As we all know, the largest cost component of virtualization is typically shared storage. Be it Fibre Channel, NAS or iSCSI, it’s all expensive! Let alone a flash based array like Tinri or Whiptail.
One of the use cases of our OCP (Open Compute Platform) Container (above) gear is to test VMware’s new vSAN product.… Read the rest
Static drive mapping using Open Compute Windmill with CentOS 6.4 and the Open Compute Open Vault (Knox Unit) JBOD
In my previous post about Installing CentOS on the Open Compute Windmill servers, all of the testing was done and completed without using the OCP Knox Unit. Once connected, it routinely caused drive mapping issues.… Read the rest
How long does it take to create a virtual Windows server? 30 minutes
How long does it take to get a server into productive use? Umm, maybe 15 – 20 workdays
It seems like you hear variations of this story every day.… Read the rest
Working through installing CentOS 6.4, ESXi and others, I started running into issues where the systems would run their PXE installations just fine, then end up hanging at booting from local disk afterwards… As it turns out, the systems we’re having issues trying to boot to /dev/sda when /dev/sda was not always where the OS was getting installed… as it turns out, sometimes the local SSD would be /dev/sda, /dev/sdo, etc.… Read the rest