One of the things that the Dell MD Storage Manager is a progress indicator for rebuild operations or any actions at all really, it’s fairly simple to do, but you have to use the command line tool SMcli.exe that comes with MD Storage Manager. First navigate to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\MD Storage Software\MD Storage Manager\client Then […]
With the release of Cisco’s new network simulation software (calling it this is a huge injustice) looming around the corner, just a brief taster of why you need Cisco VIRL for your home lab (also – latest info suggests it’s free for individuals!): Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
It’s the time for another VMWare public beta, bound by NDA but there are some VERY exciting features! Sign up here. Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
Multi-NIC vMotion is a no-brainer configuration for performance: Faster maintenance mode operations Better DRS load balance operations Overall reduction in lead time of a manual vMotion process. It was introduced in vSphere 5.0 and has improved in v5.5 – so let’s get into how to configure it (we’ll be using the vSphere Web Client because […]
It’s fairly straight forward to update your Horizon Workspace vApp to the latest (this is an out-of-hours update due to downtime): Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
So after the last one met it’s fate fairly quickly due to a number of tuning problems I set about rebuilding the engine again, this is what happened: Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
I have been deploying a VDI solution recently based on the fantastic VMWare Horizon Suite, one of the important points of deploying the Horizon View component of this is making it highly available and accessible from the outside for on-the-road users. The best way I have found to load-balance incoming connections (both internally and externally) […]
In Part 1 we got the prerequisites sorted out for the HA (removed all PPPoE or DHCP address assignment from the FG boxes and VLANed a switch to split the inputs between both boxes). Part 2 is considerably easier, the cabling had been done for the VLANs now we had to designate 2x ports as […]
I recently set up 2x Fortigate 200B units to run in HA Active/Active mode, this posed a number of challenges: HA doesn’t work if any interfaces use PPPoE or have an address assigned via DHCP How do I effectively split our network communications between both units? Challenge 1 The main problem was that both the […]
Fortigate units (the big ones at least) come configured in what is called “switch mode” meaning it groups a number of interfaces together and makes them act as a switch, serves DHCP over these interfaces, etc. Most companies don’t like to use this – instead if we want to up our throughput for a given […]