Category Archive: Clariion

Jul 09

For sale:

Just wondering if there is any interest out there. I have three working storage arrays I’m looking for a new home for. 1 Clariion cx300 1 Clariion cx500 1 Celerra ns500 The ns500 can be split (I have the cables to split the back-end) but I want to sell it as one unit. Everything works, though …

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Dec 07

The Great Conversion… (Part1)

Tonight I have started the process of converting my own CX300 to a CX3-20c.  (yay!  upgrading from SERIOUSLY out-of-date hardware to MODERATELY out-of-date hardware, right?) Why?  Because it’s there.  Since EMC doesn’t offer free training to sub-sub-sub-contractors such as myself, it falls to me to learn what I can where I can.  Besides.  It’s fun. …

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Jul 09

Storage Tiering…

Ok, given the changes to the storage arena I’ve been working on a revised “Tiering system” to incorporate all of the levels of data…importance? My version of Storage Tiering is (or should be) as follows: Tier-1    – Symmetrix/Replicated – High Performance/Criticial Data Tier-2    – Symmetrix/NonReplicated – High Performance/Non-Criticial Data Tier-3   – Symmetrix/SATA/Replicated – High-Medium Performance/Critical …

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Feb 18

New and insteresting things in the 50micron world….

There comes a time in every geek’s life…. A look of wonder crossing his face…. A new toy, a new project, a new endeavour…. A beloved wife saying something along the lines of “You bring that damned thing in here and I swear to god…” This is one of those times. Over the course of …

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Sep 16

101 uses for a Clariion…

You know, it floored me recently when i heard that someone had said that a CX3-20 couldn’t be used as a dumparea for Tivoli. What floored me even more is when they said this would not perform as well as a Symmetrix 8430. 8430. Symm4. Almost 10 year old hardware. Huh? Back when I was …

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Jun 17

Clariion – Mirrorview – Cisco – FCIP

Got into a scary situation this week.  Got called into help with a customer with a Mirrorview implementation. Situation was:  Customer had Mirrorview/S set up within the existing switch environment, replication worked perfectly. Then they reconfigured the switches to run FCIP so they could start replication to a remote site.  This is where things went …

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Jan 05

My week with Clariion

I spent the week following New Years in Chelmsford, Mass doing some Clariion work. Basically customer is seeing major performance loss on an older CX700.  The CX700 is fully loaded (as far as slots full, not necessarily space – lots of 73G drives.) A few things to note on the Clariion It’s not a true …

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