2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Primary Storage

2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Primary Storage No Registration Required! Download the complimentary report to gain valuable insights, including: The current state of the data storage market Evaluation by Gartner of vision, strengths, and cautions for each primary storage vendor Related posts: Gartner Report: Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions – June […]

Vmware Vsphere and SAN storage best practices

Storage Path Redundancy Considerations: Multipathing provides both availability and load balancing for performance. Consider these guidelines when designing multipathing: • Always configure storage multipathing. • For availability, use a minimum of two active paths to a LUN: — Four paths are better because this configuration accommodates more types of failures. • Configure paths using two […]

Hitachi VSP (or HPE XP) host mode options

When you create host group on Hitachi VSP (or HPE XP) series, you can use these best practices for most used operating systems. For all operating systems: If you have GAD ( or HA) you must enable 88(Port Consolidation) in Host Mode Options. For Windows, host mode is  2C [Windows Extension] Enable from host mod […]

Security Tips for Storage and Backup Admins

1. EMC Networker: Change “remote access” option *@*  on every client” –> 2. Veritas Netbackup: Remove No.Restrictions file –> 3. EMC VMAX: Change default password of SMC user in unisphere (take snapshot or backup before changing. If you would get “Failed to authenticate user.” error, there is no way to fix except restore or reinstall. […]

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