Tag Archives: Storage

Building the lab 5: Storage I

sam.aaron/ March 25, 2018/ Daily, Home Lab, HowTo, Projects/ 0 comments

This part of my homelab rebuild will touch on something interesting… storage options. Knowing that my lab is going to be a couple levels of nesting, I wanted to look at the different options that are out there. For years, I have had and use a Synology DS 1512+ storage array. This thing has been running like gangbusters. It serves

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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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