Recent content by Child of Wonder

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    To the pinnacle of your "homelab"! Tell your stories

    My original home lab was a collection of Pentium 3 Gateway mini-PCs that I'd install Windows 2000 Server or Fedora Linux onto for practice. Eventually I had a AMD Athlon 64 x2 4400 with 2GB of RAM and would load 3-4 VMs on it with VMware Server. As the years progressed I upgraded to 2x whitebox...
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    vmware 6.7 U2 released.

    Even easier is to upgrade from the command line with esxcli: esxcli software sources profile list --depot=https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.7.0-<latest dated image>-standard -d...
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    vmware 6.7 U2 released.

    Only announced, GA TBD
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    Veeam/VMware VSAN backup issue

    I work for an array vendor so my input is biased, but HCI and VSAN in particular just isn't the panacea it claims to be. Long winded post coming up.... 1. Simplicity - I used to manage HP EVAs, EMC VNXs, and other storage products back in the day. They were a management headache and it required...
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    VMware vSAN - Single Disk Noncompliant

    A 32 node cluster would take an entire day to upgrade? Is this with moving data during each host going into maintenance mode? All flash or hybrid? What FTT? Any data services enabled? What's baseline latency and how is it affected with hosts going offline?
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    VMware vSAN - Single Disk Noncompliant

    Dude, VSAN is steaming garbage. Just quit banging your head against a wall and buy a cheapo used Synology box or build a FreeNAS box. You'll have far less sleepless nights. Trust me, you've only just started to find all the problems and idiosyncrasies VSAN has to offer.
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    VMware vSAN - Single Disk Noncompliant

    This is why I avoid VSAN like the plague.
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    Anyone else at vmworld 2018?

    No probably just running around entertaining clients -- dinners, drinks, etc.
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    Anyone else at vmworld 2018?

    I'll be there tonight and tomorrow night.
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    VCP or other certification, how much help has it been?

    Yeah, but only because my current employer pays for it and gives me a bonus for it. Otherwise I would let it lapse.
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    VCP or other certification, how much help has it been?

    When I first got the VCP3 it didn't help at all. My company had a lot of favoritism and because I was newer others got to focus on VMware even though I knew much more than they did. When I was laid off the VCP did help me get a job at a VAR as a Virtualization Engineer.
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    Hyperconvergence

    What I usually hear is people want HCI for 3 main reasons: 1. Ease of scale 2. Single pane of glass to manage the entire stack 3. Direct access to storage resources by VM and App Admins, no need for Storage Admins to get in the way Most of these reasons are directly related to storage...
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    Hyperconvergence

    What interests you about HCI?
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