EMC Symmetrix VSA is in the works! kind of

EMC Symmetrix VSA is in the works! kind of
I spotted something very unexpected and interesting in the Twitter today, David Robertson (@daverdfw) is working on a EMC Symmetrix virtual storage appliance for VMware vSphere which is actually on display at the VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas. Symmetrix VSA is still an unofficial and EMC internal only project but if enough Symmetrix customers show ...

NexentaStor Community Edition 3.0.5 released

NexentaStor Community Edition 3.0.5 released
Nexenta has released new version of their free Community Edition storage appliance NexentaStor. NexentaStor is a ZFS Open Storage appliance with advanced features such as in-line deduplication, transparent compression and replication. NexentaStor CE 3.0.5 release contains only bug fixes, no new features were incorporated. If you have access to internet from your NexentaStor appliance you ...

EMC to release new mid-range family, VNX

EMC to release new mid-range family, VNX
The Register broke the news that EMC will release a new mid-range family later this month. New mid-range family is called VNX and it will be an unified block and file storage array replacing EMC’s current CLARiiON CX and NS models. According to The Register there will be five models, VNX5100, 5300, 5500, 5700 and ...

List of VAAI capable storage arrays 21

I decided to make a list of storage arrays with VAAI support, or at least with known availability timeframe. Information on this page is gathered directly from storage vendors, please leave a comment if you have any updates to this list. Array When Good Firmware 3PAR Now 2.3.1 MU2 Compellent Q1/2011   EMC CLARiiON CX4 ...

EMC Unified Storage – what’s new in FLARE 30

Those EMC customers who missed most EMC World 2010 announcements, like me, will find included video very exciting, it shows new storage efficiency features, and new middle range storage management GUI, coming to CLARiiON CX4 in FLARE 30. New FLARE will be released some time during this summer. Features shown in video are New CLARiiON ...

Using NexentaStor ZFS storage appliance with vSphere 8

Using NexentaStor ZFS storage appliance with vSphere
NexentaStor is an storage appliance based on OpenSolaris kernel and its advanced ZFS file system. Latest free Community Edition comes with goodies like online deduplication, transparent compression and snapshots to name few. NexentaStor can share storage over NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, FTP, RSYNC, WebDAV and even FC. On this article I am concentrating using NexentaStor NFS ...

Using Qlogic FCoE adapters with vSphere 10

Using Qlogic FCoE adapters with vSphere
Arcticle updated on 10th of January 2011, driver download links updated Article updated on 18th of September 2010, added CIM provider installation example This article is about vSphere 4.0, VMware did drop a ball with vSphere 4.1 as Qlogic 8100 adapter is NOT supported on initial release on 4.1, support is promised for 4.1 update ...

Working with Linux volumes on vSphere 7

Working with Linux volumes on vSphere
Modern Linux distributions running on VMware vSphere are capable for dynamic storage management, it is possible to create new file systems or extend existing without need to stop services and reboot servers. Here are some examples how to that, these methods work at least on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7 distributions and ...
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