Direct Attach iSCSI – Are we moving close to the Convergence or going far from Scalability?

Some time back I wrote an article about Scalable Direct Attach 3Par Storage with HP Virtual Connect which is an upcoming revolution in the Blade system and it’s direct attach in nature. While it is going to give you boost in Continue reading Direct Attach iSCSI – Are we moving close to the Convergence or going far from Scalability?

Multipathing within a Multisite Cluster – A Design Constraint

HP P4000 Multi-Site SANs enable vSphere 4 clusters to be stretched across locations to provide multi-site VMotion, HA (High Availability), DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler), and FT. Multi-Site SAN configurations use synchronous replication in the underlying SAN to create a single Continue reading Multipathing within a Multisite Cluster – A Design Constraint

Adaptive Load Balancing or LACP – Finding the sweet spot

Adaptive Load Balancing combines the benefits of the increased bandwidth of 802.3ad with the network redundancy of Active-Passive. Both NICs are made active and they can be connected to different switches, no additional configuration on physical switch level is needed. Continue reading Adaptive Load Balancing or LACP – Finding the sweet spot

I/O block size for VMware with P4000

I was answering few questions lately in our internal group email distribution regarding few topics based on iSCSI Storage backed. There was a interesting topic came up and I could not resist myself to make it a article. Here is Continue reading I/O block size for VMware with P4000

Buffer config on HPN Switches with P4000

Few days back there was an internal discussion started around the buffer config on the HPN Switches; mainly on E3500, E5400 & E6600 for the iSCSI ports connected to the P4500 G2. I am revisiting this matter again with the Continue reading Buffer config on HPN Switches with P4000