Well, after two days of serious work getting the cabling and power ready, EMC came out and spun up the Symm today.
Hot damn!Â Finally some real storage and I can start planning the migration off the stupid Clariion. 😉
One down-side though, the Multiprotocol cards they shipped were the wrong type, since we have an M2 model DMX, the RDF cards were apparently shipped for an M1.
I have a question for anyone bored enough to be reading this.
Can anyone see any reason why 62.5micron fibre is used?Â There is no signal-to-noise difference that I can see, and the range is not quite as long as the 50micron.Â Our Network guy swears by the 62.5 and I keep telling him he’s on crack.Â
However, thanks to the fact that he’s the one that designed the infrastructure, the links that go from the new datacenter to the old are all 62.5, and now I’m waiting on CDW to overnight me 6 new 10meter 62.5 micron cables to hook the new SAN into the old SAN so I can get the clariion migrated.
Always an adventure.Â 🙂