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  • VMware Space Consumption on Thin Provisioned Data-Reducing Arrays

    A common question I get from my customers is: Why does vSphere say my data store is full? when the array is 4% used? I usually make a quick explanation of how the VMFS file system has no clue that the block device underneath is actually deduping and compressing the data. So even though you […]

  • New Features in Pure1 – Analytics

    The best just gets better? Pure1 Manage is Pure Storage’s SaaS based management tool for Pure customers. Beside getting tons of health, capacity and performance information you now have some new. It is a pretty hard upgrade process that requires updating VM’s at each site and possibly some consulting services. Just kidding. It is already […]

  • Pure//Accelerate

    Have you registered for Pure Accelerate yet? You should do it right now. The next great conference where you actually learn about what is pertinent to your passion for IT. Develop insight for what is next, and hear from your peers and industry experts about moving to the next generation of IT. In 10 years you […]

  • UNMAP – Do IT!

    Pretty sure my friend Cody Hosterman has talked about this until he turned blue in the face.  Just a point I want to quickly re-iterate here for the record. Run unmap on your vSphere Datastores. Read this if you are running Pure Storage, but even if you run other arrays (especially all-flash) find a way […]

  • Pure ELK Dashboards

    Previously I blogged about getting PureELK installed with Docker in just a couple of minutes. After setting up your intitial array’s you may ask what is next? Loading a preconfigured PureELK Dashboard Click load saved dashboard and select one of the Pure Storage dashboards. Remember there is a 2nd page page of Dashboards. Pure Main […]

  • Easy Storage Monitoring – Setting Up PureELK with Docker

    [UPDATE June 2016: Appears this works with Ubuntu only, maybe a debian flavor. I am hearing RHEL is problematic to get the dependencies working.] I have blogged in the past about setting up vROPS (vCOPS) and Splunk to monitor a Pure Storage FlashArray using the REST API. Scripts and GETs and PUTs are fun and […]

  • Register: VMUG Webinar and Pure Storage September 22

    Register here: http://tinyurl.com/pq5fd9k September 22 at 1:00pm Eastern time Pure Storage and VMware will be highlighting the results of ESG Lab Validation paper. The study on consolidating workloads with VMware and Pure Storage used a single FlashArray //m50 and deployed five virtualized mission-critical workloads VMware Horizon View, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server (OLTP), Microsoft […]

  • Finally Getting my vSphere 6 Lab running on Ravello

    Using the Autolab 2.6 Config Head on over the Labguides.com and check out autolab. I wanted a quick start, but didn’t want all the fun to be automated out of my hands. So I will give a quick tour of how I got my basic lab up and going. Part 2 I will add a […]

  • VMworld 2015 Wish List

    As I no longer have view into roadmap for anyone. I thought I would make my wish list for announcements coming from VMware in 5 days. Actually it is a wish item. No FLASH vSphere 6.x Webclient. Browser plugins should go in here: (and you all thought I was biased toward flash) Honestly though there […]

  • How to get the latest Pure1 Manage

    Just kidding, it already happened. No VM to upgrade. No packages to push out to 9 datacenters. Pure SaaS goodness. (See what I did there?) Want a little more detail in Pure1? Try out the expanded view. The expanded view shown below provides a little more insight into the Capacity, Health and Performance of the […]