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Configuring COMSTAR to Provide Local iSCSI Storage (OTN Garage)
Alexandre Borges walks you through the steps to configure the Common Multiprotocol SCSI TARget (COMSTAR) capability in Oracle Solaris 11 to provide local iSCSI storage to Windows, Linux, and Mac clients.
posted Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:46:21 +0000
A Simple Way to Become Familiar with Oracle VM VirtualBox (OTN Garage)
Pradyumma Dash provides just the information you need to start using VirtualBox, and keeps out the information you don't. Understanding its architecture, how to install it on Linux, how to play with VM's, how to use virtual networking and virtual storage, and more.
posted Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:56:46 +0000
Blog: Back Up To Tape The Way You Shop For Groceries
Writing to tape in the wrong way results in very slow tape drive performance and imposes unnecessary wear on the tape drive and the media, especially when writing small files. The good news is not all tape drives behave this way when writing small files. Brian Zents explains.
posted Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:49:11 +0000
Tech Article: How to Get Best Performance from Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
How to configure disk storage, clustering, CPU and L1/L2 caching size, networking, and filesystems for optimal performance on the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance. First in a series of best practices for ZFS Storage Appliance
posted Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:17:00 +0000
Tech Article: How to Build a Web-Based Storage Solution with Oracle Solaris 11.1
Have you ever wanted to build a cloud just to see if you can? Turns out it's not that difficult. Install Oracle Solaris 11.1 on your laptop via VirtualBox, set up a little ZFS storage, a little access control, and configure AjaXplorer so you and your friends can manage your files. Don't neglect to drop phrases like "Download that from the cloud I just built" into casual conversation.
posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:37:42 +0000
Video Interview: The Top Capabilities of ZFS Storage Appliance Explained
Nancy Hart describes her favorite capabilities about the ZFS Storage Appliance, and Jeff Wright explains how each of them works. They cover Hybrid Columnar Compression, Direct NFS (makes data transfer more efficient), Remote Direct Memory Access, Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol (database aware of the storage and vice versa), DTrace Analytics to optimize deployments, and more.
posted Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:55:02 +0000
Blog: Is Tape Storage Still Harder to Manage Than Disk Storage?
Brian Zents describes some of the latest capabilities in Oracle Storagetek tape systems that make them an interesting alternative to disk drives.
posted Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:55:09 +0000
Tech Article: How to Multiply the Capacity of Oracle Storage Systems
Hybrid columnar compression can effectively multiply your storage capacity by 10-15 times, increasing performance and reducing your hardware costs. It's available on Oracle's Pillar Axiom storage systems. Tom Luckenbach walks you through the steps to set it up.
posted Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:44:26 +0000
Blog: Do You Know Where Your Data Has Been?
Oracle T10000C Data Integrity Validation (DIV) uses hardware-assisted CRC checks to ensure that data, regardless of where it's coming from, is written correctly the first time and with much greater efficiency. Brian Zents explains.
posted Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:54:28 +0000
Tech Article: How to Put Oracle Solaris Zones on Shared Storage for Easy Cloning
We liked this blog so much when Jeff Victor first posted it, that we turned it into a bonafide OTN tech article. You might recognize it. It's about ZOSS: zones on shared storage. Why? When you configure a zone on shared storage, you can quickly clone it on any server that uses that storage. Jeff explains how.
posted Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:03:39 +0000

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