manually. For … Continue reading

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Quick reference for adding and attaching drives in VirtualBox CLI

Recently VirtualBox Manager GUI running on my Windows box, began to crash without any known reason when creating new or attaching existent virtual drives to any of the virtual machines. So I have to do all the things using CLI now and definitely I enjoy the … Continue reading

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