Recent Posts

June, 2014

  • 25 June

    How to install Solaris Cluster 3.3 on Solaris 10 ?

    solaris cluster

    Here we will see how to install oracle Solaris Cluster  3.3 u2 on Solaris 10 x86 system. I haven’t showed any interest on Solaris cluster but getting many requests to write about it. So i took some time and now i am back with Solaris Cluster series articles which will help you to setup the cluster from scratch.Our goal will …

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  • 21 June

    How to Create a Fake SSD on VMware ESXi for Testing VSAN ?

    VSAN SSD trick

    I have been trying to test VMware VSAN on my VMware workstation . One of the important requirement for VSAN is solid state drive. So i have been in such a situation to make the virtual harddrive as SSD. After lot research over the internet , i have found trick which has been shared by william Lam worked perfectly and …

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  • 21 June

    Manually Download VMware tools ISO image from VMware

    Vmware tools feature image

    Here we will see how to download the VMware tools manually  from VMware website. In most of the organization ,there will be a dedicated VMware support team and where the guest operating will be managed by windows or Linux/Solaris team according the operating system model.In these kind of support model, you need VMware team help to attach the VMware tools …

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  • 20 June

    How to add additional physical NIC to existing VMkernel Link ?

    Click on "+" to assign new NIC

    We may need to add the additional network interface card to existing VMkernel link to  reduce the network overhead and  balance the network load between two are more physical interfaces. Having more than one physical NIC also adds the network redundancy. I have been in a situation to increase the  dedicated VSAN network performance due to heavy traffic by adding …

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  • 20 June

    What is VMware’s VSAN ? How to Implement it ?

    VSAN Featured

    VMware is offering different piece of software to utilize the  all type of x86 hardwares in the world.Virtual SAN is another great achievement of VMware which helps you to eliminate the costliest SAN network  and costlier NAS storage devices. VSAN algorithm is very simple and smart. When you buy a server, by default it will be having capacity to have …

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  • 20 June

    VSAN Deployment issues and Fixes

    VSAN challenges

    You can’t successfully deploy any software product in the first shot. I have successfully deployed VSAN in my third attempt . It also differs to person to person and their knowledge but some people will never complete it .Here i would to share the issues what i have faced during the deployment.First thing that, I haven’t tired in real hardware.I have …

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  • 20 June

    How to create VSAN diskgroup on VMware ?

    Login to vSphere Client

    In this article ,we will see how to create VSAN diskgroup on vSphere environment.As a prerequisites, we have already setup the dedicated VSAN network and VSAN cluster setup. To create VSAN diskgroup, you should have minimum one SSD (solid state drive) and one magnetic disk. SSD is very import to improve the read and write speed to match with real SAN …

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  • 16 June

    How to configure VSAN cluster on VMware ?

    Cluster Summary

    Once you have set up the dedicated VSAN network, then you can start configuring VSAN cluster.Before proceeding with VSAN cluster , please make sure that ESXi hosts are connected with solid state drives.(SSD). VMware Recommends to have SSD on each VSAN diskgroup to improve the read and write performance.At the time of VSAN cluster  creation, do not enable the vSphere …

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