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40 views

Can't view properties of an hba in vSphere 5.5

Why can't I view the properites of this HBA in vSphere?
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2answers
68 views

vSphere Virtual Storage Appliance: adding physical storage

Right now, we have two physical ESXi (5.1) servers, each with a RAID 10 array of physical disks; currently, we're using one of these as the primary datastore for the virtual machines that reside on ...
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82 views

Network issues regarding p4300 SAN - cannot manage p4300 through CMC

I am having an issue with my p4300 LeftHand SAN. It is a 2 node iSCSI system. Each one has 2 nics which are teamed into a cisco switch. The VMware cluster is connected into this switch as well with ...
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1answer
140 views

vSphere 5 and Powerpath/VE?

I am in the process of setting up our vSphere 5 environment. With previous version of vSphere I have used the native pathing with VMware but I now want to investigate Powerpath/VE since it now works ...
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2answers
353 views

LUN and VMFS 5 sizing assistance

I am working on setting up our vSphere 5 environment. With vSphere 5 you can go > the 2TB VMFS datastore size that you were capped at with in 4.x, etc. What size datastores are people using and ...
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5answers
923 views

Choosing a SAN technology for 100s of VM Web Servers

The Problem We have an issue with performance on an existing platform, so I'm turning to the hive mind for a second opinion on this. The performance issue so far relates to IOPS rather than ...
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2answers
618 views

Can you detect partition misalignment from a VM?

First of all the back story - All of a sudden (literally overnight) an instance starts throwing CPU utilization alerts. This is a rather lowly VM (1 vCPU, 2GB RAM) but all it does is very low NFS ...
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3answers
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Infrastructure Storage Recommendations: Backing up a SAN with VMs [closed]

We are going to be moving our current physical server infrastructure to a VMware solution with 3 nodes (The Essentials Plus Kit). I need recommendations for storage. From what I've read, an iSCSI SAN ...
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0answers
145 views

vSphere - datastore falling off a host

Recently we have been running the vCheck powershell script daily in order to help in monitoring our vSphere ESX 4.0 environment. One of the oddities that we have been seeing is that some of the ...
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1answer
704 views

Would FreeNAS with RAID-6/10/50 work well with VMWare ESXi?

I am considering expanding my single ESXi server set-up with a SAN and another ESXi server, because I am planning to update the Windows Server 2003 virtual machines to Windows Server 2008. The servers ...
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3answers
740 views

How do I present a very large disk to a windows VM?

Equipment: - EVA 4400 storage system - ESXi 4.1 hosts managed via Virtual Centre - Windows Server 2K3 R2 64bit Enterprise Edition VMs Goal: - Have a very large volume that is used for on-disk ...
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3answers
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Setup of HP ProCurve 2810-24G for iSCSI?

I have a pair of ProCurve 2810-24G that I will use with a Dell Equallogic SAN and Vmware ESXi. Since ESXi does MPIO, I am a little uncertain on the configuration for links between the switches. Is a ...
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1answer
119 views

Does the vSphere server need access to the SAN?

In the next few weeks we're doing a new VMWare/vSphere deployment, but the server that's been set aside for the vSphere server does not have access to the SAN that the VMWare blades will be using. Is ...
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2answers
416 views

VMware vsphere essentials plus network cabling

I'm not sure how many NICs I need to use to have vmotion support with my SAN. See the link for a picture, it's laughably crude. Sketch
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2answers
1k views

vSphere NIC Configuration?

I have a pile of HP SAN and server boxes behind my desk. Long story short, I'll have 2 vSphere hosts, each with 12 pNICs, and a single Procurve 2910al switch (actually two but linked) dedicated for ...
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2answers
731 views

HP Lefthand P4000 - Anyone got one?

If so how are you finding it and how do you have your multi-site setup configured? We're looking more and more likely to go the P4000 route and I'm looking at how things like failover work between ...
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2answers
978 views

vDS - vCenter Problem

We are implementing a vSphere farm and are using a distrubuted switch. The VC is a VM within the farm connected to the distrubuted switch. We had a SAN issue and all of our VMs were down. When the SAN ...
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1k views

Rough estimate for speed advantage of SAN-via-fibre to san-via-iSCSI when using VMware vSphere

We are in the process of setting up two virtualization servers (DELL R710, Dual Quadcore Xeon CPUs at 2.3 Ghz, 48 GB RAM) for VMware VSphere with storage on a SAN (DELL Powervault MD3000i, 10x 500 GB ...