Mangalyaan – India’s race for space success

Mangalyaan – India’s race for space success

Introduction- Many many congratulations to ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) team for making Mangalyaan successful!. we are proud of you all!   Short story of Mangalyaan!- India’s maiden mission to Mars, the Mangalyaan, has arrived in orbit after a 300-day marathon covering over 670 million kilometres. “India will become the first Asian country to have …

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How to create CIFS/Windows share on NetApp Storage

How to create CIFS/Windows share on NetApp Storage

Introduction- We can access NetApp volume using CIFS/SMB just like windows share. It is very useful to use NetApp storage in mixed environment of Linux/Windows or on Windows based Products. Step 1) Creating NetApp volume or use Qtree First we need to create  “/vol/mycifs_share” netapp volume or you can use qtree as well. Please refer …

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Selecting virtual SCSI Controllers for Disks (VMware VM)

Selecting virtual SCSI Controllers for Disks (VMware VM)

Introduction- To access virtual disks, a virtual machine uses virtual SCSI controllers. Each virtual disk that a virtual machine can access through one of the virtual SCSI controllers resides in the VMFS datastore, NFS-based datastore, or on a raw disk. The choice of SCSI controller does not affect whether your virtual disk is an IDE …

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NetApp Product Overview

NetApp Product Overview

Introduction – NetApp is leading provider of high speed/performance SAN/NAS storage. I’m working on various NetApp Products since past 5+ yrs as Storage Admin.  This article gives overview of NetApp Storage products and Technologies… * Data ONTAP – NetApp Data ONTAP is Operating System (OS) running on NetApp Storage. “Data ONTAP” supports Cluster Mode and …

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How to create volume in NetApp and how to NFS export

How to create volume in NetApp and how to NFS export

Introduction– NetApp Storage supports multiple protocols to access data like NFS, CIFS(SMB), FTP and WebDav etc. This article explains how to create NetApp Volume and export using NFS. Step 1) Check Aggr Space and Ping Storage connectivity from server (where u will be mounting volume) – # ping -c5 -M do -s 8972 192.168.0.10 netapp-filer1> …

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How to Import/Export GNU GPG Keys

How to Import/Export GNU GPG Keys

How to Import/Export GPG Keys- Step 1) List GPG Keys – [root@test-host ~]# gpg -kv /root/.gnupg/pubring.gpg ———————— pub  1024D/F9F17DC2 2012-09-27 Test GPG key (Created by Arun) <arun@my.com> sub  2048g/F173E2CC 2012-09-27 pub  1024D/5A6C12B1 2013-02-25 Test2 <abagul@my.com> sub  1024g/CA7BF220 2013-02-25 Step 2) How to Export GPG Key – [root@test-host ~]# gpg –armor –export  –output /tmp/mykey.pub -r ‘5A6C12B1’ …

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Choosing a NIC (Network Adapter) for VM in Vmware ESXi environment

Choosing a NIC (Network Adapter) for VM in Vmware ESXi environment

Introduction- NIC types available for VM  are depends on VM Hardware version and Guest OS (Operating System). When you configure a virtual machine, you can add network adapters (NICs) and specify the adapter type… The following NIC types widely used: E1000 – Emulated version of the Intel 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet NIC, with drivers available in …

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