Monthly Archives: February 2012

Using XIV with Symantec Dynamic Multi-Pathing

I got a question about Veritas DMP and XIV, so I thought I would write a quick post with some details on the subject. A fundamental requirement for a host attached to a fibre channel SAN, is the use of multi-pathing software.  One alternative to achieve this (that IBM support for most operating systems attaching

You lost, stole, gave away or sold your Storwize V7000 USB key?

I love USB keys, I love free ones, conferences give away ones and ones shaped like Lego blocks.   The exciting thing (for me) is that if you buy a Storwize V7000, you also get a USB key:   A key which has two fundamental purposes: It’s used to make installation very quick and easy (which it

XIV Release 3.1 materials – including a really cool video

If you interested in the current state of play with XIV, there are a huge number of new resources that have been created or updated as part of the XIV 3.1 update, so I thought I would give you a list.   If you are a customer then please scan down to see if there

XIV Release 3.1 – SSD Read Cache is go!

In July last year I blogged about a brief history of XIV. In that post I detailed how the XIV began as the Nextra, was then released as the IBM XIV and then updated to the XIV Gen3. So this means last year we saw release 3.0 of the XIV. At the risk of getting

Report generation tools for XIV

I have previously blogged about two XIV report generation tools that you can download and start using.   This is just a short update to let you know there are updated versions of both tools, plus a new one that has just been added.   These tools are all on my files section at the

Semmelweis could see the problem

Ignaz Semmelweis I listened to another great podcast from the Freakonomics team recently in which they recounted the story of Doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, which inspired me to make a connection to something I see in my day to day job. Doctor Semmelweis worked at the Vienna General Hospital in the 1840s, delivering babies, teaching students