Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

Announcement: Pillar Axiom Oracle VM Plug-In

Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-in for Pillar Axiom 600 storage system allows you to directly manage an Axiom 600 from within the Oracle VM GUI!  Download it now for FREE!


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Friday Apr 12, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - April 2013 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on "
Update on SPARC Product-Family".

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Thursday Apr 11, 2013

ZFS Storage Appliance: Disk Enclosure Intermix Plan and EOL Dates for Disk Shelves

On 9th of April, we are announcing a plan to support intermixing the new DE2 (24P and 24C) enclosures and legacy DS2 enclosures in the same ZFS Storage Appliance system in September, 2013.

Intermixing disk enclosures will require a specific and prescribed upgrade procedure to existing systems, but can be performed without downtime in the case of cluster systems when an upgrade procedure is carefully followed.

DS2 End of Life

We are also announcing EOL of the DS2 disk enclosure today, with a last order date (LOD) of November 31, 2013. This gives customers approximately seven months to upgrade the capacity of their existing systems with the legacy disk enclosures. Additionally, customers who meet the intermix requirements can upgrade the capacity of their existing 7x20 series systems for at least the next three years by using the new DE2 disk enclosures.

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Description

EOLA

LOD

DS2-0BASE

DS2 Base Chassis

4/9/13

11/30/13

7101765

3TB HDD for DS2

4/9/13

8/31/13

7101274

300GB HDD for DS2

4/9/13

11/30/13

7101276

600GB HDD for DS2

4/9/13

11/30/13

7105023

73GB SSD for DS2

4/9/13

11/30/13

Please read the  ZFS Disk Enclosure Product Bulletin on Oracle HW TRC for more details on this announcement.

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For More Product Information Go To

External: ZFS Storage Appliance Oracle.com page

External: ZFS Storage Appliance OracleTechnicalNetwork.com page

Wednesday Apr 10, 2013

End of Life for Sun Storage Flash Components

Announcing end of life on the following Sun storage flash components:
  • The Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array FMOD (flash modules) capacity upgrade for existing F5100 customers has reached end-of-life (EOL), with the following key dates:
    • EOL: 04/09/2013
    • LOD: 11/30/2013
    • LSD: 12/31/2013
    • EOSL: 12/30/2017
  • The Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Flash Card has reached end-of-life (EOL) April 9, 2013, to be replaced by the higher capacity Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Flash Card, with the following key dates:
    • EOL: 04/09/2013
    • LOD: 11/30/2013
    • LSD: 01/09/2014
    • EOSL: 01/09/2017

Please read the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array FMOD Upgrade EOL Sales Bulletin or the Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Flash Card EOL Sales Bulletin Oracle HW TRC for more details on these announcements.

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SPARC T5/M5-32 Partner Technical Training Replay

If you were unable to attend the SPARC T5/M5-32 Partner Technical Training session on April 4th or if you just want to review some of the content again the link is now available at:  SPARC T5/M5 Technical Training

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