Continuing on the theme of Frozen from last time, it's still freezing (literally) here in the state of Maryland, USA. The temperature today is supposed to crawl up to 32F/0C and we'll be lucky to get that high despite the abundant sunshine. At least the trend for solar gain is headed in the right direction. We're now exactly one week away from changing over to the half of the year when the sun is strongest in the Norther Hemisphere, thanks to the Vernal Equinox.
And speaking of changing over, I had an interesting exchange with my buddy Byron from our ATS group (and I'm putting a plug in for their great set of webinars). The question came to me about changing a disk system over from direct connection (via a SAN typically) to servers, to being virtualized behind the IBM SAN Volume Controller (or other Storwize family members, such as the Storwize V7000). Does the SVC require that we have to reboot the server? The answer is no, the SVC/Storwize code does not require that. However, the operating system on the server may need it - say if it is changing multipath drivers, then it would be necessary. So the answer is, our code doesn't require it, but check to see if the server can handle it.
As for me, I could use a change in the weather. As my brother Fred says, "Stupid Groundhog!".