Monthly Archives: November 2011

Opening a can of worms

The limitation of the Kindle Fire are being discussed on G+ by Doug Hazelman and Rick Vanover of Veeam. Good stuff.

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Ultimate ESX Virtrualization Contest!

Great idea for a contest with some really great prizes from the good folks over at ESXVirtualization. I’m a big sucker for contests and prizes. Also, I’m a big fan of the Veeam products and have been using them for … Continue reading

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On array auto-tiering

A good discussion about auto-tiering popped up at ARS. That said, I responded as such: I’m honestly not sold on the on array tiering, at least right now though I can see its usfullness for certain types of workloads. With … Continue reading

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Speaking of Steve Foskett

Excited to see him speak as the keynote at Storage Decisions “Storage for Virtual Environments” one day seminar in San Diego on Dec, 13th.  I like to attend these events when I can because it’s usually a good place to … Continue reading

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VAAI Primitives List

Stephen Foskett put together a nice list of all the VAAI Primitives here. VMware’s introduced the “vStorage APIs for Array Integration” (VAAI) in vSphere 4.1, and block-heads like me went nuts. We’ve been trying to integrate storage and servers for … Continue reading

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Finding the sweetspot with ESXi5 Licensing

As most of you know, VMware decided to change their licensing model for vSphere 5 just prior to VMWorld 2011 this year. The results were less than positive. I think the initial thread in VMTN forums was close to 133k … Continue reading

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