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My Tour of Duty is up. Time for a new assignment.

My Tour of Duty is up. Time for a new assignment.

In November of 2010, I announced that, after 15 years, would be leaving the customer side & joining the ranks of “Chad’s Army.” Since joining EMC, I’ve grown & learned more than I could have imagined. Going through vSpecialist on-boarding, at least from a mentally challenging perspective, seemed similar to basic training.  The camaraderie that I have had with all of my vSpecialist brothers & sisters is very similar to what I had with my military family. We knew that…

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EMC CTO Office Survey & Giveaway – Make your voice heard!

EMC CTO Office Survey & Giveaway – Make your voice heard!

EMC is always working on cool things.  To ensure that our solutions and services are meeting the needs of our customers, we always welcome feedback and gather research from our customers and non-customers. As this industry changes, the data that we collect, helps us better meet the application and workload needs of our customers.  To be successful, we need your help. The EMC CTO Office has developed a survey, which is less than 10 minutes long, to collect some basic information around Data…

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Where do I go for EMC & Open source scripts/tools/etc?

Where do I go for EMC & Open source scripts/tools/etc?

As a former application developer (sort of) and an administrator/architect before coming to EMC, I constantly wrote code, scripts, and anything I could do to make my life easier.  I always kept my stash of code, but I never had all the pieces I needed, and would go looking for code samples, or prewritten code, when I needed it. I remember being given some tasks 20 years ago, where I had to automate some authentication processes on a Slackware Linux…

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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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