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EMC World 2010: Symmetrix VMAX Auto-Provisioning Groups

Here are a few notes from another Symmetrix session I attended Monday afternoon. It’s not a complete session blog (the presenter was presenting so much information I couldn’t capture it all).

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Creating UCS Service Profiles Part 3: Other Elements

This is part 3 of a series of posts on the various elements involved in creating UCS service profiles. In part 1, I discussed the networking-related elements. In part 2, I covered the storage-related elements. In this post, I’ll discuss all other elements. The next and final post will bring all the elements together and create a service profile or service profile template.

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EMC World 2010 Coverage

I’m leaving in just a few hours to head to Boston for the 10th annual EMC user conference, EMC World 2010. I’m really excited about attending, for a number of reasons. First, this will be my first EMC World; I’ve never had the opportunity to attend EMC World in the past. Second, this is my first major conference as an EMC employee (if you don’t count VMware Partner Exchange). Third, I’m looking forward to meeting a bunch of the new vSpecialists that have recently joined the team. Fourth, and finally, I’m really jazzed about the new product announcements that are going to take place during the conference this week.

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EMC World 2010: Enginuity 5874 Enhancements for VMAX

This is a liveblog of the session titled “Performance Improvements and Enhancements of Enginuity 5874 for Symmetrix VMAX: What’s New Since Last Year”. The presenter’s name is John Aurin. (Note: the product branding is changing from “V-Max” to “VMAX”.)

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EMC VPLEX Launches Today

I’ll have a more comprehensive blog post up later today or tonight, but I did want to bring everyone’s attention to the announcement of the VPLEX today at EMC World 2010. Like I said, I’ll have a more in-depth post up later, but for now here are a few links to some other coverage:

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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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