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A Couple More Articles Published

So a couple more articles I wrote have been published by SearchVMware.com:

Deduplication enhancements improve NetApp on VMware ESX

NetApp storage area network (SAN) deduplication is useful for reducing storage requirements and saving space out of the box. When combined with a VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) or a virtual desktop environment, however, a few simple configurations can offer additional space savings and minimize the overhead of running deduplication on a storage array.

Physical network design options for VI3

VMware ESX offers outstanding support for a wide variety of networking configurations. Users have the option of using network interface card (NIC) teaming with or without physical switch support; numerous VLAN configurations, three of which are described in more detail in VST, EST and VGT tagging tips; support for both active and standby NICs, including per-port group active/standby NICs; and jumbo frame support. With all these options, it can be daunting to find the right configuration for your environment. In this article, we take a closer look at some network design decisions and how they play into the physical side of the network.

As usual, these articles have been added to my Delicious.com bookmark list and tagged with “Articles”; you can view my full list of articles here. (Oh, I added a video I shot while at VMworld 2008 to that list as well, in case you were wondering why it’s there.)

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