VAAI and SRDF performance considerations

I wrote a Dell EMC KB (000533648) article last week about VAAI and SRDF performance considerations to assist customers in certain corner cases, but my support colleagues tell me they've had more than a few requests for the information, so I'm going to put most of it here as reference. The intent of the article... Continue Reading →

VSI 8.1 GA

The latest version of Virtual Storage Integrator, aka VSI 8.1, is now available for download. Before getting into the VMAX All Flash/PowerMax enhancements, I thought I'd start with a reminder of the VSI plug-in structure since it has changed over its life. The latest HTML 5 plug-in, 8.x, is still a virtual appliance (vApp), but... Continue Reading →

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 8.2

Yesterday VMware released the latest SRM product, version 8.2. This release introduces an SRM virtual appliance that runs the Photon OS and within the OS containers for SRM itself and any supported SRAs. This release still offers a Windows-based solution, but VMware will eventually fully transition to the appliance. You can check out the release... Continue Reading →

DTW 2019 – VMware presentation

This past week we had our Dell Technologies World 2019 event. I gave a presentation on VMware titled: In the next few weeks, all presentations will be posted on the DTW website, but I've converted mine into a PDF and made it available here early. DTW 2019 Past, Present, Future presentation I've also posted two... Continue Reading →

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