Archive for the tag 'iSCSI'



Feb 23 2011

MSA 2012i SAN Performance Windows vs Linux

Published by under Storage

I’ve noticed backups are getting slower and slower over time going from 500 to 2500MB/min throughput. I run backups on 2 dedicated RAID0 disks hosted on a iSCSI MSA array first, and duplicate them on tapes. Since I want to use the same array for a new database project, I want to measure and tune […]

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Jan 14 2011

Multipathed iSCSI SAN Disks on Linux

Published by under Linux,Storage

Here are a few steps to configure iSCSI disks on Linux. Although I set this up on a Redhat Enterprise 5.5 connected to an HP MSA 2012i, the whole configuration remains generic and can be applied to any SAN. I will add another post to check how both Linux and Windows perform on the same […]

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Sep 28 2009

TCP Offload

Published by under Windows

TCP Offload Engine (or TOE) transfers network processing load, from the CPU (software) to the network controller (hardware). The network card needs to support TOE such as the HP NC382T. This functionnality is disabled after the server installation.   Check if TOE is enabled   Windows 2003 The activation can only be checked with the […]

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