Greg Ferro of EtherealMind comments: I’ve been working on Mellanox S-Series switches lately in a largish network with several hundred 10GbE server ports. On the whole, the product has performed beyond my cynically low expectations and the product has good capabilities overall but the command line interface (CLI) is a really poor user experience. A […]
Truly this was one of the most awaited products of 2009 from EMC after the initial announcement by EMC back in April 2009 along with the release of Symmetrix V-Max. Along with FAST, EMC has also introduced some new enhancements to the EMC Symmetrix V-Max, Clariion CX4 and Celerra NS platforms. Currently FAST will be available on the above 3 platforms at debut and will provide automated storage tiering â€œin-the-boxâ€ for Symmetrix V-Max, â€œin-the-boxâ€ for Clariion CX4 and â€œout-of-boxâ€ for Celerra NS platforms.
You may recall that I wrote about how to enable jumbo frames on VMkernel ports used for IP-based storage early last year. Here are some updated instructions on how to do the same with vSphere, only this time using a vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS).
After spending some time today walking a customer through the basics of configuring VMware ESX networking, I realized that my site doesn’t provide much information for new users. I’m going to address that with a series of posts for new users, of which this article is the first.