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How to create a Nested VMware vSAN 6.6 environment.

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 [...]

By | 2019-09-23T09:42:36+02:00 May 13th, 2017|Storage, VMware Posts, vSAN|10 Comments

Ransomware: How to decrypt your device and data

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:05+01:00 April 28th, 2017|Backups Posts, Olher, Storage, VMware Posts|1 Comment

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

This article, Dell EqualLogic PS6000 - How to upgrade Array firmware and Hard Disk, discusses how to update the firmware(Arrays and disks) of a Dell EqualLogic PS6000. Since this disk's 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 [...]

By | 2021-02-05T11:24:41+01:00 March 19th, 2016|Storage|4 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:12+01:00 January 16th, 2016|Storage, VMware Posts|0 Comments

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

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. [...]

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+01:00 March 18th, 2015|Storage, VMware Posts|0 Comments

VMware: ESXi 5.0 HP Smart Array P420i Controller issue

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+01:00 February 18th, 2014|Storage, VMware Posts|0 Comments