Storage

The World’s Fastest Parallel File System with Weka!

I’ve always had an affinity with storage systems… that all started back at my first role with a three rack HPE Storage Area Network system that was cream coloured, big and slow… and when it crashed and burned it really crashed and burned. Since then I’ve dealt with all sorts of storage design and implementations… […] Read More

Quick Fix: vSphere with Tanzu – virtualmachineimages No resources found in namespace

Over the past week I’ve posted a couple of articles that should help people new to vSphere with Tanzu. There are some common hurdles that can pop up. I’ve now deployed it in a couple of environments and each one has raised new quirks. There also isn’t a lot of straight forward content out there […] Read More

Quick Fix: vSphere with Tanzu – no persistent volumes available for this claim and no storage class

I’ve been grappling with vSphere with Tanzu for the past week or so and while I haven’t completely nailed how things operate end to end in this new world, i’ve been able to get to a point beyond the common “kubectl get nodes” which is where plenty of people kicking the tyres get to… and […] Read More

Quick Look: Cloud Tier SOBR Offload Job

With the release of Update 4 for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 we introduced the Cloud Tier, which is an extension of the Scale Out Backup Repository (SOBR). The Cloud Tier allows for data to be stripped out of Veeam backup files and offloaded as blocks of data to Object Storage leaving a dehydrated Veeam […] Read More

How to Copy Amazon S3 Buckets with AWS CLI

I am doing some work on validated restore scenarios using the new Veeam Cloud Tier that backed by an Object Storage Repository pointing at an Amazon S3 Bucket. So that I am not messing with the live data I wanted a way to copy and access the objects from another bucket or folder. There is […] Read More

Quick Fix: vSAN Health Reports iSCSI Target Service Stopped

A few weeks ago I wrote about using iSCSI as a backup repository target. While still running this POC in my environment I came across an error in the vSAN Health Checker stating the vSAN iSCSI target service was in a Failed state. Drilling down into the vSAN Health check tree I could see a […] Read More

Released: vSAN 6.7 – HTML5 Goodness, Enhanced Health Checks and More!

VMware has announced the general availability of vSAN 6.7. As vSAN continues to grow, VMware are very buoyant about how it’s performing in the market. With some 10,000 customers at a run rate of over 600 million they claim to lead the HyperConverged market with a 32% market share. From my point of view it’s […] Read More

The One Problem with the VCSA

Over the past couple of months I noticed a trend in my top blog daily reporting…the Quick fix post on fixing a 503 Service Unavailable error was constantly in the top 5 and getting significant views. The 503 error in various forms has been around since the early days of the VCSA which usually manifests […] Read More

ESXI 6.5 Storage Performance Issues Resolved in Update 1

I originally came across the issue of slow storage performance with the native vmw_ahci driver that comes bundled with ESXi 6.5 just as I was first playing with my SuperMicro SYS-5028D-TN4T in my homelab. After publishing a couple of posts about the workaround shortly afterwards the issue become quiet prevalent in the community and the post […] Read More

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