Margaret Fisk

22 Jun: High Speed Storage is Back in the VMware Host with Hyper Converged Infrastructure and Host Side Caching, but the similarities end there….

The main advantage that hyper-converged infrastructure(HCI) has over traditional SAN based infrastructure is that HCI has put high speed storage back in the compute nodes. This is also true for Host Side Caching software, with the added benefit that host side caching maintains the flexibility that SAN based infrastructure always had…

18 Dec: Steps to Run Iometer in a VMware VM?

Iometer is a great storage IO testing tool. It is easy to use, flexible, accurate, and free. Below are steps to run Iometer from within a Windows VM running on VMware. Step1: Install the older 2006.07.27 edition. Don’t use the latest 1.1.0 edition which has bugs. Download link is here. Change…

14 Sep: CEPH Storage for VMware vSphere

CEPH is a great choice for deploying large amounts of storage. It’s biggest drawback is high storage latency. The Advantages of CEPH. CEPH can be installed on any ordinary servers. It clusters these servers together and presents this cluster of servers as an iSCSI target. Clustering (of servers) is a…

Tellabs

23 Feb: Improving Performance of Log Management Application at a Service Provider

Business Intelligence, Log Management, Security Information & Event Management (SIEM), Search and Analytic software like Splunk, Elastic Search, Cognos, HP Vertica, HP Autonomy, need to provide real-time visibility into large volumes of fast changing data. When these applications are deployed in traditional VMware VMs connected to centralized storage, such large…