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Providing sufficient IOPS for a VDI project can be very costly, but cutting back to save money will hinder performance.
Oops, you haven't calculated IOPS? Never fear: Once you determine VDI IOPS supply and demand, you'll know how many VMs your storage system can handle.
Installing, configuring and maintaining Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) is the bane of many SAN administrators. Thankfully, these new cards offer better management tools.
An HBA provides an interface that interconnects servers, switches and storage devices on the fabric. Servers typically employ HBA cards that are inserted into PCI-X or PCIe motherboard expansion slots. The expansion card approach offers a modicum of expandability and a simplified upgrade path. That...
Microsoft MVP Brien Posey walks users through the process of establishing virtual Fibre Channel connectivity from a virtual machine to SAN storage.
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HBAs are integral pieces of a SAN environment -- they connect the server to the SAN -- but few storage administrators know how to configure them.