A closer look at the Infinio Cache Accelerator I/O Filter

The folks over at Infinio were kind enough to send me their latest Cache Accelerator I/O Filter so I could set it up in my lab. I must say, this seemed to be the most intuitive of the VAIO plugins (vSphere API for I/O Filters) that I have used to date. In this post, I just want to run run through the deployment of the filter, as opposed to looking at any of [...]

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vSAN and Predictive DRS, Network-Aware DRS and Proactive HA

vSphere 6.5 saw the release of a number of improvements in the areas of DRS. I won't detail all of the improvements here, since my colleague Brian Graf has done a great job of [...]

Norway VMware User Group Meetings – May/June 2017

I'm delighted to report that I've been invited to speak at the upcoming Norway VMUG (VMware User Group) meetings. These take place in three different cities over the week of [...]

My DockerCon 2017 Day #2

This is day #2 of DockerCon 2017. If you want to read my impressions of DockerCon 2017 Day #1, you can find it here. Today, as well as attending the keynote, some breakout [...]

My DockerCon 2017 Day #1

This is my very first DockerCon. It is also the first time that I've attended a conference purely as an attendee, and not have some responsibilities around breakout sessions, [...]

A closer look at Cohesity 4.0

Last week, I had a chance to catch up with my pal, Rawlinson Rivera. Rawlinson and I worked closely on a lot of storage related stuff at VMware, but he has since moved on to [...]

Erasure Coding and Quorum on vSAN

I was looking at the layout of RAID-5 object configuration the other day, and while these objects were deployed on vSAN with 4 components, something caught my eye. It wasn't [...]

Why two stretched clusters cannot cross-host each others witness appliances!

Sorry about the wordy title but this is a question that has come up a number of times. The request is that when I have two data sites and deploy two stretched clusters across [...]