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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

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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

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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

VMware

UNMAP behavior in ESXi 5.5 P3/ESXi 6.0

I’ve had a few questions on how the VAAI UNMAP primitive has been changed in ESXi 5.5 P3 and ESXi 6 since I re-tweeted a colleague’s blog post on it. 544 more words

EMC

Newsletter: May 24, 2015

Hello all,

I traveled to the DataGravity HQ yesterday.  I forgot about the Memorial Day weekend and of course travel was busy.  And of course I could not arrive on the day I wanted but when I finally got here Hertz upgraded me to a very nice Forerunner which is way nicer then I thought.  2,010 more words

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PowerCLI from ESXi mass modifications

Most of the time, I use vCenter (Web) Client for day to day operation, for a massive deployment, I have played a bit with PowerCLI. As it is a complete framework, some gems that really helped me. 323 more words

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