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Capacity Planning with Fault Domains in your vSAN Environment

 Overview Buckle in, this may be a long post…. I have been working recently with a customer that happens to have a large vSAN environment – indeed, one of the largest vSphere clusters I have encountered at 48 hosts – … Continue reading

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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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Hands-on Labs at EMCworld

Wow- what a difference a year makes! This year at EMCworld, EMC is using a new system for their hands-on labs. They are using the same front end system for check-in and tracking of lab environments that VMware uses for … Continue reading

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Configuring VASA with EMC Storage

Recently, Craig Stewart of the vSpecialist team posted a thorough blog entry on how to configure VASA (VMware APIs for Storage Awareness) with EMC storage.  As you may recall, this feature allows VMware administrators to set up policies for how … Continue reading

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Volunteering for the NCSA

So, I just finished a couple mornings of volunteering at the local middle school for the NCSA National Cyber Security Awareness campaign.  Every October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, promoted by the NCSA (which is in turn funded by … Continue reading

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Best Flight Attendant Ever…

Had to share this… with all our travel, the routine can become very mundane.  I had the best flight attendant on a commuter flight from Richmond, VA to Charlotte, NC today, and I had to share the experience.  Her name … Continue reading

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