On 13/02/18 15:56, Buterbaugh, Kevin L wrote:

OK, let me try one more time to clarify.  I’m not naming the vendor …
they’re a small maker of commodity storage and we’ve been using their
stuff for years and, overall, it’s been very solid.  The problem in
this specific case is that a major version firmware upgrade is
required … if the controllers were only a minor version apart we
could do it live.

That makes more sense, but still do tell which vendor so I can avoid them. It's 2018 I expect never to need to take my storage down for *ANY* firmware upgrade *EVER* - period.

Any vendor that falls short of that needs to go on my naughty list, for specific checking that this is no longer the case before I ever purchase any of their kit.


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