Introduction to RVC – VSAN Trouble Shooting Tool

Recently I had an issue with the VMware VSAN where the health status was listing a number of inaccessible objects . It issue was due to an MTU mismatch on a Nexus 5k that was configured incorrectly. But prior to figuring that out I had to do some troubleshooting and that was my first introduction to RVC… Continue reading Introduction to RVC – VSAN Trouble Shooting Tool

Installing ScaleIO Plugin and SVM Template

To integrate the ScaleIO Plugin with your vCenter DELLEMC have provided a very handy PowerCli script which make the process very easy indeed. Firstly download the ScaleIO VMware install media from the DELLEMC Support website https://support.emc.com/downloads/33925_ScaleIO The contents of the download consists of two folders. ScaleIO_xxxxx-ESX-Download – contains the OVA file which will be cloned… Continue reading Installing ScaleIO Plugin and SVM Template

V(x)Block AMP supportability matrix

With the introduction of the new AMP-2S management platform into the Vblock/Vxblock CI Solution portfolio it might be  a good time to review the supportability and compatibility of of each amp type. Before that a quick note on the AMP-2S. The AMPs-2s introduces for the first time iSCSI Datastores presented from the VNX-e array . DELL EMC… Continue reading V(x)Block AMP supportability matrix

ScaleIO Basic Concepts for vSphere

SDC  – ScaleIO Data Client  Vib or Driver that exposes ScaleIO block volumes to the application . EG ESX. It allows the hypervisor to issue IO request to the ScaleIO Storage array. SDC communicate with neighbour nodes over TCP/IP and is fully routable. On an ESX Host the SDC is installed on the Physical host by the vSphere Webclient… Continue reading ScaleIO Basic Concepts for vSphere