03 décembre 2012

Symantec admits all its VMware backup customers are in danger

Modern Architecture Wins Every Time: Veeam Customers Unaffected Last week Symantec published a blog post scaring all VMware customers about backups on vSphere 5.1. In this post they made insinuations that backup vendors claiming support for vSphere 5.1 were misleading their customers and putting them into unsafe recoverability conditions. While we’d like to think that Symantec did this as a service to their customers, we believe this is just another example of a Symantec trying to use scare tactics against their biggest... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2012

RAID10 requirement for vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) relaxed!

For those of you considering the vSphere Storage Appliance as a shared storage solution, I bring you a piece of very good news. The RAID10 configuration requirement on the hosts has now been relaxed. As of today, VMware will now support RAID5 & RAID6 configurations alongside the original RAID10 configuration. This will mean that even more local storage can now be utilized as shared storage (NFS datastores). This is a common feature  request that we heard from a lot of potential VSA customers, so I'm glad we've been... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2011

Optimize Storage vMotion and VM deploy with VAAI

In this article we will look in some detail at the new features for offloading storage workloads to the SAN array. This is called VAAI – vStorage APIs for Array Integration and enables the ESXi host to hand over some work to the SAN which the SAN array might be best at doing. VAAI was introduced in vSphere 4.1 and had three offload features, called primitives, and in 5.0 another option was added for VMFS. We access the VMFS file system by block based methods, i.e. Fibre Channel or iSCSI and as we shall see this... [Lire la suite]
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