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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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