NetApp has finally released SnapDrive for Windows 6.3 to GA:
It includes an amazing bit of functionality in the application consistent snapshots without the need for FC/iSCSI RDMS:
Support for performing Snapshot copy operations on virtual machine disks (VMDKs) in an NFS or VMFS datastore, which requires Virtual Storage Console 2.0.1 or later. Please check the availability [...]
I am actually completely staggered and blown away that I have been awarded the VMware vExpert award.
You may have noticed that my blog rate dropped a lot and I put that down to having 2 lovely children in 2 years and moving jobs in that time as well.
I have promised myself that I will up [...]
I found that there is a big improvement when running SMVI and selecting the VMware Snapshots option on NFS datastores after adding the following to /etc/vmware/config and rebooting the host:
prefvmx.consolidateDeleteNFSLocks = “TRUE”
You will know whether it is working because you will see a .lck file appear in the folder containing the vmx file and snapshots [...]
To all of those that emailed me to let me know my site was down I say thank you.
I have the displeasure of being hosted by one of the worst providers in the UK and I will now be moving away from them. Until I have migrated away, I’ll be expecting a multitude of issues, [...]
I’m proud to announce that I work in the team that has just been announced as VMware Partner of the Year for 2009.
It has taken a lot of hard work to get to this point in the 9 months I have worked with the team, but it has all been worth it.
Well done to all [...]
NetApp have finally released the latest and greatest version of their SnapManager for VI product.
An essential addition to any infrastructure running both VMware & NetApp it allows guaranteed crash consistent versions of Virtual Machines to be replicated to secondary sights.
New functionality and enhancements include:
Singe file restore (SFR)
A single wizard for creating manual and scheduled backup [...]