Storage

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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Warning: This is kind of a rant. Sometimes I really have to wonder if the engineers who build hardware ever even talk to people who use their products. Though I love the EMC VPLEX, I get this feeling of a ‘disconnect’ between design and use more strongly with this product than with many others. This […]

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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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