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Free SAN and Storage Performance & Capacity Monitoring Tool – STOR2RRD

Every Infratire has backend as a different storage system and key challenges we face, especially in larger environments is managing systems from multiple vendors. Every organization has the same situation, and monitoring all of the different systems and keeping track of their performance and health are challenging because every vendor has its own set of […]

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Upgrade Brocade SAN Switch Firmware

In this post will share you the process to update a Brocade Fibre Channel switch firmware.ANd it is recommended to confirm with OEM before you proceed for an upgrade of the firmware. Prerequisite FTP server accessible from SAN Switch Supported Firmware Pre-upgrade Process Take Complete Backup of Switch Configuration and License details Check the current […]

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How to create zones from CLI on a Brocade SAN Switch

SAN zoning is a method of creating  logical groups over the physical configuration of the fabric and  allowing communication / access  of Fibre Channel devices by grouping  them .  And zoning manages  communication of hosts and storage nodes ,  zone contains WWN name of these devices . A World Wide Name, or WWN, is a 64-bit […]

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Brocade useful Fabric OS Commands

This is a list of useful Brocade switch commands that will help you for administration or management operation. These commands are useful for for Zoning, Show, Port, Time/Date, License, Banner, Password, SNMP, User Config, Firmware, and Miscellaneous. Zoning Commands alicreate “Name”, “domain,port#” Used to create an alias alicreate “Name”,”portname1; portname2″ To create multiple ports under […]

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Comparing Types of Storage – VMware

The following table compares networked storage technologies that vSphere supports. Networked Storage that ESXi Supports Technology Protocols Transfers Interface Fibre Channel FC/SCSI Block access of data/LUN FC HBA Fibre Channel over Ethernet FCoE/SCSI Block access of data/LUN Converged Network Adapter (hardware FCoE) NIC with FCoE support (software FCoE) iSCSI IP/SCSI Block access of data/LUN iSCSI HBA or […]

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Storage Network Technologies

Data has become the most valuable asset both tangibly and intangibly for everyone .Mainly how to effectively store, access, protect and manage critical data is a new challenge facing IT departments. A Storage Area Network (SAN) applies a networking model to storage in the data center. The SANs operate behind the servers to provide a […]

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