Nutanix – NOS 3.0 & NX3000 – The 400VM 2U Building Block

Nutanix’s mission is to virtualize a datacenter without the need for a SAN. This approach allows for many benefits, such as buy what you need, when you need it and a reduction in complexity around architecture and operations. The NX3000 The Nutanix NX3000 comes per block of 4 blade like servers called ‘nodes’. Each Node … Read more Nutanix – NOS 3.0 & NX3000 – The 400VM 2U Building Block

How to clone and snapshot a VM on #Tintri VMstore

Integrated instant VM-level snapshots and clones. With Tintri VMstore, you get fast, efficient storage level data protection with advanced per-VM snapshots and clones. Operations like cloning and snapshots are at the VM-level, which when combined with Tintri’s inline deduplication and compression makes them extremely space and performance efficient. Default snapshot schedules protect every VM automatically, … Read more How to clone and snapshot a VM on #Tintri VMstore

Technical Deep Dive on Tintri Architecture

Tintri, Inc., developer of a purpose-built storage system for virtual machines named VMstore, a product specifically designed from the ground up to solve the unique storage problems of virtual machines (VMs). The VMstore Storage System knows VMware file types so it can really dig deeper into what’s really going on with storage at the VM level. … Read more Technical Deep Dive on Tintri Architecture

Virsto v2.0 for vSphere – delivers purpose-built software defined storage

At Storage Field Day 2 we recently had a very interesting presentation at Virsto’s about their upcoming 2.0 version of their storage appliance for vSphere. Introduction to Virsto Software with CEO Mark Davis: Virsto for vSphere 2.0 Discussion and Demonstration:  Virsto will release their v2.0 of their Software-Defined-Storage for the datacenter on December 4th. What … Read more Virsto v2.0 for vSphere – delivers purpose-built software defined storage

Storage Field Day 2 (8th & 9th November 2012)

The time has come that I will be attending my  very first Tech Field Day. it’s also my very first Storage Field Day – an event dedicated to storage companies. Storage Field Day 2 Tech Field Day is an Gestalt IT event that brings together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share … Read more Storage Field Day 2 (8th & 9th November 2012)

NexentaStor Community Edition 3.1.3.5 Released

I was waiting for the 3.1.4 version to be released, but instead Nexenta released the 3.1.3.5 version. So, What’s new in this release: Romley Motherboard support VMXNET3 driver (Wait… 10G Networking support for Virtual Storage Appliance, NICE) General Stability (See the list of bug fixes.) Note for VMware Appliance users. It’s important that you read … Read more NexentaStor Community Edition 3.1.3.5 Released

Zerto Virtual Replication 2.0 and Zerto Cloud Disaster Recovery Ecosystem announced

Zerto announced the release of Zerto Virtual Replication 2.0. This latest version enables enterprises to expand virtualization strategies with the highest levels of application and data protection. New features include: Simplified multi-site replication, protection and migration – Replicate VMs from any site or multiple sites to any other site and automatically recover in minutes. Extended … Read more Zerto Virtual Replication 2.0 and Zerto Cloud Disaster Recovery Ecosystem announced

Oracle Buys Xsigo Systems

Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xsigo Systems, a leading provider of network virtualization technology. Xsigo’s software-defined networking technology simplifies cloud infrastructure and operations by allowing customers to dynamically and flexibly connect any server to any network and storage, resulting in increased asset utilization and application performance while reducing … Read more Oracle Buys Xsigo Systems

In the test: NexentaVSA for View

Today I was asked to give NexentaVSA for View a good test-drive in my lab. I use Nexenta CE for my home lab and since I start using it I am a big fan! More because of ZFS and the speed it gives me with minimal number of SATA and some SSD’s. Nexenta VSA for View is a good combination of automated deployment of the NexentaStor appliance and a layer above View to manage it all.

Let’s start with some pictures. A normal Nexenta VSA for View environment consist of 2 or more ESX5i hosts to run your desktops on and one esx5i host to run your management VM’s on.
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