SoftLayer local disk performance SATA/vSAN/SSD

SoftLayer local disk performance SATA/vSAN/SSD What disk performance you can expect from local drives in Softlayer with VMware vSphere6, vSAN & local SATA or SSD drives? This article is here to help you see and decide if performance will be enough for your needs. I have 3 hosts with: hardware … Continue reading

Updated: Building vSphere 6 with VSAN on IBM Softlayer: Part 4 – Configuring VSAN on Softlayer

UPDATED(24.02.2016): Driver version changed, additional details added. UPDATED(12.07.2016): Driver changed. VMware KB added Updated(28.07.2016): Softlayer automated Firmware Update method added. Update(03.02.2017): It looks like new servers ordered from Softlayer come with proper megaraid driver preinstalled. Please check if that’s the case for you, before making changes. Update(26.04.2017): If you are an IBMer building … Continue reading

vSphere 6.0 whats new – Updated

Update 1.4.2015 : added vSphere Data Protection, updated vSphere Replication, corrected host max VMs, added VVOL details vSphere 6.0 is out since 2nd of February 2015 lets see whats new: 1. Compute Features the new virtual hardware ‘version 11’ 128 vCPUs (64 vCPU with 5.5) 4TB of RAM (NUMA aware) (1TB … Continue reading