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Block or file based storage for VMware

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


At HP Discover, my fellow vExpert Eric Siebert had a session titled "Block or file based storage for VMware environments". I recorded the audio of that session and have it for you today on the blog.  You have a couple of ways to get this content:

  • YouTube video where I have added the slides Eric used
  • Audio only podcast and if you want to download Eric's slides (1.2MB PDF)

The session was a bit over 30 minutes long so I'll give it to you in two parts.  Here's an overview of part 1:

  • Comparing block and file-based protocols
  • Storage requirements for VMware environments
  • Deeper look at Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS - including advantages and disadvantages of each

Here's the video version of this.



And as I said, I also have a podcast version of this if you'd rather download it and listen to it later you can.  While seeing the slides is helpful, Eric did a great job of presenting this in a way so you don't need the slides to understand his presentation. 


If you rather download this as a podcast, right click here and save the MP3 file. You can also subscribe to my podcast on iTunes - 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.


Tomorrow I'll have part 2.  Its already tomorrow and I've posted part 2 but I'll make it easy for you to download the audio here.  Here's also a link if you want watch it on YouTube. In the mean time, if you want to learn more about HP Storage for VMware, you can check out


Labels: podcast| storage| VMware
DP | ‎07-25-2012 12:07 AM

Great topic of discussion CZ. In relation to this topic, I've stopped counting the number of times I've had the FC vs. iSCSI conversations with customers. This one will definitely be bookmarked under +1 collateral! Looking forward to part 2.

| ‎07-25-2012 06:11 AM

DP - I knew this would be a great session to record and soon as Eric told me about it (a couple of months before HP Discover).  I'm rendering the video for part 2 now so should have it up either soon or tomorrow morning - its getting very late here!  Thanks for the feedback.

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