Recently I had the pleasure (again) of designing and building a vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC). The last time I did this the environment was built using vSphere 6.0 and I used HPE StoreVirtual Storage, see my previous blog. This time the customer already had a storage solution in place: HPE 3 PAR F7400. And… Continue reading Unbalanced vSphere Metro Storage Cluster
With the command below it is possible to change the default load balancing policy when creating new distributed port groups: Get-VDSwitch -Name “TEST-VDS” | Get-VDUplinkTeamingPolicy | Set-VDUplinkTeamingPolicy -LoadBalancingPolicy LoadBalanceLoadBased Change “TEST-VDS” to the name of your Distributed Switch.
Some time ago I’ve designed and built an infrastructure on behalf of my client to support the services they deliver to their customer. This environment is spread between two datacenters. Each site has a vCenter server running and a couple of ESXi hosts to support the workloads. Both sites run part of the workload and… Continue reading How to properly disaster recover (replicate) Veeam Backup Server
In part 1 I focused on the reason behind this blog, provided an overview of our implementation and I discussed the details of HPE StoreVirtual Multi-Site. Now it is time to focus on the details of vMSC, what happens when site to site communication is no longer possible, the issues we faced and finally I… Continue reading vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with HPE StoreVirtual – Part 2
vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with HPE StoreVirtual – Part 1 Recently I had the pleasure of designing and building a vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC). In this blog I will provide information about setting up vMSC with HPE StoreVirtual. I will highlight the differences between our implementation of vMSC and the VMware vSphere Metro Storage… Continue reading vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with HPE StoreVirtual – Part 1
Today I installed an ESXi host with an Fusion I/O Accelerator card and I would like to share my experience with you. Background This server will be used by VMware Horizon to run VM’s on it. Hardware HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 HP 1.6TB HH/HL Value Endurance (VE) PCIe Workload Accelerator Documentation, firmware and drivers http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=7169465&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4166… Continue reading How to setup ESXi with Fusion IO
Because I promised my colleagues to demonstrate SRM later today I wanted to make sure everything is working properly (as it should be and was for many weeks). So I logged in to the Web Clients and clicked on the Site Recovery Manager Extension. I wanted to perform a recovery and failback of some test… Continue reading SRM 5.8 – Site Recovery Manager plugin does not display in the vSphere Web Client