Hello everyone, In this blog post we will walk through the health check options available with vSAN 6.7. vSAN includes around 50+ automated health checks (as of now) which monitors and tells you how your HCI infrastructure is doing. You also have the option to perform an online health test which downloads the new health…… Continue reading vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 1
BGP Load sharing and Unequal Cost Load sharing
Hi everyone, in this blog post we will walk through how to enable eBGP Equal Cost Multipathing (ECMP) and Unequal Cost multipathing. This comes into play when you are multihomed to different ISPs (AS’s). By default, BGP is not designed to perform load balancing, but it can be configured to do so. BGP will always…… Continue reading BGP Load sharing and Unequal Cost Load sharing
Getting Started with BigData as a Service with Bluedata EPIC Private Cloud – Part 2
Hello everyone, this is Part 2 of my post on “Getting Started with BDaaS Private Cloud”. Part 1 is available at the below link, in case you need to have a walkthrough. https://serveritpro.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/getting-started-with-bigdata-as-a-service-with-bluedata-epic-private-cloud-part-1/ In this post I will cover the below areas: Managing Host Tags for virtual cluster affinity. Adding Worker Hosts to the Platform…… Continue reading Getting Started with BigData as a Service with Bluedata EPIC Private Cloud – Part 2
Getting Started with BigData as a Service with Bluedata EPIC Private Cloud – Part 1
Hello everyone, this is part 1 of my 2 part series on building your BigData as a Service Private Cloud infrastructure with Bluedata EPIC. In this part, we will go through the below: More details on BDaaS with Bluedata EPIC is available on http://www.bluedata.com Prerequisites BDaaS EPIC Prechecks Where can I get the prechecks script?…… Continue reading Getting Started with BigData as a Service with Bluedata EPIC Private Cloud – Part 1
Heterogeneous Storage and Archival with HDFS
Hello everyone, in this post we will look at implementing storage tiers in our Hadoop HDFS cluster. This feature has been supported since Hadoop v2.3, and has gained a huge popularity at present, especially when companies doesn’t want to invest heavily on compute and storage to handle COLD Data. Storage tiering gives us the flexibility…… Continue reading Heterogeneous Storage and Archival with HDFS
AD Certificate Services Migration – How to do with suitable regression plans? When the CA name matches the hostname?
There are few complications for doing a “migration” of CA role as the old CA name matches with the server hostname. I’ve faced this and after referring Tech articles and chatting few tech guys, I’ve successfully achieved this, so thought to blog this, and might be helpful to someone. The simple scenario below is a…… Continue reading AD Certificate Services Migration – How to do with suitable regression plans? When the CA name matches the hostname?
Walkthrough – Dell Powervault MD 1200
Hello everyone, I just got to work on a daisy chain unified setup with Dell Powervault MD 1200, it was an interesting experience,so I thought to blog it. Configuration Compute : 3 x Dell Poweredge R720 with dual Perc H810 HBA cards . Storage : 4 x Dell Powervault MD1200 with dual Enclosure Management Modules (EMM),…… Continue reading Walkthrough – Dell Powervault MD 1200
Switch Embedded Teaming to replace the traditional NIC Teaming for Hyper-V
Today I tested a very nice feature available with Windows Server 2016, called Switch Embeddded Teaming (SET), so I thought to blog this. Before (With Windows Server 2012 R2) Windows Server 2012 introduced the support for RDMA NICs for higher throughput by utilizing the full capabilities of SMB 3.0 including SMB direct and SMB multichannel…… Continue reading Switch Embedded Teaming to replace the traditional NIC Teaming for Hyper-V
Storage Performance benchmarking
When it comes to designing a storage solution for your compute cluster, the main areas to consider are capacity and performance benchmarking. Performance benchmarking should be done at both storage level and at network level. At storage level, we deal primarily with what is known as IOPS – Read IOPS and write IOPS. Storage Level – RAID…… Continue reading Storage Performance benchmarking
MultiSite Stretched Cluster with Server 2016 TP5
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