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September 29, 2009  2:33 PM

Faulty ESX USB keys from HP



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blade servers, blades, ESX, HP branded ESX USB key, HP servers, usb keys, VMWare

Hi guys, I wanted to chat about something I've run into in my experiences. Faulty USB keys for ESX! As you know, VMware has the ability to load onto a server using a USB key instead of hard drives. Well I have now seen an issue with this, not with VMware so much as with HP branded ESX USB...

June 30, 2009  3:12 PM

Direct Connect SAS storage for HP Blades



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blade servers, blades, C Class, C3000, C7000, consolidation, DAS, Direct Connect SAS Storage, FC, Fiber Channel, Fibre Channel, HP BladeSystem, iSCSI, SAN, Storage, storage area network

Hello again folks, in the SMB world, especially during these economic times, we can't always spend all the money we want on storage. Generally customers are limited to looking at some pretty low end storage options. I have always been a proponent of usings Blades in the SMB along with...


July 5, 2008  7:30 PM

Power Planning



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blade servers, circuits, electricity, HP, HP BladeSystem c3000, Power and cooling, power calculator, power efficiency, power planning, server consolidation, UPS, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX

One of the most overlooked items during a server implementation is power planning. I have seen many administrators get excited about ordering their new servers or other network equipment, plan the outage for the day of the install and then once they have all their equipment realize that they...


June 28, 2008  5:40 PM

Server consolidation



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blade servers, blades, ESX Server, HP, HP BladeSystem c3000, Power and cooling, power efficiency, server consolidation, thermal, virtual, virtual machines, VMWare, VMware ESX

There is one commonality here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lots of servers, using a lot of power. Being a province that generates our own Hydro, we have pretty cheap electricity without having to worry about the expense of power like other provinces or states do. However this doesn't mean we shouldn't...


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