Monday, November 5, 2007

A nice thing

Very short posting tonight. Polyserve may be a cross between Schrödinger's cat's box with a IO system written by Heisenberg and MS's junk on top of it all, but if the database stored procedures or methods of getting data in and out of the database are written poorly, it doesn't really matter that Polyserve is involved.

Good computing systems come from transparency and qualify peer review methods. Even the best mainframe DB system can come to a grinding halt if the DBA implemented their code incorrectly.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Why does PS' IO need to be such a black box? Is there any reason they can't publish their IO code so I can see how it interfaces with the Hitachi equipment? NDA's are cool in this case, but I shouldn't have to reverse engineer how SQL attempts to communicate with the disk.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

2nd post

It's been a awhile since I posted, I was enjoying a nice happy life, but then Polyserve struck again. Why does anyone use this piece of junk? It still causes more downtime than it has ever saved! Oh and for all the dumb asses out there.... Disks don't cause file locks, OSs and their odd abstraction layers cause file locks. The disk only does what it is told. "read this sector" or "write this sector", it has no ability to keep track of files. Unless the Polyserve experts somehow have created super intellegant FC disk that didn't exist when they were installed sereral years before PS ever came into the datacenter.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

First Post

I've had it, I Google Polyserve and all I see are stories about how great it is and HP bought it. Well, this blog is for those of us to deal with it day in and day out and hate it with a passion. It seems to cause more downtime than in prevents, messes with SANs in odd ways, and is a pain to backup up.

If any other loathers of Polyserve find this, please, please post. Any if any fans find it, I'd also like you to help convince the rest of us why this is worth it. I know that many a manager thinks it's the greatest thing ever (on paper), so I'm more than happy to have people post autonomously. It's easy to get a free gmail account, so go do so and smile at work without anyone knowing who you are.