Infortrend


07

Dec 2023

Labeling LUNs more easily

In a recent post about expanding a volume, we covered a slow but sure way of making that LUNs are labeled so that we know which LUN in our volume config corresponds to which LUN in our RAID config.  Bringing them on one by one definitely works, but takes time and many MDC restarts.  While I was working on that, my coworker found a better...

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05

Dec 2023

Expanding an Xsan volume

We just expanded a volume for a customer, adding 2 times their existing storage.  Apple does have a short section on the process in the Xsan Management Guide for Mac v1.2, but there are several other things to consider when doing this. The first is sizing.  When expanding a volume, you are adding storage pools.  Ideally for performance all the storage pools should be the...

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