EMC World

My impressions of Dell EMC World 2017

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I have the pleasure to participate in Dell EMC World 2017 this week in Las Vegas and want to give you some of my impressions regarding Dell EMC strategy, product announcements and various other things. The key word for this years Dell EMC World is REALIZE. Realize what is going on in the industry and that there is transformation ahead: Digital Transformation IT Transformation Workforce Transformation Security Transformation For all the challenges that are coming up with these transformations, Dell Technologies has the right solutions and can support you.  In the general sessions there were some examples like the Dell Canvas and how it will transform the creative process of creating new things and Ken Black (VP of Digital Design Transformation @Nike) explained how they use technology like Dell Canvas to empower their creative design. In addition as a hobby photographer I´m also personally very excited about this and can´t wait to try […]

Vmware

HTML5 Flings for VMware – vSphere Web Client & Host Client

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Two quick How-To´s for the both quite popular HTML5 VMware flings (the vSphere Web Client and the Embedded Host Client) right now. vSphere HTML5 Web Client (with existing VCSA): Download OVA https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vsphere-html5-web-client Deploy OVA in your environment Connect to https://<IP of OVA>:5480 Login: root / demova Set your network settings SSH to OVA Run: /etc/init.d/configui configure –start yes –user root –vc <IP_Address_Of_vCenter> Connect to https://<IP of OVA>:9443/ui/ ESXi Embedded Host Client: Download VIB File: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/esxi-embedded-host-client Make sure SSH access is enabled to your ESXi host Push the VIB File to your ESXi host Run: esxcli software vib install -v /tmp/esxui-signed-3976049.vib Connect to https://<IP of ESXi>/ui/  

EMC Cloud Array

ECS + Cloud Array = Cloud Tiering

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Now lets have another look how we can combine EMC Cloud Array with ECS – and use it for Cloud Tiering. ECS series index: Part 1 – What is ECS? Part 2 – Elastic Cloud Storage Setup Part 3 – The Why and the How of “Elastic Cloud Storage + Isilon = Cloud Pools” Part 4 – ECS + Cloud Array = Cloud Tiering (this part) What is Cloud Array? available as physical or virtual appliance provides connection to private or public cloud storage present cloud storage (private and/or public) over traditional block/file (CIFS/NFS/iSCSI) interfaces combine and integrate with existing EMC storage arrays Additional Ressources: Spec Sheet Data Sheet Why ECS + Cloud Array? Use ECS as “lowest tier” for your storage data long term retention in combination with EMC Cloud Array use cost-efficient storage for your cold data still have your data in online acces instead on offline storage Use cloud array on your remote […]

Various

WordPress migration done

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Just migrated my complete Root Server to another hoster to get more performance for all my services (not only wordpress). If you encounter any problems I may have not noticed please drop a comment 🙂 Thanks

EMC Announcement

EMC World 2016 – My personal summary

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I just wanted to share my personal summary and my impressions of EMC World 2016 in Las Vegas. Most emotional moment: Joe Tucci hands over the scepter to Michael Dell … and leaves the stage while the crowd is cheering with standing ovation … Thanks Joe for everything 🙂 ! The future of the EMC federation?:

EMC ECS

The Why and the How of “Elastic Cloud Storage + Isilon = Cloud Pools”

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Now that we have ECS up & running we have a look how to combine it with EMC Isilon and use Cloud Pools. ECS series index: Part 1 – What is ECS? Part 2 – Elastic Cloud Storage Setup Part 3 – The Why and the How of “Elastic Cloud Storage + Isilon = Cloud Pools” (this part) Part 4 – ECS + Cloud Array = Cloud Tiering The Why of Cloud Pools? Just to recall what are Cloud Pools I have to explain Smart Pools first. Smart Pools are a policy-based fully automated tiering mechanism of the Isilon system to tier files between different node types. You can use it to move cold data with a file policy like “last access >6 month ago” from fast flash-based nodes (S-Nodes) to NL-SAS based nodes (NL-Nodes). Now Cloud Pools extend this mechanism and leverage the Elastic Cloud Storage system like an additional tier. As […]

EMC ECS

Elastic Cloud Storage – How to set up the community edition

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In the first blog post we had a look what ECS is. Now let´s see how to setup the software-only community edition of EMC Elastic Cloud Storage. ECS series index: Part 1 – What is ECS? Part 2 – ECS Setup (this part) Part 3 – The Why and the How of “Elastic Cloud Storage + Isilon = Cloud Pools” Part 4 – ECS + Cloud Array = Cloud Tiering To play around with ECS we have two ways: Easy Mode: Get a ECS Testdrive Link Hard Mode: Setup your own ECS Community Edition

EMC ECS

Elastic Cloud Storage – it´s not the type of cloud storage you would think at first!

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ECS series index: Part 1 – What is ECS? (this part) Part 2 – ECS Setup Part 3 – The Why and the How of “Elastic Cloud Storage + Isilon = Cloud Pools” Part 4 – ECS + Cloud Array = Cloud Tiering Introduction – what is ECS?: Well first of all I tell you what it isn´t – it is not the type of cloud storage where you put your data to a place you don´t know. That´s not why it is called Cloud Storage. It is called Cloud Storage because you can consume storage like you would out of the cloud: inexpensive – without throwing around with the numbers, but comparable or below the prices of all those cloud storage providers out there scalability – you will never run out of storage in the cloud, neither you will with a ECS. Scale to Peta- and Exabytes. agile – if you need […]

EMC Data Domain

vSphere 6 Data Protection: Part 3 – Integrate VDP with EMC Data Domain

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In the third part of the VMWare vSphere 6 Data Protection series we will integrate the EMC virtual Data Domain with VMWare Data Protection. Post series: Part 1 – Deploy VDP Part 2 – Deploy virtual EMC Data Domain Part 3 – Integrate VDP with EMC Data Domain Configuration: First of all we have to login to the VDP Configuration Web Interface (not the one integrated in the VMWare Web Client). On the tab Storage we have to click “Add Data Domain” Enter the FQDN of the data domain system and enter the credentials of the previous created DD Boost User Enter the SNMP Community Finish – that´s it!   Create a backup job: Connect to the vSphere Web Client Enter the VMWare Data Protection section and connect to the deployed VDP appliance Create a backup job and follow the wizard Gallery: How to create a backup job in the vSphere Web Client […]