Category Archives: Storage

Storage : How to access the serial console on Dell PowerStore

Dell PowerStore does not feature a traditional console port. Instead, it has a “service port” which is IPMI based. Therefore, to access the console, you need to use Serial-over-Ethernet with IPMI Tool. 1. Get ipmitool from Dell Web site ; 2. Change your network adapter IP configuration to the following : ip netmask… Read More »

Web: ownCloud Transactional file locking should be configured

Getting the following notice from your ownCloud administrator account setting page? Transactional file locking should be configured ownCloud have the capability of managing file/folder locking on its own, on top of the filesystem. This is a must-have feature especially for large, busy, multi-users servers, and especially when users use their account on multiple devices. You… Read More »

Windows : How to retrieve Fiber Channel interface WWNs

Here is a simple PowerShell command that will output the FC host adapter interface WWNs. Get-WmiObject -class MSFC_FCAdapterHBAAttributes -namespace “root\WMI” | ForEach-Object {(($_.NodeWWN) | ForEach-Object {“{0:x}” -f $_}) -join “:”} If your interface have two ports, both will be output in order. This command have been successfully tested with QLogic adapters on Windows 2012 and… Read More »

Linux : How to setup client/server NFS on SuSE

This post will cover the complete installation and setup of a NFS client and server on SuSE Linux. By default, the system include the NFS client but not the server. First of all, make sure that NFS traffic is allowed if you are running any firewall on the client/server machine. You can achieve this through… Read More »

Windows : NTFS Warning The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.

Having repeated NTFS warning entries in EventViewer as the one below? Log Name: System Source: Ntfs Event ID: 57 Task Category: (2) Level: Warning Description: The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur. This indicate an issue with the filesystem recovery mechanism and the filesystem might not be fault tolerant… Read More »

FabricOS : Warning port 0, domain IDs overlap on Brocade FC

As you probably wanted to extend your Brocade fiber channel fabric by connecting your existing switch to a new one, you probably noticed the following behaviour : 1. The port is blinking (green light) 2. The following message can be shown in the event log : Warning port 0, domain IDs overlap. Switch 19 1 FABR-1001… Read More »