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Build vSAN VMware vSphere Lab using PowerCLI

Here is my first contribution as far as any PowerCLI scripts go. I am myself just learning finally so I will share with everyone as I am learning. Obviously feel free to educate me on any changes that could be made to make this better or to add more functionality. It is not a complete […]

Getting Started with vSAN in VMware vSphere 5.5

As you may or may not know VMware announced the new vSAN with vSphere 5.5. vSAN is currently in public beta but it is very easy to get started testing it out in your new vSphere 5.5 environment. First thing you should do is head over here and get signed up to get your license […]

A closer look at EMC ViPR

I’ve been presenting at a number of conferences over the past number of weeks/months, both internal and external. While a lot of my sessions have focused around Virtual SAN (VSAN), I got a number of questions around whether or not the new Software Defined Storage product from EMC, ViPR, competes with or complements Virtual SAN. […]

VMware Has To Step Up On NFS

VMware brought long-awaited storage improvements in the most recent version of vSphere, most significantly VSAN and the Flash Read Cache. However, several significant promises remain unfulfilled. It’s time for VMware to upgrade its support for file storage (as opposed to block storage) and embrace the pioneering vendors who are building storage systems specifically for the virtualization environment. To […]

A Review of Horizon View 5.3 Limits and Maximums

Giving continuity to my Horizon View Limits and Maximums series (VMware View 4.0 | VMware View 5.0 | Horizon View 5.2) I am now releasing an updated version for Horizon View 5.3. As an administrator or architect you should always ensure your designs are within the product’s Maximums and Limits in order to be entitled to VMware Support. […]

VMware: Virtual SAN & Disk Groups

I had a number of questions and queries on VSAN over the past week at VMworld 2013 in Europe. Many of these questions related to the role of disk groups. I will try to answer a number of them in this post. The first question is what purpose do disk groups serve? Disk groups may […]

Virtual SAN & support for VMware Horizon View Desktops

We had an interesting announcement here at VMworld EMEA yesterday, where the audience was told that Horizon View version 5.3 will support and have interoperability with Virtual SAN (VSAN). This was a timely announcement as our performance engineering team just released some very impressive VDI numbers using VMware’s new Virtual SAN storage system and View […]

Why Infrastructure Is Converging

Converged infrastructure is hot! In September alone, Cisco purchased Whiptail to “accelerate Cisco …momentum in converged infrastructure,” VMware announced VSAN, VCE unveiled “true” converged infrastructure, and Nutanix won Best of VMworld – Gold for the 3rd year in a row. But what exactly is converged infrastructure, and why is its importance escalating? Convergence Defined The […]

Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform compared to VMware VSAN 1.0

This post is part of a series of posting on the VMworld 2013 announcements. See this post for an overview of what has been announced. At VMworld 2013 VMware announced a new product named Virtual SAN or VSAN. VSAN allows to create a distributed storage out of local storage. VSAN is an additional solution in […]

What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Storage

As with any vSphere launch, there are a bunch of new storage related features announced. This year a little different as there are some considerable updates which I wanted to share with you. Virtual SAN (VSAN) vSphere Flash Read Cache 62TB VMDKs and vRDMs 16Gbit FC E2E Support Microsoft Cluster Services Enhancements PDL AutoRemove VAAI […]

Virtual SANs: Scale Out’s Next Iteration

Storage system design often seems as if it’s stuck in the Big Iron era of mainframes, a consolidated world of enormous, expensive machines managed by a high priesthood of experts. Yet as computing has become virtualized and democratized, with distributed systems knitted into self-service clouds where every developer can create his own dedicated sandbox, mainframes have […]

PHD Virtual’s FREE Utilities

PHD Virtual have had several free utilities for some time now but i thought I would shine a light on them as they are very useful! VirtualSAN Virtual SAN appliance for VMware ESX 3 Server provides the benefits of shared VMFS storage without the cost of a SAN. Utilizing otherwise unused local storage in the […]

Set up your first Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Host

Now that Windows Server 2012 is the current release of Windows server, you may decide that your next Microsoft virtualization host is going to run the latest version of Hyper-V. The article covers what may be familiar territory for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V administrators-the basic setup of a single virtualization host. There are a few […]

QLogic’s Frees SSDs from Server Slavery with Mt. Rainier

Qlogic’s Mt. Rainier connects multiple server-based SSDs into what amounts to a virtual SAN, freeing them from single-application dominance to provide very high-speed, aggregated storage capacity across the data center, says Ryan Klein, senior director at the Fibre Channel and Ethernet switch, adapter, and chip provider. He and Cameron Brett, QLogic’s director of solutions marketing, […]

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