Storage


Storage Best Practices in Virtualization and Cloud – Updated (7/9/12)

VMware Storage Best Practices http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/support/landing_pages/Virtual-Support-Day-Storage-Best-Practices-June-2012.pdf
VMFS Best Practices http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmfs-best-practices-wp.pdf
VMware Best Practices for NAS http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware_NFS_BestPractices_WP_EN.pdf
Link to Multi vendor best practices with Vmware http://www.ivobeerens.nl/2011/11/11/storage-best-practices-from-different-vendors-on-vmware-vsphere/
Netapp Best practices on vSphere https://communities.netapp.com/servlet/JiveServlet/previewBody/11657-102-1-22108/TR3749NetAppandVMwarevSphereStorageBestPracticesJUL10.pdf
IOPS Calculator http://www.wmarow.com/strcalc/
IOPS Calculator for VDI http://www.unidesk.com/blog/iops-calculator
How to Select the Right Storage Platform http://www.articlesbase.com/hardware-articles/how-to-select-the-right-storage-platform-391685.html
Choose the Right Storage Platform for Your Private Cloud and Boost Your ROI http://www.techrepublic.com/whitepapers/choose-the-right-storage-platform-for-your-private-cloud-and-boost-your-roi/3975833
Storage Platform Comparison http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/Storage_Protocol_Comparison.pdf
Storage Protocol Comparison – A vSphere Perspective http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/02/storage-protocol-comparison-a-vsphere-perspective.html
vStorage APIs for Array Integration FAQ http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021976
vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) –vSphere 5 edition http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2011/07/vstorage-apis-for-array-integration-vaai-vsphere-5-edition.html
Why VASA is important to have in your VMware CASA http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/why-vasa-is-important-to-have-in-your-vmware-casa-12695/
VASA – vSphere Storage APIs – Storage Awareness http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2011/08/vsphere-50-storage-features-part-10-vasa-vsphere-storage-apis-storage-awareness.html
Multipathing policies in ESX/ESXi 4.x and ESXi 5.x http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1011340
Troubleshooting Storage Performance in vSphere – Storage Queues http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/07/troubleshooting-storage-performance-in-vsphere-part-5-storage-queues.html
Troubleshooting Storage Performance in vSphere – Part 1 – The Basics http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/05/troubleshooting-storage-performance-in-vsphere-part-1-the-basics.html
Troubleshooting Storage Performance in vSphere – Part 2 http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/06/troubleshooting-storage-performance-in-vsphere-part-2.html
Troubleshooting Storage Performance in vSphere (Part 3) – SSD Performance http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/06/troubleshooting-storage-performance-in-vsphere-part-3-ssd-performance.html
vSphere Troubleshooting http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-troubleshooting-guide.pdf
Satyam Vaghani keynote VMUG Charlotte https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9fnxmqAI4tjNEIyQ2ZfUmo4T3M/edit?pli=1
VMFS Locking Uncovered http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/05/vmfs-locking-uncovered.html
VMware® VMFS Volume Management http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmfs_resig.pdf
VMFS – Best Practices, and counter-FUD http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2009/03/vmfs-best-practices-and-counter-fud.html
VMFS Extents – Are they bad, or simply misunderstood? http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/02/vmfs-extents-are-they-bad-or-simply-misunderstood.html
Top 10 things you must read about VMFS and Virtual Disks http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2009/01/22/top-10-things-you-must-read-about-vmfs-and-virtual-disks
Storage Consolidation (or: How Many VMDKs Per Volume?) http://vpivot.com/2010/11/07/storage-consolidation-or-how-many-vmdks-per-volume/
Use Flash Drives (SSD) for Linked Clones, not Replicas http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=2513
VMware View: QuickBooks 2010 – SSD vs. 15K http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJWA7GNSoas
View reference architecture with SSD http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/view/VMware-stateless-virtual-desktops-ref-arch.pdf
N_Port Virtualization with vSphere5 http://thefoglite.com/2012/05/02/n_port-virtualization-with-vsphere/
NPIV: N-Port ID Virtualization http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2011/11/npiv-n-port-id-virtualization.html
Configuring and Troubleshooting N-Port ID Virtualization http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vsp_4_vsp4_41_npivconfig.pdf
vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 4 – Storage DRS – Initial Placement http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2011/07/vsphere-50-storage-features-part-5-storage-drs-initial-placement.html
vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 5 – Storage DRS – Balance On Space Usage http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2011/07/vsphere-50-storage-features-part-6-storage-drs-balance-on-space-usage.html
vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 6 – Storage DRS – Balance On I/O Metrics http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2011/07/vsphere-50-storage-features-part-5-storage-drs-balance-on-io-metrics.html
Software-Defined Storage http://www.vmware.com/solutions/datacenter/software-defined-datacenter/storage.html
Tech Preview of VMware Distributed Storage http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2012/09/04/inf-sto2192-tech-preview-of-vcloud-distributed-storage/

2 thoughts on “Storage

  1. Hi Samir
    Congrats for achieving that gr8 height . I need to take your valuable advice on VCP 5.1 certification . I have already taken the reqd. training and now preparing for the exam . So, i just need to ask u that , is it reqd. to study the text provided by Vmware and practicing those labs , or i also need to study Exan Dumps . If reqd to study dumps , please provide me the link for genuine vmware dumps .

    Thanks
    Subhankar

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