Software And Tools

When doing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster, on the shared storage layer, you often have a ‘fallback’ side. The LUN that will become authoritative for reading and writing in case of a site failure, or a split brain. This makes VM storage placement on the correct Datastores rather important from an availability perspective. Up till now, […]

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Jemimus on October 18th, 2016

Among all the great new features and improvements made to vSphere 6.5, some of the ones I am most exited about are the improvements to DRS and HA. So lets zoom into those briefly. This information comes mostly from VMware pre-sales marketing material and should be considered preliminary. I hope to try out some of […]

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Jemimus on September 22nd, 2016

Re-encrypting my work laptop harddrive. Veracrypt is the successor to Truecrypt and its code has been community-vetted to insure there are no ‘back doors’ in it (and its security can be independently verified). The only downside it has is that by default, it uses a rather high header key derivation iteration value (a lot higher […]

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Jemimus on November 13th, 2015

EMC have released an OVF appliance that is meant to allow you to store and browse 30 days worth of VPLEX performance statistics. Version1 is limited to just a few metrics, but it is a very welcome addition to the VPLEX monitoring tools that are available! Requires GeoSynchrony 5.5 —- Today I was looking up some […]

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  As many before us, we ran into the following error in Virtual Center, when we tried to P-to-V a server: “multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user” This is not an uncommon error, and you might recognise it from other scenarios that involve remotely connecting to a Windows host.  […]

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