Tag Archives: vSphere

Updated Pure Storage FlashArray Best Practices Checker for vSphere (v5)

I’m happy to announce that I’ve updated the Pure Storage Best Practices Checker for VMware vSphere. If you aren’t familiar with the Best Practices Checker, it is a PowerShell script that will look at a vSphere environment and check each vSphere Host to ensure it is properly configured when connected to FlashArray. I was introduced… Read More »

Configuring the EMC Isilon NAS VAAI Plugin for vSphere 5.0/5.1

Isilon OneFS 7.0 has been out for a couple months.  OneFS 7.0 has brought some additional features to Isilon, particularly toward VMware vSphere support. I blogged about VASA support in another article: Configuring the EMC Isilon VASA Provider. This article is going to focus on how to configure the NFS VAAI Plugin for Isilon when… Read More »

How does vSphere recognize an Isilon NFS Datastore when using a SmartConnect Zone Name?

As one of the more Isilon-centric vSpecialists at EMC, I see a lot of questions about leveraging Isilon NFS in vSphere environments.  Most of them are around the confusion of how SmartConnect works and the load balancing/distribution it provides. Not too long ago, a question arose around mounting NFS exports from an Isilon cluster, and… Read More »