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Block or file based storage for VMware part 2

Headshot 100X100.jpgBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy  vexpert 2012 logo.gif


Today I bring you the long anticipated sequel to "Block or file based storage for VMware". Ok, not exactly a Hollywood blockbuster and maybe not accurate to call it a sequel but it is the second half of a very popular session that my fellow vExpert Eric Siebert delivered at HP Discover in June. 


In part 2, Eric talks about several misconceptions about iSCSI and gives some great advice when deciding on your storage protocol for VMware.  As with yesterday, I turned the audio into a video and also have a downloadable podcast version.  I also have a PDF version of the slides.  Here's the video:



Before I give you the link to download the podcast, I want to tell you that you can subscribe to my podcast on iTunes (took me 85 podcasts before I figured out how to do that).  Go to the iTunes store and search for "Around the Storage Block" or you can open this link and click on the "View in iTunes" button under my picture. If you want to manually download it now, here's a link to do that.  And here's the podcast version:



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Labels: podcast| storage| VMware
Totie | ‎07-26-2012 01:48 AM

How about MSA SAS (DAS). I have 3 HP MSA G2/G3 DAS that serves me well.  3 and 6Gb/sec throughput, I use it for vSphere 5 and VDI (Vmware View 5).  Extremely simple to implement and probably much cheaper of all since you don't need a separate switch.

| ‎07-26-2012 03:31 AM

Great option for DAS - but I think many VMware environments architect shared storage.  If it works for you, I say great because it is simple and less expensive. Thanks for pointing out.

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