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QLogic KnowHow: SR-IOV Configuration for QLogic 8300 Series Adapters - YouTube 7:09

QLogic delivers VM scalability and security with SR-IOV. Learn about the pre-boot configuration steps to enable SR-IOV for your server & adapter.

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Vidcast: vSphere 5.0 Configuration Tips for Digital Storage

In this vidcast from VMware Press, Storage Design and Implementation in VMware vSphere 5.0 author Mostafa Khalil, VCDX, provides tips for configuring digital storage.

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FusionIO Duo 640GB MLC – installation on VMware ESXi 5.1

Few days ago I got a awesome piece of hardware – Fusion-IO Duo 640GB Multi Level Cell – MLC, in fact it's single PCI express card with 2 Fusion-IO modules, 320GB each). Within following week I will be doing performance testing and compare results with dat ...
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Basic VSA Questions before I install

I'm planning on deploying VSA on two hosts (Cisco C200-M2 servers). The servers have 4 hard drives in a RAID5 and a total of 6 NIC's (2 on-board and a 4-port NIC). I have a few questions before I do the installation because the hosts are up and running on ...
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vSphere Storage Appliance Installation and Configuration Demo

In vSphere 5.0, VMware releases a new software storage appliance called the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA). This appliance provides an alternative storage solution for customers who lack the in-house technical resources or budget for shared VI storage us ...
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Script: PowerCLI: Deploy Storage to vSphere

I'm actually quite proud on this script. It will create a volume, LUNs, connects the LUNs to the required esx hosts and creates a datastore. On top of that it also sets the MPIO settings correct on the esx host

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Masking LUN paths using PowerCLI

I got a question on my previous post about the Get-EsxCli cmdlet, ESXCLI the PowerCLI way, from Alasdair Carnie who was having trouble using the Get-EsxCli cmdlet to mask luns at the ESXi host level. In this post I’ll show you how to accomplish LUN maskin ...
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Automated Storage vMotions and Datastore Upgrades with PowerCLI…Wait What?!

Oh yeah…this one is going to be the mother. As it is currently just over 400 lines of code…Yeah I am exhausted. Anyway Here is the dealio The end goal of this script is to automatically upgrade VMFS datastores to v5. However first it has to move all the ...
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Configure Multipath Policy via PowerCLI

Tonight I need to configure the Multipath Policy from “Most Recently Used” to “Round Robin (VMware) on our vSphere 4.1 and HP EVA6400 environment. After reading “Configuration best practices for HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family and VM ...
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VMware HA and IP Storage *Updated*

With IP storage (particularly NFS in my experience) becoming more popular over recent years, I have been designing more and more VMware solutions with IP Storage, both iSCSI and NFS.The purpose of this post is not to debate the pros and cons of IP storage ...
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Advanced VMkernel Settings for Disk Storage

As regular readers will know by now, many of these blog posts are a result of internal discussions held between myself and other VMware folks (or indeed storage partners). This one is no different. I was recently involved in a discussion about how VMs did ...
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Changing the Queue Depth on Qlogic Fibre HBAs

You may want to change the queue depth for several reasons... Support recommendations / Performance tuning etc. Here I will show you how to change the queue depth for a Qlogic HBA from 32 to 64. VMware default this to 32 as this generally is the best fo ...
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Disk.SchedNumReqOutstanding and Queue Depth

There is a VMware storage whitepaper available which is titled Scalable Storage Performance. It is an oldie but goodie. In fact, next to VMware’s Configuration Maximums document, it is one of my favorites and I’ve referenced it often. I like it because it ...
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Multipathing Configuration for Software iSCSI Using Port Binding

This paper provides an overview of how to enable vmknicbased software iSCSI multipathing, as well as the procedure by which to verify port binding configuration.

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How to deal with EVC

Enhanced vMotion Compatibility Recently I saw few topics on VMware communities about EVC (Enhanced vMotion Compatibility). I decided to write a post what exactly EVC is, how to enable it on running cluster and what is the impact, finally – what to do if ...
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Why is my pathing policy limited to “fixed” or “MRU” with things like MSCS cluster?

Yesterday I received an email from someone. He wanted to know why he was limited to using either the "fixed" or "MRU" pathing policy for the LUNs attached to his MSCS cluster. In his environment they used round-robin for everything and not being able to c ...
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Configure ESXi host swapping to a solid-state disk

In this video I'll show you how SDD storage is detected by the ESXi host after adding a new datastore. You will also learn how to configure VMware ESXi host swapping and redirecting virtual machine swap files to solid state storage.

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Return the iSCSI Software Adapter

In my previous postsabout how to manage iSCSI targets with PowerCLI part 1 and part 2. I used the following line to return the iSCSI adapter:

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Easy iSCSI Send Target setup

In January this year I created a post about Easy NFS datastore setup with PowerCLI. In this post I showed how you can use a reference host to copy all the NFS share configurations to the new host. In this post I will show you how to do the exact same thin ...
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