Category Archives: EMC

Setting up SRM on CX4-120

One of the labs we’re creating for the upcoming Omaha-Area VMUG is SRM.  It is posing some interesting challenges.  The biggest challenge is figuring out how to best provide a lab to 15 pairs of people without creating 30 sites.  We will cut some corners on that issue by having the instructor perform some of the core tasks like pairing sites …

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First Impressions of Performance on Enterprise Flash Drives

After about one week of playing with the lab gear EMC has loaned us to use for the upcoming VMUG, I’m ready to share my first impressions. First off, let me say that these drives deliver on the promise the SSD drives offer.  They are FAST. Generally, I’m seeing an XP template deploy in ~2 min (template is a …

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VMUG Lab Storage

I wanted to start my series of blog posts about the Omaha-Area VMUG lab infrastructure with the base of the infrastructure (or any virtual infrastructure): the storage. We were lucky enough to work out a deal with EMC to let us borrow a couple of Clariion arrays. Specifically they are CX4-120 arrays.  Not that impressive you say?  What if I …

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