EMC Symmetrix BIN file, largely an unknown topic in the storage industry and practically there is no available information related to it. This post is just an attempt to shed some light as to what a BIN file is, how it works, whatâ€™s in it and why is it essential with the Enginuity code.
A while back, I discussed speculation from EMC around Emulexâ€™s proposed cloud-block storage appliance, E3s (Enterprise Elastic Storage). With my current focus on Cloud Storage, I thought it would be good to delve a bit deeper into some of the aspects of why block-based cloud computing could prove tricky and why without an appliance it may be impossible.
The concept of Global Hot Spares has been supported in Clariion environments since the first generation of FC & CX platforms. Now the technology has been extended into the CX3 and then the CX4 platforms. The primary purpose of global hot sparing is to protect the system against disk drive failures.
So next year will mark a history of Symmetrix Products within EMC, still classified as one of the most robust systems out there after 20 years of its inception. In this blog post, we will talk about some facts on Symmetrix products as it relates to its features, characteristics, Enginuity microcode versions, model numbers, year released, etc.
In this post, we will discuss all requirements and limitations that are associated with EMC Clariion RAID-6 Implementation.
Is the adoption of a unified fabric an inevitability? If so, will it be FCoE or iSCSI that leads the charge?
I’ve just come back from a NetApp training course; good course and recommended for anyone who wants to pick up some storage fundamentals, it covers all the NetApp bases and by the end of it, you should be fairly confident to do pretty much all the day-to-day routine tasks that you might be asked to do as an administrator of a NetApp array.
The first storage performance horseman is spindles: If you donâ€™t have enough disk units, performance will suffer. I have been laying out storage on enterprise arrays since the dark ages, and one of the first lessons I learned was allocating data to avoid hotspots. I remember spending hours back in the 1990â€™s hunched over custom Excel spreadsheets trying to get my storage layout just right, balancing the workload across every available disk.