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19 03, 2016

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

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:12+02:00 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 | 2017-12-30T02:50:12+02:00 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 | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+02:00 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 | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+02:00 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 [...]