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
Here is just a quick PowerCLI script to change all of your iSCSI datastores to “Round Robin” path selection. The default path selection for all datastores is “Most Recently Used” which means that any given time you will only be Continue reading PowerCLI – Change vSphere iSCSI Path Selection
Here is a link to the latest updated VMware iSCSI Design Considerations and Deployment Guide. I highly recommend reading through this when implementing iSCSI in your vSphere environment. Has some really good info and considerations. http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/iSCSI_design_deploy.pdf
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
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
In this video we are going to setup and configure the HP P4000 VSA and get it ready for use in our vSphere environment. This same setup can be carried over into physical HP P4000 (Lefthand) storage nodes.
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
So I am getting settled after VMworld and thought I would attempt to install the HP VSA that was being shown there. Well to say the least it did not go well. Not sure what the issue is with the Continue reading HP P4000 VSA initial installation – StorVirtual VSA
Something I have been thinking about for a few years of doing and also using for a POC solution I would be interested in finding out if anyone else has thought of this and/or even tested or implemented. This could Continue reading Thought of the day 08-16-2012
vMSC (vSphere Metro Storage Cluster) using HP P4000 Lefthand iSCSI storage. VMware KB: Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using HP LeftHand Multi-Site.