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Mar
8
comment iSCSI switch replacement (2 VMware hosts)
So basic IP skills then...
Mar
7
comment HP DL380 G5 supported PCIE SSD/boot from SSD
@miguels - what makes you think that your OS (btw I worked on OS/2, I'm that old!) will support a PCIe-based SSD anyway? Are you aware how new they are? also your G5 only used PCIe version 1.0 and even then you have to go out of your way to get a x8 slot - they'd almost certainly not work and if they did they'd be very slow. Don't waste your money this way, do what ewwhite says and virtualise it.
Mar
7
comment VMware ESXi config pass-through for Fibre Channel
There was a passthrough issue on some HP servers with unpatched 5.5, are you up to date with your patching?
Mar
7
comment VMware ESXi config pass-through for Fibre Channel
Oh and presumably you've enabled VT-D in your BIOS?
Mar
7
comment VMware ESXi config pass-through for Fibre Channel
What server do you have?
Mar
7
comment VMware ESXi config pass-through for Fibre Channel
What EXACT model of FC HBA, CPU/s and system-board do you have - only specific combinations are supported.
Mar
4
comment Windows Server…or not?
Hire someone who knows more than about this subject that a floridian grandpa with alzheimer's.
Mar
3
comment Is it possible to use a ftps server (NAS) to use as a virtual hard drive in VMware vSphere Hypervisor, if so, how?
Serverfault is a site for professional system administrators - the absolute minimum we expect of users is to have read some of the basic documentation and to have actually tried what they're asking about. I'm afraid this site isn't for you.
Mar
3
answered Is it possible to use a ftps server (NAS) to use as a virtual hard drive in VMware vSphere Hypervisor, if so, how?
Mar
3
comment Mongodb, we can't go over 100 insert/sec on 200iops HDD
Glad you added the edit but can you answer the question about your system please.
Mar
2
comment VMWare vSphere packet loss
What kind of networking have you at the back of the blade enclosure?
Mar
1
comment How to check if a vm is running on an esxi by command line?
Again, zero quality here, look at the documentation first please.
Mar
1
comment How to connect to a vm on esxi by command line?
Not tempted to look at the documentation? we on serverfault expect question askers to have done the basics before coming here.
Feb
23
comment Finding or estimating sequential vs random distribution of existing system (VMware / SAN)
It utterly depends on what SAN array/s you have, you can get a lot of information from your ESXi hosts but you've then got to collate all of that, it's far easier to look at you arrays and see if they have good stat dump options.
Feb
21
comment Mounting disks of remote ESXi pair as a LUN in local ESXi server
To be honest you can indeed directly link two servers via FC, it works fine, but you need one or both to be an initiator and one or both to be a client - and ESXi can only act as an FC client. That said there is a protocol (RFC 4338 - tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4338) that allows for IP over FC, I had to use this once to get me out of trouble but it took about an hour to work right and was fragile as hell - and again there's no support for it in ESXi - just thought you might be interested :)
Feb
20
answered Mounting disks of remote ESXi pair as a LUN in local ESXi server
Feb
20
answered Datacenter steal data from raid 1 server
Feb
17
comment Mounting 40 iSCSI HP 3PAR SAN volumes in single CentOS7 server
oh and www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/data-storage/3parfileservices.html
Feb
17
comment Mounting 40 iSCSI HP 3PAR SAN volumes in single CentOS7 server
@JawadAlShaikh not performance no, more about overall system stability/fragility - certainly binding lots of LUNs into one XFS FS will work but it makes me nervous - if you lost a single LUN you lose the whole FS - I've been doing IT system design for over 25 years now (very old :) ) and always try to build the most robust system that will do the job, yeah I care about performance but I need something to work every minute of every day if possible and the idea of binding all those LUNs bothers me and personally I like and trust big resilient NAS's for such things.
Feb
17
comment Mounting 40 iSCSI HP 3PAR SAN volumes in single CentOS7 server
I do something similar and I use NFS 100% rather than LUNS, specifically from a NetApp filer cluster - be aware that HPE now offer NAS services on top of 3Par kit, you could look into that?