Monthly Archives: July 2011

IBM Support Site updates up to July 25, 2011

Hi Team. Rob Jackard from the ATS Group does a great job amalgamating IBM storage site updates so I am sharing them here with you.  Here is my high level view: AIX Users:   Review the service dates for your … Continue reading

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Spot the differences

As a child I used to love the spot the difference cartoon in the Sunday paper. You usually had 10 differences to circle… and I could never find the last one. Look carefully at the two machines below.  Can you … Continue reading

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Brocade SAN Health – it rocks!

This fits into the category of oldie but a goodie…. Let me share with you a great tool that will make your life easier and won’t cost you a cent: Brocade SAN Health. If you have used it then you … Continue reading

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XIV Gen3 – No optical illusion

Tiny toast or giant hand?  It not an optical illusion. When IBM offered 2 TB drives on the XIV, I thought I was seeing an illusion: the overall power consumption had dropped (not risen).   Guess what?  With XIV Gen3, … Continue reading

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Brocade SAN Switch Models

IBM has been selling IBM branded Brocade switches since 2001 when we announced the 8-port 2109-S08 and 16-port 2109-S16.   These were classic switches that ran at 1 Gbps. They had a front operator panel with a small keypad (a … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Hops with Brocade

(image care of http://www.interestingfacts.org) If you have Brocade fibre channel switches in your SAN, you need to be aware of the method which Brocade use to manage firmware releases.   All  4 and 8 Gbps Brocade SAN switches use a Linux … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Singapore

Just a quick post as I am leaving Singapore to return to Melbourne, I thought I would share two more photos with you. No trip to Singapore is complete without a visit to the Merlion, the mythical creature who acts … Continue reading

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