What you will learn from this tip: Improve the utilization of your storage area network (SAN) in terms of performance, capacity and availability. These tips can be applied in principal to Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI or InfiniBand block-based SANs, as well as NFS or CIFS file-based network attached storage (NAS) environments.
IP storage: Five tips in five minutes by Andrew Burton
What you will learn from this tip: SearchStorage.com readers frequently ask questions about IP storage. This article offers a collection of expert responses to recent reader queries.
ISCSI SANs: How to alleviate the congestion by Rick Cook
What you will learn from this tip: Careful configuration of an iSCSI SAN will usually preclude most problems. But if network performance is still slow, there are several adapter and switch settings that can help speed things up and alleviate network congestion.
Balancing SATA and SCSI by Rick Cook
What you will learn from this tip:Selecting the right combination of SATA and SCSI disk drives in your system is critical. This tip offers suggestions on how you can strike an effective balance.
SATA drives: Four worst practices by Rick Cook
What you will learn from this tip: SATA drives have a few gotchas. Read about the four common SATA drive mistakes to avoid in your environment.
This was first published in October 2006