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22 Apr 2010 Get Better Storage Performance [22962]
Avoid Misalignment Resulting from Disk Partitioning Software

"Because of disk partitioning software on your storage clients or a mismatch between storage configuration and application request pattern, you could be suffering a 2-4X performance degradation," writes Roch Bourbonnais in his blog "Proper Alignment for extra Performance." While he credits the Sun Storage 7000 server line with great flexibility in selecting different blocksizes for different use within a single pool of storage, he notes that the line has no control on the offset that could be selected during disk partitioning of block devices on client systems. Care must be taken, he urges, when partitioning disks to avoid misalignment and degraded performance. Using full LUNs is preferred.
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12 Apr 2010 New Version of the Sun Unified Storage Simulator [23032]
Adds Support for VirtualBox

A new version of the Sun Storage 7000 simulator, now known as Oracle's Sun Unified Storage Simulator, is available with support changes. This release of the simulator provides support for VirtualBox and drops its support for VMware, reports Fishworks Engineer Adam Leventhal. This freely downloadable simulator is a way for users to install and manage a virtual storage system on any laptop or desktop and experience the Oracle-Sun Open Storage.
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02 Apr 2010 The New Replication Framework in Sun Storage 7000 2010.Q1 [22965]
Fishworks Engineer Offers a Behind-the-scenes Look at Design Considerations

The Sun Storage 7000 2010.Q12 release is the fourth major software update in just over a year. The remote replication feature is one of the most complex in the management software, writes Fishworks Engineering team member Dave Pacheco, who provides a look at how this feature can be applied to solve various business issues along with an overview of the design goals that must be met in order to fulfill customers' objectives.
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26 Mar 2010 Oracle Grid Control and Sun Storage 7000 Appliances [22941]
Bridging the Gap with Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Controller 1.0

Sun Storage 7000 Management Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Controller creates a coupling between the enterprise-wide monitoring provided by Oracle Grid Control and the monitoring and analytics provided by Sun Storage 7000 Appliances, writes blogger Paul Monday. He explains further that the goal of the plug-in to Oracle Grid Control is to facilitate a Database Administrator in their use of Sun Storage 7000 Appliances without attempting to reproduce the world-class analytics available within Sun Storage 7000 Appliances.
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22 Mar 2010 Content Updates for the Sun Storage 7000 2010.Q1 Release [22966]
Documentation Updates Listed, Links Provided

Major release Sun Storage 7000 2010.Q1 comes with multiple content updates, and Michelle Luna on the Fishworks team shares a progress report of the content development for the 7000 platform along with links to some important documentation updates. Luna gives users of the platform valuable information on resources and this article lists some of the revisions that may of interest to Oracle-Sun Open Storage users.
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