The storage market has to be the most unsettled it's been in years. The wide variety of storage vendors, with good independents is a shrinking landscape. The power plays and buy outs makes for some very careful decisions if you're about to buy storage. My short advice is be careful and if you can..wait it out.
Updating the firmware on the 6000 series arrays can be tricky, but it all starts with getting hold of the correct tools and the prescribed guidance. This post points you in the right direction.
Sometimes you need to make use of second user disks from other storage subsystems, without clearing the foreign system data from it, it could corrupt your live system.
Anyone who deals with Sun/Storagetek SAN hardware will know all about firmware upgrades and firmware versioning. It's tricky to get the right level for you at the right time, and of course just like any firmware, there's always a newer one to fix bugs you'll "probably" never have. At the same time, there are also... Continue Reading →