Tag Archives: CCIE Storage

Simultaneously using iSLB and iSCSI initiators

There is an interesting pitfall I discovered today while configuring iSLB and iSCSI initiators simultaneously. Take the following iSLB configuration: Host is WIN1, IP address 10.0.0.1, iqn.initiator-win1 iSLB portal is 10.0.1.1 islb initiator name iqn.initiator-win1 vsan 20 vsan 30 target … Continue reading

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IVR and FSPF Cost – Don’t forget to add 1

In my studying for CCIE Storage I have read much on FSPF.  Having come from a routing and switching background, FSPF cost is very similar to spanning tree cost.  FSPF is a standard fibre channel protocol that is used by … Continue reading

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CCIE Storage Written Passed!

On 4/2/2010 I have finally passed the CCIE Storage Written exam, re-certifying my CCIE R&S and making me a candidate for the lab.  I obviously cannot talk about any details of the test, but I will give some advise that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fibre Channel Bench Reference

If I have not done already, I will be posting a list of book resources I am using for preparation of CCIE Storage.  Basically I read quite a few books, including both Ciscopress books on storage networking.  What is very … Continue reading

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