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Have you ever began boarding an airplane and thought to yourself, "Wow, this plane is huge… and it's about to fly through the air? How crazy is that?" To make myself feel better I like to see the man or women behind the "wheel" of such a large flying steel tube. Just to look them in the eye, give them a nod and take my seat. It makes me feel better knowing just a little about who is controlling my destiny and feel comfortable that this person will get me to my destination. Understanding a littl...
Once upon a time, not too long ago, the EMC's command line interface utilized a few known commands for gathering statistics. The commands I grew used to were called server_cifsstat and server_nfsstat but then one day when I called upon their mighty powers they responded to me with an unexpected echo: Info 26306752352: server_2 : This command has been deprecated and replaced with server_stats command. "Deprecated!?", I yelled into the air, fists raised high as if I was clutching doom! I slowly ...
Trying to analyze your file storage from an RPC-level can be a challenge, but the fruits of your labor can be tasty if you put in the work (sorry, went Apple picking last weekend and it’s still on my mind.) It is time to bust out your storage solutions command reference and begin searching for “show screens” for finding statistics counts for the CIFS and NFS RPCs. File Virtualization can be very beneficial for complex environments, but understanding your environment goes beyond simply knowing ho...
Once upon a time, files resided on a local disk and file access performance was measured by how fast the disk head accessed the platters, but today those platters may be miles away; creating, accessing and deleting files takes on a new challenge and products like the F5 ARX become the Frodo Baggins of the modern age. File Virtualization devices are burdened with a hefty task (this is where my Lord of the Ring Analogy really beings to play out) of becoming largely responsible for how close...