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Thin Provisioning – Cisco Style

There have been so many discussions on thin provisioning since the Hitachi USP-V announcement. When a major player takes on a specific technology, all of a sudden we realise that everyone else has already been doing it. Tony Asaro’s post probably provides the best summary of those who do it today. One vendor not appearing on the list is Cisco. ... Read More »

Port Indexes on Cisco Switches

I spent today building some Cisco MDS9513 switches. It’s good to get into the nuts and bolts of technology once in a while. They are big beasts – 2nd generation technology and with 11 usable slots, the biggest available line cards (48 ports), 528 ports in a single chassis. However the build had one fly in the ointment. As part ... Read More »

Port Oversubscription

Following on from snig’s post, I promised a blog on FC switch oversubscription. It’s been on my list for some time and I have discussed it before, however it has also a subject I’ve discussed with clients from a financial perspective and here’s why; most people look at the cost of a fibre channel switch on a per port basis, ... Read More »

Simulator Update

Following a few comments on the previous simulator post, it doesn’t look like there are any more simulators out there for general use. If anyone does know – feel free to comment! _uacct = “UA-1104321-2”; urchinTracker(); Read More »

Where are all the simulators

I love the Netapp simulator (well, apart from the annoying issues with creating and deleting disks) and I use it all the time. It is great for testing ideas, testing scripting and generally refreshing knowledge on commands before having to touch real equipment. I use it with VMware (as I have probably mentioned before) and I can knock up a ... Read More »