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Re: VMware VSAN VS the simplicity of hyperconvergence (Yellow Bricks)

I was reading this awesome article by “the other” Scott Lowe. (That is how he calls himself on twitter.) I really enjoyed the article and think it is a pretty fair write-up. Although I’m not sure I really agree with some of the statements or conclusions d ...
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Conference 2013: Affordable 100% Flash Storage Delivers Performance & Simplicity for VMware - YouTube 35:55 Purestorage

Session title: Affordable 100% Flash Storage Delivers Performance & Simplicity for VMwareSpeaker: Vaughn Stewart / Pure Storage

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Installing the Home Lab – Installing the Synology Syslog Server

In this post we are going to configure the Synology Syslog server so that we can get rid of the message below that occurs because my servers use the SanDisk Cruzer Fit USB drives

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VSAN Part 11 – Shutting down the VSAN cluster

In a post on the vSphere blog, I spoke about how to use maintenance mode. As a follow on request, a number of people asked me how they should safely shutdown a VSAN cluster. In this post, I will address that question and share my observations.

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PernixData FVP Remote Cache Access (Frank Denneman)

A lot of the initial attention goes to the write-back function when we demonstrate FVP and that’s expected since no other acceleration platform that is currently available is capable of doing this. However, when discussing remote flash access functionalit ...
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Testing QNAP TS-670 SSD Cache Feature with vSphere 5.5

After a first article about the QNAP TS-670 and vSphere 5.5, it’s now time for some additional testing. The TS-670 is equipped with a SSD caching feature which allows you to configure two SSD disks as cache drives. This should increase the performance of ...
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EMC XtremIO management console walkthrough (Virtualization Tips)

Last week I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on an XtremIO brick from EMC. These bricks were just released to the general public a couple of weeks ago and before that they were nearly impossible to get your hands on one. I have only had limited ...
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Infinio Accelerator 1.0 (vInfrastructure Blog)

Some days ago I’ve got an interesting conf with Eric Keohan and Jonathan Klick about the Infinioproduct for storage acceleration in a VMware environment. Infinio is a start-up and began in 2011 when Columbia computer science professor Vishal Misra and hi ...
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PowerCLI Getting LUN paths when using EMC PowerPath/VE

A few weeks back I wanted to verify some path counts per LUN. This is typically pretty easy and something that can be written as a one liner using standard PowerCLI cmdlets as such:...

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The top 5 alternatives to XtremIO

If a well-funded startup came to you and asked you to bet your business on a brand-new architecture and product, what would you say? “I’ll wait” is a likely answer. So why is it any different when that start up product comes from EMC? You could argue tha ...
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VMware vSphere 5.5 vSAN beta ineligable disks

While building my home lab to use vSAN and NSX following Cormac Hogans's great instructions, I've encountered an issue that the disk I am trying to use for vSAN are not showing as available. In the "Cluster/Manage/Virtual SAN/Disk Management" under Disk G ...
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Installing the HomeLab – Creating and Configuring an iSCSI Distributed Switch for VMware Multipathing

In an earlier post I configured my Synology DS1513+ Storage server for iSCSI and enabled it for Multi-Pathing, in this post I will show you how to create and configure a vDS (vSphere Distributed Switch) for iSCSI use and how to enable Multipathing to use ...
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Enabling or disabling a Virtual SAN cluster (2058322)

This article provides steps to enable or disable Virtual SAN on a cluster.Note: vSphere 5.5 includes Virtual SAN as an experimental feature. You can perform testing with Virtual SAN, but it is not supported for use in a production environment.

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How to Configure Flash Read Cache on one Host

Flash Read Cache is a new feature found in 5.5 to centralize the management and configuration of flash based devices such as pci-e flash cards or SAS/Sata SSDs. These local devices can now be used to enhance the performance of esxi hosts by storing the ho ...
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Removing a disk group from a VSAN host (Yellow Bricks)

I had been playing around with my VSAN cluster for a bit the last couple of weeks and it literally has become messy. I created many VMs and many snapshots and removed many of those again, all of this while pulling cables of servers and pulling disks. Basi ...
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How to Troubleshoot Your Virtual SAN (VSAN) (VMware TV 59:35)

VMware Staff Engineer shares best practices of how to troubleshoot your virtual storage area network (VSAN). In this webinar you will learn how to save time when you troubleshoot your virtual SAN.

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Virtual SAN (VSAN) and the End User Computing Use Case (VMware TV 42:09)

Learn how Virtual SAN changes the landscape of your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Gain valuable insight in this webinar led by VMware EUC Product Manager, Narasimha Krishnakumar

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Virtual SAN Hardware Guidance Part 1 – Solid State Drives

With the advent of VMware Virtual SAN, there have been many questions around the type of server hardware that should be used to support and configure a Virtual SAN environment. While at GA this may be as easy as choosing the appropriate Ready No ...
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How to upgrade to the latest VSAN Beta Refresh of RVC on Windows?

A variety of new updates can be found in the latest VSAN Beta Refresh including a new RVC (Ruby vSphere Console) namespace called SPBM (Storage Policy Based Management) that allows users manage and configure VM Storage Policies. However, this update is cu ...
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Installing the Home Lab – Configuring Synology iSCSI Storage

In earlier posts we have installed and configured vCenter 5.5 as well as assigning hosts to it, in this next post we are going to configure our iSCSI storage to allow us to later setup Multi-Pathing from our hosts to our storage. In my home lab I am usin ...
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