With support for SMB3, StarWind Virtual SAN makes a cost-effective solution for those that need a scale-out file server. Vladan SEGET reviews the possibilities in this piece.
Vladan Seget of ESX Virtualization writes: Low cost does not mean low quality but rather better bang for your bucks. I think One of the reasons that SMBs usually don’t go hyper-converged or webscale is the price. Solutions from vendors like Nutanix are usually not cost friendly because pay not only for hardware, but also for the proprietary […]
Vladan Seget of ESX Virtualization comments: This article is here to help folks starting with VMware virtualization, not for experienced VMware admins, but even if this article is not your interest you can share to your followers as it might just be their interest. Small shops without budget usually gets the lowest possible packaging called […]
Vladan Seget of ESX Virtualization writes: Today’s SSD’s the way they are connected to the motherboard are usually through SATA/SAS or PCIe. However those interfaces are still limited in bandwidth and access times resulting some latency, even compared to spinning disks SSDs via SATA/SAS or PCIe offers superiour performance and low latency. Diablo Technologies offers […]
Vlandan Seget of ESX Virtualization comments: It’s been a while since IOMeter was updated. IOMeter 1.1 has some huge code changes according to the user guide. There are some some bug fixes as well in this new release. Important to note that if comparing the same workload between two different versions of IOMeter, you might […]
Vladan Seget of ESX Virtualization comments: Another VSAN homelab is born! After waiting some time for more SSDs, Infiniband cables and Perc H310 storage controller cards from eBay, now when all the pieces has arrived I’m able to put everything together and run my VMware VSAN cluster. I expanded my older hosts with internal storage […]
Vladan Seget of ESX Virtualization comments: New features has been announced by PernixData during SFD5 event. If you don’t know PernixData and their FVP technology you should check this post – PernixData FVP in my lab. In short, PernixData FVP Technology is using kernel module. It’s not a VM acceleration appliance. You just have to […]