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I must admit that I think I have made quite a few mistakes in this Install. I was told that 6.0 is not supported by PernixData yet, but it has been known to work. So I installed a 5.5 VCSA instead, and voila it joined my AD without any problems that the 6.0 had. (Guess I need to try the 6.0 VCSA again). ¬†Then Uninstalled and Reinstalled the PernixData Management Software, and… Read More

So I finally got around to upgrading my homelab to 32Gb ram, so I can run the vCenter all the time, which is needed for PernixData’s FVP solution. Also gotten a cheap Kingston v300 120Gb SSD for testing. Been running for 2 weeks with vFlash Read Cache from VMware which seriously speeded up my homelab.¬†However i did run in to one Caveat. I had let the VCSA used some of the vflash… Read More

On Wednesday I attended a session at VMworld about PernixData FVP with Satyam Vaghani and Frank Denneman. And I must say I do like their approach to the Flash idea. They want to make their solution available to all application that runs on top of vSphere. Meaning even all your old p2v’d systems can get a huge boost in IOPS with this. I wont go into much detail on how it works,… Read More

Everyone is taking about Flash these days, and I suspect the coming #VMworld will be swarming with new startups entering the Flash storage or Hybrid Storage market. So I though I’d give you my ideas about Flash in a normal sized virtualized environment. The setup I work with often consists of 2 EMC VNX5700 in a Metro-cluster setup with EMC VPLEX’s in front of them, also known as a Stretched Datacentre. Having… Read More

On April 3rd VMUG Denmark held its first vMug of the year, the place was a repeat of a nice setting that was done last year as well. It was held in a Cinema and afterwards there were a showing of the new Captain America: The Winter Soldier Movie. More than 100 vMuggers had claimed a ticket for this VMUG so the cinema was filled to capacity. It started off with Nicolai… Read More

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