Taming a Legacy Application with Docker

I’ll be the first one to admit that I have been spoiled by programmable infrastructure. It becomes easy to forget that not too long ago we used to spend hours upon hours on installing a physical server or VM, when nowadays all it takes is a simple docker run to do so many things.

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Generating virtual FC WWPNs for a storage lab

At work, I encountered an interesting problem: While testing the Fibre Channel (FC) scalability of a storage product, we needed to create a lot of FC connections between hosts and the storage system. This would in turn require a large number of FC Initiators, each of which having a unique World-Wide Port Name (WWPN).

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