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Here's some installation and upgrade information from our Tech Support team. Symantec strongly recommends the following best practices: 1. Read the 5.1 Late Breaking News Technotes: Solaris http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/334829 ...
Blog Entry by SAMG Tech Suppo... | 18 Dec 2009 | 0 comments
It seems that some customers want to create a trunk out of two links and then create vlans over that trunk and then run LLT over those two vlans. This is how to do this on Solaris: Create a trunk (aggregation first) out of the two bge links: ...
Blog Entry by Sandeep Agarwal | 26 Jul 2009 | 0 comments
If you have LLT working over the ce driver on Solaris, one small change that you can make to help performance problems in your cluster would be the following: The /etc/system file on all hosts should have: set ce:ce_no_tx_lb=1 set ...
Blog Entry by Sandeep Agarwal | 16 Jul 2009 | 0 comments
IDC released its quarterly Storage Software Report yesterday, showing the market has experienced its first year-over-year decline in more than five years. And while most companies experienced a decline in revenue, Symantec was the only company that ...
Blog Entry by Jerry Gowen | 09 Jun 2009 | 0 comments
Please find the scalabiltiy white paper which was refered to in the previous post here:   http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/enterprise/white_papers/ent-whitepaper_cluster_file_performance_scalability_12-2007_13579374.en-us.pdf   ...
Blog Entry by davidnoy | 07 Jan 2008 | 0 comments
Some engineers at Sun promoting ZFS have been publishing comparisons between VxFS and ZFS that are rather unflattering to VxFS. You can read the most recent white papers they've published comparing ZFS with VxFS, ext3, and Window's NTFS as ...
Blog Entry by charmer | 17 Jul 2007 | 7 comments
The first basic function for a multi path (MP) driver is to identify the set of block devices that can be supported. The device discovery is generally triggered when the MP driver is loaded into the operating system (OS) as part of boot process. During ...
Blog Entry by Ameya | 13 Apr 2007 | 1 comment
The Dynamic Multi Path (DMP) capability was first introduced in Volume Manager 2.5.7 release primarily to support A/A multi path arrays from Sun Microsystems. In those days, the early version of arrays had SCSI connections with fat and thick cables ...
Blog Entry by Ameya | 02 Apr 2007 | 0 comments