Using persistent binding vs. default binding conventions

Always use "persistent binding" in your SAN. Never ever allow "default binding."

In a Solaris environment, for example, you should try to assign a specific SCSI_Tid to each RAID or JBOD. Use WWN to SCSI_Tid binding.

Make sure you get your supplier to help you understand this.

Plan this before the first box arrives.

About the author: Renate Schaub works for Revita Kosmetik.

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