Category: Review

VMware View 5.1 Deployed

I took this week after classes finished to tear down our View 4.6 cloud that was hosted on vsphere 4.1 ESX servers and redeploy it properly with a dedicated vCenter server, upgrade the vmware environment to 5.0 U1 and then roll out a new View 5.1 environment. A few quick observations for those planning upgrades.
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New VMware vSphere Cluster

This month has been busy… very rewarding, but bizzzz-aye! Here’s our latest project come to close… upgrade our existing VMware infrastructure to new hardware to better utilize our existing licenses. Easy enough, right? Old environment: 3 x HP DL380 G5 servers, each identically configured as such: 2 x Dual Core Xeon Processors (1.6Ghz) 16 GB
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DroboPro Performance Testing Part 2

My original post included a quick and dirty test on raw hard drive performance using HDTach to give me an idea of what I was working with with my new DroboPro. Of course true to any benchmarking test – there are so many metrics that can be tested that may be able to give me
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DroboPro Performance Testing

Recently I was able to purchase and test two Drobo storage appliances. A DroboS with five disks and a DroboPro with eight disks. All the disks are the same size, speed, and manufacturer. The specs are listed further below for your consumption. The DroboS is attached via USB 2.0 to my desktop workstation – a
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Nehalem quietly

I love deliveries. Especially this time of year. UPS, FedEx, AirTrans, carrier pigeon… I don’t care – it’s usually something expensive and always something that is going to make my job easier. Today, FedEx delivered a pallet of new HP servers and parts for our new campus. The pallet also contained a few parts for
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