Category Archives: Storage

vSAN Deepdive videos from VMware Storage

Learn more about vSAN’s value propositions, use cases and customers in these great educational videos.

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Amazon.com Black Friday SSDs (50% off)

I wanted to let my readers know that Amazon has several nice SSDs for 50% off today (11.26.2013). I’m not entirely sure when the deal ends but you might want to stock up if you’re planning on adding any to that … Continue reading

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vSphere vStorage: Troubleshooting Performance

Thought I would pass along a great slide deck about troubleshooting vSphere storage. vCenter Performace Charts & esxtop Disk Alignment Hard Disks/Storage Arrays SCSI Reservations APD (All Paths Down) Issues Multipathing considerations Communication vSphere vStorage: Troubleshooting Performance

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Storage Protocol Comparison – A vSphere Perspective

Over on VMware blogs, they have released some real jewels lately. This post looks at the protocol purely from a vSphere perspective. It doesn’t cover performance because they state another team inside VMware does that, but this is a great … Continue reading

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VMware vSphere VSA Technical Deep Dive

VMware has released a whitepaper that details some technical information about the VSA. In the release of VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware also released a new software storage appliance called the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA). VMware VSA provides an alternative … Continue reading

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Best Practices for an Optimal svMotion

I recently read through the “Storage vMotion of a Virtualized SQL Server Database” technical whitepaper that VMware released. While reading I found a great section that’s worth sharing. It contained overall information on how svMotions work. I would recommend reading … Continue reading

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