I have recently completed a 2GB SAN Fabric upgrade to 8GB on Brocade switches and came across two issues.
The biggest issue and the one that caused me greatest consternation was the fact that Brocade have hard-coded all the new FC switches to accept only Brocade branded SFP modules. Now this isn’t that big a problem [...]
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 [...]
NetApp have released the eagerly anticipated Virtual Storage Console:
It does a lot of useful things for a 1.0 release, but probably the most important are the remediation options for the following:
Storage adapter timeouts
Guest OS disk timeout values
Correct misaligned disk partitions
It is available for vSphere ESX & ESXi right now from the [...]
It has been confirmed that FCoE has been ratified as a standard by T11.
I’m personally very excited, because I work with a lot of NetApp kit and NetApp are one of the very early adopters of FCoE, so I should be getting my hand on some exciting new kit soon.
If you want to read the [...]
As someone that implements Brocades SANs on a semi-regular basis, I thought I’d stop by their stand and see if they had anything interesting on show and it turns out they did.
The project I am currently working on has a number of Brocade fabrics (4) after adding 3 new ones and managing them would have [...]
Scott Lowe has written an article that discusses the pros & cons of FlexClone & A-SIS when used in conjunction with a VMware environment.
If you are just getting to grips with these technolgies (like me) it is a very useful starting point to understand how the two technologies may work with VMware.
I was investigating it [...]