Welcome to Episode 1 in a series around information for you regarding EMC FAST! (Something I’m extremely excited about)
I know a lot of you are looking for materials and information regarding FAST – There are numerous questions you have regarding this and since a lot of you are self-starters, I’m going to tell you what information I directly know about today, and where to get it!
The documents below require credentials on EMC’s PowerLink – so please keep that in mind when it comes to accessing the links!
- Implementing Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Standard Provisioning Environments
- EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix Array Controls CLI Product Guide
- Theory and Best Practices for FAST: Performance and Planning (This is a GREAT document, I’m reading it right now!)
- Best Practices for Fast, Simple Capacity Allocation with EMC Symmetrix Virtual Provisioning
- Symmetrix Management Console (SMC) online help and FAST Wizards
- Symmetrix Performance Analyzer (SPA) online help
- Storage Tiering using Microsoft SQL Server and Symmetrix V-Max with Enginuity 5874
- Storage Tiering using Microsoft Exchange Server and Symmetrix V-Max with Enginuity 5874
- Symmetrix Storage Tiering for Oracle Databases using Virtual LUN and FAST technologies with Enginuity 5874
- Symmetrix Storage Tiering for VMware using Symmetrix V-Max and FAST Technologies
- Symmetrix Storage Tiering with DB2 for z/OS Systems using Virtual LUN and Fast Technologies
- Symmetrix Storage Tiering for DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Databases using Virtual LUN and FAST Technologies
- Symmetrix Storage Tiering for SAP using Virtual LUN and FAST Technologies with Enginuity 5874
- Other amazing links and use cases I was able to find!
- EMC Tiered Storage for Microsoft SQL Server 2008—Enabled by EMC Symmetrix V-Max with FAST
- WP: Building the Virtualization Information Infrastructure—Technology Concepts and Business Considerations
- WP: EMC Tiered Storage for SAP: A New Way to Optimize with Use Cases for EMC Symmetrix V-Max with FAST and Virtual LUN—Applied Technology
- Clipper Group: EMC Rolls Out Fully Automated Storage Tiering and Other Storage Enhancements
- EMC Ionix ControlCenter 6.1 Admin guide – includes steps around FAST
- ESG: Enabling Next Generation Tiered Storage With FAST – Video
Whoa, wait a minute – Are you saying there is already a Best Practices guide and solutions already built out for every major application under the sun? (psst, yes I am saying that :))
I’ve provided these direct links using PowerLink and a Partner account (not employee) – Please advise if for whatever reason you’re unable to find something and I’ll be sure to get that taken care of and the document in front of you! Also, if you come across a document I missed and you think should be included, raise the roof and let me know and I’ll be sure to get it featured here! Not to mention if you find a particular document to be overly useful, feel free to comment on that fact, I’d love to know which would be a better doc to re-read or recc’ to others!
I’m really excited about this and your questions are what will make me and the whole community as a whole a lot more knowledgeable around this subject! So Keep em coming!