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Creating UCS Service Profiles Part 2: Storage Elements

This article is part 2 of a series of posts that provide some additional inormation on creating UCS service profiles. In part 1 of the series, I discussed some of the networking-related elements that you should create before you create your service profile (or service profile template). In this post, I’m going to discuss the storage-related items that you should create in advance of creating the service profile (or service profile template).

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Creating UCS Service Profiles Part 1: Networking Elements

This article is part 1 of a series of posts that provide some additional information on creating UCS service profiles. In this part of the series, I provide some guidelines on networking-related elements that should be created before you create a UCS service profile. By creating these elements before creating the service profiles or service profile template, the process of creating the service profile or service profile template is a bit smoother.

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A Collection of FCoE Posts

I’ve had these FCoE-related articles sitting around in my Yojimbo database for a while, but I’m only now getting around to doing something with them. There’s some great information in these posts, but be sure to check the comments to the posts as well—there’s some equally good information to be found there as well.

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Virtualization Short Take #39

Welcome to Virtualization Short Take #39! This is my latest (as of May 3, 2010) collection of virtualization-related articles, links, and thoughts. I hope you find something useful buried in this random collection of bits of information I’ve stumbled across over the past few weeks.

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My Current Getting Things Done Setup

In early 2008, I started down the path of using David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology. I noted the start of my GTD journey in early February 2008, and then posted an update later that month after I’d settled in to some of the tools. This weekend I spent some time tightening some AppleScripts I’d written and it made me think again about how I use various applications and tools in my methodology. I thought it might be useful information to share with other Mac users.

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My Milestone Moment

In a recent post over on her site, fellow EMC’er Polly Pearson asked this question: in your day today, did you do what you hoped to be doing when you had that “milestone moment” as a kid?

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Continuing the Consolidation Discussion

This is just a quick post inspired by Mike Laverick’s recent “Stupid IT” post, in which he weighed in on the blog discussion between Steve Chambers and I regarding “putting all your eggs in one basket,” the most common argument against high consolidation ratios and, in some cases, against consolidation in general.

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Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing

Yesterday I completed the configuration of inter-VLAN routing (aka “router on a stick”, or RoaS) as part of my ongoing CCNA preparation. A couple people mentioned that they would find the configuration useful, so I’m posting what I have. This is by no means a comprehensive treatise on the subject; for that, you should look elsewhere. Google can find you lots of sites with more in-depth and detailed information on the reasons behind the necessary configuration.

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Setting up a CCNA Study Environment with GNS3 and VMware

If you were following my tweets over the last few days, you probably already know that I have been working on setting up a CCNA study environment using Ubuntu Linux, GNS3, and VMware Workstation. After a couple days of difficulties, I finally managed to make it work last night. Here are the steps that I took to make it work.

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Thinking Out Loud: What is multi-hop FCoE?

It’s been a while since I last posted a “Thinking Out Loud” post, but a Twitter discussion this morning prompted me to post this one. Last night, I posted a question to Brad Hedlund (@bradhedlund on Twitter and a great data center networking resource) regarding the Nexus 2232PP fabric extender. My tweet to Brad was this: does the Nexus 2232PP make “multi-hop FCoE” possible via NIV?

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