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Increasing vSAN Resynch / Rebuild Performance

Overview Rebuild / Resynchronization time is one of the things I have seen jump up and bite customers on the ankle over and over…  When you distribute your storage across multiple hosts in a hperconverged cluster, the arithmetic and physics … Continue reading

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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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Home Lab 3.0

Finally Got it Right… For those of you who have been following my progress (thanks for sticking around), there have been some changes to the home lab setup.  You may recall, in my post last fall – Home Lab, Part … 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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