Category Archives: IBM Storage

Making sense of the IBM SVC/Storwize Code release cycle

********************** UPDATE 14 August 2015 When I initially posted this blog, there was a major error in my base spreadsheet, that made the time periods shorter than they actually were (because it was only using weekdays, 5 days per week, … Continue reading

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Unix tools for the SVC and Storwize masses: a 12 year journey

So it turns out the only thing harder than writing blog posts is keeping up with other people’s blog posts  (actually it’s easy to write blog posts….  it’s just hard to write good and useful ones).   So when I … Continue reading

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Some scripting hints for checking your Storwize firmware version

I am in the habit of writing mini-shell scripts to paste into an SVC or Storwize terminal to create mini reports.  While the GUI does make all this quite easy, I am quite often remote from the machine, or at the … Continue reading

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IBM Releases several Data Integrity Alerts for Storwize products

IBM recently released three major and significant alert for Storwize products (V3500, V3700, V5000 and V7000). I am reproducing the text from the emails I received.   I tell you this because if IBM update the Website text, my blog post … Continue reading

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XIV Mobile Dashboard on Android!

Much as I have been a bit of an Apple FanBoy for some time, its becoming apparent as I look around at all the smart phones that seemingly surround me, that more and more of them are Android.   So I … Continue reading

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Potential for Defeating 3584 I/O Station Lock Mechanism Exposing User to Class II Laser

Just spotted this alert and thought it very much worth sharing.   There are huge numbers of 3584 (TS3500) Tape Libraries out there in the world and in my experience they are a truly reliable and stable platform for automated tape … Continue reading

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IBM Scripting Tools for SVC and Storwize has been updated

The Rebalance script for IBM SVC has been updated.  This is the first update I have seen since 2010.     This release of the SVCTools package will now work on the Storwize family of products without modification and it can … Continue reading

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