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vSphere Customization Specification Manager Bug

I've been working at a client the past few weeks and one of my tasks was to begin the process of upgrading their infrastructure to vSphere 5.  As we all know, the first step is to upgrade vCenter.  So I walked through the upgrade across all…

Hitachi has gone 3D and it's good!

As many of you have already heard this morning, Hitachi has announced their new Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) and the software that goes along with it.  It's a pretty exciting time for the Hitachi folks as most new product launches are.  Having seen and actually used…

The Three Design Decisions - Choose Two

Someone on Twitter made a comment about a replication solution being expensive.  That particular solution is expensive, but I think that expense is relative to the problem you're trying to solve.  Something I always tell my customers when designing solutions is "You can have availability, performance, or…

The New EMC is Pretty Impressive...

I had an opportunity to sit in a day long meeting with EMC and a customer last week. We did a walkthrough of the customers current environment and how we can simplify the overall environment to enable the customer to move to a more nimble, simplistic architecture. The customer has…

Migrating from ESX 3.5 to vSphere and ESXi

I posted a tweet yesterday about a migration and upgrade I was doing and received a couple replies asking to let them know how everything goes. I decided to create a blog post for everyone to read rather than replying in 140 character tweets. =) Background: This customer has a very…

Nigel has left the building...

It is a sad, but happy day for me. Nigel, one of the first bloggers here on rupturedmonkey.com is moving on. And it's about time! ;) He has created his own blog over at http://blog.nigelpoulton.com. His posts over there will be deep dives into technology products that…

USP-V and Hitachi High Availability Manager

Well there has been a lot of confusion the past couple days about the latest announcement from HDS about clustering of the USP-V.  I hope to clear up some of the technical details with this post, but I'm sure there will be some questions that remain.First, lets talk…