Monthly Archives: April 2012

Preacher, Pirate or Professor? Make your choice!

One thing that every blogger needs to do is read other people’s blogs.   It’s critical to developing a style and honing the way that a blogs content is presented.  By reading blogs you get ideas and inspiration, clues and hints … Continue reading

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Updating your social will

I spotted a couple of things on the weekend that I thought were worth sharing.  First up I was looking for a friend of mine in LinkedIn, only to find him twice.  His older profile was attached to his email … Continue reading

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Performance and bench-marking tools

So you need to do some disk performance testing?   Maybe some benchmarking?  What tools are out there to help you out?   Well I am glad you asked… here are some that I use on my daily travels: IOmeter … Continue reading

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What Cisco firmware do I recommend for your MDS Switches?

Right now I am working on giving a client a recommended version of firmware for their Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switches.  For FICON, the recommendations are easy, but for Open Systems there are so many choices.  So what am I … Continue reading

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