Tag Archives: VMware

Do RDMs need MPIO?

I got a great question the other day regarding VMware Raw Device Mappings: If an RDM is a direct pass though of a volume from Storage Device to VM, does the VM need MPIO software like a physical machine does? … Continue reading

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VMworld 2013 – a view from the expo floor

So I just spent four days manning the Actifio stand in the expo hall at VMworld 2013.   I wish I could tell you about all the amazing sessions I attended, but that wasn’t why I was there (although I … Continue reading

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Is auto VM-protection a good idea?

VMware snapshot backups rock. They are fast, easy and frankly quite popular.  The ability of a data protection product to leverage changed block tracking is proof positive of the power of the hypervisor. One topic we frequently debate at Actifio … Continue reading

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If you dedup empty space, is it unbelievable?

My colleague Micah Waldman,  recently pointed out this blog post from Veeam: How to Get Unbelievable Deduplication Results with Windows Server 2012 and Veeam Backup & Replication! | Veeam Software … This post leads you to a YouTube video that you … Continue reading

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VMware VAAI corruption issue with DS3500

IBM recently released a flash for DS3500 and DCS3700 entitled: RETAIN tip H206954: Data corruption issue using XCOPY in VAAI   The contents of the flash are shown at the bottom of this post, so if you are a DS3500 user, … Continue reading

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Going to VMware vForum?

Going to VMware vForum  in Sydney? We sure are and we would love to see you there. We are looking forward to vForum in Sydney, November 14-15 and we just wanted to reach out and ask you to drop by … Continue reading

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Actifio at VMworld 2012

VMworld 2012 has come and gone so now it’s time to work out what it all meant.    One thing that is clear is the divergence of SSD based high-performance primary storage versus capacity-optimized SLA driven copy-data storage.   My … Continue reading

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