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5977 2016 Q3 SR - Compression, SRDF/Metro et al

Today marks the posting of our Q3 5977 (5977.945.890) release for the VMAX3/VMAX All Flash platforms. Technically most of the host software was available last Friday (e.g. 1,373 more words



Recently one of my friends has been testing a greenfield vSphere environment and came across an issue with Storage vMotion being slow. It took almost one hour to copy a VM with 510GB VMDK (thick provision eager zeroed) across two LUNs within the same physical array. 507 more words


PVS vs MCS - Part 5: On-Going Maintenance

This is part of a series comparing Provisioning Services and Machine Creation Services


HYPERMAX OS 5977 Q1 2016 SR - VVol GA, SRDF/Metro enhancements

Today EMC released our HYPERMAX OS 5977 Q1 2016 Service Release (Product Documentation).  This release is focused heavily around Mainframe which is great news for many of our customers; but there are some features not specific to Mainframe that impact topics I usually write about in my posts. 550 more words


EMC VNXe3200 and VMware Integration

I was at two customer sites recently deploying VNXe Gen1 (VNXe3150) and VNXe Gen2 (VNXe3200) systems. On both occasions there was an element of surprise from the customer about provisioning capabilities of these systems to create NFS File Systems on the VNXe systems and then automatically add the VMware NFS datastores to appropriate ESXi hosts. 954 more words


Szabad hely visszanyerese thin provisioned VMDK-rol

Gyors ismetleskent: VMware termekek eseteben (vSphere, ESXi, Workstation, Player, Fusion..)  ket fele virtual machine disk (VMDK) tipust kulonboztetunk meg:

  1. Thin: csak a Guest OS altal tenylegesen hasznalt tarteruletet foglalja a datastore-on.
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Handy tips for using FreeNAS/iSCSI in the lab

Recently I revamped my lab storage with the addition of a HP Microserver Gen8 and a dual-port Emulex OCe10102 10GbE card.  After some initial struggles with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3, I decided to go back to FreeNAS 9.3. 1,017 more words