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December 23, 2011  7:01 PM

VMware Storage and Network I/O Control for NFS



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESXi, Network I/O Control, NFS, NIOC, performance, SAN, SIOC, Storage I/O Control, vmware, vSphere 5

Were you wondering if these two beautiful technologies when used with NFS would collide? Well look no further as this vSphere Blog explains that they in fact compliment eachother! The below insert was borrowed from blogs.vmware.com.

Intro to Storage I/O Control SIOC...

June 27, 2011  9:15 PM

Why TOE (TCP Offload Engine)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESXi, hardware compatability list, iSCSI, SAN, TCP Offload Engine, TCP/IP, TOE, vmnic, vmware

Here is a great article on TOE, and how it benefits iSCSI Traffic for VMware. But first the insert.

The development of TCP offload engines marks a significant advance for all TCP/IP based protocols, including iSCSI. Although TCP provides session integrity in potentially congested or...


June 29, 2010  2:59 AM

HP and VMware Unveil Integrated Storage, Desktop and Connectivity Solutions



Posted by: Nathan Simon
desktop, HP, HP Storageworks, Lefthand, P4000, SAN, VCP, virtual appliance, virtual storage appliance, vmware, VMware Certified, VSA

Hey folks, HP and VMware are introducing a few new solutions that are product of 8 years of working together. I am focusing on HP's Virtual SAN Appliance, it is the only appliance that is certified as VMware Ready.

To give organizations affordable, easy-to-deploy infrastructure...


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