Storage

Reclaiming thin-provisioned disk space in VMware

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My coworker copied a bunch of VMDK files to a VM so he could import them into VMware. This process worked fine, but left his VM disks using almost their full capacity, even after the files were deleted. When attempting to SVMotion the VM (and re-thin the disks), it failed because there wasnt enough room […]

Scripting

Remove HBAs from Navisphere

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Remove all Registered, and Logged Out HBAs NaviSECCli.exe -user emc -password emc -scope 0 -h tkj1506ds01 port -removehba -all Remove a specific HBA (logged in or out) NaviSECCli.exe -user emc -password emc -scope 0 -h tkj1506ds01 port -removehba -hbauid 50:01:39:71:00:0F:81:46:50:01:39:70:00:0F:81:46

Cloud

EMCWorld Virtual labs rock!

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I just got done performing several virtual labs here at EMCWorld and they are great. I have been hearing about all this new technology: VPlex, VBlock, VNX, UIM, and so on, but havnt had a chance to try any hands-on activities to feel the technology.I just provisioned storage across the country, deployed enterprise level VMware […]

Avamar

EMCWorld – 2 days down

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Day 2 at EMCworld ended with a bang. Lots of great sessions and lots of fun. So far I have seen: The future of consumer driven IT Enterprise IT growing and being as nimble as consumer technology Virtualized information world, where people no longer work on “documents” at “deskops” but work with information from anywhere […]

Cloud

Is your company ready for future storage?

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Is your company ready for the future of storage? Are you?EMCWorld session Managing information storage – Trends, Challenges, and Options 2011-2012 discussed some of the recent history of storage management and challenges, and the moved on to vew the future trends and possibilities. The whitepaper (link below) goes into great detail about storage environments, trends, […]

Oracle

Oracle Database Storage Admin Guide

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In the Storage Administrators Guide to Deploying and Managing Oracle DB Clounds on EMC Storage session at EMCWorld, they mentioned the Oracle Database Storage Administrators Guide – a guide to configuring and managing Oracle disks for non-DBAs.Some quick googling came up with the below link, this contains some great information about managing ASM as the […]

Storage

Storage Lightning

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Solid State Disks are revolutionizing the computer industry. It started out as a method to quickly store and retrieve data, but EMC has taken it to the next level with its FAST and FASTCache features.Several vendors have released PCI cards that are plugged into a server and serve as SSD disks, this disk is then […]

Cloud

Migrating live VMs across multiple states?

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Last year at EMCWorld, they unveiled the EMC VPlex – a way of having active-active datacenters and being able to synchronize data between them in such a way that you could run virtual workloads between them. The even demo’d migrating between SANs that were theoretically in different datacenters. This was a great idea, but my […]

certification

Just became and EMC Proven Professional!

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I saw that I could sign up at EMCWorld to take the EMC certification exams for half price, so I thought it migh be a good idea. Every year they have asked me if I wanted a cool shirt, and when I said yes, they said I had to pass the test — this year […]