All posts by this Michael Rakitin

Posted by Michael Rakitin on September 30, 2019
Fixing reset to device error when running the LSI_SAS controller

This article provides steps that need to be performed in order to fix reset to device error when running the LSI_SAS controller.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
Recommended RAID settings for HDD and SSD disks

This article provides guidance on the settings for RAID array creation in case of using SSD or HDD disks for the best performance results with StarWind VSAN.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
How to restart/shutdown servers with StarWind VSAN installed

This article describes the steps to restart or shutdown servers with StarWind VSAN installed to perform scheduled maintenance works (for installing software updates, hardware changes, servers relocation, etc.)
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
StarWind Appliances: Quick Start Guide

This document helps to get started with StarWind Appliances. It provides detailed instructions and steps which should be done to prepare StarWind HyperConverged or Storage Appliances for the final configuration with StarWind support.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
LSFS Container Technical Description

This article provides technical description and explanation for LSFS container. Also, it contains a list of requirements for LSFS devices.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
StarWind Virtual SAN® L1 and L2 caches. Operational principles

This document reveals StarWind’s approach to L1 and L2 cache memory and the ways it’s implemented. The technical paper also contains information on two basic cache policies (Write-Back and Write-Through), as well as gives recommendations on what policy to choose for the highest performance. The document also provides clarity on the interaction of L1 and L2 caches.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
StarWind Virtual SAN Asynchronous Replication. Configuration Scenarios

This article provides information and explanation for Asynchronous Replication configuration scenarios.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on September 18, 2018
iSCSI Targets Access Rights in StarWind VSAN

This article describes the access rights settings for the StarWind VSAN targets.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on February 1, 2018
StarWind Targets and Linux Open iSCSI Initiator

This article describes how to solve “mounting issue” of StarWind devices in Linux Open iSCSI Initiator for VTL, Physical Tapes, RAW images.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 15, 2018
Protect your environment against Spectre and Meltdown

Every systems and storage administrator wants to protect one’s environment from Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, which affect not only Windows PCs, but servers as well.
Most major vendors (Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, etc.) have published detailed information about the vulnerabilities and updates, which fix the issue. Other vendors also work on the issue resolution.
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