Monster VM panel at VMworld 2013

Going to VMworld 2013 in San Francisco or Barcelona? Make sure to sign up for session VAPP4679 “Software-Defined Datacenter Design Panel for Monster VMs: Taking the Technology to the Limits for High Unilization, High Performance Workloads” On the panel with me: Frank Denneman, PernixData Andrew Mitchell, VMware Mark Achtemichuk, VMware Michael Webster, VMware  


vSphere 5.0 Update 1 introduces a tool to manually reclaim deleted blocks

With today’s release of VMware vSphere 5.0 Update 1, included is an update to vmkfstools that enables administrators to manually reclaim deleted blocks on thin provisioned LUNs on VAAI capable storage arrays. The new flag added to vmkfstools is “-y” and takes the percentage of the deleted blocks to reclaim as an argument. You need to cd […]

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Events Storage General

Storage Troubleshooting Boot Camp – Partner Exchange 2012

I will deliver vSphere 5 Storage Boot Camp at Partner Exchange 2012 in Las Vegas on Sunday February 12, 2012. The session is free to Partner Exchange 2012 attendees and will be 4 hours long starting at 8:30am Here is the session details: VMware vSphere 5 – Storage Troubleshooting Learn basic to advanced levels of […]

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Storage General

Dell EQL Multipathing Extension Module for vSphere 5 Installation and User Guide

Dell has completed the certification of EQL Multipathing Extension Module (MEM) version 1.0.9 with vSphere 5.0 earlier this month. I attached the installation and user guide here (Dell-110-6093-EN_MEM_Guide_50) I will have a chapter in my book dedicated to 3rd party multipathing plugins which includes this plugin.

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