The musings of an IT Consultant:

blades

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February 28, 2010  6:58 PM

Blades, storage and VMware



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blades, c-class blade system, C3000, enterprise, Hewlett Packard, HP, iSCSI, shorty, SMB, Storage, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks, so one of the common questions I get is, should I go blades or rack servers? I love getting this question because it allows me to talk about some topics I'm really passionate about, blades, storage and VMware. Now when I talk to enterprise customers, this answer is pretty cut and dry....

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 12, 2008  6:20 PM

Check your thermals…



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blades, cooling, Hyper-V, IT consultant, thermal, thermal efficiency, thermal management, virtual, Virtualization, VMWare, Windows 2008, Windows Server 2008 Core

With it being summer, it's got me thinking about heat on a daily basis. Especially server room heat. I've been through my fair share of server rooms and I've seen all sorts of solutions to the ever increasing heat problem. It seems more and more applications require a specific server to run;...


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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