Nexentastor/ESXi5/3750G/LACP/VDS/NFS/iSCSI – Part 2

This article is a continuation of Part 1 that we did a while back.  I would highly suggest checking out that article as well prior to going through this article.  You can read Part 1 here. MPIO Round Robin Policy Continue reading Nexentastor/ESXi5/3750G/LACP/VDS/NFS/iSCSI – Part 2

Volume Creation and iSCSI Setup of HP P4000 VSA – Video

In this video we will be creating a volume on the P4000 VSA to be used as an iSCSI volume for our ESXi hosts to use as a datastore. In a previous video we installed and configured the  P4000 VSA’s Continue reading Volume Creation and iSCSI Setup of HP P4000 VSA – Video

Create and Migrate Standard vSwitches to Distributed Switches in vSphere 5.1

In this scenario we will be migrating existing standard vswitches to distributed switches. This scenario also includes iSCSI vmkernel ports which we will be moving as well. There is no audio in this video so it is just video only. Continue reading Create and Migrate Standard vSwitches to Distributed Switches in vSphere 5.1

Nested Virtualized Datacenters (VDC) using metro stretched cluster

I am currently working on building a 2 datacenter scenario all running under VMware workstation 9. This will include a four node HP P4000 VSA multi-site cluster, four ESXi5 hosts, vCenter, and two PFsense firewalls using openvpn to connect both Continue reading Nested Virtualized Datacenters (VDC) using metro stretched cluster

Setup Storage Cluster with SDRS – vSphere5

This is just a quick walk-through of setting up a new storage cluster within vSphere5. When using a storage cluster it makes the management of vm placement, space management and high disk IO vms easier to manage and control automatically or manually Continue reading Setup Storage Cluster with SDRS – vSphere5

Nexentastor/ESXi5/3750G/LACP/VDS/NFS/iSCSI – Part 1

So I have been using Nexentastor for almost 2 years now in my home lab. It is an amazing storage solution. I have used many others over the years (FreeNAS, OpenFiler, NASLite) and I by far like Nexentastor the best. I Continue reading Nexentastor/ESXi5/3750G/LACP/VDS/NFS/iSCSI – Part 1