Tag: SAN

Don’t put those DCs on your Shared Storage! (If you are running Hyper-V)

Don’t put those DCs on your Shared Storage! (If you are running Hyper-V)

I had a client call me in a complete panic recently with their entire environment completely down.  It was a real world example of a ... Read More

Lessons learned: Data Migrations (VMs or otherwise)

Lessons learned: Data Migrations (VMs or otherwise)

Whether you are moving files, Virtual Machines or other types of data from SAN to SAN or LUN to LUN, there are a few guiding ... Read More

Setting up EMC Storage Viewer VI Plugin for VMware

Setting up EMC Storage Viewer VI Plugin for VMware

Are you running EMC storage for your VMware Infrastructure’s shared storage?  Do you want some more SYNERGY between the two products?  You should be running ... Read More

What is EMC’s new VPLEX?

Jeff Miller attended EMC World with us this year and wrote up a quick post regarding his high level understanding of EMC’s new VPLEX. I ... Read More

Update to the Iomega StorCenter ix4-200D : v2.1.30.8298

Update to the Iomega StorCenter ix4-200D : v2.1.30.8298

Today my NAS emailed me.  ;) It was pretty great.  A short little reminder that a new update to the firmware was now available.  I ... Read More

Separate Virtual Disks for each volume in Virtual Machines.

Separate Virtual Disks for each volume in Virtual Machines.

It’s a pretty solid best practice to create a separate virtual disk or VMDK/VHD for each volume in a virtual machine.  The alternative is to ... Read More

Drobo iSCSI SAN Discount courtesy of Tech Field Day

Drobo iSCSI SAN Discount courtesy of Tech Field Day

If you remember my trip to Tech Field Day, Data Robotics was one of the companies we went to see.  Data Robotics is the creator ... Read More

Job Opportunity : Senior VMware/Citrix Engineer : 120k Base + 18% – 20% Bonus : NYC Area.

Job Opportunity : Senior VMware/Citrix Engineer : 120k Base + 18% – 20% Bonus : NYC Area.

If the coming New Year is signaling a time for a new change and you're in the NYC area, you might want to check out ... Read More

Tech Field Day : Additional Notes

Tech Field Day : Additional Notes

The days here are Tech Field Day have been very packed and exciting.    The conversations have been diving very deep into storage related discussions.  Not ... Read More

SAN Headquarters (SanHQ) Program for Monitoring Equallogic Arrays

SAN Headquarters (SanHQ) Program for Monitoring Equallogic Arrays

I’ve been meaning to post about this little utility for a while now (almost 7 months on the To-do list! Yikes!).  Chris Hahn sent me ... Read More