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Veeam v7 Features Announcement

  Today, Veeam released all of it’s product enhancements for version 7, which will be released later this summer.  I am excited to implement some of these new features for my clients!  Here’s the list: vCloud Director Support Using the vCD API, Veeam will display the vCD infrastructure directly in Veeam Backup & Replication™, backup […]

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vSphere 5.1 Lab – HP StoreVirtual VSA Install

Next, I needed some shared storage to eventually present to my nested ESXi servers.  I decided to use HP’s StoreVirtual VSA (Formerly LeftHand) because I work with it fairly often, and because it’s the only VSA supported for SRM. HP offers the VSA for a trial period of 60 days – plenty of time to […]

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vSphere VSA Raid requirements relaxed!

Today VMware announced on it’s blog that the RAID 1o requirements will be dropped, and that VMware will be supporting RAID 5 and RAID 6 as well. See the blog here, and see the updated documentation here. So, this means that you will be able to use more of your local storage! Before, with RAID […]

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vSphere 5 VSA – Virtual San Appliance – Part 3

Management and Maintenance As if getting the VSA installed wasn’t easy enough, VMware has made the VSA virtually (no pun intended) management free. With your Datacenter selected, simply click back on the VSA Manager tab, and you will be presented with the page below: In the top window, is the VSA Cluster settings.  All self […]

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vSphere 5 VSA – Virtual San Appliance – Part 2

Installation and Configuration Now it’s time to install the VSA.  Remember, we need 2 (or 3) fresh ESXi 5.0 installs, joined to our vCenter server. Now, for the easy part… (it’s actually all easy) Installation: Run the VSA setup from the CD on your vSphere server. Click next and “I accept” through the first screen […]

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vSphere 5 VSA – Virtual San Appliance – Part 1

With the release of vSphere 5, comes VMware’s VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance). What exactly is it?  Well, it’s VMware’s answer of providing shared storage to SMBs that don’t purchase a physical SAN or NAS.  It will use the local storage in each ESX box, and present it to the VSA VM, and that in turn […]

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