Friday, 21 February 2014

Tools & Tips

Solaris 10 Disk Slicing

After successfully discovering and attaching SAN LUNs you have to partition them. Follow below mentioned steps to slice Solaris 10 partitions. 

#Log in as root
(a)          #Format
0. c0t0d0 <SUN300G cyl 46873 alt 2 hd 20 sec 625>solaris/pci@0,600000/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/scsi@1/sd@0,0
1. c4t60A99xxx572D4436476F6F6465502D46d0 <NETAPP-LUN-YYYY cyl 2046 alt 2 hd 16 sec 128>/scsi_vhci/ssd@g60a99xxx572d4436476f6f6465502d46
2. c4t60A99xxx572D4436476F6F646551527Ad0 <NETAPP-LUN-YYYY cyl 6398 alt 2 hd 16 sec 2048> /scsi_vhci/ssd@g60a99xxx572d4436476f6f646551527a
3. c4t60A99xxx572D4436476F6F6465515278d0 <NETAPP-LUN-YYYY cyl 6398 alt 2 hd 16 sec 2048> /scsi_vhci/ssd@g60a99xxx572d4436476f6f6465515278
4. c4t60A99xxx572D4436476F6F6465515274d0 <NETAPP-LUN-YYYY cyl 6398 alt 2 hd 16 sec 2048>/scsi_vhci/ssd@g60a99xxx572d4436476f6f6465515274
5. c4t60A99xxx572D4436476F6F6465515272d0 <NETAPP-LUN-YYYY cyl 6398 alt 2 hd 16 sec 1024>/scsi_vhci/ssd@g60a99xxx572d4436476f6f6465515272
6. c4t60A99xxx572D4436476F6F6465515276d0 <NETAPP-LUN-YYYY cyl 6398 alt 2 hd 16 sec 2048>/scsi_vhci/ssd@g60a99xxx572d4436476f6f6465515276
7. c4t60A99xxx572D4436476F6F6465506658d0 <NETAPP-LUN-YYYY cyl 2046 alt 2 hd 16 sec 128> /scsi_vhci/ssd@g60a99xxx572d4436476f6f6465506658
8. c4t60A99xxx572D4436476F6F6465506658d0 <NETAPP-LUN-YYYY cyl 2046 alt 2 hd 16 sec 128> /scsi_vhci/ssd@g60a99xxx572d4436476f6f6465506658


How to perform VNX 5300 Unified Health checkups



Run below mentioned commands after configuring VNX Unified Storage System. These logs comes handy for future reference. 


Friday, 14 February 2014

How to Initialize EMC VNX 5300 (Block) box

How to Initialize EMC VNX 5300 (Block) box



Prerequisite: 
Before you begin you need following items

ü  IP address & Subnet mask for SPA
ü  IP address & Subnet mask for SPB
ü  Site Name / Location
ü  IPv6 configuration
ü  Default Username & Password
ü  EMC Unisphere Storage System Initialization Wizard
ü  Switch & 3 patch cords

For VNX Unified system you don’t need a switch. You can initialize it by connecting directly to the control station (CS0) management port.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Not so smartphone


A few weeks back, I heard one of my colleague announced that it is now a possibility that you can be tracked by your cellular phone even it is turned off. To be honest I was pretty optimistic about that it is not possible. But later when I heard the same from someone more reliable, I got curious to find out more about this phenomenon.