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EMC ScaleIO vs Starwind Virtual SAN

I'm setting a test lab to evaluate best solution for future production use. The production farm intended for an SMB, so budget is present, but it is also limited. Goal for production: 3 ...
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Hyper-V on 2012R2 HyperV Edition or 2008R2 Standard Edition?

We are currently running VMWare ESXi, with 1 Windows 2008 R2 Standard instance, 1 Windows 7 instance and 2 Linux instances. So, recently I wanted to upgrade my server, because there were a lot of ...
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VTL with AWS S3 in Veeam

After implementing the solution based on the following manual - https://www.driftar.ch/2017/06/13/veeam-using-starwind-vtl-with-aws-s3-in-veeam/ and successfully configuring the solution, but the main ...
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How to configure StarWind Virtual SAN Free

I tested my environment during the 30 day trial and really liked it but now I want to make it work with the free version. I started over and followed these walk-through from Starwind Creating HA ...
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Upgrading existing environment to vSphere 6.5 [closed]

I currently have two ESXI hosts in a cluster with vSphere 5.0. My company has finally given me the green light on upgrading to 6.5 (don't ask why we're still on 5.0-weird corporate policy stuff). What ...
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Is StarWind a viable iSCSI solution for a test/development environment?

I'm considering setting up a software-based iSCSI environment for some development/test VMs. Some of the research that I've done has lead me to StarWind's Free iSCSI product. I was all happy since it ...
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Windows 2008: re-use of deleted blocks on virtual “thin” disks

We use a StarWind SAN which has the concept of thin-provisioned disks that grow as needed. You can allocate a 4TB drive but it starts off tiny and grows as blocks are written to the virtual disk (via ...
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Starwind iSCSI shrink device

I have a 600GB device setup and attached via iSCSI using the free version of Starwind. I've found I'll need to use 300 GB of the host drive for another purpose and would like to resize the 600GB image ...
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Connecting to EqualLogic with Starwind Starport Initiator, login trouble?

We have a working iSCSI SAN, an Equallogic, which runs fine with the Microsoft iSCSI initiator. With the Starport Initiator, we can't even connect. There's no login needed, neither local nor LDAP. ...
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Novell Xen cloud

I'm trying to set up a mini-cloud with Novell Xen (SLES 10 SP2 so it's Xen 3.2.x). I have an iSCSI server in the back, using a Starwind 4.1 target. The problem is that I when I write to the iSCSI ...