July 2008 archive

Sangone….

After careful consideration, I’ve decided that the ‘sangod’ persona has outlived its usefullness.  When confidence becomes Ego, it’s bad, and I’ve learned that unchecked ego is even worse. When it comes to storage technology, I know a lot about a lot.  I also know enough to know I am *FAR* from knowing it all, though …

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In Memory – Dr. Randy Pausch

“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.” This is how I approach my work. I could easily take the easy jobs, the ones that don’t take any effort.  But you don’t *LEARN* from the jobs that don’t require effort. Randy Pausch – made famous by his “Last Lecture” given at …

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PVLinks as a migration path

You know what? It actually works? One of the downsides to HP of course, as has been noted in earlier posts (rants?) HP has is the fact that when changing the switch port, domain, etc.  The D_ID of the devices change, and therefor the cXtXdX number changes. Found a way around that. Since Powerpath for …

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Spam-Death……

You’ll like this: MailScanner Status: 620 messages Scanned by MailScanner 2.9 Total MB 547 Spam messages detected by MailScanner 3 hits from MailScanner SpamAssassin cache 30 Content Problems found by MailScanner 73 Messages delivered by MailScanner This is for a single 24 hour period inbound to my corporate email. I hate spammers.

Two methods for Data Migrations

There is an old saying: “I love Deadlines.   I especially love the ‘whooshing’ sound they make as they fly past.” Ok, maybe it’s not that old, but it’s more often relevant than not. I’m in the process of moving off of an 8830 (Symm5) to a DMX-4.  While normally this is an easy migration, build …

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VMWare shakeup…

Ok, first off, full-disclosure. I am a VMWare (NYSE:VMW) stockholder. Not much, but enough that I sat up and took notice when the news hit this week.  I also work indirectly for EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), so I have my loyalties there as well. VMWare CEO Diane Greene Departs The news that CEO and co-founder Diane …

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Timefinder/Mirror clone emulation vs Timefinder/Clone

We are a mainframe shop, and some time ago, when we converted from DMX2 to DMX3 hardware EMC informed us that we would need to convert to Timefinder/Clone since our target devices would be RAID5. We have recently learned that when performing a Clone1 to R2 that a full push of all tracks will always …

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cisco fcip and brocade switches

hello.. Has anyone set up a cisco fcip tunnel (i am using teo cisco mds 9216’s) and then tried to attached a brocade switch to either end of each cisco switch? I have the fcip tunnel working properly (fcip profile/interface etc..) but the main question is: can I assign a FC port on each cisco …

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Maryland

I’m considering adding a 15% differential to my rate for all jobs in the state of Maryland. Hazard pay. Maryland contains some of the worst drivers I’ve ever seen in my entire life.  And this is coming from someone who spent 18 months driving from Laguna Beach, CA to Burbank, CA every day. Today driving …

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