Archive for the Tag SMVI
Posted by richswain in Oct 27, 2009, under Videos
I have been asked about the VMware SRM tool a few times this week and its already Tuesday. Netapp has published a great demo on you tube that goes through the process of protecting the VMware environment. SRM allows VMware administrators to automate and test the disaster recovery strategy.
The main question people are asking is how do we know the DR site data is going to work when we really need it. For most customers I have suggested using the flex clone technology that allows you to clone a volume from a snapshot. This cloned volume does not take any more space from the N series system which allows you to create multiple copies of the volume if needed.
SRM automates this process of snapmirroring the virtual machines and the creation of the cloned VMs. Here is a great video of the tool and how it works.
For more information about SMVI, Snapmirror and flexclones, go to the IBM N series page
Posted by richswain in Oct 26, 2009, under Event
Event at the NYC Netapp office. Gain perspective on the business and architectural considerations required to support an end-to-end,
virtualized data center. Learn more about how the IBM N Series Storage uniquely compliments vSphere environments. Understand how the proven technologies such as deduplication, thin provisioning and snapshot can significantly reduce the amount of storage needed in a virtual environment while enhancing performance and streamlining administration.
Sponsered by IBM, Netapp, VMware and Brocade
The Virtualized Dynamic Data Center
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 Virtualized Dynamic Data Center Presentation
Breakout Sessions: Cloud Computing, Brocade,
IBM System X
Wine Tasting Reception
100 Park Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, New York -
Posted by richswain in Sep 19, 2009, under Videos
Pretty cool demo of doing a file level restore from a clone using a mounted snapshot. I could see this being useful for storage admins that want to get out of doing restores for those other admins. Simply send them an email with the link and let them do their own restore.