Monthly Archives: November 2011

SVC and Storwize V7000 Release 6.3: Configuring LDAP

Once your SVC or Storwize V7000 is upgraded to version 6.3 you can start using LDAP for authentication.   This means that when you logon, you authenticate with your domain user-id and password rather than a locally created user-id and … Continue reading

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Storwize V7000 and SVC Code release 6.3 is now available

The latest release of SVC and Storwize V7000 firmware is now available for download.   The major new features that are added with this release are: Global Mirror with Change Volumes Native LDAP Authentication Extended distance split clusters (for SVC) … Continue reading

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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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Google isn’t helping! What went wrong?

WordPress as a blogging platform has some very nice features.    One of them is that you can find out what search terms led people to your blog.   I have noticed that searches like these have become very common: … Continue reading

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Why consider IBM Network Advisor?

Many of the preventable issues that occur in a SAN fabric can be avoided by using the right management and monitoring software.   One way to get this software is to create or adapt open source packages.  While I really like … Continue reading

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IBM XIV GUI version 3.01 now available

IBM XIV GUI version 3.01 is now available for download from here. Fixes in this release include: An increased timeout value to prevent disconnects in slow network environments. Some compatibility fixes for using the GUI with XIVs on older firmware levels (10.2.1 … Continue reading

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Stuff IBMers say

On Friday November 18, 2011, IBMers around the world engaged in the worlds first group therapy session held entirely in Twitter! (well maybe not the first, and not really group therapy, but it sounds more dramatic when I put it … Continue reading

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