For all that voted on the “2013 Top VMware & Virtualization Blogs” – I’m very proud to be in the top 10 in the number 5 spot!
There are a ton of really, really great blogs out there, and these are one of the best ways to get info out, share, and contribute to the community. I’d strongly encourage people to check them out. You can see the full list here.
I want to give a special shout out to Cormac Hogan, whose blog is here. While Duncan Epping is the king of the hill (and authors a killer blog – yellow-bricks), Cormac really came out swinging over the last year, and while it might be my storage bias, I don’t think that captures the awesomeness of his blog. Cormac is posting with quality, frequency, and detail.
To all who voted, thank you, and those that voted for me, thank you. I know that my blog has slowed down – my new gig has a tendency to swamp a little :-) The EMC SE team is enormous (about 4000 EMCers), and I’ve got a lot of balls in the air – I feel a personal responsibility to each and everyone of those EMCers and EMC partners.
THAT SAID – I’m passionate about being open, blogging, and sharing with the community – so damn the torpedoes, I will find a way to keep it up!!!
A couple quick hits:
- I’m hearing enough issues with the VAAI NFS plugin on VNX that I would recommend to folks that they check in before deploying it. Working it with engineering, will work to do a blog post when it’s confirmed fixed.
- The VNX Inyo MR1 update (more here), EMC introduced SMB 3.0 support. This is important to our Microsoft customers – particularly those using Hyper-V. The always awesome Karsten Bott has done some blog posts on it here:
- There was an interesting internal thread with Duncan and the VPLEX engineering folks wondering about VPLEX and the new extended 10ms limits on vmotion. There was a tested solution with VPLEX at the 10ms limit that I talked about here. The testing only included the VM HA test harness, and not vMotion – so there’s a grey zone around this. It works, but not officially tested/certified. Not to worry – the EMC and VMware teams are testing it officially now.