VMware Horizon with View and Virtual SAN Reference Architecture

This reference architecture is based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations. It uses Dell R720 PowerEdge rack mount servers with local storage to support a scalable and cost-effective VMware Horizon with View linked-clone desktop deployment on VMware … [Read more...]

VeeamON – The World’s Premier Data Center Availability Event

VeeamON 2014 is the world’s first and only event to focus entirely on Availability for the Modern Data Center. An intensive 3-day conference, will include a wide variety of breakout sessions across multiple tracks. Veeam Availability Suite v8 will hopefully be released and will be full of new As an IT professional, … [Read more...]

VMware: vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1c released

This release resolves the following issues related to vCloud Automation Center: Attempts to perform vCloud Automation Center tenant administration operation fail with an error When you attempt to perform any vCloud Automation Center tenant administration operations such as removing an administrator from the default … [Read more...]

You can help to find the truth of MH17. Support open source journalism.

298 children, man, women, fathers, mothers, friends, kids, co-workers, neighbors, loved ones all died because some thug decided to press a button launching a deadly missle which ended flight Malaysian Airlines MH17. What happened next was a disgrace to humanity. Personal belongings were stolen, bodies were not … [Read more...]

Running a Dell PERC with high latency? Check the LSI SMI-S vib!

I’ve been having a lot of latency issues lately with two Dell PowerEdge R310s. These 1U boxes have a low end controller, an PERC H200. I’ve been having latency spikes in the range of 500-600ms, which is high enough to have the Linux VMs remount their filesystems in read-only mode continuously. This … [Read more...]

Stop wasting your Storage Controller CPU cycles

Typically when dealing with storage performance problems, the first questions asked are what type of disks? What speed? what protocol? However your problem might be in the first port of call of your storage array, the storage controller! When reviewing storage controller configurations of the most favourite storage … [Read more...]

VMware: How to upgrade vCenter appliance 5.1 to 5.5

Few months ago I ‘ve upgrade our vCenter appliance from version 5.1 to 5.5, here are the installation steps   … [Read more...]

Good Read: Virtual SAN data locality white paper

I was reading the Virtual SAN Data Locality white paper. I think it is a well written paper, and really enjoyed it. I figured I would share the link with all of you and provide a short summary. (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/files/2014/07/Understanding-Data-Locality-in-VMware-Virtual-SAN-Ver1.0.pdf) The paper starts … [Read more...]

Add RecoverPoint 4.1 with SRM RecoverPoint SRA 2.2 fails with error “SRA command ‘discoverArrays’ failed”

During an installation and configuration of an SRM solution for a customer based on EMC RecoverPoint 4.1 I ran in to an interesting issue. When I tried to add the RecoverPoint Clusters on both sites using the RecoverPoint SRA 2.2 I received the following error message: Looking at the SRM logs on the SRM server did not … [Read more...]

Microsoft InMage Scout now available for download as part of Azure Site Recovery subscription

Customers of the Azure Site Recovery service are now able to try InMage Scout for free . Last week Microsoft InMage was acquired by Microsoft. InMage enables protection of both virtual and physical servers. It does so by installing an agent which intercepts storage traffic, redirect that traffic to an appliance which … [Read more...]