Storage – Strip Unit Size

Background A Storage disk's Strip Unit Size is often taken into consideration as one considers storage alignment. So I am finishing up and closing all opened Google's Chrome Tab, and went back and read: Disk Partition Alignment (Sector Alignment) for SQL Server: Part 4: Essentials (Cheat Sheet) http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jimmymay/archive/2008/12/04/disk-partition-alignment-sector-alignment-for-sql-server-part-4-essentials-cheat-sheet.aspx Jimmy May's paper principally deals with Microsoft … Continue reading Storage – Strip Unit Size

Technical: NetApp – MPIO – Path Details

Technical: NetApp - MPIO - Path Details As part of NetApp diagnostic, you might need to dig deep into which paths are actually being used. MPIO Path Details Launch Computer Management In the left panel, Access Storage \ Data OnTap(R) DSM Management \ Disk Management In the right panel, select the Disk Right Click on … Continue reading Technical: NetApp – MPIO – Path Details

NetApp – Data Collection Tool for Windows (ONTAPWinDC.exe)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Ran OnTapWinDC, but unfortunately received an error message: The application has failed to start because its side-by-sideconfiguration is in correct. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail. To fix download and install "Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 redistributable package". For X64 versions, download the … Continue reading NetApp – Data Collection Tool for Windows (ONTAPWinDC.exe)

NetApp – Performance and Statistics Collector (PerfStats)

NetApp - Performance and Statistics Collector (PerfStats) - version 7 Command Line Parameters -f [-f controllername[,controllername1,controllername2,...]] name of the filer   -t [-t time] (sample time per iteration, default 2) Duration of each iteration in minutes -i,m [-i n[,m]] (repeat n times with m minutes between samples, defaults: n=1,m=0) Number of Iterations and wait time … Continue reading NetApp – Performance and Statistics Collector (PerfStats)

NetApp – nSanity

NetApp - nSanity http://support.netapp.com/NOW/download/tools/nsanity/ nSANity Data Collector is a support tool designed to aide users and technical support in troubleshooting complex issues. nSANity is able to collect diagnostic and configuration data from a variety of components including: To get it, you need a NetApp account. Here are a couple of usage documentation. Syntax: nsanity windows:[domain-name]\[user-name]:*@[host-name] … Continue reading NetApp – nSanity

On MS Windows 2008/R2 host, running NetApp perfstats.exe \ Putty plink against Filer is stuck on poststats

On MS Windows 2008/R2 host, running NetApp perfstats.exe \ Putty plink against Filer is stuck on poststats: Poststats on filerHRDB; OS: ONTAP8.0.2 Help came from Almeida: https://communities.netapp.com/message/88172Re: Perfstat hanging almeida Apr 24, 2012 1:10 PM (in response to carstensejer) This is a plink issue. Try an older version (v0.60): http://netapp.nunonet.com/supporttool/plink.exe or use "NetApp Support Tool" to get … Continue reading On MS Windows 2008/R2 host, running NetApp perfstats.exe \ Putty plink against Filer is stuck on poststats

NetApp – PerfState.exe – Errror Message “SSH To Filer fails”

To connect to NetApp and get Performance data you can try using PerfStat.exe from MS Windows Host. In some cases you will get the following error message: SSH To Filer fails To correct re-issue the command and add the -d option. This will place you in debug mode. Here is a screen dump for us: … Continue reading NetApp – PerfState.exe – Errror Message “SSH To Filer fails”