Category Archive: storage

Yet another reason to move your VDI to Windows 8

Yesterday I published a blog post entitled “Why you should move your VDI to Windows 8” comparing different versions of Windows during IDLE and Login process. One of my readers (John Hardman) suggested that I also should measure disk IO commands issued from multiple Windows OS during boot time. What I found in the additional test is …

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Nutanix is sponsoring premiere sessions of Star Trek Into Darkness

This is just a quick note to say that Nutanix is sponsoring premiere sessions of 2013, Star Trek Into Darkness all over the country (USA). To register to one of the sessions just click on the link here.  I have already registered for Santa Clara, CA. Here is the movie trailer.   This article was first …

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View VSA Recompose Time Issue & Workaround

The View Storage Accelerator (aka VSA or CBRC) feature is part of vSphere 5 and later and is used by VMware View. VSA helps to address some of the performance bottlenecks and the increase storage cost for VDI. CBRC is a 100% host-based RAM-Based caching solution that helps to reduce read IOs issued to the …

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