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4 posts • joined 5 Jun 2013

IBM keeps it real with Storwize V7000

benjarrell

Looked at a V7000, but decided to get rid of IBM storage (DS4700) here. Any problems we have the answer is always upgrade firmware. Other vendors will upgrade your firmware for you. With IBM, it is up to you to determine what part numbers you have, what the current version is, what version you have, what the upgrade path is, etc.

After you have done all that, they will determine it is an SVC problem and you will have to call SVC support. SVC support will then tell you to upgrade the SVC firmware.

You get the idea.

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Aw, SNAP. It's too late, you've already PAID for your storage array

benjarrell
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Re: can't afford to test?

"I've never been at an org that had a test lab for infrastructure period." Me either.

Nice to hear some storage war stories :)

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NO WONDER Big Blue dropped it: IBM server biz BOMBED in Q4

benjarrell
Holmes

Of course they bombed, who would continue buying IBM after they nearly sold them off the first time.

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Let's get graphical with Hyper-V

benjarrell

Domains

"I also strongly encourage you to never under any circumstances or for any reason attempt to do anything with Hyper-V Server without having all your hosts on a domain."

I would put that as anything with Windows Server, not just Hyper-V.

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