United Airlines Mileage Plus/Points.com Information Disclosure

(Update: Less than 24 hours after posting this blog entry United Airlines fixed the problem described, and a password is now required to access the site in question.  It's a pity it took over 18 months and eventually public disclosure to get the issue fixed, but at least it is…

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Snapshot Changes in XtremIO X2

I've written previously about how Snapshots (and snapshot refresh) works in XtremIO. With XtremIO X2 we changed the way a few of the snapshot-related concepts work in order to simplify things, as well as to add some additional use cases that were not possible previously.…

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Querying Performance Data from the XtremIO REST API

(If you're not already famaliar with using the XtremIO REST API, then I'd suggest reading my series on using it first) XtremIO has a very powerful API for accessing performance data from the XMS, but it can be a little difficult to get your head around. The REST API Guide…

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XtremIO X1 and VMware - APD v’s PDL

In general, when a Storage Controller is shutting down for any reason, XtremIO X1 will send a "Logical Unit Not Supported" SCSI response code (0x5/0x25) in response to any requests received by that storage controller from a connected host. This could be just a single SC shutdown…

#Tags: xtremio, vmware, APD, PDL

Hidden City Ticketing

Recently there has been a lot of talk around a method of saving on airfares called "Hidden City Ticketing". Whilst Hidden City Ticketing can save money, there are a number of catches when it comes to using it - catches that can cause extreme difficulties and extra cost…

#Tags: travel, hidden-city, airlines

REST API Scripting with curl

I've stated previously that using curl for accessing the XtremIO REST API (or any API!) isn't ideal as it's difficult to handle errors returned by the API. Below is a BASH function that can help with this. It takes the options for a REST API call, and returns an error…

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