SATA in a USP V. As rare as hens teeth

This post is for anyone interested in Hitachi storage who feels like they’ve had enough HAM for a lifetime and just wants a taste of something different for a change….One of the projects I’m currently working on involves deploying a new USP V with native SATA disks side-by-side with FC disks (when I say “native”, I mean the SATA is sitting inside the USP V and on an external array being virtualised with UVM).  Although this configuration has been supported for a while, it’s the first time I’ve seen or done it, and hence the…

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USP-V and Hitachi High Availability Manager

Well there has been a lot of confusion the past couple days about the latest announcement from HDS about clustering of the USP-V.  I hope to clear up some of the technical details with this post, but I'm sure there will be some questions that remain.First, lets talk about why someone would want to cluster the USP-V.  For me there are only two reasons to do this.First, if I have a box that has been on the floor for 3+ years and I'm having to pay maintenance on it, it might make more sense for me to buy…

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