Monthly Archives: December 2011

My final post for 2011!

This will be my last blog post for the year as I am taking a break for Christmas and New Years.  I really want to thank you all for reading and following my blog. I certainly plan to keep blogging … Continue reading

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Upgrading to ESXi 5.0? How to confirm VAAI status?

I am getting this question on a very regular basis: “We have just upgraded to ESXi 5.0 but we cannot find the VAAI driver on the IBM Website” The answer?  There is no vendor supplied driver because no driver is … Continue reading

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SVC and Storwize V7000 Release 6.3: Keys now optional!

The Storwize V7000 and SVC have a command line interface that you access via SSH.  Every-time you logon, whether it is to transfer a file (using a tool like pscp), issue a single shot command from a  script (using a … Continue reading

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SVC and Storwize V7000 Release 6.3: WWPN limits

IBM recently released a new version of firmware for the SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000.  This is known as release 6.3 and continues the tradition of two major updates per year, each adding significant new functions. So the 6.3 … Continue reading

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Some book reviews

If you want to read something visionary, I just finished The Medium is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan.   With dramatic changes occurring in the world, often driven by social media, it is amazing to read a book that understood this … Continue reading

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XIV GUI versus XIV CLI

The XIV GUI (which you can download here) is available for a very wide variety of platforms: AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1 HP-UX 11i v2, 11i v3 Linux (RHEL 5, SLES 10 and 11) Mac OS X 10.6 Solaris 9 and 10 … Continue reading

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SVC and Storwize V7000 Release 6.3: Performance Monitor Panel

With the 6.3 release of the Storwize V7000 and SVC code (which I blogged about here), there are so many new features and functions that I have plenty more to blog about! The first new feature I blogged about was … Continue reading

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