Tag Archives: Storage

PernixData – First Impressions

sam.aaron/ October 24, 2013/ Daily, ESX, Projects, VMware/ 0 comments

As you’ve probably guessed, I got a new toy in the lab at work. I’m talking PernixData v1.0. For my initial review, I will say that the install, setup, and configuration was very simple — just a few steps actually. This was probably the easiest installation that I’ve done in the last year.

Script: Changing the Path Selection Policy

sam.aaron/ February 12, 2013/ Daily, ESXi, HowTo, VMware/ 0 comments

Last week I had performed a semi-automatic (scripted) turn key installation. Before going out to the customer site, I had set the install script to set the SATP and the PSP for an Equallogic Array (SATP = VMW_SATP_EQL, PSP = DELL_PSP_EQL_ROUTED) during the installation. Unfortunately, I found out after the fact, that they had a Compellent Array. Because of this,

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SAN Loop Failure

sam.aaron/ August 2, 2011/ Daily, ESX, VMware/ 0 comments

Here’s an example of how important it is for your VMware Engineers to either have visibility into the SAN infrastructure, or work very intimately with the SAN Admins. We lost a fiber loop on one of our NetApp FAS 3160 SANs yesterday. If my team did not receive the critical fail-over emails, we would not have known that there were

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Home NAS Articles

sam.aaron/ July 14, 2011/ Daily, Home Lab, Projects/ 1 comments

As you know, I wound up building a new NAS for my home lab . This new build replaced a 1TB Dell PowerVault 745N. I was going to replace the Dell PowerEdge 2850, but wound up upgrading and repurposing it (like most companies). During the build of this machine, I found a few articles that I wanted to share (In

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