Storage

Review: Zerto Replication for VMware

Recently we’ve visited the Storage Expo (http://www.storage-expo.nl/), to get the latest news on storage and related products. There we visited the stand of Zerto and got a demo of Zerto’s Virtual Replication for VMware product, which looked very promising, but of course we had to test that for ourself in our robertverdam.nl labs.

This article gives a short overview of the installation and configuration process and what you can do with the product once the replications are set-up.

 

Topology

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Zerto Virtual Replication needs a routed connection between both sites which isn’t NAT’ed, so we created a OpenVPN connection between two of our lab sites (Lab Verdam & Lab Hagoort). To be exact, we’ve created two tunnels, one from Lab Verdam to a OpenVPN server running on a machine hosted on a DigitalOcean droplet (as a VPN concentrator) and one from Lab Hagoort to this same VPN concentrator.

VMworld, here we come!

The moment is getting closer and closer, Niels & Robert are attending VMworld Barcelona 2014 (13-16 oct.)! We’re really looking forward to meeting all you vRockstars in person and learn everything there is to know about the new features vendors like PernixData, Nutanix, Cisco and ofcourse VMware  are presenting on VMworld Europe and provide you with this information on our blog.

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In this article we’ll give a short overview of sessions we think everybody should attend and why.

Deploy Native FC on Cisco Nexus 55xx

This article gives you a short walkthrough of configuring native FC (simple single fabric configuration) on the Cisco Nexus 55xx platform. Hope you find this useful to get a quick overview of how to configure it in your environment. Feel free to post comments, questions or any additions. If you need any help on a more advanced configuration please yell.

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