In the previous Future Storage System articles, we’ve covered the basic hardware foundation for what I envision to be a powerful future-oriented storage solution for the commercial midrange. However, as you’re probably aware, hardware is meaningless without software to provide the operational capabilities that are needed to mange information. In this article, I will focus on a general design for an extensible software layer (an OS) that will provide future-oriented capability expansion as well as robust analytics, capabilities, and integration with business continuity principles. As always, please reference the diagram below.
I get asked a lot of questions regarding VMWare setup, etc. and I thought I’d take the time to push this out to the front page on the blog.
This is for Virtual Infrastructure 3: 3.5 Update 2/3:
Main Documentation Page:
Quick Start Guide:
Basic Systems Admin Guide:
Virtual Center Installation Guide:
Virtual Machine Backup Guide:
Server Config Guide:
iSCSI and Fibre Config Guides: