Category Archive: SimpliVity

Aug 19

SimpliVity’s Straight from the vExperts Presentations at VMworld 2016

VMworld 2016 is just a little over a week away. I am very much looking forward to it. Most of my time at VMworld this year will be spent at the SimpliVity Booth, #1911, in the Solutions Exchange. Looking forward to meeting new folks, catching up with many who I have not seen in a while (since last year), drinking lots of coffee, and talking about how SimpliVity’s continues to provide the most innovative and complete hyper-converged infrastructure solution.

Jul 22

DR Automation using SimpliVity’s REST API

I was working with a partner last week brainstorming different ways the SimpliVity REST API could be leveraged to simplify and automate the recovery of workloads protected using SimpliVity’s data protection to a Disaster Recovery site.

Jun 07

Migrating vCenter Server to SimpliVity DVP

In this post I am going to look at the two most common methods: using vMotion to migrate both the storage and running state of the vCenter virtual machine to a SimpliVity host, and using Storage vMotion to move storage and then removing and re-adding the vCenter virtual machine to inventory on a SimpliVity host.

May 31

vSphere HA Host Isolation Response in a SimpliVity Design

In this post I am going to look at a few typical SimpliVity deployment topologies and provide a recommendation for the Host Isolation Response setting, along with my reasoning behind the choice.

May 16

SimpliVity Effective Storage Capacity

The SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) deduplicates, compresses, and optimizes all data, at inception, once and forever, globally. When sizing a SimpliVity environment we take into account the capacity efficiency provided by the SimpliVity DVP, the effective capacity.

May 09

SimpliVity on HBO’s Silicon Valley

I don’t watch HBO’s Silicon Valley regularly (I am more into Fantasy/SCIFI – Game of Thrones FTW!!!). I have watched it a few times and it is funny, I just don’t watch it on a regular basis (more of a binge watch from time to time). Lately there has been some buzz about SimpliVity’s OmniCube being featured on the show.

May 02

Rapid VM Cloning Using SimpliVity’s REST API

The release of SimpliVity’s OmniStack 3.5 includes a number of great new features and functions which further expand the capabilities of the SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform (DVP). One which I am very excited about is the addition of a REST API.

Apr 25

SimpliVity 3-2-1 Backups

The SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) provides native data protection including policy based backup, replication, and recovery. The backup policy engine and the backup catalog are part of the SimpliVity DVP. We are able to easily provide a data protection solution which aligns with a traditional and proven 3-2-1 Backup Strategy: 3 copies, 2 independent media sets, and 1 off-site copy.​

Apr 19

Preparing Compute Nodes to Use SimpliVity DVP

With the efficiency SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) brings to data with deduplication, compression, and optimization SimpliVity customers often need to scale compute before they need to scale storage. As long as the SimpliVity environment is capable of providing the storage capacity and performance required the compute resources can be scaled using what we call compute nodes.

Nov 18

PowerCLI: Copy a vmdk from one VM to another

This PowerCLI script copies a Virtual Machine Disk (vmdk) from one virtual machine to another.

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