Category: StoreVirtual 4000

vSphere 5.0 Virtual Storage Appliance

One of the new features of vSphere 5.0 is a VMware VSA, or virtual storage appliance. VSAs are nothing new, as HP and FalconStor have offered VSAs for vSphere for a number of years. VSAs work by using DAS (direct attached storage, e.g. SAS or SATA) and turn it into shared storage...

Don’t partition your ESX LUNs!

Under some circumstances you may feel the need to partition an ESX LUN, so you can create two or more datastores. Why? Let's say you have a small branch office with a single ESX host and it's only using internal storage from a RAID controller. And for some reason you...

Cost effective VDI for remote offices

During VMworld I attended a good session on VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) for remote users, presented by HP. To support ROBOs (remote office/branch office) there are two basic architectures.The first is a centralized approach, where one or two datacenters host all the required servers and storage to support all VDI...

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