ZFS – Replication Backups I recently rebuilt my lab NAS hosts with Ubuntu 16.04 and used ZFS for the storage pools (once again). In doing it this time around I wanted to get a good method of leveraging ZFS snapshots Continue reading ZFS – Replication Backups
Tech Field Day – #VFD4 – Scale Computing Scale Computing was the last and final vendor to do a presentation last week at Tech Field Day – VFD4 (Virtualization Field Day 4) in Austin, TX. I really appreciated their style Continue reading Tech Field Day – #VFD4 – Scale Computing
Homebrew NAS for vSphere So for the past 4 years or so I have been running Nexenta 3.x for my lab NAS; which has been working great, but I was at a point of having to rebuild my latest build Continue reading Homebrew NAS for vSphere
Nexenta jumbo frames I Wanted to go through and enable jumbo frames for my lab iSCSI storage which is running on Nexenta CE (For about 4 years now). So how do you do this? Login to your Nexenta WEBUI and Continue reading Nexenta Jumbo Frames
NexentaStor 4.x has finally made it to GA as of today. I will be evaluating if it makes sense to make the move yet or not prior to upgrading my actual production lab array. Keep in mind that this is Continue reading NexentaStor 4.0.1 GA Released today
Yes, you heard it correct. VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) is now GA as of 03/11/2014. VMware released VMware ESXi 5.5 U1 and vCenter Server 5.5 U1 which includes the VSAN GA bits. VSAN resides in the native ESXi 5.5 kernel Continue reading Get your VSAN, Get your VSAN now!
This is some great news for a Monday. Infinio has released their latest version which now fully supports vSphere 5.5. I did some extensive testing on their previous release which did not fully support vSphere 5.5 but the product was Continue reading Infinio releases v1.2 Today
So I was sitting around over the weekend and decided I wanted to mess around with vSAN in a non nested environment for a bit and started going over some options I had without a big expense for now and Continue reading vSphere 5.5 – HP Smart Storage Administrator CLI – Emulate SSD
Have you ever heard of bitrot? Well if not you should head over to here and have a read. I was sent this article by a colleague and I thought it was a very interesting read. Now I have never Continue reading ZFS and BTRFS Bitrot Avoidance?
So I woke up to all sorts of fun today. Several VMs were reporting to be down in my lab so when trying to connect to vCenter I was getting an error which lead me to looking at the vcsa Continue reading Happy Monday Morning 11-25-2013