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vSphere 5.5 & the Isilon NAS VAAI Plugin – Part 2 – v1.2

vSphere 5.5 & the Isilon NAS VAAI Plugin – Part 2 – v1.2

If you have vSphere 5.0/5.1 and have waited to upgrade to 5.5, at least in part because you have some Isilon NFS datastores, you wait is over. In case you missed it, an updated vSphere VAAI plugin for use with Isilon storage (NFS) was released recently. I downloaded the updated plugin from EMC’s Support Site. Looking at the release notes, OneFS 7.1.0 is the minimum version of OneFS supported. The installation process is the same as a previous post (Configuring the…

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Isilon OneFS Virtual Nodes in the lab – Part II – VMware Fusion

Isilon OneFS Virtual Nodes in the lab – Part II – VMware Fusion

In my last post, I covered how to load an Isilon Virtual Node in to VMware Workstation. Again, check out Chad’s blog for more info around how to get the Virtual Nodes here: http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/04/love-isilon-want-to-play-merry-xmas.html After downloading the appropriate zip, and extracting the contents, it is easy to install/configure.  With the 7.1.0.0 build: Unzip the Isilon_OneFS_Virtual_Nodes_7.1.0.0.zip file and view the contents. Unzip the 7.1.0.0_Virtual_Isilon.zip file and view the contents Open the b.7.1.0.12r.vga folder to display the Virtual Node VM files (vmx, vmdk, etc.) In VMware Fusion – Default The Virtual…

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Isilon OneFS Virtual Nodes in the lab – Part I – VMware Workstation

Isilon OneFS Virtual Nodes in the lab – Part I – VMware Workstation

I was out on vacation while it was announced that the Isilon OneFS Virtual Nodes (7.0.2.4 & 7.1.0.0) were available to Partners/Customers/Internal users. Check out Chad’s blog for more info around that here: http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/04/love-isilon-want-to-play-merry-xmas.html After downloading the appropriate zip, and extracting the contents, it is easy to install/configure.  With the 7.1.0.0 build: Unzip the Isilon_OneFS_Virtual_Nodes_7.1.0.0.zip file and view the contents. Unzip the 7.1.0.0_Virtual_Isilon.zip file and view the contents Open the b.7.1.0.12r.vga folder to display the Virtual Node VM files (vmx, vmdk, etc.) In VMware Workstation/Player…

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VMware SRM 5.1 & the Isilon SRA 2.0

VMware SRM 5.1 & the Isilon SRA 2.0

I’ve tried this before It seems like it was just yesterday that I was talking with Bas Raayman about this. Looking back at emails, it was actually about two years ago. When the Isilon Storage Replication Adapter 1.0 (SRA) for VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 (SRM) came out, it was clunky to say the least. Before installing the SRA on your SRM server, there was a lot of  work that had to be done.  There was a java tool used…

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vSphere 5.5 & the Isilon NAS VAAI Plugin – Part 1 – v1.0/1.1

vSphere 5.5 & the Isilon NAS VAAI Plugin – Part 1 – v1.0/1.1

Just a quick heads up for anyone running vSphere 5.0/5.1 with the Isilon NAS-VAAI plugin for vSphere/OneFS 7.0. If you are planning to upgrade to vSphere 5.5, there are a couple things to know. The plugin does not work in 5.5 (new or upgraded) installations. I built a new vSphere 5.5 installation, and the plugin loaded fine.  But… When attempting to configure the credentials for the OneFS 7.0 cluster you are connecting to, the authorization tool fails to operate properly. In…

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