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Toronto VMUG: May 23rd, 2013 Event Recap and Private Cloud Presentation

It was a beautiful sunny morning in Toronto and a great day for a VMUG meeting! May 23rd brought the first VMUG meeting of the spring here and the audience showed that they were ready to show some community love today. There were two great vendors here for the session which were Tintri and Veeam, followed by yours truly with …

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OpenStack Lab on VMware Workstation – Adding Cinder volume features

Now that we have our OpenStack lab up and running, we want to click around and kick the tires on all of the features. One of the first things that we will find is that the All-In-One is really an “almost” All-In-One. What I mean by that, is that there are services available which aren’t configured, and require a little …

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PowerCLI – Enabling or Disabling VAAI in a vSphere Cluster

There are limited cases where you would need to do this, but since I’m a huge proponent for scripting anything I do, here is a programmatic (and quick) way to enable or disable VAAI functionality for your vSphere clusters. Why Disable VAAI? The first thing you are asking of course, is why on earth would we do this? In vSphere …

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Event Recap: HP Storage Summit 2013 Toronto

Today was the HP Storage Summit presentation at the Carlu here in Toronto. It was an exciting event with a real focus on partner networking and about the roadmap of the HP Storage leadership team. I’ll start by saying that I was clearly under-dressed for the event :). It seems that the corporate focus drove the dress code up. There …