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WWPN Determination for IBM Storage version 6.4 is online

For some time I have maintained a document that details how to determine a WWPN for most common examples of  Fibre Channel storage sold by IBM.  This document is really useful when you’re staring at a WWPN being reported by … Continue reading

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CMUA00007E error while running the IBM STAT tool

The IBM Storage Tier Adviser Tool (known as STAT for short) is a clever piece of software that lets you predict how much business value you would get from adding SSDs to your Storwize V7000, SVC, DS8700 or DS8800.   … Continue reading

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Breaking through the 2TB barrier

There was a time when 32 bits was considered a lot.   A hell of a lot. With 32 bits, you can create a hexadecimal number as big as 0xFFFFFFFE (presuming we reserve one bit). In decimal that’s 4,294,967,295.   … Continue reading

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May 9 is here – get excited!

Its that time of the year again – announcement time!   And the May 9 set of storage announcements by IBM is one of the richest set of announcements I have ever seen.  Practically every storage product has received updates … Continue reading

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