Tag Archives: Linux

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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Your SanDisk USB stick is no longer removable – and it’s Microsofts fault!

I came across something curious last week that failed the question: Can I find a quick answer for this in Google? I had purchased a new SanDisk USB stick to boot Linux.   The script I was using to configure … Continue reading

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Why ALUA is a very cool acronym

For way more years than I want to accept, most operating systems were clueless about Fibre Channel networks.   Totally clueless. Of course I am kinda talking ancient history… plus my expectations of now distant operating systems like Windows NT … Continue reading

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208 day reboot bug

It is ironic that only days after I wrote that 497 is the IT number of the beast, I learn that Linux has another unfortunate number:  208. The reason for this is a defect in the internal Linux kernel used … Continue reading

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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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At the heart of IBM storage beats a UNIX Operating System

An interesting article at DrunkenData.Com (met with an equally interesting response from Storagebod) got me thinking about what is at the core of every IBM Storage System.  The answer?   Unix. IBM embraced server based storage back in the 1990s when they announced … Continue reading

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