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I'm a Product Manager with a primary focus on VMware, Networking and Storage. Have a closet love affair with the BSD's. Love's Beer.

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I'm a Product Manager with a primary focus on VMware, Networking and Storage. Have a closet love affair with the BSD's. Love's Beer.


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This is my take on Yet another VMware Lab. There are numerous VMware lab options one can choose from now such as the Intel NUC, Super Micro Xeon-D, or old server off ebay. I mainly wanted this to do some nested virtualization testing and my 16GB Laptop just wa…

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Today I upgraded my VMware PowerCLI installation to 6.5.2 using the new PowerShell Gallery installation method. I found the installation method straight forward and inline with other module installations. The move to the Powershell Gallery is defiantly a move…

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When graphs lie, or hey don't believe what we are showing you.

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We are inundated with information in the IT field. One way to help understand this data is by representing it in the forms of graphs. This allows for a visual representation of the data and allows identifying trends easier. However, there is an old saying in I…

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What are PSZTX and PSZRX in esxtop

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Recently I was reviewing potential dropped packets in one of our VMware IaaS clusters. The first tool I turn to in these cases is esxtop as it the source of truth. To my surprise two new columns appear in the network interactive screen PSZTX and PSZRX. A quick…

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iSCSI 3Par Bug

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Recently we came across a paticular nasty bug in one of our HPE 3Par SANs. We present LUNs out via FC and iSCSI from this particular 3Par array as a transition from iSCSI to FC. One day we came in to this array experiancing unusally high services times and hig…

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Dell M8024-K Limits iSCSI

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Life is full of limiting factors that we take as given's on a daily basis. Some limits are well know while others are not. Your car can drive only so many miles before you need to fill up. The roll of toilet paper has only so many sheets. However, in both scen…