My first look at Unikernels on vSphere

Dear reader, if you are like me, you may only be getting to grips with containers and how they compare to the virtual machine approach of running applications. While there has been a lot of buzz around containers, I've heard some rumblings around Unikernels, but to be honest, haven't really been paying too much attention to them. That was until my recent [...]

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vCenter 5.0U2 and ESXi 5.0U2 Released

Hi all, Prior to the holidays, VMware released new versions of vCenter & ESXi on December 20th. There were new releases for both vSphere 5.0 & 5.1. In this post, I [...]

Heads Up! NimbleOS Maintenance Release 1.4.4.0

Folks, if you are a Nimble Storage customer, and I know many of my readers are, then you need to be aware of a new NimbleOS release. A new maintenance update, NimbleOS [...]

New updates from Nutanix – NOS 3.0 and NX-3000

Yesterday I had the opportunity to catch up with a very good friend of mine, Ray Hassan, who is now part of the Nutanix team in the UK. Ray took some time out of his very [...]

NFS Best Practices – Part 4: Sizing Considerations

Welcome to the next installment of NFS Best Practices. In this fourth and final best practice section on NFS, I asked a number of our major NAS storage partners some sizing [...]

Could not detect setting of sitpua for device naa.xxx. Error Not supported.

I recently received a question about the following message appearing in the VMkernel logs of an ESXi host: 2012-12-07T12:15:58.994Z cpu17:420151)ScsiDeviceIO: 6340: Could not [...]

NFS Best Practices – Part 3: Interoperability Considerations

Welcome to part 3 of the NFS Best Practices series of posts. While part 1 looked at networking and part 2 looked at configuration options, this next post will look at [...]

An Introduction to Flash Technology

As many of you are aware, VMware made a number of announcements at VMworld 2012. There were three technical previews in the storage space. The first of these was on Virtual [...]