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Veeam and DataDomain

I’ve done a fair amount of installs of this combination, Veeam and EMC’s DataDomain deduplication device.  The solution is a wonderful combination – but the number 1 complaint is that it is slow……..slower than it should be. Why is it slow?  Well, the short answer is because of the CIFs implementation on the Data Domain. […]

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vSphere 5.1 Lab – Installing the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)

  Now that we’ve got some VSA’s sharing storage, and some nested ESXi hosts, it’s time to get vCenter up and running. VMware has a vCenter appliance, which scales quite nicely. One benefit of the vCSA is that it doesn’t require a Windows license – otherwise, the benefits for most running this or the Windows […]

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Switching to Linux?

I’ve been getting frustrated with Windows lately – like everyone has at some point or another.. So I decided I would attempt to run Linux on my laptop instead. (I’m dual-booting for now). I’ve dabbled with Ubuntu every year or so, but I still a linux beginner.  I don’t like the Unity interface of Ubuntu, […]

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