Archive for June, 2007

Populating /dev/sg when Leadville drivers are in use

For the past day and a half, I have been trying to create device entries for several STK 9940B drives in the /dev/sg directory on a Solaris 10 server that is using the emlx driver. This should be straight forward, since Netbackup provides the sg.build shell script to assist with populating the sg.conf and devlink.tab […]

Monitoring and Managing Linux Software RAID article

I just posted my article Monitoring and managing Linux software RAID from the April ’04 issue of SysAdmin magazine to my website. While some of the information has been made obsolete by the incredible mdadm utility, there is still some useful stuff in there.

Preparing for the Sun cluster 3.2 certification

I recently passed the Sun Certified System Administrator For Sun Cluster 3.2 exam, and thought I would share my thoughts on the exam in case others are interested in taking it. When I decided to take the exam, I had limited experience with Sun Cluster 3.X, and didn’t have money for a training course. To […]

Veritas volume manager recovery features article

I just posted my article Veritas volume manager recovery features to my website. If your are interested in learning about several techniques that can be used to protect servers running VxVM, you might be interested in the article.

Using the Emulex storage tools to manage Leadville controlled Emulex adapters

With the introduction of Solaris 10, the Sun leadville storage stack was integrated into Solaris. This means that you no longer need to download and install the SFS stack or third party drivers, and the native Solaris tools (e.g., iostat, mpathadm, fcinfo, luxadm, etc.) can be used to manage specific aspects of storage management. I […]

Observing I/O behavior with the DTraceToolkit article

I just posted my article observing I/O behavior with the DTraceToolkit to my website. If your interested in learning more about how to analyze I/O behavior on Solaris 10 and Nevada hosts, you might be interested in the article. I would like to thank Brendan Gregg for proofreading the article for me.

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