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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