Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Tech Round Up 31st January 2013

Interesting tech stuff happened upon since the 31st December Tech Round Up! With stuff from: Actiflo, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, DataCenterKnowledge, FalconStor, Microsoft, NetApp, Veeam, VKernel, and VMware.

Actiflo

Actifio Copy Data Storage Products

Brocade

Build Your Own Ethernet Fabric (BYOEF):

Cisco

Cisco MDS SAN Zoning Best Practices

Citrix

Secrets of the Citrix Support Ninjas

DataCenterKnowledge

There’s nothing quite like a bit of datacenter p@#n!

FalconStor

Free iSCSI SAN Software:

Microsoft

VMware vSphere 5.x supports Windows Server 2012 cloning and snapshot

The Pros and Cons of Using Database Availability Groups

The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download!

NetApp

Clustered Data ONTAP Benefits (excellent NetApp TV video):

How NetApp Deduplication Works - A Primer

NetApp Flash Pool and Flash Cache: A Deep Dive

How to Configure Your NetApp Systems for 100% Efficiency

C-Mode Visio Generator PowerShell Script Module

OnCommand Insight v6.4 Beta Program:

Walkthrough on Deploying the NetApp Edge VSA:

SPC-2 performance results MBPS/drive – chart of the month
“It turns out that the SGI system is actually a NetApp E5460 (from their LSI acquisition) with 60-146GB disk drives in a RAID 6 configuration.”

NetApp Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Workflow: Device attached to the system is not functioning

Troubleshooting Workflow: NDMP backup performance

Troubleshooting NDMP issues

Veeam

The Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

VKernel

vOPS Server Explorer – TOP FREE VMWARE VSPHERE TOOL OF 2012!

VMware

Monitoring vCenter SSO User Account Expiration
“Did you know that user accounts created in the vCenter SSO Server automatically expire by default after 365 days?”

VMware vCloud Director 5.1 Performance and Best Practices

The CPU Scheduler in VMware vSphere 5.1

Download VMware vCenter Support Assistant

Retrieving a screenshot of VM console through any browser directly from the host:

Configuring syslog on ESXi 5.0

Something to watch out for when upgrading your vCloud:

vSphere 5.1 – VMDK versus RDM

Automating ESXi host level changes without opening SSH

Get VMware vCenter Scheduled Tasks with PowerCLI

How to write your own esxcli plugin

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