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 →

NMP latency best practices with VMAX and PowerMax

...continued from my previous post. So at this point you’re probably asking, do I use this new feature and if so when do I use it? Well there is a perfect use case for type=latency and that is uniform vSphere Metro Storage Clusters using SRDF/Metro. Recall that uniform configurations, or cross-connect, zone and map hosts... Continue Reading →

vSphere 6.7 U1 & NMP latency

In vSphere 6.7 VMware released, albeit without fanfare, a new type of NMP, latency. Most customers probably never even knew it was there - I was among them until a colleague told me about it. In Update 1 of 6.7 released today here, they've supplied the documentation to go along with the feature so we'll... Continue Reading →

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