Category: iSCSI

Jumping the shark

This may be a more well-known reference than I earlier thought. I grew up watching Happy-Days.  The show was great until the episode where Fonzi jumped the shark-tank.  After that it pretty much went down-hill quickly. Hence the term “Jumped the shark” or “Jumping the shark” has come to mean any single event that marks …

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iSCSI Redux

Well – for the last three weeks I’ve designed more NAS/iSCSI systems than I really want to admit to. I understand what is so alluring about network storage, it’s cheap, plentiful, and it utilizes a technology that every data-center already has in place. I have to admit that the customer I’m currently working on has …

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Things I’ve learned today:

1. iSCSI is a viable alternative to FC for Small infrastructures. 2. I learned that no matter how well prepared for an install you are, the techie-gods will always throw curve-balls at you. 3. I’ve learned that Linux and PowerPath requires that multiple iSCSI HBA’s in a single host are not supported. (Author’s note – …

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