Sunday, 2 September 2012

Tech Round Up 2nd September 2012

Interesting things worth making a note of since the last Tech Round Up!
With content from: Cisco, Citrix, Dell, F5, HP, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, NetApp, PHD, Silver Peak, Veeam, VMware, and Xangati!

## Cisco ##

Note: There is not yet a Part 2
Highlights examples of the following:
1. # bgp-policy destination ip-prec-map
2. # aaa local authentication attempts max-fail 5
3. # file verify auto

## Citrix ##

Solves problem of browsing corporate internal websites without needing full VPN connectivity, or having to see broken links…

“AppDNA will save you time, reduce your risk of failure and save you money on your desktop transformation or application management …”

From virtualization.info

## Dell ##

“The PowerVault MD3 delivers 60 3TB, 3.5-inch disk drives in a 4U rack shelf; that's 180TB of raw data.”

Interesting: “… great storage acquisitions … Compellent … (Dell) has no high-end array to match HDS’s VSP, IBM’s DS8000 or EMC’s VMAX. What can it do?”

## Dell Customer Stories ##

Services: Dell™  Compellent™ Copilot™  Support
Hardware: Dell Compellent Storage Center with Series 40 Controllers
Software:
Dell Compellent Data Instant Replay
Dell Compellent Data Progression
Dell Compellent Dynamic Capacity
Dell Compellent Enterprise Manager
Dell Compellent Remote Instant Replay
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008

## F5 ##

Figure: The solution - A FIX environment with a BIG-IP ADC in place to provide security, authentication, SSL offload, and traffic switching from one controlled, centralized location.

## HP ##


## Juniper Networks ##

Available for Kindle

## Microsoft ##

Guided labs for private cloud solutions built on System Center and Windows Server

Came across this in a technet post about needing more customisation/configurable options when using SCVMM 2012; and it was recommended to focus on App Controller as the solution

From blogs.technet.com

Open source to the rescue!

Excellent resource for all product sets!

Released in July - an excellent new tool - ADREPLSTATUS!

## NetApp ##

Figure: NetApp diagram for positioning Flash Accel

## PHD ##

Releasing early September 2012
Includes PHD Motion - useful if your environment is not licensed for Storage vMotion

## Silver Peak ##

Silver Peak Agility – plugin for VMware vSphere to optimize WAN traffic

## Veeam ##

Published: 15th of August

Interesting tweaks to up the backup speed:
1. Set Receive Side Scaling Queues from default value of 1 to 8 queues
2. Disabled auto tuning: netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable
3. Updated Intel Quad NICs with latest drivers / PROset software
4. Turned off file and print sharing on the NIC connection

“New Capability Provides Fast, Flexible Recovery for VMware VMs on HP LeftHand and HP StoreVirtual VSA Storage”

## VMware ##

Interesting PDF to see how hackers use a few simple bugs to gain control
Note: This was for vCenter 4.1

From blog.shiplett.org

Interesting article from Wikibon - with EMC VNX topping the charts, followed by closely by Netapp and EMC VMAX, with HP 3PAR and Compellent completing the top 5; with the rest a bit adrift!

With new features and abilities!


## Xangati ##

“New feature present in Xangati’s enhanced product detects Storms in the Clouds.”

Note: The amount of content in the Tech Round Up posts is dependent on having time to do research.

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