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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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List of Things to Remember

I have found, during my work with massively complex system environments, that there are a few top issues that can affect configuration management. Here are some of them:

  • Set the explicit disk to use when installing via JumpStart server.

  • Check for all patches!

  • Read all of the release notes.

  • May need to access to a 10.0.0 network for the Sun StorEdge network FC switch's initial configuration.

  • When using Fibre channel: be aware of hard address vs. boxid vs. target id.

  • When using the Sun StorEdge network FC switch, do not forget to “apply” the changes that were made, as necessary.

  • Set port types on SAN switches before making zones.

  • Use ports 1, 4, 8 .. to connect to Servers, if possible, for better performance under some conditions. ...

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