Category Archives: General

Expanding Storage on a Cohesity Virtual Edition Appliance

I have had my Cohesity Virtual Edition appliance in my lab for a couple of months. It has been happily protecting my virtual machines, but its storage has become rather full. I did setup cloud tiering, which allowed least recently … Continue reading

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Operational Simplicity Rules! Updating Is Important

One of the central ideas of Hyperconverged and almost any modern IT infrastructure product is simplicity. This simplicity of deployment is great; it delivers fast time to value. Simplicity in operation is even more critical as it keeps the cost … Continue reading

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Active Directory Authentication for My Cohesity Cluster

I am continuing to learn about Cohesity and share my learnings with you. This week I added my Cohesity cluster to Active Directory so that I could use AD accounts to manage the platform rather than the built-in account. The … Continue reading

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Multi-cluster Management as a Service with Cohesity

I am surprised that we do not have more SaaS-based management platforms, ever since Cloud Physics launched in 2013 it has made sense to me that SaaS was a great model for managing infrastructure. All of the usual SaaS benefits … Continue reading

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Community at vForum Sydney

I have an off/on relationship with vForum Sydney. I first attended the event when it was called TSX in 2007, right at the start of my time teaching VMware training courses. Back then there were a couple of hundred people … Continue reading

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Monitoring Data Translation As a Service – Blue Medora

We all like the idea of a single pane of glass system monitoring, but the reality is that often monitoring data is siloed away in a bunch of different tools that do not speak to each other, not even the … Continue reading

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Public Cloud – Extend your Storage

There is definitely a divide between what is possible with on-premises IT infrastructure and what is possible with public cloud services. On-premises infrastructure is finite, dedicated, under our direct control, and paid for up front even if we don’t use … Continue reading

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Cohesity DataPlatform Virtual Edition Deployment Walk Through Video

I’ve just started working with Cohesity and have made a video of my first deployment of the Cohesity DataPlatform Virtual Edition. I had been through the OVA deployment and configuration, but this was my first ever hands-on time with the … Continue reading

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Is Your Backup Platform Now a Data Management Platform?

There seems to be a fashion to rename your backup product as a data management product. I think that there are significant differences between data protection and data management, some products are not merely being renamed but are fundamentally different. … Continue reading

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PyVmomi for VM Resource Controls

This is the fourth article in my series about using PyVmomi for VM build automation from Linux. In the earlier posts, we connected to vCentre, created a VM, and added SCSI controllers and drives to the VM. The VMs I … Continue reading

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