832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Project “Cheap and Deep”: Part 1
Aug03

832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Project “Cheap and Deep”: Part 1

Sometimes you just need a ton of storage capacity – in this post I share a ZFS build I’ve been working on!

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vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 2: Deploying – Single or First Node
May15

vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 2: Deploying – Single or First Node

In Part 2 of my LogInsight 4 series, we configure a single or first node as well as vSphere integrations!

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DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)
Mar23

DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)

It’s been a while, but here is my Part 2 of my DIY SAN/NAS build featuring the Dell R510 and FreeNAS!

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vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 1: Security and Planning Considerations
Feb22

vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 1: Security and Planning Considerations

Hello all and welcome to Part 1 of my LogInsight 4 series.  If you wish to visit past or future sections, use the links below: vRealize LogInsight 4: The best syslog solution you didn’t know you had In this section we’ll talk about and discuss the planning that goes behind a successful LogInsight 4 deployment.  Having a consolidated logging server is only beneficial if the asset cannot be exploited, right?  Because heck, if...

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Bays for days: Intel S2600CP2J meets Supermicro 24-bay SC846
Feb04

Bays for days: Intel S2600CP2J meets Supermicro 24-bay SC846

A quest for more drive bays comes to an end with an affordable, redundant, hot-swappable solution from Supermicro. Check out this Intel/Supermicro hybrid!

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Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 U2 to 6.5 GA!
Nov15

Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 U2 to 6.5 GA!

With the vCenter Appliance 6.5 GA downloads now public, follow this guide to upgrade your vCenter Appliance 6.0 to 6.5!

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