Changed Block Tracking (CBT) is a great feature introduced in ESXi 4.0, that effectively brought incremental backup technology to our virtual machines. Third parties were able to leverage this so backups would only require the processing of blocks that have changed rather than all blocks. This saved inordinate amounts of time, Continue Reading
EMC Recoverpoint+VMware SRM – ‘discover Arrays’ failed.
Version check: Recoverpoint 4.0.2, SRA 2.2.0 and SRM 5.5
I noticed this little gem today whilst in the process of adjusting some SRM documentation and grabbing some screenshots; I hadn’t received any alerts so didn’t think it was a major issue, but sounded like it’s the sort of error that may be annoying during execution Continue Reading
Heads up !! – EMC VNX1 Users – Potential Outage
My ever reliable EMC TAM emailed me recently to give me a heads up regarding a potential issue with one of our VNX arrays. This particular array was overdue for an upgrade anyway, but has special change control requirements. It affects VNX1 series arrays that have particular 300GB & 600GB Continue Reading
vSphere 6 Release Candidate – Out now (Beta only)
http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2014/10/vsphere-6-0-rc-now-live.html It’s here…or is it. The above link went live and was then pulled, the explanation being that the vSPhere 6.0 RC is available, but ONLY for BETA program members. Regardless, the features and improvements listed are worthy of being posted; •Quality: Improved overall quality of the product, increased Continue Reading