NetApp has a nice ONTAP Simulator that is freely available, and allows anyone to test out their storage platform without having to own a physical array. In the past I’ve used the NetApp Edge VSA, but since some months this is not available anymore, and the simulator is the only way to go. In this article, I’ll show you how to install and configure the Simulator with its latest version 8.3 RC1, and connect it to a vSphere cluster.
Veeam Backup & Replication has always had since its first version the possibility to replicate VMs, together with the backup capabilities. Once a VM is replicated in a secondary site, it could become a great resource for additional activities: from automated recovery tests (called SureReplica in Veeam) to become also the source for cloning activities. Data are already locally saved, there is no need to retrieve anything else from the source site, so any operation is quick an easy. Are there any informations we should be aware of in doing these operations? Let’s find it out.
I’ve seen often many users asking in forums how to properly configure a network in order to deploy a iSCSI storage, especially in really small environments.
So, I created this post in order to explain how I usually configure a system with an HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 iSCSI storage and a small cluster with 3 vSphere servers. If you are using a different storage, you would probably have to change some configuration, but the principles are always the same.
In a previous post, I described how is possible to manage at best vSphere logs. One of the most powerful tools existing on the market is for sure Splunk. The licensing model of Splunk is based on the daily amount of log an installed system can handle. There is a totally free license, limited to 500 […]
While configuring my lab, I would like to use some local storage inside two of my servers, by installing some VSA. I usually run with great satisfaction the HP VSA, who has been renamed recently StoreVirtual even if it keeps in some places its old name LeftHand (and also in my heart…) From some time […]
I recently installed the HP drivers on some customers’ server following these two great guides: Add HP drivers to VMware Update Manager (VUM) from Ivo Beerens Update your HP drivers with VMware Update Manager from Viktor van den Berg Those two blog posts are really useful resources to understand how to configure vCenter Update Manager to […]