My first VMUG: Thoughts and Suggestions!
May13

My first VMUG: Thoughts and Suggestions!

Thinking about attending a VMUG event? I was for a long time and am glad I finally did! Check out this post for my thoughts, what I learned, and suggestions going forward!

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We don’t need no stinkin’ clusters – Migrating without shared storage!
May07

We don’t need no stinkin’ clusters – Migrating without shared storage!

Getting stuff done with some creativity, Linux, NFS, and no SAN/NAS!

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ESXi 6.0 – NTP setup cranky
May04

ESXi 6.0 – NTP setup cranky

I participated in the vSphere 6.0 beta program and played with it in a couple test and development environments but haven’t had it in a clustered environment yet.  Today, I installed the Dell customized image (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0-2494585.x86_64-Dell_Customized-A00) on an M520 blade in a Dell VRTX chassis.  The M520 is equipped with two Intel Xeon E5-2430’s and 64GB of RAM.  There are two of these M520 blades in...

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The 2TB Caveat
May01

The 2TB Caveat

Having never had a VMDK so large before, I wasn’t really expecting to have an issue considering VMFS-5 supports 62TB VMDKs! Read more!

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Homebrew DAS storage cheaper than cloud service?  Sort of!
Apr03

Homebrew DAS storage cheaper than cloud service? Sort of!

Using a spare Dell 2950, a Dell MD1000, and 15 1TB SATA drives that were on hand, we build out a DAS chassis to replicate our data to while factoring in the cost of doing it elsewhere!

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