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Articles in Progress

Here’s a quick list of a few of the articles that I currently have in progress:

  • I’ve been looking at the recently-announced products from Altor Networks and have their VNSA (Virtual Network Security Analyzer) running in the lab right now. Look for a short post on the product and my initial thoughts. (One piece of advice I can offer to Altor right now: use the virtual appliance OVF format and save your customers a lot of trouble.)

  • I’m going to have some hands-on time with a Xsigo I/O Director over the next few weeks, so look for an article on that product.

  • Prodded to action by Nick’s comment in my article on thin provisioned VMDKs on NFS, I’ll have an article on using SnapRestore to clone VMs on NFS without losing the thin provisioned VMDKs.

  • The Active Directory integration articles are getting a bit long in the tooth, so look for updates to both the Linux and Solaris integration instructions. (By the way, speaking of Solaris integration: I came across this article a short while ago.)

If anyone has any other topics they’d be interested in seeing me tackle, feel free to mention them in the comments below. I can’t make any promises, but I’ll certainly consider them!

UPDATE: The article on preserving thin provisioned VMDKs with SnapRestore is now available.

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