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Infinio Accelerator install and walk through

I was recently provided the opportunity to work with the Infinio Accelerator product. In case you have not heard of or gotten the chance to look into Infinio I will give a quick summary. The accelerator is a software only server side caching product that ...
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The future of NAS Storage (NFS) for Virtual Environments

I read the article (below) by Howard Marks after seeing it come up on Twitter today, and I found it to be very interesting and refreshing to read as it hits the nail on the head.

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Port and firewall requirements for NFS and SW iSCSI traffic (1021626)

This article provides information about ports are required for NFS and software (SW) iSCSI traffic for different versions of ESX / ESXi and provides answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Virtual machines residing on NFS storage become unresponsive during a snapshot removal operation (2010953)

During a snapshot removal operation, virtual machines residing on NFS storage become unresponsive. You are using a VADP-enabled backup solution, such as VMware Data Recovery, which uses the hot-add method. When removing snapshots after backing up a vi ...
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Understanding the messages: Connectivity to NFS Server Lost and Connectivity to NFS Server Restored (1009568)

Connectivity to NFS Server Lost Connectivity to NFS Server Restored  

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Changing the URL or IP address of a registered NFS datastore (1008669)

The IP address or URL of an existing NFS datastore needs to be changed due to changes in the network When the database is re-added, a duplicate may appear if the same name is used to refer the previously connected datastore After removing and re-addin ...
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Troubleshooting connectivity issues to an NFS datastore on ESX / ESXi hosts (1003967)

The NFS share cannot be mounted by the ESX/ESXi host. The NFS share is mounted, but nothing can be written to it. You see one or more of these errors: NFS Error: Unable to connect to NFS server WARNING: NFS: 983: Connect failed for client 0xb61334 ...
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Infinio, cache in your ESXi server for your NFS datastores

At Tech Field Day 9 last month Infinio came out of stealth mode and showed their upcoming storage acceleration product for the first time. The product places a caching appliance on each ESXi host to accelerate reads from NFS datastores. For server virtua ...
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Add NFS Datastore for VMware vSphere Video 3:06

This video shows how to use the VMware vSphere web client to add/mount NFS shares to your vSphere host.

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Configuring FreeNAS 8.3 – iSCSI and NFS Storage for VMware vSphere

This post will guide you through the configuration of FreeNAS 8.3 for use on VMware vSphere. It is assumed at this stage that only the installation has been completed, we still need to create and configure the storage. Log in to the web console of the F ...
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Move/Replace vCloud Director NFS Transfer Server Storage

In a multi-cell vCloud Director installation, all cells need access to a shared spooling area, also known as NFS transfer server storage. When you need to move or replace the NFS transfer server storage because the current presented NFS share is too small ...
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Using ZFS filesystem as an NFS datastore for ESXi

Using ZFS on Linux is an attractive solution for a high-performance NFS server due to several key factors: Cost, ability to use commodity hardware with free software Simplicity, quick install and easy to configure/manage Flexibility, ZFS offers a ple ...
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vSphere Howto: Remove a NFS datastore from ESXi

In a previous article I discussed the steps to take when removing a LUN from an ESXi server. It’s very important to first complete some verification steps on your ESXi host, before you actually remove the LUN from ESXi and your storage solution. Check the ...
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Troubleshooting disk latency when using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI or NFS datastores (2002197)

You see disk latency when using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI or NFS datastores.

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Using esxcfg-nas to unmount a disconnected NFS datastore (1005057)

You cannot unmount an NFS datastore because: The NFS Datastore has running or registered objects The NFS share has been disconnected from the host You see this error in the VMware Infrastructure (VI) Client:Unmount Filesystem Busy

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NFS with IP Hash Load Balancing (1006795)

This article provides information about IP Hash Load Balancing support with NFS.

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Running vSphere on NFS Storage – Whitepaper

Deployment of vSphere on IP based storage is becoming more common and this paper provides a technical overview of deployment considerations and best practices for running vSphere on Network File System shared storage. It examines some myths and clears up ...
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Example Architectural Descision – Storage DRS Configuration for NFS Datastores

In a vSphere environment, a NAS array is presenting Thin Provisioned NFS mounts (Datastores) to the vSphere environment. The storage has deduplication enabled across the datastores being used for the SDRS cluster. What is the most suitable configuration f ...
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PowerCLI: Easy NFS datastore setup vSphere 5.x

For vSphere 4.1 I wrote a PowerCLI script to attach NFS shares. You can find the script here. In vSphere 5 the properties has changed so I had to change the script. In fact the script is much simpler because all the properties can be found in $nfs.info.n ...
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Cannot connect to NFS network share

This article provides steps to check network connectivity, permissions on the NFS Server, and firewall settings.

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