Scott's Weblog The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, networking, open source, and cloud computing

Spouse Activities: Back for Another Year!

Have you ever attended a technology conference and had your spouse go with you? More than likely, your spouse just sat around the hotel room, bored, waiting for you to get back after a long day of sessions and lectures and labs. Then, when you’re tired and just want to relax, your spouse wants to go out on the town, explore, and see some cool stuff. Does that sound familiar?

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vMotion Practicality

About a month ago I posted an article titled The vMotion Reality. In that article, I challenged the assertion that vMotion was a myth, not widely implemented in data centers today due to networking complexity and networking limitations.

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How to Configure NPV on a Nexus 5000

Some time ago I posted a “how to” article on how to configure FCoE on a Nexus 5000 switch. At that time, I did not put the Nexus 5000 into NPV mode but rather connected it to a Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switch without using NPV. In this entry, I’d like to follow up on that article and show you how to configure NPV on a Nexus 5000.

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Hiatus

I just wanted to let everyone know I’m taking a blogging hiatus for a while. I don’t know yet how long. I do know that things are busy at work, I have a VMworld session to prepare, there are books to work on, and I have a family to enjoy while there is still time.

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The Future of NetApp

As I was sitting in London’s Heathrow Airport this morning catching up on RSS feeds before boarding my plane back to the United States, an article headline caught my eye: Why NetApp Must Seek Acquisition.

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The vMotion Reality

The quite popular GigaOm site recently published an article titled “The VMotion Myth”, in which the author, Alex Benik, debunks the myth of vMotion and the live migration of virtual machines (VMs).

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Blogging for the Right Reasons

This will be a very quick blog post just to address a growing trend I’ve noticed. It started with the wave of prominent bloggers getting hired by EMC for the vSpecialist team. With the recent VMware vExpert 2010 awards, this trend has gotten even bigger. What is the trend? The trend I’m seeing is people starting blogs just to get attention in the industry.

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A Deeper Look at VPLEX

I’ve been promising a post on VPLEX for quite some time now, and now it’s finally here. Having spent some hands-on time with VPLEX this past week, I think I’m finally ready to discuss VPLEX in some detail.

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VMware vExpert 2010: Thank You!

While I was waiting in the airport last night to catch a flight back from Nashua, NH, where I’d been working with VPLEX at the EMC lab facility there, I received confirmation that I had been awarded a VMware vExpert 2010 award. I am humbled and honored by the award. Wow—thank you!

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Storage Short Take #6

Welcome to Storage Short Take #6, the latest installation of my quite irregular collection of storage-related links, posts, and thoughts. You could call this the “EMC World” edition, since most of the items listed here stemmed from announcements that came out of EMC World a few weeks ago.

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