[Veritas-bu] Storage Reporting Software

2005-08-05 09:25:21
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Storage Reporting Software
From: ewilts AT ewilts DOT org (Ed Wilts)
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 08:25:21 -0500
On Fri, Aug 05, 2005 at 08:54:56AM -0400, Paul Keating wrote:
> LOL. I update my resume almost weekly. 

We run HP's EVA hardware now.  At least I know when I deprovision a LUN
I know which hosts I'm taking it away from.  I don't know exactly which
LUN on the host it is - I still have to rely on either a host agent or
the sysadmin telling me the truth - but at least I know which host I'm
working with.  And yes, the sysadmins can get confused especially if you
have to translate hex to decimal.  We've been close but haven't ripped
functioning storage out from anybody yet.  We have allocated the same
lun to different hosts by mistake (it wasn't me!) and corrupted the
volume.  That was back in our EMC days - it's impossible to do that by
mistake in the EVA software (but there are other ways to screw it up!).


> Paul
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: veritas-bu-admin AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu 
> > [mailto:veritas-bu-admin AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu] On Behalf Of 
> > Lewick, Taylor
> > Sent: August 4, 2005 4:24 PM
> > To: Ed Wilts
> > Cc: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
> > Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] Storage Reporting Software
> > 
> > Example...  In ECC 5.2 on a DMX array, I would like to 
> > deprovision some
> > previously assigned LUNs from an old host.  But, how do I 
> > know they are
> > really ready to be deassigned and not in use by another host?  Because
> > if they are and I pull out the storage, its update resume time...

Ed Wilts, Mounds View, MN, USA
mailto:ewilts AT ewilts DOT org