Not content with pulling disks and SSDs out of nodes, I also did some testing of powering off a node. I used a small cluster, two SimpliVity nodes, with 80 workload VMs. At the start, the VMs were split between the two nodes. Then I powered off one node using it’s built-in IPMI management controller. As you would hope, vSphere HA did its job and after a few minutes all the VMs were running on the one surviving node.
015 Drive Failures on SimpliVity Hyperconverged
I’ve been doing a lot of work with SimpliVity and wanted to share a few videos of what happens when things go wrong with the hardware in their hyperconverged platform. This video looks at the results of hard disk and SSD failure in a SimpliVity node. A cluster running 120 VMs had no outage with two hard disks and one SSD failed.
014 Infinio Storage Disruption with @shd_9
When I was at the Infinio office I talked with Scott Davis about the factors that are causing disruption in the storage industry.
013 vSphere Metro Storage Lessons Learned with @SSBKang
Steven and I talk about some of what he learned deploying vMSC with HP 3Par storage.
012 Infinio Content Based Cache with @shd_9
While I was at Infinio’s HQ I spent some time with Scott Davis talking about what content addressing is and how it helps with cache efficiency.
011 vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Basics with @SSBKang
We look at what vSphere Metro Storage Cluster is and how Steven has implemented it.
Steven blogs at http://ssbkang.com/
010 Infinio – Deployment with @shd_9
While I visited Infinio’s head quarters I got to spend some time with Scott Davis, their CTO, and talk about Infinio’s products.
Infinio has been a great supporter of many of the community activities I’ve been involved in, from AutoLab to vBrownBag and the VMUnderground party.
000 Introduction to Notes 4 Engineers
What is Notes4Engineers?
What will I find here and how can I get involved?