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