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EMC XtremIO management console walkthrough (Virtualization Tips)

Last week I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on an XtremIO brick from EMC. These bricks were just released to the general public a couple of weeks ago and before that they were nearly impossible to get your hands on one. I have only had limited ...
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PowerCLI Getting LUN paths when using EMC PowerPath/VE

A few weeks back I wanted to verify some path counts per LUN. This is typically pretty easy and something that can be written as a one liner using standard PowerCLI cmdlets as such:...

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XtremIO’s In-Memory Metadata Architecture – Fact and Fiction

During our launch last week we discussed the amazing benefits of XtremIO’s In-Memory Metadata architecture.  Some have seen fit to FUD this approach as risky – what happens to valuable metadata if a controller (or power) fails and memory contents are ...
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How to install ScaleIO in a VMware environment – Part 2

To continue our setup of ScaleIO, we’ll need to go through the full installation using the files and scripts you’ve already copied over to the ScaleIO VMs in the previous part of this how to. There are two common ways of installing ScaleIO, either manuall ...
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XtremIO: What You Need to Know

With much anticipation, EMC has finally gone GA on their all-flash array, XtremIO, based on the former company of the same name they acquired in May 2012.  The eighteen months that have elapsed since then has seen the rise of an number of competitors ...
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Running EMC ScaleIO In A Nested vSphere Environment–Part 2

the first post includes the basic setup for 3 nested ESXi Hosts, in my laptop I only have 16GB of ram so that won’t work, so this post will describe the installation on only two ESX hosts, how can we do it if we need a minimum of 3 ScaleIO entities, well? ...
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Running EMC ScaleIO In A Nested vSphere Environment – Part 1

EMC ScaleIO is awesome, here’s how you can run a full functional demo environment on your home pc / laptop. im using 16GB of RAM in my laptop and I have a 512gb SSD drive, all the network in this configuration is done in my case using NAT but feel free t ...
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How to install ScaleIO in a VMware environment – Part 1

About a week ago, ScaleIO 1.2 was released and it’s been very well received by existing customers and curious newcomers. If you are of the latter, I think you’ll like this post as we’ll go through how to install ScaleIO 1.2 in a VMware environment and use ...
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EMC (Finally) Releases the XtremIO All-Flash Array!

It’s about damn time.  For those playing along at home you may remember that in May of last year EMC bought XtremIO for $430M.  It’s been a long wait.  EMC has been testing and shipping XtremIO arrays under DA (Direct Availability) for a wh ...
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VMware vSphere 5.5 vMotion on EMC VPLEX Metro

As the scope of virtualized infrastructure continues to grow beyond a traditional single physical site to geographically dispersed multi-site environments, the ability to vMotion transparently across large distances will be a critical requirement. vMotion ...
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A closer look at EMC ViPR

I’ve been presenting at a number of conferences over the past number of weeks/months, both internal and external. While a lot of my sessions have focused around Virtual SAN (VSAN), I got a number of questions around whether or not the new Software Defined ...
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EMC VPLEX and Storage DRS / Storage IO Control (Yellow Bricks)

At VMworld various people asked me why VMware did not support the use of Storage DRS and Storage IO Control in a VPLEX Metro environment. This was something new to me and when someone pointed me to a KB article I started digging. When discussing it with ...
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EMC (VIPR) vSphere Virtual Storage Integrator 6.0 Web Client Demo - YouTube 5:45

This is a quick demonstration of EMC Virtual Storage Integrator 6.0 which integrates vSphere with all EMC storage platforms - from VNX, VMAX, Isilon, VPLEX and everything in between!The 6.0 release adds support for the vSphere web client used in vSphere 5 ...
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