Home | Tag Archives: data storage (page 7)

Tag Archives: data storage

iSCSI Part 3 (or is it part 4)

I’ve done the last part of my iSCSI evaluation. Previously I looked at the protocol itself and the ways to secure data. Transmission needs to be secured by either IPsec for a shared network or a dedicated network infrastructure. The last part of the jigsaw I checked out was how to validate the client; basic iSCSI authentication uses simply the ... Read More »

Is ASNP another SNIA?

I received this email this week for the very first ASNP UK Chapter meeting (ASNP is a US based user association for storage people): Dear ASNP Chapter Members of the UK, Due to low registration numbers, we have decided to cancel the February 23rd ASNP Chapter meeting which was to be sponsored by QLogic. My apologies for any inconvenience this ... Read More »

Storage protocols for VMware

I’ve been doing more VMware work recently. The deployment I’m working on is using SAN presented disk. The storage started as 50GB LUNs, quickly grew to 100GB and now we’re deploying on 200GB LUNs, using VMFS and placing multiple VM guests on each meta volume. Now, this presents a number of problems. Firstly, it was clear the LUN sizes weren’t ... Read More »