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7 11, 2017

Nutanix .NEXT Conference 2017 in Nice, France

By | November 7th, 2017|Storage, Virtualization|0 Comments

In the next three days, 7 to 9th, of this month, the annual Nutanix .NEXT Conference event will be in place in Nice, France. This is an excellent conference for all Nutanix customers, professionals, and Nutanix fans. Or just for networking with your peers.  Also never forget the after parties :) In this conference, you [...]

17 06, 2017

How to create a Nested VMware vSAN 6.6 environment – Part II

By | June 17th, 2017|Storage, Virtualization|0 Comments

In Part I  – Create Nested vSphere 6.5 for vSAN 6.6 of this article we had to install and configure all the Nested ESXi hosts and also set all Virtual Disks as SDD to work in All-Flash vSAN. In this how to create a nested vsan environment Part II – Configure All-Flash vSAN Nested we will configure [...]

9 06, 2017

Veeam Backup & Replication is now certified by VMware on vSAN

By | June 9th, 2017|Backups, Storage|0 Comments

Veeam Backup & Replication tool is now certified by VMware to work with vSAN and also vSphere ESXi. We can use Veeam to backup from vSAN and supported by Veeam since 2014, but now VMware recognizes and certified Veeam to use on their vSAN product. I think this is great news for Veeam and pretty [...]

13 05, 2017

How to create a Nested VMware vSAN 6.6 environment.

By | May 13th, 2017|Storage, Virtualization|9 Comments

After many times postponed, this week I start implementing and testing correctly VMware vSAN 6.6 in my home lab. In this case will be the new All-Flash vSAN 6.6. What is VMware vSAN? "VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN), is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solution. vSAN is a core building block for the Software-Defined [...]

28 04, 2017

Ransomware: How to decrypt your device and data

By | April 28th, 2017|Backups, Olher, Storage, Virtualization|1 Comment

In the following of my previous article regarding Ransomware, How to protect your VMs against Ransomware the non-profit project No More Ransom provides some tools that can help you decrypt your device and data. There is a list of several tools that can decrypt your files. These are tools created by some Security Companies (like [...]

19 03, 2016

Dell Equalogic PS6000 – How to upgrade Array firmware and Hard Disk

By | March 19th, 2016|Storage|0 Comments

In this article we talk about how to update the firmware(Arrays and disks) of a Dell Equalogic PS6000 Since this disks firmware needs at least Array firmware 6.x version and we are running 7.x, I decided to update the disk first, then update the Arrays firmware to 8x. So in this article we will  upgrading [...]

16 01, 2016

How to install and Enable VAAI NetApp® NFS Plug-in in VMware

By | January 16th, 2016|Storage, Virtualization|0 Comments

Lets start to have a small explanation what is VAAI(vStorage API for Array Integration ) and what are the benefits using it. VAAI is an API framework in VMware that enable some Storage tasks. It first presented in ESXi 4.1, but only after 5.x supports hardware acceleration with NAS storage devices. Allows certain I/O operations [...]

18 03, 2015

NetApp: ESXi – How to identify NetApp iSCSI LUN by serial number

By | March 18th, 2015|Storage, Virtualization|0 Comments

How to identify NetApp iSCSI LUN serial number in a ESXi host. In NetApp side iSCSI LUNs can be identified by Serial number, or LUN path, or even LUN id. But the same LUNs in ESXi can have the same LUN id, but you can have LUNs with the same LUN id from different systems. [...]

18 02, 2014

VMware: ESXi 5.0 HP Smart Array P420i Controller issue

By | February 18th, 2014|Storage, Virtualization|0 Comments

Today we had an issue with an ESXi 5.0 Host. Is a HP DL360p Gen8, so we needed to reinstall the ESXi 5.0. These ESXI host have 4TB of local Storage, so we need to reinstall the ESXi without destroy the Local VMFS Storage. Downloaded the latest ESXi 5.0.0.update03-1311175.x86_64 and reinstall the ESXi in the [...]