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answered RAID with three disks (RAID 5 vs RAID 1E)
Jan
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comment How to recover from switch failure?
As we say when you sign up serverfault is for those 'managing information technology systems in a business environment' - having a single switch is considered unprofessional and wouldn't fit this site. Perhaps our sister site superuser - which is more for lab/hack environments - would be more appropriate.
Jan
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comment How do I move vCenter Server Appliance to a vDS?
If only VMWare created plenty of perfectly decent documentation and training on exactly how to do this...
Jan
26
comment Cluster Shared Volume on ESXi 5.5
@Massimo - or you could use a non-MS clustering solution like Veritas Storage Foundation of course
Jan
26
comment Cluster Shared Volume on ESXi 5.5
Huh - didn't know you could do that, I'm an FC/FCoE kinda guy, never use SAS for shared storage normally so excuse my ignorance. Anyway all you need to do is create a new LUN/Logical Disk of whatever size, expose it to each host, then RDM-map it to the various VMs in physical mode. This will make the shared LUN appear to each host but you will have to use some form of cluster-management to ensure you don't immediately corrupt the volume as by default each VM will assume it has exclusive access to the volume. Google for how to do MSSQL in VMs, the method is the same.
Jan
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comment Cluster Shared Volume on ESXi 5.5
There's some 'gotchas' about this because NTFS as default isn't a cluster-aware filesystem but that might be fixable - but firstly how are you sharing this 6Gbps DAS - DAS suggests shared-SAS but I'm unaware of that being workable in a >2-host setup - how EXACTLY is your storage configured?
Jan
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comment Unable to extend volume on Suse VM
You're not using LVM!
Jan
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Jan
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comment HP MSA 2040 for SVOD service
Sorry, busy day, may have to wait until Friday now sorry - got a business trip tues-thurs
Jan
11
comment No available VMware CPU licenses BUT assigned license count does not match the real used count
That's really weird, have you been able to reboot the vCenter since spotting this problem?
Jan
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comment No available VMware CPU licenses BUT assigned license count does not match the real used count
Show us this with images please.
Jan
9
comment HP MSA 2040 for SVOD service
I'm in the UK, it's a bit late here - I'll come back tomorrow or Monday to arrange ok.
Jan
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comment HP MSA 2040 for SVOD service
@hsp are you only on the hook for the storage side of this or for the web front end and security/network too? where are you in the world? perhaps we could do a quick skype call or similar?
Jan
9
comment HP MSA 2040 for SVOD service
@hsp my job for the last decade has been building VOD platforms - generally speaking you can't just buy a single product and expect it to do everything you need - you need experience of your user base and a better understanding of the impact they have on your IO requirements. Our team is around 100 but we support about 4m users so don't assume you can do all of this on your own. We use a combination of HPE 3Par and NetApp FAS8000 series boxes to actually hold our content then use Brocade Steelapp/VTM to cache what we can. Basically it's not easy and the 2040 is good but low-end.
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