Category Archives: Automation

Mapping Virtual Machines to Datastores to Storage, Part 2

In a previous post, I walked through the challenges facing one of my customers during a recent outage, during which they needed to understand the mapping of virtual machines to datastores to LUNs. Due to time constraints, I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Mapping Virtual Machines to Datastores to Storage, Part 1

summary of the problem This past week, I had the (unfortunate) opportunity to help provide some on-site support to a customer suffering through an outage (as a matter of fact, I am again this week).  The customer in question lost … Continue reading

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EMC Private Cloud Reference Architecture – references

Documentation Links EMC Enterprise Private Cloud Reference Architecture EMC’s Journey to the Private Cloud Blog Download Links: VMware vCloud Suite EMC SRM Suite vCenter Orchestrator plugins: vCenter Orchestrator Plugins (VMware Support) vCenter Orchestrator Plugin: Self-Scaling Datacenter vCenter Orchestrator Plugin: Infoblox … Continue reading

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What is ‘Bursting to the Cloud’?

Glad you asked, and in my mind, there are different things that customers mean when they talk about ‘bursting to the cloud.’ The Wrong Way – SIMMULANTS Spontaneous / Simultaneous migration of multiple workloads to a provider due to massive … Continue reading

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Powershell and UBERshell Take 1…

So, you may have already read Nick Weaver’s most excellent blog on UBERshell – a Powershell snap-in for the Celerra UBER VSA.  Althoug I am new to Powershell (and by extension UBERshell as well), ‘back in the day’ I was … Continue reading

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How-To: PowerPath Virtual Edition for VMware

So, as part of my ongoing self-education, I recently got a hold of PowerPath VE (PPVE) and installed it into my lab.  It was a breeze; in fact, the toughest part was licensing it! I documented the whole thing, which … Continue reading

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Sharpening the Axe…

So, I have begun my journey into my new world of EMC and VMware synergy, and I am having a blast.  Last week I helped out Nick Weaver as part of his documentation project for his new HOW-TO guide for … Continue reading

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