Home > Lefthand > Lefthand SAN – Lessons learned

Lefthand SAN – Lessons learned

Hi, I have moved this blog to the new site frankdenneman.nl.
The new home for this article is: http://frankdenneman.nl/2009/10/lefthand-san-lessons-learned/
Apologies for the inconvenience

  1. Dave
    January 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Sorry to relight an old thread, but i was doing some math of IOPS per disk using Rainer’s numbers and it seems like there are less IOPS per disk with the larger 12 bay chassis. Do we know if both of these are the same type of drive or is this an expected finding?

  2. Jonathan
    February 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Hello Frank, I serioulsy never do this, but I just had to stop and say thank you for publishing this article. I have recently purchased the 2-node P4500 SAN to replace our EMC AX150i. Few things are as tedious and frustrating as mining through documentation and trying to figure everything out yourself. I found the help files that come with the CMC to be insufficient and your post hits on all the key points to which I was looking for clarification, understandibly and without a bunch of fluff. Thanks again.

    • Frank Denneman
      February 26, 2010 at 7:43 pm


      Thank you for the kind words!
      Thats the reason why im writing, so im glad my writings helped someone.

      Just a heads up, but I have discontinued this blog and I’m now blogging at http://frankdenneman.nl

  3. Ross Cavanagh
    March 3, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Thanks for the article, and I also did read http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2009/09/a-multivendor-post-on-using-iscsi-with-vmware-vsphere.html [the updated version or the one you had linked to]. Just not sure how different these types of setups relate if you are using the VSA instead of the P4000 [or other pre-built systems].

    Mainly, I want to try and find out, does everything still apply when you throw the LeftHand VSA into the mix?

  4. Tony Burrous
    March 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    To anyone who knows,

    I’m trying to locate the LeftHand SAN User Manual that is referenced within the LeftHand thread. I have been unable to locate this specific documentation within HP or via Google.


Comment pages
  1. December 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm
  2. January 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm
  3. February 3, 2010 at 8:45 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: