EMC Unity Datastore “not available in the VMware Hypervisor”

Recently, when creating the first VMFS datastore on an EMC storage array, I received and error stating that “the specified disk is not available in the VMware hypervisor”.  Though the VMFS datastore was successfully created on the array, the error occurred when trying to assign permissions to the vSphere hosts themselves. In this particular circumstance, …

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5 Questions with…..Jonathan Adair – Sr. Systems Engineer – Nutanix

Some time ago, I mentioned to Adam that I thought it would be fun to do a "5 Questions with....." interview with partners that we meet and/or customers we work with as we are constantly meeting and working with interesting people.   The plan is to start the interview with a basic introductory question, then dig …

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Virtual Volumes on SolidFire

We recently installed a Solidfire cluster in one of our multi-tenant environments.  I figured it would be a good idea to test the use of Virtual Volumes (VVols), since SolidFire touts easy integration for VVol use.  SolidFire has a great VVols configuration guide, so I used that as a jumping off point.  First of all, …

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