Partial SRDF/Metro 3-site with SRM (SRA)

I recently ran across a customer configuration I had not seen before with 3-site SRDF/Metro (ASYNC leg with failovertoasync site set in Global XML), and it gave me some concern. Let me talk about the setup and then cover the concerning aspects. I will say from the outset, I actually didn't think this setup was... Continue Reading →

VDI – vVol Linked Clones

Many enterprise customers use at least part of their infrastructure to host VDI environments or virtual desktops. Even at Dell I can order up one of these desktops through a self-service catalog if the need arises. I've seen a variety of different types of VDI implementations from NFS to FC, sometimes on a small dedicated... Continue Reading →

NVMe/TCP with PowerFlex 4.0

Yes, that's not a typo: PowerFlex not PowerMax. In truth I work on both PowerMax and PowerFlex, but going forward I expect to spend more time on PowerFlex so more blog posts on that platform will be inevitable. Fortunately there's a good deal of overlap between the platform features like our topic today, so it... Continue Reading →

vSphere 8

*** Nov 8, 2022 update *** VMware has declared this IA release as GA now. You don't have to change anything it magically becomes GA. ************************* A new major vSphere release is available for download today - vSphere 8. VMware previously announced this at VMware Explore in August, but now you can actually get the... Continue Reading →

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