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ESXi: Learning The Hard Way

They say that you learn the most when you make mistakes and things go wrong.  Well, last night I certainly must have learned a lot.  What started as a simple physical re-organisation of my hardware turned into a rebuild of my production VMware ESXi server – finishing at 1am.  Here’s what happened. Failing Disk I started by shutting down and ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Is 2010 The Year for iSCSI or FCoE? Place Your Bets!

It’s pretty traditional to start the year looking at what will be prevalent in the coming 12 months.  In this opinion article, I will discuss whether we’ll see the prevalence of iSCSI or FCoE and what we can expect, looking back this time in 2011. History and Background on iSCSI iSCSI as a concept was first developed by IBM in ... Read More »

Virtualisation: Windows Blob Storage vs Amazon S3

This post is a guest posting from Jerry Huang from Gladinet and discusses the differences between Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure and the Amazon S3 platform.   This month, Microsoft transitioned Windows Azure Platform from public preview mode to full production mode. Azure Storage is part of the Azure Platform and competes directly with Amazon S3. It is great news for cloud storage consumers ... Read More »

Virtualisation: How To – Accessing DroboPro Dashboard With iSCSI

In my first review of the DroboPro, I was somewhat disappointed that I couldn’t access the ‘Pro from the Drobo Dashboard when the device is serving out iSCSI LUNs across the IP connection.  This restriction is a serious flaw, as it requires taking the DroboPro down and off the network in order to connect to a PC running the Drobo ... Read More »

How To: Accessing DroboPro Dashboard With iSCSI

In my first review of the DroboPro, I was somewhat disappointed that I couldn’t access the ‘Pro from the Drobo Dashboard when the device is serving out iSCSI LUNs across the IP connection.  This restriction is a serious flaw, as it requires taking the DroboPro down and off the network in order to connect to a PC running the Drobo ... Read More »

Personal Computing: Can Drobo Dashboard Manage Multiple Drobos?

This is a problem that’s been on my mind for some time; can the Drobo Dashboard see more than one device at the same time?  Well, it turns out the answer is yes. At first my thought was that it wasn’t possible for the Drobo Dashboard to manage more than one device.  Currently I have a Drobo connected into a ... Read More »