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    Can't access NAS share from WAN

    Good morning!

    Ran across this problem just recently - can't believe we haven't seen it before.....

    DSS server NAS shares are accessible from the main branch network segment(10.0.0.0). They are...
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    Follow-up on hostname

    I need to check on the hostname issue myself.

    Just cleaning up from a USB-DOM failure where I moved the DOM from the backup server to the production server. I had some replications running but...
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    Datacenter redesign

    Thanks for the info!

    Some Linux-based systems only run hardware discovery on install, forcing a reinstall to recognize new hardware. In this case, it seems the only major issue is NICs being...
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    Datacenter redesign

    Good afternoon, all!

    In my project to redesign my datacenter I want to add network adapters to my current DSS servers. No big deal? Or will I have to back up and reinstall?

    Thanks!

    Gregg
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    NAS authentication

    Good afternoon, all!

    Updating documentation (WOW!) and ran across question: how often does DSS check Active Directory for user and rights info? Does it read on boot, or on each access? If I...
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    Virtual Iron and updated DSS

    Good afternoon, all!

    We're one of the shops still running Virtual Iron, version 4.5.16.11. We're planning a migration to Citrix XenServer, but not until third or fourth quarter. Meanwhile, our...
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    Virtual Iron and build 4786

    Good morning!

    We're still using Virtual Iron v4.5.16.11 and DSS is providing iSCSI VHD's for it. Build 4786 updates the IETD to version 1.4.20.2.

    Before I update, has anyone had problems with...
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    Spiceworks?

    Good afternoon, all!

    We're rolling out Spiceworks to help keep track of our datacenter. Has anyone had experiences to share with monitoring/managing Open-e DSS with Spiceworks?

    Thanks!

    ...
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    Virtual Iron and recent Open-e revs

    Good afternoon!

    We're still running Virtual Iron 4.5.16.11 as our primary virtualization stack, and will be for the foreseeable future, at least a year.

    What's the general experience with the...
  10. Thread: Road Map?

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    Would also like!

    Normally I dislike "me too!" postings, but in this case, numbers make weight, and more responses raise the temperature...

    Gregg
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    Me, too!

    We're re-evaluating alternatives to VI - it's running well for us, but we need a solution that's introducing new technologies and capabilities - and really cheap! We have a couple of Xen servers...
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    Another nice feature would be

    transparent file compression in the NAS.

    The processor is hardly working and on-the-fly compression and CRC checks would enable some really tight file stacking...


    G
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    Update on bandwidth param

    Good afternoon!

    We also have had poor performance on replication over a WAN/slow T1 connection. After perusing several postings relating to replication performance, I still don't have a clear...
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    bump

    wondering what the WAN protocol addresses...
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    Another installment in the ongoing saga

    of DSS - how big a pain would it be to begin integrating a data deduplication function? I'm thinking a file-level application that would only work at the NAS level, and be granular enough for an...
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    Yes, in the GUI it's there. At 12AM it can be...

    Yes, in the GUI it's there. At 12AM it can be kind of blurry, though. It'd be cool to have it in big red letters when you're already groggy.

    And in the console, you're only real clue is the IP...
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    For next update/revision -

    Could we get the server name to show up on the console and the top of the GUI? When you work with multiple servers it helps to know exactly which server you're dealing with...

    Thanks!


    Gregg
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    WAN protocol?

    Good afternoon!

    Quick question about replication over a WAN - the example given in the online help seems to refer to replication over a cloud, that is, there is an internet link between the two...
  19. Replication and failover on a T1 link...

    Good afternoon, all!

    I'm posting this afternoon to kick around a replication and failover scenario we're considering. The bare facts are thus:

    Two DSS v5.3513 servers with both iSCSI and NAS...
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    What's in v6.0?

    Is there any word or doc on what's in v6.x? What changes from the v5.x?
    I'd like to see changes so we can prepare and decide.

    Gregg
  21. Switch auto-negotiates to flow control - will this be a problem?

    Good morning!

    We're moving ahead with our iSCSI initiative. We're using an HP ProCurve 2824 switch carved up into three VLANs. The port settings are auto-negotiating to flow control on the iSCSI...
  22. Documented?

    Good afternoon!

    This is a feature we're very interested in integrating! However, I can't find documentation for where to enable/test/configure/monitor this feature.

    Any pointers on where to...
  23. To quote Gilda Radner...

    "Never mind."

    It's under the IQN drop-down -
  24. Citrix XenServer and Open-e target discovery?

    :confused: Good morning, all!

    I'm testing XenServer with our Open-e DSS installation and I've run into a small problem.

    I have several targets already defined and running on our Virtual Iron...
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    Thanks, guys!

    I'll schedule that for a future Saturday project!


    Gregg
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