Pure Storage Evolve Highlights Video

In 2013, I was fortunate to be a guest speaker at Pure Storage‘s first EVOLVE conference. I had a great time talking about how their solid state storage dramatically improved my employer’s infrastructure in terms of stability and performance. EVOLVE 2014 is in the works, and will again take place immediately after VMworld 2014. It […]

Pure Storage and Round Robin

Yesterday, Pure Storage support and I performed a non-disruptive upgrade of the operating system (called Purity) that runs the controllers for our solid state SAN (storage area network). Prior to the upgrade, Pure Storage support wanted to confirm that all of our LUNs were configured to use Round Robin. Specifically, their “VMware ESXi 5.1 Best […]

Enabling VAAI functionality in ESXi via PowerCLI

This article provides steps to enable the vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) functionality in ESXi via PowerCLI. You may want to enable these specific VAAI features if your storage arrays support these hardware acceleration features and are responding correctly to VAAI primitives. My Environment I help manage an IBM V7000 and a Pure Storage […]