Changing iSCSI IQN on renamed ESXi hosts to keep storage guys happy!
Aug26

Changing iSCSI IQN on renamed ESXi hosts to keep storage guys happy!

Make your storage admins hate you less by changing your IQN to match your ESXi hostname if using ACL’s on you SAN!

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Ever wonder how much power a PDU draws?
Aug13

Ever wonder how much power a PDU draws?

Hi again!  Soon I will be moving a rack of about 8-10 servers, two 48 port switches, an MD1000 full of disks, and some other odds an ends to a location equipped with a 240v 30A circuit.  Naturally, I need something to plug into the L6-30R receptacle and because I will be remote of this setup I’d like to be able to flip a server or switch off entirely in case of issue.  There are times where an iDRAC just goes brain-dead and the...

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RAID Levels – Spans, Stripes, IOPS, Oh My!
Aug04

RAID Levels – Spans, Stripes, IOPS, Oh My!

“What RAID level should I use?” “Raid 10 is better than RAID 5.” These are all common discussion topics but the truth is that there is more to it than that! Check out this benchmark test showing the strengths and weaknesses of each configuration!

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Microsofts new torrent-like Update methodology made it to release!  Default is on.
Jul29

Microsofts new torrent-like Update methodology made it to release! Default is on.

So I am not entirely sure of the details surrounding this “feature” but I and a few of my co-workers were surprised that this is even an option: I am interested in finding out the details behind how they handle this, but its super interesting to me that this peer-to-peer update method made its way to market. Apparently this P2P API has been part of Windows since XP but nothing used it.  So, there are a few questions that I...

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Dell VRTX officially supports ESXi 6.0!
Jul28

Dell VRTX officially supports ESXi 6.0!

Dell and VMware both support the VRTX chassis after a long wait! There are some specific drivers and firmware required, but it’s well worth upgrading! Read more inside!

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