Category Archives: IBM Storage

Mapping Linux RDMs to Storwize Volumes

As a follow-up to my previous post about MPIO software and RDMs, I suggested SDDDSM could help you map Windows volumes to Storwize volumes.    This led to the obvious question:   What about Linux VMs? In a distant time … Continue reading

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Do RDMs need MPIO?

I got a great question the other day regarding VMware Raw Device Mappings: If an RDM is a direct pass though of a volume from Storage Device to VM, does the VM need MPIO software like a physical machine does? … Continue reading

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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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