Dell EMC PowerStore hands on

Thanks to Ingram had the opportunity to put my hands on a real – and remote – Dell EMC Powerstore array. Picture taken by me in our dataceter are all off now, the system is 600km away from me. The environment it was sitting consist two Dell EMC PowerEdge R740…

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VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0.1 – actual challenges

In a proof of concept I am building a VMware Cloud Foundation deployment using it’s latest release – 4.0.1. Before the bring up, there were some questions how to deploy the management domain that uses 4 pnics per server, sorted into two distributed switches. 4.0 major release solved that, Cloud…

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NVMe arrived with Primera OS 4.2

Back in the days when HPE has announded Primera as it’s future proof tier 0 storage, they proudly stated that Primera is NVMe ready, but not really shipping with NVMe drives at start. It was clear that the chassis, the controllers are all compatible with a later released NVMe media….

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VMware vExpert 2020 application – mid year

The application has been opened for as we reached the mid of this year. If you have done things that help spreading the use of VMware products, presented and evangelized how VMware can help or have a blog/podcast this is your time to apply! What vExpert program is? vExpert is…

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Nimble OS 5.2 is here

Let’s start with the summary, this is a milestore release I believe. This is not just a version that can be best described with some makeup here and there, but a version which delivers 1388 bug-fixes, 39 already existing feature enhancemens but 27 new features! For free! This is NOS…

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Dell EMC PowerStore

Like half year ago there were rumours that Dell EMC is working on refactoring of its storage portfolio. All agree it was time to do it since many storage systems were in the product line, which all were brought by either Dell or EMC to the table. This caused quite…

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Folding@home – in your datacenter

Unusual topic here, but I am sure many of you have at least one VMware cluster – except if you don’t use VMware, which gives an excuse to close this windows anyway – where you have some excess capacity. At least I really hope that my posts – in hungarian…

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HPE Primera – models and options

I really hope you have met with HPE Primera – correctly pronounced called praɪmɛrə – earlier on, at least here on my blog. Now that more and more information and details are no longer under top secret stamp, it is time to write and talk about it, especially what the…

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Nimble CLI – sweets

I covered the power of Infosight based on a Nimble array in the last two articles but hey, that is in the cloud….so let’s descend to the controllers’ deep hearth and sqeeze the most information we can. First of all some of those which cannot be found on GUI or…

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HPE Nimble with Infosight – second part

In the first episode I promised that we will go trough what Infosight can do and to show lovely bits under “Labs” tab. Before we start let me remind you to always integrate your vCenter Server(s) with your Nimble array(s). This will open up a new horizon for sure, worth…

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Aruba User Experience Insight – experience

Preface: I am not an expert in wireless networking, nor Aruba products and capabilities, so if I write something incorrect, don’t send me to hell. Our company got a device like this and my colleague, Gabor Juhasz set it up, so he has the credit for all this. Wireless network…

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HPE Nimble with Infosight – first part

You might recall some presentations from HPE and some of those surely contained at least a slide about their cloud based management platform called Infosight. It came around a while ago in recent years HPE is adding more and more product lines to it. Is is not uncommon we see…

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