Tag: storage

  • Easy Storage Monitoring – Setting Up PureELK with Docker

    [UPDATE June 2016: Appears this works with Ubuntu only, maybe a debian flavor. I am hearing RHEL is problematic to get the dependencies working.] I have blogged in the past about setting up vROPS (vCOPS) and Splunk to monitor a Pure Storage FlashArray using the REST API. Scripts and GETs and PUTs are fun and […]

  • PureStorage + REST API + Splunk = Fun with Data about Data

    A few months back I posted a powershell script to post Pure Storage data directly into VMware vCenter Operations Manager (now called vRealize Operations). Inspiration hit me like a brick when a big customer of mine said, “Do you have a plugin for Splunk?” He already wrote some scripts in python to pull data from […]

  • Provision vSphere Datastores on Pure Storage Volumes with Powershell

    A week or so ago our Pure Storage powershell guru Barks @themsftdude sent out some examples of using Powershell to get information via the Pure Storage REST API. My brain immediately started to think how we could combine this with PowerCLI to get a script to create the LUN on Pure and then the datastore on […]

  • Virtual Storage Integrator 5.6 – What’s New

    The Virtual Storage Integrator or VSI has been around for a while. Seems every release something new and exciting gets added that customer have asked for. The VSI 5.6 plugin for EMC is the latest version (9/13/2013) of the plugin to help streamline and simplify interactions between the vSphere client and the EMC storage used […]

  • Some Reality for us Infrastructure Peeps or Apps are cool too

    Don’t’ you just love double titles? For many years I have been an infrastructure guy. I really liked how the cables, and processors and Memory and blinking lights worked. Applications were often the necessary evil tolerated so that I can play with cool technology. During my own journey toward learning about the cloud it becomes […]

  • Extents vs Storage DRS

    I was meeting with a customer today and had to stop for a second when they said they were using 10 TB datastores in vSphere 4.1. At first I was going through my head of maybe NFS? No they are an all block shop. Oh wait yeah, extents. They were using 2 TB -512 byte […]

  • Storage Caching vs Tiering Part 2

    Recently I had the privilege of being a Tech Field Day Delegate. Tech Field Day is organized by Gestalt IT. If you want more detail on Tech Field Day visit right here. In interest of full disclosure the vendors we visit sponsor the event. The delegates are under no obligation to review good or bad […]

  • Storage Caching vs Tiering Part 1

    Recently I had the privilege of being a Tech Field Day Delegate. Tech Field Day is organized by Gestalt IT. If you want more detail on Tech Field Day visit right here. In interest of full disclosure the vendors we visit sponsor the event. The delegates are under no obligation to review good or bad […]

  • B.Y.O.P – The Alternative Vblock

    In college I often would be invited to a get together that could often include the letters BYOB, Bring Your Own Beer. Sometimes a cookout would be BYOM, Bring Your Own Meat (or meat alternative for the vegetarians). So today I want to leverage this to push my new acronym B.Y.O.P. Bring Your Own Pod. […]

  • Adaptive Queuing in ESX

    While troubleshooting another issue a week or two ago I came across this VMware knowledge base article. Having spent most of the time with other brand arrays in the past, I thought this was a pretty cool solution verses just increasing the queue length of the HBA. I would recommend setting this on your 3par […]