Performance As A Service™ – What is the differentiator?

Tweet Performance As A Service™ – What is the differentiator? When you hear someone say that we sell “Performance As A Service™ (PAAS)”, it will probably make you wonder, what one means by it.  What kind of performance is being provided and at what level? Is this infrastructure related? Which Information Technology layers does it… Read More »

A Multi-Dimensional, Multi-Layer approach with Performance As A Service™ using the Perfonics™ tool set

Tweet A Multi-Dimensional, Multi-Layer approach with Performance As A Service™ using the Perfonics™ tool set A framework to perform holistic Performance and Capacity Planning in a cost efficient and hands-off manner… While performing Performance and Capacity Planning related projects, we are most likely to focus on a single layer, especially with large enterprises where the… Read More »

EMCGrab Analysis As A Service…Why does it make sense?

Tweet EMCGrab Analysis As A Service…Why does it make sense? Does host remediation sound familiar? How about for 1000’s of hosts running on multi-petabyte storage? Many of you who are in the storage field and work on projects related to tech refresh, migration and consolidation projects or on performance issues related troubleshooting, will be well… Read More »

The 10-Step Storage Optimization Methodology

Tweet The 10-Step Storage Optimization Methodology In current data center environments where on an average the storage requirements doubles every 12 to 18 months, Storage Optimization becomes a very important function and technique, that needs to be incorporated into the storage architecture and design ahead of time and then followed up constantly as part of… Read More »

Perfonics™: Performance Analysis with Precision

Tweet Perfonics™: Performance Analysis with Precision Performance Analysis is required by IT departments to migrate toward a more agile and proactive organization that can guarantee service delivery to the business. At the same time, it helps reduce costs, improve IT efficiency, and shift the focus away from reactive firefighting towards innovating for the business. That… Read More »

The Perfonics™ Calculator – Storage Consolidation Modeling Simulation

Tweet The Perfonics™ Calculator – Storage Consolidation Modeling Simulation If you work with large enterprises, especially with projects that involve tech-refreshes, data center migrations or storage optimizations, it is probably very difficult if not impossible to find  Storage consolidation and modeling tools that can provide a view into the current storage infrastructure and help you create… Read More »

Vmax Commands

Tweet Vmax Commands The following are the Vmax commands that are specifically using for Vmax Operations. Please refer Searchable ‘symcli commands’ for full set of Solution Enabler commands. symaccess Specifically using for Vmax Allocation to do various operations on Masking view and related Groups under Vmax Commands. symaccess -sid 1234 list List all Initiator, Port… Read More »

Virtual Provisioning in Vmax

Tweet Virtual Provisioning in Vmax Below are the steps involved to setup Virtual Provisioning. Here I am assuming that there is an existing storage group called MyStorageGroup and we need to allocate the new thin device to that SG. 1. Create a Thin Pool create pool ThinPool1 type =thin; 2. Create DATA Devices Create 4… Read More »

Return Code for Symcli

Tweet Return Code for Symcli Return code for Symcli handling for Windows and UNIX. The following lists the possible status or error codes that can be returned by the various Symcli commands on a Windows or UNIX platform and useful for troubleshooting. 0 CLI_C_SUCCESS CLI — Call completed successfully. 1 CLI_C_FAIL CLI — Call failed.… Read More »

Symaccess Command

Tweet Symaccess Command Summary of the most commonly used symaccess commands with examples. symaccess -sid 1313 list – List all Initiator, Port and Storage Groups Created for Array 1313 symaccess -sid 1313 list -v – List all Initiator, Port and Storage Groups Created for Array 1313 along with related Masking Views symaccess -sid 1313 list… Read More »

Vmax Allocation Steps

Tweet Vmax Allocation Steps 1. Create the devices create dev count=2, size=18414, data_member_count=3, config=RAID-5, disk_group=3, emulation=fba, dynamic_capability=dyn_rdf; 2. Create Initiator Group symaccess -sid 1313 -type initiator -name Host1 create -wwn 1000000000000001 symaccess -sid 1313 -type initiator -name Host1 add -wwn 1000000000000002 3. Create Port Group symaccess -sid 1313 -type port -name 3E0_4E0_13E0_14E0 -dirport 3e:0,4e:0,13e:0,10e:0 create… Read More »

Green Storage – Performance based consolidations

Tweet Green Storage – Performance based consolidations With everyone talking about becoming “green” in the realm of data center technology, how does one actually achieve this in regard to storage? Factoring performance into the green strategy is necessary to ensure an efficient storage footprint without increasing risk or jeopardizing business application latency. This webinar, presented… Read More »

Some most useful Symcli Commands

Tweet Symcli Commands You may find useful the Symcli Script maker utilities listed below the menu bar, to create the symcli scripts for various operations like Mapping, Masking, Meta Creation, etc. in EMC Symmetrix boxes. symcfg symcfg list : A brief description of the all connected Symmetrix boxes. symcfg -sid 1234 list -lockn all :… Read More »

RAID: Redundant Array of Independent Disks

Tweet What is RAID? RAID (redundant array of independent disks; originally redundant array of inexpensive disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places (thus, redundantly) on multiple hard disks. By placing data on multiple disks, I/O (input/output) operations can overlap in a balanced way, improving performance. Since multiple disks increases the… Read More »

How to create a SAN performance baseline?

Tweet SAN performance baseline To understand SAN performance, and to understand what is normal (or abnormal) SAN behavior, you must have a picture or baseline to compare against. How much detail on SAN performance you need will also determine which SAN performance baseline tools you use. You should establish a baseline of what is normal… Read More »

Interscape Blogging Code of Conduct

Tweet Interscape Blogging Code of Conduct INTERSCAPE blogs are written by a variety of employees at different levels and positions in the company, so you can expect many viewpoints. You can also expect the following: We will strive to have open and honest dialogues with our readers. We will correct inaccurate or misleading postings in… Read More »